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#1 Raelene

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:30

Hi guys

Considering going to the ROC this weekend in Bangkok - has anyone been to one before? I'm wondering if I can only go for the Saturday (nations cup) would that be worth it? there aren't any appropriate flights for me to get back to Singapore Monday monring for work, so if I go it would only be for the Sat.

Would appreciate any "guidance" as to whether it is worth it.

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#2 Trust

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:52

Always wondered why Kimi doesn't contest here.

#3 schumaster

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:27

you should!

I have been to the last 2 RoC in Dusseldorf and enjoyed both thoroughly.....

the distance between track and tribunes is relatively close too! very exciting! :love:

#4 jonpollak

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:00

You should GO Raelene
Jp

#5 chrisblades85

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:31

I went twice to Wembley. Loved the 1st one. The 2nd wasn't as good for me though, as the 1st year had a lot more action apart from the actual racing, it was freezing, beer costs too much and I hate Wembley. Still worth it if you've never been though.

#6 Clatter

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:48

I went twice to Wembley. Loved the 1st one. The 2nd wasn't as good for me though, as the 1st year had a lot more action apart from the actual racing, it was freezing, beer costs too much and I hate Wembley. Still worth it if you've never been though.


I went to the second Wembley one as well, and it was bitterly cold. Enjoyed the event, but wouldn't go again as by the end every race seemed pretty much the same.

#7 philhitchings

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 13:59

You should GO Raelene
Jp


I still think it's a tempting prospect :) besides whereelse will you get to see Lorenzo and Vettel race each other?


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 18:23

Went in 2007, it's definitely worth going although I echo Clatter's sentiment that once is enough. That doesn't make it less worth going the first time.

#9 SonnyViceR

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:24

Usual bunch of useless machinery on the car side of things, though the Super Trofeo Gallardo is a nice addition, as is the Toyota. Also enjoyed the Euro NASCAR last year, glad to see it back.

Not really looking forward to it too much (and the REAL ROC was already contested on the streets of Surfers Paradise some month and half ago) but it is obligatory for December. Hindy back on booth which is a plus, I wonder if Martin Haven is making a comeback. Probably could find that out if I went through his twitter again but the thing is that he posts like 15630 tweets every day...

#10 Topsu

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:00

Bangkok? Seriously?

#11 SonnyViceR

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:09

Bangkok? Seriously?


Who cares in this point...

Beijing wasn't any better

#12 Myrvold

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:20

The RoC i miss...

#13 BetaVersion

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:15

waiting for somebody to post Grosjean is gonna wreck some cars .....

#14 Raelene

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:20

thanks for the posts. Will see how the week pans out and hopefully be able to headover there Saturday morning.

#15 George Costanza

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:28

Always wondered why Kimi doesn't contest here.


Or Fernando for that matter.

I don't think he ever did it.

#16 plumtree

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:36

waiting for somebody to post Grosjean is gonna wreck some cars .....

This is what he does in ROC. :smoking:

#17 quidam

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:35

This is what he does in ROC. :smoking:


2011, he was in semi final (cup nations) not too bad.


#18 Myrvold

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:48

Or Fernando for that matter.

I don't think he ever did it.


In 2001 he did ;) And won the nations cup together with Jesus Puras and, I think it was Ruben Xaus (I seem to remember being a bit surprised that not Carlos Checa or Alex Criville raced) Back when RoC was at Gran Canaria each year, with three drivers for each nation. One rally, one race and one motorcycle. And on a super-special rally stage with rally cars.

Edited by Myrvold, 11 December 2012 - 05:49.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:10

Always wondered why Kimi doesn't contest here.


Just read an interview with Kimi where he was asked regarding this:
(http://www.ts.fi/moo...isan Kanarialle)

and this was the reply roughly translated:

"I just can't be arsed to take part. I've been asked a lot. Back in the Mclaren days I always wanted to take part to the race of champions but I never got the permit.

"If the race was like it used to be in Canary islands where they drove various vehicles on sand and tarmac I would gladly join. But now on stadiums it's such a Mickey Mouse -show it's nothing like it used to be. I've suggested the organizers to change it back to what it was and then I would be interested."



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#20 aditya-now

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:08

Enjoy, Raelene!

