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Post by skully on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 01:44

Just to shit h. Cool

Ferkin Penske Fords are looking very strong.

Only another 3 weeks (Sunday 8 October). Bring it!!!!
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Post by Bradman on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 05:05

After recent years even h should admit to tuning in to the last half hour or so.
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Post by horace on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 22:12

Admit to having watched it a couple of times. I am trying to bring forward an op to 6/10. Will still be under the meds and will drift through the most boring weekend of the year.

Assume this is the sort of response you guys wanted.😊
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Post by skully on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 23:27

horace wrote:Admit to having watched it a couple of times. I am trying to bring forward an op to 6/10. Will still be under the meds and will drift through the most boring weekend of the year.

Assume this is the sort of response you guys wanted.😊

Good luck with the op.

Any response is a good response. Cool
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Post by Lindsay no.2 on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 22:35

Bathurst 1000 is on list of things to see. Maybe one day. Any of you boys done that - I'm guessing yes.

Have been and seen Nurburgring 24hr a few times which is pretty special. Set up a team to run in that one year - bought a share in a Renault Clio Cup car and managed the team. We did about 10 races during the season but funding dried up and various people who guaranteed their commitment to the cause left us hanging. Real shame that - as a consequence some friendships killed, others strengthened. Expensive business motor racing, even at the low end where I was playing.

Le Mans is on for next year but I'm beginning to think I missed the boat in terms of going there when it was at its best - by about 20 years at least (or more truly probably the 70s when the gorgeous Gulf Porsches and privateer Porsches were firing along the Mulsanne at 240mph - the noise and spectacle of that must have been amazing, if you like cars that is). I think only Toyota has a factory LMP1 team slated for next year so provided they can make it to the end, which has been a struggle for them to date then it should be a done deal and as a result maybe not that much of an interesting contest to behold. Still maybe it's got to be done just for the event and atmosphere.

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Post by skully on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 22:49

Lindsay no.2 wrote:Bathurst 1000 is on list of things to see. Maybe one day. Any of you boys done that - I'm guessing yes.

Aye, and was everything I expected. My little bro and I went up to Bathurst a few years back and were roundly laughed at by the battle-hardened regulars as we enthusiastically raced to the barriers for a close up look when we arrived at the top of the mountain.

The roaring speed and the popping and crackling of the big V8s was something to behold. We also saw some memorable bingles and lots of great racing.

Getting out of Mt Panorama at the end of the day was a nightmare.

Have done it once to tick it off the list but the armchair viewing at home is a far superior way to watch the race.
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Post by Lindsay no.2 on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 23:11

skully wrote:
Lindsay no.2 wrote:Bathurst 1000 is on list of things to see. Maybe one day. Any of you boys done that - I'm guessing yes.

Aye, and was everything I expected. My little bro and I went up to Bathurst a few years back and were roundly laughed at by the battle-hardened regulars as we enthusiastically raced to the barriers for a close up look when we arrived at the top of the mountain.

The roaring speed and the popping and crackling of the big V8s was something to behold. We also saw some memorable bingles and lots of great racing.

Getting out of Mt Panorama at the end of the day was a nightmare.

Have done it once to tick it off the list but the armchair viewing at home is a far superior way to watch the race.

Yeah you're spot on - the sofa, TV and booze/food within 10 paces is by far the best way to enjoy the full sense of any race - but that visceral hit stood next to the armco is pretty sweet. I'm guessing you'd need to get there a few days in advance to try and secure a good vantage point at the top of the mountain. That section is awesome to watch on telly - I'm hopeful that up close it would deliver something special too.

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Post by skully on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 23:14

The regulars stake out their positions days early and take up large tracts of space, but there's plenty of room all around the track just to rock up and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells on the day of the big race.

Visceral hit is right. The roar and vibrations rattle your spine!!
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Post by Bradman on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 23:50

Yeah. Motor racing was the reason they invented television.
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Post by JGK on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 03:02

skully wrote:The regulars stake out their positions days early and take up large tracts of space, but there's plenty of room all around the track just to rock up and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells on the day of the big race.

Visceral hit is right. The roar and vibrations rattle your spine!!

Gonna be weird in 20 years when Bathurst is a electric car race.

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Post by skully on Wed 04 Oct 2017, 03:37

4 more sleeps drive
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Post by skully on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 02:40

Barry Boxhead (Tim Slade) crumples his car in the Esses 30 mins into 1st official practice.

"Obviously I was too fast," he said. Rolling Eyes
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Post by skully on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 06:33

Scotty McLaughlin did a 2.05.1 in practice this arvo!! That's scalded cat material.
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Post by JGK on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 07:09

skully wrote:Scotty McLaughlin did a 2.05.1 in practice this arvo!! That's scalded cat material.  


You don't want to be on pole do you - isn't there some sort of curse?

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Post by skully on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 08:21

Indeed. But McLaughlin has qualified brilliantly all year. He is greased lightning with the soft slick qualifying tyre on.
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Post by skully on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 08:33

Geez, David Reynolds pipped McLaughlin's time by 0.03s. That's motoring!!!
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Post by skully on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 07:28

FMD, Scott McLaughlin topped qualifying with a stunning 2.04.23!! That's the fastest ever a V8 Supercar has been around Mt Panorama!!

Lowndes farked up (19th), and Whincup (11th) couldn't quite lay down a quick one, with both missing the top 10 shootout.

There are 6 Fords and 4 Holdens in the top 10. I guess my early hopes will be on the Giz in the no. 97 Red Bull Commodore. Hopefully Lowndes and Whincup are near the front at the pointy end of the race.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 07:36

Rush of blood from lowndes or is he just a nob?
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Post by skully on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 07:39

Just old. Both he and Whincup had offs at the Chase in qualifying.

Fabian Coulthard was stiff. He had a real hot lap going but James Moffat hit the wall ahead of him and caused qualifying to be black-flagged. Coulthard still qualified 6th.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 07:44

He'd wanna slug mpffat whilst the top two might wanna kiss him. Still a lot can happen overnight
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Post by skully on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 09:11

It's Bathurst, it's a long day, and pole hasn't meant much in the past 20 years.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 09:21

Tell that to the guys who pay their bills.
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Post by skully on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 10:33

Of course pole means a lot to the teams and drivers, but in terms of converting it into victory, it has been almost a curse in recent years.

2008 - pole - Tander; winner - Whincup/Lowndes
2009 - pole - Tander; winner - McConville/Richards
2010 - pole - Winterbottom; winner - Lowndes/Skaife
2011 - pole - Murphy; winner - Tander/Percat
2012 - pole - Davison; winner - Whincup/Dumbrell
2013 - pole - Whincup; winner - Winterbottom/Richards
2014 - pole - Van Gisbergen; winner - Mostert/Morris
2015 - pole - Reynolds; winner - Lowndes/Richards
2016 - pole - Whincup; winner - Davison/Webb

No pole sitter has won the race since Greg Murphy in 2003.
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Post by Bradman on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 01:51

I meant that even holding the the provisional Friday night makes your sponsors happier than eighth. Thus the lowndes brain fade.
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Post by skully on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 02:38

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