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Old 5 Sep 2017, 13:07 (Ref:3764704)   #136
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Bit late, but here my vid from Mondays action from Lydden if anyone interested:
Not that late: I haven't even started sorted through my pictures yet!

Just had a quick skim, will watch the video properly later!
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Old 9 Sep 2017, 13:17 (Ref:3765656)   #137
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Forgive the double post, but a few pictures from Round 6...











...and a few more here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/229616...57686364291864

If anyone is interested.
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Old 9 Sep 2017, 18:01 (Ref:3765682)   #138
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Great shots again Steve. Very many thanks for posting.

Can't remember the last time I'd seen so many Escorts on a rallycross grid - there were more Retro Rallycross cars at Lydden, if you include those on display up the hill, than any other category!

Agree there was some superb racing throughout the day and across all the categories. There must have been a large magnet on the armco to the outside of the entrance to Chessons. Lost count of the number of cars hitting it, including John Ward spinning backwards into it at 70mph! Ow!!

Todd Crook's incident was a timely reminder that any form of motorsport can be very dangerous. Todd had been racing closely with Guy Corner's Peugeot 206 supernational car most of the day. They did make light contact in Q3 on the exit to North Bend and the rest was physics! Last time I saw one as bad as that it was Brian Betteridge's first (and last) time out in his (then) new MG Metro 6R4. Certainly saw how sturdy Todd's roll cage was and I was mighty relieved to see him moving about inside the car and climbing out unaided.

Was lovely to hear Arthur 'The Voice of Rallycross' Debenham on the PA for a while. Plenty of nostalgia throughout the day, though watching some BTRDA rallycross from Pembrey on the TV ('Freesports' on Freeview) with large grids in every category made me wonder 'what if'!

Thanks Steve (and Bert) for your photos. Appreciated as always.

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Old 12 Oct 2017, 20:55 (Ref:3773910)   #139
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Just a quick one for anyone going to Croft for the final round of this year. There has been a change to the format, the Finals for both the Supercars and Supernationals will now be held on the Sunday morning before the British GP action starts. Practice, Heats and Finals for all other series will happen on the Saturday as normal.

See link below for more info:
http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/news/re...oss-grand-prix

Also, hopefully this works, Todd Crooks massive crash from the Lydden Bank Holiday meeting is now on their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BritishRall...5832860824684/
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 21:29 (Ref:3773918)   #140
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Just a quick one for anyone going to Croft for the final round of this year. There has been a change to the format, the Finals for both the Supercars and Supernationals will now be held on the Sunday morning before the British GP action starts. Practice, Heats and Finals for all other series will happen on the Saturday as normal.

See link below for more info:
http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/news/re...oss-grand-prix

Also, hopefully this works, Todd Crooks massive crash from the Lydden Bank Holiday meeting is now on their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BritishRall...5832860824684/
Would have been good to have known about the format changes before buying a Saturday ticket!!

Same ticket price for Saturday and sunday, but not the entire final round's worth of races - feels like I'm being short changed.
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 15:02 (Ref:3774669)   #141
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I am not sure about the new GP format. As I understand it some drivers could end up with just two heats before having to load their trailers. It surely also means that one mistake or minor shunt early on and you are going home?

It would be interesting to know if drivers have asked for this change to up the competitiveness of the heats or if it is simply a consequence of moving the BRX finals to Sunday.
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Old 19 Oct 2017, 22:08 (Ref:3775106)   #142
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Just a few quick things for anyone thinking of going on either Saturday or Sunday, entry lists and time tables:

Round 9 Entry list:
http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/assets/...016-public.pdf

British GP entry list:
http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/assets/...016-public.pdf

Time table for both days:
http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/assets/...015_Public.pdf
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Old 22 Oct 2017, 17:09 (Ref:3775639)   #143
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Well that was long and windy day...Having arrived at 9.40 am I enjoyed, oh , up to 20 minutes of track action until 1 pm . What newcomers make to the interminable delays which seem endemic to so much British motor sport God only knows . Odd how slickly things run when it's televised live though .....
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Old 22 Oct 2017, 18:40 (Ref:3775647)   #144
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Was there something on today? Lol who knew.
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Old 22 Oct 2017, 22:52 (Ref:3775733)   #145
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Yep, seams there was not too much promotion around this year's event as there didn't seam to be as many spectators as there as been in previous years.

As far as the days action was concerned, there was a very noticeable lack of entries this year and with the high rate of mechanical problems forcing people out during the day it felt a bit flat at times. The racing once it go going was prity good, hard but fair i think.

Not sure what is going on with the GP next year, as the 2018 final round is at Silverstone and with no mention of a GP in the press release for next year, so who knows.
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Old 22 Oct 2017, 22:58 (Ref:3775739)   #146
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Yep, seams there was not too much promotion around this year's event as there didn't seam to be as many spectators as there as been in previous years.

As far as the days action was concerned, there was a very noticeable lack of entries this year and with the high rate of mechanical problems forcing people out during the day it felt a bit flat at times. The racing once it go going was prity good, hard but fair i think.

Not sure what is going on with the GP next year, as the 2018 final round is at Silverstone and with no mention of a GP in the press release for next year, so who knows.
Maybe the GP will be at Lydden tied into a Euro event, here's hoping

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Old 23 Oct 2017, 08:44 (Ref:3775804)   #147
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Let's face it guys.

For any of you old enough to recall, there really is no such thing as a GP anymore, it lasted a few years at Croft and actually there were some very good Superprix's up there.

But that event is long gone, the GP moniker should be removed as it means nothing anymore, so eroded has its importance been in recent years.

Hopefully the event can regain some of its past glory, but not if it is at Croft, I can understand why it went there initially, but there now are no remnants of it left.
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Old 23 Oct 2017, 10:11 (Ref:3775810)   #148
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Annual trip to Croft and probably my last. Only did the Sunday (superstox world final at Ipswich on Saturday was more temping)and what a let down the gp was. After the 2 British round finals we were down to just 10 supercars which soon became 8, in fact as a whole only 28 cars appeared for the event, events have been cancelled with higher entries.
Also alot of hanging around, wasn't against the new format but with so few cars it didn't work.

Maybe if it went to Silverstone it will get more interest from at least this county if not Europe though I like ebbys idea of having it on May bank holiday Monday after the world but wishful thinking I think.
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Old 23 Oct 2017, 12:39 (Ref:3775842)   #149
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GP has to be end of season really.

If Lydden have lost WRX that would open up ma date for them

Or even Silverstone, but their track record so far has been appalling if pricing is anything to go by.

But because it is off season most track could accommodate it.

Even mid October is too early for Croft, needs to be later. And needs to either be a Superprix or something else

Calling it the GP is simply embarrassing.
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Just a quick one, here's my vid from Sunday's action if anyone interested. Appolies for the dodgy sound at times it was a tad breezy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF47Ua2BzIc

Skip to times below for the various parts.

Practice 00:00 - 05:54
Super National Final 05:54 - 11:13
Supercar Final 11:13 - 14:42
GP Heats 14:42 - 45:00
GP Final 45:00 - 48:22
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