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V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2022 V8CFL Thoughts
« on: Yesterday at 10:21:39 AM »
I'd be happy to leave SVG out. It's the same for everyone.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: January 24, 2022, 01:20:02 PM »
No Newy...

https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/24/supercars-confirms-newcastle-500-postponement/

Anton would be licking his lips!

Big shame though, Newcastle to SMP is a bit of a hype-loss.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: January 20, 2022, 07:29:12 PM »
Team Kiwi for Bathurst could be an option? Think he would be a better option than Murph with much more recent seat time.

Coulthard probably won't have the media attention of Murph - which is all Adderton is usually after.
Plus, I don't think Fabs would waste a year if he had an offer from one of the above teams.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: January 20, 2022, 03:57:21 PM »
To be honest. I think it's a win/win.

Pither was always going to come in with his Coke money. So that's one seat down. Only question is, where does that leave Macauley?

For the other seat, you have Fabs, 39, and Jacobson, 29. I'd take the young guy to build upon, who was just a whisker behind Fabs last year in pace.
Fabs now moves on to give the big one a proper shake for 2-3 years. Surely he has the top seat at either DJR, Tickford or WAU. Or would he prefer to (likely) wobble around battling for 15th?

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Formula One / Re: F1 2022 season
« on: January 19, 2022, 08:38:08 AM »
Launch dates as follows:

February 10
February 11
February 17
February 18
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Aston Martin
McLaren
Ferrari
Mercedes
Alfa Romeo
Alpha Tauri
Alpine
Haas
Red Bull
Williams

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: New owners of Team Sydney
« on: January 18, 2022, 11:48:58 AM »
Doesn't look like he's messing around.
Both cars in for 'as per current' 888 car refreshes. Similar to Team18?

https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/18/premiair-racing-commodores-given-ground-up-rebuild/

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Repco Supercars Championship / New CEO and RACE Board
« on: January 18, 2022, 08:56:39 AM »
Surprised this hasn't come up given the grief that the previous have forsaken us with (tongue in cheek).

Shane Howard new Supercars CEO as of Feb 1:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/17/howard-confirmed-as-new-supercars-ceo/

RACE Board Members:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/17/race-board-members-revealed/

Barclay Nettlefold - Chairman
Mark Skaife
John McMellan
Barry Rogers
Steve Macaw
Jure Domazet
Neil Crompton - Commission Chair

Great mix of current Supercars staff and new investors, lets hope they continue to offer a better Motorsport 'package' for Australia.

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Nostalgia / The Golden Child
« on: January 16, 2022, 10:09:07 PM »
I know this car has history, certainly in the conversation, and arguably the best, but $2.8mil has got to be a bit steep?
First thing I'd do is panel it back up as the 2002 VX. As it finished after winning the '01 and '02 majors, rather than the '03 Adelaide 500.

https://www.my105.com/ListingDetails/title/the-golden-child-hrt-chassis-045/id/23910

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2022 Calendar
« on: January 16, 2022, 01:05:07 PM »
Not sure if it's a good thing that the 500 relies on one politician, but he has certainly parked himself in the Motorsport corner:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/16/malinauskas-commits-to-sa-motorsport-board-2m-for-car-clubs/

If he's in, it could feature this year, at the very least next.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: January 16, 2022, 01:02:18 PM »
It is interesting that Peter Xiberras purchased the assets of the Team, not the team. I suppose that is the one car they had left and all the pit apparatus and one or two REC's (or whatever they are called now).

Meanwhile Speedcafe claim:
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Fabian Coulthard and Garry Jacobson’s hopes of securing their Supercars futures are being stalled as they await a release from their Team Sydney contracts.

Speedcafe.com has learnt that both Coulthard and Jacobson are technically tied to the now defunct Team Sydney, meaning neither can formally negotiate elsewhere until cutting ties with the Webb family.

Are they really serious?????????  Since when are contracts enforceable anyway.

Coulthard should get on the phone to Davy Reynolds, who is a repeat expert at dumping contracts.  Maybe even James Courtney or Shane van Gizbergen.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/15/ex-team-sydney-drivers-still-awaiting-contract-release/

Xiberras only purchased the assets? Everything I read is 'team.' So Fabs and Jacobson now have a contract with a non-Racing team?

To be fair to JC and SVG, was that not the best decision ever?

Where will Fabs land? WAU or back at DJR? From memory, I don't think Fabs was thrilled with getting dumped by DJR, but he also has history with Walkinshaw.

Also SVG didn't break a contract with Tekno. It was the SBR/Erebus situation, and it was to get into Tekno, but agree it ended up a good decision because Tekno won Bathurst. ;)

I was referring to the SVG/SBR-Erebus contract. Yes, a bloody good decision.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Speedcafe's Annual Fan Survey
« on: January 16, 2022, 11:43:08 AM »
Crompo comes out as the top presenter, with Larko closely behind.

Then daylight...........



...........back to Skaifey, Tander and Lowndes.
Interestingly, Ingall comes in at 6th despite only hosting his YouTube channel and Riana Crehan ranks far higher than Charli Robinson.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: January 16, 2022, 11:36:06 AM »
It is interesting that Peter Xiberras purchased the assets of the Team, not the team. I suppose that is the one car they had left and all the pit apparatus and one or two REC's (or whatever they are called now).

Meanwhile Speedcafe claim:
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Fabian Coulthard and Garry Jacobson’s hopes of securing their Supercars futures are being stalled as they await a release from their Team Sydney contracts.

Speedcafe.com has learnt that both Coulthard and Jacobson are technically tied to the now defunct Team Sydney, meaning neither can formally negotiate elsewhere until cutting ties with the Webb family.

Are they really serious?????????  Since when are contracts enforceable anyway.

Coulthard should get on the phone to Davy Reynolds, who is a repeat expert at dumping contracts.  Maybe even James Courtney or Shane van Gizbergen.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/15/ex-team-sydney-drivers-still-awaiting-contract-release/

Xiberras only purchased the assets? Everything I read is 'team.' So Fabs and Jacobson now have a contract with a non-Racing team?

To be fair to JC and SVG, was that not the best decision ever?

Where will Fabs land? WAU or back at DJR? From memory, I don't think Fabs was thrilled with getting dumped by DJR, but he also has history with Walkinshaw.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: January 15, 2022, 10:48:01 AM »
Fabs ain't safe:
https://au.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/pither-linked-supercars-return/7265931/

Pither looking at Team Sydney (or whatever they're called) with sponsorship from Coke.
Does this mean Macauley Jones will have the carpet pulled from under him?
Goddard also in the picture.

Fabs to co-drive?

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General / Re: Jumping Clown Trucks to leave.
« on: January 14, 2022, 08:51:49 PM »
And it looks like the fans won't mind much that they are leaving:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/14/survey-tcm-voted-the-premier-supercars-support-category/

Finished 5/8 out of the support categories people most like to watch.

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GT World Challenge Australia / Re: Bathurst 12 Hour RIP?
« on: January 14, 2022, 01:50:37 PM »
Even if it finishes up being a mainly local race with a smallish field much better than no race at all.

Agreed :D.

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