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FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



GUYS.

NBCSN IS AIRING A DAKAR RALLY SPECIAL OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS!

SET YOUR DVR'S TO 5 PM.

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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



FuzzySkinner posted:

GUYS.

NBCSN IS AIRING A DAKAR RALLY SPECIAL OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS!

SET YOUR DVR'S TO 5 PM.
Not sure if this counts as filez cause we dont even get the broadcasts stateside, but you can find the 1 hour daily Eurosport UK broadcasts sameday on the Site That Shall Not Be Named

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003

Welcome to my ignore list, cretin. BAZINGA!


I'm pretty sure NBC Sports is showing a half hour recap of each day's action like they did last year. Otherwise what have I been watching the last couple of nights?

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



drgitlin posted:

I'm pretty sure NBC Sports is showing a half hour recap of each day's action like they did last year. Otherwise what have I been watching the last couple of nights?

Ya, I meant the full 1 hour ones. Honestly, you arent missing too much so far. Like 20min of each ep has been boring interviews.

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



drgitlin posted:

I'm pretty sure NBC Sports is showing a half hour recap of each day's action like they did last year. Otherwise what have I been watching the last couple of nights?

It's just cool to have some auto racing to kind of follow during the down times.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

jesus christ guys watch supercross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7CPCaIXqWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imimA7Hehgg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQEKRmPf5s8

The racing is consistently ridiculously good, because even when it looks like the race is academic, poo poo can happen, and does happen. Plus, it is easy to find all the races, motos (and semis!) and mains, on YouTube within hours, and you can likely find a livestream on Justin.tv.

Having gone to my first SX last weekend I will say that, like a NASCAR race or an NFL game, the experience is overpriced though still a good one. Especially now that FS1 is carrying all the races live, there's really no reason to see one in person when you can just sit back and catch it on the computer TV.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011

Step 3: I re-examine my personal biases



Lipstick Apathy

Last time I watched SX, the same guy won every race. It was like 2002 F1.

Edit: I saw the first few rounds of '09 where it was Stewart / Read 1-2 for half the season.

algebra testes fucked around with this message at Jan 8, 2014 around 23:43

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003

Welcome to my ignore list, cretin. BAZINGA!


FuzzySkinner posted:

It's just cool to have some auto racing to kind of follow during the down times.

Absolutely! What would we do in January if not for Dakar?

edit - to be accurate we also have the Daytona 24h and this weekend there's the Dubai 24h (http://live.24hseries.com/) but Dakar starts the year!

drgitlin fucked around with this message at Jan 9, 2014 around 00:05

Deeters
Aug 20, 2007



WindyMan posted:

jesus christ guys watch supercross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7CPCaIXqWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imimA7Hehgg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQEKRmPf5s8

The racing is consistently ridiculously good, because even when it looks like the race is academic, poo poo can happen, and does happen. Plus, it is easy to find all the races, motos (and semis!) and mains, on YouTube within hours, and you can likely find a livestream on Justin.tv.

Having gone to my first SX last weekend I will say that, like a NASCAR race or an NFL game, the experience is overpriced though still a good one. Especially now that FS1 is carrying all the races live, there's really no reason to see one in person when you can just sit back and catch it on the computer TV.

I was considering making a thread for the season in Cycle Asylum (that's where the other bike racing thread is), but if there's enough of a draw I can put it in SAS. Last season and this season should be good since the guys who should be running away with everything keep crashing.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Hey BTCC goons, is there anywhere on YouTube where you can find the condensed one hour telecasts of each round as used to air on Speed in the US? There are several hour-long videos of each individual race on there now, but what I'm looking for is sort of a highlight reel with commentary and all three races crammed into an hour.

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


CBJSprague24 posted:

Hey BTCC goons, is there anywhere on YouTube where you can find the condensed one hour telecasts of each round as used to air on Speed in the US? There are several hour-long videos of each individual race on there now, but what I'm looking for is sort of a highlight reel with commentary and all three races crammed into an hour.

Most of the races on youtube are padded heavily by interviews, the actual racing is much shorter. Sometimes the races don't start until 30-40 minutes into the video.

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

Autosport posted:

Rider Eric Palante found dead on Dakar Rally


Belgian rider Eric Palante was found dead on Friday morning following the Dakar Rally's fifth stage.

According to organisers, the 50-year-old's body was found at the 143-km mark of Thursday's stage, the longest of the event, after a vehicle was sent to recover him on Friday morning.

Organisers said they had not received any alerts during the stage, and that the causes of Palante's death were being investigated.

