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Postby Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:04 am

This is the thread for info on driver/team changes for 2006.
Gossip welcome, confirmed news more so!
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Postby Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:10 am

Mark Larkham, owner of Orrcon Racing, has confirmed the he is extending the contracts of Jason Bargwanna and Mark Winterbottom for the 2006 season.
This removes the speculation that Winterbottom could step into the Ambrose seat at SBR. He is under contract to SBR, and on loan to Larkham, and is to remain there for at least one more season.
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Postby Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:29 am

Tony Longhurst has bought the franchise of Team Dynamik and will re-establish Longhurst Racing in Queensland for 2006 with a 2 Car team.
Team Dynamik will continue to field a 2 car WOW entry for the remainder of 2005.
Who will drive the Longhurst cars in 2006??????
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Postby Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:33 am

Who will drive the SBR "Ambrose" car in 2006?????
Guesses welcome.
The person who guesses correctly will get.........................to feel really good about themselves for a little while.
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Postby <T-K> » Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:56 am

Our South African papers said that tod Kelly is moving to Triple888 racing next year.......Is this true? or is it hogwash made up by the sports editor to fill up some space????? :?:

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Postby Julian Mayo » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:43 am

<T-K> wrote:Our South African papers said that tod Kelly is moving to Triple888 racing next year.......Is this true? or is it hogwash made up by the sports editor to fill up some space????? :?:
Tod is staying where he is for the next season at least. (So far, anyway, he has signed a contract). I believe Ford were pursuing him a tad vigorously, but to the best of my knowledge no team was actually named.
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Postby Julian Mayo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:35 am

A name that has just been floated as a replacement for Marcus Ambrose is that of Jason Richards. Following his fine performance at Sandown. and outstanding effort at The Mountain, the off-contract Kiwi is rumoured to be the target of more than one high profile team, including SBR.
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Postby Julian Mayo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:47 pm

Steven Ellery has been dumped by Triple 888 racing. Or to put it in a similar vein to Roland dane, Team principal,...they are not renewing the option for Steves services next year, while acknowledging his skill and expertise.
Still sounds like he has been awarded the DCM to me :(
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Postby <T-K> » Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:30 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:Tod is staying where he is for the next season at least. (So far, anyway, he has signed a contract). I believe Ford were pursuing him a tad vigorously, but to the best of my knowledge no team was actually named.
So i should not believe the papers then....??
Julian Mayo wrote:Steven Ellery has been dumped by Triple 888 racing.
Does that not leave open a space which could be filled by...oh ...i dont know...maybe tod kelly......we all know that its not that hard to get out of contracts these days....

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Postby Julian Mayo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:36 pm

Interestingly the only team that could afford to buy out Tods contract would be triple 888.......but why would Tod leave a team that has just provided him with a Mountain taming car ? Mind you, Skaife is not the easiest Ego Team Boss ( ETB) to drive for........... I think I need an Aspirin. :?
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Postby <T-K> » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:52 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:but why would Tod leave a team that has just provided him with a Mountain taming car ?

$$$$ :shock: $$$$$

can u think of a better reason??..... :wink: 8)

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Postby Julian Mayo » Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:31 am

<T-K> wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:but why would Tod leave a team that has just provided him with a Mountain taming car ?

$$$$ :shock: $$$$$

can u think of a better reason??..... :wink: 8)
Integrity, honesty, pride in oneself, loyalty, loyalty to the fans who buy the team merchandise with his name on it, nah, can't I really, sigh :cry:
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Postby <T-K> » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:03 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
Integrity, honesty, loyalty,
Ah....words not normally associated with racing drivers..... :lol:

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Postby Julian Mayo » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:31 am

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Julian Mayo wrote:
Integrity, honesty, loyalty,
Ah....words not normally associated with racing drivers..... :lol:
Wonder why DC and Webber are continually circling each other, like young bull v old bull ?
Perhaps because they are very similar characters, and are possibly the only two drivers who would recognise any of those words :shock:
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Postby <T-K> » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:50 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
<T-K> wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:
Integrity, honesty, loyalty,
Ah....words not normally associated with racing drivers..... :lol:
Wonder why DC and Webber are continually circling each other, like young bull v old bull ?
Perhaps because they are very similar characters, and are possibly the only two drivers who would recognise any of those words :shock:
Uh....I'll take option B ...


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