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Old 22 Jul 2018, 21:28 (Ref:3838127)   #181
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A 4 cylinder Aston Martin?!
How’s that going to promote sales of their cars??

People will look at an aggressive looking bodywork and won't give a damn of what is inside. I'd guess this is not a project to promote Aston Martin sales. For that they run and pour money in GTE class.
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Old 23 Jul 2018, 09:39 (Ref:3838221)   #182
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I'd guess this is not a project to promote Aston Martin sales.
then why would aston martin waste money to do something that doesnt promote sales or even reflect their engineering?
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Old 23 Jul 2018, 10:05 (Ref:3838235)   #183
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People will look at an aggressive looking bodywork and won't give a damn of what is inside.
True that. Only us on TenTenths and commenters on motorsport websites care. The majority of viewers/spectators want to see some exciting racing. And if it means more competitors, that is only a good thing.
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Old 23 Jul 2018, 22:33 (Ref:3838372)   #184
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A good looking car on close racing series for a margin of a GTE budget, sounds a great plan to me.



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then why would aston martin waste money to do something that doesnt promote sales or even reflect their engineering?
DTM is a racing show not a shop-window of products.
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Old 24 Jul 2018, 04:03 (Ref:3838412)   #185
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It would be a pipe dream, but man a Polestar 1 in Class One spec would be an awesome thing.

It even runs a 2.0l 4cyl with force induction on the street car!
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It would be a pipe dream, but man a Polestar 1 in Class One spec would be an awesome thing.

It even runs a 2.0l 4cyl with force induction on the street car!

I guess Polestar as a manufacturer is too small for DTM. But speaking of: Cyan Racing should have some capacities left, now that they don't do STCC or WTCC at the moment. IIRC, Volvo was interested in entering DTM, before they decided to do WTCC. But now with the new engines and the willingness of DTM to do sensible internationalisation - i.e. driving in countries where there are enough fans or where they may be enough manufacturer interest -, DTM may be more interesting to Volvo/Geely now. I'm sure if they demand a race in China, the DTM would surely oblige.
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IMO it doesn't maken sense for Geely/Volvo to enter DTM. Their future is electric. Makes more sense to enter F-E and have a customer TCR programme.
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https://www.touringcartimes.com/2018...red-bull-ring/

Sébastien Ogier secures Mercedes wild card drive at the Red Bull Ring
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https://www.touringcartimes.com/2018...red-bull-ring/

Sébastien Ogier secures Mercedes wild card drive at the Red Bull Ring
Fascinating, do we know how much testing he's had?
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DTM Brands

Is anybody in the UK going to Brands from the Bedfordshire or East Northamptonshire area and if so, on what days?
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Old 11 Aug 2018, 10:39 (Ref:3842945)   #191
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Glorious day at Brands Hatch. The DTM cars are awesome. Very fast, very loud and look amazing.
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Old 11 Aug 2018, 14:06 (Ref:3842964)   #192
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Glorious day at Brands Hatch. The DTM cars are awesome. Very fast, very loud and look amazing.

Only not that great for Jamie Green. What you do today will determine your future, Jamie!
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Old 11 Aug 2018, 16:25 (Ref:3842993)   #193
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Been a great day, but the timings are really odd. You have the main event finishing early afternoon, then just a few demos and a few support bits for the rest of the afternoon for the following 4 hours. I've significant numbers leaving after the DTM. I know there is a pit walk at the end of the day, but it seems bad organising to front load it so much. Especially as the 1st hour was DTM practice when a lot of people were just arriving. Would have made a lot more sense to shift the whole schedule back an hour or two
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Old 11 Aug 2018, 16:53 (Ref:3843002)   #194
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The timetable, and lack of anything else happening, was one of the reasons I decided to give this one a miss. When '15 min signal, '3 min signal' and 'start of green flag lap' are listed as separate lines on the schedule , you know they are struggling to pad out the page.
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Old 11 Aug 2018, 17:28 (Ref:3843004)   #195
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I loved it. 45 mins or so of practice in the early morning sun with hardly anyone around. Watched Qual from inside Paddock Hill Bend, which I don't usually get to. Race just long enough to walk a lot of the track. Done by 1430 and at home by 1600. 2,200 photos to sort through. Lovely!

I don't follow DTM so I have no knowledge of the championship standings or dynamics. I just know that I just spent a glorious 3/4 of a day at a picturesque track in the sun watching absolutely incredible cars - loud, fast and great to look at. I've still got a big grin on my face and my ears are ringing.

My only regret is that I can't make it to Brands tomorrow for more.
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