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troy01505
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Nothing wrong with an all female series, almost every other sport has it so why not motorsport? So what if it seems like a gimmick, at least it would be a place where the talent would be similar rather then a gimmick of one women trundling behind a heap of blokes.



Because motor racing is not like other sports. It is a sport that is all inclusive when others aren't, the same with horse racing as well allowing the men and women to compete alongside each other.

Did Christine Cole/Gibson, Sue Ransom or Leanne Ferrier/Tander trundle around behind a heap of blokes. Christine Cole alongside fellow female Marie-Claude Beaumont even notched up a 6th in the Bathurst 1000 together.

Internationally did Michelle Mouton, Ellen Lohr, Lella Lombardi, Lyn St James, Janet Guthrie or Danica Patrick trundle around behind a heap of blokes?

How would all the talent be similiar in an all female series? Are you saying the talent is similiar in an all male series??



Exactly! The great thing about motorsport is that men and women can compete on a level playing field. We've seen many successful female racers in the past and we will in the future with or without gimmicks.



Past is the past! It’s alot different now then back then! Name one driver that cruises around Bathurst eating a sandwich these days? Fitness levels are light years above the old days where you could crawl out of bed half pissed and run to the pit bay to get ready to race.

Name one female in any of the top Motorsport categories dominated by men such as F1, nascar, Supercars etc in the world where a female has won or is genuinely competing for a championship victory in the last couple of years? No 1960s stuff as it is barely relevant to modern day Motorsport in its current state

As for how would the talent be similar amongst the females competing, well it is quite simple and obvious! It is the same as men surprise surprise! They start in karts competing and move on to bigger and better things, compete with the other girls and develop the same rivalries men have in recent times.

If an all female category was available a lot not younger females would be interested in a career as they’d have a top tier target goal to reach without the male domination leaving them behind.

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only one I can think of in recent times was Leanne Tander taking out the championship in Formula Ford which is a pretty big fight...

other than that I got nothing...

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only one I can think of in recent times was Leanne Tander taking out the championship in Formula Ford which is a pretty big fight...

other than that I got nothing...



I agree, Tough fight and great achievement but even as hard as it was/is it still is not enough to give her a crack at Supercars.

Even with few females in the development series, they are still rarely competing at the front in a race let alone a championship.

Now if there was an all female support category competing at supercar events in cars similar it would attract more younger female entrants to all Motorsports around the country.
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only one I can think of in recent times was Leanne Tander taking out the championship in Formula Ford which is a pretty big fight...

other than that I got nothing...



I know your mind is elsewhere at the moment, but Molly Taylor is another one.
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Name one female in any of the top Motorsport categories dominated by men such as F1, nascar, Supercars etc in the world where a female has won or is genuinely competing for a championship victory in the last couple of years?



Christina Nielsen has won the last two GT Daytona titles in IMSA

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Now if there was an all female support category competing at supercar events in cars similar it would attract more younger female entrants to all Motorsports around the country.



I hardly think it would attract more younger females to race amongst themselves.

Why you want to create a divide in one of the parts that makes motor racing unique, i don't know?
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only one I can think of in recent times was Leanne Tander taking out the championship in Formula Ford which is a pretty big fight...

other than that I got nothing...



I agree, Tough fight and great achievement but even as hard as it was/is it still is not enough to give her a crack at Supercars.

Even with few females in the development series, they are still rarely competing at the front in a race let alone a championship.

Now if there was an all female support category competing at supercar events in cars similar it would attract more younger female entrants to all Motorsports around the country.



think I saw today Leanne is getting a crack at Carrera Cup at Clipsal? would be interesting to watch how that pans out.

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The female variant of the human motor racing species seem to go very well at drag racing. Rachelle Splatt, Kelly Bettes, an NHRA top fuel championship for Brittany Force last year.
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troy has obviously been swept up in the minor commercial success and goodwill generated by competitions like the WBBL and AFLW, and thinks similar will happen in motor racing.

Keep your fantasies to yourself. Generally speaking, women don't care about motorsport. They think it's boring. There'll never be a sustainable national level competition for women.

Motor racing is different, and has bigger problems that footy, rugby league, cricket and soccer don't even have to bother thinking about. That is, that it's so expensive, it prohibits 99% of men who love motorsport to compete. I mean, imagine how many men would compete if racing was as expensive as golf?

But no. Let's deal with v8sc FT & troy's first world problems. Because women's participation in sport is hip atm.



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