Bathurst Time Again

Bathurst Time Again

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tdm34

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6,470 posts

157 months

Sunday 6th October
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Well the great race is nearly upon us again, not the same as it was, but the racing will be close
Lowndes/Wincup for the win......

rallycross

10,393 posts

184 months

Sunday 6th October
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When is it and will it be on tv in the uk?

haggishunter

1,275 posts

190 months

Sunday 6th October
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Next Saturday/Sunday. It’s on Bt sport, starts at 0045 I’m sure.

FourWheelDrift

78,463 posts

231 months

Sunday 6th October
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Yep, October 10th - 13th, proper racing - http://www.touringcarmasters.com.au/

2017 race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDi5DtERvWI



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rallycross

10,393 posts

184 months

Sunday 6th October
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FourWheelDrift said:
Yep, October 10th - 13th, proper racing - http://www.touringcarmasters.com.au/

2017 race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDi5DtERvWI



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Good stuff look forward to watching it - my favourite race of the year , (maybe not quite as good looking as it used to be with cars like the black and gold 635csi and then the fire spitting Rs500’s but the racing is a lot closer than ever).

I’ve driven a race prepared Ford Falcon V8 on a track day in Auz it was a lovely easy thing to slide and very stable/forgiving, would love to have a go in one of these current cars round Bathurst.

DanielSan

14,545 posts

114 months

Tuesday 8th October
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After Pukekohe the form book would suggest that the car to have with the current parity is the Holden, it was an absolute rocket ship on the straights, but I've got a feeling that car 17 might just manage to do it this year. DJR can go all out, the championship is all but done so there's less to think of points wise

hammo19

2,048 posts

143 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Out of season Mount Panorama is a public road. I drove it in a Hyundai Santa Fe (yuk!). Although they monitor speeds it’s still a thrill driving down Conrad and through the Chase.

cheddar

4,251 posts

121 months

Thursday 10th October
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Just watched Practice 1 and 2, the cars are seriously quick this year, records will be broken.

Touring Car Masters class (manufactured between 1963 and 1978) are incredibly fast given that they're up to 55 years old, only 10(ish) seconds slower than the Supercars over a 2.15 lap and hitting close to 300kph on Conrod straight.

Fantastic weekend ahead, put it on your bucket list to visit and prepare to have your mind blown when you watch the cars crest Skyline, sideways and on two wheels at 130mph!


Fluffsri

2,713 posts

143 months

Friday 11th October
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Anyone found out if it going to be shown anywhere else than BT or Youtube? Do miss the Motor TV coverage.

-Neil-

131 posts

130 months

Krikkit

16,622 posts

128 months

Saturday 12th October
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-Neil- said:
30 quid?! Bloody hell.

rallycross

10,393 posts

184 months

Saturday 12th October
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is this on sunday or was it on last night?

FourWheelDrift

78,463 posts

231 months

Saturday 12th October
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TV coverage starts around 12:30am (tonight, Sunday morning)

Kraken

1,233 posts

147 months

Saturday 12th October
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Krikkit said:
30 quid?! Bloody hell.
It is for the whole season...

PKLD

1,132 posts

188 months

Saturday 12th October
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I remember the race where the BTCC cars came over. It seemed the coolest idea as a teenager and like a real world computer game of mixing race series. 1998 and this was the only copy I saw on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/ErXThnVVtT8

Shame they don’t do this anymore!

Ardennes92

259 posts

27 months

Saturday 12th October
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hammo19 said:
Out of season Mount Panorama is a public road. I drove it in a Hyundai Santa Fe (yuk!). Although they monitor speeds it’s still a thrill driving down Conrad and through the Chase.
Last time I drove around it in an Astra turbo you went in the opposite direction to to race, took awhile to get my head around it, good craic though

itsallyellow

3,517 posts

167 months

Saturday 12th October
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So who else is up tonight for the race? Was amazed by Scotties lap last night!

Can’t wait for the start!

Doing some hot laps of Bathurst on my Simulator for good measure right now!

Mike

FredericRobinson

1,838 posts

179 months

Saturday 12th October
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Petit Le Mans doesn't finish until after 3, so it's off to bed and watch the recording tomorrow for me

itsallyellow

3,517 posts

167 months

Saturday 12th October
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Good shout, will be waiting for that to upload to YouTube so I can watch it all “as if live” next week

DanielSan

14,545 posts

114 months

Sunday 13th October
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I'm up and watching live.