Touring Cars Production Car Racing (GT4, CTSCC, PWC GTS/TC, MX-5 Cup, etc)

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    So what rules have changed in PWC's GTS class to suddenly start attracting all of this exotic machinery? Im hearing of Maserati's, Evora's and the Genesis but feel like the class has typically been Camaro's, Mustang's, Vantage's and Cayman's with the pair of Optima's thrown in.

    Is being in their own races part of it?
     
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    Probably. That and the GT4 "cup" Maserati and the GT4 Evora fit in perfectly.
     
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    Soooooooo the touring car class in Pirelli World Challenge is some very entertaining stuff! That last minute crash between the Civic and FR-S was a surprise. I like how they are more like gladiators than higher end series, since contact rules are relaxed, and the cars can take a hit or three! I was also surprised that they didn't bring out a SC to retrieve the bumper from the Civic! They just left it out on the track! Granted, I've seen similar things before in the other PWC races, but this seem a little extreme.

    And finally, the track limits weren't enforced at all, with dozens of drivers driving right over the kerbs coming out of the hairpin going on the front straight. Didn't see any shortcutting at the Corkscrew though. I definitely remember seeing that a in the last Moto GP race at Laguna.
     
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    Quite lax on the track limits in the CTSCC race today it seems.
     
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    Old school
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    I present to you, the BMW M4 GT4.
     
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    Wonder if that will make it to the states.

    For those that don't know, I think it's already confirmed that the Cayman GT4 will be used in CTSCC GS class next year. Also, since Nissan no longer sells the Altima Coupe, they are switching to 370Z's in the PWC Touring class next year, which I don't agree with. Get some Sentra's out there!
     
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    Agreed, the 370Z should be in the GTS class. Although if it's bone stock, I guess it does match up against MX5s, Toybarus, and such.

    What Nissan need to do is make an S16 :p
     
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    Not gonna happen really, but I would possibly expect an entry level Z car with a turbo 4 which would basically be the same thing-ish. :p
     
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    The rather wet conditions in the CTSCC race right now are making for one slightly boring race.
     
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    Thought I'd inject some life into this original thread
    http://m.speedcafe.com/2015/11/02/bathurst-6-hour-draws-50-early-entries/

     
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    CJ Wilson Racing (who usually runs Mazda Miata's in in the Touring Class) will be running two Cayman GT4 Clubsports in the GS class next year for CTSCC.

    [​IMG]
     
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    How did I miss this thread?
     
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    Is that the livery they'll be using? I like the look of that :tup:

    I think it's funny how during the U.S. GP, Hamilton was asked a question about getting more US athletes to take notice of F1, and use their celebrity status to help raise interest levels in F1, and in motorsport in general. It seems as though no one in that interview room was aware of CJ's accomplishments as a team owner, or that he even existed. Can't think of a better American pro athlete who could help raise interest in motorsport. It's sad how so many people involved with F1 seem to have blinders on to the fact that F1 is just one form of racing. While F1 may be the peak, it's the top step of a ladder who's foundations are all other forms of racing. In the long run, I think F1 would do well for itself to take those blinders off. I realize people like CJ aren't very common, but he's also not a unicorn :lol:


    Rant finished :). Really looking forward to CTSCC next year. The GS field seems to be shaping up nicely: New Mustangs, more Porsches, plus the Z28s and 370Zs (I really want to see Nissan take a win this year!!), it should be an exciting year :tup:
     
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    Well the GS class participation has been steadily dropping, so hopefully they can get more than 12 cars on the grid next year.
     
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    I know the grid was smaller than in previous years, but is there anyone from last year who is backing out for 2016?
     
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    Stevenson Camaro's, they are going to IMSA with Audi.
     
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    Fall Line also seems unsure of their plans.
     
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    Rumored to be planning on purchasing an M6 GT3 for GTD aren't they?
     
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    Pretty sure the question(assuming you're reffering to the press conference that also included Rossi)was more about how to get more African-Americans interested in motorsports.
     
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