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Traction Control by 2003?

In the latest Auto Action front cover due out tomorrow it says that traction control could become legal in V8Supercars next year.
Personally i don't want it to be legalized because HRT will still kick everyone's arse.
HRT has more money which will mean that they will have a better TC system and it would be even harder for other teams to catch them.
Another reason why i don't want TC in the series is because the V8's will look boring to watch when they don't get any wheelspin and sideways action.
The series is getting f@cked up at the moment!!!!

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I don't think they should introduce traction control to the series, and it will not change the status quo of HRT dominating. But i disagree that HRT will be able to use a better form of traction control because they have more money, all they need to do is let them turn it on in the motec EMS (the program is already there ready to be inserted) and then everyone has the same version of software and their traction control would work in the same way as everyone elses.

Would mean that motec would need to be made the "control" EMS, rather than have a few teams use a different EMS like we do at the moment though. although I think there are only 2 or 3 teams that do not use the motec system at the moment anyway.
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Yay.. another kick in the head to real racing.. Electronic aids suck the big one. However, if they're going to be introduced then the Ford Teams need to be on the ball and have it up and running pronto..

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I always thought a big part of the skill of driving racing cars was the balancing act required between too much and not enough throttle. I was anti the introduction of TC into F1 and I'm even more against it for V8 Supercars. If they are seriously thinking about this then I'll have even more reason to go and watch the Konica Series. The last couple of years it's been (almost) better anyway.
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i was watchin the brutes races the other day, i swear thats some of the best racing ive seen for a while, it could be a real threat v8supercars
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Is their any way of fitting the same traction control system to all the cars so the rich teams such as TWR dont get a better system.
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Just seems to me that they are doing this because they know certain teams(TEAM) could be using it right now going un-detected, and it would be easy to mask such software systems.

Isn't this why they legalised it in F1?

Anyway, i'm totally against TC in V8's. The series is falling so quick (as a specticle) its becoming funny. It's turning into f1, not enjoyable to watch at all. Get rid of electronic aids, and get rid of the fancy aero packages, lets see the cars slip and slide around again!!!
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I'm totally against TC they should get rid of all the data rubbish too & get back to driver talent the only benifit is people couldn't winge that HRT are cheating by using it but I'm sure they would come up with another conspirisy theory
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they just want to bring it in so the teams that have it know won't get caught.
I hope they don't cause they don't need tc.


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If your going to give them traction control, might as well give them ABS brakes, and take all the driver skill away.

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