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Old 5 Dec 2007, 10:40 (Ref:2082007)   #1
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CCWS Off Season Thread

If the regulars aren't too opposed, I'll open an off season thread. Don't know where else to post some stuff.

An interesting read on Dillon Battistini's (and Ernesto Viso's) test with Minardi at crash.net.
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Although the grapevine suggests that Minardi will run both 2007 pilots, Robert Doornbos and Dan Clarke again next season, there has been talk of a potential third car, and Battistini is keen to add his name to the team's shopping list.
There's talk of a third car at Minardi? First I'd heard of it...maybe a different thread.
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Old 5 Dec 2007, 13:03 (Ref:2082137)   #2
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An off season thread is just fine but don't mention PAY DRIVERS!
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Old 5 Dec 2007, 13:14 (Ref:2082140)   #3
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More at Autosport's write-up on the Minardi test here. Thanks for the reply Mountainstar.
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Old 5 Dec 2007, 13:15 (Ref:2082141)   #4
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what are we looking at in terms of confirmed cars for next season?

and what are the current rumours on new drivers/teams?
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Rumours discussed elsewhere suggest PT might be pushed out at Forsythe.
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Old 5 Dec 2007, 15:33 (Ref:2082216)   #6
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Rumours discussed elsewhere suggest PT might be pushed out at Forsythe.
Isnít he on a long term deal?

That would mean a big contract pay off, not a good thing for GF
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He is on a long-term deal. I'm not sure what a payoff would be, likely have to be settled in courts. These suggestions apparently come from PT's mom.
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Well if that is true then that would be a blow to the series

PT is one of the characters in champ car

any solid news on where my fellow yorkshireman justin wilson will end up?
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Are there any rumours of potential new teams for 08 ??

we had a few jump up last year that didnt happen (Galles , Jensen)

I havent heard any new names yet.

and drivers too guys like Matos and Perara (sp) should get a run after good Atlantic form , so I guess we should be looking for those to to test soon as well (hopefully anyway , Matos especially as he has a nice cheque to take along , I know a Pay driver but a damm fine and deserving one )
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have I missed something?

whats the current situation regarding pay drivers?
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Old 5 Dec 2007, 19:48 (Ref:2082395)   #11
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Are there any rumours of potential new teams for 08 ??

we had a few jump up last year that didnt happen (Galles , Jensen)

I havent heard any new names yet.
They're gonna have to buy cars from existing teams...
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Ok, maybe I should have put those two lines the other way round....
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Old 5 Dec 2007, 22:16 (Ref:2082478)   #15
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I'm thinking it might be best for Tracy to drive in another team as the current situation doesn't appear to be working.
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