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scuderus - Unregistered

June 23, 2008 12:20 PM

Im not quite sure how you come to that conclusion maheadbear. Ive been involved with and followed touring cars in AUS for 30 years and followed world motorsport for just as long and the current series is about as entertaining as sedan based motorsport gets (worldwide). I am interested to here what form of motorsport interests you? and whether you are from AUS. because if you dont find V8 supercars entertaining Im not sure that motorsport is for you.

maheadebear - Unregistered

June 23, 2008 12:40 PM

im from oz been watching touring cars 4 36 years and it is the most boring racing i have seen fake pit stops one team car at atime boring drivers all corporate robots and lets face it most races r over at the first corner... cant understand y it is so popular put them all in aussie race cars and we might c more than follow the leader.. dont ya think that the ute rules on sedans would b a better formula than cars that no body can afford except the very few...still sometime watch it but always very very disappointed .. after watching motorbikes v8 just dont compete..miss group c v8s must b 4 younger vb drinken generation...

scuderus - Unregistered

June 23, 2008 1:09 PM

Holy **** where to begin!
The pit stops may be compulsary but even in the sprint races they wouldnt make it through on one set of tyres,they are needed! The drivers are far from corporate robots,apart from nascar they are about as lively as motorsports people get. Its popular because it is one of(if not)the best sedan based racing in the world.The utes(and other production based racing) have there place,but they arent exactly the most challinging cars to drive.Granted bikes can turn on some great close racing,but not always (donington gp 08).You obviously have a distorted memory of group C,great cars but hardly close racing.And going off your spelling I think you may have had a few VBs

Oz Velly

June 24, 2008 4:30 AM

"but even in the sprint races they wouldnt make it through on one set of tyres"
What V8s are you watching? The pitlane opens on lap 5 and they all dive into the pits! The tyres they have can survive another 5 laps. Our V8s are nothing like they use to be! Just like watching a congo line of cars round a track.

maheadebear - Unregistered

June 24, 2008 4:39 AM

witch werds did i speel rong....is that the best u could come up with ...only a snob would say that.speed and money dont make entertaining races...4 wide acoss the top of bathurst sideways in a cheap aussie racecar now thats racing mmmmmmmmmmm sounds like bike racing.... :-o ps the pit stops were brought in 2 get some overtaking ha ha ...sterile serious zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

scuderus - Unregistered

June 24, 2008 12:30 PM

I never claimed that V8 supercars were the pinacle of motorsport entertainment. There are plenty of catorgories that provide more passing/entertainment. The aussie race cars & anything bike related definatly(I race a bike engined clubman & a bike engined sports prototype car!).But as far as sedans go they are about as good as it gets.I follow them because the series involves the most talented australian motorsport people,just like I follow F1 for the technical battle-certainly not for overtaking moves.Some of us get a bit more out of motorsport than just to kill a few hours on a sunday afternoon. If you dont like it,dont watch it. BTW-The aussie race car series aint cheap to run, believe me!

maheadebear - Unregistered

June 25, 2008 5:05 AM

yeh sorry scuderus i no what u mean but compared 2 v8 there cheap hrt could prob field 10 cars and still b cheaper than their commodores.. i watch any cars they put on tv sadly our sport doesnt get much air time..theres that many different catagories they all lack big grids and sponsers money in our little country.. i deal with people everyday and talk motorsport most all say that there bored with v8s and r surprised with how popular they r..me i cant work it out..i think we could do better what do u think...i think tony c watches 2 much f1 and thinks his bernie...... y do we need 2 follow what europe does.... thats 1 good thing aqbout the yanks they do it their way..continued

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