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dave r

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Fair enough. :okay: I just guess when you've lost interest, you've lost interest... :blush:

And as I said upthread, it's also now behind a paywall to watch live, and I can't justify stumping up the cash. If it was on FTA, I'd probably watch it and maybe my interest would re-ignite.
Highlights on quest, usually at a silly time, I usually end up watching on Quest OD on my tablet.
 
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Reynard

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Highlights on quest, usually at a silly time, I usually end up watching on Quest OD on my tablet.
Yeah, I know... They've migrated to various different (and gradually less mainstream) channels since the coverage went over to BTsport. Hate the silly-o-clock thing, and just tend to forget.

Rallying highlights have gone the same way. :sad:
 
I went off watching it for about 6 years, I guess it ebbs and flows. I only started watching again when my brother got the bsb gig a few years back, I got a bike and started doing bsb rounds and following bikes on the tv again (not paying though!)
 

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Yeah, I know... They've migrated to various different (and gradually less mainstream) channels since the coverage went over to BTsport. Hate the silly-o-clock thing, and just tend to forget.

Rallying highlights have gone the same way. :sad:
Not to mention the commentary team are carp compared to the BBC team.
 
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Yep, both quite entertaining as well as informed.
Charlie did the BTCC commentary when it was on the BBC back in the late 90s. I can't remember who was his co-commentator though, although it might even have been Steve...

Do you remember when Charlie rolled his Mondeo at Thruxton in '95?
 

raleighnut

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Charlie did the BTCC commentary when it was on the BBC back in the late 90s. I can't remember who was his co-commentator though, although it might even have been Steve...

Do you remember when Charlie rolled his Mondeo at Thruxton in '95?
Nah I really didn't watch much car racing in 95, I was with a gorgeous girl from Finland then and we spent most of our free time either getting drunk or in bed (not much time for telly)

Always been a fan of 'Stavros' though from his exploits with Sheene in the late 70s and the madness they caused in the paddock to him qualifying for a 500 world championship race on Barry's bike and Leathers when Barry was a 'bit' hungover on the Saturday (TBF they were team mates at the time) I mean anyone who can drive a car with personalised plate PEN 15 has got to be a hero.
 
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Sad to report via a friend and former colleague in the media that Motoring News has gone tits up. Autosport is also in a lot of trouble.

It's unfortunate, but given the rise of digital media, inevitable. I used to buy both religiously but now will only snag a copy when there's something in there that I want to read or keep for posterity.

Whenever I pick up a copy of Autosport these days, I always find myself thinking that it's expensive for what it is, too "glitzy" and a lot less informative and a lot less of a good read than it used to be. Maybe I'm looking back through rose tinted specs, but maybe not. It's a totally different kind of publication to the one I started buying in '88...
 
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Regarding Autosport, they've just announced that they're putting up the cost of their printed edition from £3.99 to £10.99 in order to be able to cover their costs.

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