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Old 20 Apr 2009, 03:54 (Ref:2445161)   #1
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 04:07 (Ref:2445166)   #2
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Not surprised really.

Don't think that James had the pace to really take it to Jamie but he could have applied a lot more pressure if Notso hadn't been in the way.

Notso has been around long enough to know the deal and that he was not on the lead lap and in between 1st & 2nd. Don't know what was going on with him.

Maybe Notso intends to be the new Morris?
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 04:44 (Ref:2445176)   #3
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Anything written by James Phelps I disregard as the accuracy shown in his reports is somewhat limited.

In the latest one in the Courier Mail, he has Rick Kelly driving a Falcon.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 04:47 (Ref:2445177)   #4
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The real problem in the Britek garage seems to be in the engineering suite.

The broadcast yesterday suggested that Mr Bright and his Britek squad were using SBR hardware, in the car and the preparation package, yet were choosing to go their own way with setup and development of the suspension of the car

To have Mr Skaife describe the #25 car as "Evil" suggests how well the engineering component of the Britek package is working out.

The most logical thing for Mr Bright to do would have been to be a full SBR customer, including engineering input.

You only have to see how a PCR or a DJR are going with their customer cars, fettled on their own.. they are competitive, and quick, but not winners, regardless of any fantasy Mr Courtney may have invented in the article above.

If the stories are correct, and Mr Bright's deal with Fujitsu is up for renewal at season's end, there will be some significant pressure on this driver to maintain the brand in the media spotlight, with a hope of renewing the deal.

The loss of other sponsors, like Coffey Ford, Penrite, Westrac CAT, Encore, Ford etc etc seem to be a symptom of some bigger problems out Britek way.

Still having the 2 old cars, a shed full of leased equipment, as well as the shed itself, unused, does not bode well financially for this squad
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 05:06 (Ref:2445186)   #5
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i agree with most that JC didn't relly have the pace to beat Whinky but Brighty who is experienced should know to get out of the way.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 05:18 (Ref:2445189)   #6
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Anything written by James Phelps I disregard as the accuracy shown in his reports is somewhat limited.

In the latest one in the Courier Mail, he has Rick Kelly driving a Falcon.
when half the story is actually quotes it would be hard to stuff up. and given what i saw on, and yelled at, the tv yesterday, i think Courtney should be praised for finally keeping his composure somewhat and not spear Bright into a wall somewhere, thus earning a drive through or similar and costing a podium. i say clap clap to JC. if he had gotten past Bright, sure he may not have had the long term pace, but who knows what a little bit of pressure may have done to Jamie, and with the tightness of the track, one slip back to 2nd could have meant he had to hold station. he didn't have the pace in the right spots to get past too many cars (including the DJR mobiles) before his pit stop
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 05:41 (Ref:2445196)   #7
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Courtney must be having a laugh, surely the bit that decided the race was the fact he was not quick enough to stay with Whincup, plain and simple.

Bright was just a bit-part in the whole thing, and seemingly now an excuse for not finishing higher than what i thought was a well-driven 2nd place.

Have drivers forgotten that lapping cars at the right time and place was once a skill?
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 06:14 (Ref:2445203)   #8
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when half the story is actually quotes it would be hard to stuff up....
I think the point others are making is that this writer has taken a non-story and tried to make it one, by using spin and emotive language.

i.e. "After snatching second place, Courtney slammed Bright for denying him a chance of beating fierce rival Jamie Whincup."

If you read the quotes from James, it's nothing unusual.

When a driver says;"'the team had to tell me to keep calm", it should be remembered that some drivers need to be told to breathe... so describing it as "JAMES Courtney needed to be subdued by team officials..." is rather over-doing it.

Personally, I see nothing wrong with having a story like this in a main-stream paper, and don't think we should be discouraging the exposure, no matter how fake and manufactured it is.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 06:20 (Ref:2445205)   #9
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The real problem in the Britek garage seems to be in the engineering suite.

The broadcast yesterday suggested that Mr Bright and his Britek squad were using SBR hardware, in the car and the preparation package, yet were choosing to go their own way with setup and development of the suspension of the car
Are you sure it will continue to be this way when Bright jumps into an FG? I can't see how the #25 could have been using setups from the #9 or the #4 when they've been running a different model car...

It hasn't all been beer and skittles for the Yatala crew so far this year, but they've got all three of their cars in the top dozen in the championship, which shouldn't be overlooked.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 07:37 (Ref:2445222)   #10
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I kind of liked the way F1 handled the safety car a few rounds ago, waving on the lapped runners

Would of brought 1 and 2 closer together in this case, making for a better finish

Whincup still would of smoked him though
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 10:28 (Ref:2445343)   #11
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I think we should at least have a Nascar "Lucky Dog" arrangement to spice things up. Brighty would have been waved through in that scenario.

Granted, I am a devoted Brighty supporter, but if James truely thinks Jason was responsible for him not beating Whincup, he is kidding himself.

And what was the incident with Tander, the article spoke of? Anyone have any more details on that one?
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 10:52 (Ref:2445367)   #12
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Much ado about nothing - but I suppose any motorsport news in a daily is OK.

So Brighty didn't pull over to let JC (or others) past? Whincup had managed to pass Bright and pull a decent gap. That gap disappeared when the SC appeared, but despite getting a 5 second or so gap eliminated, Courtney wants to whinge that it wasn't enough, and he wanted Bright to wave him through. All it needs is better use of (and obeying of) the blue flag.

BTW, I thought James Courtney drove better than he ever has previously in Supercars yesterday - but does anyone apart from JC really think he had what it needed to take it to the 888 #1 car?.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 11:39 (Ref:2445410)   #13
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It has taken James three seasons, some wrecked cars to complain about others. What ever DJR have put into his water bottle can I have some?
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Old 21 Apr 2009, 06:40 (Ref:2446055)   #14
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I don't believe it quotes Courtney as saying Bright was responsible for him not winning, only not being given an opportunity to have a crack.

And the reporter gets flamed for stretching the truth and manipulating comments
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