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Re: Didn't know you could be "Too Fast"

Feb 8, 2013

Usually, governing bodies do this when a car designer thinks up something mechanical to give their cars an edge. This is probably the first time a governing body has had to deal with a situation where the drivers had to be ruled as having this kind of a training or experience edge, so I wouldn't be too hard on this group just yet.

 

Let's see how the Academy Team gets accepted in some other organisation, in 2013.

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Re: Didn't know you could be "Too Fast"

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MastrGT wrote:

Usually, governing bodies do this when a car designer thinks up something mechanical to give their cars an edge. This is probably the first time a governing body has had to deal with a situation where the drivers had to be ruled as having this kind of a training or experience edge, so I wouldn't be too hard on this group just yet.

 

Let's see how the Academy Team gets accepted in some other organisation, in 2013.


Additionally, with the Nissan GTA team getting time penaties for newly-trained professional driver Mardenboroughs' surprise-to-some non-Amateur pace last year, why would they think they'd be allowed to waltz in with four such drivers this year?  That's just not paying attention.  Maybe at least ask the British GT director if they should bother entering four contest winners.  Add to that the first thing Nissan does as a response is make a facebook post that plugs the upcoming TV series and the sum is at least unsportsmanlike and bordering on unprofessionalism.  

 

Smells like marketing is in charge of this whole thing.

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maybe they were paying attention, and that's exactly why they did it. like you said , marketing.
'look how great our drivers are' great promo for GT and GT Academy.
maybe also dropping a baited hook for another race series to allow them in.
and on that bombshell.....
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From what I gather... GT Academy is nothing short of a training pipeline for racers for people who don't know how to drive a car on a track. Meaning Nissan has a clean slate to cultivate these people.

When you mix those people with seasoned professional and season amatuers (in most respects Amatuer level racing is pretty much anyone who doesn't make a living racing) who have SOME prior racing experience, but have not made a career out of it, thats whats separating the GT Academy entrants, with the REAL Amatuer level drivers. And what the issue is at hand.

 

 

 

 

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Well, that's usually the case in DestinKeys room. If you beat him you get kicked.
Why do I win so much? I'm terribly sorry for your loss.
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Maybe they should start sand bagging??? Ugh
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