Bathurst 12hr

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playalistic

1,943 posts

102 months

Sunday 3rd February
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What could possibly go wrong?

old'uns

216 posts

71 months

Sunday 3rd February
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just watched the highlights at last...that really was just about a Porsche sized gap on the Mountain eek

MartG

13,584 posts

142 months

Sunday 3rd February
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playalistic said:


What could possibly go wrong?
rolleyes

airbusA346

480 posts

91 months

Monday 4th February
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playalistic said:
Whose idea was it to put an engine cut off on the bloody steering wheel?!
Porsche have the kill switch on the the steering wheel on the RSR and and the 2018 GT3 R (the version they were racing at Bathurst) and the new 2019 model.


Kraken

685 posts

138 months

Monday 4th February
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I know they need easy access to the button to stop the car for refuelling but I really can't understand the thought process that puts it in the "primary" column like that.
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chunder27

1,462 posts

146 months

Monday 4th February
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You are missing the point surely.

The same guy did it twice in 12 hours, costing Bentley a potential win or podium.

None of the others did it.

Fault lies with the driver alone, no-one else, as he admits.

playalistic

1,943 posts

102 months

Monday 4th February
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Perhaps it's the proximity (and similar colour) to the pit button but I do get the point that only the Bentley driver did it. I'd be curious to see the positioning of other cars. I've googled around and even cars of the same model/manufacturer have variants whether they're factory or independent so clearly this is some team or driver preference going on.

Kraken

685 posts

138 months

Monday 4th February
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He might be the only one who did it but a large part of motorsport is looking at all the possibilities of what could go wrong and then doing whatever is possible to stop that from happening.

I may well be missing something vital as Bentley motorsport have built more race cars than me but if either button had to be in that position surely it would be the pit limiter as the consequences of hitting that by accident are nowhere near as dramatic as hitting the stop button?

It's right below the wipe button as well which would seem to invite problems if the driver need to quickly press that button.

I would love to hear the reasoning from the horses mouth as to why it's where it is as I'm sure I'd learn something.

Ardennes92

172 posts

18 months

Sunday 10th February
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playalistic said:
Watching the support races now. Bathurst is one hell of a circuit. cloud9
It certainly is, as it was originally part of the public highway you can drive it in the reverse direction (makes for an interesting drive) but beware of the local constabulary! Tried it a few years back