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Old 27 Feb 2018, 15:26 (Ref:3804337)   #76
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The very best of luck to them with 2 new classes. It might work in the US where they are more used to one make (everything the same) races. I really hope IMG or their successor never will get this idea, it would kill rallycross for me.
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Old 27 Feb 2018, 15:37 (Ref:3804342)   #77
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Yup, it's all about the numbers and potential support . This also seems to replace the Lites, so it's just the Polaris class and the Gold class. If they get 40 cars plus some support then I'm sure it will still be a fun event. Anything less and I worry that they won't get the crowds.

I always find releasing the ticket price before the event is known to be an odd move (same with Silverstone). If entries turn out to be disappointing (or the organiser cancels the premier car class!!) it leaves you exposed with overpriced tickets and no way to reduce prices unless you refund to those who bought early bird tickets. Same with Silverstone, let's just say that they are not selling as many as they would like, how can they now offer bargain prices? If it was 40 quid for the weekend I dare say I'd be tempted (other than the fact I've now booked a holiday to Kyrgyzstan).
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Old 27 Feb 2018, 15:42 (Ref:3804344)   #78
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Same with Silverstone, let's just say that they are not selling as many as they would like, how can they now offer bargain prices? If it was 40 quid for the weekend I dare say I'd be tempted (other than the fact I've now booked a holiday to Kyrgyzstan).
Silverstone do potentially have a way to reduce prices: offer tickets without access to the music portion of the event (assuming the layout of the event makes it possible to restrict seeing one thing without the other).

I agree that this must make things very difficult for Lydden: based on the original press release they surely didn't know this was coming?
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Old 27 Feb 2018, 17:31 (Ref:3804370)   #79
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Seems a real shame and a rather pathetic situation considering the sport was invented over here.

I guess we are victims of our own success, they get bigger crowds just about anywhere for WRX, but they will struggle at Silverstone, but they won't care as the majority of people there will not be interested in the racing.

That has a knock on effect in merch sales, advance sales next year and exposure via social media etc the drivers wont feel a push after an event like they may do now. Though it will likely all be wrapped up in the Speedmachine moniker so they will say its a success whatever.

For Lydden I was never going anyway, the pricing was ridiculous for likely 11 cars and the supports would never be enough to persuade me to go unless they got a stack of Europeans there and an invitational supernational event, which is what most event need anyway, it works, always has done, yet is always just ignored apart from guess where? Scandinavia.

It's an awful time of year to have an event, and as said before they are just trying to cash in on losing WRX, the prices are far too high and the entry and everything is simply garbage.

A lot of folk will not be like me and simply disregard it on principle, if some great announcements are made then maybe I might change my mind, but if this is anything like the farcical Superprix at Croft then I don't expect anything other than what is posted.
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Old 28 Feb 2018, 00:59 (Ref:3804440)   #80
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but if this is anything like the farcical Superprix at Croft then I don't expect anything other than what is posted.
Have to say with each passing year, I look back at the early Croft Superprix with more affection. Okay, they were never a match for the early days of the Grand Prix at Brands. But when the ferries were running to Newcastle, Peter Stott did get the Supernational over, and there was always a few names or interesting cars in the Supercars, and most importantly some jolly good racing. I did miss the last Superprix at Croft, but the others I attended, I never left disappointed.

Cannot imagine will we ever get a grid of Scandinavian Supernationals racing in the UK again.

Suppose the best we could hope for, would be a return of the joint British/Belgium meetings, with the Belgium Supernationals.
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Old 28 Feb 2018, 17:53 (Ref:3804661)   #81
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The very early Superprix's were decent enough. I think I went in the earlyu years and there were several tope notch ERC guys there and a bunch of Supernationals.

It was a great weekend, final round of BRC the day before and then this, it was not just the same guys racing both days.

40 odd Stock Hatches aswell, it was a bumper weekend.

It could happen again but I somehow doubt it. There just is not the logistics and money to get them here
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Old 7 Mar 2018, 15:17 (Ref:3806651)   #82
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40 Stock Hatches - happy days!

Where are they now? Where are the drivers? I guess that's what happens if you ban the cheapest class in rallycross in the hope of everyone buying Swifts. Now BRX have done the same to the hot hatch category and ditched that too! Madness.

A couple of guys at my local motor club were looking to get into rallycross. They found that they are now so few active drivers that there is barely a market in cars (except perhaps at the top level) making it even harder to get in the sport.

Worse still, a lot of popular used rallycars just don't fit in the BRX structure or would be uncompetitive in the lower classes (Can't run 205s, 206s, Civics, Fiestas etc).

The whole thing needs a rethink - but we've been saying this for years.
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Old 7 Mar 2018, 19:24 (Ref:3806704)   #83
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Stock Hatch was full of cheating and they were pretty pricey to run at the end. Always happens with supposed cheap classes, the first few years were cheap, but then you had guys running few years old Saxo's and stuff and it got out of hand.
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Right can anybody here tell us just what we can expect to see at Lydden for this event because I'm totally lost.Glad to see that rallycross is still doing its best **** it all up.
I wonder what the Dorans take on it is as it all not what originally advertised.
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Right can anybody here tell us just what we can expect to see at Lydden for this event because I'm totally lost.Glad to see that rallycross is still doing its best **** it all up.
Based on what we know so far you should definitely see:

- "Gold" class rallycross cars (RX Lites with some bits nailed to them)
- Polaris buggies.

And you will hopefully see:

- "Platinum" class rallycross cars (space frame, 1000 KG, 4WD & with 450+ BHP).

Six months until the event though, so things may (and probably will!) change before then.
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Old 6 Apr 2018, 14:46 (Ref:3813262)   #86
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To be fair, with that woeful line up I think they have bought a pup

And are trying to make you the public pay for it.

Easy choice then.
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Old 6 Apr 2018, 16:21 (Ref:3813285)   #87
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Based on what we know so far you should definitely see:

- "Gold" class rallycross cars (RX Lites with some bits nailed to them)
- Polaris buggies.

And you will hopefully see:

- "Platinum" class rallycross cars (space frame, 1000 KG, 4WD & with 450+ BHP).

Six months until the event though, so things may (and probably will!) change before then.
Do that mean Foust, Speed and others? For a simpleton like me please do tell
if it don't non event then will have to amend any earlier posts
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Old 6 Apr 2018, 17:23 (Ref:3813311)   #88
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As lydden have dropped using Foust and Speeds names from the promtion for me its unlikely they will be there or possibly any of last years drivers, and definately none of the cars as there is no class for them.

As for the Platinum class,GRC are saying there will be a "demo race" at Lydden where its being launched. We will have to wait and see on that, certainly won't be buying tickets before I know for sure what we are going to see.

Still think they should run this on the Saturday and relaunch the GP on the Sunday and try and get a few over from Europe for it.
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Do that mean Foust, Speed and others? For a simpleton like me please do tell
if it don't non event then will have to amend any earlier posts
Seems highly unlikely they will be there: Volkswagen and Subaru have committed to a new US rallycross series so one assumes that Foust, Speed, Sandell and Atkinson will all be participating in that.

It remains to be seen what sort of driver numbers the GRC is going to get this year.
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Old 7 Apr 2018, 02:45 (Ref:3813450)   #90
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- "Platinum" class rallycross cars (space frame, 1000 KG, 4WD & with 450+ BHP).
LOL this is the same that french division 3
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