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Offline murph_fan51

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NGK
« on: October 22, 2021, 06:22:37 PM »
HRT always had NGK on the headlights. Does anyone know why they didn’t in this race or round? Rest of the 2002 photos have on the headlights, I personally can’t remember it, I would have watched this race on TV too.



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Re: NGK
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2021, 06:40:09 PM »
I'd say it was for a broader headlight beam in the twilight Race 1. Just had a look at the races on YouTube and NGK was on there for Races 2 and 3 of the weekend.
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Re: NGK
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2021, 06:52:06 PM »
What position did they come? Maybe they got an advantage  ;D

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Re: NGK
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2021, 10:30:09 PM »
I'd say it was for a broader headlight beam in the twilight Race 1. Just had a look at the races on YouTube and NGK was on there for Races 2 and 3 of the weekend.

Good thinking. The sticker is still below the headlight, so it was a thought out decision.
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Re: NGK
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2021, 11:20:11 PM »
It is really strange seeing a HRT car of that era with clear headlights.

John Faulkner and Steve Ellery qualified third and fourth at that meeting; how cool!
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Re: NGK
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2021, 01:12:18 PM »
Funny that it was only Skaife's car. Bright and the other two TWR cars (Murphy & Kelly) all had their usual NGK and Kitten sponsorship on the headlights.
Rick in the Young Lions car also had clear lights, NGK moved to the bodywork.

Full race available here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzIflCXOaOQ
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