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Old 14 May 2018, 23:31 (Ref:3822461)   #1
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Old 14 May 2018, 23:47 (Ref:3822464)   #2
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Got a bigger picture GTR? Seems a bit too small for the PC screen.

Saw something on Facebook that they're predicting Nissan will be out. And honestly, it's not a surprise after all the effort, time and money for only a few race wins at Winton and the occasional pole compared to efforts by the former marques of Volvo and Erebus-Mercedes.
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Old 15 May 2018, 00:10 (Ref:3822469)   #3
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Its a shame to lose a manufacturer but considering what the Kellys have done (or rather not done) with Nissan its not necessarily unexpected. I'm surprised they havent pulled the pin earlier or switched teams. I was just thinking the other day of what GRM could've achieved with the Japanese marque after they split with Volvo considering the success they had in such a short time compared to the Nissan/Kelly tie up.
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Interesting not even the possibly of fielding a GT-R had them considering staying involved for longer.

Looks like another reason why the current series formula is in need of a re-jig.
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Going alone makes no sense at all if they cant make the current factory supported effort work. Not to mention they'll have to replace the Nissan money which I believe has gotten smaller year by year but still is a considerable sum.
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When Volvo went, Nissan should have given two cars to GRM.

With the Nissan money aren't KR at similar pace too when they hadn't?
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sad, but really no need for nissan to keep racing in this series. No real car to race in the category in Australia
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Old 15 May 2018, 02:25 (Ref:3822490)   #11
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What benefit do we have by continuing to run this as a development category? From what I can see, all it does is cost teams money and scare of manufacturers.
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sad, but really no need for nissan to keep racing in this series. No real car to race in the category in Australia
Nissan don't sell a four door passenger car in Australia any more.
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The Mustang really piqued Nissans' interest.
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Is that a requirement?

Common chassis - throw some tailored panels at it and call it whatever your marketing team approves of.

Thats Touring car racing isn't it?
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Common chassis - throw some tailored panels at it and call it whatever your marketing team approves of.

Thats Touring car racing isn't it?
there is nothing for the marketing team to call it

It made sense when Nissan were trying to sell the altima, but now they have no car

their sports cars dont sell in significant numbers (in Australia) to fund the cost. (yearly sales are less than the monthly sale of the mustang)
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