Palante, a father of five, was competing in the Dakar for the 11th time.

The Belgian is the 27th competitor killed in the rally's history.

Welp.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Hey! 10 days in! Makin' better time then last year.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Also 2 Argentine reporters died covering the rally when their car fell off a cliff.

Dakar aint a game.

https://www.autoweek.com/article/20...PORTS/140119992

DEEP STATE PLOT
Aug 13, 2008

Yes...Ha ha ha...YES!



gently caress all racing

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

Interesting how this year I've taken to sharing the great/dangerous world races with my Facebook friends. My first post was on Dakar! And now people are dying already.

I'm hoping that things will settle down by the time May and June get here.

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



WindyMan posted:

Interesting how this year I've taken to sharing the great/dangerous world races with my Facebook friends. My first post was on Dakar! And now people are dying already.

I'm hoping that things will settle down by the time May and June get here.

Fact of the matter Dakar Rally is loving brutal and probably most deadly race next to Isle of Man stuff. Sadly I expect people to die since it's so loving brutal. Considering you're on a bike and you hit a rock you don't see and you go flying. It sucks and it's sad, but it's Dakar. What kind of safety can they do to make Dakar safer besides trying to be careful.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


I mean gently caress, they already got rid of (most) of the land mines.

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



VikingSkull posted:

I mean gently caress, they already got rid of (most) of the land mines.

And literally they had to take the Dakar Rally away from Dakar because of loving terrorists.

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


BMB5150 posted:

And literally they had to take the Dakar Rally away from Dakar because of loving terrorists.

The silver lining is that they are no longer mowing down malnourished children when they go through the villages anymore (I hope jesus christ)

ChloroformSeduction
Sep 3, 2006

THERE'S NO CURE FOR BEING A CUNT, SO PLEASE KEEP REMINDING ME TO SHUT THE FUCK UP

This accident was the craziest:
http://www.topnews.in/sports/dakar-...er-crash-242636

My dad's in the Dakar this year, and it's nerve-wracking since the auto-update on the site is kind of crap. The member of his team on the bike broke his arm and had to be airlifted out, and the car is having crazy mechanical issues. At least tomorrow is a rest day, so hopefully the mechanic's sort it out. I'm heading down to Chile on Tuesday with my younger son to watch him cross the finish line in Valparaiso. I'm so excited, fingers crossed that he makes it

Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


I never end up paying much attention to the Dakar, but it must produce some of the most spectacular motorsport photos each year. More so since the most to South America.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/20...rally_2013.html
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/20...rally_2012.html
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/20...dakar_2011.html

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind



This is a french fry truck, and they apparently actually make french fries for the competitors on the Dakar bivouac. ("We really love french fries!") Except, they realized—a bit too late—that maybe carrying all of those potatoes made their truck too heavy for the dunes.



Oh, Dakar.

Ringo Star Get
Sep 18, 2006

JUST FUCKING TAKE OFF ALREADY, SHIT


Is there a guy in the back frying up fries with grease and hot oil flying about?

Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002



Pablo Bluth posted:

I never end up paying much attention to the Dakar, but it must produce some of the most spectacular motorsport photos each year. More so since the most to South America.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/20...rally_2013.html
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/20...rally_2012.html
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/20...dakar_2011.html

God I love BDC's photography.

geonetix
Mar 6, 2011




Does anybody know if there will be a (proper) webfeed of the 24h of Daytona? I only just found out radio lemans isn't going to be covering it so I'm in a mild panic about it..

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Usually coverage switches overnight to a webcast, but I don't know if FS1 is going to do that this year, and I also don't know if that's available outside the US.

Of course, we all usually hang out in synirc, #nascar for the Daytona 24h, I'm sure a solution will be available.

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



Corvette revealed their GTLM car. It's a very basic scheme but holy poo poo how awesome it looks alongside revealing the Z06.
http://sportscar365.com/features/ph...-corvette-c7-r/

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Here's the 24's TV schedule.

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





There's a fox sports 2????

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Fox Sports Classic is just a loop of Al Bundy scoring four touchdowns in one game.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Peanut President posted:

There's a fox sports 2????

It used to be Fuel I think? It's only available in one channel package on my cable (Fios), and not in HD. Stellar.

uwaeve
Oct 21, 2010



focus this time so
i dont have to keep
telling you retards
what happened


Lipstick Apathy

BMB5150 posted:

Corvette revealed their GTLM car. It's a very basic scheme but holy poo poo how awesome it looks alongside revealing the Z06.
http://sportscar365.com/features/ph...-corvette-c7-r/

This will probably be blasphemous and eagles will probably fall dead out of the sky, but some shots are reminiscent of a 370Z or GT-R made race-ready, except smoothlier than the Super GT stuff.

