Touring Cars 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

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  1. 05XR8

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    Yeah, Brown looks like a good fit for the series, as he's spread across Erebus, HMO and his S2 program. Not knocking Hazelwood at all. We see what he can do. Brown almost seems like a cross between Reynolds and Anton.
     
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    There is only one problem at MSR - $$$ They can't nail down a title sponsor with enough budget.

    That's not a problem that is exclusive to that team, look at how many names have been wrapped on Percat's car.

    What I like about Hazelwood & MSR is what they've been able to achieve on so little funding.
     
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    They've got nothing to lose. I mean, most teams use the Commodore. So, it's probably not a secret how they achieve their speed.

    No doubt, it would be lovely if many teams took the time to make similar videos. Cool stuff.
     
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    Damn that is sexy
     
  7. Spacegoat

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    Disappointed that it isn't black and gold but man, it does look good.
     
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    That's one the best liveries on the grid. But now we have 7 Mustangs...:scared:
     
  9. 05XR8

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    Makes me wonder if this is why Todd is holding onto the Altima
    https://www.goauto.com.au/news/niss...positives-in-tough-2019/2019-08-13/79544.html
     
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    Alsonso, maaannnn...(I know why he won't though).
     
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    Wowie, this is a nice surprise. Pumped to see Rossi in a Supercar.
     
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    I don't know how I feel about this. I'm sure they're great drivers but Supercars is not kind to newcomers. Being thrown into a touring car after competing in open wheelers would be an enormous shock to the system. At least Jack Perkins and Warren Luff have been around racing Supercars for a few years; they know what to expect. I really fear that these two will stuff up any chance Walkinshaw may have at a podium.
     
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    There were Mika Salo and Wil Power, that have raced V8SC at Bathurst and the GC, respectively. I was skeptical of Earl Bamber as an unknown, but a good driver, no matter the discipline, will get their head around these cars. It'll mainly depend on how good the WAU cars are. Ekstrom really showed how good he was in a T8 Commodore. That's a big difference to running in a Tekno or, back then, LDM machine. We'll see.
     
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    Hinchcliffe has driven a Supercar before (albeit the previous generation). Rossi is an absolute gun driver but I'm not sure how much experience he's had outside of single seaters. Think the biggest issue for the both of them is going to be the track itself. Especially with only two or three days of testing under their belts before the race.
     
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    As they say in the video, it’s a no-brainer.
     
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    Good job by Randle, in Practrice 2.
     
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    Tickford should promote him next year regardless if Mostert leaves or not. He looks like the real deal.
     
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    Yeah, as much as I'd love to see Simona in a better car, Tickford have missed the mark with Lebrocq and Jacobson. Don't let this kid wait another year.
     
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    I'm waiting until after qualifying when everyone has had a serious go on decent tyres before passing judgement.

    Until next year's new tyre rules come into play, Practice times are muddied by who's running what & what their objective target is.
     
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    While I share your thoughts on not passing judgement just yet, at events like this one practise two is much more important as it gives that direct route to Q2 and saves the use of a set of greens, so pretty much everyone has a crack at the top ten times. P1 and P3 are more when the times are muddied.
     
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    Thanks for clearing up some of the mud, I didn't know that was the format for this round.
     
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    It will be interesting to see where everyone stacks up after a night of debriefing. Both Penrite Racing cars, a T8 customer car, three BJR cars, two Nissans and a rookie, all being faster than the factory Holden squad screams ''we haven't got our heads around the single spring yet'' to me.
     
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    At this stage(whole year really) I'd just like to see good racing. Good scraps, side by side, corner to corner racing. That's what V8s always been known for. This is how I've felt lately:

     
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    Nice day out here in Tailem Bend. The clouds look a little menacing though. :scared:

    Update: received a text message informing us that our GA tickets have been upgraded to one if the grandstands!?
     
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    I wouldn't mind if VASC reverted to TCM. Make Group N just under that. Just keep TCR, S5000, Radicals, F3 and all the other stuff.

    Look at that. RX-2s, Bluebirds, Toranas, Mustangs, Minis.
     
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    They look pretty empty on TV, perhaps that's why?
     
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    Yeah, that was our thinking. We chose the Turn 18 stand and it’s only half full with qualifying coming up shortly.