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Old 13 Sep 2017, 14:27 (Ref:3766542)   #691
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How long now before we have a control chassis in Australian GT, with various Grand Touring bodies able to be dropped on top?

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Having a limited number of licences to compete will assign them a some value by stealth.
So now we want to limit the grids?

GT racing is not touring car/Supercars racing. Why do we want to apply the same template straight onto another series?

GT racing the world over is Amateur based, sprinkled with professionals on top. You cannot base a GT Championship around the professionals.
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Old 14 Sep 2017, 05:52 (Ref:3766700)   #692
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so is anyone actually racing this weekend in Aust GT.

Their website has been strangely quiet on the field for this weekend
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 00:45 (Ref:3766929)   #693
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 03:03 (Ref:3766948)   #694
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Sell to VASC, look what happens...
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 03:08 (Ref:3766950)   #695
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havent sold yet

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Old 15 Sep 2017, 04:31 (Ref:3766953)   #696
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 04:44 (Ref:3766955)   #697
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really? Seems a daft comment!

11 cars DRT, every round has reduced this year. Life support
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 05:28 (Ref:3766961)   #698
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really? Seems a daft comment!

11 cars DRT, every round has reduced this year. Life support
And this is for an event on the V8SC bill following the announcement of a move to V8SC management?
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And this is for an event on the V8SC bill following the announcement of a move to V8SC management?
fields have been decreasing each event this year, even before the announcement

the stand alone event (shannons) was also well below the previous years average also.

Stop trying to throw stones at supercars and blame someone else.

there are problems with gt3 in Australia. burying heads in the sand will not fix it
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 05:58 (Ref:3766966)   #700
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Grid set from Q1 results due to no Q2: Bang the barrier - no session
Q1 results: Walsh on Pole
Disappointing field. Don't buy into it having anything to do with next year's management structure but whatever the reason, disappointing.
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Could it be the promoter of this event? Or the TV deal for this event? Listening to a few posters here - competitors wanted to be at V8SC events. Well here you go - look at Barbagello, Townsville & Sandown.

Or could it be as simple as mechanical or accident damage over the last 9 months? Reference a Speedcafe article not 3 days ago

Reality is - Australian GT has raced across 3 different series in 2017 (4 if you include the B12HR) and probably attracted in the vicinity of 40 - 45 different entries/competitors across the year.

Could it be as simple that running unique Sprint and Endurance Series might not be the answer?
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Could it be as simple that running unique Sprint and Endurance Series might not be the answer?
This to me is nail on the head most likely. Yep, plenty of damaged cars too but ultimately, when semi-pro teams are running a lot of events (including a 12 hour & trip across the ditch) it's unlikely that there'll be strong entries across all events.

It's a big ask to fund that many events & sometimes all it takes is a decent shunt for the person paying the bills to effectively say "enough" for the year.
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This to me is nail on the head most likely. Yep, plenty of damaged cars too but ultimately, when semi-pro teams are running a lot of events (including a 12 hour & trip across the ditch) it's unlikely that there'll be strong entries across all events.

It's a big ask to fund that many events & sometimes all it takes is a decent shunt for the person paying the bills to effectively say "enough" for the year.
Im sure its part of the issue

but the opposite is happening in the GT trophy series, fields have increased onn last year.

Is there an issue with new cars and their cost? Certainly there are much more expensive than the previous generation
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 07:27 (Ref:3766980)   #704
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Is there an issue with new cars and their cost? Certainly there are much more expensive than the previous generation
No doubt they are much more expensive and only marginally quicker. If you'd invested hundreds of thousands into your lovely GT car that could still run in the Trophy series, why would you spend even more to run in the main GT series and probably run only marginally faster in a car that outwardly at least looks near identical to your Trophy series car?

Long-standing GT and sports car issue world-wide. Does hamper field sizes somewhat at times.
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Is there an issue with new cars and their cost? Certainly there are much more expensive than the previous generation
Actually, (other than with the Ferrari, where you pay a high price for GTE-upgrade-ability), costs have not markedly increased compared to the previous generation of GT3s (SLS, R8 ultra, etc). Running costs supposedly even went down due to longer service intervals, etc.

I think the problem is just that people don't want to shell out for new cars as long as their old ones are still perfectly good - even if that means running in the trophy series
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