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View Poll Results: Where will the WEC US round 2017 be held?
Circuit of the Americas (early September? with PCW?) 17 36.96%
Indy - plenty of history and, more importantly, plenty of run off 6 13.04%
Montreal - close enough to the US border and would serve US N-E audience very well 8 17.39%
Road America - the only right choice but lots of 'upgrading' to do to please the FIA blue blazers 7 15.22%
no US (or Canadian) round at all - the WEC doesn't need a race there anyway... 6 13.04%
somewhere else in North or South America (Brazil???) 2 4.35%
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Old 20 Aug 2016, 03:07 (Ref:3666680)   #46
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Since Toyota chose Fuji?
Who chose Bahrain? Input on tracks to run and deciding them are completely different. When you say things like these guys are wanting to run at some of these places I wonder your source?
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Old 20 Aug 2016, 03:12 (Ref:3666681)   #47
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Since Toyota chose Fuji?
Toyota probably actually least cares about racing at Fuji, besides picking it over Suzuka (which I don't think is a realistic likelihood for WEC anyways) They're already massively pervasive in that market while it's an important place to advertise for Audi.
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Old 20 Aug 2016, 20:44 (Ref:3666769)   #48
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Toyota probably actually least cares about racing at Fuji, besides picking it over Suzuka (which I don't think is a realistic likelihood for WEC anyways) They're already massively pervasive in that market while it's an important place to advertise for Audi.
WEC round at Suzuka would be mega.
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I hope Mexico attracts a good crowd.
I hope not. Worst layout out there of all tracks that I can think of(maybe Chengdu would be a contender)

Btw, this Mexico motorsport fever will go away as soon as their F1 drivers are out of that series. Then, it's all back to what it was there regarding motorsport interest

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As if quality of the track profiles has ever bothered these guys...
I'm glad he shares my opinion about the whole thing even if it means nothing when it comes to the actual decisions taken by FIA/ACO

If RA(and etc) isn't an option, then I prefer the event on CotA than on Indy, so the next year season won't be too bad if it stays the same.

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WEC round at Suzuka would be mega.
agree but it belongs to Honda, so, it's not gonna happen.....
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Old 21 Aug 2016, 19:09 (Ref:3666906)   #50
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Mexico is a better layout than the average tilke tracks. I don't like the stadium section but it's a high speed track which is great for lmp cars.
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Old 21 Aug 2016, 20:37 (Ref:3666917)   #51
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Mexico is a better layout than the average tilke tracks.
We'll have to agree to disagree as, to me, it's easily the worst as even the likes of Bahrain has one or two nice medium speed corners. Mexico consists of mostly slow corners and just a couple of underwhelming medium speed ones, the ultimate Mickey Mouse track. The only feature of it is it's altitude and therefore high top speeds on the main straight. I won't be surprised if the WEC race there will be one of the most boring races the series ever had. I know you think differently about it so, as I said before, we'll have to agree to disagree

and to think the track was like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7_uESKWuBw

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Mexico is a better layout than the average tilke tracks. I don't like the stadium section but it's a high speed track which is great for lmp cars.
That says more about the craziness of the average Tilke-drome than Mexico...

Bringing back the Peraltada would go a long way to restore the track to its former glory.
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Physically impossible, the old Peraltada was wiped out by building construction forever ago and the new tight one with no runoff isn't a suitable corner to anyone but NASCAR. Even if they don't run the arena they'll put a chicane where it's entered like later Champ Car events.
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Ticket sales for Mexico are going fast.
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Ticket sales for Mexico are going fast.
They often do for the first year of an event. The question really is how well it does in years two, three, four, and five, after the newness wears off.
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They often do for the first year of an event. The question really is how well it does in years two, three, four, and five, after the newness wears off.
Not sure how that applies to the WEC though, tracks either seem to have issues attracting a crowd or not. COTA always struggled from the beginning, the other tracks aside from Bahrain all had steady growth.

The Nürburgring started out great last year and pretty much all spectators came back this year, which is a sure sign that people are happy with the value they get for their money.
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It does depend on venue, namely if the locals seem interested, and if said venue can also get people to travel to them. Nurburgring has done well both in '15 and '16, but the track itself represents road racing car culture and will always get a good crowd for international and national events.

COTA has struggled since 2013, be it issues with track management, weather issues (heat and severe thunderstorms on occasion), timing (September where football interest picks up in TX and the US overall, while road racing is by and large a niche sport in NA), or a combination of those issues.

At least at Mexico City, it won't be insanely hot (mid 70's all weekend), but that's probably due to altitude (over 6500ft above sea level), and aside from Thursday, there's a chance of showers each day as of now.

All days this weekend are forecast to be partly cloudy, but Friday and Saturday have about a 40-50% chance of rain.
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Mexico round has a very popular Latin American singer as part of the attraction. Seems the promoters got this one right.
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The promotor is Ricardo González.

I think they are doing a good job and the track will be packed bt they are literally giving away thousands of tickets for free too (which cna work since there is sponsorship money anyway).

The problem I see is that they only allowyour ticket for the specific section in which you are and many are numbered. From what I can recall that does not happen in Europe (certainly not in Spa). The magic of a race like this one is to go around the track but here you're screwed to either tehe baseball stadium or the front stretch...For six hours.
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That's not fun. Can you at least walk around and view from other areas?
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