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Post by Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:43 am

Christian Jones drove, because the other two Team Australia Drivers were unavalable. W Davison was a tad preoccupied on The Mountain, and W Power was testing in Europe.
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Post by Southernman » Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:02 pm

It's good to see NZ perform well inthe first two rounds of the A1 gp. :D

The points stucture favours consistancy.

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Post by Bundy » Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:42 pm

Southernman wrote:It's good to see NZ perform well inthe first two rounds of the A1 gp. :D
Not really..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:58 pm

Bundy wrote:
Southernman wrote:It's good to see NZ perform well inthe first two rounds of the A1 gp. :D
Not really..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
They are just continuing their tradition of excelling in international motorsport, Bundy. Don't forget where Bruce McLaren came from :lol:
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Dixon to follow Scheckter, Enge into A1GP?

Post by mlittle » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:38 am

According to news reports from Target/Ganassi Racing, current driver Scott Dixon could potentially race for his native New Zealand in some of the later rounds of the inaugural season of the A1 Grand Prix. The 2003 IRL IndyCar Series champion, who recently won at Watkins Glen(his first victory since Richmond--2003) has said, according to Autosport-Atlas.com that, barring any refusals from owner Chip Ganassi, that he would like to compete in at least two races, including the round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Dixon was a guest of A1 Team New Zealand at the EuroSpeedway for Rd. 2, where fellow IRL racers Tomas Scheckter(A1 S. Africa) and Tomas Enge(A1 Czech Rep.) raced over the weekend.
He said in the article:
I'd like to do some races. I think I'd probably do some races (where) I know the circuit, such as Laguna Seca, Monterrey(Mexico) and Eastern Creek(Australia). A lot of it still lies with Chip Ganassi, because I'm still contracted with them and Target, so it all lies in their hands, and we'll probably work that out over the next couple of weeks.
Dixon, if he gets the go-ahead, would join Scheckter and Enge in having competed in the A1GP. American racer Bryan Herta's name has also been floated, particulary concerning Laguna Seca, where he could pilot the A1 United States entry towards the end of the season.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:43 am

The New Zealand Herald stated that he will drive.
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Post by Southernman » Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:52 am

The New Zealand team have wanted Dixon to drive the American races, if available from the start.

There was also talk of Murphy driving in the Australian race. In my opinion that would be a big mistake as he hasn't raced open wheelers competitively for a long time.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:19 am

Southernman wrote:The New Zealand team have wanted Dixon to drive the American races, if available from the start.

There was also talk of Murphy driving in the Australian race. In my opinion that would be a big mistake as he hasn't raced open wheelers competitively for a long time.
They are doing a great job anyway. I would have thought Murphys bad back would have kept him out of single seaters these days :shock:
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Post by <T-K> » Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:05 pm

It has finally been confirmed that the South African race will be held in Durban(my home town) and it will be a 3.7km street race. :cheers:

We were issued plans of the track, and boy is it gonna be interesting, some of the corners are REALLY gonna test driver ability....
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Post by Ed » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:45 pm

Championship standings following the Australian Round (4th Round):

1 FRANCE 71
2 BRAZIL 52
3 SWITZERLAND 47
4 NEW ZEALAND 32
5 GREAT BRITAIN 30
6 PORTUGAL 27
7 AUSTRALIA 26
8 NETHERLANDS 26
9 IRELAND 23
10 MALAYSIA 23
11 CANADA 20
12 MEXICO 16
13 CZECH REPUBLIC 8
14 GERMANY 8
15 USA 8
16 JAPAN 6
17 SOUTH AFRICA 6
18 INDONESIA 5
19 ITALY 5
20 PAKISTAN 4
21 AUSTRIA 1

Next round: Malaysia - 20/11

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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:32 am

Japan will be looking for a new car, and possibly driver. That was one hell of a crash. :shock:
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Post by <T-K> » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:59 am

I missed the australian race (becuse it was at 04:00am local time)....but i woke up just in time to see the wreckage of the South African car :evil: .....i never saw what happened though, would anyone care to enlighten me?

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Post by <T-K> » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:00 am

Julian Mayo wrote:Japan will be looking for a new car, and possibly driver. That was one hell of a crash. :shock:
Did the driver get out ok??

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Post by Julian Mayo » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:09 am

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Julian Mayo wrote:Japan will be looking for a new car, and possibly driver. That was one hell of a crash. :shock:
Did the driver get out ok??
Major concussion n bruising was the last I heard
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Post by <T-K> » Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:01 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
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Julian Mayo wrote:Japan will be looking for a new car, and possibly driver. That was one hell of a crash. :shock:
Did the driver get out ok??
Major concussion n bruising was the last I heard
Did his car end up inverted and flying through the air, or just a heavy impact with the wall??? I cant believe i missed all of this.... :evil:

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