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Old 20 May 2020, 21:12 (Ref:3977415)   #6031
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Yup. Chalk and cheese.

The other point I meant to make was that only one race is being run on a day - so no support races. Only the guys involved in that one race. Apply distancing like this in BTCC and you've killed it - no supports so who would "hang around" to watch three Mickey Mouse length races spread over 6 hours? Nobody I reckon. TV audience wouldn't stay with it and the poor marshalls would die of boredom.
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Old 21 May 2020, 09:46 (Ref:3977476)   #6032
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I take your point (and therefore do sympathise) about the marshals, but maybe the organisers could arrange something to keep them entertained (and awake) between the BTCC races? As far as the TV coverage goes, ITV4 could just show each race live with 'normal' programmes in-between, fill the gaps in with archive footage from previous races or even have a much shorter programme, recording the first two races & culminating with the last one live?
I know it's not ideal and as we are seeing in all walks of life at the moment, no-one really knows how things are going to work, and 'guidance' changes on an almost daily basis. Unfortunately we have to accept that it can't just go immediately back to what we used to have, but was have to accept that something is better than nothing (at least to start with) and then, as more lessons are learned maybe things can be slowly changed into a situation that we all think is better?
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Old 21 May 2020, 09:49 (Ref:3977478)   #6033
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Marshals are what make the races happen. Weíll have to see if any support races go ahead. Maybe we will see a reduced programme.

We must be grateful to ITV4 for showing us the races. Hopefully they still will somehow.

We will get racing back. I am quite sure of that
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Old 21 May 2020, 09:54 (Ref:3977479)   #6034
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The organisers will do everything to make sure the marshals are protected. They wonít let them be neglected. Even if it means a reduced programme.

Canít wait for the TV coverage. We will see it again sometime. There will be steps and we will see racing back. Gow Iím sure has a lot in his head to make it work
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Old 22 May 2020, 20:32 (Ref:3977798)   #6035
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Andy Neate taking about jetting on on his hols to be back in time to self quarantine for 14 days ready for round one.

Not satire.
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Old 22 May 2020, 22:38 (Ref:3977805)   #6036
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Andy Neate taking about jetting on on his hols to be back in time to self quarantine for 14 days ready for round one.

Not satire.
If it's permitted, legal and meets all the guidelines at the time, why's it an issue?
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Old 22 May 2020, 23:10 (Ref:3977807)   #6037
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Technically nothing. I think the point the poster might be making is it rubs it in a bit to people who don’t have such an opportunity and are stuck at home.
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Old 23 May 2020, 06:57 (Ref:3977830)   #6038
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Technically nothing. I think the point the poster might be making is it rubs it in a bit to people who donít have such an opportunity and are stuck at home.
If that is the case, then when all the drivers hit the track, that will also be rubbing it in, because they will also be doing something that others can't, because they are stuck at home.
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Old 23 May 2020, 10:44 (Ref:3977859)   #6039
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You’re right. I wasn’t saying it was wrong, just saying I could see what the poster was getting at.

Certainly doesn’t excuse wishing harm on someone as a following removed post suggested.
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Old 23 May 2020, 10:47 (Ref:3977860)   #6040
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i think it’s not “he’s doing something i can’t”, it’s “that’s a bit irresponsible”. the uk is polarised between “woo let’s all go to the beach” and “june is too early to send some kids back to school it should be 2025”. unless you follow the rules to the letter you can’t win.
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Old 23 May 2020, 11:02 (Ref:3977862)   #6041
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You’ve expressed that better than I did.

I haven’t seen what was originally said, but it might also be in how it came across.

A no win discussion really. It’ll be like Jeremy Vine with people just repeating extremes.
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Surely this is all academic as, as far as I am aware, the UK has yet to lift the foreign travel restrictions banning all but essential travel. Holidays have yet to be classified as essential!
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Old 25 May 2020, 16:52 (Ref:3978241)   #6043
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Countries are allowing from other countries that have had low infection too so not us lol

Ok we need to go by the rules but its a bit ridiculous now. We can all go back to work and be close to colleagues but we cant go to Donnington and social distance to watch the BTCC? Nonsense
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The entire bloody thing is a load of nonsense.

I can "accidentally" meet my entire family or any friends in the queue to get into Tesco. All pretence at distancing goes out the window a few aisles in.

Since Boris's relaxation the other week I could totally legally drive from Cumbria to Cornwall to go and a cycle aling a Cornish coastal path. In effect, this completely removed the Police's ability to stop traffic - undue harassment unless they can prove reasonable suspicion of a traffic or other criminal act.

It's a farce. And Cummings is public enemy for what exactly? The great British public are by and large a bunch of hypocritical ******s. Equally as much as the Government, snide Starmer and the bullshit media.

If Premier League football does start that means 22 men will be in very close physical contact before going home to their loved ones. And they'll then each meet 11 different men in a weeks time. Rinse and repeat. Yet schoolboys can't have a kick about in the park together.

I feel better for my rant.

I feel much better still when we can get back to moaning about proper things - proper things like JP and Matt not playing fair etc.
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The entire bloody thing is a load of nonsense.

I can "accidentally" meet my entire family or any friends in the queue to get into Tesco. All pretence at distancing goes out the window a few aisles in.

Since Boris's relaxation the other week I could totally legally drive from Cumbria to Cornwall to go and a cycle aling a Cornish coastal path. In effect, this completely removed the Police's ability to stop traffic - undue harassment unless they can prove reasonable suspicion of a traffic or other criminal act.

It's a farce. And Cummings is public enemy for what exactly? The great British public are by and large a bunch of hypocritical ******s. Equally as much as the Government, snide Starmer and the bullshit media.

If Premier League football does start that means 22 men will be in very close physical contact before going home to their loved ones. And they'll then each meet 11 different men in a weeks time. Rinse and repeat. Yet schoolboys can't have a kick about in the park together.

I feel better for my rant.

I feel much better still when we can get back to moaning about proper things - proper things like JP and Matt not playing fair etc.
+1

Okay, with all these rules and restrictions being more and more incoherent, I just hope BTCC is really coming back in August- even if behind closed doors.
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