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Old 31 Jul 2020, 13:11 (Ref:3991857)   #271
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I really enjoyed the race, even if the safety cars do feel unnecessary!

Has anyone else ever wondered if there is a bit of acrimony between SRO and radiolemans? GTWC barely ever gets a mention on midweek motorsport, and I feel like they sometimes refer to a driver 'racing in another series' rather than referring to GTWC directly. Might just be me, I just find it a shame as I like RLM as pundits and would be interested in their views on GTWC.
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Old 31 Jul 2020, 13:44 (Ref:3991862)   #272
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I really enjoyed the race, even if the safety cars do feel unnecessary!

Has anyone else ever wondered if there is a bit of acrimony between SRO and radiolemans? GTWC barely ever gets a mention on midweek motorsport, and I feel like they sometimes refer to a driver 'racing in another series' rather than referring to GTWC directly. Might just be me, I just find it a shame as I like RLM as pundits and would be interested in their views on GTWC.
Yeah there does seem to be a determination for SRO to do everything in house. RLM, along with Mr Goodwin did do a Spa 24 commentary session a few years back and it was excellent.

I think it's more SRO than RLM/DSC/Racer to be honest. They seem like a very closed shop in that regard.
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Old 1 Aug 2020, 09:19 (Ref:3992019)   #273
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To be honest, why would SRO change the team that does comms all season for just the Spa 24 ?

Last year regular commentators David Addison and John Watson were joined by Bob Varsha for the daytime shifts, with Charlie Butler-Henderson and Martin Haven taking over at night. Dakota Jane and Ryan Myrehn as pit reporters. All very well known in the SRO paddocks, so there's no point in SRO hiring others to do Spa.

IIRC the RLM broadcast some years ago was also done independently, with drivers coming into the media center to sit next to Graham and go on air.
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Old 1 Aug 2020, 09:46 (Ref:3992027)   #274
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To be honest, why would SRO change the team that does comms all season for just the Spa 24 ?
I'd be changing Mr Watson full time anyway. He's gone full old man crazy the last few years. With Addison having to play the sane one.
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I confess I got a bit fed up with Wattie getting the places wrong. 'He's up into second' Hmm, I think it might be third......
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I confess I got a bit fed up with Wattie getting the places wrong. 'He's up into second' Hmm, I think it might be third......
It does not matter how "crazy" John Watson gets. He is the god of SRO GT racing. If he is removed from commentary before he dies then there should be rioting on the streets of La Source and Raidillon Eau Rouge.
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That sacred, eh?
He is on equal levels to Chuck Norris.
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