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Istanbul results: Tarquini wins 2nd race, Zanardi wins 1st race.

Regarding Zanardi, I know he drives a Beamer, but you've got to give it to the guy that he's a hell of a man
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Actually has anyone read his biography? Was thinking about getting it but it's not cheap...
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Yup it's good to see Alex Zanardi displaying his undoubted talent again, but personally I'm routing for the drivers and manufacturers titles to go to SEAT and not BMW !!

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SEAT's top of the table now, looking good really, with Spiderman Tarquini (remember his F1 helmet? ) driving strong.
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Oh yes !! I'd like to see JT back up there so at least the WTCC drivers crown will remain in the UK !!

With the money that SEAT (VAG) are throwing at this championship and their driver line up they shouldn't be any other result thought eh ??
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Read on the web that Alfa may participate in next year's WTCC with 2 147 diesel

Only linkylink I have is in Italian
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Douglas Bader was a great Spitfire pilot too

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Here is a quick translation:

<<The news not only had been in the air for a while, but we also had received some confirmation last summer: in the next WTCC, we should see the 147, as well as the 159, probably until the 149 arrives.

Now though, Auto Industry reveals another indiscretion: the decision to race again with the 147 would have been formally approved for September, and most importantly there should be 4 petrol and... 2 diesel! Autosport doesn't mention the diesel cars. Plain rumor, or truth?>>
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I am rooting for Andy Priaulx or Farfus or Tarquini.

I can't decide whether it is better for an english winner (3rd time in a row if he made it), an Alfa (even tho's it is an old model with a lenient handicap), or the guy who has played the best 'long-game' all season - pick up points regularly, rarely getting too heavy, mostly playing fair.

I have hated all the panel bashing that has gone on this season - the SEAT drivers seem to have been the most cynical - especially Yvan Muller.

The WTCC needs to urgently review the penalties they hand out & use stronger penalties (see DTM for examples).

Ideally it should be a basically non-contact sport.

Waiting for an Alfa version of a Maserati Quattroporte
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Oh yes, and I cannot wait for Alfa to run the 159 next season.

Let us hope they find a way of trimming all the excess lard & then bring out a proper gta as a road car.
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Watched a bit on Eurosport this morning.

I'm not a big motorsport fan personally but, with competitions like WTCC & BTCC who needs F1? It's like watching paint dry! In comparison, the WTCC stuff this morning was fantastic.
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Last race this year from Macau, Farfus leading the championship in his 156 GTA, the only down side is he has an 80kg weight penalty, i wish him luck, i think he will need it.
He won the first race there last year so fingers crossed.
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More to the point, when's it on telly?

The most entertaining motorsport I've found to watch, other than the BTCC, is the Australian V8 Supercars V8 power, rear-drive, plenty of contact, 30-odd car grids, different front-runners every time and good old Aussie commentary on Motors TV too!
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Just answered my own question:

British Eurosport 3am LIVE on Sunday morning, repeated at 5.30am, again at 7.30am and then again at 8pm.
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Given the timezone, I can post here the result if you want
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Given the timezone, I can post here the result if you want

NOOOOOOOOOO! Not 'til we've all watched it
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Ok ok
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Doh
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Let's hope Alfa has a better performance next year.
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Plans are reportedly for using 147's - why waste time on an old model????

or are they just trying to fool ze jeermans????
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Plans are reportedly for using 147's - why waste time on an old model????
See post #8 above, the idea is perhaps to use 147 diesels
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Apparently diesel & petrol cars next year ???
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Yep, apparently so. Don't ask me why though
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