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Wrighty05
Last of the Big Bangers



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Posted - 03 Dec 2019 :  22:42:56  Show Profile  Click to see Wrighty05's MSN Messenger address Send Wrighty05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by troy01505

quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

If Reynolds is a straight shooter (and he always seems to say the first thing on his mind), Premat has been given the boot from Penske!
Dave says he's received a text asking if there's any vacancies at Erebus.

My first thought is Slade to partner Scotty. Otherwise Simona/Golding/Stanaway would be next best!
If Caruso or Brown could jump over that would be a good move too (money talks).

This also adds value to the question put to Ryan Story re seeing Courtney's availability for next year (of which he gave a politicians answer - as per usual).

...and the article:
https://au.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/premat-penske-bathurst-return-2020/4606016/





Pretty disappointing that Brown is going to switch over to DR, not going to have a decent chance at winning Bathurst with a bloke that lacks stamina and physically breaks down at the business end of the race.

Slade will go ok at Bathurst but if parity is right at a Sandown and GC he’ll still be behind the 2 redbull guns, no doubt though in a Penske Car he’ll hose most in the field though.



Bit harsh on Reynolds I reckon. We know why he failed last year, bought it back up the front this year and won in 2017. Should be a strong pairing

Slade should be a good fit at Penske. Still gets caught out a bit and makes the odd blue Bathurst lap 1 anyone) but in the right environment is quick

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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.

Edited by - Wrighty05 on 03 Dec 2019 23:26:59
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DJRford
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Would suck to see Premat get the boot but if it's for someone straight out of the main game like Slade then I can understand it. He should do well if true.



























































































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Brightman
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When Slade's raced at the front previously he hasn't put a foot wrong.
Will be a gun combination next year at Penske

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Darren351
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Shell V-Power Racing Team today announced the signing of Tim Slade and return of Tony D’Alberto as Pirtek Enduro Cup co-drivers for the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars season.

Slade, a two-time Supercars race winner, comes to the team fresh from an 11-season full-time career, including taking a podium in Newcastle two weeks ago.

D’Alberto will remain with the team for a fifth-consecutive season. A 211-race veteran, D’Alberto has proven himself as a top-flight co-driver in recent years, including a two-year stint as Slade’s co-driver.

Shell V-Power Racing Team Managing Director Ryan Story said that the signing of Slade and retention of D’Alberto signaled the team’s intentions heading into 2020.

“Firstly, I’d like to thank Alex Premat for his time here at the team and for his contribution over the last three years. In our sport, sometimes difficult decisions must be made, and this was one of those decisions,” said Story.

“With his recent history as a full-time driver, we know that Tim will be able to deliver great things in a Shell V-Power Racing Team Mustang. And Tony has been a big part of our team for many years, so we are excited to have him for another season.

“With both drivers being based in Australia, we intend to have them compete in all additional driver sessions next year, and attend all of our team test days so they are fully integrated into our program. We look forward to the 2020 season.”

Slade said he is excited as he looks ahead to the 2020 Pirtek Enduro Cup.

“I couldn’t be happier to be joining the Shell V-Power Racing Team for the 2020 season,” said Slade.

“This is the best team in the sport, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one of these Mustangs. Driving for names like Penske and Johnson is not something I take lightly, and I’m very much looking forward to working with the team next year.”

D’Alberto is also looking forward to continuing his endurance series campaign with the team for another year.

“I’ve driven for this team for many years, and they genuinely feel like family now,” said D’Alberto.

“I get on well with everyone, the team works hard, the cars are fast and both Scott and Fabian are great guys to work with. Having Sladey join the team is exciting, and I’m looking forward to more Supercars racing next year.”
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skaifeman
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Posted - 04 Dec 2019 :  12:08:38  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by troy01505

quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

If Reynolds is a straight shooter (and he always seems to say the first thing on his mind), Premat has been given the boot from Penske!
Dave says he's received a text asking if there's any vacancies at Erebus.

My first thought is Slade to partner Scotty. Otherwise Simona/Golding/Stanaway would be next best!
If Caruso or Brown could jump over that would be a good move too (money talks).

This also adds value to the question put to Ryan Story re seeing Courtney's availability for next year (of which he gave a politicians answer - as per usual).

...and the article:
https://au.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/premat-penske-bathurst-return-2020/4606016/





Pretty disappointing that Brown is going to switch over to DR, not going to have a decent chance at winning Bathurst with a bloke that lacks stamina and physically breaks down at the business end of the race.



If we ranked everyone on their worst performance, no one would win!

Erebus confirms what has been said on here. Brown in #9 and B Kostecki in #99:
https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/kostecki-joins-reshuffled-penrite-racing-line-up/

Both Penske and Erebus have stronger combos than this year IMO.


"Ford’s Bathurst winning bonus didn’t even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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REM
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Posted - 04 Dec 2019 :  18:33:53  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by troy01505

quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

If Reynolds is a straight shooter (and he always seems to say the first thing on his mind), Premat has been given the boot from Penske!
Dave says he's received a text asking if there's any vacancies at Erebus.

My first thought is Slade to partner Scotty. Otherwise Simona/Golding/Stanaway would be next best!
If Caruso or Brown could jump over that would be a good move too (money talks).

