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Post by Julian Mayo » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:05 am

With the late start to the season, courtesy of some sporting event taking place in Melbourne, the silly season just gets sillier. There are muted rumblings that all is not well in the d#$% Johnson Racing camp. Word is that Steven johnson has lost his race engineer of many years, Leigh Geyer. Apparantly he was not the only "spannerman" to walk out the door rather suddenly.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:07 am

sigh, bloody censor. in the above item that would be D ick
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Post by Julian Mayo » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:17 am

And so it continues. With Mark Larkham selling to Craig Gore there are 3 drivers for the two seats.
David Besnard was under pressure to perform last year, and may have done enough.
Craig Baird is seen as a solid performer by the team.
Bargwana wanted to chase a drive with FPR at the end of last season, but was convinced to stay with Larkham.He will be a tad miffed if he misses out, to say the least.
The ramifications of the sale go further, however.
Britek were in negotiation with Glen Seton who was axed by DJR. Word is those talks have stalled. Boss Chris Jewell now says " we have to assess what is right for us" (Auto Action). Hmmmmm.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:12 pm

d#$% Smart has joined Paul Morris Motorsport as Crew Chief in their V8Supercar title bid.
d#$% is one of the guru technicians who engineered the championship winn ing bikes for Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi at Honda Racing Corp.
Is Paul preparing a secret weapon for this years V8Supercar championship?
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:14 pm

That would be D ick.....and D ick. Bloody censorship :evil:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:18 am

Stone Bros Racing have already announced the driver line up for the Sandown and Bathurst Enduros this year :shock:
James Courtney is to be partnered with Glen Seton.
Russell Ingall is to be partnered with Luke Youlden. (Again)
Young Luke did a fine job last year, and Russell is said to be very happy with his appointment.
Will this be the year that Glen's Mountain Hoodoo finally relents and he tastes victory at Bathurst ? Glen has had most misfortune that Mt. Panorama can throw at any one person surely. It must be time that the Motor Sport Gods of Bathurst finally give the guy a break.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:28 am

And so it goes on..........WPS racing, (incorporating Mark Larkham Motorsport) have dumped Craig Baird and David Besnard, both of whom will now race in the Porsche Cup, and may get a drive with WPS in the enduros.
Replacing them are Jason Bargwanna and Max Wilson

Bargs car will carry the familiar Orrcon signage, And Wilson will have the WOW sight n Sound sponsorship.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:34 am

News that will shock many.
Jeff Grech, seen by many as the mastermind behind Holden Racing Team, and Mark Skaifes, many victories has been outed. Holden Racing Team is now owned by Tom Walkinshaw Performance Group.
Their manager Craig Wilson confirmed the split, saying " we are undergoing a restructure....that position is now redundant. " Read into that what you will !!!!

due to restraints in his contract it is unlikely that Grech will be seen with another team for some time.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:42 am

Following on from the success of Yvan Muller, who is unavailable this year, Betta Electrical are again looking to Euro drivers to partner Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup in the Enduros this year.
After testing drivers at Qld Raceway last Thursday, Allan Simonsen, the Dane who has punted Ferraris here with a lot of success looks set to partner Lowndes.
Richard Lyons, a 26 yr old Irishman and 2004 Formula Nippon Champ will likely partner Whincup. He has extensive experience with Rear drive cars, from the Japanese GT series, with the factory Nissan Team
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:39 pm

Steve Ellery has been grabbed by Morris Motorsport/ Sirromet for the enduros. :lol:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:30 am

Jason Richards has signed a contract extension til '08 with Tasman Motorsport. Jason has been with the team, run by Greg Murphy's dad, Kevin, since its inception in '04. There is no word about his teammate Andrew Jones.
Greg is rumoured to be unhappy with his present team.
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Post by <T-K> » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:56 am

Quick question.......Has a Seth Effrican ever roped a drive in the V8's?

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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:21 am

<T-K> wrote:Quick question.......Has a Seth Effrican ever roped a drive in the V8's?
Not to my knowledge.
Australians
Brazilians
Belgians
Canadians
Dutch
English
French
Germans
Kiwis
North Americans
Malayan
Scots
Swiss

Nup, not as far as I know.
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Post by <T-K> » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:39 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:
<T-K> wrote:Quick question.......Has a Seth Effrican ever roped a drive in the V8's?
Not to my knowledge.
Australians
Brazilians
Belgians
Canadians
Dutch
English
French
Germans
Kiwis
North Americans
Malayan
Scots
Swiss

Nup, not as far as I know.
Guess we're just not V8 material :?

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Post by Julian Mayo » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:34 pm

The only way an overseas driver gets a ride in'em is to be well connected & have a hell of a good record n reputation. These things are not easy to drive. :lol:
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