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Old 06-30-2002, 03:41   #1 (permalink)
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Skaife's Stop-Go

As much as I dislike and want to see someone knocking him off his podium this isn't how I want to see it done.
His stop/go was an absolute joke and he has every right to be as pissed as hell about it.
Something like the Kelly/Lowdnesy incident is justified because that shunt cost Craig something like 20 odd places. The Skaife one cost Murphy(?) a place, and it could be argued Skaife had him regardless of the little contact (Murf did say Skaife had more than enough speed.)
Garry Rogers is right, the series is becoming the ****ing keystone cops. 4 or 5 laps to organise a pace-car properly? Thats just pure job incompetence.
And that penalty of Skaife was a joke, yet he got away with crossing the yellow pit line, show us your inconsistency CAMS.
I hope Tony Cochrane or TEGA or someone fire the Race-Controllers and hire an ex-NASCAR chief or something - the racing is shit enough as it is without the only decent racing being penalised.
And well done to Besnard - he's been in Marcos' shadow for a while but he's going beautifully.
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Old 06-30-2002, 03:47   #2 (permalink)
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Mark Skaife has a bad weekend and finishes 4th overall

Craig Lowndes has a bad weeked and finishes nowhere

If these are the best drivers for their respective cars, then ford is in alot of trouble
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Old 06-30-2002, 03:51   #3 (permalink)
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it was a bit of a surprise, other similar likewise incidents seemed to go unpunished, didnt see the ambose one was it similar to skaifes (thought it might have been a holden / ford penalty true up)
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Yeah.... if Lowdnes did what Skaife did and got a drive-through, I would have been RIOTING. Still getting over the last riot when he got a stop-go in Canberra.
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Re: Skaife's Stop-Go

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And that penalty of Skaife was a joke, yet he got away with crossing the yellow pit line, show us your inconsistency CAMS.
Yes it was a joke, but how many times does it have to be said the footage of him crossing the line was from LASY YEAR, not this year, and is therefore irrelevant in comparing what happened to lowndes this year....
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Re: Re: Skaife's Stop-Go

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Yes it was a joke, but how many times does it have to be said the footage of him crossing the line was from LASY YEAR, not this year, and is therefore irrelevant in comparing what happened to lowndes this year....
DK: I think he was referring to Skaife crossing the yellow line in the 2nd race at this round. The TV commentators mentioned that they thought he did.
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Yep, he did it today and didn't get penalised. Maybe it was because they already gave hime a bullshit one but its inconsistent none the same.
Please make sure you no what I'm talking about before you tell me off for what you think I mean.
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Was there any rules about crossing a yellow line at this round, I think that yellow line rule was a canberra thing (remember they made mention of yellow line being longer and in a different relative position last year), and was probably there to stop cars exiting the pits being collected by faster cars coming out of the corner at the end of the main straight in canberra because the track is so narrow with blind corners.

I apologise for jumping to conclusions about this yellow line discussion however...
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No problem at all DK - takes guts to apologise.
I'm pretty sure the yellow line is a rule everywhere - its to stop people pulling into the line before they have sufficient speed. So if the line wasn't enforced you could have someone jumped into the middle of pitstraight doing 100 in front of a car doing 230.
I'm 99.99969 percent certain it applies everywhere.
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for what its worth...my 2c

i thought skaife deliberately knocked murphy, and skaife gained from it. IMHO, he deserved a drive through. if skaife had been smart, he would have held back after nudging murph and not passed. he could have got away with it.

skaife did cross the yellow line on the way out of the pits too.

it was just amusing to listen to HRT bitch when something doesnt go their way. maybe they didnt pay the officials enough for this round. about time they experienced some of what everybody else gets.
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