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Post by surferofthemind on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:04 pm

It was a great finish. So close by the front runners. The final laps were awesome to watch. Great drive by FPR and Red Bull, kept me on the edge of my seat till the flag.

My pick for drive of the day goes to the #10 car (yeap, the XBox ONE entry). Has a wildcard entry ever finish so high? Both drivers did very well to finish in 10th considering it was Eckstrom's first time here. To see them lead so many laps was unexpected but awesome to see.

40 days to go... Looking forward to having a run at the Mountain.

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Post by Mitch on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:12 pm

Wraps to Ch7 as well, there was only around 40 ad breaks. Wankers. soapbox 

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Post by NoRecoil on Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:49 pm

gave up on lap 40 watching it on channel 7.
spent 14.95 and watched it on V8live stream, hearing Aaron noonan chat was a welcoming change from Matt White


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Post by Dektra on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:01 pm

Turn 10 car would have done better if it rained. I cave confidence in "The Power Of The Cloud"
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Post by sempeR on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:47 pm

Just finished watching the race again. What a battle. 72 laps to the flag without a safety car... Fantastic! Finally, the great race iv been hanging for!
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Post by Sly Dux on Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:15 am

Yeah was EPIC!! Never seen so many cars scrambling all over each other in the final stint. Good on frosty for taking out the win whincup definately made him earn it. Highlight of the day= Ekstrom throwing it up the inside through the kink (several times the crazy son of an unmarried woman!!) and lowndesy's patience paying off after tander got past. Best race i've seen since last year! Razz 
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Post by TEEROY 34 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:45 pm

NO PIT STACKING FINALLY F*CKING YYYEEESSSSS!
way to go Frosty, great drive! hard earnt win and one for the Factory Ford Team to enjoy after not winning since 77.

What a great race to watch, those last 30 laps were great to watch, someone please put a hitman on Brighty, hes been a circus all year and likely cost Tander and Lowndsy a shot at P1-2, they were looking menacing and lost it whilst dualling with a 1.5sec lap slower car with BOC (can now change to DIC) anyway great race once again?Championship getting even better!
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Post by sempeR on Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:53 pm

Hahaha yeah I was raging at Bright too
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Post by TEEROY 34 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:08 pm

Rage was exactly what i was experiencing with him, he did the same earlier in the race also, just has no idea of racing room at all, he drives his supercar like the local truck driver with a its my road mentality, has done all year and last year
Hes useless and should join Ingall at end of year in retirement.
sorry just he really pissed me off yesterday hahaha
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Post by sempeR on Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:49 pm

Gander and Lowndes would've hooked onto the back of whincup and Winterbottom, imagine that race!!!, but that's motor racing Smile
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Post by TEEROY 34 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:56 pm

A few good bits of info coming off the V8SC site
this one on the XBOX/T10 car and their awesome effort. if they didnt flat spot that tire late in the race these guys were likely to grab 5-6th i reckon.
http://www.v8supercars.com.au/news/not-a-scratch-on-xbox-wildcard

and theres a few bits on the Bright/Tander saga thats ongoing, Brighty is just a d*ckhead imo.
He whinges every round about someone who cant pass/or is going too hard to early/or is too inexperienced to drive around him.....hmmm the common denominator is Jason Bright, every time. Think it was Russell Ingall who best summed it up as i have above (he did this last season if i recall correctly)

http://www.v8supercars.com.au/news/bright-takes-tander-s-advice

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Post by sempeR on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:02 am

SP tools to be major sponsor of hrt next year
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Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:25 am

Chaz Mostert confirmed at FPR. Will Davo leaving FPR for Erebus to be confirmed soon.



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Post by Sleuth 101 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:53 pm

Got my tickets for phillip island, weekend and paddock pass, pretty stoked as won them in the coates hire thingy, cost me 55c in a text..

