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HondaF1

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Holdsworths in a VZ by the way!!

The on track commentators mentioned today that they are mighty impressed with Fords repsonse to the new VE and how poorly the big VE teams are performing.
 

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I thought Tasman's performance in the VE was pretty impressive - just couldnt get a good lap in qualifying.

BTW the new qualifying system I thought worked very well - was a frantic session!

Looking forward to tomorrow for a couple of reasons - It's going to be cooler and the first leg of the race is on!!!!

I still think the Hairpin stand is one of the best places to see the race from - Unless you can get in a corporate box!
 

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No, Only on Sat and Sun.

Skaife and Kelly are showing what happens when you are the lead driver for a Walkinshaw team(s).
 

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No, Only on Sat and Sun.

Skaife and Kelly are showing what happens when you are the lead driver for a Walkinshaw team(s).

Oh, that's right you guys are in Adelaide, which explains why you saw Friday's action. :?
 

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The KFC ads nearly made me sick. Quite liked the RAA one; 'I saw that Trev!'...

Anyway, the race.
Great to see Todd Kelly win as its always nice to see the Holden Racing Team win :D :D . Pity about Skaife but hopefully he'll find some more pace tomorrow.
Channel 7 are doing a competent job so far, but Mark Beretta's questions on the podium were pretty lame, especially when he asked the winner what he thought of the car, despite the winner having already said it was 'awesome'...

Bring on race two!
 

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The KFC ads nearly made me sick.

Those ads were quite annoying.

Channel 7 are doing a competent job so far, but Mark Beretta's questions on the podium were pretty lame, especially when he asked the winner what he thought of the car, despite the winner having already said it was 'awesome'...

Yeah his questions were silly, and he asked too many. And him telling them to take there place on the podium was annoying, all he had to do was thank them, I think they'd get the message...
 

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I doubt they are as bad as the on track commentators, Murray Walker excluded!
 

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Good stuff for Todd...will this be his year? Hopefully Skaifey can find some more pace as he cannot afford to be that far back in the pack this early in the year and considering the new points system.

The podium dude was crap, IMO. He was like a robot asking those not so well thought out questions, he read too much off his cards and lacked the appropriate enthusiasm. And then there was that 'power failure'...that wasn't very good.

Anyway - can't wait for tomorrow! Hopefully theres lots of crashes, lol. Don't tell the drivers/teams I said that!
 

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The problem with Beretta doing the podium is that we have been used to the having Rusty do it. Rusty is king of the podiums and really made Beretta look second rate. That said, it's their first race, of course it will improve.

BTW: I like 7's pit overalls. Very fancy indeed!!
 

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Yeah Barry Oliver is a nice guy but I reckon he's getting a bit old to be commentating. Murray knew when to quit...

But how great was it to hear him again today on-track!

Great race - I can't believe they went 78 laps without a safetycar! Would have been punishing on the drivers to say the least.

One day left to go - has been a great 3 days so far!
 

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Yeah Barry Oliver is a nice guy but I reckon he's getting a bit old to be commentating. Murray knew when to quit...

But how great was it to hear him again today on-track!

Great race - I can't believe they went 78 laps without a safetycar! Would have been punishing on the drivers to say the least.

One day left to go - has been a great 3 days so far!

I agree. I was going to pay the $240 for a seat at Turn 8. Glad I didnt now. Its only worth it if you get crashes both days. I hope theres some big ones tomorrow!!
 

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Amazing clean race for Adelaide - can't believe they got away without a safety car. Of course race 2 could be a very different matter - but it was nice to see everyone (mostly) come away from race 1 with straight cars.

As for Seven's coverage - so far, so good. I admittedly haven't seen the podium or any of the post-race coverage yet, but I thought they did a job certainly equal to that which Ten was doing. The commentary team still needs a bit of time to gel, but that will come with time.

What I did really like though was seeing some support races as well as the V8's - that made a nice change.
 

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What I did really like though was seeing some support races as well as the V8's - that made a nice change.

Yeah I think it's good to see Seven showing the support races, it'll be interesting to see if they continue to show them once the AFL starts.
 

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ch7 only seemed to show top 10 spots throughout the day,
there were 30 cars in the field,

and with all slumber car races, someone back in the teens can still move forward, especially if a kelly is near the front aiming at peoples rear quarter pannels.
 

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Race 2 Results and singer-songwriter/kiddie-fiddler/urophiliac/punter R. Kelly wins Race 2:
Code:
Event R23       78 Laps  
Scheduled Start 14:30
PRELIMINARY RESULT
Track Fine & Warm                     

	

Page 1    Issue 1 SAP29A
Start Sun Mar 04   14:33
Elapsed Time    01:58:54

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pos Car  Entrant                        Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap

