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Old 9 Nov 2019, 01:46 (Ref:3939341)   #646
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It still surprises me how these so-called die-hard fans with their Ford/Holden-themed psuedonym user names and profile pictures, have so little clue as to how the whole thing works.
What I can't get with TA2 and TCR fans.

"Supercars is too artificial", loves TCR

"Supercars is too much like Nascar", loves TA2

WTF
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 02:05 (Ref:3939345)   #647
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What I can't get with TA2 and TCR fans.

"Supercars is too artificial", loves TCR

"Supercars is too much like Nascar", loves TA2

WTF
I guess it's just people coming across hypocritical when justifying their stance.
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 06:39 (Ref:3939370)   #648
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It still surprises me how these so-called die-hard fans with their Ford/Holden-themed psuedonym user names and profile pictures, have so little clue as to how the whole thing works.
Casual fans might correctly ask why their sport has seemingly become smaller while other sports have grown exponentially.

Cricket via both the men's and women's Big Bash, the A League, NBL, WNBL, AFL and AWFL are examples of sports that have either started from scratch or have expanded over the recent years.

Somehow Supercars managed to take a sport that was capable of supporting 40 plus cars in the late 1990's to just over half of that next year.

Other than professional golf what other sport of the profile of Supercars done so poorly in maintaining the number of competitors in Australia over the last 20 years?
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 09:42 (Ref:3939390)   #649
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Casual fans might correctly ask why their sport has seemingly become smaller while other sports have grown exponentially.

Cricket via both the men's and women's Big Bash, the A League, NBL, WNBL, AFL and AWFL are examples of sports that have either started from scratch or have expanded over the recent years.

Somehow Supercars managed to take a sport that was capable of supporting 40 plus cars in the late 1990's to just over half of that next year.

Other than professional golf what other sport of the profile of Supercars done so poorly in maintaining the number of competitors in Australia over the last 20 years?
One of the reasons is right there in your post.
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 10:56 (Ref:3939400)   #650
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How hard might it be to imagine that a works BMW supported team, formerly a works Holden team, with an occasional works BMW GT driver aboard, might just be in the series next season?

Announcement imminent. Maybe.

The other story was that Mr Penske looked behind the couch cushions, found a few bucks, and bought the series from Archer.

One is right, or none, or both.

Let’s see...
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 11:06 (Ref:3939401)   #651
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 11:47 (Ref:3939416)   #652
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How hard might it be to imagine that a works BMW supported team, formerly a works Holden team, with an occasional works BMW GT driver aboard, might just be in the series next season?

Announcement imminent. Maybe.

The other story was that Mr Penske looked behind the couch cushions, found a few bucks, and bought the series from Archer.

One is right, or none, or both.

Letís see...
The first one ties all the rumours together nicely. Almost too nicely.

The second one is credible. He has history with being a part owner of CART and now IMS/Indycar.

I mean, why not both?


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Old 9 Nov 2019, 12:07 (Ref:3939419)   #653
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How hard might it be to imagine that a works BMW supported team, formerly a works Holden team, with an occasional works BMW GT driver aboard, might just be in the series next season?

Announcement imminent. Maybe.

The other story was that Mr Penske looked behind the couch cushions, found a few bucks, and bought the series from Archer.

One is right, or none, or both.

Letís see...
Can't see WAU becoming a BMW team due to the Walkinshaw part of the team having Holden ties through the HSV brand.

Penske owning would be kinda neat to see but since he's a co-owner of a team, wouldn't this create a conflict of interest with other teams who own part of the Championship?
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 12:16 (Ref:3939422)   #654
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BMW won't do it unless they provide a car of their own design out of their Munich facility.
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 13:48 (Ref:3939437)   #655
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Can't see WAU becoming a BMW team due to the Walkinshaw part of the team having Holden ties through the HSV brand.



Penske owning would be kinda neat to see but since he's a co-owner of a team, wouldn't this create a conflict of interest with other teams who own part of the Championship?
I suspect the Andretti United part of the team couldn't give a stuff about that. It will be interesting.

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Old 9 Nov 2019, 22:13 (Ref:3939529)   #656
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Walkinshaw has openly stated they are looking for another manufacturer...
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 22:50 (Ref:3939536)   #657
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But what would BMW actually get out of it? Wouldn't think it'd help them sell more road cars?
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 23:11 (Ref:3939541)   #658
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Not going to happen unless there has been significant change at BMW HQ in the last few years.
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Given it took the best part of a year to homologate the Mustang, how are BMW going to knock out a finished package in the next few months?
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Given it took the best part of a year to homologate the Mustang, how are BMW going to knock out a finished package in the next few months?
Word is it will be from 2021.

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