Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Clubmans Rallycross Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Other Motorsports > Rallying & Rallycross


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19 Aug 2016, 17:34 (Ref:3666606)   #16
Hickey
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
United Kingdom
London
Posts: 902
Hickey should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Frustrating isn't it. The numbers are there it just needs the right class structure. Can't see it changing anytime soon. 13 supercars, 14 mods + 5 s1600 + 7 retros = 26 modified cars 17 swift + 7 Mini + 8 hot hatch = 32 16v 1600cc class. And the rest have their own classes. Simple.
Hickey is offline  
Quote
Old 22 Aug 2016, 12:49 (Ref:3666992)   #17
tbtstt
Veteran
 
tbtstt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
United Kingdom
Redhill, England
Posts: 3,086
tbtstt should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridtbtstt should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Yeah, as said, the numbers are there but spread across too many classes. At least there are enough cars in each class to fill the grid, so no two or three car finals.

In other news, Dave Newsham has withdrawn from the remaining rounds of the Championship:

http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/news/ne...rom-british-rx
tbtstt is offline  
Quote
Old 22 Aug 2016, 13:48 (Ref:3667001)   #18
BertMk2
Race Official
Veteran
 
BertMk2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
United Kingdom
Nr Maidstone, Kent
Posts: 8,829
BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!BertMk2 has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbtstt View Post
Yeah, as said, the numbers are there but spread across too many classes. At least there are enough cars in each class to fill the grid, so no two or three car finals.
The retro grid is looking a bit thin - the numbers there seem to have dropped off a bit. Agree regarding the other classes - there are at least enough cars to warrant their own finals now (assuming all survive throughout the day) but overall there are still too many classes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbtstt View Post
In other news, Dave Newsham has withdrawn from the remaining rounds of the Championship:

http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/news/ne...rom-british-rx
Odd one. All a bit of a damp squib really that wasn't it? Unreliability early in the season and now withdrawal - budget not there, spent on something else (BTCC) or what?
BertMk2 is offline  
Quote
Old 22 Aug 2016, 21:01 (Ref:3667086)   #19
Hickey
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
United Kingdom
London
Posts: 902
Hickey should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I don't mind them having their own finals but by mixing the heats we will get better races and the finals won't be just a replica of the previous 3 heats. I haven't looked at heat times, but I bet Ray Morgan would beat some supermods (as would Coney). And I am sure that Weigosz would beat some of the swifts and minis. Mixed and varied heats then all coming together in the A, B, C finals is what these classes are all about for me. Still it's all pipe dreams and we should be grateful that in these austere times, we have nearly 90 cars on track.
Great to see juniors with more entries.
Hickey is offline  
Quote
Old 27 Aug 2016, 13:33 (Ref:3667835)   #20
Stephen H
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
England
East Sussex
Posts: 942
Stephen H should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Has anyone seen the admission price on the day at the gate advertised anywhere?
Stephen H is offline  
__________________
RIP - WIMBLEDON STADIUM, and OVAL MOTORSPORT in the CAPITAL....
Quote
Old 27 Aug 2016, 15:44 (Ref:3667849)   #21
chunder
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
England
Stevenage
Posts: 8,137
chunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridchunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridchunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
I haven't actually, all you get on the crap website is a link to buy in advance, which means you pay someone a few quid in admin fees to do absolutely nothing, as you print out your own tickets on your own paper and that takes away the extra you saved for early prices, total rip off.

Just turn up and take 20 quid with you, should be enough, if it's not take your money, turn around and go to the beach for the day!! As BRX is not worth anymore than that is it!!
chunder is offline  
Quote
Old 27 Aug 2016, 20:37 (Ref:3667900)   #22
Hampton Caught
Racer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
England
Posts: 117
Hampton Caught should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen H View Post
Has anyone seen the admission price on the day at the gate advertised anywhere?
Stephen, according to the British Rallycross website, entry for the day is 15 per person. unless you've not yet reached your 12th birthday, in which case you get in for free!

87 cars entered, give or take a few late entries and no-shows, will mean a full day's racing ahead. Goodie goodie!

Cheers, Steve
Hampton Caught is offline  
Quote
Old 28 Aug 2016, 08:32 (Ref:3667981)   #23
Hickey
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
United Kingdom
London
Posts: 902
Hickey should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I read it as "from 15", which is probably their concession price or the advance price. I'd be happy to be wrong (as I think 15 quid is great value for the day), but I think it will be 20 on the gate.
Hickey is offline  
Quote
Old 28 Aug 2016, 09:02 (Ref:3667986)   #24
chunder
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
England
Stevenage
Posts: 8,137
chunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridchunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridchunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Thats how I read it too Hick

That was how the did the WRX round. and if you buy early you will pay an admin fee.

