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#1 AlexPrime

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 17:09

I think that there isn't yet a topic for this, so let's start it. Here I propose we discuss the SRO GT series, the GT Open series, the 24H series. Dubai is just in a few weeks and should be exciting, I also think a new Lambo may appear later in the season. Which championship are you expecting most?



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#2 FLB

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 19:18

I just want the Nürburgring 24 to be run without having to be stopped for fog and/or rain...  :lol:



#3 AlexPrime

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Posted 03 January 2022 - 10:11

I just want the Nürburgring 24 to be run without having to be stopped for fog and/or rain...  :lol:

Maybe summer date like in 2020 would help that, May is a bit risky.



#4 Stephane

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Posted 03 January 2022 - 19:33

Well, you know it's like 15° there at the moment.

Seasons don't exist anymore😅

#5 SkidmarksLeadToTheCrash

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Posted 03 January 2022 - 21:52

I love watching them race in rain, sleet, snow, dead of night. Adds a bit of drama and changes the strategies. And the wrecks are spectacular! 



#6 OvDrone

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 00:41

Thank you for starting this thread Alex and getting the hype flowing strong for the GTs.

The race I am looking most forward to ( alongside the Daytona 24 of course ) is the 9 Hours of Kyalami, rescheduled for the weekend of the 5th of February.

I really hope that it goes forward and that we start the next Intercontinental GT Challenge season just 3 weeks after that in BATHURST.  :clap:



#7 FLB

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 00:44

The race I am looking most forward to ( alongside the Daytona 24 of course ) is the 9 Hours of Kyalami, rescheduled for the weekend of the 5th of February.
 

Jeebus, Kyalami's just one week after the Rolex 24!  :eek:



#8 barrykm

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 05:49

Jeebus, Kyalami's just one week after the Rolex 24!  :eek:

Wow, that's tight.

 

I'm planning to be at Kyalami (my local circuit)



#9 AlexPrime

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 10:15

Yeah, Kyalami is going to be super, 2020 was really dramatic and I expect the same. BTW, I am still catching with the GT Open series from 2021. Is there a difference in the GT3 cars there from the GT World series?



#10 LucaP

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 09:59

Isn't the whole Sprint-Endurance series division a bit unnecessary? (I'm talking about European GT Challenge)
..after all the american and world series seem to be ok running just one championship..

Edit: nevermind, I see they now have an overall points table too

Edited by LucaP, 06 January 2022 - 10:12.


#11 LucaP

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 10:41

I was looking at the Gt World Challenge America schedule, noticed an "Ozarks Raceway" I had never heard of, check it out in this video: https://youtu.be/aHIwZHpumOE

It's MAD

#12 FLB

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 17:54

I was looking at the Gt World Challenge America schedule, noticed an "Ozarks Raceway" I had never heard of, check it out in this video: https://youtu.be/aHIwZHpumOE

It's MAD

Barber, mixed with Road Atlanta, mixed with Tremblant, mixed with Mosport... mixed with the Nordschleife? 



#13 AlexPrime

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 12:05

Anyone following 24h of Dubai? Qualy coverage was quite bad.



#14 ArnageWRC

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 13:40

WRT have announced that Italian driver (and MotoGP Legend), Valentino Rossi will drive for them in the GT World Challenge......His retirement didn't last long.... :rotfl:

 

https://twitter.com/...612953875099652



#15 juicy sushi

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 13:44

He was openly talking about how much sports car racing he intends to do. Was even mooting an IMSA program.

#16 barrykm

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 14:31

Delighted to see Vale in GT racing  :clap:



#17 AlexPrime

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 15:59

Very happy to see Rossi in GT racing. I think he will have a lot of fun with these cars.



#18 pRy

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 16:16

Awesome to see him make a jump to four wheels. I'm sure he will be very good.



#19 AlexPrime

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 16:22

Awesome to see him make a jump to four wheels. I'm sure he will be very good.

I think that he already has some wins in GT races.



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#20 OvDrone

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 03:40

I am SO excited I can't even take it!



#21 SkidmarksLeadToTheCrash

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 03:37

Can’t wait to see the Doctor’s skill set. Probably midtable the first year but a championship in the works. Stay tuned.

#22 LucaP

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 08:57

That's great for the series and GT racing in general

#23 paulb

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 23:56

That's great for the series and GT racing in general

Absolutely. His fan base has no equal in just about any other form of racing.

