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ignition
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Posted - 22 May 2020 :  10:40:13  Show Profile Send ignition a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by skaifeman

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Originally posted by Mechz

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Originally posted by joe5619

Why the safety car?



I still don't believe SVG is the best in this format because we've never seen him in the simulator on TV. Somehow everyone else manages to find a webcam but him.


You're right. I wonder if the imposter stays on for time and a half pay for all the other hours that 'Shane' is logged on for.

100% agree re the time certain... the only reason it went time certain was because of the entertainment car!
And how about the, this is the last lap, oh wait, we got one more in! Shambles... and it actually wasn't looking like a terrible race before it all.

One thing is clear though, if Shane or Anton weren't in the series, the other would run away with it. Only reason they aren't 1-2 every race is because they tangle.





Scotty would actually run away with it if he could keep himself out of trouble. every race he's caught up in other peoples mischief it seems like
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Posted - 22 May 2020 :  11:45:53  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by ignition

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Originally posted by skaifeman

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Originally posted by Mechz

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Originally posted by joe5619

Why the safety car?



I still don't believe SVG is the best in this format because we've never seen him in the simulator on TV. Somehow everyone else manages to find a webcam but him.


You're right. I wonder if the imposter stays on for time and a half pay for all the other hours that 'Shane' is logged on for.

100% agree re the time certain... the only reason it went time certain was because of the entertainment car!
And how about the, this is the last lap, oh wait, we got one more in! Shambles... and it actually wasn't looking like a terrible race before it all.

One thing is clear though, if Shane or Anton weren't in the series, the other would run away with it. Only reason they aren't 1-2 every race is because they tangle.





Scotty would actually run away with it if he could keep himself out of trouble. every race he's caught up in other peoples mischief it seems like


Only gets caught up because he qualifies between 3rd and 5th and has to battle with Chaz, Waters, Holdsworth and JLB.
Pretty clear that SVG and ADP are head and shoulders better than all, they just keep running into each other!
Scotty is a clear 3rd, with the others named above another leg below.


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Kytabu
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Posted - 22 May 2020 :  12:54:48  Show Profile  Visit Kytabu's Homepage Send Kytabu a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
SVG and ADP got caught up in their fair share of drama in the early rounds, especially Anton. At Bathurst he got taken out three or four times IIRC. I think if there had been no reverse grid races, SVG and Anton would be having a close battle for the lead with Scotty about 150 points off.

Just looking at SVG coming back from 186 points down after round one to lead the championship; might we see something similar when the real thing gets back underway?

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Edited by - Kytabu on 22 May 2020 12:55:20
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Posted - 22 May 2020 :  13:12:19  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by Kytabu

SVG and ADP got caught up in their fair share of drama in the early rounds, especially Anton. At Bathurst he got taken out three or four times IIRC. I think if there had been no reverse grid races, SVG and Anton would be having a close battle for the lead with Scotty about 150 points off.

Just looking at SVG coming back from 186 points down after round one to lead the championship; might we see something similar when the real thing gets back underway?



It does seem to be open season on Scotty now though.....last few rounds he has been cleaned up mercilessly in the reverse grids....but they never look at it....

Re the real series, almost certainly SVG will win the series at a canter,I really don't think the Stangs have the package this year at all....they should rename as Geldings!

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mikeamerica84
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Posted - 24 May 2020 :  08:09:33  Show Profile Send mikeamerica84 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Tyler Everingham in as a wild card for Round 8:

https://www.supercars.com/news/super2/everingham-in-for-eseries-wildcard/

Imola apparently out unfortunately. Why?

https://www.supercars.com/news/allstars-eseries/bp-fan-poll-to-decide-where-supercars-head-in-eseries/

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Posted - 24 May 2020 :  13:33:01  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Tyler Everingham in as a wild card for Round 8:

https://www.supercars.com/news/super2/everingham-in-for-eseries-wildcard/

Imola apparently out unfortunately. Why?

https://www.supercars.com/news/allstars-eseries/bp-fan-poll-to-decide-where-supercars-head-in-eseries/




Hey Mike... covid restrictions are still in place for Italy...

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Posted - 24 May 2020 :  14:43:53  Show Profile  Visit SetonFan's Homepage Send SetonFan a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Shame the vote is mostly consisting of recycled tracks when there are a lot of other tracks in the iRacing library to choose from that would be interesting to see. Even without Imola, why not give the option of Laguna Seca, Le Mans (probably too long of a lap but would still be exciting to see), Belle Isle, Brands Hatch or Suzuka to name a few?

We're all here, we're the Bathurst boys; and you can't hear Richo above the noise...
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Posted - 24 May 2020 :  22:12:15  Show Profile Send NinnyMan a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Now Laguna Seca would have been cool. Wish they would get away from Grand Prix tracks.
How about a night race... or a race where the weather changes from dry to wet. Spice it up.
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Posted - 24 May 2020 :  23:02:36  Show Profile Send mikeamerica84 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Sonic

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Originally posted by mikeamerica84

Tyler Everingham in as a wild card for Round 8:

https://www.supercars.com/news/super2/everingham-in-for-eseries-wildcard/

Imola apparently out unfortunately. Why?

https://www.supercars.com/news/allstars-eseries/bp-fan-poll-to-decide-where-supercars-head-in-eseries/




Hey Mike... covid restrictions are still in place for Italy...


