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Old 3 Aug 2019, 05:40 (Ref:3920919)   #31
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Vernay trots it in for a win.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/08/03...25g-OK82ExJ9m0

Will Brown wants to quit trying to pass around the outside on the first lap, I would have thought.

Cox doing nicely, poor Andre driving great but just no luck at all.

Wonder a little bit where Molly Taylor would be if she swapped cars with Mrs Tander.
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Old 3 Aug 2019, 05:56 (Ref:3920920)   #32
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The race sure was a procession and a clear indication the level of the Australian series is far below that of the TCR World Cup series, which is a worry.
Why is it a worry?
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Old 3 Aug 2019, 06:15 (Ref:3920921)   #33
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The race sure was a procession and a clear indication the level of the Australian series is far below that of the TCR World Cup series, which is a worry.
More of an indication of the Aussie driver talent level than the series surely.... A Frenchman who has never been to Australia, let alone seen the circuit, steps off a plane from Europe the night before, snags pole, and wins by a margin after a completely mistake free run.
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Old 3 Aug 2019, 06:49 (Ref:3920924)   #34
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More of an indication of the Aussie driver talent level than the series surely.... A Frenchman who has never been to Australia, let alone seen the circuit, steps off a plane from Europe the night before, snags pole, and wins by a margin after a completely mistake free run.
A fairly highly credentialed Frenchman though! Most Indy Lights Champions progress to Indycar.
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Old 3 Aug 2019, 07:13 (Ref:3920926)   #35
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Why is it a worry?
Because it means the racing is (was) only close because all the drivers are equally off the pace, rather than equally on the pace!

It means it is very likely a driver could win TCR Australia, then enter WTCR cup and be right down the back, which would be rather embarrassing... it would be better for the series to be at a world class level so drivers could go from TCR Australia to other TCR races and actually be on the pace.
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Old 3 Aug 2019, 07:26 (Ref:3920927)   #36
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TCR Australia is a national series. That's all it's meant to be.
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Old 3 Aug 2019, 08:15 (Ref:3920931)   #37
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Correct , but a worthwhile addition to the Australian motor sport scene, we saw a decent crowd at QR today , maybe even bigger tomorrow!
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Is it running the famous Renault 2.0 F4RT iron block engine from the old Renault Megane RS (which you'd expect given it's an older car developed by privateers and released a full year before the actual road-going RS), or the new fangled aluminium Nissan MR series 1.8 unit from the current RS and Alpine A110? If the former, you wouldn't expect any troubles.

Shame to hear of the dreaded turbo car heat soak on the Alfa Romeo.

The race sure was a procession and a clear indication the level of the Australian series is far below that of the TCR World Cup series, which is a worry.
Megane is using Clio 1.6 block that was enlarged to 1.8, and then they installed crankshaft from Nissan Sentra and they are using turbo from Mercedes A-Class.
Some Frankenstein, but since Renault is dumping all money in stupid F1 project there is nothing to support these cars, they only give Vukovic their blessing
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Old 3 Aug 2019, 08:32 (Ref:3920934)   #39
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Because it means the racing is (was) only close because all the drivers are equally off the pace, rather than equally on the pace!

It means it is very likely a driver could win TCR Australia, then enter WTCR cup and be right down the back, which would be rather embarrassing... it would be better for the series to be at a world class level so drivers could go from TCR Australia to other TCR races and actually be on the pace.
Well I would like that every national TCR series be on WTCR level, but that's impossible.
Just like that 1998 Bathurst. Rickard Rydell was 1.5 second faster then Steven Richards, and Richards later won Bathurst with Jason Bright, so he is not bad driver.
I would love to see Supercars drivers in WTCR, especially McLaughlin, but I don't know if they will be on top or not. After all almost no one from Supercars has driver FWD car.
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Im enjoying TCR Aus very much.... but one irritating fact to me is that the leaderboard on screen only updates once per lap. The commentators are busy saying that driver X has gone off and dropping down the field, yet driver X still shows in 2nd or wherever for the rest of the lap.

A minor issue I admit, but in this day and age seems a bit outdated.
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Car looked a lot better onboard & from the outside than at the Bend.
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Im enjoying TCR Aus very much.... but one irritating fact to me is that the leaderboard on screen only updates once per lap. The commentators are busy saying that driver X has gone off and dropping down the field, yet driver X still shows in 2nd or wherever for the rest of the lap.

A minor issue I admit, but in this day and age seems a bit outdated.
They're not fully utilising the timing system.
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Word is, the #777 crapped an engine.

The other thing that is apparent, is that GRM are now the only team actively running Renaults.
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Im enjoying TCR Aus very much.... but one irritating fact to me is that the leaderboard on screen only updates once per lap. The commentators are busy saying that driver X has gone off and dropping down the field, yet driver X still shows in 2nd or wherever for the rest of the lap.

A minor issue I admit, but in this day and age seems a bit outdated.
The TV production values are certainly not up to VASC standards EB, but I guess that would be a function of the budget.

The product (racing) is mostly of a very good standard although today's round was a bit processional.
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More of an indication of the Aussie driver talent level than the series surely.... A Frenchman who has never been to Australia, let alone seen the circuit, steps off a plane from Europe the night before, snags pole, and wins by a margin after a completely mistake free run.
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A fairly highly credentialed Frenchman though! Most Indy Lights Champions progress to Indycar.
...and a highly-credentialed Frenchman who knows fwd touring cars, and in particular the Audi, inside-out, racing against a field of drivers who mostly have got fairly limited fwd TCR experience...
To be honest, I'd have been very surprised to see Vernay anywhere other than right at the pointy end of the grid this weekend
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