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Bathurst 1000

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Decenten, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Decenten

    Decenten
    Driver of the #73 Team OGMRZ Holden V8SC Premium Member

    Did anyone watch this crazy race. Longest green flag running was 25 laps of the 161. The start was quite slow but Whincup was the entertaining driver of the field, moving from 23rd on the grid to 5th within the first 14 laps. youlden driving #14 Lockwood Racing entry got stuck in the sand trap on lap 25 bringing out the safety car. After that all hell broke loose with another 9 safety cars, a red flag and a roll over following. The race was the longest in the history of the Bathurst 1000. Going for 7 hours and 58 minutes. Young gun Chaz Mostert and his co-driver Paul Morris took an unexpected win after starting last on the grid.

    Championship contenders:
    Whincup - 5th
    Winterbottom - 6th
    Lowndes - 10th
     
  2. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    Stunning finish!! F1 could learn a lot from this.
     
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  3. Decenten

    Decenten
    Driver of the #73 Team OGMRZ Holden V8SC Premium Member

    Agreed though I was a bit disappointed in that penalty that Lowndes got. He deserved it for the contact but really had no where to go as Winterbottom mad a mistake which slowed him up leaving Lowndes nowhere to go. This stopped a great 4 car fight for the win
     
  4. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    I turned it on just to see the race being red flagged. Did sleep for 45 min then. With every hour and all these safety cars I again slept a little.
    In the end I was glad it was over. For me the race was rather disappointing.
     
  5. Decenten

    Decenten
    Driver of the #73 Team OGMRZ Holden V8SC Premium Member

    It had an exciting finish though. Compared to f1 this race was bonkers
     
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  6. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    Yes this is true. I don't watch F1 much lately so I forgot about it. Advantage is you have equally balanced cars unlike F1. That makes for great racing.
    I didn't state exactly what I think: I was disappointed because I had been looking forward to it and was so excited especially as the recent races were so great.
     
  7. Decenten

    Decenten
    Driver of the #73 Team OGMRZ Holden V8SC Premium Member

    Yeah well minus the red flag it was like old Bathurst with 10 or so safety cars to keep the field close and many retirements
     
  8. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
    Did ye, aye? Premium Member

    Safety car due to kangaroo on track

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Onya Maaate!
    They run it in October beacuse the snakes are so bad in November.
    And usually the beers run out by then too.
     
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  10. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    Not quite on topic but I do love the Aussie V8 Supercars! Far more interesting than F1 to be honest, really need to watch it more often. It's just a shame it's not televised over here in rainy old Blighty :(
     
  11. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

     
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  12. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    0:30 That roar *drools*
     
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