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Old 07-19-2002, 03:14   #1 (permalink)
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RAT to be a CAT

A very reliable source has been told by another source close to Ford that Paul Radisich will be leaving DJR at the end of the year and will sign with CAT Racing. This leaves a drive at DJR that Russell Ingall has signed up for.
You heard it here first, folks!
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So what's the point of contracts in the world of V8Supercars.

I thought Paul signed for another 3 years at DJR.
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Old 07-19-2002, 03:32   #3 (permalink)
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Actually i heard it on conrod.com.au first :s6:

To tell you the truth i'm getting a bit sick and tired with these rumours........i want confirmations!

I don't believe this rumour is true .

What about this rumour?
CAT sponsorship to leave Briggs and to go to HRT!
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The way CAT uses and abuses their drivers, I'm suprised that anyone would sign with them. I'm not a real RAT fan but I hope he has more sense than to join them.
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Old 07-19-2002, 05:32   #5 (permalink)
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Radisich hasn't performed that well with DJR. There has been occasional great performances but nothing consistant. Whether it has been DJR's engineering or Radisich's car setting that is the problem, I don't know. From what I have heard is that Ford has orchestrated the moves.
Regards to the CAT sponsorship; CAT sponsoring Briggs would enable them to have thw whole car in CAT signage. How much area of the car could HRT give them? About as much HRT gives to VB. Value for dollar you would want as much prominence as possible. Whether the car is leading the race or mid-field it'll still get TV coverage if the driver is doing all the right things.
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just think of the expensive cost of a little sign on a HRT compared to that of other teams.
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Old 07-19-2002, 06:02   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, the rat's not bad but i think djr could do better, he's a bit of a butcher with the race car. And what about his stupidity at Bathurst, need I say more?
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Yeah, the rat's not bad but i think djr could do better, he's a bit of a butcher with the race car. And what about his stupidity at Bathurst, need I say more?
Well after many seasons in the BTCC, i'm not surprised that he is a butcher
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I think the Rat has been unfairly judged on his driving style, and I'm sure its the car and not him that are to blame for the lack of performance from the #18 car this year.

Unfortunately everyone seems to remember Canberra and the aggressive driving we saw there, but people quickly forget that hes pretty much kept himself out of trouble all year.

Extremely under rated driver - one of the best in the series at the moment. Whoever gets him/keeps him is very lucky.
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Old 07-20-2002, 04:03   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah its more the way that the dunlop tyres have effected the DJR chassis. The RAT ain't getting a competitive car
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