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Rampaging Monkey
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Posted - 25 May 2020 :  01:58:51  Show Profile  Visit Rampaging Monkey's Homepage Send Rampaging Monkey a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by mikeamerica84

https://www.supercars.com/news/allstars-eseries/bp-fan-poll-to-decide-where-supercars-head-in-eseries/




Boo! Where is the option for the Nurburgring Nordschleife!?
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Posted - 25 May 2020 :  08:57:17  Show Profile Send mikeamerica84 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
https://jalopnik.com/audi-formula-e-racer-daniel-abt-disqualified-and-fined-1843637862

Audi Formula E Racer Daniel Abt Disqualified And Fined For Using A Ringer In Online Race
Max Finkel
Today 12:04PM

Daniel Abt, who usually drives for Audi in the Formula E electric car racing series, was fined and disqualified from the remainder of the Race At Home Challenge online series this weekend that had replaced regular Formula E races since the pandemic began after he confessed to allegations that he had someone else drive for him.

According to a report from motorsports site The Race, Abt was accused of having a professional esports competitor drive for him during the Berlin E-Prix yesterday, the fifth round of competition since the online series began.

The online series is designed to keep drivers and fans alike interested in Formula E after the real-life racing series was canceled altogether because its street-track-intensive schedule would be impossible under any social-distancing guidelines. The races are conducted using the rFactor 2 Simulation and are unique because they allow both real-life Formula E contenders as well as established esports competitors to compete against one another.

While esports competitors can compete as well using semi-standardized equipment and software, scrutiny towards the Formula E drivers is stricter, with each driver given a standardized rig and software kit to encourage competition as well as level the playing field.

Suspicions first rose about Abt when he qualified second for the race, held first place for a time, and ultimately finished third, far exceeding any of Abtís previous performances. Later, eyebrows remained raised as the face of the competitor on Abtís video feed was obscured by what appeared to be a microphone and his separate Twitch account was not streaming in parallel like normal.

When several drivers raised concerns, Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne decided to call Abt during the race. Abt didnít answer, seemingly confirming Vandoorneís suspicions.

Series officials were able to inspect IP addresses associated with the competitors and confirm the other driversí suspicions and Abt subsequently admitted that he was not driving during yesterdayís race, The Race reports. He admitted established sports competitor and Audi affiliate Lorenz HŲrzing was racing in his place.

After his admission, Abt issued a statement of regret:

I would like to apologize to Formula E, all of the fans, my team and my fellow drivers for having called in outside help during the race on Saturday.

ďI didnít take it as seriously as I should have. Iím especially sorry about this, because I know how much work has gone into this project on the part of the Formula E organization.

ďI am aware that my offence has a bitter aftertaste, but it was never meant with any bad intention.

ďOf course, I accept the disqualification from the race. In addition, I will donate 10,000 Euros to a charitable project.Ē#65279;

As Abt mentions in his statement, he remains disqualified from the race and will be required to make a donation to charity. What he does not mention is that the disqualification will apply to the rest of the online series. After this scandal as well as his gnarly crash earlier this year in Mexico when rear racing was still happening, I think there is reason for serious concern about his future in the series.

Before the pandemic, Abtís team was looking into joining the Extreme E off-road EV racing series. Perhaps this will give him the push he needs to put all his energy into that project.

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Makes you wonder about the conspiracy theory that SVG is not really driving his Eseries car as mentioned way back in this thread. Has anyone seen him behind the Eseries wheel?

What do I know, though? I still think Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing JFK and the CIA or organized crime had nothing to do with it or subsequently having Jack Ruby kill Oswald, so don't ask me.


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Bloopy
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Posted - 25 May 2020 :  11:58:35  Show Profile  Visit Bloopy's Homepage Send Bloopy a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I don't think there's any real doubt about SVG. He's been using iRacing since 2011 at least, and even helped them develop their V8 Supercar tyre model back in 2012:
https://www.iracing.com/down-dominates-down-under/
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mikeamerica84
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Posted - 26 May 2020 :  00:26:26  Show Profile Send mikeamerica84 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Boo! Where is the option for the Nurburgring Nordschleife!?

That is a good point. Upon thinking about it, with today's brainpower creating these Eseries circuits, how about bringing back some retro circuits, like the old Hockenheim circuit through the forest, or Monza w/o the post-Senna chicanes, or better yet, the Monza circuit wherein the oval was also used? I could go on and on all day long pondering some of these old courses.

They are bringing back Oran Park, so I assume it could all be accomplished.

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Kytabu
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Posted - 26 May 2020 :  07:49:50  Show Profile  Visit Kytabu's Homepage Send Kytabu a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
rFactor had a lot of old circuits like that. They were community-made so not as accurate as the laser-scanned circuits in iRacing, but they were generally done well enough to get a good feel for the circuit.

Speaking of rFactor, I would love to see them do an historic ATCC eSeries on there. A lot of the old ATCC tracks were available (Gnoo Blas, Longford, Lakeside, Calder, AIR, Warwick Farm, Mallala, Surfers International, Amaroo). There were two Bathurst Legends mods (with Monaros, GTHOs, Toranas and Chargers) and the Touring Car Legends mod which had all the Group A cars.

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Edited by - Kytabu on 26 May 2020 09:16:08
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skaifeman
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Posted - 26 May 2020 :  09:18:47  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Looks like Imola has been given the flick this Wednesday for either P.I. or Spa:
https://www.supercars.com/news/allstars-eseries/spa-phillip-island-in-final-showdown/


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