[BTCC/STCC/TCR etc.] 2023

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Everso Biggyballies wrote: 3 years ago
Cheeveer wrote: 3 years ago The Swedish TV channel that has the DTM rights (Sportkanalen) won't show the finale live! They will begin their broadcast at 14:00. Is there any other way to watch the race live from start in Sweden? Panicking a bit here!
Is there not a stream at the DTM website?

If you had no luck I just checked coverage of DTM in Sweden on the DTM website and they are showing/offering race 1 highlights atm with no sign up. Not live but maybe better than a kick in the gonads. :wink:

https://grid.dtm.com/en-int/playerpage/272663
I believe that's been geo-blocked for the live broadcasts. We'll see.
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I just watched a little bit in Aus before posting.... having said I was in Sweden, :haha:

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Nope, live broadcast is geoblocked here. Will watch it after MotoGP then.
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All in all, a pretty good title showdown at Hockenheim. Watched both races today, and both Rast and Müller drove their hearts out. Really good racing.
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"Touring cars"

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2020/12/1 ... ramme.html

I'm torn. I'd rather have a DTM just for front-engined GT3 cars, but that would make much business sense. Disenfranchise half the manufacturers with suitable cars for some kind of idealistic sense of what makes the "T" in "DTM"?

Here's hoping though that something like that can evolve in a few years. A world-wide pro GT/touring car formula based on a single type of regulation, where exotic machinery races in sport car endurance races like Le Mans and Spa 24, and mass produced cars, with similar specs and performance races in DTM and other sprint/GP type series.

How much I adore GTE, I just see no future for it.
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First DTM round was on at Monza.

What I saw was underwhelming. Probably better for DTM to have passed in the night. There is enough GT racing already.

Don't need more of it... with only 19 cars running.
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DTM has announced a ban on Team Orders after the Liam Lawson fiasco last season. It's too late for such moves IMO. The damage was done and the GT formula is quite a turn off already. This series is going nowhere.

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lillest lil' Schumi to DTM

https://www.motorsport.com/dtm/news/dav ... s/8394082/

nearing 30 cars sounds cool, but again, touring cars? Still too weird to have Ferraris and Lambos in the DTM. 30 cars is also not even close to a DTM record, but the most since the early 90's heydays. Glad to see the manufacturer support for a supposedly "dead" series.
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Cheeveer wrote: 2 years ago lillest lil' Schumi to DTM

https://www.motorsport.com/dtm/news/dav ... s/8394082/

nearing 30 cars sounds cool, but again, touring cars? Still too weird to have Ferraris and Lambos in the DTM. 30 cars is also not even close to a DTM record, but the most since the early 90's heydays. Glad to see the manufacturer support for a supposedly "dead" series.
Wow 27 confirmed and more expected is pretty good news. Been a while if ever since they had numbers like that.

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When you run a set of regulations that has an overabundant second hand market, good things happen. See super touring. It is easy to see why they chose GT3 now.

The schedule is quite poor though. No Zolder, no Zandvoort or Assen, no Sachsenring or Oschersleben. Also no continuity in the international races from year to year. Sure, Portimao and Imola are nice, but continuity is better. Races outside Germany-Austria-Belgium-Netherlands that have been scheduled since 2018 but are not in this years' schedule: Monza, Misano, Brands Hatch, Igora (the new track in St. Petersburg, Russia)(cancelled in 2020), Anderstorp (cancelled in 2020), Hungaroring.
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I don't think anyone's mentioned here that WTCR is going through a rough time at the moment. Basically Cyan Racing (running Lynk & Cos) who've won the last two championships withdrew from the championship before this weekend's round in France.

They're blaming issues with the tyres that have been occurring since the support races for the Nürburgring 24 Hours were cancelled back in May and they're also unhappy with the BOP, which led one of their rivals to label them as "sore losers". It is worth noting though that the previous round at Vallelunga (which they withdrew from before the races started) saw tyre failures for basically all the manufacturers.

As a result there is only 12 cars for this weekend's races, for what may or may not be the final round of the series as the last three rounds which were to be held in Asia were all cancelled due to covid and haven't been replaced yet.

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Is the BTCC still relevant on this thread?
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Nononsensecapeesh wrote: 1 year ago Is the BTCC still relevant on this thread?
Yes I guess so.... not really sure who on the forum follows BTCC, but its Touring cars to this is the thread.

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Everso Biggyballies wrote: 1 year ago
Nononsensecapeesh wrote: 1 year ago Is the BTCC still relevant on this thread?
Yes I guess so.... not really sure who on the forum follows BTCC, but its Touring cars to this is the thread.
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Well, with one round of the 2022 BTCC left to run, it's all-over for Turkington and it looks all-over for Sutton as well (What a bummer!). Tom Ingram vs Jake Hill for the title with Tingram 11 points ahead and his team-mate Dan Lloyd on reverse-grid pole for the finale!
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Congratulations to Tom Ingram! 2022 British Touring Car Champion!
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