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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 weeks ago

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Deserved it, especially after last years disappointment.
Interestingly, the V8 Commodore that finished 3rd overall is the first time a V8 has been on the outright podium at this race.

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Post by theracer120 » 4 weeks ago

V8s have generally struggled in the modern production car races here, a V8 only got on podium once in the 2007 to 2010 production car twelve hour races and that was a HSV wagon (!)

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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by theracer120 » 4 weeks ago

Go the Swift

Although that's a fucking big penalty for what probably gained them a one lap advantage at most, unless they only did two stops or something.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 week ago

I see Jenson Button was back in Australia cutting secret laps at Bathurst over Easter.

Whilst he was here he cut some laps at Bathurst, driving the Honda Cicic Type R with the instruction to wring its neck. He managed to lap it in under the Production class record set by Chas Mostert at last years 6 Hour race, driving an RS Focus.
Honda Civic Type R sets Bathurst lap record with Jenson Button

FORMULA 1 world champion Jenson Button has driven a Honda Civic Type R to a new benchmark time at Mount Panorama during a secret test day over the Easter long weekend.

With a time of 2:35.2017, Button and Honda have set a yardstick for all other hot hatch manufacturers to measure themselves against.

Button was flown to Australia in secrecy, and given a single task – to pedal the Civic Type R as fast as possible around the country’s most prestigious circuit. The 6.213-kilometre Mount Panorama circuit uses public roads, includes 23 corners and rises 174-metres with gradients as steep as 16 percent.

The Type R used for the lap was identical to what can be bought in showrooms around Australia for $51,990. Honda says the car was in completely stock trim – including the Continental SportContact 6 tyres.

Honda’s hot hatch hero is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that sends 228kW and 400Nm to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. The official kerb weight is 1393kg.

Putting the stock Type R’s time into perspective, it would have been good enough to qualify second in class for this year’s Bathurst 6 Hour, held the day prior to the record attempt.

Button completed just 14 laps of the circuit, spread across a one hour session in the morning, and a 10 minute session in the afternoon.

“Anything you drive around Mount Panorama is pretty amazing. Up across the top of the mountain, the Type R is so fast through there, so once I got into a rhythm and got used to the speed you can carry, it was really good fun,” the 2009 Formula 1 champion said

“I think if it was cooler you could go a bit quicker, but I do feel like I got everything out of the car.”

The official outright production car record at Mount Panorama is a 2:16.5, set by Bernd Schneider in a Mercedes-AMG GT R in 2017.

Fittingly, Button also holds the unofficial outright quickest lap of Mount Panorama, setting a 1:48.8 time in a 2008-spec McLaren MP4-23 wearing 2011-spec Pirelli tyres during a sponsor event.

Brabham’s BT62 cut an unofficial 1:58.69 during demonstration laps at this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour, making it the quickest tin-top to lap the circuit, while Christopher Mies holds the outright official record at 1:59.291 set in a derestricted Audi R8 GT3 during the Challenge Bathurst event last year.

The Group 3E Series Production car record (ostensibly the racing production car category) of 2:25.802 was set by Chaz Mostert during the Bathurst 6 Hour in 2017 with a Ford Focus RS.

Button’s mission was part of Honda Australia’s year-long 50th birthday bash, and is the first leg of the Type R Challenge set outside Europe.

The Type R Challenge has seen the Japanese hot hatch flown to some of the world’s finest tracks to have a lash at various records. It has had five previous legs, with Button also setting a front-drive production car record at the Hungaroring grand prix circuit with a time of 2:10.19.
https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/honda- ... son-button

There is a video of the event and an interview with Jenson


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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 days ago

TCR Australia set to open this weekend....

There has been much debate over the viability of TCR racing in Australia of late with the news last year that they will be starting a TCR Championship down under. Initially there were fears that it would not attract the numbers and that they would fail miserably.

It seems we have a good number of cars making a go of the series with entries of many brands.... Alfa and Renault, run by Garry Rogers Motorsport, Opel (badged Holden) Astras from Kelly Racing plus entries of Subaru, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Seat Audi and Hondas'

Full listing on the TCR Aus website: https://www.tcraustralia.com/teams-and-drivers/

Some high profile drivers taking part.... Tony D'Alberto, Jason Bright Alex Rullo and James Moffat included.

7 rounds have been announced with the opening round at Sydney Motorsports Park (Eastern Creek) this weekend.
Live TV coverage on FTA is promised with free online streaming via the SBS website. https://www.sbs.com.au - Probably only available in Aus, but a VPN will get round that. It is also being streamed live on the Shannon Nationals Motor Racing channel http://thenationals.com.au/
Greg Rust and Aaron Noonon are the presenters / commentators.
I think that the organisers are also running a stream on their website http://tcraustralia.com/


I love the look of the GRM Alfas....

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 days ago

Here is the full entry list for round one.... interesting that a couple are only entered for round 1. Presumably budget issues.

Entry list: Round 1, Sydney Motorsport Park

Num Team Make Driver
2 Melbourne Performance Centre Volkswagen Aaron Cameron
22 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi Rik Breukers (Round 1 only)
6 Kelly Racing Subaru Molly Taylor
37 Kelly Racing Holden Chelsea Angelo
62 Kelly Racing Holden Alex Rullo
777 Kelly Racing Subaru Andre Heimgartner
7 Garry Rogers Motorsport Alfa Romeo Jimmy Vernon
33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Renault Chris Pither
34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Renault James Moffat
8 Alliance Autosport Volkswagen Jason Bright
35 Alliance Autosport Volkswagen Alexandra Whitley
9 Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo Dylan O’Keeffe
11 HMO Customer Racing Hyundai Nathan Morcom
30 HMO Customer Racing Hyundai Will Brown
24 Wall Racing Honda John Martin
50 Wall Racing Honda Tony D’Alberto
29 Garth Walden Racing Australia Hyundai Michael Almond (Round 1 only)

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Post by theracer120 » 1 day ago

That was a pretty good start to TCR Australia.

There was some good racing in the early laps before the field got kinda spread out but that's to be expected given most of the teams probably haven't got much of a grip on the cars yet.

I wouldn't say there was a packed crowd but there was definitely a not terrible amount of people there, I'm 99% certain that would be the biggest ever crowd for a Shannons Nationals event.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 hours ago

I think the Saturday crowd may have been affected by those who ran out of time with having to vote. Today seemed a bit better.

Overall a great start to TCR in Aus, with some good racing, FTA TV, some good dicing throughout the field, even if it spread out a bit. We had several different brands dicing for the lead at different stages, although Will Brown in the Honda took two out of three wins. Jason Bright took the other race for VW. Alfas were up there so I am happy.

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