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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #330 on: June 21, 2022, 08:55:30 PM »
Unless it was a notification that WAU would switch to Ford next year, but the switch was announced mid season this year.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #331 on: June 22, 2022, 08:46:46 AM »
Surprising that Lowndes took the 888 wildcard over a WAU seat!
Surely a spot next to Mostert in the defending champions car was better than what will most certainly be the 3rd 888 car?

Maybe he has a contract with GM to be their marketing face, so WAU was out of the question?

https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/06/22/lowndes-put-triple-eight-loyalty-ahead-of-rival-team-bids/
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #333 on: June 22, 2022, 08:42:03 PM »
Jacobson gone from PremiAir. Potentially Goddard or the third Kostecki to take the seat, so this could affect Tickford as both are them were scheduled to be co-drivers for Bathurst.
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/jacobson-out-of-premiair-racing-supercars-seat/

When was the last time a driver got kicked mid-season?
Probably sooner than I remember... Davison during covid, but that wasn't 'kicked out' so to speak.

There are a few drivers who split with their team.

John Bowe was the only genuine sacking in Supercars (maybe).

https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/podcast-bowe-opens-up-on-cat-racing-axing/
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #334 on: June 24, 2022, 08:33:14 AM »
Jacobson gone from PremiAir. Potentially Goddard or the third Kostecki to take the seat, so this could affect Tickford as both are them were scheduled to be co-drivers for Bathurst.
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/jacobson-out-of-premiair-racing-supercars-seat/

Be interesting, certainly. Would you give up a 'plum drive' at the (second) top Ford team for one race and jump in a bottom tier "new" team that has hardly had a positive moment all season...

I guess whichever one pays more...

In all seriousness, it is an interesting conundrum. I feel like the better option, while it might be (significantly) less seat time, would be sticking with Tickford for the enduros.
I guess we have our answer.

K.Ko and Goddard both staying with Tickford for the enduro.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #335 on: June 24, 2022, 01:17:08 PM »
Jacobson gone from PremiAir. Potentially Goddard or the third Kostecki to take the seat, so this could affect Tickford as both are them were scheduled to be co-drivers for Bathurst.
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/jacobson-out-of-premiair-racing-supercars-seat/

When was the last time a driver got kicked mid-season?
Probably sooner than I remember... Davison during covid, but that wasn't 'kicked out' so to speak.

There are a few drivers who split with their team.

John Bowe was the only genuine sacking in Supercars (maybe).

https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/podcast-bowe-opens-up-on-cat-racing-axing/

Sometimes I reckon Noonan has an account on here:
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/seven-shock-mid-season-supercars-splits/
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #336 on: June 24, 2022, 01:33:37 PM »
Jacobson gone from PremiAir. Potentially Goddard or the third Kostecki to take the seat, so this could affect Tickford as both are them were scheduled to be co-drivers for Bathurst.
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/jacobson-out-of-premiair-racing-supercars-seat/

When was the last time a driver got kicked mid-season?
Probably sooner than I remember... Davison during covid, but that wasn't 'kicked out' so to speak.

There are a few drivers who split with their team.

John Bowe was the only genuine sacking in Supercars (maybe).

https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/podcast-bowe-opens-up-on-cat-racing-axing/

Sometimes I reckon Noonan has an account on here:
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/seven-shock-mid-season-supercars-splits/

Or people on here see his stories..

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #337 on: June 24, 2022, 02:51:50 PM »
Jacobson gone from PremiAir. Potentially Goddard or the third Kostecki to take the seat, so this could affect Tickford as both are them were scheduled to be co-drivers for Bathurst.
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/jacobson-out-of-premiair-racing-supercars-seat/

When was the last time a driver got kicked mid-season?
Probably sooner than I remember... Davison during covid, but that wasn't 'kicked out' so to speak.

There are a few drivers who split with their team.

John Bowe was the only genuine sacking in Supercars (maybe).

https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/podcast-bowe-opens-up-on-cat-racing-axing/

Sometimes I reckon Noonan has an account on here:
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/seven-shock-mid-season-supercars-splits/

Or people on here see his stories..

Likely true, but we as a V8 Central cohort also beat he and his staff pretty frequently. Above as an example. Or at least ask the same questions... to which he has the database for!
"Ford’s Bathurst winning bonus didn’t even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #338 on: June 24, 2022, 03:35:56 PM »
Jacobson gone from PremiAir. Potentially Goddard or the third Kostecki to take the seat, so this could affect Tickford as both are them were scheduled to be co-drivers for Bathurst.
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/jacobson-out-of-premiair-racing-supercars-seat/

When was the last time a driver got kicked mid-season?
Probably sooner than I remember... Davison during covid, but that wasn't 'kicked out' so to speak.

