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Old 2 Sep 2021, 20:05 (Ref:4071679)   #16
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As Geraint said in the opening post it is a daft idea. The Classic organisers care not that the August bank holiday has been the date for the Oulton Park Gold Cup for many years but the opportunity to capitalise on a popular weekend and ride roughshod over other organising clubs (not that the Classic is a club in my book) is typical.
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Old 2 Sep 2021, 21:22 (Ref:4071689)   #17
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Bonkers decision. The august bank holiday clashes with so many other events whether it be motorsport, equestrianism, music festivals etc. I hope they reconsider.
But, given that a fair proportion of the attendees are car club folks away for the weekend with their mates and they'd do that whatever weekend, maybe it doesn't matter. You don't need that many from across the country to make it work. I reckon there's some don't watch a moments racing ...
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Old 2 Sep 2021, 21:23 (Ref:4071690)   #18
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Two other things occur to me
- Oulton Park Gold Cup has withered from its former glory. Is that because there isnt an appetite from competitors to go motor racing on Aug Bank Holiday Weekend?
- Dusk is an hour earlier in late Aug than late July. If racing isnt going into the dark, then there is an hour less track time on friday and saturday.
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Old 3 Sep 2021, 08:02 (Ref:4071755)   #19
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I understand the reason is that the Moto GP is now contracted to follow after the F1 GP, which has meant The Classic has had to move.

The wife's happy as it means we can now go to the King George (the other type of horse power)!
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Old 3 Sep 2021, 12:35 (Ref:4071797)   #20
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[QUOTE=Geraint Owen;4071690]Two other things occur to me
- Oulton Park Gold Cup has withered from its former glory. Is that because there isnt an appetite from competitors to go motor racing on Aug Bank Holiday Weekend?
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Oulton was pretty well attended this time around, both off track with spectators and car clubs, and on track - granted the turn-out in the Saloons and Aurora were poor, but most other classes had good grids. Will be gutted if I've just attended the last OPGC over the August Bank Holiday ...
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Old 3 Sep 2021, 13:54 (Ref:4071806)   #21
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Oulton was pretty well attended this time around, both off track with spectators and car clubs, and on track - granted the turn-out in the Saloons and Aurora were poor, but most other classes had good grids. Will be gutted if I've just attended the last OPGC over the August Bank Holiday ...[/QUOTE]

Completely agree with all of these points.
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- Dusk is an hour earlier in late Aug than late July. If racing isnt going into the dark, then there is an hour less track time on friday and saturday.
Well, that might be an opportunity to run a couple of (partly) night races which may just be tempting enough, on a long weekend, to get a few extra ticket sales from people anticipating something a little unusual.

Whether that then works for subsequent years ...
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