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Aussie V8 Supercars?

Is it inbetween seasons? Or has it just been dropped from tv over here?

I kinda followed it last year but the sky planner didnt like series linking it for some reason so I missed a lot.

If its inbetween seasons, anyone know when the next one starts>
 
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I enjoy watching them as well......here's Motors TV site with the calender of events......
V8 | Motors TV
And the V8 site......http://www.v8supercars.com.au/
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Excellent, looks like it kicks off in feb Its my favourite motorsport... in fact its pretty much the only one I bother with. Proper drivers driving proper cars, properly! None of this namby pamby formula one gayness.

I hope motors tv carry the utes again this year too.
 
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They are doing Utes as well......great to watch and love the sound.......
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I like to watch the v8's myself iam a fan of the ford falcons.strange how a two make series can be so successfull . The btcc seems to have lost the plot since the nineties don't you think
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Live coverage of the Abu Dhabi round on Motors TV this Saturday at 2.30PM......
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thnx Stu. Hopefully the V8's make better use of that sandbox than F1 does
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Watched the season roundup show the other day on Motors TV... cant wait for this years season.

'the greatest show on wheels'

Too right it is
 
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It's definitely the best 'saloon' based racing series to watch
 
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Watched the season roundup show the other day on Motors TV... cant wait for this years season.

'the greatest show on wheels'

Too right it is
Yeh, saw that last night, think it is being shown again this week........

*Friday 7.25PM*

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Live racing Motors TV Friday 2.30PM......just noticed it's on.........
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bugger.

Better set the planner for the replay this evening.
 
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Watched the first race on sunday, good stuff but a bit uneventful.

Just watched the second one and what a race!

The last few laps were absolutely superb. Proper edge of the seat stuff and some incredible driving to fight like that and not crash.

Cant wait for the next one
 
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Watched the first race on sunday, good stuff but a bit uneventful.

Just watched the second one and what a race!
Agree with that....2nd race much better........the chance that Courtney took on fuel was very close to ending in tears.........in the end, great work by his crew......

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Round 3: Hamilton - Today at 5.55pm on motors tv.

It seems they are only running highlights shows this season, and airing them a week after they happen.
 
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Round 3: Hamilton - Today at 5.55pm on motors tv.

It seems they are only running highlights shows this season, and airing them a week after they happen.
Watched all the races during the easter weekend. Reruns of course, but not just the highlights

Finally a victory for Van Gisbergen
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I've been watching V8's for 2 years, and I do enjoy it. I don't watch the live races anyway, as not that massive fan. But it's fantastic racing.
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Watched all the races during the easter weekend. Reruns of course, but not just the highlights

Finally a victory for Van Gisbergen
They're not quite full re-runs if you mean the motors tv shows.

They skip safety car laps quite a lot and if you watch the lap counter they skip uneventful laps too. Its a good highlight show, but its definitely not a full re-run... and its still a week behind for whatever reason

But that aside... Both races were great to watch. Gotta love how it all gets interesting as soon as the rain comes out. All the drivers complaining that the race should be stopped and race control basically saying 'man the **** up and keep driving'

Pit lane chaos had me chuckling away into my beer.

Gizzy did a superb job in the second race, a very well deserved win. Likewise for team Kelly in the first one.
 
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Just watched the re-run.......superb driving by the Kiwi wild boy........ :HAPPY:
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Back on Motors TV again this year Adelaide round replayed 1 week after race
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Never really watched this before, but caught a bit on Motors TV at the weekend, and it was pretty entertaining.

Extremely close racing, combined with a talent pool which is not as high as international motorsport, and a slightly different attitude made for a lot of action.

An example of that 'different attitude' - with one car across the track after a spin, and 3 cars behind it stationary, one of the trapped drivers decided he didn't want to wait, and just shunted the spun car out of the way.
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combined with a talent pool which is not as high as international motorsport.
Erm the v8's is an international series, its drivers hold thier own against more recognised drivers (see the Gold Cast entry last year), and at leat one of them was an F1 test driver and feeder series winner....

Dont confuse this series as something simmilar to current BTCC its a top level series with a talent pool that surpases a lot of international motorsport.
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