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#1
Making this move. And should've a few rounds ago.

Group A.
#6 Waters OUT, and #87 Brown IN.
#2
I'm miffed as to why, and it would seem the Ford teams are too: https://speedcafe.com/ford-teams-allude-to-fresh-parity-concerns/
Grove suggests that it's top end, and WAU suggest it's the tyre - which is a driveability issue. Two completely different parts of the map.

Another ironic thing is Tim Edwards, did anyone see the interview? It may as well have been Adrian Burgess. The face is different, but the words are the same.
The transient dyno can't come soon enough, to at the very least put it to bed.
#3
Anything that brings in Government money, a sport will take it.
Shame it presumably comes at the cost of Barbagallo, it usually throws up great racing.

Wasn't there word that they could do a double header?
#4
Quote from: AlbertM on June 16, 2024, 10:06:19 AM
Quote from: skaifeman on June 15, 2024, 01:28:22 PM
Quote from: AlbertM on June 14, 2024, 05:17:11 PM
Quote from: skaifeman on June 11, 2024, 12:06:53 PM
Quote from: muz on June 10, 2024, 06:05:35 PM
Quote from: Sonic on June 08, 2024, 01:49:21 PM
Quote from: Trevor on June 08, 2024, 04:44:42 AMOff to Darwin next week, maybe the Mustang can continue its good form

they should do ok as you won't be there :P LOL

life is way too quiet on the SC front. they just aren't staying in touch with the fandom at all (that I can see)... how can they hope to become the all dominating category that they keep telling themselves they are if they are not continually present in people's minds?

hopefully it will put on a good show.

Also...cool that it is indigenous round with all the liveries. But sick of seeing livery news.

Agreed, I'm still not a fan of the forced first nations livery. It was better when teams would do it on their own merit, it felt far more genuine.

You're pathetic!

Irony is, Tickford got howled out because they didn't do enough a year or so ago.
Struck a nerve Albert? That's new BWAHAHAHA.

It's tokenism, and a form of which has been taught and discussed at length in all contemporary First Nations teachings.
Where's the continuation throughout the season supporting these causes? It's a 'one and done' method.

Once again you claim my post as ironic referring to something I never said mixed in with your own subjective understanding of what the 'general' public thought last year through your own lens of social media/news platforms.

How much you wanna bet that these "one and done" liveries get carried over to Townsville?

Supercars have done and do special liveries for other causes, yet only these indigenous ones strike a nerve. The teams actually put in a bit of effort to engage aboriginal artists to design the these yearly "token" liveries. Some of them are stunning. Not a bad tradition for what started with 888 when they ran Fords.

I didn't claim you said anything. Only "You're pathetic" was in reply to you. I found it ironic that someone (that just happened to be you) complains about the liveries being forced on to the teams, when in the past someone said that teams didn't put enough effort into it.

BTW, do you observe ANZAC day, Remembrance Day, King's B'day, Australia Day, Christmas, Easter, promote a charity... all the time throughout the year? If not, by your standard, you've engaged in tokenism.

Apologies, 'two and done.'

The liveries don't strike a nerve, never said they did. They look fantastic.
Supercars approach is a box ticking one. I didn't realise one/two events out of 12/13/14 (however many) is an outcome that engages and continually supports not only these mobs but the pathways and integration within the Motorsport Industry of Australia. That means staff, volunteers and competitors.

What 888 did was great, funnily enough, when owned and ran by an Englishman.
They continue to do so as well, in a continual manner with the Racing Together program, in which Dane, Morris and Story all have hands in, and have cars entered this very weekend.

It's fantastic that you compare something that covers current racial gaps, cultural differences and social agenda's to that of dates that typically have historical meaning or charity. Now that's irony.
#5
Quote from: AlbertM on June 14, 2024, 05:17:11 PM
Quote from: skaifeman on June 11, 2024, 12:06:53 PM
Quote from: muz on June 10, 2024, 06:05:35 PM
Quote from: Sonic on June 08, 2024, 01:49:21 PM
Quote from: Trevor on June 08, 2024, 04:44:42 AMOff to Darwin next week, maybe the Mustang can continue its good form

they should do ok as you won't be there :P LOL

life is way too quiet on the SC front. they just aren't staying in touch with the fandom at all (that I can see)... how can they hope to become the all dominating category that they keep telling themselves they are if they are not continually present in people's minds?

hopefully it will put on a good show.

Also...cool that it is indigenous round with all the liveries. But sick of seeing livery news.

Agreed, I'm still not a fan of the forced first nations livery. It was better when teams would do it on their own merit, it felt far more genuine.

You're pathetic!

Irony is, Tickford got howled out because they didn't do enough a year or so ago.
Struck a nerve Albert? That's new BWAHAHAHA.

