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Old 13 Feb 2018, 14:36 (Ref:3800976)   #1
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At last some good news a long wait

https://www.autosport.com/wrx/news/1...8-grc-calendar

Is this Doran/GRC organised or are the clowns involved with img involved aswell?

Lydden visit could be on the cards providing there no clowns and no circus
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 14:40 (Ref:3800977)   #2
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No circus?? It's American!
Should be fun though. Lots of action on both days as it's a double header. Be nice to have some British entries and support classes too!
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 14:49 (Ref:3800981)   #3
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No circus?? It's American!
Should be fun though. Lots of action on both days as it's a double header. Be nice to have some British entries and support classes too!
American or not it will be nice to have a non other event, just pray the entries are only for the ERC regulars not the others...
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 14:55 (Ref:3800985)   #4
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I just meant that as it's American there will be a massive circus in town. Expect a huge jump too. Not sure where though... Maybe at the chicane!

The news isn't on the wrx website and they don't miss a social media trick so maybe they aren't involved.
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 15:02 (Ref:3800988)   #5
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I just meant that as it's American there will be a massive circus in town. Expect a huge jump too. Not sure where though... Maybe at the chicane!

The news isn't on the wrx website and they don't miss a social media trick so maybe they aren't involved.
Let's kin hope they are not involved any of em,
£50 adult ticket for the weekend I see
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 15:26 (Ref:3801006)   #6
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Tickets are roughly the same price as the other series though. I'm quite excited about it to be honest.

IMG needs a kick in the backside and this might be it.
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 15:26 (Ref:3801007)   #7
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Yup not cheap but cheaper than Silverstone. Plus I guess it is essentially two rounds so 25 each per round. So only 10 quid more than a British round
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 15:39 (Ref:3801014)   #8
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Expect a huge jump too. Not sure where though...
70 ft confirmed.
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 15:59 (Ref:3801020)   #9
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I saw reference in the press release to a 70ft jump but it seemed to me to be more a description of the GRC series (i.e. that it has close action, top racers and a signature 70ft jump) rather than saying they would have a jump at lydden.

Hard to see where it could safely go at lydden, other than the infield somewhere. And don't the usually have a bail out for the jump? Where does that go... ?
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 16:25 (Ref:3801031)   #10
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Kent Online article seems to suggest that there will be a jump there:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbu...he-big-160068/
(Though a lot of the news stories relating to this, seem to be regurgitating the original press release, so that may just be assumption there.)

If the jump is happening though, I did wonder if it might be on the straight between the exit of Chessons and the turn in for the Elbow (that would be well placed right in front of the crowd line). As said above though, not sure if that might be a bit tight in terms of space for a bail out route.

The ticket price is perhaps a bit steep, but if they can attract some decent UK/European entrants I think that could justify the entry costs. If they are going to market it as a UK/Europe Vs. USA race, then the presence of some of the European Championship regulars is vital.
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 18:17 (Ref:3801077)   #11
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The prices are 28 per day each day and 50 for the weekend. Will you be camping there in nearly November? Thought not.

For me a missed opportunity by Lydden. All they have done is said "bugger we can't make half a million with WRX, tell you what just throw the exact same prices at a series no-one knows anything about, in the freezing cold and the mugs will show up to support their favourite track, coz they wont be going to Silverstone.

The only bonus of the time oif year is that the track will probably b wetter so the lack of any off road element will be less. And we need to see what supports are there.

Sorry Pat I sussed you out as soon as I saw the prices mate. Cash grab to amke up for not having WRX, that's all this is
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 18:37 (Ref:3801085)   #12
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I dare say he won't miss your absence. Cheer up pal.

Given that it will all take place on the same day, i would expect track action to be fairly non-stop. Especially if they chuck in a support series.

Would I rather watch WRX? Obviously yes. But, given that it's two events, it actually represents better value as there is no need for you to go to both days. It's cheaper than a day at the BTCC.

Depending on entry and support, it could be a very fun day out. Especially if the rain comes out to mess with the yanks.

We'll be there and we are not mugs.
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 18:59 (Ref:3801092)   #13
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I wonder if they will use the joker as it is used in "regular" rallycross. In GRC the joker works the opposite way, the slower alternative is the regular track and the faster one is the joker that they are allowed to use once.

The regulations differs from ERX and WRX though and with the round being so late ERX regulars might be looking towards the next season instead. The VW's and the Ford's is quite the competition, could have been WRX cars just as well.
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 21:42 (Ref:3801132)   #14
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Good news, means the spirit if rallycross is still alive at Lydden where it should be
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 21:43 (Ref:3801133)   #15
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OK the main issues are these.

BTRDA final round is the same weekend, and the next weekend is BRX final round.

WRX teams will be en route to South Africa, that bastion of rallycross history. So there will be nothing other than historics, rage buggies with a few notional guest appearances. ERX run different regs, so while you might get Scotts guys (he would probably change the cars maybe) no-one else unless they are paid travel money will come I imagine.

GRC usually gets about 12 cars max, so this is about the same price as WRX 2017, which is a bigger series but IMG would not allow Lydden to run anything like as good a show as it could because of the supposed pit issues, nonsense, they simply didn't get enough gate money to warrant putting ERX on there.

It's a cash grab pure and simple, and sadly I can see through that as easily as I hope a few more do, it's October, it's cold, no-one will camp. And it's two meetings in two days to make sure the yanks all turn up! And also so they can charge the same both days, max profit.

Call me cynical but I can see through this crap too easily sorry.

It's great GRC is coming, but why not just for once for Gods sake put something before profit, try and get people interested, it's a crap date, it's not nice weather like WRX usually is, make it an easier, less profit based choice FFS instead of doing what you've done.
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