Ironically last year we were moving house and had booked the trailer from Bunnings, turned up to collect trailer and it had been hired out to someone else and not put in there book, so after a bit of a standoff and still holding my tongue  with the politeness level the manager was called, so asked them to get me another trailer from somewhere else so coates hire it was, paid bunnings price for a bigger better trailer and went into the draw for the coates hire thingy, and won the tickets to which ever V8 we wanted, given phillip island was nearing summer choose that one.  Looking forward to it just not the crowds but hey be my first V8 event I've gone to, tho have been to Hidden Valley but that was for something else.
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Post by sempeR on Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:18 pm

Crowd's arnt that large down at PI, I believe it was only two years ago when dad went down, he parked the car up against the fence and watched from the front seats down at Siberia
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Re: 2013 V8 Supercars Discussion

Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:13 am


Mattias Ekström gives his thoughts on 2013 and the future

Audi’s Mattias Ekström has had a mixed 2013 in the DTM. No discussions.

However, seventh in the DTM drivers’ standings does not tell the full story; disqualification from the Norisring after taking Audi’s first home victory around the streets of Nuremberg in 10 years is probably what will characterise the Swede’s 2013 DTM season.

To show the impact the disqualification had on his campaign, had Ekström been able to keep his Norisring result – his first victory since Valencia 2011 – then he would have ended the year third in the drivers’ standings.

However, this is motorsport. People don’t look back, especially Ekström, who in his own words, is “not a guy who liked history at school.”

A few days after the Hockenheim DTM season finale, then, TouringCarTimes caught up with the Swede to talk about what else he’d been up to in 2013; most notably his first outing to the Bathurst 1000 where he partnered up with fellow DTM driver, BMW’s Andy Priaulx. The pairing competed as Triple Eight Racing’s ‘wildcard’ entry and finished an outstanding 10th behind the wheel of the xBox One liveried Holden Commodore.

In addition to his adventure Down-Under, Ekström spoke about his plans for 2014, Volvo Polestar’s entry to V8 Supercars in 2014 and how he was (partly) responsible for Andy Priaulx’s strong performance at Hockenheim.

Despite having an up-and-down DTM season, outings at the Spa-24, trying his hand at RallyCross and finishing 10th in his first crack at the Bathurst, all prove the Swede has lived up to his life-motto: “go hard or go home.”

TouringCarTimes: So, let’s talk about the Bathurst; how was it and what did you make of the cars?

Mattias Ekström: The engines are nice because they’re pretty powerful and the cars themselves are also very well built. If I had any wishes, it’d be to reduce their weight a little and make them more agile. The downforce level is not so high and that’s what makes the racing so good because you can drive close together. The grip is pretty low, so that also contributes to good racing. It’s pretty easy to make a mistake and it isn’t easy to drive one of those cars on the limit all the time without getting into trouble. It could be a flat-spot, or oversteer or understeer or even if you get something wrong with the tyres when you get on the power. It’s pretty difficult to nail a brilliant lap, because the car is always moving around a lot.

TcT: How is it different to your DTM car?

ME: You know, when you go and have a flyer with a DTM car on new tyres and on low fuel, that’s a really nice feeling. When you get a V8 and with ‘greens’ on as they say, it’s nowhere even near the same feeling, because in the DTM you have massive downforce, wide tyres and carbon fibre everywhere. That feeling over one lap basis is very, very different.

TcT: Why did you say you enjoyed driving the V8 more?

ME: I like very many different types of sports, but what makes it really good for me, is when you can be close together and fight for small things and still you can make a difference as a driver. There will always be, no matter whether it’s DTM or F1, one limiting factor with the cars or the rules. In F1, very often the limiting factor is the tyres and the driver; ‘how good is the tyre, how good is the driver? How much time is he spending in the race taking care of this? And when the tyres are new, you don’t have to take care of the tyres?’ Then that means it’s up to the car and the driver.

If you put the responsibility on the driver, I believe the championships are going to be more exciting because if you can make a difference when the tyres are going off, that’s good.

DTM is very close in lap-time, but not in race time, so this means you can’t drive as close in the race situation as you can in a V8 Supercar. I prefer race-time close more than lap-time close, but with lap-time close like in the DTM with the downforce, it isn’t so easy to stay behind. The lower the grip and the less downforce you run, it’s easier to follow the guy in front.


TcT: So less grip and downforce would bring out more driver skill?

ME: Everyone discusses that Europe has the least in terms of how much power a race-car has. I mean, look at NASCAR and V8s, they’re running pretty much more power, around 630 or 650 bhp in V8s. I don’t know how much exactly, but it’s 600 and above.

