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Old 1 Dec 2017, 05:58 (Ref:3784479)   #241
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...other than vast amount of signage that had to be placed and low priority for labelling a gate as 1 (or 2 or 3 or whatever).

There were maps up around the place and surely anyone who came in via one entrance would at least know how to get back to that place for exit?

I'm struggling to understand the problem GTR?
I saw one map, as i was leaving on sunday

I was great suprised they didnt open up the track after the races to let people out
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Old 1 Dec 2017, 06:41 (Ref:3784484)   #242
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I saw one map, as i was leaving on sunday

I was great suprised they didnt open up the track after the races to let people out
I saw a few maps around - didn't count them though so can't provide an idea of how many.

They did open the track up for people to walk up Wharf Street, think King Street too.

I'd suggest too many gates and too much risk management to open up the whole track.
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Old 1 Dec 2017, 09:11 (Ref:3784498)   #243
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...other than vast amount of signage that had to be placed and low priority for labelling a gate as 1 (or 2 or 3 or whatever).

There were maps up around the place and surely anyone who came in via one entrance would at least know how to get back to that place for exit?

I'm struggling to understand the problem GTR?
A group of 10 not from Newcastle, asking them to meet at gate 1 when it doesn’t say Gate 1, and them asking (several) yellow jacketed volunteers along the way where Gate 1 was, and being told the wrong information... more than once... there was hassle and additional walking that didn’t need to be there.

It was sorted primarily only because they found a police officer and asked him..
There were plenty of them around at the weekend.

Easier when you are there, can pin the location, and use the technology to bring you back there the next day...
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Old 1 Dec 2017, 18:51 (Ref:3784607)   #244
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Old 2 Dec 2017, 02:57 (Ref:3784659)   #245
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A group of 10 not from Newcastle, asking them to meet at gate 1 when it doesn’t say Gate 1, and them asking (several) yellow jacketed volunteers along the way where Gate 1 was, and being told the wrong information... more than once... there was hassle and additional walking that didn’t need to be there.

It was sorted primarily only because they found a police officer and asked him..
There were plenty of them around at the weekend.

Easier when you are there, can pin the location, and use the technology to bring you back there the next day...
Most likely security in the yellow hi viz vest rather than event volunteers.
All event volunteers and race officials have a little handbook with circuit layout maps included - I am suprised that security didn't have the same booklet or unfortunately chose not to check the map.
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Old 2 Dec 2017, 07:28 (Ref:3784693)   #246
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Ignores of course the 3 errors made by his pilot...
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Old 2 Dec 2017, 08:35 (Ref:3784699)   #247
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”It took 3 penalties to beat us..” - Mr Story

Ignores of course the 3 errors made by his pilot...
I would say 4 errors (the 4th being letting lowndes up the inside)
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Old 2 Dec 2017, 09:35 (Ref:3784706)   #248
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I would say 4 errors (the 4th being letting lowndes up the inside)
I'd add a fifth.

The celebration after the Saturday race.


I can't help but feel they thought that they had done all they needed to do.
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Old 2 Dec 2017, 10:38 (Ref:3784709)   #249
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I'd add a fifth.

The celebration after the Saturday race.


I can't help but feel they thought that they had done all they needed to do.
I had wondered that too.

The year ain’t over til the last lap of the last race and all penalties are tallied & issued.

Inexperienced at this level?
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Old 2 Dec 2017, 10:39 (Ref:3784710)   #250
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Only just got around to watching the Sunday race, really no hurry once you know the outcome, great race. There's one thing that I don't seem to see though.

If all that went down was just and fair and all the officialdom decisions were correct, what happened with the Blanchard incident.

After clearly punting Blanchard into a half spin and the tyres to make the pass, Lowndes shouldn't have even been a contender at the end.

Did I miss something?

Wouldn't it be a 15sec time panalty at least.

They even replayed it but it didn't get a mention at all.
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I'd add a fifth.

The celebration after the Saturday race.


I can't help but feel they thought that they had done all they needed to do.
They were celebrating the Teams Championship Win, not the Drivers Championship!
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Old 2 Dec 2017, 22:14 (Ref:3784802)   #252
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They were celebrating the Teams Championship Win, not the Drivers Championship!
Either way, it released some of the pressure
Plenty of time to celebrate that the next day
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Old 3 Dec 2017, 00:57 (Ref:3784829)   #253
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Been a while since the team have been in the race for the title at the last round & of course 1st time for the pilot.
They’ll probably be right for it another time.
Of course, the title is more than one weekend & given their pace, DJRTP arguably should have won it before they all arrived for Newy.
Plenty of lessons for 2018 & no doubt 888 will be working hard to get pace back.
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Old 3 Dec 2017, 02:29 (Ref:3784841)   #254
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My thoughts exactly.

Too many silly mistakes over the course of the season, and not always capitalising on their sheer pace. An inconsistant team mate wouldn't have helped either.

Triple Eight weren't perfect though, but they made fewer mistakes and SVG played a much bigger part in Whincup's championship, and not just last Sunday.
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Old 22 Dec 2017, 12:15 (Ref:3788687)   #255
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Sorry to dredge this up but I just rewatched Newcastle and it is such an awesome bloody track. I think maybe my general hatred of street circuits/championship drama clouded my initial viewing but after seeing it again I'm really starting to appreciate it.

I'm happy to stick the boot in when it suits so it's only right to give credit where it's due. Amazing job to all involved. The layout was just wild and I felt still produced good racing, better than some permanent facilities. The panning shots were stunning. I've been to Newcastle a lot through work and I just never saw it as a beautiful city, boy has that opinion changed.

Massive undertaking is an understatement. And who ever had the foresight/balls to build a mini Monaco/Baku style circuit deserves a medal. What a risk, but jesus did it work
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