1     1  Toll HSV Dealer Team           Rick Kelly               Holden Commodore VE  5000       78 01:58:54.1927  35 1:22.8325 
2    22  Holden Racing Team             Todd Kelly               Holden Commodore VE  5000       78 01:58:55.8926  37 1:22.8639 
3     4  Jeld-Wen Motorsport            James Courtney           Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:58:56.6606  32 1:22.4348R
4     9  Caltex Racing                  Russell Ingall           Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:58:57.2401  31 1:22.9556 
5    88  Team Vodafone                  Jamie Whincup            Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:58:58.6630  34 1:23.0310 
6    17  Jim Beam Racing                Steven Johnson           Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:58:59.1330  35 1:22.9808 
7     2  Holden Racing Team             Mark Skaife              Holden Commodore VE  5000       78 01:59:01.2657  36 1:22.8100 
8     6  Ford Performance Racing        Steven Richards          Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:59:05.1644  35 1:23.1984 
9    18  Jim Beam Racing                Will Davison             Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:59:05.5333  36 1:22.9398 
10   16  Toll HSV Dealer Team           Garth Tander             Holden Commodore VE  5000       78 01:59:07.9757  35 1:22.7712r
11  888  Team Vodafone                  Craig Lowndes            Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:59:10.7638  34 1:22.9344 
12   33  Valvoline Cummins Race Team    Lee Holdsworth           Holden Commodore VZ  5000       78 01:59:11.5231  39 1:23.4138 
13    3  Tasman Motorsport              Jason Richards           Holden Commodore VE  5000       78 01:59:12.6428  31 1:22.8974 
14   25  Fujitsu Racing                 Jason Bright             Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:59:13.0527  36 1:23.1539 
15   50  Supercheap Auto Racing         Cameron McConville       Holden Commodore VZ  5000       78 01:59:13.7709  38 1:23.5691 
16  021  Team Kiwi Racing               Adam Macrow              Ford Falcon BF       5000       78 01:59:14.2581  52 1:22.9225 
17   67  Team Sirromet Wines            Paul Morris              Holden Commodore VZ  5000       78 01:59:14.7629  71 1:23.5477 
18   34  Valvoline Cummins Race Team    Dean Canto               Holden Commodore VE  5000       78 01:59:22.1423  29 1:23.4049 
19   39  Team Sirromet Wines            Fabian Coulthard         Holden Commodore VZ  5000       77 01:59:15.9603  36 1:23.2153 
20   20  Supercheap Auto Racing         Paul Dumbrell            Holden Commodore VE  5000       77 01:59:29.2280  54 1:23.8975 
21   14  Team BOC                       Brad Jones               Ford Falcon BF       5000       76 01:59:24.7973  36 1:24.2410 
22    7  Jack Daniel's Racing           Shane Price              Holden Commodore VE  5000       75 01:59:43.0367  33 1:23.5612 
DNF   8  WPS Racing                     Max Wilson               Ford Falcon BF       5000       67 01:44:36.5368  34 1:23.2799 
DNF  51  Tasman Motorsport              Greg Murphy              Holden Commodore VE  5000       59 01:30:57.8865  35 1:23.1431 
DNF  12  Team BOC                       Andrew Jones             Ford Falcon BF       5000       57 01:29:21.6711  32 1:24.0095 
DNF 111  Glenfords Racing               John Bowe                Ford Falcon BF       5000       44 01:10:15.2185  17 1:24.2255 
DNF  10  WPS Racing                     Jason Bargwanna          Ford Falcon BF       5000       44 01:35:27.1523  33 1:23.6618 
DNF   5  Ford Performance Racing        Mark Winterbottom        Ford Falcon BF       5000       42 01:06:13.9771  36 1:22.9468 
DNF  11  Jack Daniel's Racing           Jack Perkins             Holden Commodore VE  5000        8    16:08.5144   8 1:25.8657 
DNF  26  IRWIN Racing                   Alan Gurr                Ford Falcon BF       5000      
DNF  55  Autobarn Racing                Steve Owen               Holden Commodore VZ  5000      

3 Safety Car Periods With A Total Of 9 Laps
Fastest Lap Av.Speed Is 143kph, Race Av.Speed Is 129kph
Current Race Lap Record Is 1:22.8075 Set On 03/03/2007 By James Courtney In A Ford Falcon BF
R=under lap record by greatest margin, r=under lap record, *=fastest lap time
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Issue# 1 - Printed Sun Mar  4 16:38:53 2007     Timing System By NATSOFT (03)63342353 www.natsoft.com.au/results & Dorian DATA-1
                                                                         Timing by V8 SUPERCARS/A7CSA - B Frost Chief Timekeeper
Series Points:
Code:
SERIES POINTS REPORT

Event R23       78 Laps  
Scheduled Start 14:30
Track Fine & Warm                     

	

Page 1           Issue 1
Start Sun Mar 04   14:33


________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pos  Driver                Penalty  Rd1 Total

1    Todd Kelly                  0   66    66 
2    Rick Kelly                  0   58    58 
3    James Courtney              0   55    55 
4    Jamie Whincup               0   45    45 
5    Russell Ingall              0   37    37 
6    Steven Johnson              0   31    31 
7    Garth Tander                0   30    30 
8    Steven Richards             0   24    24 
9    Mark Skaife                 0   21    21 
10   Mark Winterbottom           0   20    20 
11   Jason Bright                0   17    17 
12   Greg Murphy                 0   16    16 
13   Craig Lowndes               0   15    15 
14   Will Davison                0   13    13 
15   Lee Holdsworth              0    8     8 
16   Dean Canto                  0    8     8 
17   Jason Richards              0    6     6 
18   Cameron McConville          0    3     3 
19   Jason Bargwanna             0    3     3 
20   Adam Macrow                 0    0     0 
21   Paul Morris                 0    0     0 
22   Fabian Coulthard            0    0     0 
23   Paul Dumbrell               0    0     0 
24   Brad Jones                  0    0     0 
25   Shane Price                 0    0     0 
26   Max Wilson                  0    0     0 
27   Andrew Jones                0    0     0 
28   John Bowe                   0    0     0 
29   Jack Perkins                0    0     0 
30   Alan Gurr                   0    0     0 
31   Steve Owen                  0    0     0 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Issue# 1 - Printed Sun Mar  4 16:40:24 2007     Timing System By NATSOFT (03)63342353 www.natsoft.com.au/results & Dorian DATA-1
                                                                         Timing by V8 SUPERCARS/A7CSA - B Frost Chief Timekeeper
 
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Great day today. Shame about the winner though!!

Anyone else who went get sunburnt??
 
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