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Old 5 Oct 2015, 21:28 (Ref:3579821)   #1
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British RallyCross R8 Croft / British RallyCross GP

Can't see a thread for this so thought I'd get the ball rolling. Seams there have been a few problems behind the scenes getting admin sorted out so a late release of the entry list for the double header.

Bit news incase anyone missed it, World RX commentator Andrew Coley will be driving Craig Lomax's S1600 C2 and also OMSE driver Andreas Bakkerud will be guest driving in the RX150 class.

Round 8 = http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/assets/...roft-Rnd-8.pdf

British GP = http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/assets/...lycross-GP.pdf

If those lists are correct, seams to be down on numbers compared to last few year, still a healthy amount of SuperCars, tho the more the better.
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Old 6 Oct 2015, 17:48 (Ref:3580005)   #2
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An absolute joke to carry a Grand Prix title.
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Old 6 Oct 2015, 18:42 (Ref:3580028)   #3
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Blimey that really is a shocking entry for a GP, even by the dire standards of recent years...

It really must be time to rethink this event. With the new WRXC and Global series there really isn't a place for this format.

It might be better to turn the GP into a Historic rallycross event - or an end of season showcase for the clubman side of the sport. I used to love the October trip to Croft but this really isn't worth the petrol.
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Old 6 Oct 2015, 18:57 (Ref:3580034)   #4
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Make it a RCE round and at least you have a couple of foreign supercars and supernational cars.
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Old 6 Oct 2015, 19:33 (Ref:3580042)   #5
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FIRE completely agree good idea. Would that rely in British entries abroad though at other RCE rounds?
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FIRE completely agree good idea. Would that rely in British entries abroad though at other RCE rounds?
I doubt that but it gives the GP some international flavour instead of just a round of the British championship.
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Old 6 Oct 2015, 20:05 (Ref:3580056)   #7
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To be honest the event has not really attracted much over the last few years, mainly blokes trying to sell their cars and people using it as an end of season romp and hiring their other cars out to people.

It is a shame as rallycross needs this event, but it has never worked it Croft yet for some reason it keeps coming back, year on year, with ever smaller entries and ahrdly any foreign competitors.

Just drop the GP thing, make it a final BRC round and be done with it
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Old 7 Oct 2015, 07:26 (Ref:3580150)   #8
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Quick update, entry list for both days have been updated:

Round 8 = http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/assets/...d-Saturday.pdf

GP = http://www.rallycrossbrx.com/assets/...Updated-GP.pdf
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Old 7 Oct 2015, 09:59 (Ref:3580187)   #9
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The lack of foreign interest is disappointing to see. As a minor consolation at least there are a number of competitive UK drivers entered this year.

Perhaps a later date would help? With the World Championship still ongoing, perhaps there might be more interest from Europe if the GP was truly the last rallycross event of the year?
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The lack of foreign interest is disappointing to see. As a minor consolation at least there are a number of competitive UK drivers entered this year.

Perhaps a later date would help? With the World Championship still ongoing, perhaps there might be more interest from Europe if the GP was truly the last rallycross event of the year?
I'm not sure why any foreign drivers would be interested no matter when the date - it's not the high profile event it once was. Unless IMG wade in and run the grand prix then it won't be anything other than a non-championship round of the British championship. There has to be a reason for the foreign teams and drivers to want to compete - and there just isn't at the moment.
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The last time we had a decent foreign entry was when they maaged to get Hansen, Jernberg and Hunsbedt and a load of Supernationals over many years ago.

And that was the last time I went. Says it all really.
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I'm not sure why any foreign drivers would be interested no matter when the date - it's not the high profile event it once was. Unless IMG wade in and run the grand prix then it won't be anything other than a non-championship round of the British championship. There has to be a reason for the foreign teams and drivers to want to compete - and there just isn't at the moment.
Yeah, fair point: drawing enough attention to the event to make it appealing the to the foreign drivers is a must. No matter how heavily any PR company might push it though, the date conflicting with a running Championship would surely deem it a non-starter!
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The problem is that there is just so much top-level rallycross around now and no real niche for a British grand prix. Can't see it being adopted by the WRXC guys unless there was real money behind it.

A late October or early November date was more successful in the past - but I'm not sure that would really save it now.

The poor entry is made even worse by the fact that Croft is followed the next week by a clubman event. I know there is difficulty in booking tracks but why so many big gaps in the summer and then two events close together? It doesn't help.
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Old 7 Oct 2015, 13:50 (Ref:3580250)   #14
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Disappointing to see only six entries in the (senior) Swifts against 26 at Lydden in August.

Still, there's a very healthy turn out of Retro cars this year - best grid numbers to date, though no Rob Gibson nor Lance Foster which is a shame.

Looking forward to wrapping up well and watching the rallycross action over both days, as well as displaying my rallycross model car collection in or near the Retro Rallycross arena.

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Old 13 Oct 2015, 10:04 (Ref:3582438)   #15
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Was only able to be there for the GP on Sunday and although there wasn't as many entries as previous years, plus with a lot of drivers suffering mechanical problems which meant smaller grids the racing was just as good with some stunning drives.

Dan Rooke in his little AX is a superstar for the future, hope he can find the funding for a full season next year. Andreas Bakkerud showed that he is just as happy in a RWD buggy as his normal OMSE mount.

The LDM lads had another busy weekend with both Doran's and Harris's DS3s needing lots of TLC after every run. Godfrey showed how he is 5 times champ, never put a foot wrong alday.

On the Retro side, was a shame not to see Rob Gibson and Lance Foster running also Barry Stewart seemed to have a few problems with his 911 as it never re appeared after the 2nd heat.

Anyway here my vid from the GP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWs-M-ptkh4
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