This also adds value to the question put to Ryan Story re seeing Courtney's availability for next year (of which he gave a politicians answer - as per usual).

...and the article:
https://au.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/premat-penske-bathurst-return-2020/4606016/







Slade will go ok at Bathurst but if parity is right at a Sandown and GC he’ll still be behind the 2 redbull guns, no doubt though in a Penske Car he’ll hose most in the field though.



So the parity was wrong in 2017?

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
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CP
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Posted - 04 Dec 2019 :  21:02:05  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
The true reason is that he loves Shell red and white, and was always dreaming of Shell red and white.
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troy01505
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Posted - 04 Dec 2019 :  21:32:43  Show Profile Send troy01505 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by REM

quote:
Originally posted by troy01505

quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

If Reynolds is a straight shooter (and he always seems to say the first thing on his mind), Premat has been given the boot from Penske!
Dave says he's received a text asking if there's any vacancies at Erebus.

My first thought is Slade to partner Scotty. Otherwise Simona/Golding/Stanaway would be next best!
If Caruso or Brown could jump over that would be a good move too (money talks).

This also adds value to the question put to Ryan Story re seeing Courtney's availability for next year (of which he gave a politicians answer - as per usual).

...and the article:
https://au.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/premat-penske-bathurst-return-2020/4606016/







Slade will go ok at Bathurst but if parity is right at a Sandown and GC he’ll still be behind the 2 redbull guns, no doubt though in a Penske Car he’ll hose most in the field though.



So the parity was wrong in 2017?



Ford whitewash so you tell me, was parity fine? The way i see it they didn’t have to use the rules to equal up the brands between Sandown and seasons end did they? So to me it was fine.

Slade DQ’d. Hopefully same in 2020
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holdenruz
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Posted - 04 Dec 2019 :  23:49:58  Show Profile  Visit holdenruz's Homepage Send holdenruz a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
where does everyone think premat will end up
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oldtimer
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Posted - 05 Dec 2019 :  00:55:40  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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where does everyone think premat will end up



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Muz
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Posted - 05 Dec 2019 :  07:51:00  Show Profile  Visit Muz's Homepage Send Muz a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Good move by Slade. Surely for some of these full timers who are regularly in the mid-field, it must sting a little seeing guys like Premat and Youlden win Bathurst. Becoming a co-driver and having a good chance to tick that off, while doing some other racing would probably be an exciting prospect.

The great 2019 poll about whether Tricky should be banned or not ended in favour of Tricky staying, 75% to 25%
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skaifeman
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Posted - 05 Dec 2019 :  10:15:57  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Muz

Good move by Slade. Surely for some of these full timers who are regularly in the mid-field, it must sting a little seeing guys like Premat and Youlden win Bathurst. Becoming a co-driver and having a good chance to tick that off, while doing some other racing would probably be an exciting prospect.


Doing some other racing is the hard part. Unless you have a name like Tander or Lowndes, you probably have to put a little bit of coin in to grab a drive somewhere.
Having said that, Slade looks to have secured some GT stuff overseas.

It's always the hard part, and Tander was asked in a podcast - would you like a mid-back field full-time drive or a proper winning chance three times a year in the enduros? A fine line.
Courtney would've been posed this same dilemma IMO - Story apparently asking if he wanted the gig next year.


"Ford’s Bathurst winning bonus didn’t even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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troy01505
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Posted - 05 Dec 2019 :  10:53:32  Show Profile Send troy01505 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

quote:
Originally posted by Muz

Good move by Slade. Surely for some of these full timers who are regularly in the mid-field, it must sting a little seeing guys like Premat and Youlden win Bathurst. Becoming a co-driver and having a good chance to tick that off, while doing some other racing would probably be an exciting prospect.


Doing some other racing is the hard part. Unless you have a name like Tander or Lowndes, you probably have to put a little bit of coin in to grab a drive somewhere.
Having said that, Slade looks to have secured some GT stuff overseas.

It's always the hard part, and Tander was asked in a podcast - would you like a mid-back field full-time drive or a proper winning chance three times a year in the enduros? A fine line.
Courtney would've been posed this same dilemma IMO - Story apparently asking if he wanted the gig next year.





Would some of these guys who have never really been contenders full time have to go out and get jobs? Highly doubt they’d be on the millions the higher profile guys like Courtney and CL or the superstars like Jdub and McLaughlin are getting paid.
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TanderDude
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Posted - 05 Dec 2019 :  11:14:01  Show Profile  Visit TanderDude's Homepage Send TanderDude a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Jacobson confirmed at MSR for 2020, not many seats left to be confirmed now.
https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/05/jacobson-lands-msr-supercars-seat/

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skaifeman
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Posted - 05 Dec 2019 :  15:56:16  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by holdenruz

where does everyone think premat will end up


He says he's happy to step into an 'underdog' team:
https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/dane-backs-premats-co-drive-hunt/

He'd be a good pickup for anyone in the pitlane other than WAU (I rate Luff and Perkins highly - as coeys).
The Kelly's could use him in their Mustang program (if there's any correlation).


"Ford’s Bathurst winning bonus didn’t even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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