CMS Viper - Shocking news!

CMS Viper - Shocking news!

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viperman

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956 posts

221 months

Wednesday 26th March 2003
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according to this weeks "motorsport news" newspaper the 2 drivers are, Amanda Stretton and former BTCC driver ANNIE TEMPLETON!!!! OMG, they cant let her touch it! she couldnt even drive a FWD 150bhp 1,000kg peugeot 306, let alone a 500bhp RWD viper 1,300kg!
I really think its a bad move to let her touch it, she must have sum money!

Vicky Butler Henderson could also drive alongside the pair at the longer races such as the Spa 1000km.

Speedy7

182 posts

216 months

Wednesday 26th March 2003
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This is good for the championship but not so good for the other drivers

viperman

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956 posts

221 months

Wednesday 26th March 2003
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yeah its great for the championship, but i really do worry about what she will do to the poor viper, but you never know, she might actually be v.good, lets wait and see.

>> Edited by viperman on Thursday 27th March 22:00

rollcentre

24 posts

238 months

Thursday 27th March 2003
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For Gods sake 'Viperman'....get off Annies back, she's a lovely lady who's out there doing it....not talking or writing about it. Its a good idea, good for the Championship, and its a Viper out there. Enough.....Please.

viperman

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956 posts

221 months

Thursday 27th March 2003
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yeah, great to see a viper, a very profesional team running it to, and yes she is a nice lady, i spoke to her briefly at donnington, its gonna be great at donnington to see all the various marque, should be a interesting battle for the champioship.

ahonen

4,530 posts

235 months

Thursday 27th March 2003
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Evening Shorty, just wanted to say that the Mosler(s) looks fantastic - cracking paint job. Looks like you've got it running on the pace too, damn you. See you next week.

Steve @ Eclipse.

Ps; I do share, to an extent, Viperman's unease at Ms Templeton - nice lady though I'm sure she is - pedalling a bloody great Viper. I wish her the very best, all the same. To see someone moving from touring cars to GTs has got to be a good sign for the future.

viperman

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956 posts

221 months

Friday 28th March 2003
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im just going to wait until donnington and see what she can do with the car, its looking like a very good year in prospect, and Motors TV are going to be showing coverge, great.

gemini

11,351 posts

220 months

Friday 28th March 2003
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The line up looks great - cant wait for "battle to commence" guys - good luck to you all
Oh and if a boy can move up from a white suit and dance routines to driving one of our beloved TVRs then why not BTCC to GT? (Shane - respect)
Great to see an all girl team out there - yahoo
Looking forward to blagging a cuppa with VBH?

>> Edited by gemini on Friday 28th March 07:20

GrahamG

1,088 posts

223 months

Friday 28th March 2003
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I spoke to Annie at length yesterday and to say she's looking forward to it would be a serious understatement! Suffice to say that she wasn't a fan of either her Peugeot 306 or of the driving standards in the BTCC!!

She's no stranger to hairy old cars either - she regularly pedals (and wins in) a pre-war methanol fuelled MG single seater racer - If she was a bloke we'd be saying what big b*llocks you need to even get into a thing like that.

The car is fantastic - Stephen Watson was giving Track runs to journos yesterday - you can read my impressions of that on dsc Viperman!

The team are a great bunch, the girls are very realistic - It will take time for them to settle in but I for one am delighted to have the car and the novel approach in the championship.

bennno

6,464 posts

225 months

Friday 28th March 2003
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rollcentre said: For Gods sake 'Viperman'....get off Annies back, she's a lovely lady who's out there doing it....not talking or writing about it. Its a good idea, good for the Championship, and its a Viper out there. Enough.....Please.



Agreed, hows the saleen in drag coming along Martin?

Taking bets now for how long it should take for you to lap the entire field at Donnington if you are running in the GTO class.

Bennno

viperman

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956 posts

221 months

Friday 28th March 2003
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GrahamG said: The car is fantastic - Stephen Watson was giving Track runs to journos yesterday - you can read my impressions of that on dsc Viperman!



yes, ive read it! sounds great, but in one article it says it will run in 'GT' class, i no its a G class car, but arent all cars running to GTO spec?

GrahamG

1,088 posts

223 months

Friday 28th March 2003
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No its a GT class car - it will have to stop twice during the 75 minute races - once for a driver change and then again for a fuel stop - the GTO cars will only have to stop once

viperman

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956 posts

221 months

Friday 28th March 2003
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oh, cool, im glad they havent tamed the beast! but surely if the driver change takes the same time as a GTO car or cup car, the GT car will have a greater advantage, and fuel wouldnt take that long to put in will it, god i have so many questions!!! all will be answered next weekend!