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Silly Season 2022
« on: June 12, 2021, 08:22:36 AM »
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/04/22/dane-confirms-six-strong-shortlist-to-replace-whincup/

So who’s going to get the #88 seat next year?

Broc Feeny?
B Kostecki?
Angelo Mouzouris?
Randal?
Bamber?
Mostert?
Waters?

Surely one of them?

And if Kostecki gets that drive does that mean it opens up a Boost seat at Erebus for......Stanaways return?
« Last Edit: June 12, 2021, 04:56:14 PM by murph_fan51 »

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 06:56:55 PM »
Of that list, Waters or Mostert. they won't run with an unknown.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 08:45:11 AM »
We can rule Mostert out:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/15/mostert-inks-long-term-wau-extension/

Not a bad move by Chaz. He has that team built around him. If he goes to 888 he has to be a part of the SVG show.

And the bigger picture of the season here:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/15/state-of-play-the-supercars-driver-market/
« Last Edit: June 15, 2021, 08:28:09 PM by skaifeman »
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 08:34:26 PM »
My bet is Feeney.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 09:36:53 PM »
Only a 3rd with contracts for next year has me wondering if the still unconfirmed costs with the next generation cars is playing a part of how much teams can afford to pay drivers and whether or not teams are struggling to get sponsors committed for beyond 2021.

https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/driver-market-how-the-2022-supercars-grid-is-shaping-up/?mkt_tok=NDA4LVpUVy0wNzUAAAF9rhYd9YovWj_B-fGouQXsfIzG9C9G6YW9u-yiTKVApGVP9tqe2JptorqQd_0dmNdrmrdwl-byHlhKZtnNVU4AVVZC7F4CXtAredmyppk

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2021, 11:58:12 AM »
It's interesting that Tickford have been successful in getting a REC back for 2022 but Supercars have chosen to deny MSR.


https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/18/supercars-grants-tickford-fourth-rec-msr-misses-out/

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2021, 04:01:41 PM »
Two REC's were available too.
You'd assume that MSR didn't have a very compelling case?

Means Tickford can keep their three drivers and include Randle as a full-timer.
...and confirmed: https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/18/randle-confirmed-for-2022-full-time-supercars-seat/
« Last Edit: June 18, 2021, 05:53:53 PM by skaifeman »
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2021, 02:18:02 PM »
It's interesting that Tickford have been successful in getting a REC back for 2022 but Supercars have chosen to deny MSR.


https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/18/supercars-grants-tickford-fourth-rec-msr-misses-out/

I am thinking someone with better financial backing will pop up later in the year

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2021, 03:14:54 PM »
It's interesting that Tickford have been successful in getting a REC back for 2022 but Supercars have chosen to deny MSR.


https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/18/supercars-grants-tickford-fourth-rec-msr-misses-out/

I am thinking someone with better financial backing will pop up later in the year

Maybe an additional Boost to 26 cars?

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2021, 04:34:25 PM »
It's interesting that Tickford have been successful in getting a REC back for 2022 but Supercars have chosen to deny MSR.


https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/18/supercars-grants-tickford-fourth-rec-msr-misses-out/

I am thinking someone with better financial backing will pop up later in the year

Maybe an additional Boost to 26 cars?

Cryptic?
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/21/adderton-promises-feeney-2022-main-game-seat/

I think we're stuck at 25 after that REC process, no?
Feeney could show up anywhere really, anyone who needs a sponsor, and could potentially come with some 888 assistance.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2021, 05:16:34 PM »
If I was to bet, I would be looking at Bamber for the #88 seat

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2021, 06:00:28 PM »
If I was to bet, I would be looking at Bamber for the #88 seat

Why Bamber?
He seems pretty tied up with Porsche running his own team, or has that ended? Seems a far-cry from a full-time Supercars gig.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2021, 09:34:58 PM »
There were comments from one of the 888 owners at the weekend that even if they selected a driver currently on the grid, it would open up a slot for a younger driver in the seat vacated.

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Broc Feeney will make his full-time debut in the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship whether or not he is selected to succeed Jamie Whincup at Triple Eight Race Engineering.

That’s the stunning assurance Boost Mobile mogul Peter Adderton has made, as intrigue continue to swirl around who will score the plum #88 seat when seven-time champion Whincup retires at season’s end.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/21/adderton-promises-feeney-2022-main-game-seat/
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2021, 09:47:51 AM »
Coke money behind Pither:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/24/coca-cola-commits-to-pither-2022-supercars-drive/

So two drivers have money but no team...
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2021, 11:35:26 AM »
Feeney now has the backing and if 888 don't grab him, I feel he might be back at Tickford with Courtney assigned as his endurance co-driver in a Boost car. A heap of $$$$ might place him in a MSR or TS car.

Pither might find himself back at Team Sydney since one of TS major sponsors now has 888 to play with. Alternatively, he could do a maximum wildcard effort. One of the BJR drivers might find himself reduced to wild cards and enduro co driving with Pither stepping into the seat. (Hint: Daddy may own the team but he needs a sponsor to pay the bills.)

MSR are still wanting to run three cars. They only have one REC as far as I can see. The Rosenberg REC currently resides there for their second. Could Smith be on the move with the family REC. Such a move could see MSR third car garage teaming with Cooldrive and saving them a heap of money, around $200,000. Would work well if MSR go Mustang with gen 3.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/22/brt-facing-200000-cost-spike-due-to-rec-decision/

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