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Old 27 Jul 2019, 14:51 (Ref:3919587)   #76
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Sat in the rain at Lydden waiting endlessly for the next race.

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Old 27 Jul 2019, 17:45 (Ref:3919660)   #77
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Yup, that was a very wet, very badly organised and very sparse event. The series needs more entries and a much better support series to get people to attend.

Plus side, other than the soaking wet finals which were a bit farcical, the action was really good, the cars are really loud and go quickly enough, some good driving from top names and a lot of overtakes. The random Brits did well and some unlucky not to progress further.

Has potential to be a success. Needs more entries and until then fewer gaps between races.
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Old 28 Jul 2019, 07:24 (Ref:3919799)   #78
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Gutted I can't make it too this as I was looking forward to it, but seams from all the comments that it's best to watch the Livestream. Plus the typical crap British summer weather not helping Things.
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Old 28 Jul 2019, 21:02 (Ref:3920119)   #79
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Have to say that one of the biggest reasons for the good racing was NO JOKER LAP. You don't need one at Lydden, there are plenty of places to overtake. That was proven over the weekend and when a slow driver made a good start it made for great action. Some great defensive driving from Jordan versus Piquet today for example (at least looked that way on live stream).

WRX to take note.

(I do agree with jokers on tracks you can't overtake on, eg Silverstone, Loheac, Montalegre, etc. Of course you could just design the tracks better!)
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Old 29 Jul 2019, 14:30 (Ref:3920246)   #80
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I had to leave early on Saturday and, although I was annoyed at having to miss the semis and finals, it doesn't sound like I missed the nicest of conditions! Much more pleasant yesterday, though the same frustration with delays throughout the day.

The Titans are definitely quick and loud, my only real gripe with them is the look: some of the shells are OK, some look really ungainly. Think they'd have been much better off going with sleek RX Lite style shell for the whole field, then having more colourful liveries to distinguish between the cars.

Some good racing throughout and some very "robust" driving. Apparently there were penalties for corner cutting, but a lot of drivers seemed to be majorly trimming the grass at North Bend. As said above I think the absence of joker laps made a massive difference, most of the races (when they eventually came) were close.

Nice to see an eight car Supercar final as well. Munnich was in a class of his own, though notable that Godfrey wasn't that far behind him. Impressive drive from Donnelly as well, he didn't seem to take long to get to grips with the C4.

Shame that there were issues with the Doran RS200: was looking forward to seeing that car getting thrashed again!
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Old 29 Jul 2019, 19:28 (Ref:3920299)   #81
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From Dan Wright's commentary it would of been a 10 car Supercar Final, if Mike Mannings Fiesta and Tristan Ovenden's DS3 had been able to race.

I disagree with the badly organised comment, they had a TV timetable to stick to, and one of the cost savings mentioned was less mechanics, so as they seemed to have a heat every hour, I thought they did well to always field 3 full five car heats.

Gaps always seemed to be a thing when live TV is involved and at least with Lydden it gives a chase to walk round and view from a different spot.

Mark Donnelly did look good in the C4 and initially was as quick as Renny Munich off the line in the final. Did well to get a front row start, after taking joker in Q3 when it had been abandoned due to standing water, and missing it in Q4.

As for the Titans, I wasn't sure at first by their look, but the racing in the heats was simply amazing. So good to see a full grid going into Chessons, rather than the usual split for the joker.

A thoroughly enjoyable race meeting, especially impressive as it was only their second event.
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Old 30 Jul 2019, 08:07 (Ref:3920357)   #82
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I disagree with the badly organised comment, they had a TV timetable to stick to, and one of the cost savings mentioned was less mechanics, so as they seemed to have a heat every hour, I thought they did well to always field 3 full five car heats.
Less mechanics is only relevant if there are different teams and cars. Since Pucher takes care of the cars he also decides the amount of mechanics.

Many who do rallycross ask friends and experienced ones if they can help. It doesn't have to be like WRX and I doubt there are that many mechanics who makes a living of off rallycross.

I am sceptical about the cost savings. I don't doubt it's a lot cheaper than WRX but I really hope they add drivers like Rooke and other talented rallycrossers in the future. Why talk about a low cost rallycross series if you are just going to fill it with rally and racing drivers?
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Old 30 Jul 2019, 11:45 (Ref:3920387)   #83
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Why talk about a low cost rallycross series if you are just going to fill it with rally and racing drivers?

To attract fans who know those drivers and will make the effort to go and see them. Once there they will see the other rallycross series and hopefully get to know those drivers as well.
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Old 31 Jul 2019, 08:46 (Ref:3920507)   #84
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I disagree with the badly organised comment, they had a TV timetable to stick to, and one of the cost savings mentioned was less mechanics, so as they seemed to have a heat every hour, I thought they did well to always field 3 full five car heats.
Badly organised is perhaps a bit strong, but there was definitely disorganisation with the running of the event. I also noted that a lot of things on the day (race structure for example) was not run as per the published regulations.

As you say though, it's a new series and they are finding their feet.
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Old 6 Aug 2019, 08:23 (Ref:3921629)   #85
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Forgive the double post, but a few photos from Lydden:













More here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/229616...57710130022372

As usual!
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Old 6 Aug 2019, 09:49 (Ref:3921644)   #86
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The Titans cars are a bit odd looking (I think it's partly down to the very long nose - there's a lot of bodywork ahead of the front wheels).

Have to say that the Munnich Seat is a good looking car though
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Old 6 Aug 2019, 10:12 (Ref:3921650)   #87
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The Titans cars are a bit odd looking (I think it's partly down to the very long nose - there's a lot of bodywork ahead of the front wheels).
Yeah. The Audi and Mercedes bodied cars didn't look too bad, but the other shapes looked really ungainly.

Although I can see why they have opted for different designs, I think the approach that the RX Lites have taken would be my preference.

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Have to say that the Munnich Seat is a good looking car though
I have always thought that the Ibiza is a good looking Supercar, but I think it looks even better in that grey livery.
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