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2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship

Post by nickyf1 on Sun 11 Mar 2012 - 21:26

Monza was this weekend, so here are the races! The drivers were properly bump drafting down the straights, it's almost like plate racing for Europeans! I also absolutely love the on-board views, it's back to the classic mid-cockpit view that we used to get in the BTCC.










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Post by CQR HABURi on Sun 11 Mar 2012 - 23:39

All i have to say about Race 2 is....PIGEON!!! Razz
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Post by lfcnicklfc on Sun 11 Mar 2012 - 23:51

I couldn't believe it in race 2 when Michelisz smashed into the pigeon haha, unbelievable save by Muller as well that took some tekkers!
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Post by narboza22 on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 6:40

Can some one explain the race format for WTCC? Race 1 is only 10 laps long?
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Post by AMR Garage on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 11:48

2 x 50 km. Races

Monza is a 5k. Lap.
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Post by CQR Rogue on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 11:54

actually enjoyed WTCC (Saturday shopping hatch backs) this weekend, MH was on fire on euro-sport HD Smile





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Post by Richy59 on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 18:45

Started watching the races where I can during my shift. The cars look really good and racey this year, I was enjoying what I saw. Maybe it's just cause im in a TCC mood Razz


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Post by nickyf1 on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 18:57

narboza22 wrote:Can some one explain the race format for WTCC? Race 1 is only 10 laps long?

10 laps is a 50km race around Monza, and the WTCC have twin 50km races.
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Post by AMR Garage on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 19:01

I also forgot to mention, I noticed some of the numbers were missing from their boxes...
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Post by lfcnicklfc on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 19:05

I think that's because they can just put the numbers on the window strip Smile
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Post by AMR Garage on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 19:08

:-S, I've only just realised that Neutral...

...but then why have the number boxes empty aswell :-S
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Post by nickyf1 on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 19:35

Mandatory sponsor and event decals like what V8 Supercars have?

It's still odd though, you;d expect them to have the numbers in the rear-side windows.
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Post by Richy59 on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 19:37

They put them down the front underneath the mirrors now no?


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Post by ckBrenneke on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 20:50

Only watched the first half of race 1 so far, but I already fear an Yvan Muller shoe-in for the title. I really can't see any car and driver combination capable of taking the fight to him, not even from Huff.

Still, I'm quite keen on the WTCC this year. Coule be good with the mix of cars, and with the JAS Civic and Lada still to come this year. Annoyed they canned Donny though, I could have made it to that one! Evil or Very Mad
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Post by narboza22 on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 21:36

Have touring car races always been that short? It seems weird to me that they are, but I guess I'm just not used to it since the only racing I've ever watched has been F1, sports cars, or Indy/NASCAR.

Also, why is that Cruze not in Forza?
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Post by AMR Garage on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 23:00

narboza22 wrote:Have touring car races always been that short?

No...

http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/
http://forums.theonlineracingassociation.com/t5290-group-a-the-basics-and-the-big-names

But the short races are short because they are made for TV, it may not look it. The WTCC is essentially a hark back to the days of the British Touring Car Championship between 1995 and 2000, it may not look it either, however a couple of years ago in the WTCC the entry list almost reads like a BTCC entry list from ten years previously.

http://www.supertouring.co.uk/
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Post by FranchittiFan on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 23:16

Was good racing really enjoyed it, hope the Fords get on the pace soon, but it was'nt like they were miles behind.
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Post by nickyf1 on Tue 13 Mar 2012 - 8:35

ADx Garage wrote:
narboza22 wrote:Have touring car races always been that short?

No...

http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/
http://forums.theonlineracingassociation.com/t5290-group-a-the-basics-and-the-big-names

But the short races are short because they are made for TV, it may not look it. The WTCC is essentially a hark back to the days of the British Touring Car Championship between 1995 and 2000, it may not look it either, however a couple of years ago in the WTCC the entry list almost reads like a BTCC entry list from ten years previously.

http://www.supertouring.co.uk/

The BTCC used the two race format til 2003, then it adopted S2000 in 2004 along with the three race format. But unlike the WTCC races, BTCC had a mandatory pit stop for one or both of the races, depending on what year you are watching.

Of course, back around 20 years ago, the then ETCC (not a direct descendant of the ETCC from which the current WTCC grew out of, as that was the Italian STC) had very long races, often with driver changes. Races like the 24 Hours of Spa and the 1000km of Silverstone (now both GT and Sportscar races respectively) were part of the ETCC season. In 1987 when the ETCC briefly became the WTCC, the series also took in the 1000km race at Bathurst.

One of the reasons that V8 Supercar races are so long is because they still retain the sort of format that touring car racing had back in those days.
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Post by narboza22 on Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 12:33

Is there anywhere online to watch the Valencia round? The Youtube channel was taken down.
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Post by nickyf1 on Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 15:19

Did anybody watch the Auto GP race today?

One of the best single seater battles I've seen in a while between Campana and Quaife-Hobbs for the lead in the closing laps.
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