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-PJ- wrote:There was a couple of spectacular crashes in both MotoGP and Moto 2 overnight..

I believe everybody is ok, the bikes not so much..
yeah saw both live, horrible stuff and pure luck nobody is dead.
I've been following Remy Gardner basically since his wildcard rides in moto3, gutted he couldn't convert a pole position into a top 4 finish overnight he's been so much more patient and consistent this season hopefully turns it around this coming weekend

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bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:There was a couple of spectacular crashes in both MotoGP and Moto 2 overnight..

I believe everybody is ok, the bikes not so much..
yeah saw both live, horrible stuff and pure luck nobody is dead.
I've been following Remy Gardner basically since his wildcard rides in moto3, gutted he couldn't convert a pole position into a top 4 finish overnight he's been so much more patient and consistent this season hopefully turns it around this coming weekend

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I was only half watching last night and saw the Rossi near miss. I haven't watched in quite a few years and I'm actually surprised Rossi is still riding. He's had a few near misses, I think he should call it a day.

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gergreg wrote:
bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:There was a couple of spectacular crashes in both MotoGP and Moto 2 overnight..

I believe everybody is ok, the bikes not so much..
yeah saw both live, horrible stuff and pure luck nobody is dead.
I've been following Remy Gardner basically since his wildcard rides in moto3, gutted he couldn't convert a pole position into a top 4 finish overnight he's been so much more patient and consistent this season hopefully turns it around this coming weekend

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I was only half watching last night and saw the Rossi near miss. I haven't watched in quite a few years and I'm actually surprised Rossi is still riding. He's had a few near misses, I think he should call it a day.

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Get ready for a strange Bathurst folks. After SA opened their borders last week I was flown into Tailem Bend for the weekends event.. there are a LOT of people that are really over the reality of this season. They have it far worse than any other sporting code. Some mates of mine had to leave vic in July and haven’t seen family since. They can’t go home or see family until after Bathurst. At least footy players either have family sent in or get to go home after training.

There are a tonne of people counting down the days, and have one eye on the end of Bathurst. All usual rebuild processes are out the window as they have been building on the road’ away from their workshops.... I’d expect a LOT of human error to start slipping into the event.
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I think other than Super Rugby it's the other championship that will have an asterisk next to it, considering it's been Adelaide, 6 rounds in 3 hubs plus Bathurst

I feel for the Vic guys, being away for months on end.

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I haven't found a way to get interested this year, I've been a grm fan for so long it's just not piqued my interest.
BJR always my 2nd team I'm glad to see the results they've had

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-TW- wrote:I think other than Super Rugby it's the other championship that will have an asterisk next to it, considering it's been Adelaide, 6 rounds in 3 hubs plus Bathurst

I feel for the Vic guys, being away for months on end.

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When you add up all the race wins and armour all pole positions, I think this season has been dominated enough by Scott McLaughlin that the championship does not need the asterisk.

Awesome that he has enough points going into Bathurst that he can have an actual crack at it, rather than churning laps for a finish and a championship win that way

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Coastalraider wrote:Get ready for a strange Bathurst folks. After SA opened their borders last week I was flown into Tailem Bend for the weekends event.. there are a LOT of people that are really over the reality of this season. They have it far worse than any other sporting code. Some mates of mine had to leave vic in July and haven’t seen family since. They can’t go home or see family until after Bathurst. At least footy players either have family sent in or get to go home after training.

There are a tonne of people counting down the days, and have one eye on the end of Bathurst. All usual rebuild processes are out the window as they have been building on the road’ away from their workshops.... I’d expect a LOT of human error to start slipping into the event.
Started to see some of that human error slip in already. 888 are good for a pit infringement but running over a rattle gun is next level embarrassing for a team such as theirs.

As you eluded to Bathurst this year will be a cracker! An all and all race with nil implications on a championship nor another round to follow. Can’t imagine anyone will be leaving anything on the table.

This championship has less of an * next to it than the 2017 debacle. Not too often in modern times do you see a championship in Supercars wrapped up prior to the final round, especially in a
Shortened series. Clinical.


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Coastalraider wrote: October 2, 2020, 9:10 am Get ready for a strange Bathurst folks. After SA opened their borders last week I was flown into Tailem Bend for the weekends event.. there are a LOT of people that are really over the reality of this season. They have it far worse than any other sporting code. Some mates of mine had to leave vic in July and haven’t seen family since. They can’t go home or see family until after Bathurst. At least footy players either have family sent in or get to go home after training.

There are a tonne of people counting down the days, and have one eye on the end of Bathurst. All usual rebuild processes are out the window as they have been building on the road’ away from their workshops.... I’d expect a LOT of human error to start slipping into the event.
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Northern Raider wrote: October 2, 2020, 3:13 pm
Coastalraider wrote: October 2, 2020, 9:10 am Get ready for a strange Bathurst folks. After SA opened their borders last week I was flown into Tailem Bend for the weekends event.. there are a LOT of people that are really over the reality of this season. They have it far worse than any other sporting code. Some mates of mine had to leave vic in July and haven’t seen family since. They can’t go home or see family until after Bathurst. At least footy players either have family sent in or get to go home after training.

