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Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:16 am PostPost subject: Motorsport and the 'credit crunch'
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Just looking over BBC news today.... the motorsport section is a bit doom and gloom!

Kawasaki pulls out of MotoGP
Mitsubishi pulls out of Dakar Rally
Virgin Media pondering 1m buyout of scrapped Honda F1 team.
ING pulling out/not continuing to sponsor Renault F1 team.
Nascar winter testing cancelled etc


Not good reading, but maybe a reality check for many of the teams!

Not really into Nascar but that must be a huge market with all those beer fueled rednecks Laughing
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Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:11 am PostPost subject:
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Toyota must be having a long hard look at it's F1 operations, I mean what single remotely sporty model are they producing :/
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...and the fact that they arent doing too well either!
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I wonder what the Scottish Club Racing will be like this year at Knockhill.

Surely got to be down on numbers?
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Must be....

Noticed it in the run up to TimeAttack... a few of the big spenders from last year are rumoured to be out.
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Although we tend only to hear about the credit crunch in the UK and a little of America, I think the far East and Japan must be getting hit even harder.

Honda, Suzuki, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki; all out of various forms of motosport and all Japanese.
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Its pretty much a worldwide down turn. My folks in India are feeling it, Japan is def feeling it
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It seems the squeeze is on all over the motorsport world.

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Still plenty folk entering class A2 in the SHCC. Smile
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