Sports Cars 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12HR - Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by R1600Turbo, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. 05XR8

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    The irony of a timed race going time certain. :lol:
     
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    This is why I think the Supercar races that don't have a distance attached to them, should be timed races.

    The people calling for the clock to be stopped yesterday, fail to see the fact that a 12 hour race can only run for 12 hours. Not 12 hours & xx minutes.
    As also happened yesterday, if a race has to be stopped & a resumption is unfeasable, then call it just as they did.

    It would've been a sham & tokenism to the max for the officials to resume the race for a last lap or two dash for honours.
     
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    The decision to declare the race early was justified. I know it robs us of a spectacular finish but these things happen. There was too much rubbish on the track and it would've taken quite a while to clean it all up. Still, at least Whincup wasn't given a chance to win. The crash is scarily similar to this one during the 2008 Bathurst 1000 practice:

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  5. R1600Turbo

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    My be so sure to finish the race at exactly 12 hours when they didn't even start it at zero?
     
  6. Pete05

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    For clarification:

    A timed race see the leader shown the Last Lap board the first time they cross the start/finish line AFTER the countdown clock hits zero.
     
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    Yellow lights like you see at NASCAR speedways could work.
     
  9. Pete05

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    That's what they installed at the crest before McPhillamy Park following the race stopping pile up in 1981.
     
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    Also very similar to the DVS crash that claimed Mark Porter's life in 2006. Good thing that both the Audi and the Merc are LHD.