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2013 Race of Champions called off due to Thai protests

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Howard, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Howard

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    Howard Choularton submitted a new blog post:

    2013 Race of Champions called off due to Thai protests

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  2. Benutzername

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    ... Why not make it in europe?
     
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  3. Howard

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    I agree, I think they should move it to a stadium ready to host. Much like the World Cup, I'm sure they have a list of viable backups? Like Wembley or one of the large German stadiums?
     
  4. Andrew Scott

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    Maybe this event should be shared by different countries, after all motorsport is international and the drivers who are invited are the best from all over the world. Nothing against Thailand, but at least then the many racing enthusiasts/fans around the world would have the opportunity to see their racing hero's compete in the ROC event.

    It's a shame that international events such as this can marred by political upheaval and unrest so easily, but I take my hat off to the organisers for cancelling the event, they obviously consider safety above profit, which is becoming are rarity in this money/profit driven era of mankind.

    Cheers
     
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  5. Frederic Schornstein

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    I hope it won't stay in Bangkok for a long time. Last year the stadium looked so empty it was really a shame and they had no proper international online coverage like the years before and the TV coverage in Germany was unwatchable, no engine sounds, rubbish commentators and non-stop adverts.

    I hope they can go back to the standard they had before last year.
     
  6. Roy Magnes

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    I really miss the time time they did this event at Gran Canaria, I never really felt that the stadium-stages suits the racing that much. Maybe have a stage with some "Mickey Mouse-parts" inside the stadium and a loop on the outside?
     
  7. Christopher Mattiuz

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    Bad(?) Rock and Roll Analogy

    RoC Participants want to do Def Leppard at the stadium, but the protestors in Bangkok decided to go Twisted Sister.
     
  8. Benutzername

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    Hmmm... Why not make in the country of the last times winners after every year?
     
  9. Howard

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    @Howard Choularton

    Yeah... But would make sense, cause tehre would be a rule for it. Also the winner country should have the passion for it. Also i think every winner country could make a ROC possible.