Join Date: May 2001
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
V8 Superstars - Parity/HRT dominance
It seems that Brad Jones is the only one that knows what's going on. They were talking about parity and how unfair things are for Ford at the moment and how HRT are so dominent etc etc. All the others want some sort of blanket rule or modification to allow the Fords to "catch up". Brad says that he agrees that HRT are dominent due to a combination of driver skill and excellent engineering but the next best V8 Supercar team is SBR. We have seen Ambrose take the lead from Skaife a few times but it mostly seems to end in tears due to a mechanical failure/ driver error/ pit crew error/insert other reason. If all the Fords were given a rule or mod then chances are we'd have another HRT/Skaife on our hands with the one guy/team winning all the time and that would be bad for racing. Cochrane hinted that some sort of change is in the wind as they can't let HRT/MS win all the time as it isn't fair to the other manufacturer or their sponsers. He wouldn't elaborate more than that though Crompton said he and Rick Kelly have been doing some testing under the supervision of AVESCO to see if there are any differences between the two cars.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.