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oldtimer
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Posted - 12 Dec 2019 :  10:39:54  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
With Super 2 getting improved prize money for 2020, will it have decent fields?

Their attempt to poach some slightly older models from Super 3 seems to have failed with the short term Super 3 reverting to Kumho series and extending the middle finger to Supercars and matching Super 2 prize increases.

Most existing Super 2 Teams will continue with their business model, but dropouts may have cars for sale.

Kellys have announced an additional 2 or 3 cars.

The big questions, in my mind, are what happens to the KBR and 888 efforts.

The Kostekis have 2 Super 2 and one converted Super 1 car. Jake and Brodie will get some main game drives, but not a full season, so will they enter their cars in Super 2 or what. I wonder if their Super 1 car will be used? Maybe KBR will close now that it has served its purpose.

888 didn't own the cars. It was a BYO operation. Will they find new customers with cars? Grove is not continuing, although his car may be available.

Later:
MSR will not be entering Super 2.

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The team will halt its Super2 program in 2020 to focus on its expansion to two main game cars.

https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/goddard-kostecki-to-share-msr-holden/

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Edited by - oldtimer on 12 Dec 2019 15:17:40

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Broc Feeney replacing Thomas Randle https://www.supercars.com/news/super2/tickford-signs-super3-champ-feeney/

Will Brown to Image Racing https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/brown-poised-for-full-time-seat-in-2021/

Brodie Kostecki returning but not with KBR https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/how-kosteckis-will-benefit-from-branching-out/

Jordan Boys tested with BJR could he be on the move https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/bjr-runs-young-driver-test/
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Posted - 18 Dec 2019 :  11:14:52  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Randle moves to the MW Motorsport Altima:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/18/randle-switches-to-mw-motorsport-for-2020-super2-series/

Good move, going into the current title winner. Dare say that Tickford either loaned him, or played their cards right.
I still see Randle as a shoe-in for the next vacant Tickford Super1 seat.


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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Posted - 18 Dec 2019 :  20:44:39  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
These moves highlight some probable 888 built cars available.

KBR might to be closing with Jake to MSR Super 1 and Brodie to Eggleston. KBR had a Super 1 car, now owned by MSR, and the Super 2 cars run by Brodie and Kurt. Maybe Kurt will again use his car out of the 888 workshop as in 2019, or run KBR going as a single car team?

MSR is out of Super 2 and they had two cars there, although MSR might not have been the owner. Maybe they will update one to Super 1 as a spare.

The Grove car run out of 888 in 2019 is in limbo with Brendon retiring from Super 2 to replace Dad Stephen in the family business.

Several of these cars had a significant history as 888 main game cars. Brendons is ex-Craig Lowndes. Maybe they will be grabbed by collectors.


I had a little chuckle when I read this

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Iím really excited to be joining Matthew White Motorsport for the 2020 Dunlop Super2 Series,Ē said Randle.

ďMatt has plenty of history in the sport, after forming his team in 2000 to further his own career, so itís great to be driving for someone who is an ex-racer and has a huge amount of knowledge.


Who does he think Rod Nash and Rusty French are? Chopped Liver???

quote:
so itís great to be driving for someone who is an ex-racer and has a huge amount of knowledge.


https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/18/randle-switches-to-mw-motorsport-for-2020-super2-series/

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Edited by - oldtimer on 19 Dec 2019 20:59:41
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Wrighty05
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Good luck to Thomas Randle with his cancer battle.

Sounds like heíll be on the grid in Adelaide, which is great news.

RIP05

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RIP LJ - loved and never forgotten.

"It was dry for the second go-around. Grice, nervous, worrying about his Bathurst jinx, ran 2:25.9. The amazing Brock, using every last centimetre of bitumen, yet keeping the car straight and balanced and at full noise, came back with a staggering 2:20.0 as if to say: "Match that". And people just shook their heads, bit their lips and wondered who would be second".

The Peter Brock trophy is now where it belongs.
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quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

Good luck to Thomas Randle with his cancer battle.

Sounds like heíll be on the grid in Adelaide, which is great news.


It was surprising to hear.
Seems they caught it early - fantastic news!

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Podcast I listen to has Skye Sands moving with Randle to MW Motorsports.
I thought they were Rusty French owned?


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

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quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

Good luck to Thomas Randle with his cancer battle.

Sounds like heíll be on the grid in Adelaide, which is great news.


It was surprising to hear.
Seems they caught it early - fantastic news!

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Podcast I listen to has Skye Sands moving with Randle to MW Motorsports.
I thought they were Rusty French owned?





Yup, believe Rusty owns Skye... good to hear he is sticking with Thomas

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Posted - 28 Jan 2020 :  16:15:50  Show Profile Send bludvl a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman


Podcast I listen to has Skye Sands moving with Randle to MW Motorsports.
I thought they were Rusty French owned?






They are. If we listen to the same podcasts, then they mentioned that.

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oldtimer
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Posted - 28 Jan 2020 :  20:03:28  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
It might be cheaper to run Randall at MWM than to provide a second Tickford Falcon and employ a crew.

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GRM are definitely out.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/01/28/rogers-confirms-no-grm-super2-programme/


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Edited by - oldtimer on 28 Jan 2020 20:05:24
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skaifeman
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Posted - 05 Feb 2020 :  18:59:10  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by oldtimer

GRM are definitely out.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/01/28/rogers-confirms-no-grm-super2-programme/




So too the Kelly's:
https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/kelly-racing-opts-out-of-super2/


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Posted - 05 Feb 2020 :  20:43:56  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Triple Eightís newly signed Dunlop Super2 Series young gun Angelo Mouzouris has cut his first laps with the team during a test at Queensland Raceway.

The 18-year-old reigning Australian Formula Ford Series winner moves into Supercarsí second-tier series this year with the powerhouse squad.
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Todayís test was run under the guidance of seven-time Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes and team owner Roland Dane.

Mouzouris completed approximately 60 laps in a mix of dry and damp conditions at the Ipswich venue.


I wonder if 888 have purchased a car, or whether it is a BYO deal like last year.

I also wonder which car they are running and it's history.

https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/lowndes-guides-new-triple-eight-recruit/
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Back on the Kelly exit, I wonder whether Matt White will expand his team.

If not, a transporter, cars and spares would be a great startup for a new team, particularly when the Nissans are the go-to car for Super2. Just add bags of money.

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