Touring Cars 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

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  1. Pete05

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    It seems as though T8 have to engineer some SVG grade suspension parts - just so they can withstand a thrashing when he’s on a charge.

    They will probably end up slightly heavier, but if they get him to the chequered flag first instead of a DNF, that’s gotta be worth it.
     
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    Know the failure was in a different place but isn't Pye driving SVG's car from last year? What a weird coincidence. :crazy:

    Really felt for Pye. First the control arm and then getting caught up in De Pasquale's spin. He had absolutely no luck.
     
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    Mostert is my lord and saviour.:lol:

    Maybe not, but he's the one to make Walkinshaw great again. Getting used to a new team must be hard, but it definitely didn't seem that way on track. I guess you could say that he's restored my faith...
     
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    Trying not to get my expectations up too much. But it's a promising start and getting a result so early in the season probably takes a little bit of the pressure off. Hopefully they can continue to improve.
     
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    Heh I'll try to get down there if I can.
     
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    Now Scotty is also confirming the issue with the Gurney:
    https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/mclaughlin-expecting-mixed-up-grid-agp/

    They should've known, even I did.... last friggin year :rolleyes:
     
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    You could definitely tell Courtney wasn’t too happy with the situation last week. He might’ve been smiling but it was pretty transparent.
     
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    Adderton probably has something to do with that, given what he did to GRM. Clearly a clash between JC and management, and with Courtney's ego that was never going to end well!
     
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    Sounds like it's that more than anything else. Boost were only there as a personal sponsor of Courtney. Don't think they had much say in things.

    Can we get rid of Tekno and have GRM back, please? :lol:
     
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    With all that GRM have on their plate with TCR & S5000, I don't think they'll be missing Supercars, or rushing back anytime soon.
     
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    Shame. It would nice to have them in place of the Tekno trainwreck.
     
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    This.

    They have situated GRM perfectly. Courtney could jump back in a formula car and TCR easily. Use that Boost sponsorship for both and he still gets to race at Bathurst(potentially) in an enduro, TCR and S5000.

    Yeah, I feel like Webbhead said he'll drive the car every now and again, with JC in the passenger seat.
     
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    So out of curiosity, what happens if Team Sydney pull out entirely. Or if they don't get a replacement for Courtney?
     
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    It’s a $300k fine per REC if you don’t show.

    It’d be cheaper to donate the drive to anyone qualified, with strict instructions to start the race & return to pit lane on lap 1 so they can park the car.
     
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    VASC could learn something from Super Taikyu
     
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    Webb can "hire" himself I guess :lol:
     
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    I thought it was $300k too but according to Mark Fogarty, and he's normally pretty accurate, it's $150k. Perhaps Supercars has changed it?
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    Webb has certainly made a name for himself. He's his own worst enemy. This from MF as well;
    https://autoaction.com.au/2020/02/29/team-sydney-on-the-skids
     
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    Ok, thanks for that update.

    I remember when John Faulkner failed to show at Winton (for reasons I can't recall), he was fined $300k & was never seen again. RECs taken back, cars, everything sold.

    I can see the future for Webb looking very similar to Lucas Dumbrell. Much like Lucas, he only has himself to blame for being a tight arse & failing to update his cars.

    The photo of their pit on Friday in Adelaide, showing SVG 97 from 2015 only reinforces this. :rolleyes:
     
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    I remember Betty saying they'd have a hefty fine if they couldn't get the E63s or their converted Commodores, ready in time for the first race.
     
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    Courtney is going to be on RPM this afternoon. Who knows how much detail he'll go into though.
    Just going off his attitude at the Gold Coast event last year. That does not surprise me at all. I bet Le Brocq is having a good chuckle at all of this.
     
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    That blister on Courtney's foot was nasty.:yuck:

    Anyway, not much news we didn't know.
     
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    Just read some news on the Cadillac CT4. Wonder if there could be a case made to race that here. It'll probably live longer than the Camaro. So, if GM are still looking to export models, in their speciality branding to Australia, I feel it could work.
     
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    Team Sydney committed to fielding two cars for the season with a replacement for Courtney to be announced "in due course", according to Jonathon Webb. Pither is set to stay with the team, despite reports otherwise.
     
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