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Old 9 May 2019, 07:45 (Ref:3902743)   #5131
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Didn't they say on the TV that it took them around 50 mins to change that front end?

AFAIK the Jordan car took some hits on the chassis "tweaked the roll cage" so that would need straightening on a jig.
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:27 (Ref:3902987)   #5132
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Just popped down to Brands on my lunch break and Jake Hill is testing Blundells car. I wonder if they think there is a difference between them?
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:47 (Ref:3902991)   #5133
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Just popped down to Brands on my lunch break and Jake Hill is testing Blundells car. I wonder if they think there is a difference between them?
Is Blundell's the only car out - or are they running two?

There are many things that could determine who drives what car at a test session, and so conclusions should probably not be drawn.

Perhaps they are checking everything is right with the car, after damage at Donington, and Hill is the only driver available?
Maybe Blundell's car was the one closest to the transporter when they came to loading?
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Old 10 May 2019, 13:30 (Ref:3902997)   #5134
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Is Blundell's the only car out - or are they running two?

There are many things that could determine who drives what car at a test session, and so conclusions should probably not be drawn.

Perhaps they are checking everything is right with the car, after damage at Donington, and Hill is the only driver available?
Maybe Blundell's car was the one closest to the transporter when they came to loading?
Your 'anti-conspiracy theory' medication is obviously working well.
(Or to put it another way, you're just no fun anymore!)
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Old 10 May 2019, 13:49 (Ref:3902998)   #5135
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Only the one from what I could see. Lots of joking around the pits cafe with people saying they're trying to work out if it's an old car or an old man that is the problem. Bit harsh I thought!
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Your 'anti-conspiracy theory' medication is obviously working well.
(Or to put it another way, you're just no fun anymore!)
Too many conspiracies in BTCC to stay on top of!
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Old 11 May 2019, 07:12 (Ref:3903104)   #5137
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Only the one from what I could see. Lots of joking around the pits cafe with people saying they're trying to work out if it's an old car or an old man that is the problem. Bit harsh I thought!
Only Blundell's car with Jsjexatvtge wheel, but all Jake was doing was set-up work for Mark ahead of Thruxton. Sorry to upset any conspiracy theories.
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What setup work can be done at Indy for Thruxton? There's not a lot in common between the two tracks.
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What setup work can be done at Indy for Thruxton? There's not a lot in common between the two tracks.
How much more work can be done if you are only 20 minutes from your own base (and able to pop back for spares), compared to a 4hr round trip?
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Old 11 May 2019, 13:40 (Ref:3903144)   #5140
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I was genuinely interested in what setup work can be done when the two tracks are so dissimilar. Shake down work I can understand but not setup.

I don't see how being close to base makes much difference to be honest other than the travel time. It's not like they will be machining parts etc. They had the full race transporter there with all the spares they would usually take to a meeting I assume.

It wasn't an open test day so an hour (and could easily be double that in that area, when I left the M25 southbound was closed for instance) round trip for parts could easily mean missing an entire session.
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Old 11 May 2019, 13:46 (Ref:3903146)   #5141
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Testing at Thruxton is so severely limited that effectively you can't.

So if you are going to do any testing ahead of Thruxton, doing it at your nearest track seems sensible.
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Probably just general testing of the car. Maybe they've changed some bits and pieces and a good shakedown was in order.

Or maybe it was somebody else disguised as Jake to confuse conspirators. Might have been a new slimline Mat Jackson shaking down before a racing return...
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Old 11 May 2019, 16:28 (Ref:3903169)   #5143
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Been to Oulton today watching the TCT & TCR. Only 7 cars out but the parity between them was spot on

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What setup work can be done at Indy for Thruxton? There's not a lot in common between the two tracks.
Or maybe just maybe they are looking beyond Thruxton....
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So I hear there's a sailor docked at the farm? Very interesting. I wonder if the farmer had to grovel?
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