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#1 Rob29

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:54

Did meeting scheduled for Snetterton last weekend take place? No mention in Autosport.coverage in latest'New Look' seems much worse-maybe time to cancel my subscription-been reading mag since 1955 :cry: .



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#2 GazChed

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:06

According to TSL it did . I haven't bought an Autosport since last July but after a sneaky look in last weeks issue I couldn't see the result of the Silverstone 24 Hours just a report . Who is making these decisions ?

Were there reports of the Oulton meeting or the Silverstone Rallycross ?

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:38

reports of Donington;Oulton;Goodwood;Sebring Puenta del Este;MotoGP(not sure why we now get this-would rather see powerboats & airplanes :clap:



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:01

All printed magazines have a great dilemma, trying to work out what their place is amidst instant information on the net. Autosport needs to keep its nerve and understand that factual, chronological and readable race reports are still in demand. They've effectively ditched their Grand Prix reports, using an excellent reporter (Ben Anderson) to write a glorified gossip column instead. If they lose their grip on reporting club racing then they'll be in a very sad state indeed.



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:02

Were there results with the reports ?

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:42

Not for the club meetings, no. Last year they separated them out from the reports, and put them on a dedicated results page (to make them difficult to find) which they've now dropped entirely. Doh. They did have a naff panel listing winners only at Oulton.

 

In the main section of the mag they had a panel with the first three from random races, some of which also had reports and others didn't - Nascar did, Moto2 & 3 didn't and Argentine TC200 did. Doh again.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 13:34

Okay so almost any result is available online but does every motorsport enthusiast have access to the net ? What are they putting in the space they have saved by not printing results ? Another meaningless effwun picture ? So many questions - I doubt we'll receive any answers .

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 17:02

Okay so almost any result is available online but does every motorsport enthusiast have access to the net ? What are they putting in the space they have saved by not printing results ? Another meaningless effwun picture ? So many questions - I doubt we'll receive any answers .

Where do you find club racing results on line? used to have a site for this but have lost all my old contacts since AOL had a reorganization :cry:



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 18:40

Timing Solutions Limited supply most clubs with timing , MSTWorld supply the HSCC , S.M.A.R.T. Timing Scottish championship meetings and Darlington & District Motor Club ,HS Sports are the VSCC's timers while on the continent R.I.S. Timing , Race Results .nu and Race Results .at seem to cover a large number of Central and Northern European meetings . It's still sad to me that Autosport have seen fit to drop their results section . A lot of other sports may have their results online but their publications still print the results . Imagine the outcry if the Racing Post stopped printing racing results !

And in case you were wondering , yes I am an anorak and proud of it although it appears I may be part of a dying breed !!

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:54

Timing Solutions Limited supply most clubs with timing , MSTWorld supply the HSCC , S.M.A.R.T. Timing Scottish championship meetings and Darlington & District Motor Club ,HS Sports are the VSCC's timers while on the continent R.I.S. Timing , Race Results .nu and Race Results .at seem to cover a large number of Central and Northern European meetings . It's still sad to me that Autosport have seen fit to drop their results section . A lot of other sports may have their results online but their publications still print the results . Imagine the outcry if the Racing Post stopped printing racing results !

And in case you were wondering , yes I am an anorak and proud of it although it appears I may be part of a dying breed !!

Thanks Gaz! Now found TSL again. Has Motorsport News(formerly Motoring News) closed down can't seem to contact them any more thought I had on line subscription via USA?


Edited by Rob29, 26 March 2018 - 10:55.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 11:11

Thanks Gaz! Now found TSL again. Has Motorsport News(formerly Motoring News) closed down can't seem to contact them any more thought I had on line subscription via USA?


Still there Rob. https://motoringnewsuk.com

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 16:02

Still there Rob. https://motoringnewsuk.com

strange-when I click that link I get message;Internet explorer cannot display the webpage' what next?



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 18:34

strange-when I click that link I get message;Internet explorer cannot display the webpage' what next?

That may be a cached page, this certainly is fully functioning https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:40

Thanks Milestone :clap: That works-still does not explain what has happened to my subscription-US site has been sending me email each week for years up to last week advising me news is ready to read!



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 16:27

You're wecome Rob. It seems as though Motosport News is now part of Autosport, you can contact via this page https://www.autosport.com/contact

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:31

Mystery deepens-just got message ;21 March issue now available-on clicking link Internet Explorer can't find it-does anyone else here use Zinio? Nothing on Autosport site


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:25

Mystery deepens-just got message ;21 March issue now available-on clicking link Internet Explorer can't find it-does anyone else here use Zinio? Nothing on Autosport site


I live in the Canaries Rob, where my service provider is Telefonica. Telefonica will not connect to Zinio as it's considered a non secure site.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:48

Of course, this does not detract from the fact that Autosport no longer has club racing results, which frankly, is a disgrace. I can only imagine that Motorsport.com whose philosophy is one of greed, are attempting to force, by stealth, a further subscription to one of their titles. This inevitability has been obvious for some time.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 21:55

Having a sneaky look at Autosport in the supermarket I noticed that Autosport very kindly printed in their 'results section' where the full results could be found .

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 13:50

Not sure where to post this but have just found new problem in same area 'Motorsport TV UK seems to have dissapeared from Sky channel listing-was working yesterday :cry:


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 13:59

Not sure where to post this but have just found new problem in same area 'Motorsport TV UK seems to have dissapeared from Sky channel listing-was working yesterday :cry:

 

The Motorsport.tv team are working on the issue - we're hoping to be back up and running by the weekend.