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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2018, 06:23:00 AM »
Its a shame that with the many millions of dollars invested professional marshalls were not used. Correctly trained, mentally and physically fit  and rotated through out the race to prevent complacency. I also think that a flashing light warning system around the tracks danger areas should be installed and used for all events. The accident at the end was totally preventable if a decent warning system had of been in place. I watched about 3 hours of it at various times and enjoyed the racing.  :D...wont mention the commentary and renaming of track areas.. >:(

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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2018, 09:20:41 AM »
the best racing this year was in the support class...

Fancy a Suzuki Swift flogging the Falcon  ;D    https://youtu.be/BnQP95aVv04
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2018, 07:26:13 PM »
the best racing this year was in the support class...

Fancy a Suzuki Swift flogging the Falcon  ;D    https://youtu.be/BnQP95aVv04
Entirely Doable  , a Suzie flogging a Found On Road Dead  that is F&^$ On Race Day    >:D
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2018, 07:57:41 PM »
the best racing this year was in the support class...

Fancy a Suzuki Swift flogging the Falcon  ;D    https://youtu.be/BnQP95aVv04

I drive a Suzi swift everyday to and from work. I can drag most cars off from the lights over the 1st 15 metres.

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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2018, 08:39:48 PM »
At the very least into 2nd gear      :'( :'( :'(             :cheers:
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2018, 09:19:07 AM »
Quote from: rags
I drive a Suzi swift everyday to and from work. I can drag most cars off from the lights over the 1st 15 metres.
sounds very much like the bloke that can blow off anyone in his Daewoo Matiz, but fails to say the people he beats were in the right hand turn lane, or still had a red light :D
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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2018, 05:42:53 PM »
sounds very much like the bloke that can blow off anyone in his Daewoo Matiz, but fails to say the people he beats were in the right hand turn lane, or still had a red light :D

The opposite, wife and I were sitting in her little Holden Barina (1.4 with auto) in the late 90's at a red light. Just sitting there on our way to the shops, as a married couple does on a Saturday morning.

Gweedo and his mate Pauly pull up next to us in his Shit box VH Commodore, looks over at us and gives it a rev.....

Light turns green, he drops the clutch, single spinner diff spinning one wheel only and he happily drags off a 1.4 auto Barina.

Wife and I still sitting there and piss ourselves laughing. He just beat a Holden Barina.

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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 05:49:48 PM »
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2018, 08:04:02 PM »


Fancy a Suzuki Swift flogging the Falcon 

Ability of the 2 drivers is unknown ??
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« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2018, 07:22:41 AM »
Always wondered why there isn’t a button that engages a set speed on the cars.
That way race control just hits a button and every car on the track no matter where they are drops back to say 60kph. If that was the case there would be no need for pace car. The racing would become fair because if you have worked your ass off for a lead the rest of the lack cannot close up under the pace car.
As soon as there was a crash that has potential to turn into a pile up it would slow every car down potentially stopping the pile up and potentially killing some stationary car being hit at race speed.

Race gap would stay the same until all cars are realised at the same time.
Surly this day and age we can come up with a safer better system than a yellow flag being waved that most drivers wouldn’t see anyway as they are to focused on driving line.

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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2018, 08:52:34 AM »
Always wondered why there isn’t a button that engages a set speed on the cars.
That way race control just hits a button and every car on the track no matter where they are drops back to say 60kph
so as you come flying through a corner section all power drops you lose your steering and 1/2 the field runs wide into the wall ???
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2018, 09:22:49 AM »
so as you come flying through a corner section all power drops you lose your steering and 1/2 the field runs wide into the wall ???

I think they could be smart enough to have a flashing light that would tell them they have 5 secs before power was cut !!
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2018, 09:37:38 AM »

On the replays you could see that the flag marshal did have the yellow flag out , but it was hanging limp . As soon as the AGM hit the parked up race car the same marshal started waving the flag big time .


Me thinks that they ( race controllers  or who ever ) need to vet the marshals a bit better .


When the car driven by Paul Morris pulled up with flames , the woman marshal was in no condition ( A little large ) to hop/jump off the wall and project  the contents of the extinguisher into the point of flame .
Gotta ask the question, are flag marshalls allowed to jump the fence in that senario? She may have been doing all she was allowed to do.
Given the fact that the top of the mountain there are several corners where the drviers are going into blind you do have to wonder if some drivers miss a yellow flag as they would be concentrating on the track ahead at that point. Theres been some big crashes over the years at that point, I think maybe some big yellow flashing lights before these sections would be a better solution. Sure wave the flags for a minor issue, but throw on the lights for a car stopped in the racing line on the blind corners

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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2020, 10:59:11 AM »
So who's getting up early tomorrow  :D
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« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2020, 12:52:44 PM »
So who's getting up early tomorrow  :D

What do you call early?  ???

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« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2020, 03:44:38 PM »
Sunshine staters will need to infront of the telly by 5am
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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2020, 10:03:28 AM »
Well that's not early, not for me anyway. That's a sleep in.
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2020, 04:37:12 PM »
Didnt watch all of it, just the first and last 3 hours. 12 hour race, and only 4 safety cars (mostly in the first couple of hours). Wish the supercars could manage that at Bathurst >:(

11 different manufacturers in the GT class, and cars actually based on the road going versions. 1950km's covered in the race, the equivalent of driving Adalaide to Brisbane in 12 hours.

Anyway, 11yo daughter cackled at who finished 11th & 12th  ;D
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2020, 05:18:38 PM »


11 different manufacturers in the GT class, and cars actually based on the road going versions.

I watched bits and pieces of it thru the day.
The top runners are called class A, and none of them are anything like a road going car...just like Supercars.
When they showed the destroyed Mustang from Saturdays practice smash it was very obvious......nothing out of a road car there !
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2020, 05:45:59 PM »
I watched bits and pieces of it thru the day.
The top runners are called class A, and none of them are anything like a road going car...just like Supercars.
When they showed the destroyed Mustang from Saturdays practice smash it was very obvious......nothing out of a road car there !

Granted, everything on the car is race specked..............but the Bentley GT3 that won at least resembles the Bently GT3 that can be bought https://www.evo.co.uk/bentley/continental-gt/14863/bentley-continental-gt3-r-review-price-specs-and-0-60-time
The GT3 cars are homoligated road cars that are in production, and I believe the race cars need to run on the road going chassis?
Top runners are GT3 cars in several catagories - Pro, Pro/Am, & Silver. Then there are GT4 cars, and then the Invitational catagory. The Mustang wasn't a GT3 car, it was racing in the "invitational" class.
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« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2020, 06:56:04 PM »
Granted, everything on the car is race specked..............but the Bentley GT3 that won at least resembles the Bently GT3 that can be bought [

Yep, the Commodores that race in Supercars resemble a Commodore as well.
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« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2020, 12:23:57 AM »
Yep, the Commodores that race in Supercars resemble a Commodore as well.
And those mustang supercars are a perfect copy too... ;D ;D

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« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2020, 05:47:13 AM »
And those mustang supercars are a perfect copy too... ;D ;D

Lucky they have "stickers" all over them. If they were bare, they'd look worse I reckon.
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Re: bathurst 12 hour
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2020, 08:29:36 AM »
Lucky they have "stickers" all over them. If they were bare, they'd look worse I reckon.

The real Mustang does not have that four letter word on them.   Designed to let the mustangs run free, not be hobbled by putting Ford on them.   Go figure
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« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2020, 09:22:15 AM »
Sunshine staters will need to infront of the telly by 5am

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