Touring Cars Touring Car discussion - WTCC, BTCC etc

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  1. jake2013guy

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    Haha. Yes. Remember Monaco was on the TCR calendar for this year initially.
     
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    Best news today. WTCR looks fresh.
     
  5. jake2013guy

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    HOWEVER:
    150,000EUR and has to be a 2 car team for a season so no Duncan Ende 1 car team. According to Matt Neal, that's a pretty high entry fee.

    Going to 3 races with 2 qualifying sessions and reversing the top 10 from qualifying in the other. Just have 3 races where you qualify for race 1, reverse the top 10 for race 2 and the same again for race 3. In fairness, I did have the criticism of TCR as well regarding the grid reversal process.

    https://www.touringcars.net/2017/12/wtcr-feature-two-qualifying-sessions-three-races-2018


    Apparently, the cost of TCR (for 2 cars) was 80,000EUR and WTCC was 78,000EUR. DOUBLE THE COST!
     
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    This did seem pretty inevitable, but all I can say is: thank god for that.
     
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    The WTCC grids looked small the few times I've watched.
     
  8. jake2013guy

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    Correct. But doubling the entry cost per 2 car team is ridiculous. You want to increase the grids, don't jack up the price for teams to actually enter. As Martin Haven said, I wouldn't be surprised to see more teams looking towards series like the CTSCC, TCR UK or TCR Europe.
     
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    Formula One: Bet you I can design the worst new logo!

    World Touring Cars: Hold my beer.

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  10. jake2013guy

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    I thought that was a concept logo at first.
     
  11. 05XR8

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    Yeah, the TCR International thing is working so well. It"s a bit redundant to have "world" cup.
     
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  12. flip55

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    They... really didn't try there, did they?
     
  13. catamount39

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    I didn't realize three different types of font counted as a logo. :p
     
  14. MatskiMonk

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    Nice to see finally some sensible evolution in top line touring cars.

    In other news... DTM back and Brands in 2018... good stuff.
     
  15. Carbon_6

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    What program was used to make that, MS Paint? :odd:
     
  16. 05XR8

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    Looks like they copied the logo from the Astra
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  17. Jimlaad43

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    It's just the W from WTCC added to the TCR logo
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  18. flip55

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    No, we understand where it comes from. Not sure they could've been lazier if they tried.

    On a side note, is the YouTube streaming of TCR is going to continue? Or will it all be Eurosport who had the WTCC?
     
  19. jake2013guy

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    Eurosport own it so I expect it will be on Eurosport.
     
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    Well that's great news for us in the States... :/
     
  22. jake2013guy

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    See that's what I like non-geoblocked YouTube streams from a fan perspective and liked about TCIS. I could still watch races from 2015 or literally any TCIS race. Wish other series did it.
     
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    Love this, Can't wait to see who will have the most manufacturers in any series.
     
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  25. jake2013guy

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    And the WTCC is laid to rest.
     
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    The first customer (that I know of) for the Hyundai in TCR UK.

     
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    Looks like Brisky aren't doing TCR UK next year.
     
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