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Old 1 Mar 2021, 08:30 (Ref:4037545)   #16
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Personally I preferred the Bathurst event to the Adelaide 500 although Sundays race was pretty ho hum. Definitely the commentary Team needs a bit of fine tuning though. Does Skaife have to mention how fast they are going so many times ? Compared to most racing categories Supercars are quite slow.
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Old 1 Mar 2021, 08:52 (Ref:4037550)   #17
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Compared to most racing categories Supercars are quite slow.
A glance at the lap records at most Australian race tracks would suggest that there are many more slower categories than there are faster categories than Supercars.
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Old 2 Mar 2021, 00:24 (Ref:4037779)   #18
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It was almost as though Crompton was taunting those that wanted to replace him over the off season.

And when Skaife shortened "cumulative" to "cume" Crompton followed suit shortly afterwards.

Crompton was a breath of fresh air in 1981 - 40 years later it is probably time to go.

Is there any other TV sporting commentator who has been at it for as long?
Interesting thought. It did come across as very deliberate. I heard him say it maybe a dozen times, and never once used another proper term like "race fans".

I heard that abbreviation also.
Is it that the talking heads are just looking for different terms to use for no other reason than to avoid repeating the same old words (the ones that are correct!) ?
Lowndes repeats the same old lines and then follows up with "As I just said, the xxxxx". He is in his 2nd year now, no improvements.
And I'm sure all of this is standing out due to the series themselves carrying on all thru the off-season about their fresh commentary team and graphics update.

Had to laugh at Larko and Seamer pal'ing it up on the mountain during one of the shootouts. Hey Larko, he clumsily fired you a few months back, remember?!
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Is there any other TV sporting commentator who has been at it for as long?
Bruce McAvaney, but he is across multiple sport telecasts
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Had to laugh at Larko and Seamer pal'ing it up on the mountain during one of the shootouts. Hey Larko, he clumsily fired you a few months back, remember?!
What, you don't believe Seamer goes up on the mountain with the boys for beers (once the race tracks closed hehe .)

Blatant "make nice for the cameras" puff piece
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What, you don't believe Seamer goes up on the mountain with the boys for beers (once the race tracks closed hehe .)

Blatant "make nice for the cameras" puff piece
He fit in so well up there
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What, you don't believe Seamer goes up on the mountain with the boys for beers (once the race tracks closed hehe .)

Blatant "make nice for the cameras" puff piece
Seamer looked like Mr Bean up there in his white business shirt and black slacks. Blending in with the bogans
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I felt it worked well enough as a special solution. This year we start with Bathurst and Sandown and that'll be fine, but I'll be glad to have other events back next season. Except for Sandown if there's not going to be a 500, then that round can stay. I like Sandown.

And yeah, van Gisbergen looks real strong. The others will really have to bring their A Game if they want to beat 888. As for the customers not matching 888, I'd hardly say Coulthard is a match for van Gisbergen or Whincup... And we'll see if Will is for Scotty, bless him. I'm guessing the teams is at about the same level but that's one heck of a driver to find a replacement for.
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I heard that abbreviation also.
Is it that the talking heads are just looking for different terms to use for no other reason than to avoid repeating the same old words (the ones that are correct!) ?
That sort of thinking is how we started calling pitlane “the lane” from circa-2004 onwards, thanks to Mr Crompton

Crompton is ok but the boys club is as alive as ever sadly, something needs to change
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That sort of thinking is how we started calling pitlane “the lane” from circa-2004 onwards, thanks to Mr Crompton

Crompton is ok but the boys club is as alive as ever sadly, something needs to change
It's funny how the push for diversity never extends to the two main commentator positions...or the Supercars board....or the CEO...
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I dont know tbh, you've already got 2 teams needing new cars, the races themselves were pretty boring and the more data you give teams like Red Bull & DJR the more chance they turn up at the 1000 and dominate. Still, better than no racing and whats the alternative at the moment?

I still like Adelaide, hopefully it comes back...
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https://www.supercars.com/news/champ...thurst-opener/

Suddenly we become fans again!
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A glance at the lap records at most Australian race tracks would suggest that there are many more slower categories than there are faster categories than Supercars.
I probably didn't phrase that quite right but there are SEVERAL categories that are faster than "Supercars".
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Bathurst Round 1- Does it work
I am not a fan.

As a tempory soluion it's okay but in normal covid free times I prefer the Bathurst 12 Hour in february as a season opener and keep the 1000 km race near at the end of the season.

Although Bathurst is one of the best tracks in the world I prefer one event on the SC schedule.
Add a 500 km race for TCR cars besides the 12h and 1000 km and I am happy.
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I am not a fan.

As a tempory soluion it's okay but in normal covid free times I prefer the Bathurst 12 Hour in february as a season opener and keep the 1000 km race near at the end of the season.

Although Bathurst is one of the best tracks in the world I prefer one event on the SC schedule.
Add a 500 km race for TCR cars besides the 12h and 1000 km and I am happy.
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