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Old 31 Jan 2001, 23:59 (Ref:61527)   #1
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Invader should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Love 'em or hate 'em, they will be part of the new 2001 BTCC, BMP style.
Your thoughts?!*
Personally, I love the things and it should reduce the amount of red flag causing incidents before turn 1.
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 00:04 (Ref:61534)   #2
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Standing start man myself. After all the effort which go into qualifying, it seems a poor way to start when the starter has to try & judge if everyone is in the right place.

No get them lined up on the grid 3,2,1 go.......

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Old 1 Feb 2001, 07:53 (Ref:61584)   #3
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Standing starts win hands down.

You have to control your right foot and balance between throttle and clutch to get a perfect start.
Rolling starts are just foot down and go. Its too boring!
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 12:48 (Ref:61630)   #4
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In 1988 the FIA forced a rolling start on the Bathurst 1000, and all the excitement and expectation of roaring thunder etc. became a damp squib. Rolling starts are dead boring and it's so easy to get an unfair advantage. A rolling start will take at least half the excitement out of the whole race. I prefer red flags to pace cars.
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 17:18 (Ref:61670)   #5
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I must agree with the majority as standing starts from 20 super tourers sends shivers down my spine.
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 18:27 (Ref:61678)   #6
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I knew for a few weeks that the btc were going to have rolling starts. The forum which was at (BTCC Forum)had a visit from the man himself Richard West, because we were having a big debate about rolling starts that Richard West has taken it into consideration. It would be great for rolling starts at circuits like Knockhill because the amount of Touring and Production cars. I would suggest a le mans like start where the driver has to run to the car and go!
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 18:42 (Ref:61687)   #7
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Didn't I read somewhere that it was rolling starts for the feature race, but regular standing starts for the sprint?

No?

Dreaming again...
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 18:44 (Ref:61688)   #8
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Actually you are right, the rolling starts are going to be for the main feature race. So you are not dreaming!
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 18:46 (Ref:61691)   #9
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Phew!

I can sleep easy now!

('Til I start dreaming again!)
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 18:49 (Ref:61694)   #10
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well I suppose that will mean more cars finishing the feature race which is no bad thing.
I have to say that if you can't see the first corner you loose a lot of the action.
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 19:00 (Ref:61699)   #11
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I agree with hunttheshunt. I couldn't believe the sheer noise when I went to Knockhill for the first time. If you listen carefully to the Tv, particularly the live Tv races, the noise is actually turned down!
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 19:08 (Ref:61704)   #12
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I turn my telly to full blast, and the good thing is that i have surround sound! THAT TINGLING SENSATION!
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Old 1 Feb 2001, 21:09 (Ref:61747)   #13
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...down your spine!
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Old 2 Feb 2001, 15:08 (Ref:61930)   #14
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Believe me, if a rolling start is done properly it can ensure suitable quantities of carnage.
Before last year in the UK Clios (standing start) I had 3 seasons in Super Coupe Cup (rolling) and the main difference is that in a rolling start everyone take sthe green light 3 inches apart and arrives at the first corner en masse 30 mph quicker.
I am a fan of standing starts (although I had a few duff ones last year) purely on safety reasons!!! Which seems to run against the majority of views here...
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Old 2 Feb 2001, 17:47 (Ref:61961)   #15
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Perhaps having one standing start for the tourers and one rolling start is the best of both worlds, then. We'kll certainly see come Brands. (But i wont be here as im on holiday over Easter-noooooooooooooo!!!!!)
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