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Post by PackerMan71 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:27 pm

Looks like IndyCar is trying to put together an overseas schedule during the winter months of the off-season. Looks like the earliest in could start is 2015.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/109365
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:48 pm

PackerMan71 wrote:Looks like IndyCar is trying to put together an overseas schedule during the winter months of the off-season. Looks like the earliest in could start is 2015.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/109365
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:54 pm

>Basically, year-round Indy Car racing.

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Post by navycook75 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:54 pm

>These rumors
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Post by crl on Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:23 pm

Excuse me, I must start making travel plans. First, I must clear off the table:

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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:38 pm

Surfers Paradise pls
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Post by Nascar9fan on Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:57 pm

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:Surfers Paradise pls
Doubt it would go back, seeing as how the V8's now have it as part of the endurance season
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Post by Metro 6r4 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:32 am

British Round pls. Preferably Rockingham or Donington
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:39 am

Nascar9fan wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:Surfers Paradise pls
Doubt it would go back, seeing as how the V8's now have it as part of the endurance season
BATHURST PLS?!!?!?
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:58 am

Would like a round in Italy, unlikely seeing how most circuits are unsuitable for IndyCars. Maybe Mugello..
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Re: IndyCar Global Challenge?

Post by Alpineopossum on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:21 pm

Track ideas
- Brands Hatch
- Imola
- Claremont Ferrand
- Jerez de la Frontera
- Kyalami
- Phillip Island
- Mugello
- Nogaro
- Zandvoort
- Zolder
- Eurospeedway
- Prince George's Circuit (East London)
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Post by Mother of Invention on Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:50 pm

Alpineopossum wrote:Track ideas
- Brands Hatch  YES!
- Imola NO It was bad track for F1 since they neutered it in the mid90s
- Claremont Ferrand HELL NO way to dangerous
- Jerez de la Frontera MAYBE
- Kyalami NO, most people I know say this track is kinda bad
- Phillip Island YES, but the track is exactly safe
- Mugello YEAH WHY NOT
- Nogaro MAYBE
- Zandvoort YES
- Zolder NO Track ain't the best
- Eurospeedway HELL NO
- Prince George's Circuit (East London) WUT
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:16 pm

Concerns of suggested tracks:
They have changed Imola now which makes it quite dangerous to single seaters. The Variante Bassa chicane (that was the final chicane) has been removed, which means you are almost heading flatout from the exit of Rivazza down into the Tamburello chicane.

Charade (Clermont) is no longer the beautiful forest circuit it once was, and the circuit has been shortened to only a permanent circuit area which does not enter the public roads. Even then, the circuit is quite dangerous with many unsighted hills and very little run off area. I'm not sure the circuit is classified to hold international racing either.

Jerez is similar to the Hungaroring (apart from in Moto GP) in that passing = non-existent.

East London is poorly looked after now, and probably is not at the standard to host international racing.

Positives of list:
Brands Hatch would be the perfect track for IndyCar. I went to see the London Trophy back in 2003 with CART around the Indy circuit, it was fantastic and fans loved it.

Mugello hosted AutoGP earlier this year with great success. The track is visually excellent as well.

Phillip Island holds international motorcycle events, so safety would be very much up there. Nice flowing track too, and hosts quite a fair bit of single seaters.

Zandvoort is brilliant. Watched the FIA F3 earlier today at Zandvoort, and the racing was fantastic.

Zolder is more-or-less one of the best circuits in Europe at the moment. A really challenging, quick lay out. A great circuit on the FIA GT calendar, and also used by ChampCar only 5 years ago.

Lausitzring had some great races with CART, excl. 2001. Only reason anyone would doubt it was the freak incident with Zanardi and Tagliani in the aforementioned 2001 season. Accident could have happened literally anywhere. Even then, if you have concerns of it then you have the infield circuit too.

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Rockingham
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Re: IndyCar Global Challenge?

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:24 pm

Imola? No. Imola has never been a good track.
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:28 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Imola? No. Imola has never been a good track.
How so? I love Imola, personally. Unfortunately, overshadowed by Tamburello.
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Re: IndyCar Global Challenge?

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:03 pm

Milan655 wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Imola? No. Imola has never been a good track.
How so? I love Imola, personally. Unfortunately, overshadowed by Tamburello.
Well, it's just never produced much good racing. F1 cars have always been hard pressed to overtake there.
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Post by Metro 6r4 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:08 pm

Mallory Park intend to do this:


So a round here plz   (said the person with no concept of reality)
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Post by Mother of Invention on Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:16 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Milan655 wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Imola? No. Imola has never been a good track.
How so? I love Imola, personally. Unfortunately, overshadowed by Tamburello.
Well, it's just never produced much good racing. F1 cars have always been hard pressed to overtake there.
I should have said post "it's never been good since 1994" plus they reconfigured the front straight and made it somehow dangerous.
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