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Offline fordman

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Re: Gen 3
« Reply #210 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

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« Reply #211 on: January 19, 2023, 10:05:10 AM »
Anyone else getting nervous the new cars won't be ready for Newcastle?

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

Might not be such a bad thing. These cars have been bulletproof since 2003ish?
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« Reply #212 on: January 19, 2023, 06:20:07 PM »
Pretty sure they are the same size as Supercars hasn't made any song and dance about a new tyre size. The bead lip does look shallower on the new rim though.
I thought I read or saw somewhere that gen3 had a different rim size?


Can't wait to see these things on the track.. Hopefully it creates better racing..

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« Reply #213 on: January 19, 2023, 08:58:57 PM »
I agree Joe.

I think both the lower downforce and more control parts will bring them much closer together

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Re: Gen 3
« Reply #214 on: January 19, 2023, 09:27:43 PM »
Pretty sure they are the same size as Supercars hasn't made any song and dance about a new tyre size. The bead lip does look shallower on the new rim though.
I thought I read or saw somewhere that gen3 had a different rim size?


Can't wait to see these things on the track.. Hopefully it creates better racing..


The rim remains 18"

https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/gen3-prototype-aim-for-march-2021/
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Re: Gen 3
« Reply #215 on: January 20, 2023, 12:14:56 AM »
I'm looking forward to the larger fuel tank size and move to E75 as should make the stint lengths a bit longer again at Bathurst. Hopefully they get rid of the minimum pitstops rule.

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Re: Gen 3
« Reply #216 on: January 20, 2023, 09:37:39 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
Adelaide - a much higher speed circuit - has been the debut round for the last two "new car" years and the second round for the bew Project Blueprint if we include the AGP when it was held prior to Round 1.

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« Reply #217 on: January 22, 2023, 08:51:11 AM »
I agree Joe.

I think both the lower downforce and more control parts will bring them much closer together
I don't think they need to be closer, I'm just hoping they are easier to pass so more people "have a go" & try overtaking. There is just way to much follow the leader & lets just pit.

Reliability is going to be a huge problem this year & I think that's fantastic, especially at Bathurst. How many times has the quickest car all week in the lead up to the race (Bathurst) been out by lunch (old school starting times). It adds unpredictability without having to introduce fake stuff..


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Re: Gen 3
« Reply #219 on: Yesterday at 10:30:04 AM »
"Ford’s Bathurst winning bonus didn’t even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977

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Re: Gen 3
« Reply #220 on: Today at 08:50:40 PM »
Even teams that have managed to test a single Gen3 car are reporting that they are still awaiting parts before than can finish a second car.

Surely, this is just not good enough!!
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