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Old 8 Apr 2018, 06:55 (Ref:3813887)   #46
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The race, especially the start, was like what I'd imagine a morning commute during rushhour in Marrakech would look like. Carnage at the traffic light followed by a lengthy and boring queue. That "thing" just is not adequate as a racetrack...


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Old 8 Apr 2018, 11:17 (Ref:3813954)   #47
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Hyundai performance is disappointing.

OK, they'they've got 4 great drivers and the track might suit them better, but the gap to the others is really big.

Look at the other cars, they seem to be very even and FIA seem tto have mistaken with BOP for Hyundai
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Old 8 Apr 2018, 11:19 (Ref:3813956)   #48
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Tarquini on pole, Muller second, Michelisz third
Hyundai 1-2-3-4
18 cars in Q1 were covered in 1 second, BUT I still thinks that Hyundai need bigger BOP, and I know Alfa's bad at twisty tracks, but still...
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Old 8 Apr 2018, 11:26 (Ref:3813958)   #49
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After the qualifying it becomes blatantly obvious that Hyundais BOP is completely whack. Thank god they have 4 top drivers and two rivalling teams and no alibi backmarkers. Having all 4 drivers dominating Marrakech is better then 2 upfront with two weaker drivers outside the top ten to "prove" how equal all cars are. They will not go unchanged into the next round. Otherwise the FIA will make a mockery of this series right at the start.

Honda, VW, Seat and Audi seem to be close enough right now.

And, please, could we please start racing at proper circuits...? This years calendar is the worst part of the championship.

Marrakech, Vila Real, Nordschleife, Macao and maybe Wuhan are NOT optimal tracks for touringcar racing. That makes 5 out of 10 (!) venues. Overtaking at Zandvoort is also very hard. I mean Macao is a must venue, but we could also race in Portimao, Nürburgring GP and virtually every other f*ing parking lot in Marokko and have a more appropiate calendar.
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Old 8 Apr 2018, 14:21 (Ref:3814026)   #50
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I said in the WTCR section that the bop of the Hyundais seemed too light. However great performance by Tarquini!

Marrakech is an absolutely terrible track. I would prefer something more classic for touring car, two chinese rounds make no sense at all...money rules
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Old 8 Apr 2018, 14:32 (Ref:3814030)   #51
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Only Macau is my favorite street circuit from the WTCR Calander
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Old 8 Apr 2018, 17:25 (Ref:3814093)   #52
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These Audi brake problems are consistent and seem dangerous.
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Old 8 Apr 2018, 18:07 (Ref:3814125)   #53
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Much better racing today. Surprisingly I even enjoyed Race 3.

Want to see racing at proper racing circuits. Should be massively better. Hopefully a lot closer too at the front
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Old 8 Apr 2018, 19:01 (Ref:3814142)   #54
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Well, I would like to say anything about race 2 and race 3, but there was no TV coverage in Germany and I couldn't find any livestream... That´s very embarrassing for WTCR.
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 12:37 (Ref:3816348)   #55
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Well, I would like to say anything about race 2 and race 3, but there was no TV coverage in Germany and I couldn't find any livestream... That´s very embarrassing for WTCR.
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 19:05 (Ref:3816413)   #56
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Race 1 was live on Facebook, but only if you have a FB account.
Don't know if race 2 and 3 were live on FB.

In the past you could always find the WTCC races on Youtube. This time they were taken down for copyright reasons within 24 hours. IMO that's a bad thing. A series like this needs free coverage like TCR International in the past.
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 19:51 (Ref:3816420)   #57
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Race 1 was live on Facebook, but only if you have a FB account.
Don't know if race 2 and 3 were live on FB.

In the past you could always find the WTCC races on Youtube. This time they were taken down for copyright reasons within 24 hours. IMO that's a bad thing. A series like this needs free coverage like TCR International in the past.
Only Race 1 is on FB
Race 2 and 3 are Eurosport only
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Old 19 Apr 2018, 13:33 (Ref:3816500)   #58
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I actually got me an eurosport subscription just because of WTCR. But it should have more widely availible coverage.
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Old 19 Apr 2018, 14:46 (Ref:3816512)   #59
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In the past you could always find the WTCC races on Youtube. This time they were taken down for copyright reasons within 24 hours. IMO that's a bad thing. A series like this needs free coverage like TCR International in the past.
Agreed. I luckily got in there early, but widely available coverage is important for the formative period of WTCR to generate awareness.

I guess they are going a different route, hopefully, the pay TV money is helping some of the teams.
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