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Old 16 Jun 2019, 10:37 (Ref:3911749)   #1
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Macauley Jones

Macauley Jones seems like a lovely young man but I can't help but think he needs more time behind the wheel - any wheel - to make any progress.

Very rarely has a non regular race winner stepped up from a lower category into a higher category and gone on to be a regular race winner.

Perhaps the biggest exception in world motorsport is Jimmy Johnson, but that is a story for another time.

An argument could be made that no driver could win in a BJR car, but can Macauley get the car further up the grid?

If motor racing is a confidence game, then what better way to improve ones confidence than to race at the pointy end of the grid.

The week before Darwin a small number of Supercar drivers, but a somewhat larger number of drivers that could be considered Macauley's peers even if they are racing in lower categories, raced in Aus GT or TCR.

Would it not be prudent to get Macauley behind the wheel of a GT car, TCR of even Porsche GT3 challenge?

Get laps at the front of the field, gain some confidence and dare I say enjoy some racing with a lot less pressure.

I mentioned on another post that the best thing that could happen to him is to be kicked out of the nest, but failing that at least let him fly on his own every so often.
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Old 16 Jun 2019, 10:55 (Ref:3911774)   #2
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I can't imagine that car has the latest bits on it, or the smartest boffins in the bunker.

He's had some horrendous luck this year and last, which would certainly knock the confidence about.

It'll be interesting if he lands at GRM next year, given his Boost connection, amid a supposed reshuffle...
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Old 16 Jun 2019, 14:22 (Ref:3912154)   #3
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Not a great record.

I think its BJR or Bust !
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Old 16 Jun 2019, 22:11 (Ref:3912288)   #4
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I think its BJR or Bust !
M. Jones out, ex-MSR T. Hazelwood into the Cooldrive racer IMO!

The BJR cars clearly have some pace, so a better driver should do the trick to get the Blanchard Racing machine in the top ten!

M. Jones can go back to Super2 or to TCR.

The key is to not short change the Blancard Racing vehicle, a prized BJR customer machine, by having a non-competitive driver in it!
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Wasnt it being tossed around at one stage that Blanchard's sponsors were keen on being in a mustang?
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I can't imagine that car has the latest bits on it, or the smartest boffins in the bunker.

He's had some horrendous luck this year and last, which would certainly knock the confidence about.

It'll be interesting if he lands at GRM next year, given his Boost connection, amid a supposed reshuffle...
You'd have to think that the subconscious mind must be having serious self-doubt over the braking ability of the car. That can't be helping when you're searching for missing tenths.
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Wasnt it being tossed around at one stage that Blanchard's sponsors were keen on being in a mustang?
Isn't Blanchard the key Blanchard sponsor?
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Maybe it was the Petronas link, but I thought it was mentioned that a Mustang might be key to a future deal being done.
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If things don't turn around, maybe he'll end up getting the Andrew Jones treatment
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uhuh.....a few more crashes would destroy the confidence and the career I would think. Early days yet for sure but testing times.
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Maybe it was the Petronas link, but I thought it was mentioned that a Mustang might be key to a future deal being done.
You can understand why they are looking at that scenario !!!
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