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      01-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by THE TECH View Post
I definitely agree about the marketing of it. Something to link to the past I guess. The whole racing on Sunday scenario will never work again just because the bridge between racing and production is just getting further and further away with the restrictions being placed on the mfgs.
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Originally Posted by RingMeister01 View Post
Very true. Manufacturers involved in racing have seperate politics and rule constraints to deal within every racing series which makes it extremely difficult to make any association between racing and production models. It is awesome to see BMW in DTM and endurance racing.
Agreed. Just like how the S1000RR is quite far removed from the street bike and the DTM M3 doesn't even use the M3 chassis. But I believe it's still an effective marketing strategy for 90% of the target audience as they're not hardcore enthusiasts as some of us folks on this forum are!
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