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Old 18 Jan 2016, 02:49 (Ref:3605787)   #1
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2017 Silly Season

With Gen 2 set to kick off, 2017 will be an interesting year. But before we talk drivers moves, the question is, which manufacturers will be there?

It seems Ford are very unlikely to be supporting any type of Gen 2 entry, as is any type of AMG/Mercedes deal.

Volvo are yet to confirm and are publicly questioning their future in the category today.

Holden look like almost definite starters.

Nissan? Will they be there?

Are there new manufacturers on the horizon?
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Old 18 Jan 2016, 07:04 (Ref:3605814)   #2
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Old 18 Jan 2016, 07:50 (Ref:3605822)   #3
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That sounds not good...
http://www.v8superfans.co.nz/volvo-n...sc-after-2016/
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Old 18 Jan 2016, 19:10 (Ref:3605986)   #4
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Old 20 Jan 2016, 22:04 (Ref:3606717)   #5
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PRA to stick with FG Xs. Doesn't bode well for the rest with the defending champions appearing to have already run up the white flag in terms of attracting the backing of a new manufacturer. http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/01/21/...o-gen2-v8-era/
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Interesting to see in that interview with Mr Edwards that he saw running Gen2 as not 'mandatory'...
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Old 21 Jan 2016, 03:14 (Ref:3606758)   #7
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The parity balance just got even harder, if they get any Gen 2 entries that is...
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The parity balance just got even harder, if they get any Gen 2 entries that is...
But not impossible, as per BTCC regs in the 2000's.
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have heard some chat regarding a big move to Team Penske in 2017, maybe even a driver exchange
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have heard some chat regarding a big move to Team Penske in 2017, maybe even a driver exchange
There is/was chat that Mr Lowndes had an offer from DJRTP for 2016, and turned them down...

It would almost be time for Mr Davison to move teams again next year wouldn't it?
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There is/was chat that Mr Lowndes had an offer from DJRTP for 2016, and turned them down...

It would almost be time for Mr Davison to move teams again next year wouldn't it?
rumour may have been that after he rejected them he may have gone back a few week latter after reconsidering and was told Sorry, too late

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Interesting to note another "Supercar" team venturing into GT3's.
How many teams are now dipping their toes in the water, getting familiar with GT3, others can add to the list but so far
Walkinshaw,
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Have they seen the writing on the wall and are getting ready to bail out of the GEN2 single make series ?
Even Supercars themselves are hedging their bets.
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Interesting to note another "Supercar" team venturing into GT3's.
How many teams are now dipping their toes in the water, getting familiar with GT3, others can add to the list but so far
Walkinshaw,
Tekno,
Nissan
Have they seen the writing on the wall and are getting ready to bail out of the GEN2 single make series ?
Even Supercars themselves are hedging their bets.
or are they looking at a way to spread their engineering costs
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or are they looking at a way to spread their engineering costs
ROFL they only have the capacity because they moved 2 cars on from V8's because of costs due to lacking sponsorship
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ROFL they only have the capacity because they moved 2 cars on from V8's because of costs due to lacking sponsorship
you made that up, Nothing i have seen ever said it was due to lacking sponsorship, especially seeing as one of the teams was a customer car who is looking after their own sponsorship (and still is)
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