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iva cosworth

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11,251 posts

43 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
That's this weekend.

Could someone post the timetable please as my fabulous PC is unable to

show me thisrolleyes

I gather there is a race for the GTs on both Saturday and Sunday.

Anyone been to any other races in this series ? Any good ? Good grid size ?

Thanks in advance.smile

Andy 308GTB

908 posts

101 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
My attendance is looking decidedly shaky - I am desperate to go!
The International GT Open is one of the best GT series in my opinion. The GT2 Ferraris sound superb. The racing last year was excellent and Brands Hatch pit access remained as open & friendly as ever.

I may try and slip down there for a couple of hours on the Sunday but it could destroy any hope of family harmony.


FIA Formula Two & International GT Open
Brands Hatch
13 – 15 July 2012*

Friday 13 July
09.00 European F3 Open Practice
09.40 FIA Formula Two Practice
10.40 International GT Open Practice
11.50 European F3 Open Practice
12.30 Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship Practice
13.15 Lunch
13.55 International GT Open Practice
15.10 FIA Formula Two Practice
16.05 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Qualifying
17.00 European F3 Open Practice
17.40 Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship Practice

Saturday 14 July
09.00 FIA Formula Two Qualifying
09.45 International GT Open Qualifying
10.30 Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship Qualifying
11.20 European F3 Open Qualifying
11.55 International GT Open Qualifying
12.45 Formula Junior Qualifying
13.45 FIA Formula Two Race 1
14.55 International GT Open Race 2
16.35 European F3 Open Race 3
17.25 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Race 4

Sunday 15 July
10.00 European F3 Open Qualifying
10.35 FIA Formula Two Qualifying
11.15 Formula Junior Race 5
12.15 International GT Open Race 6
13.40 European F3 Open Race 7
14.50 FIA Formula Two Race 8
15.30 Break
16.20 Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship Race 9

Andy 308GTB

908 posts

101 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
Motors TV will be showing a lot of it live...

iva cosworth

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11,251 posts

43 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
Thanks Andysmile

If weather is better than torrential will probably go tomorrow.

Haven't got Motors TV either so it's go or see nothing.

Andy 308GTB

908 posts

101 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
iva cosworth said:
Thanks Andysmile

If weather is better than torrential will probably go tomorrow.

Haven't got Motors TV either so it's go or see nothing.
Definitely do it. Saturday is one of busiest schedules I've seen at Brands for a while.
No breaks for the Marshalls as far as I can see biggrin



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Stuart Thompson

425 posts

43 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
Looking at the entries on the MSV website the entry is massive. Also over 30 cars in Britcar as well.

Andy 308GTB

908 posts

101 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Stuart Thompson said:
Looking at the entries on the MSV website the entry is massive. Also over 30 cars in Britcar as well.
Please don't rub it in - I'm now thinking that if it's this big a meeting next year, to make a 3 day weekend of it. Certainly enough to see.

Stuart Thompson

425 posts

43 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
They seem to like Paddock this morning. 3 red flags in 1st qually. Sadly a few no shows.

iva cosworth

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
I went along today ,got a bit wet,enjoyed the GT race.

As said above a lot of no shows.

The entry for Aston GT4 race in program is about 20 cars,in race about half that,what's

that all about.

Sorting some pics out at the mo.smile

Andy 308GTB

908 posts

101 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
iva cosworth said:
As said above a lot of no shows
I watched the race (GT Open) live on Motors TV - I think there were 19 cars on the grid?
There were 27 at the last round (Spa - and the grid included McLaren/Mosler/Lotus)

I get the impression that there is a hard core of competitors and other people float in if it is their 'local' race. Last year round at Brands Hatch was a couple of weeks before the British GT raced at the circuit. A number of the BGT entered the GT Open - noticeably those at the sharp end looking to get some test time, I guess.

iva cosworth

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Got the pis back from the virtual chemists already










iva cosworth

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Stuart Thompson

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43 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
iva cosworth said:
I went along today ,got a bit wet,enjoyed the GT race.

As said above a lot of no shows.

The entry for Aston GT4 race in program is about 20 cars,in race about half that,what's

that all about.

Sorting some pics out at the mo.smile
R.e the astons the two driver entries were registered as 2 separate cars with the same number.

V8 FOU

1,057 posts

27 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
Stonkingly good race today. Weather good, so big increase in speed......
Didn't stop the ferraris falling off though.
Some pics later if I can get them out of the camera...

A9XXC

617 posts

29 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all

This meeting explains the low numbers at the Donington Le Mans Endurance Series this weekend!

Wondered where all the cars had gone.

Some Pics from Donington here - http://s787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/A9XXC/Eur...

http://s787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/A9XXC/Eur...


Fonz

230 posts

64 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
A9XXC said:
This meeting explains the low numbers at the Donington Le Mans Endurance Series this weekend!

Wondered where all the cars had gone.
I think that the ELMS have been mucked up by the FIA/ACO (mainly the FIA as usual) by deciding that the WEC and the ELMS will not run together at European race meetings. To make matters worse they also decided that the ELMS would not run on WEC circuits. So the ELMS get the second choice circuits and don’t get to go to the drivers favourites such as Spa.

So basically the customers, wealthy amateurs, have voted with their feet and gone and raced in the GT Open. Which I guess the powers that be only regard as a minor championship and not worthy of their assistance and advice. Probably explains why it is doing so well.

I don’t think that the date clash helped but it may have just highlighted the problem of dissatisfied competitors/customers deciding which championship they would race in. After all round 2 of the ELMS at Zolder was cancelled earlier this year because of a lack of entries. Had the race meetings been on back to back weekends then several of the GT teams might have competed in both events as it would have reduced costs and therefor increased profits.

cpufreak

455 posts

88 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
I've been to every GT Open meet so far this year. It's excellent racing. Can't wait for Paul Ricard next weekend.

couple of my shots:


Marco Holzer leading in the Manthey Porsche by itwasntandy, on Flickr


Villois Aston Martin Vantage by itwasntandy, on Flickr


Manthey leading at Brands by itwasntandy, on Flickr


IMSA Performance Porsche RSR by itwasntandy, on Flickr

jurbie

1,126 posts

81 months

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Thursday 19th July 2012 quote quote all
A few of my snaps from Brands Hatch.

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Andy 308GTB

908 posts

101 months

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Friday 20th July 2012 quote quote all
jurbie said:
A few of my snaps from Brands Hatch.
Great pictures - you sell yourself short describing them as snaps biggrin

ellis427

1,626 posts

59 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
so whats the class format must admit never really watch the gt open thought it was way to porsche and ferrari dominant! Are they ex-gt1 corvettes? how do they fit in? de-tuned?
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