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Postby jacfan » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:07 am

Julian Mayo wrote:James Courtney is imho the best driver in V8Supercars........the massive shunt when a part broke on the Jaguar F1 in testing stopped his F1 aspirations......but I think the guy has won every class he has competed in, world wide :shock:
I don't know enough to say that I think he is the best, however I do think he is a very good driver.
As for the best well that IMHO is hard to say. I think Peter Brock was definitely the best for many many years. I happen to think Lowndes is a great driver and a few other names come to mind too. :D :D :D
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Postby Julian Mayo » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:15 am

jacfan wrote:
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jacfan wrote::oops: :oops: Didn't get pole right.
Rah did :clap: :clap: :clap:
Congrats Rah. :cheers:
The rest of your picks look okay.
The Clipsal has been won by the last driver on the grid,tho.
Several drivers have had to be carried from their cars over the years. Courtney fainted last year.....I think it was S Owen last year, who ever so gently drove in to the wall, unconscious......the high octane fumes lie low between the walls, and track temp can be in the low 50degC range, which is forecast for this weekend
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Postby Julian Mayo » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:25 pm

Race one of the Season '07 has been run and one.
Remarkably, for a street circuit, there was not one safety car intervention. That would have thrown some teams planning into disarray....I daresay a couple of cars were on fumes at the end.
Postions after Race 1.
Tod Kelly
Courtney
Whincup
R kelly
Winterbottom
Tander
Murphy
Ingall
S Johnson
Bright
S Richards
Canto
Lowndes
Skaife
Bargwanna

The rest were out of the points.
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Postby Southernman » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:34 am

As much as I would like to comment on the first race, I haven't seen it yet. :cry:

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Postby Julian Mayo » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:59 am

In the points after race Two
First fifteen were
R Kelly
T Kelly
J Courtney
Ingall
Whincup
S Johnson
Skaife
S Richards
W Davison
Tander
Lowndes
Holdsworth
Jason Richards
Bright
McConville.

Both the SBR drivers "buzzed" their engines by a thousand revs or more in the closing stages.
The new Holdens seem very kind to their tyres.
The in-car camera showed Skaife was having to work hard all weekend.
By contrast Courtney seemed to have all the time in the world.
A pretty fair weekend for Bright, first time out with his own team.
DJR seem to have picked up their game well, Steves car is carrying a lot less weight.
FPR have work to do.
By mid-season the Holdens are going to be hard to beat, anywhere.
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Postby Southernman » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:39 pm

I did get to watch the first race. I only got to see news highlights of the second race. The fact that there were no safety cars in the first race was a mixture of luck, good driving, luck, drivers not panicing when things went wrong and luck.

It did look like there were big crowds for both races.

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Postby Julian Mayo » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:14 pm

Record crowds, and a 25% increase in TV audience, I believe :clap: :up:
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Postby Julian Mayo » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:50 am

TV Audience figures show an increase of 34% Saturday, and 46% Sunday.
Our Sport continues to grow :clap:
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