Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising Live Chat  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Clubmans Rallycross Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Other Motorsports > Rallying & Rallycross


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26 May 2018, 14:06 (Ref:3824774)   #481
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,007
S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!
Donít forget you can watch it on Freesports tomorrow
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 26 May 2018, 14:08 (Ref:3824776)   #482
Marcopolo
Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 49
Marcopolo should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Btw where are most of you people from? Sounds like britian to me... I'm from South Africa
Quote:
Originally Posted by S griffin View Post
Donít forget you can watch it on Freesports tomorrow
Sent from my BV8000Pro using Tapatalk
Marcopolo is offline  
Quote
Old 26 May 2018, 21:10 (Ref:3824828)   #483
chunder
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
England
Stevenage
Posts: 8,013
chunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridchunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridchunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Lol dirt is so hard packed it isn't really dirt, seems IMG are using the same dirt at every track.

Awful. Caught a few clips, you looks miles away watching, and hard to gauge crowd, but didnt looke that big.
chunder is offline  
__________________
This used to be such a vibrant place. Unless you are Oz or like 24h races whats the point now?
Quote
Old 28 May 2018, 06:44 (Ref:3825147)   #484
Marcopolo
Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 49
Marcopolo should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbtstt View Post
Track conditions could be a factor as it was wet yesterday and the ARX cars ran first today? Most of the front running World drivers have done a lot more laps of the circuit as well.

If we see similar results in Q2 then I think it's reasonable to conclude that the World cars are faster though!
ARX times were slower in Q3 that ran straight after WRX Q2 so I think the Q2 comparison is fair, apparently the cars are 25kg heavier than the WRX cars, sure IMG plan to bring them to the same rules eventually,

Sent from my BV8000Pro using Tapatalk
Marcopolo is offline  
Quote
Old 28 May 2018, 08:30 (Ref:3825162)   #485
crossfades
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Sweden
Posts: 674
crossfades should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
VWs average lap times for Q1 and Q2 for WRX, Q2 and Q3 for ARX:

Petter Solberg: 38,689
Johan Kristoffersson: 38,691
Tanner Foust: 39,187
Scott Speed: 38,902

Average lap times for just WRX Q2 and ARX Q3:

Petter Solberg: 38,475
Johan Kristoffersson: 38,440
Tanner Foust: 38,526
Scott Speed: 38,534
crossfades is offline  
Quote
Old 28 May 2018, 09:19 (Ref:3825176)   #486
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,007
S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!
VW seem to have got a handle on this series, judging by their times. Did well getting Solberg in the car and Kristoffersson is a great rallycross driver. Foust not sure about him and Speed just needs a good series to compete in. Seems they are going to have a good season.

Hope the action was good on both days, you have all the drivers and cars to make great racing
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 28 May 2018, 10:18 (Ref:3825194)   #487
tbtstt
Veteran
 
tbtstt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
United Kingdom
Redhill, England
Posts: 2,967
tbtstt should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridtbtstt should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcopolo View Post
apparently the cars are 25kg heavier than the WRX cars, sure IMG plan to bring them to the same rules eventually
Yeah, I have read that a few times on Facebook but not seen any official confirmation yet.

There was a similar weight penalty (30 kilos) in the World regulations a few years ago when they were trying to close all the loopholes, so the additional weight would make sense if they are trying to pull all the GRC cars in the same direction.

So I'm afraid to say that I was presented with a last minute opportunity to get to Silverstone for free, so I caved in and went yesterday (yeah, I know, Judas).

The positives? This was much better organized than the British Championship round. Quick parking, quick entry and a quick exit. The whole street food thing was uber hipster, but I can't deny that there was some decent grub and the prices, although steep, were not excessive for a track event. There were a lot of static displays in and around the paddock area (plus some moving stuff), so quite a lot to check out aside from the racing. I'm fairly confident that you couldn't get anywhere near the same amount of content into the existing Lydden layout.

Would the above influence my decision to go to the event? Personally no, but I can see the day/weekend being a lot more appealing for the casual racing fan and I guess a wider audience is part of what Speed Machine is all about.

And the negatives? Well, as nice as the above refinements were, I don't think (as has been discussed before) that they justified the steep increase in ticket cost.

I did a brief walk around the spectator area and the jump area was the only place for photos. The crowd line is actually pretty close around turn one, but (obviously) there is high fencing there, so no photo opportunities. That said, I guess you could make the same critique of a number of European circuits. There are no high fences down the bottom of the circuit (and there seemed to be quite a number of people watching from there at the end of the day), but it's quite a way back.

The core issue for me though is still the track layout. There have definitely been refinements made since the British round, but it's still a slow circuit and not conducive to overtaking. With five months until the next use of the circuit I wonder if changes will be made?

