V8 Supercars

Discussion in 'General Motorsport' started by Merk_sfi, May 7, 2012.

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    220 Learner

    Well saw something that I have never seen in 40+ years of watching motorsport in the 2nd supercars race yesterday.
    Pole sitter and 2nd place on the grid taking each other out on the formation lap, not even the warm up lap simply driving from the pits to the grid. Both suffered to much damage to start the race.
     
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  3. 220

    220 Learner

    Races 7 & 8 of the 2019 championship over the weekend and we finally got another winner.
    McLaughlin driving for DJR/Penske won race 7 to give him 6 race wins and one DNS after his formation lap altercation the previous round from the first 7 races but could only mange 4th in race 8.
     
  4. F1Brits_90

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    i saw abit of this last year with Fabian Coulthard going for the title. but im unsure if this is on uk tv at the moment
     
  5. 220

    220 Learner

    Looks like situation normal this weekend at Phillip Island in the V8's.
    Penske mustangs 1 & 2 after FP2 5 of the 6 mustangs in the championship in the top 6 with Ricky Kellys Nissan in 4th.
    Last weekends race 8 winner VanGisbergen back in 10th.
     
  6. 220

    220 Learner

    Situation normal, pole and race win to McLaughlin Coultard in second.
    7 pole positions in a row at Phillip Island for McLaughlin 2 in the Volvo, 4 in a Falcon and yesterdays in the Mustang
     
  7. 220

    220 Learner

    Another pole for McLaughlin for race 10, Coulthard managed to jump him during pit stops to take the win.
    The 3rd 1-2 for DJR/Penske in 8 days.
     
  8. 220

    220 Learner

    Another dominate display from DJR/Penske with another 1-2 and another win for Coulthard in the first night race of the season.
    The Mustangs went into the race with a heap of changes to address parity, reduced gurney size, end plates and front undertray.
    Probably their most dominate display of the season with the worst placed of the 6 mustangs finishing 9th in a 26 car field. The one weekness they have shown was a lack of straightline speed, the changes will only help with it.
     
  9. 220

    220 Learner

    Seems the DJR/Penske mustangs just cant loose, McLaughlin won the second race 3 weeks back.
    Yesterday they tried to throw it away taking each other off the track on the opening lap but still ended with a win for McLaughlin.

    9 wins from 13 races for McLaughlin 2 for Coultard,
     
  10. 220

    220 Learner

    Another 1/2 for DJR/Penske and another win for McLaughlin.
    10 from 14 for McLaughlin he really is at the top of his game as are the team.
    V8 supercars is a control category where the cars are handicapped to ensure parity between manufacturers, not unusual to the top 10 covered by less than 1 sec in quali which makes their domination even more impressive.
     
  11. 220

    220 Learner

    The total domination by DJR/Penske and McLaughlin continues, 2 more race wins making it 12 from 16. This weekends round was in Darwin, V8's have been going there for 21 years and he is the first driver to take the triple crown, (pole shootout and both races)

    Still 8 rounds to go but I think the championship is already won, McLaughlin has over a full round lead over team mate Coultard and closer to a 2 round lead over the next nearest.
     

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