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Old 08-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Not seeing much coverage on this event. Like ETS, if you find links or information anywhere, please use this thread to share.

Here's the standings after open practice. Harper looking very quick with the prototype Durango. They have to be pleased so far. A few shaft cars up there near the top as well.

http://www.myrcm.ch/pt/cardoso-model...P_Ranking.html

LIVE VIDEO!!!

This is what RC coverage should look like!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xDaPO5HM3k
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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Lots of sites linking to this YouTube video for live coverage. I'm getting an error at the moment.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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Actually, the live coverage is working for me now.
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RedRC must not be getting paid to be there, not even a mention on their site.
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Oh boy only 62 drivers at the Euros??? That's sad.
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Oh boy only 62 drivers at the Euros??? That's sad.
U have to think though that is 62 of the best drivers in the world. More mod guys than they get at iic birds and nats almost combined.
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There is a lot of drivers who would normally go to a Euros, that haven't gone (by choice in the main) this year. Not 100% sure why, and i'm sure everyone has their reasons.

It's probably not helped by there not being a Euros last year. There is generally more Mod runners at an ETS than at the Euros this year, that says something.
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How many people in the US would travel for a mod only, sedan only national event?
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In the past years there were 150 drivers plus. There were not enough free places for all the drivers who would like to join! On the ETS races only in mod there are about 100 racers ... Only the pros who must go and a few enthusiasts are there. At the Hudy Arena (ETS race) I heard with my own ears how a team driver was talking that he doesn't want to go but he has to.
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i think the reason is tyres..(LRP) They run a new set each heat and final. Jilles told me it was something like 320,- euros for tyres alone, add to that the entry fee and its almost impossible for a privateer to run this kind of event.. only idiots pay that amount for running the lower finals.
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I doubt that tires is the reason more racers have not joined the Euros this year.
It is one negative factor but not the most important. There are many other reasons behind the current situation of low entries at EFRA and some IFMAR events.

The most important is location. When one compares the ETS series to the EFRA Euros is not a fair comparison. ETS series is run at racetracks around central Europe. All of these tracks are mostly accessible by car and if not, you could still make it through a direct flight. Also in Central Europe EP TC is very big so it still easy to have a large number of entries.
To go to Portugal in most cases you are required to choose a route with connection flights and the cost and time of travel are twice as high as direct flights.
Now some numbers in order to get the facts straight and not speculate

ETS Mod entries 2013
100: Rd1 – Germany Muelheim
110: Rd2 – Czech Republic Hrotovice
60: Rd3 – Spain / Gran Canaria
93: Rd4 – Netherlands / Appeldorn
65: Rd5 – Austria / Traiskirchen
86: Rd6 – Slovakia Hudy Arena

So it is fair to compare the two races in the remote locations of Portugal (EFRA Euros) and Gran Canaria (ETS Rd3). In this case the EFRA Euros beat the ETS in number of entries even if it is by just 2 drivers.
In any case the numbers of 150-200 drivers for ETS races are far from reality. Also you cannot combine the entries of 3 different classes to make a comparison. It is also common that a racer participates in both mod and stock or F1, but since we are talking about open mod it is better to compare entries for the same type of class.
Finally for the past 10 years there were never 150 drivers at any EFRA or IFMAR event for this class.
Regarding Redrc not covering the race, my guess is that they don’t have any interest in covering a race that competes with their own series unless they were going to be paid well and that isn’t going to happen as EFRA have their own media partner, rcracingtv.net who so far have done an excellent job with the previous EFRA events covered in 2013 and are getting better.

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haha what is with the olympics style opening ceremony?? I like their video feed but the sound and commentating is horrible.
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Interesting...

During the lunchtime show when Marc was asked if he was running the Raceberry conversion the answer was "I don't want to have to say".

They are also weighing tires as they feel it makes a huge difference. Big variation in individual tire weight.

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Guess they finally figured something out.
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New suspension blocks, Hagberg's car looks really good! He's one of the few running LTC - most with MS6 from what I can tell
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