Touring Cars 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship - Results and Talk

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Cap'n Jack, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. R1600Turbo

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    Meanwhile in the USA....

    *crickets*
     
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  2. prisonermonkeys

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    There's just not enough demand for a race right now. At least, not enough demand to overcome the expense of shipping everything across the Pacific. Right now, the only practical way of setting up a race seems to be to pair up with an established event or series and run it as a support event. Indycar would probably be best, but the series is probably a little bit unstable at the moment.
     
  3. TDZdave

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    Nascar at the Glen or Sonoma would be good options too,b
     
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  4. prisonermonkeys

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    Too limited by the NASCAR calendar. Indycar would be better, because there are more available rounds.
     
  5. TDZdave

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    Long Beach would be a good option, but that weekend is packed
     
  6. prisonermonkeys

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    Boston could work if it proves popular. The Grand Prix of Indianapolis would be an option if there is a demand for established circuits.
     
  7. TheBook

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    Indy's road course is 3.9km long though. If I remember correctly, doesn't V8SC have a 3.5km maximum rule outside of Bathurst?
     
  8. TDZdave

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    If they do then that's just silly,
     
  9. prisonermonkeys

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    It is, but they may be willing to make exceptions.
     
  10. R1600Turbo

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    The easiest and best move would be to use a circuit on the west coast. Long Beach was a great idea.
     
  11. familyipad31

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    V8 Supercars on Long Beach sounds great. But that won't happen.

    On another note, what does everyone think of HRT next year?
     
  12. 05XR8

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    I've not been to Laguna Seca but, that would be epic. Especially for television. The event would have to be alongside another event. Just like GTs at KLCity. Though, I'd prefer V8s trek to England or Germany first before Africa.
     
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  13. R1600Turbo

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    Laguna would also be epic, not sure if it meets the current FIA certification for safety though. Anyone know?
     
  14. Furi

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    Laguna be a no due to residents who hate noise.
     
  15. prisonermonkeys

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    Nothing.
     
  16. 05XR8

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    More of the same. However, JC qualifies and races hard. If he wasn't tripping over himself, he would have been dicing with Mostert for the title.

    http://formulaspy.com/formula-1/formula-1-news/fia-release-updated-list-of-circuit-grading-14553

    This update is as of June '15
    Says the licence expired June this year. It's probably renewed if they have the WSBK and GT3 races there.
     
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  17. Spacegoat

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    Hopefully more consistency from them. Walkinshaw will be much better off next year running just the two cars. The four car thing hasn't really worked for them since the HSV dealer team days.
     
  18. LumpiestFish

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    Courtney also would've had more of a chance if he wasn't taken by a rogue navy helicopter haha :lol:
     
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  19. familyipad31

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    Courtney and Mostert both had good consistent results, before they were in those unlucky incidents. Scott Pye and Nick Percat im pretty sure missed rounds of the championship too, which didnt help their points
     
  20. LumpiestFish

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    Scott missed one and Nick missed two, but with Scott driving a pretty undeveloped car for the first half of the year and Nick driving a pretty uncompetitive car for the whole year, they were never really going to get great results
     
  21. mustafur

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    If it was me I would want the V8s at Knock Hill with the BTCC Weekend.

    Chances of that ever happening in real though are less then zero.
     
  22. TDZdave

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    Any British track including the highly overrated Silverstone would be grand, but highly unlikely, in fact any greater western European circuit would great,
     
  23. 05XR8

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    Japan needs a race for sure. Nismo or a SuperGT weekend at Fuji or with F1 at Suzuka.
     
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    It's a condition of the "international series" status that the championship does not hold any races in Europe. Istanbul Park is about as close as they will get.
     
  25. TDZdave

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    I thought they could be anywhere in the world providing there isn't more then 4 international races in a calendar year
     
  26. 05XR8

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    Tighter schedule next year. Might be tough to hold another "demonstration" race. Plus, I wonder if this B12H/V8SC deal could help V8s get into Europe.
     
  27. prisonermonkeys

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    No, both restrictions apply - no more than four international races, and no races in Europe.
     
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    Even if he wasn't injured and didn't miss any events. I think Courtney would have finished 5th or 6th in the championship, at best. The HRT cars were far too inconsistent from race to race to be a serious threat.
     
  29. 05XR8

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    A little bit true but, Sandown and SMP. Jack proved the HRT was good enough. Courtney was up there at Darwin. Tander just wasn't dialed in.

    Put it this way, Whincup was way off pace and blitzed everyone at year's end. The #22 wasn't as bad as the #1.
     
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    Just did a quick search and found the relevant info. In a deal done at the beginning of 2011, the FIA allowed V8SC to upgrade from a National class to an International class.

    Tony Cochrane, then Executive Chairman quoted in Speedcafe.com, “Under the FIA ruling, we’ve agreed not to go anywhere west of longitude 30, which basically is Turkey,”

    According to CAMS, "So much has V8 Supercars’ international recognition grown in recent times the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has sanctioned it as an international series, paving the way for up to six offshore events in a calendar year."