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journeyman racer
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Posted - 14 Oct 2018 :  15:36:16  Show Profile Send journeyman racer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've found that over the years, I really don't like much of it. This thread was triggered by listening to Jon Thompson over the past couple of weeks on Macquarie Sports Radio.

Last week, he was like the typical useless motorsport commentators embellishing everything about supercars. I specifically remember him justifying the use of safety cars to close the gap of the finish of Bathurst saying that like the AFL GF, everyone likes a close finish.

This morning, when talking about last week's finish to Bill Woods, he mentioned that while it might not have been close, the safety makes it look contrived.

I've never like listening to Tony Schibeci when he was on SEN. He bacem the designatd guy on motorsport because he was the only guy on the station that liked it. Matt Mackelden's show gets a run on the station nowadays, and what a freaken try hard.


The only motorsport talk I don't mind on mainstrwam media is Macquarie Sports Radio evenings with Julian King, who then has Trent Nikolic to talk racing. I don't agree with everythign they say. But even then, they articulate their point in such a way that I wouldn't really bag them for disagreeing or think where they've made a wrong point or whatever.


So what motorsport talk in mainstream media do you like or dislike?

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Heard on the ABC last week about the finale of the V8SC at Bathurst ...... What the ?

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Posted - 14 Oct 2018 :  16:31:58  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Matt Johns says that it doesn't appeal to him because it's all a bunch of cars doing the same speed... could be the main street of your city on a Friday night, it's all relative.
For him, he'd like to see a car doing 60km/h the whole race so it puts in perspective how fast the others really are going.

A funny, although out of touch, comment.


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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Posted - 14 Oct 2018 :  17:19:08  Show Profile Send journeyman racer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Matty Johns - The no1 fan of superutes!

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quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

Matt Johns says that it doesn't appeal to him because it's all a bunch of cars doing the same speed... could be the main street of your city on a Friday night, it's all relative.
For him, he'd like to see a car doing 60km/h the whole race so it puts in perspective how fast the others really are going.

A funny, although out of touch, comment.





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The day after Bathurst I had the 9 early morning news on TV before work. The lady reporting said about how Lowndes won "his seventh Bathurst race" and then said something about it being his final Bathurst. I find that whenever there's motorsport talk in the media that they usually say something wrong.



























































































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