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2009 World Touring Car Championship

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Bram, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    2009 WTCC Calendar

    2009 FIA WTCC CALENDAR
    March 8 - BRAZIL Curitiba
    March 22 - MEXICO Puebla
    May 3 - MOROCCO Marrakech *
    May 17 - FRANCE Pau
    May 31 - SPAIN Valencia
    June 21 - CZECH REPUBLIC Brno
    July 5 - PORTUGAL Porto *
    July 19 - GREAT BRITAIN Brands Hatch
    August 30 - GERMANY Oschersleben
    October 4 - ITALY Monza
    October 25 - JAPAN Okayama
    November 22 - MACAU Macau
    * subject to the FIA homologation of the circuit
     
  2. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    They still don't venture downunder hey. (Sigh).

    What a shame they don't tackle Bathurst. I know, I'm a broken record. :p
     
  3. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    hey Warren they don't venture up there either :pound:
     
  4. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I thought the same Warren, according to all messages the last months i thought that Macau was to be removed from the 2009 calendar, and i was hoping for an aussie track as replacement.
    But to be honest Bathurst was in the WTCC in 1987 but nowadays the track would be way to long for a sprintserie as WTCC is. Hidden Valley would be more suitable, or Barbagallo :D
     
  5. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Eastern Creek, Sandown, or Phillip Island, (maybe Barbagallo ??) would be the most suitable to attract the big crowds. These are also ideally suited to WTCC formats and have the best quality facilities.

    WTCC cars were very popular in Oz before the V8 Supercars dominated, but if they included the events in the same program with V8's, they would pull big crowds and media support. We already have the MINI Challenge now, and it is proving very popular and getting lots of TV coverage in it's own right.

    Motor racing is actually huge in Australia (and NZ too).
     
  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    But Eurosport isnt broadcasting in Australia, that might be the biggest reason since they are the official TV station of the WTCC
     
  7. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    If they can cover Mexico and Macau, surely Australia wouldn't be much of a barrier. Just needs someone to show some enterprise, and try to do a deal with AVESCO, who are very dominant here. AVESCO are looking strongly at pushing V8's further across the world and are pretty adventurous.
    Maybe the WTCC will meet some competition one day from them.
     
  8. I listen other people said,2009 WTCC Macau will be last year on Macau,
     
  9. Don't you know that many friends from Macau bought this game because of the Macau track!!! As least for me!
     
  10. No Zandvoort... stupid WTCC :wink:
     
  11. I hope that next year in Monza will increase the laps number...only 9 laps in monza = 18 minuts for a race is too quick .... :bolt:
     
  12. Chevrolet Cruze 2009 WTCC

    Chevrolet showed some pictures of their new car - the Chevrolet Cruze.
     

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  13. Hmmm, looks a bit like the Cadillac CTS...

    It's not as bad as the potential Seat :D
     
  14. the angle of the rear wing amazes me
    will it be a rear wheel drive or will they stick with the front wheel?
     
  15. Well it HAD to be better looking than the Lacetti! Which, in fairness, wasn't a Chevrolet - was a Daewoo.
     
  16. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Good looking car. Serious good improvement toward the Lacetti. Agree with Ryan that the Lacetti was a Daewoo and never got rid of that stigma imho!
     
  17. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I hope they will use Monza Junior. I sat on the main stand last week and with 9 laps you can hardly call it a race from spectator point of view! I would like to see them come buy for 20 times each race :D
     
  18. Daniel Monteiro

    Daniel Monteiro
    Premium Member

    yes, porto again! let's hope it meets fia's regulations now... can't wait!
     
  19. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Now the FIA decided to ditch the Canadian GP for F1, wouldnt it be cool to have the WTCC there :D
     
  20. Looks very mature, i like the car.