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Old 7 Dec 2011, 03:09 (Ref:2996249)   #1
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 04:10 (Ref:2996253)   #2
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It's hardly 'news' though is it.

V8SC will use this publicity to prod it's NZ fan-base, with the objective of drumming up enough support for another venue with ratepayers and taxpayers covering the cost.
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 04:12 (Ref:2996254)   #3
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A bit of the press conference

http://www.3news.co.nz/VIDEO-New-Zea...9/Default.aspx
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 04:48 (Ref:2996262)   #4
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Upgrades for what... your series to good for our tracks cocko?

Pathetic.
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 04:56 (Ref:2996269)   #5
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None of our existing tracks have facilities suitable for the V8s. Except for Taupo and that's in the middle of no where.

So, if no NZ round, and given TV3s crap coverage this season. I fear that we are heading towards no coverage in NZ soon
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 05:32 (Ref:2996278)   #6
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Yep, I got to say TV3 has done it's best to kill off the fringe fan base that any round in NZ needs through the gate, to fill the stands.
Except for Bathurst and Hamilton theres no interest in watching a race the day after (after it's been in the news all day) and at Midnight.
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 05:40 (Ref:2996280)   #7
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No biggie, we will have our own series soon Mr Cochrane with plenty of local and Australian stars!
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 06:05 (Ref:2996283)   #8
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I can't say I fault V8SC, with NZ's resource consent laws, it's basically impossible to get anything done in a timely or price friendly manner.

If you don't want to be competitive you lose out and good on V8SC to move on to brighter pastures.
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 06:21 (Ref:2996291)   #9
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Upgrades for what... your series to good for our tracks cocko?

Pathetic.
Pukekohe needed a raft of upgrades to the circuit itself (run offs etc) and to the pit lane/paddock area to accommodate a fly-in (or more correctly, ship in for the first few years) category of racing.

Pretty much every other NZ track would be the same. Taupo would probably be OK as it has hosted AIGP but of course it is a long way from any accommodation - which is what killed it for V8's when it was looked at previously. Not enough local beds to accommodate the teams, let alone TV, officials, fans etc.
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 08:43 (Ref:2996319)   #10
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No biggie, we will have our own series soon Mr Cochrane with plenty of local and Australian stars!
Im with you mate, let Cochrane go and plunder some other suckers, good riddance i reakon, our own home grown Supertourers can fill the gap nicely, they look the part, sound the part, and with drivers, like Murph, McConville, and loads more Aussie I suspect that will come over for the enduros, we dont need the fatcat's.
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 09:07 (Ref:2996323)   #11
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Somthing doesnt stack up when theve bought all the infrastructure...

Tear down pukekohes pits and putup the hamilton ones...
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 09:12 (Ref:2996327)   #12
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Im with you mate, let Cochrane go and plunder some other suckers, good riddance i reakon, our own home grown Supertourers can fill the gap nicely, they look the part, sound the part, and with drivers, like Murph, McConville, and loads more Aussie I suspect that will come over for the enduros, we dont need the fatcat's.

Hell no, they don't even come close.
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 09:20 (Ref:2996329)   #13
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I have to ask you Mr R, how do you define close? Are you talking about cars, drivers, what exactly?
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 09:47 (Ref:2996338)   #14
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I just can't see the Supertourers filling the gap left by V8SA. I definitely agree that the ST will be seen as the new top tier of NZ motorsport to compete in, but I just can't see how you can compare a successful series which has been running for yonks to come which hasn't even held an event yet. I can understand the reasons behind V8SA pulling out, no track has the adequate facilities to host an event to the level which they require, and the track that is probably closest (Taupo) is one of the most boring tracks to watch racing at in New Zealand (IMO). Don't really understand the bashing of Cochrane because he hasn't really been left with much of an alternative.
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Old 7 Dec 2011, 10:03 (Ref:2996348)   #15
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The whole package.
The cars. They all run the same engine for starters....
The drivers. No top class Aussies.
The tracks, no Bathurst, Phillip Island, Adelaide etc.
No history, the V8s have a direct line back to the 60s with all those legends along the way.

The V8ST will have a couple of tracks, a hand full of rounds in spec cars (why do you think Tier 1 has fallen over?) a few 2nd rate Aussie drivers and will be run in winter.
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