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    Golf TCR race car

    I first saw these as a support category at the Singapore Grand Prix in 2015 and have been watching them on Foxtel.

    We are getting our own series late next year I believe.

    Found the spec sheet here.

    https://volkswagen-motorsport.com/fi...018_070318.pdf

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    Indeed.

    Can't wait to see how TCR pans out here.
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    Might be a struggle to build a grid though; are there enough people wanting to fork out ~ $200k to race them? Generally those with the spare coin would probably stretch to the $300-400k? for a Carrera Cup car.

    Not knocking it, I will be curious as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch77 View Post
    Might be a struggle to build a grid though; are there enough people wanting to fork out ~ $200k to race them? Generally those with the spare coin would probably stretch to the $300-400k? for a Carrera Cup car.

    Not knocking it, I will be curious as well.
    I hope it does well. The Supercars are getting stale.

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    Agreed. It lacks any relevance now, I'm not sure a return to Camaro v Mustang will stave off a longer term decline.

    --- FS: 2016 Golf GTI 40 years, white, DSG, 18,xxxkm -------------------------------------------------------------------
    2019 Audi SQ5 | 2016 Golf GTI CS + OZ UL HLTs | Retired: 2018 Audi RS3 sportback + OZ Leggera HLTs
    2017 Golf R Wolfsburg Sportwagen | 2016 BMW 340i + M-Performance tune/exhaust | 2015 Audi S3 sedan
    2014 Golf GTI + OZ Leggera HLTs | 2012 Polo 77TSI (hers) | 2010 Golf GTI Stage 2 + OZ ST LMs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch77 View Post
    Agreed. It lacks any relevance now, I'm not sure a return to Camaro v Mustang will stave off a longer term decline.
    I think it's more about the drivers now. If you shut it down and shifted them all over to GT3 I think that would be just as popular.
    I watched the last DTM race of this years series from Hockenheim a couple of weeks ago and it left Supercars for dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSA9N3 View Post
    I think it's more about the drivers now. If you shut it down and shifted them all over to GT3 I think that would be just as popular.
    I watched the last DTM race of this years series from Hockenheim a couple of weeks ago and it left Supercars for dead.
    I wish it would head in that kind of direction. It would be good to see a world wide format like back in the days of WTCC where you could still run a domestic championship, but there would be some sort of world title meeting so you could go up against the rest of the world (or at least Europe).

    My issue with a Golf TCR series is it is a bit one dimensional, I still want to see different cars going head to head no matter the pure entertainment value otherwise. There's still core F1 fans that support teams over drivers e.g. Ferrari. I think that's good for the sport, and good for manufacturers who invest into it.

    Now if a TCR could be homologated into GT racing..

    --- FS: 2016 Golf GTI 40 years, white, DSG, 18,xxxkm -------------------------------------------------------------------
    2019 Audi SQ5 | 2016 Golf GTI CS + OZ UL HLTs | Retired: 2018 Audi RS3 sportback + OZ Leggera HLTs
    2017 Golf R Wolfsburg Sportwagen | 2016 BMW 340i + M-Performance tune/exhaust | 2015 Audi S3 sedan
    2014 Golf GTI + OZ Leggera HLTs | 2012 Polo 77TSI (hers) | 2010 Golf GTI Stage 2 + OZ ST LMs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch77 View Post
    My issue with a Golf TCR series is it is a bit one dimensional
    TCR isn't just Golfs is it... FWD 2 litre 4 or 5 door production car

    TCR Touring Car - Wikipedia

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    Yep, numerous manufacturers involved.
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    My error, I'd only ever seen a bunch of Golfs racing in pictures so assumed it was a one-make gig.

    That changes things a little, although the previous 2.0 litre series was a non-event compared to the Supercars main event.

    --- FS: 2016 Golf GTI 40 years, white, DSG, 18,xxxkm -------------------------------------------------------------------
    2019 Audi SQ5 | 2016 Golf GTI CS + OZ UL HLTs | Retired: 2018 Audi RS3 sportback + OZ Leggera HLTs
    2017 Golf R Wolfsburg Sportwagen | 2016 BMW 340i + M-Performance tune/exhaust | 2015 Audi S3 sedan
    2014 Golf GTI + OZ Leggera HLTs | 2012 Polo 77TSI (hers) | 2010 Golf GTI Stage 2 + OZ ST LMs

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