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Old 5 Mar 2013, 12:01 (Ref:3214526)   #106
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We should rename this thread to "Looks like happening in 2015 or 2016!"

So the merged championship will focus in endurance racing. That means, I'd rename it Rolex Endurance Championship. This allows some races to be dropped.

My Rolex Touring Car Championship schedule:

Long Beach
Barber
Detroit
Watkins Glen
Mosport
Trois-RiviŤres
Sears Point
Baltimore
Austin
Road Atlanta

Then the Rolex Endurance Championship would be:

Daytona
Sebring
Lime Rock
Watkins Glen
Mosport
Mid-Ohio
Road America
Austin
Laguna Seca
Road Atlanta

Anyway, wouldn't it be easier to just buy the SCCA World Challenge?
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Old 6 Mar 2013, 06:21 (Ref:3214917)   #107
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Came here because of that article. A good read, looks like Dr. Ullrich is pushing for this to happen, and I hope it does as well.
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I'm not 100% convinced it will come off, but I believe Nascar wants to tap into manufacturer money that is never going to make an appearance in their stock car racing series. So this is a way to do it.
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Old 9 Mar 2013, 01:01 (Ref:3216201)   #109
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Anyway, wouldn't it be easier to just buy the SCCA World Challenge?
And buy the Trans-Am Series so that NASCAR can have a monopoly on both endurance and touring car racing? Yeah, it's possible!
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I'm far from asking it, I'm just wondering whay are they following the longer, more expensive route.
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DTMUSA should just be Trans-Am...
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http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...-itr-agreement

Still not sure I understand why this is happening but looks like a done deal now.
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This is basically a different approach for ITR. Instead of trying to create an International Touring Car Championship (look how well that went at the end of '96) they're going to create regional markets.

I wonder where this could be a decade from now...
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This is basically a different approach for ITR. Instead of trying to create an International Touring Car Championship (look how well that went at the end of '96) they're going to create regional markets.

I wonder where this could be a decade from now...
strong regional series could give rise to a strong world championship or maybe getting entries into the WEC/Le Mans.
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I'm worried that there's still too many North American sports car championships> USR, Conti Challenge, SCCA World Challenge, now this... With so many options, efforts get dilluted.
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The difference between DTM America and the other existing series is that there are six manufacturers' marketing prowess behind it.

I suppose US race teams will have to buy/lease cars from the manufacturers to run them in DTM America. But they might get help from the North American dealers/importers.
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I think teams in the first years will get strong backings from the manufacturers, atleast Audi and BMW that will probably run factory teams.
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The difference between DTM America and the other existing series is that there are six manufacturers' marketing prowess behind it.
They could agree to invest in the SCCA World Challenge or the Conti Challenge.
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The difference between DTM America and the other existing series is that there are six manufacturers' marketing prowess behind it.

I suppose US race teams will have to buy/lease cars from the manufacturers to run them in DTM America. But they might get help from the North American dealers/importers.
Correct me if I am wrong but the Japanese manufacturers have not committed to this series.
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With the US deal on the table that might be a matter of time though. Would make sense for Cadillac to make the move from SCCA as well.
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