There are a few drivers who split with their team.

John Bowe was the only genuine sacking in Supercars (maybe).

https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/podcast-bowe-opens-up-on-cat-racing-axing/

Sometimes I reckon Noonan has an account on here:
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/seven-shock-mid-season-supercars-splits/

Or people on here see his stories..

Likely true, but we as a V8 Central cohort also beat he and his staff pretty frequently. Above as an example. Or at least ask the same questions... to which he has the database for!

Above isn't a very good example though, because I read it on Wednesday morning on v8Sleuth, and it was posted here about Bowe Wednesday night.


On a 2022 note...

I see that Anton is without Ludo for Townsville.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #339 on: June 24, 2022, 06:55:44 PM »
Jacobson gone from PremiAir. Potentially Goddard or the third Kostecki to take the seat, so this could affect Tickford as both are them were scheduled to be co-drivers for Bathurst.
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/jacobson-out-of-premiair-racing-supercars-seat/

When was the last time a driver got kicked mid-season?
Probably sooner than I remember... Davison during covid, but that wasn't 'kicked out' so to speak.

There are a few drivers who split with their team.

John Bowe was the only genuine sacking in Supercars (maybe).

https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/podcast-bowe-opens-up-on-cat-racing-axing/

Sometimes I reckon Noonan has an account on here:
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/seven-shock-mid-season-supercars-splits/

Or people on here see his stories..

Likely true, but we as a V8 Central cohort also beat he and his staff pretty frequently. Above as an example. Or at least ask the same questions... to which he has the database for!

Above isn't a very good example though, because I read it on Wednesday morning on v8Sleuth, and it was posted here about Bowe Wednesday night.


On a 2022 note...

I see that Anton is without Ludo for Townsville.

We've got our wires crossed here, I should've replied directly to my first comment.
Ala when was the last time someone got sacked mid-season and Sleuth has posted it the next day.



Golding seems to be the name floating around for the PremAir seat.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #340 on: July 02, 2022, 09:21:22 AM »
Potentially reading too much into it but, could we see Coulthard in the Subway car for at least a round or two?

He posted a slightly cryptic photo of his helmet with the caption "next time I put my helmet on it might look different"...

Simply a new helmet? Or a new car?

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #341 on: July 02, 2022, 09:30:11 AM »
He'd be a decent fit for that team.  Experienced and a safe pair of hands.  Won't win anything but he'll be better for the team than their previous driver.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #342 on: July 02, 2022, 01:12:11 PM »
Potentially reading too much into it but, could we see Coulthard in the Subway car for at least a round or two?

He posted a slightly cryptic photo of his helmet with the caption "next time I put my helmet on it might look different"...

Simply a new helmet? Or a new car?

I wondered the same thing when I saw it too.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #343 on: July 03, 2022, 08:54:27 AM »
I read about the Chandra Wildcard for Bathurst and one of the versions includes this:
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“We would like to thank Bruce Stewart and the team at WAU for their support in providing one of their chassis and engines to support this entry.”
https://autoaction.com.au/2022/07/01/chadha-bathurst-1000-wildcard-confirmed

I assume that there are a lot of parts that can be used from Chandra's two Super 2 DJR Falcons, but wonder about other parts that will need to be purchased to comply with current Super 1 regs. Brakes will be different. I cant really recall the major mechanical variations.

Maybe all the bits that are purchased and not worn out at Bathurst could be used to  to upgrade one of their Falcons to Mustang for 2023 Super 2.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #344 on: July 03, 2022, 02:40:43 PM »
Potentially reading too much into it but, could we see Coulthard in the Subway car for at least a round or two?

He posted a slightly cryptic photo of his helmet with the caption "next time I put my helmet on it might look different"...

Simply a new helmet? Or a new car?

I wondered the same thing when I saw it too.

I can't imagine he'd give up a decent shot at a Bathurst win over running around in 20th, would he? I mean, if he only does 1 or 2 rounds then he is still fine for the enduro's, but interesting nonetheless.

I read about the Chandra Wildcard for Bathurst and one of the versions includes this:
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“We would like to thank Bruce Stewart and the team at WAU for their support in providing one of their chassis and engines to support this entry.”
https://autoaction.com.au/2022/07/01/chadha-bathurst-1000-wildcard-confirmed

I assume that there are a lot of parts that can be used from Chandra's two Super 2 DJR Falcons, but wonder about other parts that will need to be purchased to comply with current Super 1 regs. Brakes will be different. I cant really recall the major mechanical variations.

Maybe all the bits that are purchased and not worn out at Bathurst could be used to  to upgrade one of their Falcons to Mustang for 2023 Super 2.

I think that he is using (possibly purchased?) the spare Walkinshaw Chassis that O'Jeida has been running as the wildcard.