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Old 29 Jan 2003, 19:18 (Ref:489770)   #1
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The Rat to Briggs - seems official now!

Hi All

Just saw this on NZ news website:

http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/default.asp?id=28363
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Old 29 Jan 2003, 19:40 (Ref:489786)   #2
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Well Tracy, It will be interesting to see how he goes this year - there was a fair bit of carnage in 2002

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Old 30 Jan 2003, 08:27 (Ref:490280)   #3
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The big question is How long will Radisich last at Briggs Motorsport with Briggs habit of sacking his drivers before season's end?
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Old 30 Jan 2003, 08:38 (Ref:490283)   #4
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If he keeps his car wrecking ways about a week. If he doesnt win a race he might last the year. Whatever happens it is just so good that we dont have to put up with Mr Briggs driving anymore, lots of money and no talent is dangerous!
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Old 30 Jan 2003, 10:06 (Ref:490349)   #5
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Canto has made a big call, signing with Briggs for 10 years.
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Old 30 Jan 2003, 10:28 (Ref:490360)   #6
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Canto has made a big call, signing with Briggs for 10 years.
Better that than nothing
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Old 30 Jan 2003, 10:42 (Ref:490370)   #7
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Sounds like the normal "sell your soul to the devil" deal!

It works like this: Briggs signs Canto for a 10 year deal.
If Canto turns out to be a great find then Briggs can sell Canto to Ford or Holden for big bucks (or keep him under contract and earn a percentage of his earnings) or
If he turns out to be a bit of a Romano he drops him like a bag of spuds and he can't drive anything for the rest of his contract (unless he buys his soul back!)

It is a win win for Briggs and huge gamble for any young driver.
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Old 30 Jan 2003, 10:46 (Ref:490377)   #8
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Better that than nothing
Not sure about that . Remember the Lowndes saga .
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Old 30 Jan 2003, 10:57 (Ref:490387)   #9
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Is it sensible signing any driver, for that period of time?
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Old 30 Jan 2003, 11:02 (Ref:490396)   #10
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Who Says there will even be anything to be driving in 10 years the way technology is these days the bloody things will drive themselves before much longer.
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Old 30 Jan 2003, 11:04 (Ref:490398)   #11
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You own him for 10 years, but you don't have to let him drive for 10 years!
After 1 year and you don't like him you drop him. (and he can't drive for anyone else)
After 1 year and you love him, he is yours. (for another 9 years)
After 1 year and HRT want him and he is a goldmine!
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Old 31 Jan 2003, 01:21 (Ref:491235)   #12
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If the Briggs cars are competitive you could see a reformed Rat, as unlikly as that sounds as Briggs cant build cars if his life depended on it, no matter how many bottomless wallets the git has.

As a holden fan I still hope the Rat finds something more worthwhile, fast!
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Old 31 Jan 2003, 03:00 (Ref:491298)   #13
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I say good luck to Paul Radisich & Briggs in 2003, That's if Paul joins Briggs.

I Believe Paul will be at the pointy end of the field in 2003.
Betta cars showed both good qualifing speed as well as consistenty in 2002, Bring on the Rat in a Team Betta Barra
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Old 31 Jan 2003, 10:23 (Ref:491568)   #14
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Hiring Canto is a sponsorship goldmine for Briggs. He will now be able to go to Babyco and get them to sponsor him after all he has now had to buy booster seats 2 years running
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