There are a tonne of people counting down the days, and have one eye on the end of Bathurst. All usual rebuild processes are out the window as they have been building on the road’ away from their workshops.... I’d expect a LOT of human error to start slipping into the event.
Warriors say "hi". :)
Everyone but RTS got their family sorted or went home didn’t they?
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Coastalraider wrote: October 2, 2020, 3:21 pm
Northern Raider wrote: October 2, 2020, 3:13 pm
Coastalraider wrote: October 2, 2020, 9:10 am Get ready for a strange Bathurst folks. After SA opened their borders last week I was flown into Tailem Bend for the weekends event.. there are a LOT of people that are really over the reality of this season. They have it far worse than any other sporting code. Some mates of mine had to leave vic in July and haven’t seen family since. They can’t go home or see family until after Bathurst. At least footy players either have family sent in or get to go home after training.

There are a tonne of people counting down the days, and have one eye on the end of Bathurst. All usual rebuild processes are out the window as they have been building on the road’ away from their workshops.... I’d expect a LOT of human error to start slipping into the event.
Warriors say "hi". :)
Everyone but RTS got their family sorted or went home didn’t they?
Those that went home didn't come back. Those that stayed in the squad certainly couldn't "go home after training". Warriors had it tough and we shouldn't forget that.
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Northern Raider wrote: October 2, 2020, 3:32 pm
Coastalraider wrote: October 2, 2020, 3:21 pm
Northern Raider wrote: October 2, 2020, 3:13 pm
Coastalraider wrote: October 2, 2020, 9:10 am Get ready for a strange Bathurst folks. After SA opened their borders last week I was flown into Tailem Bend for the weekends event.. there are a LOT of people that are really over the reality of this season. They have it far worse than any other sporting code. Some mates of mine had to leave vic in July and haven’t seen family since. They can’t go home or see family until after Bathurst. At least footy players either have family sent in or get to go home after training.

There are a tonne of people counting down the days, and have one eye on the end of Bathurst. All usual rebuild processes are out the window as they have been building on the road’ away from their workshops.... I’d expect a LOT of human error to start slipping into the event.
Warriors say "hi". :)
Everyone but RTS got their family sorted or went home didn’t they?
Those that went home didn't come back. Those that stayed in the squad certainly couldn't "go home after training". Warriors had it tough and we shouldn't forget that.
No absolutely not. That wasn’t my intention.

But I know a bloke personally who got 4 hours notice to decide if they were travelling to Sydney for a race or 2, that was on the 7th July. His fiancé has been on house lockdown solo since the stage 4 came into effect in Melbourne. They now won’t be together until 20th October.

I know another bloke who’s wife and kids have been in lockdown the same period of time... again he can’t see them until late October. Huge sacrifices for guys who are on around $70k at best.
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I wasn't disagreeing about it being difficult. I was pointing out that we should not forget what the Warriors players have been through to keep the NRL season going. Your comments appeared to brush that off.
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bonehead wrote:I haven't found a way to get interested this year, I've been a grm fan for so long it's just not piqued my interest.
BJR always my 2nd team I'm glad to see the results they've had

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Yeah same. I’m a GRM fan also. Then not being there has just made it hard to find motivation to watch
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The gen 3 supercars have a bit of a GT3 look about them.

I think this mustang looks loads better than the modified one to suit the gen 2 specsImage

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-TW- wrote: October 15, 2020, 10:40 am The gen 3 supercars have a bit of a GT3 look about them.

I think this mustang looks loads better than the modified one to suit the gen 2 specsImage

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Yeah it looks worlds better. The new Camaro looks stunning also. Think it makes sense, WAU were saying they didn't want to bring in the Camaro if the Rollcage specs meant the racecar wasn't going to look like a Camaro

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Team Penske drop DJR, McLaughlin going to Indycar full time.

No defending champion for 2021

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-TW- wrote:Team Penske drop DJR, McLaughlin going to Indycar full time.

No defending champion for 2021

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DJR also rumoured to be on the verge of signing Will Davison and Anton De Pasquale. So it looks like Fabs is gone

Ludo’s also out the door
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One way to get Will Brown into a seat at Erebus

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Hamilton joins Riccardo with a shoey

What a race!

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excellent finish to the motogp season with Miller 2nd again and KTM winning another race. No Marquez made the season really interesting.
Moto2 a really well deserved maiden win for Remy Gardner, still riding the 2019 bike with a flat broke team he's been excellent this season 6th in the championship and jumps onto probably the best ride in moto2 for 2021.

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