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Old 1 Dec 2002, 08:43 (Ref:440377)   #1
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What happened Neil?

Wow, I was amazed to see Crumley's attempt at a Paul Romano and would like to congragulate him on a perfect 10 . Was the last thing I would expect a driver of his experience to be responsible for, especially with it being his last race in the series.I'm hoping he had a throttle problem or some other mechanical failure, as it looked like he was giving Richo a lil payback for holding Craig up. What do you lot reckon ?
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Old 1 Dec 2002, 08:58 (Ref:440380)   #2
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odd move and you just dont think of Cromley doing that on purpose , but it sure looked liked it , and boy was richo upset, I dunno what happened but if that was his intentions then it worked perfectly.
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Old 1 Dec 2002, 08:59 (Ref:440382)   #3
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Until I hear otherwise I will seriously consider a brake failure - simply, to me at least, that's what it looked like.

I don;t think Neil is capable of thinking 'This is my last race at 00 - might as well leave them a present...'
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Old 1 Dec 2002, 10:03 (Ref:440396)   #4
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well, i think it also could have been a throttle problem, he was going quite well wasnt he? if that was his best showing for a while, i doubt he would have done that on purpose....and besides, he does seem very professional in everything he does......a little slow though.

But it looked like a bloody hard hit too, at the pace of that part of the track is, he must have had a lot of throttle, and hence, maybe a throttle problem

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Old 1 Dec 2002, 10:09 (Ref:440398)   #5
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Had to be either a driver error or failure, I doubt very much a hit that hard was deliberate.
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Old 1 Dec 2002, 10:31 (Ref:440415)   #6
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But what happened to Crompton after he retired? He seemed to disappear. Nobody knew where he was. Maybe too embarrassed to speak
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A pretty sad way to potentially end a career. I'm quite sure that it wasn't deliberate.

Either I'm very perceptive or I've got a hell of an imagination, but it appears to me and apparently no-one else, that at the time immediately prior to the impact, Richards was braking hard and early because of a traffic jam ahead of him, which Cromley would not have been able to see in his unsighted position.
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Old 1 Dec 2002, 10:55 (Ref:440424)   #8
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Had to be either a driver error or failure
Without seeing it, I'd also like to blame it on driver failure
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David,

I think the end result will be a combination of everything - although Steven was in traffic, Neil was carrying a lot of speed and passing cars beside him.

Crash - think you may be wrong on this one - if it had been ROmano I might agree, but Neil has been around and kept his nose clean for too long for him to have this sort of brain fade. Suggest you get hold of a tape and have a look at the incident before passing judgement on this...
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Im not passing judgement, but I'd sure like to know what a 'driver failure' is

Note to self: Foxtel replay is on an hour earlier than advertised!
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That's only cos you're in QLD
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Old 1 Dec 2002, 11:17 (Ref:440441)   #12
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I remeber once reading a article on Neil Crompton and they asked Brad Jones about him, Jones said "Cromley is one of my best mates and a hell of a quick driver but he will never be a top notch racer cause Neil isnt a big enough C***"

Maybe Crompton has finaly decided to start dishing it out..............

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Could be worse- could be in WA. It seems every man and his dog went to the cricket, but they've been dudded out of two days play!
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Oh did the poms win did they?
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I think they fell down like a sack of **** and gave up in the end...
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I think David has it right.

Cromley is very quick and doesn't hit people on purpose.
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Old 2 Dec 2002, 00:54 (Ref:440836)   #17
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After seeing the replay a couple of times, no matter what happened, he sure didn't miss him!
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A pretty sad way to potentially end a career. I'm quite sure that it wasn't deliberate.

Either I'm very perceptive or I've got a hell of an imagination, but it appears to me and apparently no-one else, that at the time immediately prior to the impact, Richards was braking hard and early because of a traffic jam ahead of him, which Cromley would not have been able to see in his unsighted position.
imwith you on that one david, i think crompton was trying to get back past richards & wasnt concentrating on the traffic, didnt expect the ensuing traffic jam
i dont like richards hes like skaife so i had a good laugh
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I really hope Crompton gets a good drive for the endurance races. I don't know why but I would like to see him get at least one Bathurst win in his career
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It would have to shut up a lot of knockers.
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I've still got this recollection from a couple of years ago at Bathurst when Seton had a problem which put them a lap down. Crompton went out and was the fastest man on the track, setting blistering lap after blistering lap. The man is a VERY good driver. The fact he went to America and creamed them in the American Touring Car Championship in his first year is often forgotten.
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What year are you talking here?
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I think the American thing was 1997. As for the Bathurst thing - no idea. It's just a vague recollection.
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Looking at 1998's results (assuming this is the year you mean), whoever was in the car between laps 140 and 150 set the fastest laps of the race for the No 5 car BUT between laps 70 and 80, the times were only 1-2 tenths off this time as well - so assuming the same driver at that point in time.

Timing data that is available does not say who is in the car unfortunately.
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1998 Bathurst was when the EL blew a power steering hose whilst leading and I think that he got in and went on to unlapped himself(probaly with the help of a saftey car)
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