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F1GTRUeno

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2,945 posts

127 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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I was hugely sad when the GT90's revival series died out a few years back because I grew up in the 90's absolutely loving GT racing.

Lack of entries and interest killed it off but it seems it's back with a bang. Clearly someone has been pushing for it's return because it's been included in the Blancpain Endurance schedule alongside modern GT racers.

There are plenty of 90's GT cars still out there in raceable condition so hopefully grids will be bigger than last time.

http://www.blancpain-revival-series.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blancpain-Revival-S...

MMC Andy

527 posts

130 months

Monday 12th December 2011
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Both GT90's and the new Revival series were/are backed by the SRO. Lets hope there is interest, but if the cars were not there for GT90's before, not sure what has changed now. I really hope I'm proved wrong.

hunter 66

1,105 posts

129 months

Monday 12th December 2011
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Having won ( shared ) the GT2 class of the GT90s we are very interested , I think this time it will be a better show as the range is wider ( to 2004 ), the calender is great ( supporting the Blachpin series ).
But mostly Stephane Ratel is very keen to see it work and will give it all the support needed ..........now getting to Monza

Rob893

71 posts

57 months

Thursday 15th December 2011
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I hope this series is a success. Being born in 91 meant I was too young to appreciate the 90's GT cars. I have seen the odd few at Goodwood each year, would love to see a full grid of them on a proper race track.

Stuart Thompson

551 posts

72 months

Thursday 15th December 2011
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Believe me they make a fabulous sight.
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Rob893

71 posts

57 months

Friday 16th December 2011
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Stuart Thompson said:
Believe me they make a fabulous sight.
And an amazing sound? biggrin

autofocus

2,260 posts

127 months

Wednesday 7th March 2012
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Hi there,

So glad that SRO have decided to revive the GT90's series. I was at Silverstone in 2007 for the first running of this and there were some stunning cars in the field.

Highlights for me were the 'Computacenter' Marcos



The Porsche GT1



and the 'EMI' Mclaren F1 Longtail (even though it only managed half a lap)



More pics here : - http://www.dunlopix.com/GT90%27s.html

Looking forward to the 2012 event.

Regards

Tim

Stuart Thompson

551 posts

72 months

Wednesday 7th March 2012
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The Stealth in the background is the one advertised in Autosport I think.

hunter 66

1,105 posts

129 months

Tuesday 20th March 2012
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Believe me I was out there in the 993GT2 R that GT1 Porsche was unbelievable FAST ( I think Ortelli was pedalling )but will be fun , we will be entering 2 993 GT2Rs.
So looking forward to June
Peter

Hoofy

62,723 posts

191 months

Tuesday 20th March 2012
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Awesome. I love GT racing (as a spectator).

B1GRLM

200 posts

124 months

Wednesday 4th April 2012
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More of the Marcos LM can be seen here on its first outing after the rebuild.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyharman/collection...

ellis427

1,650 posts

88 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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saw someone say about june. i can't find much about the serious, but would love to see them racing is there a calander yet? if so would someone mind posting it.
thanks

B1GRLM

200 posts

124 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/Blancpain-endu...

It could be a support race.

Edited by B1GRLM on Thursday 5th April 15:43

ellis427

1,650 posts

88 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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thank you for that

chevronb37

6,244 posts

95 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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B1GRLM said:
http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/Blancpain-endu...

It could be a support race.

Edited by B1GRLM on Thursday 5th April 15:43
Typical - I'm in bloody Spain watching MotoGP that weekend.

I was fortunate to see Karcher BPR, FIA and British GT throughout the 1990s and it was never less than special. Did see the GT90s race at Silverstone but it was something of a damp squib as a recall. Given the number of domestic championships ongoing through that period there will be scores of cars out there; fewer of the proper works efforts from McLaren et al but should still make a fine spectacle.

Rob893

71 posts

57 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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If these are indeed racing at Silverstone, it will be a good year being a spectator what with this and the F1 Clienti in September as well. biggrin

I was born early nineties so missed out on these.

chevronb37

6,244 posts

95 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Corse Cliente good; Goodwood Revival better. At least so far as September 16th 2012 is concerned!

F1GTRUeno

Original Poster:

2,945 posts

127 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Looks like the entry list for Monza is just as bad if not worse than the last of the GT90's races which is a massive shame.

Any chance it'll pick up for Silverstone or is this dead in the water already?

zebedee

4,549 posts

187 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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F1GTRUeno said:
Looks like the entry list for Monza is just as bad if not worse than the last of the GT90's races which is a massive shame.

Any chance it'll pick up for Silverstone or is this dead in the water already?
I think there were only 6 cars out, and 2 of those were Ratel's beloved Venturis. It is a shame but I have no idea what sort of people own the machinery and what it would take to get them interested.

B1GRLM

200 posts

124 months

Sunday 27th May 2012
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Sorry but not at Silverstone.

Saturday 2 June

09:00-10:00 Blancpain Endurance Series - Test
10:10-11:10 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Free Practice 1
11:20-12:50 Blancpain Endurance Series - Free Practice
13:30-14:30 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Free Practice 2
14:40-15:40 Blancpain Endurance Series - Pre-Qualifying
15:50-16:30 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Qualifying
16:40-17:35 Blancpain Endurance Series - Qualifying

Sunday 3 June
09:00-09:50 - Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Race 1
12:45-15:45 - Blancpain Endurance Series - Race
16:15-17:05 - Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Race 2