For me the officials are running what is the best tin top series in the world in the most in ept fashion I have ever seen.
They are consistently inconsistent, and are making decisions for the purpose of entertainment value soley. I thought the ATCC was a competitive sport not an episode of WWF
Today we saw safety cars on two occasions which where completely unneccessary, and then they restart Race 2 while they are still moving Whincupp's car of the main straight infront of the leaders. All just so we could see the cars race 1 whole lap.
They did this at barbagello as well restarting the race with Ellery's car still on it's roof in turn 1 for 1 lap.
Honestly, whoever is making the calls in the Stewards office should be sacked, I am all for fair driving and beleive penalties should be issued when rules which effect the outcome of a race have been broken, but to give Tander a drive through for passing Noske(a lapped car mind u) on the restart was ridiculous.
Throw in a points sytem which is somehow allowing Bright to win the title without winning a race and you have a recipe for disaster.
Something needs to be done about the standard of officiating in the ATCC, because as it is I am loving the racing, but the officials are making me turn off because of the stupidity of the rules and how they are applyed. Now an overtaking manouvere is more risky because you may get a penalty rather than because you could crash, and with the insanity of the points system even if you finish third or fourth you are only dropping 8-10 points on the winner anyway, and making a move is not worth the risk of penalty or damage for the sake of 4 points anyway.
IT RACING FFS LET THEM RACE
Am I alone, or is everyone sick of the stupidity of officials in this country ruining what is otherwise some of the closest and most entertaining racing anywhere in the world today.
To me the stewards use the safety car for entertainment purposes only to bunch up the field if one driver has a lead on the rest or to cause carnage at the back of the field on restarts when everyone get's a rush of blood so the spectator can see some stacks.
FFS get it right
Soz for the rant