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Old 8 May 2006, 08:15 (Ref:1603049)   #1
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Starting the annual thread a little early as I have just read the regs for the race - no Sports Racers allowed this year but teh Germans with their yoki's will be...... also fuel not included in the entry this year - that will hurt you Louise!!!!
We are thinking about entering the Lotus Cortina instead of the Merlyn but struggle to understand the rationale behind banning the Sports Racers and allowing the maniacs with the German hotrods (who it should be remembered caused one of the worst accidents of the race during the safety car period!). Clearly I am talking my book but would be interested to hear what others think
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Old 8 May 2006, 08:23 (Ref:1603055)   #2
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I'm not sure I'm qualified to comment on the sports racers, aside the fact that some of them aren't pre 96 let alone 66 ! is it because many of them never competed in period in long races ?

The German cars seem to be prepared 'differently' and in a way that isn't in keeping with the rest of the field ??? and certainly the tyres are a big issue/talking point.

Does the race struggle to fill the grid without the German contingent ? from what I'd seen in the past I'd say no
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Old 8 May 2006, 08:32 (Ref:1603059)   #3
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I think that the organisers have gone for the easy option - the Germans will take 30 cars but I am certain that the FIA cars would easily take that slack up. re the Sports Racers - the moody one from 2 years ago was made to run as an invitation class last year. Sports Racers most definately did endurance in period - remember Clark's dominance at the Nordschlieffe in a 23b led to the French banning it from Le Mans because they wanted a French car to win that class......
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the French do that all the time at LeMans !

seems odd to ban the sports racers then, maybe they're doing it under pressure from the Germans ? so it'll effectively turn into an enduro saloon car race, then withing 5 years it'll be THunder saloons and somewhere to take you Janglia, Skoda DFV, Chevy-beetle etc !!!
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Old 8 May 2006, 09:48 (Ref:1603113)   #5
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As I have a customer who races as well in those German Idi... (sorry) Historics, I'll ask if he knows more about the fact Spa does not allow sportscars. It almost sounds like they are behind it.
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Old 8 May 2006, 09:48 (Ref:1603115)   #6
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the German cars are already there - the Yank tank last year was as trick as you like - it put in a sub 3 minute lap which is ridiculous! It could at best be descirbed as a silouette!
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Old 8 May 2006, 10:05 (Ref:1603126)   #7
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sadly there was only 3 sports racers and 30 germans so I guess they were always going to win.... might look for another long distance race at Spa instead - anyone know what VdeV are like?
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Old 8 May 2006, 11:19 (Ref:1603192)   #8
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Wow - sorry to hear the sports car news Simon. That screws up your plans a bit. i must admit that although the sports racers are a little tricky to see from our high up Falcon, I would much rather race with them than the German lot on their modern tyres. We have entered and been accepted and are really looking forward to it. Um, I just need to save up for the fuel now...
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sadly there was only 3 sports racers and 30 germans so I guess they were always going to win.... might look for another long distance race at Spa instead - anyone know what VdeV are like?
VdeV are very good and professional. The organiser (Eric VdV) has been racing in historics for years. Give them a try definitely. Our FJ Lurani race at Spa is now in July (15/16) alongside TGP, Orwell, Group C, Grand Turismo Masters and Sport Racing Masters (I am not quite sure what the latter two series are, but might suit you).

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Old 8 May 2006, 18:09 (Ref:1603519)   #10
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GT Masters and Sports Masters are the old Gentleman Driver series now under Masters' umbrella. They (we) are at Spa 16/16 July and at the 6 hour meeting.
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Old 10 May 2006, 07:52 (Ref:1604811)   #11
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judging by the FHR website and Redwater's avoidance of the question I think we can assume that altho everyone in the 6 Hour will be on Dunlop and Avons (if wet) the FHR cars (which will be on the same grid as last year) will be free to run on yoki's so my only advice is insure your car if entering as they caused a fair amount of damage last year (most notably crashing into a TVR when everyone was under a service car). It is very sad that the organizers feel it neccessary to include these lunatics and more to the point a shame they wont actually admit they are going to run (clearly knowing what the other drivers and subsequent editorial comment in all the british car mags think about their driving standards!) - you have to go to the FHR website for confirmation!! Rant over!
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There is nothing on the FHR website about Spa . There is no problem if the FHR racers come and race on Avons Dunlops I presume
If read the regs of redwater, correct me if i am wrong, dunlops Avons only.
If this is correct we put our Grantura on the list!!!!!
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Old 10 May 2006, 17:30 (Ref:1605210)   #13
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Having just had a long chat with Vincent at Redwater I am pleased to report he said that if FHR run they will have to run with Dunlop M (Avons if wet) so on that basis we are entering the Lotus Cortina!
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Old 10 May 2006, 17:51 (Ref:1605235)   #14
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Aren't Dunlops and Avons eligible whatever the weather? The regs don't mention rain as far as I can see?
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Old 11 May 2006, 08:13 (Ref:1605669)   #15
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you might be right although my understanding was it had to be declared wet - I think the general view is that Avons wouldnt last 6 hours in the dry!
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