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#1 Jeeves

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 18:35

The previous decade saw arguably some of the most glorious years of GT racing to date, and there's no sign of things slowing down on this front! We start off the year pretty much on the same note as the previous one ended - in pouring rain with the race red-flagged.

Wait. That's not exactly a ringing endorsement.

Well I don't need to advertise this stuff, you GT-buffs know the drill. Daytona just around the corner, then Bathurst, Sebring, former Blancpain, IGTC, N24... and so it goes.

May the racing gods bless these fantastic events and grant us plenty of safe and entertaining racing for all this year. And if some tired fan were to succumb to the forces of too many snacks and brewed beverages in the midst of a sportscar dogfight held in the middle of the night, may their wake up be to a howling 5.2 litre V10.

Let's kick this year off with some Dubai 24: https://youtu.be/jLqvQRhXKXY

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#2 Jeeves

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 19:06

The commentator team appears to have gone wandering around the United Arab Emirates in a hero's quest to find a local pub.

#3 azza200

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 19:24

rain and a red flag at dubai 24 hours never thought i would see that in the 3rd time of me watching this race 



#4 Marklar

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 22:01

that's absolutely unacceptable https://twitter.com/...671643806236675



#5 krapmeister

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 22:39

that's absolutely unacceptable https://twitter.com/...671643806236675


Completely outrageous. I hope that guy never sets foot in a pitlane ever again 👎

Edited by krapmeister, 10 January 2020 - 22:39.


#6 noikeee

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 22:41

Wtf??? You could at a stretch call that attempted murder.



#7 Myrvold

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:05

4 min penalty and twitter-users in racing saying that behaviour was mild, that they would done the same or worse...

Time to start giving proper penalites.

#8 Victor_RO

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:43

Race will not be restarted, unsurprising given turn 2 of the track looks like this:

 

https://twitter.com/...872678315380738



#9 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:48

I was wondering why they'd red flag a 24hr race in Dubai due to rain. I thought it was because they had no wet tyres (as they probably didn't think they'd ever need them in Dubai). Clearly I was wrong! No choice but to red flag it.

#10 krapmeister

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:41

For a place that is built on sand the drainage is surprisingly poor... 😂

#11 Jeeves

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 17:16

Aston Martin confirmed to be a part of this year's IGTC with R-Motorsport and Garage 59: http://www.dailyspor...urer-entry.html

#12 ANF

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 15:47

Some GT racing coming up this weekend:

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCars and Michelin Pilot Challenge at Sebring: https://www.imsa.com/competitors/
Super GT at Fuji: https://supergt.net/...ex/2020/Round1/
ELMS and Le Mans Cup at Paul Ricard: https://www.european...om/en/race/4655 https://www.lemanscup.com/en/race/4649

#13 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:57

British GT at Oulton Park

https://www.youtube....h?v=7SUAQrsLMkU



#14 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 09:38

GT World Challenge from Misano

https://www.youtube....h?v=hUfakHU-Dtg



#15 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 10:03

British GT Round 2 Race 1 live on Youtube.

 
It's a bit wet.

Edited by MrAerodynamicist, 16 August 2020 - 14:58.


#16 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 14:58

Another race on later

 



#17 OvDrone

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 10:03

Big B I G race happening right now:

 

 

Who's ready for some heavenly Blancpain GT World Challenge Endurance goodness?! Let's do this racers!


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#18 OvDrone

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 17:18

Anyone interested to witness the first big races at the updated Zandvoort ?

 

Well, you're in luck.

 

 

 

This just happened this weekend and it was fantastic as always. GTs eternally glorious.



#19 dissident

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 09:47

British GT is live:

 

https://youtu.be/hSdPykvdYd8



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#20 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 09:48

It's a bit wet.



#21 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 10:11

Hopefully we'll have similar conditions next week in F1. 



#22 OvDrone

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 11:20

There is also this race going on at the SACHSENRING:

 



#23 LucaP

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 11:31

Always liked Sachsenring and never got the criticism it gets

#24 OvDrone

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 11:36

The Mercs are cursed this year in GT3 racing.



#25 OvDrone

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 12:17

#77 Corvette wins! Fantastic. Great to see cars on this track.

#26 FLB

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 12:18

8H of Indianapolis starts in 1:40.

 

https://www.intercon....com/watch-live



#27 OvDrone

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 13:40

Gather all y'all Racing Souls to a sacred GT round.

