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Old 2 Feb 2021, 20:43 (Ref:4033111)   #1
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Big Changes at the House of Eights

888 changes announced today:

J-Dub retiring from full-time driver in 2022 to become 88 Team Principal and Managing Director.

Roland stepping down as boss.

Tony Quinn buys a chunky stake of 888.

Who will replace J-Dub - there'll be a heap of "look at me" moments from drivers over the coming months no doubt.

J-Dub considering co-drive but nothing decided yet. Personally think that could be a mistake if he's running the team.

Q & A on the changes at 888.

Big news, although it has kinda been hinted at for some time. I guess after as many titles as Jamie has won, there's an element of "what's next?" going to enter his thinking. Having Quinnie on board is a very big deal IMHO - he's very successful, very clever as a businessperson and cuts through the bull very effectively.
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Old 2 Feb 2021, 20:46 (Ref:4033113)   #2
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It's all terribly curious indeed!
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Old 2 Feb 2021, 23:16 (Ref:4033137)   #3
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Is it cynical of me to think this announcement was ready to go, but they waited until Energy Drink competitor Monster revealed their livery and then flooded the news markets with the various stories to drown out the livery reveal?
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Is it cynical of me to think this announcement was ready to go, but they waited until Energy Drink competitor Monster revealed their livery and then flooded the news markets with the various stories to drown out the livery reveal?
Or maybe T8 wanted to get their own livery reveal, new sponsors announcements and Bathurst lineup done and dusted prior to releasing today's news.....
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I think when Jamie retires, that will be it no co-driving duties in Supercars, maybe a slim chance of a Bathurst 12 hour drive.
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I think when Jamie retires, ...maybe a slim chance of a Bathurst 12 hour drive.
I'd reckon it was more maybe dabble as a team to run a car?
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Old 3 Feb 2021, 07:16 (Ref:4033165)   #7
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I think when Jamie retires, that will be it no co-driving duties in Supercars, maybe a slim chance of a Bathurst 12 hour drive.
Difficult to be chief cook & bottle washer, and drive the team bus at the same time. Question also sits around his Bathurst copilot and whether he returns after this season... rust catches up with everyone eventually...
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Difficult to be chief cook & bottle washer, and drive the team bus at the same time. Question also sits around his Bathurst copilot and whether he returns after this season... rust catches up with everyone eventually...

Also odd that Jess is doing TV for the opposition
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Another in a long list of canny moves from Mr Dane.

Must admit I had been expecting a more prominent role for Roland's daughter - the soon-to-be lawyer Jess.
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Were Miles and Dumbrell asked to sell their shares, or was it voluntary?

I thought Roland's bestie The Dude might have got a slice of the action.

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Old 4 Feb 2021, 06:52 (Ref:4033362)   #12
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Nice little marketing ploy by 888, lot's of extra dollars in Jdub merchandise sales, imagine the queue for autographs at each round and more publicity for the team at each round from various media outlets.
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