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Andy 308GTB

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966 posts

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Sunday 22nd April 2012 quote quote all
I watched the Motors TV broadcast of the Oulton Park race last night.

Excellent spread of cars, although we have lost a few Ferraris (but I'm not sad to see the Geddies move on) - good to see the BMW Z4 apparently it sounds superb.

It will be interesting to see how Tim Harvey gets on in the series (whether you love or hate him), Michael Caine has come across from the Porsche Carrera Cup & hopefully Westbrook will be able to do the bulk of the races.

Man of the weekend has to be Allan Simonsen - can from nowhere in Race 1 after taking over from HL to finish second. He made progress through the pack in the wet that no one else was able to do. He is always the man to watch.

Richard Westbrook pulled some great moves too - my money is on Ashburn/Westbrook to win the series.

taffyracer

2,093 posts

129 months

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Sunday 22nd April 2012 quote quote all
Andy 308GTB said:
I watched the Motors TV broadcast of the Oulton Park race last night.

Excellent spread of cars.
Excellent spread of GT3 cars but totally overlooked GT4 which accounts for 1/4 of the grid in 2012, might not be as sexy but it's still 1/4 of the grid and we pay the same, it was well produced but certainly was not balanced

Andy 308GTB

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Sunday 22nd April 2012 quote quote all
taffyracer said:
Andy 308GTB said:
I watched the Motors TV broadcast of the Oulton Park race last night.

Excellent spread of cars.
Excellent spread of GT3 cars but totally overlooked GT4 which accounts for 1/4 of the grid in 2012, might not be as sexy but it's still 1/4 of the grid and we pay the same, it was well produced but certainly was not balanced
Motors TV are making a TV programme, so they will focus on the 'sexy' GT3 cars.
But it's the same with British F3 - the National Series gets little attention (and they are the cars but from the previous year...)
However, you are not ignored - there is always footage of the cars & at some point most of the drivers have been interviewed. Phil Glew appears to be a perennial favourite.

But now I know that that you are a PH'er, I will follow your progress with interest biggrin




taffyracer

2,093 posts

129 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
Yep, fully understand the appeal of GT3 over GT4, but GT4 pays the same price give or take a few £hundred over a season, none of this is cheap and we rely in part on on the exposure to sell this to sponsors and to justify the costs for our busineeses, the exposure should be apportioned to the size of the grid, if it's 1/4 then 1/4 of the exposure time, if it;s less then less, I just think it should be balanced, not just for our team but for all the teams and all drivers in GT4 and GT3 for that matter.....off soapbox

If you're about come and say hi

Andy 308GTB

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966 posts

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Tuesday 24th April 2012 quote quote all
taffyracer said:
If you're about come and say hi
Thanks - I'll certainly be at Brands and will stick my head around your garage door.
Good Luck in Germany, that looks like a great weekend.

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renkadima

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134 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
Sadly, Westbrook can only make three meetings due to his other commitments.

Andy 308GTB

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966 posts

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
renkadima said:
Sadly, Westbrook can only make three meetings due to his other commitments.
Clashes with the ALMS I guess?

andy rob

626 posts

108 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
great first race, very exciting to watch, great spead of cars, love all the GT3's, I agree not much of the GT4's but so much going on in GT3's then obviously there going to focus on them

Fantuzzi

3,217 posts

32 months

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Monday 30th April 2012 quote quote all
taffyracer said:
Yep, fully understand the appeal of GT3 over GT4, but GT4 pays the same price give or take a few £hundred over a season, none of this is cheap and we rely in part on on the exposure to sell this to sponsors and to justify the costs for our busineeses, the exposure should be apportioned to the size of the grid, if it's 1/4 then 1/4 of the exposure time, if it;s less then less, I just think it should be balanced, not just for our team but for all the teams and all drivers in GT4 and GT3 for that matter.....off soapbox

If you're about come and say hi
Completely agree, I really love the gt4 cars, was bit miffed they didnt show more of the gt4s. And I'm not even bias...biggrin

Just out of interest, whats the main changes that have to be made to a supercup g50 to make it gt4, is it pricey?

Many thanks and good luck!

taffyracer

2,093 posts

129 months

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Thursday 3rd May 2012 quote quote all
Fantuzzi said:
taffyracer said:
Yep, fully understand the appeal of GT3 over GT4, but GT4 pays the same price give or take a few £hundred over a season, none of this is cheap and we rely in part on on the exposure to sell this to sponsors and to justify the costs for our busineeses, the exposure should be apportioned to the size of the grid, if it's 1/4 then 1/4 of the exposure time, if it;s less then less, I just think it should be balanced, not just for our team but for all the teams and all drivers in GT4 and GT3 for that matter.....off soapbox

If you're about come and say hi
Completely agree, I really love the gt4 cars, was bit miffed they didnt show more of the gt4s. And I'm not even bias...biggrin

Just out of interest, whats the main changes that have to be made to a supercup g50 to make it gt4, is it pricey?

Many thanks and good luck!
Hopefully it'll balance out as the season progresses.....Main differences over Supercup G50 cars are larger brakes, 3.7 engine, bigger tank etc and wider rear wheel, its basically a G55 without the aero....70k + the dreaded new, they're great cars, in the dry I think it's a strong package but in the wet the Lotus are stronger with all their driver aids & aero etc.......cheers, come and say hi if you're aboutbeer

Fantuzzi

3,217 posts

32 months

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Friday 4th May 2012 quote quote all
taffyracer said:
Hopefully it'll balance out as the season progresses.....Main differences over Supercup G50 cars are larger brakes, 3.7 engine, bigger tank etc and wider rear wheel, its basically a G55 without the aero....70k + the dreaded new, they're great cars, in the dry I think it's a strong package but in the wet the Lotus are stronger with all their driver aids & aero etc.......cheers, come and say hi if you're aboutbeer
Yeah will do mate, good luck in Germany! Thanks for the g50 info have been wondering for a while!


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