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Old 2 Nov 2017, 23:49 (Ref:3778266)   #31
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Tony Quinn was interviewed on the Inside Supercars podcast on Tuesday evening and shed some light on the current position and developments.

Quinn's comments showed that it all isn't doom & gloom - citing amongst many things that the 2018 calendar is pretty much finalised - inclusive of the Australian Grand Prix, Tailem Bend, Hampton Downs, Phillip Island etc. Roughly 5 sprints and 3 Endurance events.

He also suggested that losing Clipsal wasn't a big loss from his point of view.

Confirmed that he is still running the series in 2018 and that CAMS, VASC and Australian GT were still friends but said he wasn't fussed now that Australian GT and VASC would not be joining together.
He mightn't be fussed, but what about the runners in his series? There was a serious pushback this time last year from the entrants, or a certain section of them at least. Will they be appeased with his 2018 vision?
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Old 2 Nov 2017, 23:58 (Ref:3778268)   #32
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Audi factory support brings massive corporate hospitality along... so the event gets paid for the cars showing up, and to entertain the guests.



I thought the ‘Cup’ Audi ran to a different spec to the full house GT3 cars, having me wonder how the cars will be able to run together...


R8 cup cars are GT3 with a few bits changed.

OD Racing used the same car in Blancpain Asia and R8 cup this year, so I assume it's a simple adjustment


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Old 3 Nov 2017, 00:08 (Ref:3778270)   #33
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He mightn't be fussed, but what about the runners in his series? There was a serious pushback this time last year from the entrants, or a certain section of them at least. Will they be appeased with his 2018 vision?
Fair point and time will tell. I can't imagine Tony Quinn would be running around with his eyes closed though.

He touched on a few things in the podcast around the costs associated with the VASC program, costs being passed onto entrants and 'whinging' about the entrant fees. Further to that point - he suggested that VASC have their hands full in 2018 and didnt believe that joining the series would magically appease all the concerns/expectations.

Time will tell how this plays out - however this does show there is a relatively progressed plan & schedule for 2018 which dispels some of the fears shared by posters earlier in the thread
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Tony Quinn was interviewed on the Inside Supercars podcast on Tuesday evening and shed some light on the current position and developments.
http://www.insidesupercars.com.au/

Quinn's comments showed that it all isn't doom & gloom - citing amongst many things that the 2018 calendar is pretty much finalised - inclusive of the Australian Grand Prix, Tailem Bend, Hampton Downs, Phillip Island etc. Roughly 5 sprints and 3 Endurance events.

He also suggested that losing Clipsal wasn't a big loss from his point of view.

Confirmed that he is still running the series in 2018 and that CAMS, VASC and Australian GT were still friends but said he wasn't fussed now that Australian GT and VASC would not be joining together.
Well that's good news, provides some certainty for all involved.

Hopefully TQ can improve the relationship with some of the competitors and the series keeps moving forward.
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