Then in NASCAR you have 800 and above! I can say really our V8 engine isn’t really suited to handle that, but Europe has always been the least of everywhere in terms of power.

I remember some time ago there was one race driver who said “I will stop racing when my road-car has more power than my race-car.” I think that was J.J. Lehto. But seriously, where is the golden balance; where is the golden middle point where it’s not too much or not too little power?

I think in my world, V8s have probably hit the sweet-spot with their cars, their regulations, and their market. When you can see there are four-million people watching the race, and 23-million living in the country, you have to say somehow that that formula has worked to their market. No discussion.


TcT: In light of Hans-Werner Aufrecht’s comments, what do you think is the best way to improve the DTM show?

ME: I don’t think new rules or regulations are needed, so it’s just a matter of tweaking what we have. I think sport needs to give good value to make people like it, and sport has to be entertaining. Motorsport is one of those things where people want to see overtaking.

They want to see some mirrors fly off, they want to see some scratching, some guys ending up in the wall, a little crash. They want to see some guy, like it or not, being a bit aggressive. They want to have someone being a little bit of a character who says what he thinks.


TcT: How are things looking for 2014? Could you be tempted by split programme between V8s and a GT programme with Audi?

ME: Seriously, I think I have some meetings to have, and then we’ll see what happens. I’m just considering my options at the moment; thinking about having my meetings with Audi and some others. Firstly, I need to figure out where I can perform well and secondly, be happy and all this and that. I think it will take some weeks to find out.

TcT: Is that contact with other DTM teams or in other series?

ME: For sure I mean Audi! I’ve had great time with them over the years and there’s nothing bad there, but on one side I feel that everyone who knows me knows my living standards of ‘go hard or go home.’ Also, everybody who knows me knows that even if it’s the last lap, I’m not going to give up until the chequered flag drops.

But I will say that in terms of my career, I’m starting my last laps. I mean not the very last, just the last. It could be one, three, five or 10 laps, but they definitely aren’t the first…

I’m definitely going to give it my all, so it will be maximum attack until I stop. I have my personal target that I want to end my race career with a #1 on the car.


TcT: Does the idea of Volvo going to V8 Supercars next year appeal to you? You’re Swedish, Polestar is Swedish, so could you be tempted if the right offer came?

ME: When I was in Australia, I met Christian Dahl from Polestar and for sure we spoke about the plans and ideas they had. On the other side, it hasn’t been on my mind since I left Australia because it’s not been that long since I left, only around a week. It’s been a pretty busy time in my life over the last six weeks, so I haven’t really had time to think of everything that’s come across my mind in that time. I’m going to have a little time to sit and relax a little bit, but as I said, the main goal is to end with the #1 on my car.

TcT: What was Mount Panorama like to drive?

ME: What was really special for me was that it’s green everywhere. It’s like driving a rally, because you have no run-off on 90% of the circuit. A bit at the bottom part, but at the top there’s nothing. There’s one run-off, so if you make a mistake, you pay a big price. It’s gonna hurt. The first time I went up to Skyline and then down into Forrest’s Elbow, I had no idea in the world how steep that is! It’s so steep and the cars are pretty heavy, so you have to push pretty hard. When you go down to Forrest’s Elbow, you’re like “wow, we’ve finally made it!” Then you go up the gears and the cars are accelerating massively. At that point you’re pushing about 297 kilometers-per-hour going into The Chase. I haven’t ever managed to cross the 300 kp/h barrier in a Touring Car yet, but I was so close at Mount Panorama because we went to 297, and that’s quick. They’re quite mechanical, and for sure, you have some aero on the car, but that speed is really quick.

TcT: Did working with Andy Priaulx give you any help when you shared the car at the Bathurst?

ME: It was really nice to get to know Andy as a person. I knew him before, but if you get to work together, that helps. From a driving aspect, I don’t think I learnt so much from him. It was mainly more about how race at the Bathurst, but you can see he’s a pretty intelligent racer because he doesn’t crash very often.