15 is great value, 20 is pushing it a bit but still not bad.
chunder is offline  
Quote
Old 29 Aug 2016, 21:10 (Ref:3668485)   #25
Hickey
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
United Kingdom
London
Posts: 902
Hickey should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I enjoyed today, some good racing across the classes, but some spread out races too. Not sure I'm a fan of selecting heats by times as that means you get the quickest guys at the front of each race and makes each race more stretched out.

If Mehlberg never races again it will be too soon. Absolutely criminal how he just drove into Rumsey then kept his foot planted. Not one skidmark on the track proving that he didn't hit the brake once. In fact, he was flat out. Totally ruined Rumsey's car and his Championship chances. If I were Rumsey, I'd think about suing him. I spoke to the clerk of the course after the incident who confirmed that they have Mehlbergs Go Pro, I hope they throw the book at him.
Hickey is offline  
Quote
Old 2 Sep 2016, 14:50 (Ref:3669201)   #26
leonidas
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
England
Coventry
Posts: 1,259
leonidas should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridleonidas should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by chunder View Post
Thats how I read it too Hick

That was how the did the WRX round. and if you buy early you will pay an admin fee.

15 is great value, 20 is pushing it a bit but still not bad.
I would happily pay 30 for a rallycross series that had fewer classes and strong, meaningful competition. Sadly, despite everything that has been said, we still have this daft fragmented class structure.

I still enjoy the sport but I've had a couple of friends interested in competing who have taken one look at the championships, scratched their heads and gone and done something else. They can't be the only ones.
leonidas is offline  
Quote
Old 2 Sep 2016, 19:07 (Ref:3669255)   #27
chunder
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
England
Stevenage
Posts: 8,137
chunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridchunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridchunder should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
A very good point leo, and one that I think gets overlooked. Rallycros should be booming, the apparent success of WRX is not filtering down.

Other rallycross series in parts of Europe are managing to do fine, thought they often have when we struggle. Our numbers are OK, just the daft casses and classes within classes.

Our system has been in disrepair for some years now, and until someone bangs their collective heads together and amalgamates the series we will be in this rather silly situation.

They dont seem to care though as little is being done to sort it out, little men with their little empires dragging the sport down.

One series, no separate Irish series, no separate BTRDA. It's so simple you could scream.

Classes needs work really, because of the way things have been messed about there are now little factions of series within the sport, some hard decisions need to be made, and sadly no-one has the vision or the balls to taken them.
chunder is offline  
Quote
Old 2 Sep 2016, 19:27 (Ref:3669257)   #28
geordiecriag101
Racer
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
United Kingdom
Market Harborough
Posts: 321
geordiecriag101 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
A bit late but here's my vid from Monday's action if anyone interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj9VOlI7R28

Managed to get action from most the classes heats and semis but only got the Supercar, RX150 and Super National finals
geordiecriag101 is offline  
Quote
Old 2 Sep 2016, 20:34 (Ref:3669276)   #29
Barrie
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
England
Colchester Essex
Posts: 908
Barrie should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Spot on Chunder. For me Supercars 4 wd. Then below 1600 cc and above 1600 cc. 2wd. Three classes, all the British and Irish series into one Championship.
Barrie is offline  
Quote
Old 3 Sep 2016, 01:43 (Ref:3669323)   #30
Thundersports
Veteran
 
Thundersports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Balearic Islands
On the dark side of the moon
Posts: 1,551
Thundersports should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barrie View Post
Spot on Chunder. For me Supercars 4 wd. Then below 1600 cc and above 1600 cc. 2wd. Three classes, all the British and Irish series into one Championship.
Agree then wtf do I know!

I went on Monday and had a really good day. Thought 20 was a bit steep to get in. However getting to see all the heats etc in one day made it worth it. The facilities including the dreaded Lydden toilets were improved as was the catering, the outlet at the bottom of the paddock was nearly great! Did anyone else think the driving was more robust than in the past? A bit to much BTCC for me.
I'd also like to say how thoroughly pleasant the Proctor/Bellerby bunch are having been near or in there company for a few meetings going back years.
Thundersports is offline  
__________________
Maverick BossGP/Euroboss anorak
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
British & Retro Rallycross - Lydden Hill August 26/27th MG Rover Sport Rallying & Rallycross 121 20 Sep 2012 10:40
Quaife MSA British Rallycross Championship Lydden Hill Results ebby Rallying & Rallycross 49 28 Apr 2006 21:19
British Rallycross @ Lydden Hill Peter S Rallying & Rallycross 24 19 Apr 2003 13:21


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 20:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.