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Should the MiTo have its own race series?

With Alfa wanting to rekindle the spirit the Alfasud had, do you think the MiTo should have its own race series like there was with the Alfasud Trofeo and Sprint Trofeo? I doubt Alfa could afford to but it would be good to see.

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Re: Should the MiTo have its own race series?

It'd be nice but not sure if Alfa's got the focus needed to help run this series.

Management is busy keeping the company alive
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Re: Should the MiTo have its own race series?

I don't think it would be a good idea.

There's no worse type of racing than watching a bunch of identical cars chasing each other around a track, driven by drivers that you've never heard of.

Wouldn't be bad publicity for Alfa I suppose but on the other hand very costly to organise.
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Re: Should the MiTo have its own race series?

Need to put a bigger engine in them first !!
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Re: Should the MiTo have its own race series?

Alfa don't need to run it.. they just need to promote (i.e. fund) it.

They can pass the logistics to an existing racing club.

All AR would have to do is build the MiTo racing cars and then sell them to the punters who want to race them. Or define the spec' and let racers build their own.

Advertise the series ("come and race a MiTo.. heap of prize money and the winner gets to test for Ferrari next season") and then stump up some prize money/trophies... paid for in part by finding sponsors for the series (e.g. all cars would have to carry series advertisers' branding).

It's not THAT difficult and they've done it loads of times before.


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Re: Should the MiTo have its own race series?

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There's no worse type of racing than watching a bunch of identical cars chasing each other around a track, driven by drivers that you've never heard of.
Some of the lower formulae (FFord, F3, Formula Palmer Audi etc) produce some of the best racing you'll ever see, with essentially identical cars, driven by drivers you've never heard of.

Caterham Racing provides some of the closest, most action packed racing you'll see anywhere, putting far more illustrious championships to shame.

That said, I don't think there should be a MiTo race series, for the simple fact that it's an overcrowded market, and it would struggle to fill a full grid, and doubt it would last any more than a season or two.
 
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Re: Should the MiTo have its own race series?

Yes.

Why not? It'd help generate free publicity and endow greater coolness on the model's image.
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Re: Should the MiTo have its own race series?

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Need to put a bigger engine in them first !!
What a good test bed and promo tool for the GTA?
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