Going back to the pure driving aspect with the car, the only thing I learnt was “don’t left foot brake if you’ve driven with right foot braking for your whole career.”

The team asked me to Right-Foot-Brake and it was horrible, I just couldn’t do it. I went back to Left-Foot-Braking and it was okay.

Then I said to Andy: “hey, if you’ve been left foot braking in DTM, that’s why you’re so bad”. He said: “really, you think so?” I said: “sure, if you’ve been feeling in your DTM car like how I felt for two outings at Queensland Raceway, then I can understand why you aren’t performing. If you go to Hockenheim and Right-Foot-Brake, then you’ll have the best weekend of your life.”

Then what happens? Off he goes to Hockenheim, gets in to Q4 and gets his best results of the year.


http://www.touringcartimes.com/2013/10/25/mattias-ekstrom-gives-his-thoughts-on-2013/



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Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:38 pm




"I don't know what happened there. I just plucked it in first, gave it some jandal and f@# yeah!" ~ Scott McLaughlin
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Post by TEEROY 34 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:48 pm

what a classic, not sure if you guys saw him hit canto in the nuts with the Armor All mascots hammer hahahhaa
Hes a funny fella, stuffed up his burnout tho, needs to win a few more i reckon, was glad to see him finally get the monkey off his back.

Some great results across the field for the likes of Ingall, Holdsworth, Kelly and a few of the also ran drivers.
..and its possibly the first time EVER ive felt bad for James Courtney. Im actually starting to like the guy as he slowly loses his "Im Awesome" persona. Felt really bad for Greg Murphy possibly his last chance at winning a V8 race, drove a great race as did JC.
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Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:44 pm




"I don't know what happened there. I just plucked it in first, gave it some jandal and f@# yeah!" ~ Scott McLaughlin
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"I don't know what happened there. I just plucked it in first, gave it some jandal and f@# yeah!" ~ Scott McLaughlin
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Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:36 pm

FAAAAAAAark JC is a very very very lucky boy. V8Supercars, It's about time to make safety cells mandatory.



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Post by Sleuth 101 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:15 pm

Had an Awsome day there with the kids, was some explosive racing and the JC accident was horrific to watch, the tyre puntures at the end of straight was hold your breath stuff, still pi$$ed at Frosty and yep he done it again!!

My daughter goes for Redbull Racing and got a poster signed by Lowndes and Whincup, a picture with both drivers and also her Redbull hat signed by both drivers, oh she also had a flaming seagull sh!t on her brand new hat before signing, Lowndes is like that's good luck..

My adopted son goes for HRT, he also got his HRT hat signed by Tander and Courtney, I also must admit was never  fan of JC but when meeting him in person he is a really nice bloke who gives of a feeling of being 'real', also the way he handled my son was awesome and took the time out to do so in Paddock, thanks JC  he is a champ and hope all is well and be cheering for him also from now on.

Oh also managed pics with the kids and V8 girls and fujitsu girls to!! nearly forgot to focus the kids in tho!!

Top day and super entertaining, kids loved it, pocket didn shirts hats with red bulls inflated price tag in comparission.
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Post by NoRecoil on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:35 pm

Han shot first.

just like Lowndes turned down of Frosty, replay from front on shows it. neither car is running wide till lowndes trys to take the normal apex and shuts the door on frosty - no biased either from me as id be happy if either Crage or Mark one the cup this year..... Just not Wincup


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Post by TEEROY 34 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:53 pm

VERY LUCKY INDEED!! wow g;ad he is OK
and well prob the biggest brainfade ive ever seen at the half time point. Why would you, no points for winning at that point,your both on the front row ???? they both shouldve been smarter there.
No action from the review at all????
anyway gotta love it when its this tight at the top, yelling at the tele like its the footy GF haha
Should be good tomoz
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Post by TEEROY 34 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:11 pm

Wow what a championship duel we got this year, bloody epic!
Yest races were fantastic, its tight at the top!
GF at Sydney!
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Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:31 am

TEEROY 34 wrote:Wow what a championship duel we got this year, bloody epic!
Yest races were fantastic, its tight at the top!
GF at Sydney!
cant wait
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Post by TEEROY 34 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:44 pm

NICE CLARKO!

should be a real doozy.
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