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@Ron I doubt that the number of Spanish race fans exceeds that of the US, but west to east Spain being approximately only 400 miles wide and north to south being approximately only 450 miles long, it is far more accessible to all Spaniards. I have been to Indy for all the racing events held there, but it isn't viable for me to travel to Laguna Seca being over 2100 miles away from me. Indy has averaged 73,285 race day fans and Laguna Seca averages around 52,000 on race day, which are low when compared to most venues, although Phillip Island usually is around 45,000 spectators on race day. The major obstacle for fans stateside is the vast distances across our nation, so like you, we watch on TV. That being said, actual race day ticket sales reflect little to the bottom line profitability of a series and for a global series to be successful, it needs to actually be global. Catering to the home crowd will not sustain the series.



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