It's tokenism, and a form of which has been taught and discussed at length in all contemporary First Nations teachings.
Where's the continuation throughout the season supporting these causes? It's a 'one and done' method.

Once again you claim my post as ironic referring to something I never said mixed in with your own subjective understanding of what the 'general' public thought last year through your own lens of social media/news platforms.
#6
Qualifying throws up some big surprises. Top 10 to go tomorrow.

1. Golding
2. Percat, for reference he was dead last last year, and 21st the year before in the same respective session.
3. Frosty, proves last year was no fluke.
4. Feeney
5. Brown
6. de Pasquale
7. Reynolds
8. Slade
9. Waters
10. Heimgartner

11. Kostecki
17. Davison
22. Mostert
23. Cooper Murray, knocks off Wood and Love on debut.
#7
I was on the brink of flicking Waters, until his Perth run.
Fickle game this fantasy...
#8
Quote from: Trevor on June 13, 2024, 05:24:31 AMme? I don't give a sh!t about the colours of the cars, I just want a Mustang 1, 2, 3!!!!!
As long as they're Blue! (says 2009 Ford Australia).
#9
NASCAR / Re: NASCAR '24
June 12, 2024, 04:56:44 PM
Quote from: LG on June 11, 2024, 04:42:55 PMHill has had his payback in the sense that he started it by knocking SVG out of the win at Circuit of the Americas.
He probably won't see it that way though as he's an all time douche bag.
Hill has immediately become the loathe of all Australia/NZ.

SVG will get it back, no doubt. He can hand it out too, as well all know. Shame in NASCAR you can't park anyone in ;D.
Stalking him doing the burnout was great too. Shane is a handful of races in and already onto the mind games.
#10
Formula One / Re: F1 2024 Season
June 11, 2024, 12:09:10 PM
Montreal usually turns on a good race. Was highly enjoyable to watch, even from 4am in the morning (thanks to the King and his Birthday).
It's not looking so straight forward for Max anymore. He'll win the Championship because he's still by far the most consistent driver, but race wins aren't looking so easy.
Between Lando and Charles, they mount a good challenge. Shame the Ferrari can't seem to do it week in, week out.
#11
Quote from: muz on June 10, 2024, 06:05:35 PM
Quote from: Sonic on June 08, 2024, 01:49:21 PM
Quote from: Trevor on June 08, 2024, 04:44:42 AMOff to Darwin next week, maybe the Mustang can continue its good form

they should do ok as you won't be there :P LOL

life is way too quiet on the SC front. they just aren't staying in touch with the fandom at all (that I can see)... how can they hope to become the all dominating category that they keep telling themselves they are if they are not continually present in people's minds?

hopefully it will put on a good show.

Also...cool that it is indigenous round with all the liveries. But sick of seeing livery news.

Agreed, I'm still not a fan of the forced first nations livery. It was better when teams would do it on their own merit, it felt far more genuine.
#12
NASCAR / Re: NASCAR '24
June 11, 2024, 12:03:47 PM
SVG does the door bump and run. No doubt it was a little payback to Austin Hill for what happened at COTA.
Question is, when is Hill going to get his payback?

Brown looked promising, shame he got undone twice by car dramas.
Waters less promising, but caught up in a pile-up, easy done.

Sonoma was enjoyable to watch.
#13
Quote from: stevo qld on June 03, 2024, 06:46:29 PM
Quote from: Sonic on June 03, 2024, 05:44:28 PM[quote ...
personally I think that MA should demand a minimum number of entries for a category to be considered for an accredited national championship. AASA of course will run their own alternate strategy which is fine but with MA being the main player (and supposedly for the good of all motorsports) this is something they can do.

pick a number... 30 cars? you don't have it? you're not getting listed. this gets rid of (or merges) the little categories that are still costing a bundle but going nowhere.

I enjoy TCR but, for whatever reason, it is not taking off here in Oz. So merge them with another category that keeps them as the frontline but also gives a proper gridsize that makes it worth it for fans to come to the race track to support their fave team/driver.

of course egos will never allow this to happen but we are a very small pond and there are a tonne of small fish in it and a big one that is splashing all the water out of it and everybody suffers.

I still view Supercars as a private travelling circus, although I do like it. But then, I also liked the Harlem Globetrotters, another travelling circus.
I've said on here a few times. We're just watching rich kids play with their toys on weekends.
And every now and then we get all grumpy about it.
#14
And here's the story:
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/adderton-details-kostecki-break-up/

Seems Pete was just grumpy that Morris and Brodie didn't stick up for him as much as he'd like in the first place.
As I said above, Brodie was in a sticky situation, and it would seem Pete understands that. He just didn't want to be part of the collateral.
#15
Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Gen 3
June 03, 2024, 02:27:18 PM
I'd think that DJR Engines and KRE would have their teams pretty involved.
They won't need any chassis' to wrap around them.