Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Rhys Gardiner, Jan 16, 2013.
What a teaser well done ha ha
Casey Stoner has confirmed his V8 Supercar plans for 2013:
Ah, feared he will replace one of the Vodafone guys, but it's just the development series.
Who'll be gone from the grid in 2013? Greg Murphy, shame, Shane van Gisbergen, shame. Anyone else?
I think it is all still being developed, so who knows what else may follow. I doubt we'll see too many more surprises. Certainly a shame re Murphy and Van Gisbergen, but I'd guess we'll see Murph in the enduro events, and I'd be surprised if van Gisbergen doesn't reappear in the future somewhere, if not in V8's. He is too good a talent to "disappear".
There are rumours that SVG will sign with Tekno
Confirmed! Too good to disappear so early.
Huh, what was all that commotion about then?
I think he just spoke without thinking! I guess when you have a bad time at one team you lose your enthusiasm a bit, and can't see the bigger picture. I'm sure he'll learn from the experience.
He did look like a cheap shot to leave the team to be honest... Tired of racing at 23 ? I don't buy it.
Hmmnnn!! Seems like SVG hasn't been totally upfront and honest hey.
I don't understand the politics behind the scene, but it seems a huge waste for SVG to throw away the opportunity of the SBR / AMG combo. Sure, it may take a season or two to hit the top, but the combo has huge potential.
Probably a favourable short term money offer went on somewhere with SVG (behind Ross Stone's back) is my guess.
It is a bit low of SVG, whether there was an agenda or not. Whichever way you look at it, he made a big thing out of leaving V8s and being tired of racing, only to say "oh, I've changed my mind - sorry about that!"
Not impressed, and him signing up with a whole new team while doing so seems fishy...
Regardless of this story with SBR and SVG, I'm looking forward to the new season. New cars, new manufacturers, new sponsors for top teams, new teams etc... Alot of unpredictability but should be good fun as always.
The V8's is one of my favourite series. And it's gradually becoming better known outside of Australia. We get delayed highlights in the UK on Motors TV, which although has inferior picture & sound quality to the native broadcasts, still gives us a decent insight into the most exciting touring car championship in the world. (and cleanest too, i wonder what the V8 stewards would make of the BTCC?! ) The sight, the sound, and the competitiveness of the field make it unmissable for any motorsport fan. WIth all the new stuff coming this season it just makes things even more exciting. Does anyone know of any live streaming becoming available for 2013?
I think one day i'lll be paying a visit and catching one or two events. I believe there's a little race around a mountain or something? Might be worth a look...
Ditto Ross. V8s are the only motorsport I follow, apart from WRC. Fun, on and off track , and brilliantly produced.
That mountain thing you mention sounds kinda dull though.
Yeah, not a patch on Knockhill- the scottish equivalent of Mount Panorama!
These are all of the cars that have been revealed so far, to my knowledge:
CS Racing Jeld-Wen (Alex Davison):
Ford Performance Racing:
Dick Johnson Racing:
Garry Rogers Motorsport (Alexander Premat):
Holden Racing Team:
And a teaser of the SP Tools Mercedes:
And look what Auto Action managed to grab!
Noes, what have they done of the FPR liveries...
That Merc ain't looking very pretty as well.
Davison's car looks good though.
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