V8 » Queensland dropped from 2010 V8 calendar


Queensland Raceway axed from 2010 schedule after V8 Supercars Australia fails to reach an agreement with the operator of the circuit.

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Just_Observing - Unregistered

January 09, 2010 1:34 AM

Cochrane really is becoming the Eccelston of Australian Motor sport....

Ok the venue hasn't done much in upgrades but no one wants to pay to have them done... the money has to come from somewhere and if V8Supercars Australia isn't willing to pay what the track owner sees as fair for having to host the event as well as provide all the facilities to the standard required then I actually see that as V8SA as being unreasonable, not the track!

And as for the comment about the CAMS license, that just strikes me as utter nonsense... the track would need the CAMS license even to let people practice there

Aussie Bloke - Unregistered

January 09, 2010 11:38 AM

It is a good thing you are Just-Observing.

I counted 13 words of your comment to be correct.

Do your homework before commenting on a international site.

To assist your knowledge try-

speedcafe.com.au

V8supercars.com.au

Now learn the real deal.




Just_Observing - Unregistered

January 09, 2010 8:35 PM

Thanks for the advice Aussie Bloke... its just a shame that I've already been watching motor sport in my home country of AUSTRALIA since i was 13 years old and have seen it go from the big bangers of Group C to the farce but wonderful diversification of Group A to the NASCAR that isn't NASCAR - V8 Supercars..

All those sites are already in my favourites...

Maybe YOU shouldn't comment on people you know NOTHING ABOUT and focus your comments on the issue at hand

Oldracer - Unregistered

January 10, 2010 9:50 AM

The issue is the track itself -- i need bumps leveled out and a total reseal -- the facilities haven't changes in 20 years, and it as boring as bat **** to race on.
Even the road circuits have better facilities -- Qld raceway has gone the was of Calder, Amaroo and Lakeside -- promoters there want the big meetings but will not invest in infrastructure.

Just_Observing - Unregistered

January 11, 2010 8:42 AM

The track has ALWAYS been considered boring but is considered one of the best spectators tracks around because every part is viewable...

The track has only existed since 1999 so bit hard for it to be around 20 years... but yes its due for an upgrade... but that being said it was initially over 6 million dollars over budget and that money has never been recouped...

I still don't think that its fair of V8SA to expect tracks to fork out large amounts of money without any real guarantees, or like the Barbagello example, basically blackmail the track into doing what they want...

Just_Observing - Unregistered

January 11, 2010 8:43 AM

The track has ALWAYS been considered boring but is considered one of the best spectators tracks around because every part is viewable...

The track has only existed since 1999 so bit hard for it to be around 20 years... but yes its due for an upgrade... but that being said it was initially over 6 million dollars over budget and that money has never been recouped...

I still don't think that its fair of V8SA to expect tracks to fork out large amounts of money without any real guarantees, or like the Barbagello example, basically blackmail the track into doing what they want...

Brooksy - Unregistered

January 28, 2010 12:15 PM

So have a look at Wannero, built on a sand pit and no real work has been done to it since it opened, around 1970 :p, I went to the first ever meet and know what has been done over the years, the toilets in the pits are shamefull and where has all the money gone that is supposed to keep it up to scratch, so the challenge is on QR who has the sh*ttyiest track and facilitys.

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