Touring Cars 2019 Touring Car discussion - WTCC, BTCC etc

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by 05XR8, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. R1600Turbo

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    Why would one of the Alfas be running a Mazda sponsorship? :confused:
     
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    It has to do with the driver. He has a relationship with that dealership. Doesn't make sense to me, but if they're giving money, I guess Alfa must not have a problem with it.
     
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    Haven't seen any of the practice sessions or qualifying. But just looking at the results, what happened to the Peugeot? Read it was having electrical problems yesterday. Have they retired it for the weekend?
     
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    Parts are being flown in to have it ready for Sunday.
     
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    Was hoping it was a sign.... ;)

    Also, rumors of a Veloster N joining the field next year?
     
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    Yeah. I caught about the Veloster. Plenty on the road here too.

    About the Mazdas, I wouldn't be surprised if MARC Cars got a call. We'll see. Daytona needs to hurry up.

    Shame for Chelsea to get shunted. Was finally getting to see what she could do.
     
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    Missed the start but caught the replay of that, during the safety car period. Big hit on the passengers door. :crazy: Heimgartner continues to have no luck in this series.
     
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    Truly bizarre for the whole crew. Can't even win for losing.
     
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    Seems like drivers were saving their car. 2 cars have already been smashed out of this weekend in Jim Ka To and Gordon Shedden.
     
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    That was a good first season of racing. Good to see multiple winners through the year. Hope the racing gets better and more reliability for 2020. ARG have the events sorted.
     
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    Multiple winners and I heard Greg Rust mention during the first race that O'Keefe was the only driver to claim multiple pole positions? Shows how even the series has been. Hopefully we get more of that next year.
     
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    https://autoaction.com.au/2019/11/17/new-tcr-marques-gaining-interest-for-australia
     
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    Oh wow
     
  17. R1600Turbo

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    ETCR then?
     
  18. 05XR8

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    Most likely. That's SEAT, Hyundai and Audi(Audi won't be making a new TCR either) in ETCR as well. SEAT look to still be making a new TCR though.
     
  19. 05XR8

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    Just do it

     
  20. DG_Silva

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    Yummy! Give us this as a road going car!
     
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    Love those Q50s.
     
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    While this will be good financially for the series I feel it won't be as good for us the viewer. Camera work will probably improve, but it's the adverts and being a step closer to time certain races that I hate about being linked to the more commercial TV stations.

    Edit: It was as great event out at The Bend, and because of the low attendance numbers it was even better for me (wheelchairs suck in crowded areas).

    We were allowed up to the roof too :D

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  25. R1600Turbo

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    One thing I'm unsure of is online streaming for the global audience. Am I no long going to be able to watch the races?
     
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    Hopefully for you guys it'll still be streamed on TCR TV.
     
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    Wait do you use a wheelchair?
     
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    Yep, check out the quote below. I used to get around okayish with a prosthetic leg but a few knee replacements later on my good leg (I use that term very loosely) and I'm pretty much a full timer now. But still, it could be a lot worse :)


     
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    That's an interesting modification. I also use a wheelchair but it's electric and weighs about 190KG... That's not even with me in it:lol: I have a chronic muscle condition which severely limits my movement. It also effects my lungs and my heart, which isn't ideal. But I'm doing well so don't worry!
     
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    :tup::)
     
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