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View Poll Results: Which driver is going to win the VASC Driver’s Championship In 2018?
#1 Jamie Whincup RBHRT Holden 6 14.63%
#2 Scott Pye WAU Holden 1 2.44%
#5 Mark Winterbottom Tickford Ford 0 0%
#6 Cameron Waters Tickford Ford 1 2.44%
#7 Andre Heimgartner NisMoAu Nissan 0 0%
#8 Nick Percat BJR Holden 0 0%
#9 David Reynolds Erebus Holden 1 2.44%
#12 Fabian Coulthard DJRTP Ford 1 2.44%
#14 Tim Slade BJR Holden 0 0%
#15 Rick Kelly NisMoAu Nissan 0 0%
#17 Scott McLaughlin DJRTP Ford 22 53.66%
#18 Lee Holdsworth Team18 Holden 0 0%
#19 Jack Le Brocq Tekno Holden 0 0%
#21 Tim Blanchard TBR Holden 0 0%
#23 Michael Caruso NisMoAu Nissan 0 0%
#25 James Courtney WAU Holden 1 2.44%
#33 Garth Tander GRM Holden 0 0%
#34 James Golding GRM Holden 0 0%
#35 Todd Hazelwood MSR Ford 0 0%
#55 Chaz Mostert Tickford Ford 4 9.76%
#56 Richie Stanaway Tickford Ford 1 2.44%
#78 Simona de Silvestro NisMoAu Nissan 0 0%
#97 Shane van Gisbergen RBHRT Holden 2 4.88%
#99 Anton de Pasquale Erebus Holden 1 2.44%
#230 Will Davison 23RED Ford 0 0%
#888 Craig Lowndes ALR Holden 0 0%
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Old 21 Jan 2018, 08:46 (Ref:3794095)   #1621
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He had previously sought a deal to run a DVS program out of FPR/PRA, however it is said that the goalposts in terms of budgets had shifted dramtically year-on-year. The MSR thing was working for him, so why change?

Not many drivers are "picked up" anymore. The relationships with Mr Gommersall and Mr Rosenberg had been built upon over several years. Blokes with lots of money behind them, and a passion for motorsport don't come around too often. Could've potentially burned one or both, taking a deal elsewhere. Collectively as a unit, they've controlled their own destiny with this.
Does anyone expect a one-car MSR effort to work for him in the main series, beyond a year or two of learning?

He'll have to take a deal elsewhere and potentially "burn" them if he wants to win a championship surely?

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That is one of the greatest myths ever promoted by the media and vested interests.

I have been fortunate to have been in the F1 garages and they are totally focused on their own car.
Way back in the early days of the v8s running on the same program I guess the novelty was a factor and some extraneous team members and hangers on would watch.
If team engineers wanted to watch the supercars they have plenty of tvs within their garage and associated areas out the back however it is usually only a passing glance if anything at all.
If the days of the Adelaide GP were anything to go by, the F1 fraternity were far more interested in the Superkarts and Celebrity Races
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Old 21 Jan 2018, 09:34 (Ref:3794100)   #1622
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If the days of the Adelaide GP were anything to go by, the F1 fraternity were far more interested in the Superkarts and Celebrity Races
Historic Touring Cars were popular.
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Does anyone expect a one-car MSR effort to work for him in the main series, beyond a year or two of learning?

He'll have to take a deal elsewhere and potentially "burn" them if he wants to win a championship surely?
No need to get ahead of ourselves!

Plenty of drivers making merry careers in single car teams -- the likes of Holdsowrth and Davison spring to mind.

Besides a Penske Falcon hypothetically has an advantage over their rival single car 888 Commodore teams, purely by being something different.
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Old 21 Jan 2018, 11:27 (Ref:3794117)   #1624
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The kid seems to have the ability, and the team isn't full of dimwits either.

It's been said over the years, that it takes some time to learn the nuances of a Triple Eight car when extracting the most from it. They stepped up from an SBR relic into said Triple Eight chassis in 2016, and were putting it on poll and running at the pointy end for most of the season. I think they'll get a handle on the DJRTP car ok.
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Old 23 Jan 2018, 03:49 (Ref:3794465)   #1625
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Tickford were on the Gold Coast promoting yesterday. Frosty was wearing a new Bottle O shirt. So I don’t see Bottle O leaving just yet.
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Tickford were on the Gold Coast promoting yesterday. Frosty was wearing a new Bottle O shirt. So I don’t see Bottle O leaving just yet.
agreed Facebook live today and he was definitely in a bottelo shirt

Cam we in a well supported Monster shirt

Richie was wearing shorts with a fluro green fringe, but no obvious sponsor

Chaz had a bright red Super cheap polo on
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Pit allocations are out.

Another thing for everyone to whinge about...

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Put allocations are out.

Another thing for everyone to whinge about...
New pitlane pairings locked in for 2018
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Pit allocations are out.

Another thing for everyone to whinge about...
Interesting that Chasports and 23RED are now pit buddies..

And that BJR is soooo far back in the queue.

At Bathurst, both Mr Moffat and Mr Gibson actively chose the pitbays at the entry to pit lane, not the exit.
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Interesting that Chasports and 23RED are now pit buddies..

And that BJR is soooo far back in the queue.

At Bathurst, both Mr Moffat and Mr Gibson actively chose the pitbays at the entry to pit lane, not the exit.
We have worked out that the pit entry is not as good, too easy to get blocked in by the cars coming into the pits
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We have worked out that the pit entry is not as good, too easy to get blocked in by the cars coming into the pits
Isn’t that what the email to Race Control is for?
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Winterbottom: Wins key for new contract

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Whoever said that Stanaway is an arrogant prick, these are his words:
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Rookies don’t do well in this category historically, so I don’t see any reason why I would be an exception to that.(...)In the first year for me I don’t have any ideas in my mind about results; I just want to learn as much as possible.
Just because he doesnt smile to everyone and says how great they are and is impressive when it comes to results (creating a huge hype around him - not created by him however) doesn't mean that he's an arrogant type. Just saying, I remember many bitter words about him.
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