I am missing out to go to Bangkok this time of the year, but we might see there in the future. Or I catch up with you in Singapore.

Concerning the ROC - the best was 1993 - a real classic.

#21 Raelene

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:02

A-N - I'll even buy you a beer if you are ever in town...promise not to throw it over you!!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:53


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#23 jonpollak

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:01

Wonder if Raelene made it?

Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 15 December 2012 - 12:03.


#24 jonpollak

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:03

The Nations Cup starts in one hour..
HERE are your TV broadcasters

Wonder who's in for this off season Methadone treatment?
Jp

#25 goldenboy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:44

checking in as long as stream works. Quite looking forward to this one!

#26 kal-el

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:03

please pm stream.

#27 MSCDesign

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:14

any online stream? english?

#28 Clatter

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:14

When did they start using that chicane on the bridge? Watching the cars get air was one of the spectacles of the race.

#29 goldenboy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:20

cannot find an english stream!

#30 ali.unal

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:21

I have, and am sending PM's. If you need, just PM me.

goldenboy, I'll send you one.

#31 jonpollak

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:26

Lorenzo is hysterical!!!
Jp

#32 goldenboy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:30

I have, and am sending PM's. If you need, just PM me.

goldenboy, I'll send you one.

cheers mate, got sent another "free" one...  ;) if anyone needs also.

#33 olliek88

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:31

Please don't tell me the chicane on the bridge is to slow the cars down.

#34 ali.unal

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:36

I think yes, it is to prevent cars to be airborne. I don't remember if it has been the case before tho.

#35 olliek88

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:37

This chicane is a joke. 10 second penalty if you clip it it seems, thought RoC was a bit of let your hair down fun.

#36 jonpollak

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:40

This chicane is a joke. 10 second penalty if you clip it it seems, thought RoC was a bit of let your hair down fun.



Is BullSheet
I bet the talent in Patpong have to wear Hi-Vis hot pants now
Jp

#37 Group B

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:47

All a bit of a farce, half the results are getting reversed. :well:

#38 Clatter

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:48

Looks like it was an addition for the F1 guys. MS moving the chicane to make it slower. Why have these guys become such wusses? If they think it's too quick then take the foot of the accelerator.

#39 Clatter

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:48

All a bit of a farce, half the results are getting reversed. :well:


I've given up watching.

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#40 goldenboy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:49

Is BullSheet
I bet the talent in Patpong have to wear Hi-Vis hot pants now
Jp

I was having fun untill you reminded me of patpong...

#41 fatd

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:52

So much penalties :confused: :confused:

#42 GTA

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:53

Anyone have a working english stream ?

#43 showtime

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 13:59

Anyone have a working english stream ?


Yeah, it would be much appreciated (don't care about the language)

#44 jonpollak

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:03

English comms are horrible.
Hindy at an all time low and the other guy can't even get the drivers names right.
He still calls Hunter Reay an IRL driver!
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 15 December 2012 - 14:08.


#45 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:03

I'm confused, how can the All-Stars team go through on time when Lorenzo didn't finish the first race ? :confused:

#46 jonpollak

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:08

[quote name='sportingcp' post='6073981' date='Dec 15 2012, 15:06']

RULE 1
DO NOT POST STREAMS ON THE BOARD
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 15 December 2012 - 14:08.


#47 plumtree

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:09

When did they start using that chicane on the bridge? Watching the cars get air was one of the spectacles of the race.

+1 :( Not just that but giving a penalty for touching the wall? *facepalm* Also 10 sec is just too much for a one lap competition.

Hope they get rid of the chicane or the penalty rule tomorrow.

Edited by plumtree, 15 December 2012 - 14:15.


#48 ali.unal

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:11

English comms are horrible.
Hindy at an all time low and the other guy can't even get the drivers names right.
He still calls Hunter Reay an IRL driver!
Jp

One of them pronounce Grosjean as Grosjeen.

Edited by ali.unal, 15 December 2012 - 14:12.


#49 mimin

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:12

I have, and am sending PM's. If you need, just PM me.

goldenboy, I'll send you one.

Please send me the link. Thank you. :kiss:

#50 ali.unal

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 14:12

Who decides which car to be used by whom?