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Old 4 Mar 2021, 11:37 (Ref:4038573)   #1261
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Covid info, "breaking" news… Dear itn travelers, you gonna have another source of pleasure. After nasal swabs, chinese authorities proudly announce that an anal test will be mandatory soon. Seems someone in Japan asked if the swab will be changed between two "runs" and of course change between two "clients" if they dont belong to the same family!
Second hand/mouth tooth brush, anyone?
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 13:37 (Ref:4038600)   #1262
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Well there's a turn up for the books. Don't worry, it will only be a minor inconvenience. After you've passed all the tests, you are free to do what you want, although I think the question that was raised in Japan is valid. And I do like that tooth brush reference! I think we've all been there
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 15:19 (Ref:4038657)   #1263
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In the current circumstances, we need to do all we can to help local businesses. With this in mind I suggest we all schedule our visits to the pub so we can keep the 2m social distancing and whilst there get completely slamied for two hours before handing over to the next shift.

It probably won't stop the virus but nobody would care.
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 16:40 (Ref:4038691)   #1264
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Le mot juste, je quoi


The only comments I could have made were definitely politically incorrect, so I behaved, for once.......


Although you do wonder about the mindset of the scientist who decided this particular test was to be tried.......
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 17:07 (Ref:4038699)   #1265
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Although you do wonder about the mindset of the scientist who decided this particular test was to be tried.......
Cant imagine what it could give at any airport… At least thieves and other drug dealers will be caught right away. You can't run fast when your trousers are reaching down to the ankles!
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 17:28 (Ref:4038710)   #1266
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Reminds me of the time I worked at the Waterloo Eurotunnel terminal when it was being constructed. The customs "rooms" where they searched and locked possible miscreants, had some interesting contraptions, including a toilet with a false bottom.
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 17:33 (Ref:4038711)   #1267
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Hence the famous "when the coke hits the fan, it spreads" may be?
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Or the equally famous " make sure your bottom isn't false". 😀
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 17:45 (Ref:4038713)   #1269
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Ooh, you are being cheeky!
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Well at least we aren't talking ********
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 21:11 (Ref:4038771)   #1271
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There’s still plenty of the year left for things to happen to leave us bewildered. Wonder what the next piece of this bizarre world will happen next?
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I was looking at some circuit stuff the other day and thinking that there was one corner that I never really mastered .

The Shell Oils bend on Oulton Park.

The normal idea of "brake hard to the outside , turn in , aim for the apex and try to get the acceleration on as early as possible " , did not seem to work there .
And with the high banking it seemed to want a line of a smooth arc around the middle of the banking .

Did anyone else find a something that really worked well there , or no problems with that one but a different bend somewhere else they could never get quite right .
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Old 5 Mar 2021, 11:22 (Ref:4038874)   #1273
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I cannot recall having a huge problem with that corner, although I only raced there about 3 or 4 times as it was a long way from North London where I lived and worked but it was still a circuit that I really liked.

However, the corner that caused me untold problems was Bottom Bend at Brands. I must have raced there, as well as taking part in multiple testing sessions, dozens of times and never, ever got the corner right. The camber changes and the double apex that existed back in the 60s just defeated me and the Anglia.

I don't know if it was the fully locked diff that was at the heart of the problem, but I do know that it caused difficulties for me in Druids, as well as the hairpin at Mallory and the aforementioned bend at Oulton.
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I was looking at some circuit stuff the other day and thinking that there was one corner that I never really mastered .
Very interesting point, even though I can't help with any of your tracks. What I see is that when the surface is redone with new macadam, sometimes you can find a new trajectory compared to what was efficient before.
Dijon is a perfect example, Spa too (Bruxelles and Pouhon corners for instance).
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I know what you mean about Shell - I generally find if able to take a free line that a late turn in and a late apex seems to work best, but it is one of those bends I often feel I've never quite got right. There are many others I haven't got right, but at least at most I feel I know what I should have done, and have managed it on occasion, but I'm sure like many late-comers to the race circuits I'm only extracting about 80% of the car's capabilities.



I do remember thinking when I first started racing that although generally considered to be a quick driver in road terms, it was only on the circuit that I really started to try to work out just how late and how little I could brake, how much I could lean on the tyres, etc - and how vague and undefined those parameters could be. Its often only by tagging onto a quicker car that has passed me that I've discovered a gain of a second or so a lap just by the determination not to let it pull away too quickly, leading me to corner quicker than I thought possible. The trick is repeating the performance when there's no-one to tail
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