Oh, and how many times do I have to say it: can people please stop employing Christian Stevenson. I would rather **** in my hands and clap then have to listen to his excruciating stage patter.
tbtstt is offline  
Quote
Old 28 May 2018, 11:31 (Ref:3825204)   #488
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,007
S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!
There is definitely something going on, but we donít know for sure. They might have added weight to it. It seems nothing much changed the circuit, Iíd rather keep British Rallycross at the circuit. Seems the spectators got a bit of what they paid for. At least they had a good experience. Thereís always gonna be critics of this series. And itís not exactly pure motorsport to be honest
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 29 May 2018, 13:13 (Ref:3825446)   #489
leonidas
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
England
Coventry
Posts: 1,250
leonidas should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridleonidas should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
A absurdly overpriced event at a slow, dreary circuit with spectators kept miles from the action. This is not rallycross at its best.

It says everything that the majority of hard-core rallycross regulars on here didn't go - and this is supposed to be the highlight of the year.

I still want WRX to succeed but I'm starting to think it may well be a bubble that is about to burst.
leonidas is offline  
Quote
Old 29 May 2018, 14:58 (Ref:3825467)   #490
feewaybill
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
England
Kent
Posts: 9
feewaybill should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbtstt View Post

The core issue for me though is still the track layout. There have definitely been refinements made since the British round, but it's still a slow circuit and not conducive to overtaking.
I only watched on TV and this was a real issue. They have managed to make the most exciting and dramatic cars look tame, particularly in comparison with earlier rounds. The racing was strung out and poor, and it was clear that the spectator area was distant from the majority of the track. No sense of inclusion in the event that you always got at Lydden.

I have no doubt it will be publicised as a huge success, but to my mind they have real issues with the core product caused by a disappointing track layout.

I am not sorry I decided to stay at home.
feewaybill is offline  
Quote
Old 29 May 2018, 15:01 (Ref:3825469)   #491
BertMk2
Race Official
Veteran
 
BertMk2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
United Kingdom
Nr Maidstone, Kent
Posts: 8,698
BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by feewaybill View Post
I am not sorry I decided to stay at home.
I had a cracking weekend at Brands Hatch instead of going to Silverstone. Still haven't seen any of the coverage from Silverstone - I'll probably catch the highlights when they're televised.
BertMk2 is offline  
Quote
Old 29 May 2018, 20:19 (Ref:3825542)   #492
Hickey
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
United Kingdom
London
Posts: 884
Hickey should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by BertMk2 View Post
I had a cracking weekend at Brands Hatch instead of going to Silverstone. Still haven't seen any of the coverage from Silverstone - I'll probably catch the highlights when they're televised.
You'll be able to catch up on all the overtakes in the time it took you to read this post...

For me, I would want the track improved and more entries. I thought that one of the reasons to move from Lydden was paddock space. But then Silverstone filled half the paddock with a bandstage and scattered about 40 entries around the other half.

If they reduce the price next year, and make the track quicker, then I'll go. Doubt they will though.

The view from the grandstand when we went in March was actually decent. The cars looks slow cos of the circuit not because of how far back you are. A grandstand by the jump would be good.
Hickey is offline  
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2018, 22:33 (Ref:3826134)   #493
tbtstt
Veteran
 
tbtstt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
United Kingdom
Redhill, England
Posts: 2,967
tbtstt should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridtbtstt should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Probably of limited interest to all of you, but a few pictures from Sunday:








(Incredibly consistent car placement from both Kristoffersson and Solberg: pretty sure most of the black marks on the inside of this corner were from them)

Few more shots here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/229616...57695807647101
tbtstt is offline  
Quote
Old 3 Jun 2018, 09:15 (Ref:3826398)   #494
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,007
S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!
Caught the highlights this morning, my was it hard to pass, which is why Timmy Hansen did a bit of tactical driving in one of the heats. Seems the Joker Lap really was effective there. And what about that pile up in the semi final?
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 3 Jun 2018, 10:20 (Ref:3826419)   #495
geordiecriag101
Racer
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
United Kingdom
Market Harborough
Posts: 317
geordiecriag101 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Cheers for those Steve, cant help but notice how much bigger the Subaru's and Renault's are compared to the rest. At lest one thing, it was a tad warmer than March for the British RX.
geordiecriag101 is offline  
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2018 Pirelli World Challenge silly season NaBUru38 North American Racing 331 15 Jul 2018 04:53
2018 Virgin Australia Supercar Championship Calendar GTRMagic Australasian Touring Cars. 58 3 Nov 2017 07:49
MSA British Rallycross Championship - Round 1 / Belgian Rallycross Championship B Friendly Marshals Needed 2 15 Mar 2011 16:23
MSA British Rallycross Championship - Round 1 / Belgian Rallycross Championship B Friendly Marshals Needed 2 15 Mar 2011 16:22


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.