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Infobox for endurance and other racesEdit

While editing 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour I noticed that Template:Infobox V8 Supercar race report has made its way onto various endurance race articles (such as 2021 24 Hours of Spa) and other series (2021 W Series Austin round for example). A problem arises when looking at the "Round X of Y in the year series" part of the infobox. Back in 2015 when I reformatted the Infobox, I never intended for it to be used on anything other than Supercars Championship race reports. As a result, the series parameter acts as a switch function for the various names under which the Supercars Championship has existed throughout its history, and does not allow for any other names to be entered, while the year parameter is used for both the Round X of Y line and for the actual date cell. For the other races on which this infobox has been used, the series name has been either been included in the year parameter, which means it also appears in the date cell as on 2021 24 Hours of Spa, or has been entered as the series parameter, which means it does not appear at all as on 2021 W Series Austin round.

There are a couple of options to fix this:

  • I edit Template:Infobox V8 Supercar race report to change the series parameter from a switch function to just be text input. This would require updating every individual event report article for the Supercars Championship by replacing the code for the switch function with the full series name for each season.
  • The template does have a non_champ parameter which removes the "Round X of Y..." line altogether. This parameter could be turned on for the non-Supercars articles, however it would be ideal to keep the "Round X of Y..." where the race forms part of a series.
  • Use a different template for the non-Supercars articles. I do not have time to search through templates but surely there is a more generic motorsport race one to use?

Kytabu 11:27, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

A different template should used. V8 supercars is not endurance racing.Tvx1 11:48, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
I agree. I think either a generic (if it fits) or a new template (probably a copy from V8supercars with minor changes).Rpo.castro (talk) 16:34, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Okay, I did get to have a look at Category:Motor race report infobox templates this morning and there are no generic race report infoboxes. I guess this makes sense given the massive variations in formats across the world's championships. The following is the list of articles which are incorrectly using the V8 Supercar template:

The Finali Mondiali articles can continue using the V8 template with non_champ active as they were one-off events. The DTM does actually have its own infobox so I cannot understand why those articles are not using it. For the remaining endurance race and W Series articles, I think it would be worth creating a generic infobox for endurance races (sidenote: I was surprised to see that Le Mans race reports do not feature an infobox) while the W Series could have its own infobox as F2 and F3 do. – Kytabu 23:18, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Monster Jam World FinalsEdit

I'm not really super well-versed in other motorsports apart from Monster Jam... basically, is there any cleanup that can possibly be done for this article? Seems like it's getting a bit lengthy now, likely due to the amount of tables/brackets in the article. I'm not sure how 'noteworthy' it is as a whole, or as separate events. If article splitting for each WF event would work, I definitely think that could help out, and then with Monster Jam World Finals serving as the main/general article for the event as a whole. Any comments/help with this? Would definitely be great to get the article/information cleaned up and well-organized. Thanks in advance. Magitroopa (talk) 16:20, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Surtees TS5/TS-5Edit

I've started a discussion regarding the correct naming for the Formula 5000 Surtees TS5/TS-5. Interested editors are invited to contribute to the discussion. DH85868993 (talk) 11:49, 13 June 2022 (UTC)

Ginetta GT4 SupercupEdit

Should xyz-year Ginetta GT4 Supercup be categorized together? I did that but have been subsequently reverted at Category:Ginetta GT4 Supercup. It seems to be that such articles should be categorized together, since they are just the supercup seasons for that year. After reversion, they only categorize into Category: xyz-year in British motorsport, which seems to be under categorized -- (talk) 03:04, 15 June 2022 (UTC)

It seems reasonable to me for the xyz-year Ginetta GT4 Supercup articles to be categorised together in Category:Ginetta GT4 Supercup. DH85868993 (talk) 05:49, 15 June 2022 (UTC)

Jarno ZaffelliEdit

Hello, WikiProject,

It would be great if someone knowledgable about racing could look this new article over. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can provide. Liz Read! Talk! 02:10, 2 July 2022 (UTC)