Looks baller IMO.

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


Got an idea for an LMP1 car? Give it to Perrin - http://sportscar365.com/wec/perrinn...e-lmp1-concept/

Sportscar365 posted:

While a debut this year may be out of the question, Nicolas Perrin has laid out plans for his four-wheel drive LMP1 car to fight against top manufacturers in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2015. (En Français)

The U.K.-based constructor, in an Endurance-Info exclusive, has revealed that the car will be called “myLMP1″, which will be entered by Perrinn Limited under the “myTeam” banner.

It’s a new concept created by the former engineer for Williams F1, who is aiming to expose the world of endurance racing to fans in a new way.

“This is the culmination of three years of research to get [to this point] of the project,” Perrin said in an exclusive interview. “This fairly new idea struck me as the right solution. We would share the story of an innovative team. It has never been [done] in motorsport, as everything is [usually] hidden.

“Everything [with the myLMP1] will be open-source. That is to say that we will open our information to everyone, for free. The goal is to have the maximum number of fans and supporters. Everything will be available in real-time on our website. The idea is to attract partners in a different way.”

The construction of a LMP1 car requires a lot of financial resources and Perrinn Limited is aiming to innovate.

“We must reinvent the business model and I think there is much to gain by sharing data,” he said. “It’s too complicated for a manufacturer to do and impossible for a customer team.

“Perrinn Limited wants to have the means to do so, because the ultimate goal is to fight for the overall win at Le Mans and in the FIA WEC. Technically, we are ready and we have the intellectual property.”

Perrin confirmed that partners are willing to join the project and the LMP1 constructor hopes to have the remaining budget in place soon.

It’s expected that the first car will begin on-track testing late this year, before a full-season FIA WEC commitment next year, with one or two cars. Several engine options are currently being evaluated.

“By launching myTeam, we want people to realize that in some way, this program is theirs,” Perrin said. “They are not expected to make any contributions for access to the information. Fans can even [interact] and make suggestions in real time. We will put in place a dedicated team to do this.

“The build of a LMP1 car is a technological project. With our concept, we will expand the scope of education by inspiring a new generation of scientists. Everyone can suggest things through a school or university. Anything is possible.”

The LMP1 project does not date back to yesterday. “It’s been three years since I put every effort to launch the car in a traditional way,” he added. “But I am ready to start a revolution in the industry… We cannot pretend to compete with manufacturers if we do same things. We must innovate in order to otherwise find the funding. I firmly believe in myTeam.”

More information can be found on the constructor’s Web site: http://perrinn.com/

A neat concept, but I doubt they'd use anything a fan makes. Also, predicting alot of "put a dildo on it lol" type poo poo. Though to be fair, the dildo shape seems to be working somewhat for DeltaWing.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Here's an idea for a P1 car: don't make a P1 car.

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


Cygni posted:

Here's an idea for a P1 car: don't make a P1 car.

*unless you're a manufacturer

I definitely agree though. Rebellion, Strakka, and Perrin could probably make a top notch LMP2 car. The thing about Perrin is that they seem to be under the impression that they can legitimately pose a challenge to the manufacturer teams. Rebellion and Strakka on the other hand know they can't, and instead go for the "privateer's championship".

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



George Zimmer posted:

*unless you're a manufacturer

I could do without em entirely but fine I guess, if you HAVE TO

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


A neat idea would be to make P1 cars GT1 cars from the late 90's.

What I'm trying to say is HOMOLOGATION CURES PROTOTYPES

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


Cygni posted:

I could do without em entirely but fine I guess, if you HAVE TO

Just out of curiosity, why do you not like them?


VikingSkull posted:

A neat idea would be to make P1 cars GT1 cars from the late 90's.

What I'm trying to say is HOMOLOGATION CURES PROTOTYPES

I would support this, but only if the cars were produced on a large scale. Homologation rules in the past were kinda bullshit since the manufacturers would only make like 30 cars. I feel like that kills the whole point of homologation in the first place: to make a racecar out of a roadcar, not the other way around.

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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Didn't GT1 rules require like, one model, and enough cargo space to carry a briefcase (which Toyota got around by saying that you could put one in the fuel tank)


(there was also the question of "evolution" models that sort of killed things- Everyone loves the Sierra RS500, but it absolutely murdered Group A by turning it into a spec Sierra cup)

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