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V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2022 V8CFL - General Chat
« on: Yesterday at 05:00:14 PM »
Next year, I will have to try a few roster changes. After leading the series (OK, after 1st event), I went from rooster to feather duster over the year.

Great series. Thanks Mike.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2023
« on: December 05, 2022, 08:28:39 PM »
I noticed that Tickford have signed Zak Best to race again in 2023, but not in Super 2... Do we possibly see JC retire after Adelaide?

Wild card and endurance driver more likely, with an aim of a 2024 drive.

Are any of the current drivers on contracts that complete at the end of 2023?

Edwards and the owners must be well and truly pissed off at the crash fest put on by some of their current drivers.

I 'reckon the staff are sick of late-night rebuilding too.  :'(

With 2 of his drivers placing second last and third last of the full season drivers and only one in the top 10, they may be on borrowed time and would richly deserve an early contract release.

Zac Best should be in the main game in 2023 replacing one of the three.

Personal sponsor money might result in a different outcome, rather than the best driver for the job.  :(

If the current drivers continue, Tickford should look at building 6 or 7 new cars, so that they have enough spares.


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V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2022 V8CFL - General Chat
« on: December 05, 2022, 08:14:30 PM »
Happy retirement.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Season Final (with spoliers)
« on: December 03, 2022, 09:53:02 PM »
It really annoys me that the Supercars talking heads keep claiming statistics for the Walkinshaws when, for some of the time, Tom Walkinshaw was just a supplier to the actual teams. Mark Skaife would well know this as he was a team owner paying big bills to Tom.

Another Team was the Kelly family team which won two championships, 2006 and 2007.

As I recall, Tom Walkinshaw lost control of his Supercars team in 2003 amid the collapse of the Arrows F1 team and his empire, but was back involved two years later, and regained ownership by the end of the decade.


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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Season Final (with spoliers)
« on: December 02, 2022, 07:02:37 PM »
The big news:

Smith not only did not come last, but the champ starts behind.

Surely it is time for Mr. Smith to retire from Supercar Racing.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2023
« on: December 01, 2022, 09:44:39 AM »
I noticed that Tickford have signed Zak Best to race again in 2023, but not in Super 2... Do we possibly see JC retire after Adelaide?

Wild card and endurance driver more likely, with an aim of a 2024 drive.

Are any of the current drivers on contracts that complete at the end of 2023?


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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2022 Liveries
« on: November 30, 2022, 06:21:13 PM »
I like it. It is relatively uncluttered, but 888 does have a lot of sponsors.

And, again, in traditional Holden Racing White.

The NTI car looks much better than the Optus car, which seems to have a thin letter logo sitting at an angle that doesn't suit the body shape contours.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2022 Liveries
« on: November 29, 2022, 11:17:22 PM »
I think it looks alright and it is in traditional Holden White.

The Holden script on the nose appears to be an almost undetectable light grey on the white background.

Tribute??

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2023 Calendar
« on: November 27, 2022, 06:19:09 PM »
Funny though, how Winton ALWAYS brings up unexpected winners, but I suppose that is bad for the sport ??? ::) :P
Which winner was unexpected this year?
Waters? Or SVG?

Any time that Waters wins is unexpected by me.  :P

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2023 Calendar
« on: November 27, 2022, 11:59:43 AM »
There is still hope.

This is only a draft.

In fact, if you look at the Supercars website, you will find that they have yet to finalise the 2022 season, as it is still a draft.  ::)

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2023 Calendar
« on: November 23, 2022, 05:47:21 PM »
I notice that Channel 7 does not consider any track in Victoria in the top 6 and worthy of broadcast.

There is 2 in NSW, 2 in Qld, 1 in SA and one in NT.

https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/no-free-to-air-tv-for-sandown-500/

PS: I am surprised that Sandown has been allocated a round. I read that the Horsie, Horsie guys were tearing up part of the track for new stables.  ::)

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2023
« on: November 22, 2022, 01:50:23 PM »
There are still three seats available, and all currently driven by underperforming drivers. Don't count Boost out, yet.

That's one pay drive at BJR for Bryce Fullwood, currently 17th., if Middys continue to pay the bills.

The owner's boy at BJR, Macauley Jones back in 20th. Brad may accept that he has done his duty to Macauley, who has consistently been a backmarker.

Then there is the SCT car, a BJR customer, driven by another daddy's boy, Jack Smith who is 24th. and the last placed full timer. He has previously shown ability in other classes but failed in Supercars. Jack would be better in Porche or GT3 racing, probably for less outlay from SCT.

The last two seats are prime to lease to Adderton for a bag of money, particularly when he has his own car. Brad must be getting sick of repairing cars after crash damage. Personally, I would like to see BJR run two cars in Super1 backed up by two cars in Super2 and another two cars for Super3. They have the cars to do it. Concentrating on two Super1 cars could bring this team back to the front of the field.

Brad may still take the option of selling and joining Kim in retirement.  ;D

All correct and possible.
Still only keeps 25 cars on the grid though.

26 cars is flogging a dead horse for 2023. ;)

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2023
« on: November 22, 2022, 10:51:40 AM »
There are still three seats available, and all currently driven by underperforming drivers. Don't count Boost out, yet.

That's one pay drive at BJR for Bryce Fullwood, currently 17th., if Middys continue to pay the bills.

The owner's boy at BJR, Macauley Jones back in 20th. Brad may accept that he has done his duty to Macauley, who has consistently been a backmarker.

Then there is the SCT car, a BJR customer, driven by another daddy's boy, Jack Smith who is 24th. and the last placed full timer. He has previously shown ability in other classes but failed in Supercars. Jack would be better in Porche or GT3 racing, probably for less outlay from SCT.

The last two seats are prime to lease to Adderton for a bag of money, particularly when he has his own car. Brad must be getting sick of repairing cars after crash damage. Personally, I would like to see BJR run two cars in Super1 backed up by two cars in Super2 and another two cars for Super3. They have the cars to do it. Concentrating on two Super1 cars could bring this team back to the front of the field.

Brad may still take the option of selling and joining Kim in retirement.  ;D

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Formula One / Re: F1 2023 Season
« on: November 18, 2022, 08:56:49 AM »
Hulk has shown he still has something to offer.... but really? Why would you put in a 35 year old driver when there is all of the fresh faces out there with much to offer?

Maybe the fresh young faces have proved to be too expensive and hard on machinery? The spend limit, I think, includes crash repair, which diminishes the money available for development.

Fresh young faces seem to work better when they have a competent and experienced team leader and a well-designed and prepared car.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2023
« on: November 08, 2022, 11:13:59 PM »
Didn’t he pull out from GRM because it cost to much to run up the front?

Sponsoring a team and racing for a season, as with GRM and Erebus, costs a lot more than buying a car, stickering it with Boost and parking it outside the gate, probably with a big transporter with a billboard size Boost sign.  ::)

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