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How many of you watch live motor sport?

How many of you actually go to watch live motor sport?

If you do what tracks do you go to and what racing do you watch racing?
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Re: How many of your watch live motor sport?

Only went once since moving to Japan: Motegi ChampCar race won by the lovely Danica Patrick
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Don't get the time anymore

Me and a mate used to get to as many BTCC races in a year as we could which was pretty knackering (when you're travelling from Darkest, Eastern East Anglia) but

Closest I get to it now is passing the ARCA racers down the A11 on a Sunday evening
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I haven't been for a while but often go to see the touring cars at Knockhill or Croft.

I used to do off-roading myself for years every weekend just about and before that my Dad raced sidecar outfits so I've always been around one race circuit or another.

The last racing I saw was mini-motos at the Bike Show at Ingliston in March.
 
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Took the family to Castle Combe, Pembrey & Donington last year.

Weekend camping trip was a good laugh at Donington. Camp site right by the entrance of the paddock.
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Re: How many of you watch live motor sport?

Yeah but haven't been for a while though.

Looks like we're losing the F1 sadly though.
Dream is to go to Le Mans.
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Yep, been all over the country folllowing big events like touring cars, GT's and Champcar (rockingham) right down to local club events with Caterhams and legends where there's only a few dozen spectators
Been to Le Mans twice and will be going back next year.

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I voted yes, but I do more than watch - I'm involved, as a marshal.

My home circuit is Oulton Park, so that is my first choice, followed closely by Anglesey & then Mallory.

As for the type of racing, I much prefer clubbies, but I'll do just about any type of meeting - the only ones I won't do is touring cars.

We're always short of marshals! It's much more rewarding than just spectating - why not give it a try?
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We're always short of marshals! It's much more rewarding than just spectating - why not give it a try?
Because I work shifts and Brands hatch didn't like the fact that I can't commit to the majority of weekends, and can only do probably 1 a month.

I'd have thought that any volunteers are better than none at all, but I s'pose they see it differently
 
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We're always short of marshals! It's much more rewarding than just spectating - why not give it a try?
I bet it is fun

I tend to watch the racing and take pics, I also find my self running away like a big girl when crashes happen infront of me....

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Because I work shifts and Brands hatch didn't like the fact that I can't commit to the majority of weekends, and can only do probably 1 a month.

I'd have thought that any volunteers are better than none at all, but I s'pose they see it differently
I find that attitude surprising - you should be made welcome even if you can only do a couple of meetings in a year.
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Re: How many of you watch live motor sport?

I go to the Grand Prix every year, and up until recently used to go to one, maybe two local events a year too.
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Re: How many of you watch live motor sport?

Mainly Moto gp these days. Been to mugello 3 times and barcelona too.

Going down to donnington this weekend and hopefully assen in a couple of weeks

Used to watch a lot of BTCC in the 90's at Croft, Snetterton, Silverstone, Oulton Park and Knockhill.

Been to watch truck racing at Brands Hatch which is an awesome spectacle and also seen the WSB there too.

Went to see the F1 once at silverstone in 1990. Senna, Prost and Mansell racing!!!!

You could say im a bit of a fan!
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I've been to a load of tarmac rallies here in Ireland since '98 or so, not seen many for the last few years
Went to German in 2003 to the WRC
Seen BTCC in Mondello Park the 1st year they came over to Ireland.
Seen BSB at Mondello 2 or 3 times.
Went up north to the NW200 twice.
Been to a good few autotests
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I watched many various events at Croft over the years from BTCC to Rallycross and even trackdays.
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Highedge raceway. Anyone else ever been there?
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I try as much as I can
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Re: How many of you watch live motor sport?

Technically no. Don't have time what with work and kids. Took my son to see the A1GP at Brands a couple of years ago but it was to loud and he was just not intrested. In the past however I've been to club bike racing, Truck racing, BTCC and GP's in Malaysia and Australia.
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Brands Hatch for BTCC and A1GP,
Silverstone for F1 And BTCC.

Not much this year, just the British GP and maybe a touring car round somewhere.
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No-one has been up Highedge for the banger racing then?
Maybe the North-West section should organise a trip. It's a good laugh.
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Re: How many of you watch live motor sport?

i used to go to donington quite regularly, saw mansell crash his mondeo in '93 and saw a bit of GT racing there, after one gt race i went back to my car and there was a brand spanking mclaren F1 parked next to it i used to watch the btcc back in the days of the cossie's v 3 series bmw's, great racing.

ive been to castle coombe once but never again, jeez its bleak.

living in northampton i really should get my arse to silverstone but other than the classic ive not been to much.

i go to the festival of speed at goodwood but that doesnt really count as racing and i may finally make it to the revival this year.

i want to go to le mans but it always clashes with my gf's birthday so ill have to convice her she wants to go as well.

id love to go to the indy 500 just for the experiance but oval racing is dull as watching paint dry on the telly, im sure people only go to see the big crashes, im sure nascar is ok once in the flesh but as per indy its dull on the telly, perfect insomnia cure.

oh and i went to 2 of the superprix in birmingham and saw jean alesi crash.
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