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#1 Michkov

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Posted Dec 26 2017 - 08:28 PM

Despite this being a mostly a simracing forum and even that very much focused on GPL, there have to be some of us that are interest in real world racing. So why not have a thread for just that*.

That said, here is calendar of what's going this year all over the world.

First thing I'm probably going to watch is the Daytona 24 at the end of January. What are you guys looking forward to?


*He says hoping, this wont devolve into a rant about everything was better when the world was still black and white and how the invention of colour ruined racing forever :D

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Posted Dec 27 2017 - 05:34 PM

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Posted Dec 28 2017 - 07:21 AM

Dakar, Daytona 24h, Daytona 500, ... and then the rest.
But I love Daytona 24h, because of the gap between the seasons...
(ok, I am watching sometimes old races on YT)...

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Posted Dec 28 2017 - 08:07 AM

The IndyCars for 2018 look great, and as always I'm looking forward to the Indy 500. It's often the most exciting race of the year in my opinion.

Edited by Millennium, Dec 28 2017 - 08:08 AM.


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Posted Dec 28 2017 - 08:32 AM

Yes, the Dakar is one event I love to follow,it has to be the most epic race of the year !

The 24h of Daytona because I need my racing fix after the winter break .I also read that Fernando Alonso will be participating this year.

Of course I can't leave out the WRC season opener at Monte Carlo.

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Posted Dec 29 2017 - 03:03 AM

There are so many good series, but I don't have enough time to watch them :mellow: .
One series I like watching too much (from uploaded races on YT, as they're not broadcasted in Europe) is Canadian NASCAR Pinty's Series. Good combination of ovals and road courses. Sometimes I think, that there is nothing better to watch, than stock cars on road courses...

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Posted Dec 29 2017 - 05:44 AM

I did not know that series, but just looked up some some videos, very cool indeed!

#8 Michkov

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Posted Dec 29 2017 - 04:58 PM

View Postfela, on Dec 29 2017 - 03:03 AM, said:

There are so many good series, but I don't have enough time to watch them :mellow: .
One series I like watching too much (from uploaded races on YT, as they're not broadcasted in Europe) is Canadian NASCAR Pinty's Series. Good combination of ovals and road courses. Sometimes I think, that there is nothing better to watch, than stock cars on road courses...

Stockcars on roadcourses is an awkward combination that is great to watch.

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Posted Dec 30 2017 - 08:57 AM

Le Mans 24 Hours in June.  It'll be my 33rd.

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Posted Jan 02 2018 - 10:57 AM

I'll be watching F1, MotoGP, British Touring Cars, British Superbikes, World Rally Championship and maybe some IndyCar if I can put up with all the adverts.

Looking forward to F1 at Melbourne, not sure if the circuit is ready yet though ;) :

https://www.youtube....h?v=fHuwWmQBV_Q

Edited by Fat Rich, Jan 02 2018 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted Jan 02 2018 - 12:02 PM

Let's leave those poles at the sides of the Melbourne track. Track limit problem solved! :D

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Posted Jan 03 2018 - 04:53 AM

@ 1:55 i'll like to see that during the race

the speed humps would also make it a lil more interesting

Edited by Brocky05, Jan 03 2018 - 05:05 AM.


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Posted Jan 05 2018 - 11:26 AM

To answer my own question mostly because I just stumbled over a clip of it, Japanese Super GT. If you haven't seen it, link goes to last years Sugo race, do yourself a favour and watch it.

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Posted Jan 07 2018 - 10:22 AM

Thanks Michkov, that is a fantastic race to watch.

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Posted Jan 24 2018 - 06:21 AM

It's Daytona 24h week, here is the spotters guide
http://www.spottergu...tfolio/18_imsa/

Hostilities will commence tomorrow :)

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Posted Feb 03 2018 - 12:16 PM

Just a heads up the 12h of Bathurst is starting in 1h30m from now.

Free stream to be found here
http://www.bathurst1...onal-streaming/

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 05:41 AM

https://www.autospor...d-kids-for-2018

Pretty controversial topic of last days. What do you think about it? Is it really that bad how many people say?

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 05:55 AM

For kids it can be thrilling I supposse, but I rather have grid girls, please.

The only reason grid girls are banned now is because these modern 'feminists' SJWs these days  brand such things as sexist or whatever, which isn't even true in the slightest.

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 11:48 AM

View PostGrandPrixYannick, on Feb 06 2018 - 05:55 AM, said:

For kids it can be thrilling I supposse, but I rather have grid girls, please.

The only reason grid girls are banned now is because these modern 'feminists' SJWs these days  brand such things as sexist or whatever, which isn't even true in the slightest.

I also prefer grid girls but sadly times are changing and sometimes in very weird way. In WEC for example are not grid girls since 2015. So i'm glad at least for these kids. Now i hope that Liberty Media after all this controversies do something really good. F1 needs it.

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 03:39 PM

Couldn't care less. I'm not even sure when I last paid attention to the prerace goings on in F1 or other series. On the other hand someone not involved got upset, lost people their jobs which is now being taken over by unpaid child labour.

Edited by Michkov, Feb 06 2018 - 06:48 PM.





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