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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #105 on: October 13, 2021, 03:54:55 PM »
Anybody else thinking Cam might have gone to the dark side and re-joined his old mate Chaz? Nothing from WAU on 2nd driver and nothing from Tickford or Waters either.....what gives? Feeling a bit nervous.....

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #106 on: October 13, 2021, 05:42:45 PM »
Anybody else thinking Cam might have gone to the dark side and re-joined his old mate Chaz? Nothing from WAU on 2nd driver and nothing from Tickford or Waters either.....what gives? Feeling a bit nervous.....
It’s possible. WAU (or HRT as it was back then) almost had a Monster energy deal. It could finally happen?

That could mean Percat heading to Prodrive then?

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #107 on: October 13, 2021, 05:48:37 PM »
I really hope not- it's lopsided enough as it is.....GM have the best team now, the best aero package and pretty much all the best drivers....

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #108 on: October 13, 2021, 10:07:16 PM »
Thought Cam signed on beyond 2021 a long time ago

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #109 on: October 13, 2021, 11:57:49 PM »
I'd say Cam is safe:
https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/waters-fairly-safe-at-tickford-amid-contract-clause/

However, as you say, why not make it official?
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2021, 06:46:39 AM »
I'd say Cam is safe:
https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/waters-fairly-safe-at-tickford-amid-contract-clause/

However, as you say, why not make it official?

And why no confirmation of the 2nd WAU seat either....??  :-( :(

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2021, 11:51:26 AM »
I'd say Cam is safe:
https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/waters-fairly-safe-at-tickford-amid-contract-clause/

However, as you say, why not make it official?
Wasn’t Percat safe at BJR as well  ;D ;D

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #112 on: October 14, 2021, 02:06:41 PM »
I'd say Cam is safe:
https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/waters-fairly-safe-at-tickford-amid-contract-clause/

However, as you say, why not make it official?

And why no confirmation of the 2nd WAU seat either....??  :-( :(

Free publicity

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #113 on: October 14, 2021, 02:52:42 PM »
Could COKE be changing their Monster advertising dollars to a team that takes Pither?

It also occurs to me that COKE/Monster's biggest sales area might be Sydney area and there is only one Team in Sydney area?


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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2021, 03:05:41 PM »
Could COKE be changing their Monster advertising dollars to a team that takes Pither?

It also occurs to me that COKE/Monster's biggest sales area might be Sydney area and there is only one Team in Sydney area?

I think the Coke sponsorship with Pither comes from the Australian supplier, not Coke directly.
Whereas the Monster money (I'd assume) comes from Monster. Two different books.

There was a bit of debacle about this when Pither first started with Team Sydney... from memory I don't think Coke even knew they were sponsoring a car?
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #115 on: October 14, 2021, 03:37:36 PM »
Could COKE be changing their Monster advertising dollars to a team that takes Pither?

It also occurs to me that COKE/Monster's biggest sales area might be Sydney area and there is only one Team in Sydney area?

But that team is currently an also ran so I doubt very much the answer to your question would be in the positive.
Monster get plenty of air time where they are now.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #116 on: October 14, 2021, 06:48:45 PM »
Could COKE be changing their Monster advertising dollars to a team that takes Pither?

It also occurs to me that COKE/Monster's biggest sales area might be Sydney area and there is only one Team in Sydney area?

But that team is currently an also ran so I doubt very much the answer to your question would be in the positive.
Monster get plenty of air time where they are now.

888 Machinery. Dr Slater back. new mechanics and a decent pile of sponsor money would move Team Sydney up the grid, particularly with a decent driver.

Waters is highly regarded by some people, but he is probably driving the best car in the field.

On the other hand, maybe COKE just want to spend less than Tickford charge. There are new owners this year.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-16/coca-cola-amatil-sale-to-europe-shareholder-vote/100071594


All conjecture from pretty well all of us here. ;D

Personally, I would like to see the Monster money go to MSR, or maybe Erebus where they might get 2 cars, with excellent current drivers, for what Tickford charge for one.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #117 on: October 14, 2021, 07:13:59 PM »
Could COKE be changing their Monster advertising dollars to a team that takes Pither?
Not sure that Coke make Monster. They make Mother don't they?

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #118 on: October 14, 2021, 09:13:21 PM »
Could COKE be changing their Monster advertising dollars to a team that takes Pither?
Not sure that Coke make Monster. They make Mother don't they?

https://www.ccamatil.com/au/Our-beverages/Monster-Energy
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #119 on: October 15, 2021, 02:48:45 PM »
MSR starting fresh next year with Goddard also out:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/10/15/goddard-confirms-end-of-year-msr-departure/

Both super-lite drivers fly the coup.
"Ford’s Bathurst winning bonus didn’t even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977