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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-09-03, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Bathurst... will it be as exciting with the points the way they are?

Just a discussion I'd thought I'd start... Do you think it will be as interesting?

Teams always try their best to look after the cars for the whole race as it is, but no points bonus isn't going to make them try any harder is it?


Excuse me if my posts have been a bit whimsical of late ... that would be summer session depression kicking in.
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i think it will cause bathurst is bathurst screw the points we want to see who is king of the mountain
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Bathurst is Bathurst, I still think that the teams/drivers are going to do their best to win it. When SBR are looking at Pairing up Ingall/Ambrose you know they are taking it fairly seriously.
When it was included in the championship everyone was worried it would change things and people would think more of the championship than the race, but the pace has got faster and people are taking it as seriously as ever, so I don't see anything changing there.

What I wonder is when we will see a team sacrifice some speed in the interests of fuel economy, rely on the pace car to keep them up with the lead pack, then take the lead by performing one less fuel stop, I hope it never comes down to an economy run as that would ruin the race, but it seems to be a feasible strategy with the number of safety car periods experienced in the races there.
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i think it will cause bathurst is bathurst screw the points we want to see who is king of the mountain
Took the words right out of my mouth.
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Guess I forgot that bout bathurst, but still its so much longer than any other race they have .. it should be worth a little more a least I reckon.

Excuse me if my posts have been a bit whimsical of late ... that would be summer session depression kicking in.
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I think Bathurst has it's own stigma and everybody who has raced there will say you only go to win and conqour the Mountain,Bathurst is and allway's will be the race of the year that everybody lust's after for a win.

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I would watch prams race at Mount Pan.
bathurst is bathurst, nothing else matters.

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i think it will cause bathurst is bathurst screw the points we want to see who is king of the mountain

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My bloody oath it will be. Bathurst is the race of the year. I almost give my right arm to see a Ford win on the mountain again. God knows we've waited long enough!

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I would watch prams race at Mount Pan.
bathurst is bathurst, nothing else matters.
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