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Old 31 Aug 2017, 02:56 (Ref:3763084)   #1
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Blow to Nissan Supercars future??

Speedcafe report that Richard Emery, the greatest champion of Nissan's involvement in the Australian series has left the Japanese marque and replaced by Canadian Stephen Lester formerly of Infiniti.

Emery departs Nissan Australia
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Old 31 Aug 2017, 03:03 (Ref:3763086)   #2
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definitely increases the concern. but the two year commitment was also a concern
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Old 31 Aug 2017, 04:12 (Ref:3763097)   #3
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Old 31 Aug 2017, 06:58 (Ref:3763104)   #4
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Even if they do withdraw, hopefully we will see them allow Kelly Racing to keep the altimas for now
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Old 31 Aug 2017, 12:21 (Ref:3763146)   #5
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Even if they do withdraw, hopefully we will see them allow Kelly Racing to keep the altimas for now
Sure, but why should they if the Commodore (mainly the engine) is more competitive. Nothing wrong with a Commodore cup, or indeed a no-manufacturer cup should Holden follow the trend and also withdraw.
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Even if they do withdraw, hopefully we will see them allow Kelly Racing to keep the altimas for now
Where would the incentive be to keep developing the Altima's, rowing their own boat without any support?

Much easier to get a Commodore which would be in a full development swing under Triple 8 and go from there.
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Sure, but why should they if the Commodore (mainly the engine) is more competitive. Nothing wrong with a Commodore cup, or indeed a no-manufacturer cup should Holden follow the trend and also withdraw.
The Altima has given most commodores a run for its money in a good season, 16. Even this year they are beating more established Holden teams, BJR, Walkinshaw, and of course, LDM. The Altima isn't slow as such, its just getting the right set up on the new tyres, which a number of people have battled to do, even Lowndes.
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The Altima has given most commodores a run for its money in a good season, 16. Even this year they are beating more established Holden teams, BJR, Walkinshaw, and of course, LDM. The Altima isn't slow as such, its just getting the right set up on the new tyres, which a number of people have battled to do, even Lowndes.
Mr Ingall has driven in combat the works HRT Commodore, PRA Falcon and NisMo Nissan the last couple of years, and his view has always been the Nissan has the weakest engine across the relevant usuable power range of the 3 brand models.

In whose lifetime has Altima won any VASC series in the 5 years of the CotF history?

We have 3 Commodore VASC series wins, Falcon 1 series win, and this year still to play for.

Anything less than challenging for a championship in a parity formula is underperforming surely? Especially for a works team!
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Anything less than challenging for a championship in a parity formula is underperforming surely? Especially for a works team!
Certainly! One could argue the case for concessions for the Nissan outfits, or at least ballast to be added to the Fords and Holdens!
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Certainly! One could argue the case for concessions for the Nissan outfits, or at least ballast to be added to the Fords and Holdens!
No you couldn't. You could tell the team to do a better job.

If 888 had those cars, would they be winning?
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Whether you judge this program by wins,podiums or Altima sales it has been a bust.Could not figure out why they stayed after 2016.
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Certainly! One could argue the case for concessions for the Nissan outfits, or at least ballast to be added to the Fords and Holdens!
Concessions?

Already happening.

Most of the mental refuelling rules are to try and level the field for the Nissans, especially at Bathurst

And they only won at Winton in 2013 thanks to a jungle juice fuel concession.

BTW Have still NEVER seen a single Altima on the road. Ever
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Concessions?

Already happening.

Most of the mental refuelling rules are to try and level the field for the Nissans, especially at Bathurst

And they only won at Winton in 2013 thanks to a jungle juice fuel concession.

BTW Have still NEVER seen a single Altima on the road. Ever
I remember seeing somewhere they could have given every Australian Altima buyer a $6000 cash back instead of the spend on the Supercar program.
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I'm pretty sure their spend on Supercars is more than $36,000.
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