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fordman
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  07:57:18  Show Profile Send fordman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just been announced the great race will start LATER again at 11.30am

stating they are aiming at peak TV time finish. Claiming races are going quicker [they forgotten 2014 ]somehow I think they may get bitten by this and end up finishing in the dark one day???.


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DrivesLikeJehu
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  08:43:39  Show Profile Send DrivesLikeJehu a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Don't you mean "timed finish" ??
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LotusCortina
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  09:23:26  Show Profile Send LotusCortina a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Time to lengthen the race.
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zeta
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  09:25:02  Show Profile Send zeta a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
They should just make it a timed race. 8 hours, finish at whatever time is good for the TV.
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ignition
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  09:33:50  Show Profile Send ignition a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
should just be a 12 hour race. look at the show that puts on every year. allow for super 2 to compete in the race, with two seperate classes like Carrera Cup.

only issue with that is finding drivers i suppose.
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drivexby
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  09:58:22  Show Profile  Visit drivexby's Homepage Send drivexby a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I don't see why this is necessary. Yes the cars are going quicker and the field is smaller but you only need a big incident or rain and then it's likely to become a timed certain finish, which I hate. also, I doubt the drivers enjoy driving in the late afternoon with the sun hitting them square in the eyes. So the race might finish long before the news starts. Who cares?
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SportsExtra_Motorsport
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  10:06:58  Show Profile  Visit SportsExtra_Motorsport's Homepage  Click to see SportsExtra_Motorsport's MSN Messenger address Send SportsExtra_Motorsport a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
lets get one thing clear BATHURST IS NOT TIME CERTAIN - so no matter what there should always be 161 laps!

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oldtimer
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  10:57:20  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by SportsExtra_Motorsport

lets get one thing clear BATHURST IS NOT TIME CERTAIN - so no matter what there should always be 161 laps!



Unless Red Flagged, as has happened.
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abhibeckert
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quote:
Originally posted by SportsExtra_Motorsport

lets get one thing clear BATHURST IS NOT TIME CERTAIN - so no matter what there should always be 161 laps!


If the race runs long, the last lap would be half an hour after sunset.

The track isn't setup for night racing and it is - therefore - time certain.
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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  14:41:13  Show Profile Send fordman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by abhibeckert

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Originally posted by SportsExtra_Motorsport

lets get one thing clear BATHURST IS NOT TIME CERTAIN - so no matter what there should always be 161 laps!


If the race runs long, the last lap would be half an hour after sunset.

The track isn't setup for night racing and it is - therefore - time certain.



if for some reason it did run so late that vision became a problem it will I suspect be red flagged and not restarted. when is it too dark to race?
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The late start really makes the quali & shootout look silly being so far apart. Move Friday quali to earlier Saturday arvo. Or have more pre-shootout quali sessions. Not enough track time IMO.

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Originally posted by Mechz

The late start really makes the quali & shootout look silly being so far apart. Move Friday quali to earlier Saturday arvo. Or have more pre-shootout quali sessions. Not enough track time IMO.


The warmup is still before the race, half an hour start time shift (as useless as it is) doesn't change the track time situation.
The supports are always fantastic at the event, it's nice to get a good share amongst all the categories.
Besides, Friday quali is one of the best bits!


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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