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Old 14 Mar 2012, 01:01 (Ref:3040714)   #1
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A return to Canberra??

Story HERE

Personally I think it'd be great, but I can't see it happening..
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 01:43 (Ref:3040719)   #2
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It seems to be a progression of the accommodation industry body saying that big events are good for their industry (well derr) and then suggesting that the V8s are a good example and using the V8 figures to justify why it's good for everyone.

It's all a bit odd though.
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 01:44 (Ref:3040720)   #3
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It's merely an idea, not even a proposal on paper.

The problem with the old race was too narrow of a track and at the wrong time of year.

I think it could have some possibilities but would require some investment like Townsville, building a semi permanent track that would encourage passing.

But I don't see it happening anytime soon.
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 03:07 (Ref:3040735)   #4
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Having just moved from Adelaide to Canberra and really enjoy living in the region, I sincerely hope more of a formal attempt is made to revive a race here. I remember watching the race years ago on the teev and it really was one of the most boring races of the year. It had it's crashes, sure, but that's not racing. As has already been said, it was just too damn narrow.

I don't know what the answer is in terms of where else it can be held, but it is a tremendous opportunity to showcase some of the beautiful country there is around here, boost tourism etc. etc. And last but most certainly not least is THE FANS... It would most certainly be the biggest regional event in Australia if done right. It's not just Canberra and Canberrans that have something to gain here. Think about Wagga, Gundagai, Yass, Goulburn, Batemans Bay, Moruya and Cooma.

The idea shouldn't be dismissed by the ACT government so quickly. It would be foolish.
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 03:09 (Ref:3040738)   #5
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 03:15 (Ref:3040742)   #6
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 03:26 (Ref:3040745)   #7
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 09:08 (Ref:3040841)   #8
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I'd be able to watch it from my office.

Changes to the track would be easy. They didnt use the widest road choices last time.

It won't happen though.
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 10:04 (Ref:3040867)   #9
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Never understood why it was held in one of the coldest parts of the country in the middle of winter, would have stood a much better chance had it been held during Autumn or Spring. But seeing the ACT government has to write a large cheque to V8$A to have the last contract terminated early, can't see them fronting up again.
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 10:39 (Ref:3040874)   #10
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Return to Canberra...Then leave again...
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 11:04 (Ref:3040887)   #11
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It needs to be at the end of the year. Its a good time of year weather wise, accomodation and tourism would get a boost because the snow season would have finished, and everyone buggers off come summer.

But it won't happen.
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 20:26 (Ref:3041144)   #12
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I think the issue with the old Canberra circuit was that a number of points were made effectively narrow. That is, you have corners and bends packed together in sections such that the effective width of practical racing surface/line was narrowed down.

Three spots stick out to me as places where changes would have helped the racing quite noticeably. At Turn 1, it should have just been a straight-in run. That extra bend to the left makes it easy to make it a one-line-in corner, and thus eliminate overtaking possibilities. Bypassing the complex at Queen Victoria Terrace would add another respectable "straight" to the lap. Finally, removing the chicane at Flynn Drive would give a nice, long run into the final chicane, along a stretch where you have three full lanes to work with no less.
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Old 15 Mar 2012, 02:40 (Ref:3041262)   #13
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The biggest problem with Canberra has nothing to do with the crack.

The fact that it lost money, solid money, not enough people turned up nor watched on tv.........................and it lost money.

Also, the promoter falsely stated attendence and economic benefits.

Yeah lets bring it back
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Old 15 Mar 2012, 03:00 (Ref:3041266)   #14
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Some mistakes that were made can certainly be corrected to help alleviate that shortcoming. Also, give me ONE race promoter (oval, road course, or street circuit around the globe) who does NOT try to overstate the positive aspects of his/her event.

These things do take time to build up. Long Beach would likely have been three and done (same as Canberra), if not for Mario Andretti's win in 1977.

As a circuit, I might be willing to say that I'd take Canberra over Winton or Queensland Raceway.
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Old 15 Mar 2012, 03:02 (Ref:3041267)   #15
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Your kidding arent you? Winton and Queensland provide actual racing.

When you are spending Government money, lying about the results is not in your best interests.
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