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Old 19 Apr 2009, 07:07 (Ref:2444351)   #1
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V8 09

New v8 rules are rubbish why can't they just leave it alone.
it feels like nascar racing now.just about the whole field has 888 cars and WP.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 05:43 (Ref:2445197)   #2
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Agreed but its been going that way for a while, and seemingly will continue in that fashion
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 08:14 (Ref:2445232)   #3
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the "can't beat them, join them" saying can definatly be applied in V8's.
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Old 21 Apr 2009, 09:55 (Ref:2446179)   #4
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The biggest joke of the year was the qualifying drama.

Cameron Levick came out after Adelaide and said under no circumstances would qualifying formats be reviewed before mid year & couldnt see it changing in 09.

A week later it changes and will likely change again.

The lack of anything happening on track at round 2 is also a concern
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Old 21 Apr 2009, 11:16 (Ref:2446226)   #5
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New v8 rules are rubbish why can't they just leave it alone.
it feels like nascar racing now.just about the whole field has 888 cars and WP.
There was a time - not so long ago, that I made a bet with a friend of mine whilst we were standing at Forests Elbow on Thursday practice.

I said to him " I'll be you I can tell you which team car is coming by the engine noise". He looked at me and said, ok , not believing I could do it.

Now back then, there were a few Perkins customer cars that sounded the same, so of course , all I could say was "Perkins Engine" , but pretty much everyone else had a unique noise.

If you tried to do that these days, you'd have no idea - the only cars that sound different are the Kelly Commys which sound more like Mazda rotaries then V8's!
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Who cares? They are cars driven by talented men. They race. Some crash, most don't and someone wins. It isn't difficult really.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 05:17 (Ref:2446753)   #7
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I think the problem would be rectified if there wasn't as many street circuits. Apart from Adelaide, which is fairly wide and has a few passing opportunities, there are very limited overtaking opportunities on street circuits. I'm sure Winton will be a bit better.
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 01:04 (Ref:2448283)   #8
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If you tried to do that these days, you'd have no idea - the only cars that sound different are the Kelly Commys which sound more like Mazda rotaries then V8's!
They sound great, but I wouldn't liken them to rotaries.

Wow... rotaries in the country's premier motorracing series... A man can dream!
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I think the problem would be rectified if there wasn't as many street circuits. Apart from Adelaide, which is fairly wide and has a few passing opportunities, there are very limited overtaking opportunities on street circuits. I'm sure Winton will be a bit better.
Winton and passing opportunities dont often get mentioned in the same sentence
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 08:05 (Ref:2448414)   #10
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New v8 rules are rubbish why can't they just leave it alone.
it feels like nascar racing now.just about the whole field has 888 cars and WP.
New rules bad, old rules good. Ok, i get that.

What new rules are bad, and what old rules should not have been changed?

And what on earth has Triple 8 and WP got to do with the rules? Bearing in mind the best 09 Holden team is not a WP team.
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 10:46 (Ref:2448528)   #11
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Who cares? They are cars driven by talented men.
Looking at the number who buy there rides in the series these days I am not sure they are that talented
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New rules bad, old rules good. Ok, i get that.

What new rules are bad, and what old rules should not have been changed?

And what on earth has Triple 8 and WP got to do with the rules? Bearing in mind the best 09 Holden team is not a WP team.
Apart from the engines...
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 09:55 (Ref:2451425)   #13
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Winton and passing opportunities dont often get mentioned in the same sentence
They do by me Mick, there are plenty of places to overtake at Winton, people just have to good enough to do it.
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 12:36 (Ref:2451556)   #14
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I hope there is plenty of overtaking over the weekend. Otherwise I'm gonna look like an idiot...
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