#24 azza200

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 14:43

I was looking at the Gt World Challenge America schedule, noticed an "Ozarks Raceway" I had never heard of, check it out in this video: https://youtu.be/aHIwZHpumOE

It's MAD

 

Kinda reminds me of a fictional track you would find in the Gran Turismo series



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Posted 17 January 2022 - 18:29

Absolutely. His fan base has no equal in just about any other form of racing.

 

Should put a few on the gate for the Brands event!  



#26 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 18:51

Mmm...

 

I think you'll get a few curious fans. Like, if you were already into racing you might check out your local GT race because Rossi's in it and novelty. But I don't think he'll bring many eyeballs or ticket sales. I also think he'll struggle a bit. Not because he's bad but because this is a big jump. Is he doing the Pro or the Pro Am or Other?



#27 Stephane

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 19:53

Well, he did some races already, so we can know where he can be at the begining


Edited by Stephane, 17 January 2022 - 19:54.


#28 RacingGreen

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Posted 18 January 2022 - 03:30

The 2022 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour GT event has been shifted to 13-15 May from its originally announced date next month (it was going to be 25-27 February.) The reasons given are predictable concerns about crowd attendance during this omicron outbreak and quarantine regulations for international competitors.


#29 juicy sushi

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 18:08

Ford brings the Mustang to GT3 in 2024.  2 factor cars run by Multimatic, and a commitment of 20 cars for customers.  And the GT4 program continues with a new car next year as well:  

https://www.motorspo...season/7676589/



#30 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 18:58

I hope some of the 'discontinued' cars like the R8 and NSX are allowed to continue, and competitively. 



#31 ARTGP

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 19:29

I hope some of the 'discontinued' cars like the R8 and NSX are allowed to continue, and competitively. 

 

Audi has just launched a EVO kit for the R8 this season. Honda will have 1 or 2 more cars in IMSA this year. 

 

 

Also, Ferrari finally have a new car in the works based on the 290 (or something that they are calling it).  The 488 has not been produced since 2019.


Edited by ARTGP, 28 January 2022 - 19:30.


#32 OvDrone

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 17:38

Remember, GT guys and gals - this weekend we race at Kyalami to final give closure to last year's Intercontinental GT Championship.

And the race is live at 10am UK time on Youtube.



It's real cool to see such an event happen where the last variant first appeared but the weather is worrying as Superpole got cancelled because of the wet conditions.

I'll join in the fun tomorrow a bit half way distance as I work at night, Cheers.



#33 Stephane

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 17:39

There's some hurricane in the zone

#34 OvDrone

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 17:44

There's some hurricane in the zone

 

You mean Kelvin van der Linde ?



#35 FLB

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 19:20

You mean Kelvin van der Linde ?

Or whatever Dries Vanthoor has caught?



#36 FLB

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Posted 05 February 2022 - 01:03



#37 Stephane

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Posted 05 February 2022 - 10:43

National anthem played now



#38 barrykm

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Posted 07 February 2022 - 15:45

I can't find the results of Saturday's Kyalami 9hr in Autosport?



#39 FLB

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Posted 12 February 2022 - 12:08



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#40 ezequiel

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Posted 16 February 2022 - 11:11

Alessio Deledda (!) confirmed by Grasser to race in DTM this season (alongside Bortolotti, Ineichen and Schmid)

 

And he's a "Squadra Corse" junior driver now


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#41 LucaP

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Posted 16 February 2022 - 12:55

Oh, brilliant

#42 juicy sushi

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Posted 16 February 2022 - 13:30

Also worth noting:  Toyota plan to replace the RC F with a new GT3 car based on the concept shown at the Tokyo Auto Salon.  Since that concept was just a race car, that means a shiny new toy will be coming to a dealer near you as well.  May include an all-electric version as well.

https://www.motorspo...h-list/8197236/

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#43 jee

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Posted 16 February 2022 - 13:42

Is a road model for a GT3 needed? I always thought it only is for GTE.



#44 juicy sushi

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Posted 16 February 2022 - 13:47

Is a road model for a GT3 needed? I always thought it only is for GTE.

I am fairly certain they would demand it.  Certainly, Toyota's competitors would be furious if Toyota were permitted to do otherwise.



#45 ARTGP

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Posted 23 February 2022 - 01:39

Nissan has a new  GT500 car for the Japanese SuperGT series.

 

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 10:33



#47 AlexPrime

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Posted 27 March 2022 - 10:56

The 12 hours of Mugello is also on, you can still catch the final two hours:



#48 FLB

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#49 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 02 April 2022 - 01:23

It's cool he's allowed to do his number style but they should give everyone that livery freedom.



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Posted 02 April 2022 - 07:29

Free Practice time in Imola

 


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