 

Youtube link to go along with FLB's generous gift:

 

 

Intro live now.

 

BIG RACE ENERGY



#28 FLB

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 13:43

Greg Creamer and Calvin Fish  :up:

 

 

Edit: Oh and 'Lurid slide!' is Greg Creamer's equivalent of 'Danger Zone' for Townsend Bell...  :lol:


Edited by FLB, 04 October 2020 - 13:44.


#29 FLB

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 14:06

Catbird seat?!?

 

 

What's this? IndyGTCar?  :lol: 



#30 OvDrone

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 14:11

At this rate, I'll dream of the Indianapolis road course the whole week.



#31 FLB

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 14:13

At this rate, I'll dream of the Indianapolis road course the whole week.

Yes, but it looks great in October  :up:



#32 OvDrone

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 14:18

The weather is turning Full Nurburgring 24.



#33 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 14:18

It's turning in to a boat race.
 
British GT second race also coming up.

Edited by MrAerodynamicist, 04 October 2020 - 14:22.


#34 FLB

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 14:29

Jordan Pepper is a guy I want to see move up to IMSA and/or FIA WEC.



#35 OvDrone

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 14:55

This weekend, we have the last Sprint round of the GT Challenge Europe championship at Barcelona.

 

And it's a triple header!

 

Race 1 starts in about 5 minutes with the other 2 on for tomorrow. Get comfy and enjoy some exquisite GT delights.

 



#36 FLB

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 14:58

This weekend, we have the last Sprint round of the GT Challenge Europe championship at Barcelona.

 

And it's a triple header!

 

Race 1 starts in about 5 minutes with the other 2 on for tomorrow. Get comfy and enjoy some exquisite GT delights.

 

Currently watching this:

 



#37 OvDrone

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 10:27

The Sunday is really kicking off now:

 



#38 OvDrone

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 14:51

Aaaaaand Race 3 and final Sprint race of this year:

 

 

GT Blessings.



#39 OvDrone

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 15:37

Dries Vanthoor is Sprint Champion.

 

It's a good day.



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#40 AlexPrime

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 15:40

I watched the 12h of Sicily for Copa Florio, first since the 80s, I learned. Mostly GT3 cars with one lonely prototype which had too many issues to be a factor and some touring cars. Big win for GPX Racing Porsche. I enjoyed the race, although it was low tension - just two pleasant afternoons at Autodromo di Pergusa.



#41 Peat

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 07:04

Button to race in BGT finale at Silverstone

https://www.motorspo...ncombe/4891561/



#42 OvDrone

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 10:54

Race 2 of the week from the DTM ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring is about to start at any minute now y'all:

 



#43 azza200

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 21:48

No Bathurst 12 hour next year :( 



#44 krapmeister

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 22:20

Unfortunately no surprise there.

#45 dissident

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 18:10

https://youtu.be/XjetNkMuSlc

 

Spa 24h Qualy. If you think track limits in F1 are a joke...



#46 Kev00

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 12:35

The most excited I’ve been for a race all year. Bit of a shame so many of Audi’s big guns have dropped out but they’ve still got a mega line up with Vanthoor/Mies/Van der Linde in the #31. Porsche also with a dream team of Bamber/Vanthoor /Tandy. So many Porsche drivers missed out on the ring but they’ve got all their drivers at this one and maybe 6-7 cars that could fight for the win.

#47 AlexPrime

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 18:24

So Marciello on Pole. Not great as I am not a fan. A friend of mine works in one of the Lambo teams, Emil Fray racing, so I am rooting for them. The race is long, so qualy is not the end of it. Nbr 24 showed it pretty well.



#48 Kev00

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 21:22

Drivers are making an absolute mockery of the track limits. Completely ruining my enjoyment of it. Possibly the worst I’ve ever seen. Stewards should have imposed track limits on the last corner after the first qualifying.

#49 ARTGP

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 21:35

Oh my word. This is absolutely shambolic.  I thought you were talking about running wide at Blanchimont...but no...You really meant the The LAST corner. That is shambolic.  Shameful driving standard.


Edited by ARTGP, 23 October 2020 - 21:42.


#50 dissident

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 22:48

It'll be even worse in the dry.

 

They're completely ignoring the white lines/kerbs and extending the track as they please, I actually stopped watching yesterday.

 

Edit: pole lap below

 

https://youtu.be/A2OwOX3V4Y0


Edited by dissident, 23 October 2020 - 22:50.