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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2021, 08:55:42 AM »
"I just plucked her in first, gave it some jandal, f**k yeah!"

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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #76 on: November 13, 2021, 01:10:53 PM »
Good old Covid saved them from putting around

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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2021, 12:08:43 PM »
With the car and crew in place it's a little disappointing they didn't seem to want to aim for a plan B. With international borders open could they have found an international at short notice like KGR did with Campbell?

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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2021, 01:47:03 PM »
With the car and crew in place it's a little disappointing they didn't seem to want to aim for a plan B. With international borders open could they have found an international at short notice like KGR did with Campbell?

I think the point was Murph and Stanaway so no-one else would work.

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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2021, 02:33:27 PM »
Both Murphy and Stanaway apparently have no impediment to coming to Australia and racing the Wildcard at Bathurst.

It was solely their choice and their choice alone not to travel to Australia.

Problems with returning to NZ would not have stopped them racing.
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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2021, 04:32:22 PM »
Both Murphy and Stanaway apparently have no impediment to coming to Australia and racing the Wildcard at Bathurst.

It was solely their choice and their choice alone not to travel to Australia.

Problems with returning to NZ would not have stopped them racing.

It was quoted the reason it fell apart was that they couldn't get back to NZ.

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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #81 on: November 16, 2021, 10:22:49 PM »
Both Murphy and Stanaway apparently have no impediment to coming to Australia and racing the Wildcard at Bathurst.

It was solely their choice and their choice alone not to travel to Australia.

Problems with returning to NZ would not have stopped them racing.
Main reason from what I have heard is that by the time they got accepted to return, they would have been Quarantining over Christmas, or be stuck in Aus. over Christmas, both situations would mean they were away from their families during this time. They also would have to be arriving in the country this week to do testing, which would mean possibly 2 months away from their families and their home. Not really worth the sacrifice to do something that doesn't need to be done.

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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #82 on: November 17, 2021, 09:49:39 AM »
So, we are agreed. They could enter and race but would be absent from NZ longer than they wish due to NZ Covid rules.

Their Choice was to stay home and not to race at Bathurst.

GREAT publicity for BOOST, and cheap too. The media were all over the announcement, then again over the difficulties and yet again after they decided not to race. That's a lot of Media coverage and not just the Motorsport Media.
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Re: Silly Season 2021
« Reply #83 on: November 17, 2021, 12:03:06 PM »
Interesting article, probably behind paywall. Phelps is involved, so treat accordingly.

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Braking News: Dave Reynolds could be banned from Bathurst over COVID vaccine drama


REBECCA WILLIAMS AND JAMES PHELPS

NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA SPORTS NEWSROOM
9 MINUTES AGO NOVEMBER 17, 2021


The Dave Reynolds vaccination drama may not be over with some suggesting that he may be rubbed out of the Bathurst 1000.

According to a rumour that did the rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend, Kelly Grove Racing and Supercars may ban Reynolds from Bathurst as punishment for putting the sport at risk.

Reynolds was moved from NSW after the first Sydney Super Night because a Covid vaccination exemption that had been issued by NSW Health was revoked.

But Reynolds, who has since received his first vaccination shot, dismissed the talk as scuttlebutt and is adamant that he followed all directives from both the NSW government and his team.

Reynolds is expecting to be cleared to race at Bathurst following his second shot, which is scheduled for later this week.

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RAGING BULL: WHINCUP ROASTED FOR DEFYING TEAM ORDERS
An angry Roland Dane has admitted “a contrite” Jamie Whincup cost the team victory after ignoring team orders in a heated on-track battle with teammate Shane van Gisbergen in Sunday’s final sprint race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

But the Triple Eight boss accepted V8 immortal Whincup’s apology to the team for making what Dane said was the “wrong call in the car”.

Seven-time champion Whincup and series leader van Gisbergen waged a spirited fight for position as they attempted to chase down Erebus Motorsport’s race winner Will Brown.

Second-placed Whincup refused to concede his position to van Gisbergen despite being told over the team radio to “let Shane through”.

“For sure it cost the win, 100 per cent,” Dane said.

“Shane would have undoubtedly got Will, but on the other hand I am extremely happy for Will, someone I have taken an interest in for a long time and he flew under the radar very effectively.

“But that’s ifs, ifs, ifs. At the end of the day, we didn’t win it, Will did and well done Will.”

Watching on from Queensland, Dane said he was “underwhelmed” with what he had seen but Whincup – who will retire from full-time racing at the end of the year to take over as Triple Eight team boss – had quickly owned up to his mistake to the team after the race.

“Jamie knows that he didn’t make the right call in the car and he has apologised to everyone at Triple Eight since. He apologised to the team almost immediately,” Dane said.

“He is super competitive but at the end of the day at this level it is a team sport.

“I can sympathise with him thinking he has only got a few more races as a full-time driver, but it was the wrong call in the car and he has apologised and he understood very quickly that it wasn’t the right decision.

“Jamie has been harder on himself than anyone ever would be about it. He is very contrite and now we crack on with the final three races of the season.”

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GLITZ AND GLAMOUR

Sean Seamer will be given a 90-day stay of execution as the CEO of Supercars as part of a comprehensive review to be conducted by the sport’s new owners.

Braking News can reveal that no job at Supercars will be safe when the RACE group officially takes ownership of the sport this week.

Set to take over from Archer Capital’s Peter Wiggs as Supercars chairman after spearheading the $100-million buyout, RACE powerbroker Barclay Nettleford will not be handing out guarantees to Seamer or any Supercars employee after his group obtained full control of the sport.


It is understood that Seamer and his key staff will be asked to audition for their jobs and will be required to present a business plan to the RACE group, which was formed when Nettleford’s TGI Sport formed a partnership with the Australian Racing Group (ARG) to buy the sport.

Despite a push from the ARG side of the ownership group to have ARG CEO Matt Baird installed as CEO, RACE’s decision will be guided by the review and Seamer is not a dead man walking as some have suggested.

In fact, Braking News has been told that the group is “generally” happy with the performance of the business.

Nettleford, a global player in Sports Media through both TGI Sport and QMS Media, will, however, look to return Supercars to the entertainment spectacular it was before Archer cut the sport to the bone as part of its investment strategy.

We have been told the new owners will return to the glitz and glamour that has been lacking since Tony Cochrane’s departure.

Fans can expect big ticket street races to replace some of the lesser rural circuit rounds.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/motorsport/braking-news-supercars-ceo-sean-seamer-could-be-axed-following-ownership-shakeup/news-story/52d9aa8c7ca8ad64d0e8136c66503869
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