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Old 11 Jan 2017, 23:57 (Ref:3701927)   #76
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Auto action is suggesting that Aust GT will now be on the Supercars program at PI in April

because they were approached by a group of competitors who wanted to appear at a supercars event as it was appropriate for their sponsors
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 01:06 (Ref:3701937)   #77
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D.R.T. should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridD.R.T. should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
A good outcome all around
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 01:29 (Ref:3701939)   #78
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It is a tricky one, it is easy enough to the see the arguments on all sides, and there is no right answer.

Going it alone will be tough but good reap rewards. Being a "support" category has its own compromises but it is also fairly safe and well known.
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 02:05 (Ref:3701945)   #79
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A combination of all of the events is a good outcome for all the teams, drivers and sponsors - AGT management working with its teams to provide for them. Good business.

The loss of a Queensland race for another Victorian event might not be though - however probably the lesser of 2 evils.
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A combination of all of the events is a good outcome for all the teams, drivers and sponsors - AGT management working with its teams to provide for them. Good business.

The loss of a Queensland race for another Victorian event might not be though - however probably the lesser of 2 evils.
Lot of Vic events and NZ ones

Will be at PI in April and May Now. 1 event in NSW, none in QLD for the main game
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Quite serious unrest from some teams according to AA's reporting.
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Yeah very odd. Strange that this is only coming to ahead now considering the schedule was announced in October or November last year from memory?

How many teams are relying so heavily on corporate sponsorships?

You would imagine Walkinshaw and Tekno would be ones pushing this however when speaking to Speedcafe, Jono Webb didnt seem that upset by it all?
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How many teams are relying so heavily on corporate sponsorships?
You'd think a good chunk are MD's of the companies on the side of the car but not all. Plus many of them want their company on TV to justify the spend I guess.

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You would imagine Walkinshaw and Tekno would be ones pushing this however when speaking to Speedcafe, Jono Webb didnt seem that upset by it all?
i am not sure that this isn't conflating the 2 issues being discussed, I think these were the 2 most critical of the sprint race driving standards, but I find that ironic because most of the damage at Highlands was due to WP's driver!
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have only seen this in a brief article on FB, which sumarised a brief article in AA.

Not seeing it anywhere else
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You'd think a good chunk are MD's of the companies on the side of the car but not all. Plus many of them want their company on TV to justify the spend I guess.
Is it to justify the spend (ie build a return on investment) or provide the associated tax write off? Many of these competitors (MDs of companies) were racing the GTs well before they raced some rounds on the V8SC schedule.
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Is it to justify the spend (ie build a return on investment) or provide the associated tax write off? Many of these competitors (MDs of companies) were racing the GTs well before they raced some rounds on the V8SC schedule.
They get the tax write off anyway, that's not an issue, but many of them have businesses big enough that they are not the only stakeholder, and they do need to justify the spend with traditional metrics, which might bias some of them towards the Supercars card.
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Was the GT field happy with being over and done with by 11am on the Saturday at Eastern Creek VASC round?

It's a two edged sword
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Aus GT issues heavily revised 2017 calendar

New calendar. massive backdown/slapdown. Guess it was more than half the teams that were not happy

AA were on the track, but no race at PI

4 rounds will now be on the FTA rounds as well, and all Gt championship rounds will be on fox (unlike this year)

stand alone round has gone

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missed that the enduro round is back on at SMP with the v8s

from none with the v8s as promoter to 4. some massive reality check there. wonder if we will hear more
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From a sporting point of view that is a really disappointing outcome.

It will be interesting to see the event schedules and see if V8SC have come to the party and provided more/better track time.

Sadly for me, its PI for the endurance series event and thats it in 2017.
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