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Old 7 Jan 2010, 14:45 (Ref:2609534)   #46
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Atle, I recognize your name. Have you raced in a support race to the STCC at any point? Or in one of SSK's series?

I'll also add that NSC will have GT3 and GT4 classes this season, too. Too late for that series, though. I will be interested to see how Leif Lindström's series pans out - he's been trying to put something togeather for some time now. His Ginetta series has already been pretty successful, especially considering they don't run togeather with STCC. I like that he's been able to create a calendar with no STCC clashes, and having the Ginettas as a support cateogory is good. I do hope he chooses the 2x1hr races, those are good value for money for a gentleman racer.

Flash Engineering's series have the right format, but I don't think they'll let it compete with their Carrera Cup series. More likely this will be a place for the CC teams to run endurance races. Which is too bad, because they'd fit right into Lindström's series.

Aiming for a Scandinavian series is hoping for a bit much, I think. From a Swedish perspective I'd rather see a focus on the home market, because there's enough potential to run a good series here. At most I'd go to Våler, but then Våler isn't a particuarly good track. Any other place is too long a journey. An international series could work, but then you're talking one level up in professionalism and overall level than I am. Norway and Sweden can run a low-level series in between them. So can Sweden and Denmark, or even Sweden and Finland. But as soon as you get three countries or more you're asking a lot from your competitors in terms of travel. Also, is there the teams in Norway to support such a series? I know only of Roger Moen's team, and Cartech (which seems like a very small team). In Sweden and Denmark there's a lot of teams (relatively speaking) who could run cars. Some in Finland, too, though not many.
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Old 7 Jan 2010, 17:42 (Ref:2609630)   #47
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I raced the Renault 5 Junior (with Mattias Ekström) with SSK in 1995. And I have raced with the STCC at Vålerbanen and Arctic Circle Raceway a couple of times.

Now I race in the VLN at the Nürburgring.

I don't agree about Vålerbanen. OK, it's both a race track and a safety center, but the track is one of the most fun in Scandinavia. You have good speed all the way, a very challenging left right combination and no really slow corners.

And in the last years they have also added a proper pit lane, stands for the spectators, and the whole facility is always clean, with green grass and it looks good - compared to a lot of other Scandinavian tracks.

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I raced the Renault 5 Junior (with Mattias Ekström) with SSK in 1995. And I have raced with the STCC at Vålerbanen and Arctic Circle Raceway a couple of times.

Now I race in the VLN at the Nürburgring.

I don't agree about Vålerbanen. OK, it's both a race track and a safety center, but the track is one of the most fun in Scandinavia. You have good speed all the way, a very challenging left right combination and no really slow corners.

And in the last years they have also added a proper pit lane, stands for the spectators, and the whole facility is always clean, with green grass and it looks good - compared to a lot of other Scandinavian tracks.

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It's probably from the Våler support races I recognize you. Super Sevens, right? But I think we'll have to disagree about Våler. It has never seemed very suitable to bigger cars to me. And those gravel traps just sucks you in like nothing else.
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Old 8 Jan 2010, 07:53 (Ref:2609902)   #49
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Yes, Seven Racing. I won the Norwegian Championship i 07.

The gravel traps at Vålerbanen sucks! I agree! It's sand traps and not gravel traps...
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It may be that some drop out because of the fast factory cars, but I do not think the rules are the problem. I have worked for over two years to build a car and do not feel that the rules restricted the possibility of building a fast car. But now, once it becomes clear that perhaps the series dies, I do not find it very funny.
I think it's really fun to fight against ORECA Vipers, that is something to measure my car against. I presented the car here in the forum for a short time ago.
http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118490

If it becomes so that the series is down, so I see this as a major obstacle for amateurs to build a car and be with, because you simply do not have time to build a car adapted to the rules.
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Göran, I'm very happy to see the car out on track. Been following the build since it was announced on the rejsa.nu site, nice photoblog the team (still SpeedLab, right?) had there.
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