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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Gen 3
« on: January 19, 2023, 08:40:15 AM »
Anyone else getting nervous the new cars won't be ready for Newcastle?

They'll be there but probably all break down.    ;D

and they will NOT want to right one off neither or crash heavily, they may regret having a street race as the first race? or they will drive accordingly

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Stats for the 5-litre era (1993-2022)
« on: December 18, 2022, 07:28:32 AM »
Ambrose would have been around for the shortest period of anyone on that list by a long way, but his numbers still look pretty good.

Lucky for him, he got out just prior to triple 8 hitting their stride.

or T8 were lucky he left ;D

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Winners from the Gala awards
« on: December 08, 2022, 07:36:47 AM »
I see that the one's who really count and see everything we don't, the other drivers, voted for Cam Waters as the drivers' driver.

It would be possible to win the drivers driver award with just 2 votes. Not saying that's what has happened,  but it would be interesting to know how many votes each driver got. Or maybe just the top 3 or so.

Or maybe Cam is worthy of the Driver's Driver award. Geezus, Ford win on the track, parity must be investigated. Ford driver wins award, questions must be asked.
Of course Cam is deserving. Regardless of how many votes he got, he received the most.
Just pointing out that this award, in any year, could be won by someone getting less than the majority. So not considered the drivers' driver by the majority of his or hers peers. But getting more votes than anyone else.

surely not suggestion they bring in preferential voting????

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: SVG Future
« on: November 07, 2022, 08:32:33 AM »
SVG is hardly "stuck in Supercars". While not "being groomed for another category", in the past year or two he's competed in a Ferrari and a McLaren at Sebring, Daytona, Spa and Le Mans and recently been rallying competitively. He also may not want to take up any full-time career overseas and might choose to stay here. Much like those before him (Brock, Johnson, Moffat and others who reached the top here and raced overseas but chose not to chase a racing career OS), he could well stay here. If anything, he seems more likely to go rallying, but who knows? I doubt that he does right now. Scott McLaughlin has made Indycars more interesting for many of us, and if Shane did take up a career in any international category, he would do the same, however, it looks like he'll be here for Gen3 next year at least with some rallying when time allows. I doubt that he'd go to Indycars or even NASCAR, and by May next year at age 34 , it'll probably be too late to start a new career. Mostert, Waters, Davison and the rest may have to put up with him for a while yet.   

His age may play a role ??? his skill is not questionable, but what doors are open OS?? and we all now its also about backing what can he bring?

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2023
« on: November 06, 2022, 04:54:08 PM »
Whats the go here???? is it correct teams can veto a new entry??? which teams dids this ???

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: SVG Future
« on: November 06, 2022, 04:51:35 PM »
Shane wants to see if Gen 3 is boring before thinking about moving on from Supercars.

Scotty would like to see him in Indycar. I would too, I have given Indycar a bit more attention since SM entered the series.

My thoughts are he is stuck in Supercars though. Unlike McLaughlin, SVG is not being groomed for another category.  He'd have to start from the bottom and I don't think he has the mentality to do that. Shane is great when he leading with a car that can do what he wants with it. But when he knows he has no chance, he gives up. By that I mean chasing a championship, not individual races.

A lot of champion drivers are reluctant to move categories unless they can go into a front running team/car and they are rare to fnd.SM had Penske in his corner who has SVG??? Red Bull can they open any doors for him???

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: After the crash...
« on: November 05, 2022, 03:34:34 PM »
I would think if they could get back to the pits under their own steam they can be repaired but if they get trucked back thats "outside assistance" and thats against the rules I believe????

I just feel sorry for those super 2 teams that may have bought those chassis' for next year

Ford are fortunate they’re getting WAU. DJR have been hopeless at Bathurst since they got reamed for their antics in 2019 and Tickford are always a mixed bag. Atleast it’ll be a good battle next year between #97 and #25 again.

But at the end of the day the best combination won. GT is still a gun and put SVG where he needed to, to win. Congrats boys.

the top 3 were the 3 fastest of the day, as fr next year will have to see who gets their head around the Gen 3 the quickest.

I honestly think at this point they start the race at 10am so they at least have more time up their sleeves to get it finished in case of red flags

They moved the start an hour earlier as they had a forecast it was going to be wet, Lan Nina in action. daylight saving will help as well, question will be will they give them more wet tyres???? if they don't practice will be very limited then eh

In all of the years running, has Bathurst ever been postponed and run at a later date due to weather?

Not that I am aware of, brave call to do it though.

Could be a wet event rain forecast for all days

The programme is out, interesting to see Gen 3 has some decent track time every day. 8)

Anyone know what the heritage revival touring cars are?
The Group C and Group A class.

Cool looking forward to seeing them on the mountain

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