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Old 06-12-2002, 17:35   #1 (permalink)
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Perkins to Reitre after Bathurst

I heard on the radio, the LP will be retireing after the Bathurst race.

Sure, he drives for the Dark side, but it will be sad to see him go.
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Old 06-12-2002, 18:16   #2 (permalink)
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I think he will still be driving in the enduro events and doing some testing.
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Good I know a lot of people like Larry for some reason but he has always been among my most hated he has always come of to me as being completely full of himself & I think this is the reason Ingal wants out of the team. The only problem is he'll be sticking around the races running the team rather then pissing off to the retirement home where he belongs.
A bit harsh I know but there you go I felt like venting a little
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Also there will be one more competitive Holden next year. Honestly you have to admit the number 11 car hasn't been overly competitive for a few years.
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Glad to see the announcement was made before heading over to the west. Gives the fans a chance to say goodbye
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Old 06-13-2002, 17:02   #6 (permalink)
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Sure he may be a bit arrogant, but most of the drivers of his “time” I think were. Brocky, DJ et al.
But his last to first effort at Bathurst is the stuff legends are made of.
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Just a couple of things people often forget about LP:
* he did race in F1 & was very well respected, if underfunded;
* as an engineer I think he has few peers in Australian motorsport.
OK he's always been at the evil empire, has a like it or lump it personality but his engineering abilities are streets ahead of DJ & Brock!
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I personally dont like the guy that much because of his attitude when you see him trackside, but what we all have to remember is that it is HIM running the team. He's not just the driver, and he has a lot more to deal with then just what time he's due out.

Comparisons could be made to say Glen Seton who whilst running his own team still remains to be friendly and make time for fans, but you can't really compare the two because Larry has more cars. Remember he prepares other peoples cars aswell, although to be honest im not sure who this year.

Anyways, point being, whilst i might not like him much as a person, hes done an incredible amount for the sport in racing, development and engineering, and for that he will always have my respect.

Farewell Uncle Larry.
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Sad to see a legend of Oz Motorsport leave the track. He's had a damn impressive career & I wish him the best for his future.
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Sad to hear he's retiring...will be missed.
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