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British GT - Running Costs

British GT - Running Costs

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hondansx

Original Poster:

1,555 posts

122 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Hi Guys,

I was wondering if any team owners or people working for a team could provide estimated running costs for a full season of British GT?

Also, if anyone has experience of what running a GT3-R that would be fantastic. I've heard horror stories about the cost of gearbox rebuilds etc. so would be interested to hear...

I appreciate it is one of those 'how long is a piece of string' type questions, but any guidance would be greatly received.

Cheers,
Rob

ma9mwah

53 posts

68 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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I would say the bare minimum would be around £200,000. Start adding things like testing, damage & hospitality it probably gets north of £300,000 quite quickly

Ahonen

3,897 posts

176 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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£200k is on the low side. These days £220k minimum for the season and a couple of pre-season tests. If you want to do more testing then that'll cost. Not sure whether insurance would be included in the price, but it would be advisable to have it as a fairly minor looking shunt in a GT car can turn into £40k very quickly.

Joe Osborne

54 posts

75 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I raced a GT3-R this year. I don't know exact costs but budgets start at £250k. I really don't think there is much margin for the teams at that price, by the time you add a few wear and tear failures.

hondansx

Original Poster:

1,555 posts

122 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Thanks guys, along the lines i was thinking.

spyderman8

1,427 posts

53 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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So is Carrera Cup GB cheaper?

Viper

9,825 posts

170 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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these chaps run a lot of 911's maybe worth a chat with them

http://www.teamparkerracing.co.uk/

spyderman8

1,427 posts

53 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Just seen Keith Webster's 997 Cup for sale - nearly fell off me chair!

Edited by spyderman8 on Tuesday 9th October 20:37