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Discussion in 'Motor Board' started by NSWCROW, May 31, 2013.

  1. DREAM TEAM BUFF

    DREAM TEAM BUFF Premium Platinum

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    His best is in the dry , Has said he finds it hard when the track is wet
     

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  2. imadodgyumpire

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    You guys should check out hey shorty's form in the last half dozen or so pages on the Australia/Denmark game. It was a good read, 3 votes.
     
  3. hey shorty

    hey shorty Hall of Famer

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    Everytime this thread gets bumped its seemingly for awful news.

    2016 Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson has passed over night after a horrific accident at Beaver Dam yesterday in World of Outlaws competition.

    JJ is survived by his wife Bobbi and young son Jaxx.
     
  5. FR0GGY

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    Just saw this pop up on Facebook, can’t believe it.
    Spent many a nights watching him go round in the World Series here in Aus.
    Just one of the great blokes in Motorsport.
    Very sad for his wife and young son, who no doubt would have been there watching.
    Sounds like this has happened before at the same track at the same spot.
    In 2004 his sister also pasted away from a car accident.
    RIP JJ
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    Reminds us the dangers of motorsport

    RIP JJ
     
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    I read on another forum that his wife lost a fiancé to a motor racing accident some years back as well.

    RIP.
     
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    Amazing the tracks over there don’t have the catch fences like we do. The area in question is littered with advertising signs made from vertical I beam posts. Just imagine if that happened here in Aus.
     
  9. Goroyals22

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    Tragic news for the Dunlop family with William being lost in practice for a race in Ireland.


    Three members of that family gone in road race crashes.The documentary Road is must see viewing for anyone interested in Motorsport. Better viewing than Senna.


    RIP William




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    It has been a really crap five or so weeks to be a motorcycle racing fan. Dan Kneen and Adam Lyon were killed at the TT, young 14 year old Andreas Perez died in a junior Moto3 crash in Spain and now waking to the shocking news that William Dunlop has been killed overnight in a practice session for the Skerries 100.

    It's the unfortunate side of the sport I love. My thoughts are with their loved ones. R.I.P.
     
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    I was watching the North West 200 replayed on TV last night and one of the main protagonists was Dan Kneen who was sadly killed at the TT.
    One of the riders I took note of was James Cowton who won the super-twins race. Continuing on an horrific month, he unfortunately he lost his life last night in the supersport race at the Southern 100. He was 26 years old. Ian Linton was also critically injured in the incident and is fighting for his life whilst two other riders suffered less serious injuries.
    R.I.P James.
    Keep fighting Ivan.
     
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    That time has gone by very quickly. :(
     
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    Tomorrow is the single most important motorcycle race of the year - the Suzuka 8 Hours.

    Yamaha have won the last three straight which doesn't sit at all well with Honda who own the circuit - and traditionally own the race. But Yamaha will again start favourites, running last years winning combination of Alex Lowes, Michael van der Mark and Kats Nakasuga again. They will however face stiffer opposition this year as the competition has really gotten serious for the 2018 edition of the race. Honda are running a factory bike this year - the first time since 2008 - with Taka Nakagami, Takumi Takahashi and PJ Jacobsen (who is filling in for Leon Camier who broke vertebrae in testing for the race). Runners up for the past two years was Team Green Kawasaki and this year they have launched their most serious tilt at the race for many years, enlisting none other than their three time reigning Superbike World Champion in Jonathon Rea to join Leon Haslam and Kazuma Watanabe.

    Behind these main factory contenders are a host of top satellite and Endurance World Championship teams. Among them includes a very strong contingent of Australian riders, many of whom already boast multiple podium and top 5 finishes at Suzuka. The likes of Broc Parkes, Josh Hook, Troy Herfoss, Josh Waters, the Cudlin brothers - Alex and Damien (on the same team) are all a show for a top 5 finish and Ant West possibly a top 10 and Billy McConnell and Aaron Morris would do well to finish in the top 20. There are 64 entries in total. You can watch (most of) it on Eurosport 511 on Foxtel.
     
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    Wet start to the 8 Hours!
     
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    Even though it is soaking wet, it is still 29 degrees.

    Antiques, Yukio Kagayama and Shinichi Ito are racing.

    Also, the best team name in the field is Titanium Power Racing with HOOTERS. :D
     
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    Nearly two and a half hours in and the leaders - the factory Kawasaki and Yamaha - are separated by less than two tenths of a second. This could be one of the all time great finishes if they can keep their powder dry. Long way to go yet though.
     
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    Oh, and now there has been a crash with a bike on fire and the pace car is out on track. This will close the HRC team back up on the leaders too.
     
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    IndyCar race at mid ohio. Alexander Rossi wins, then gets beached doing a celebratory burnout, lol
     
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    That's the proper way to celebrate!
     
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    Just drove 5 laps around Mt Panorama whilst on holidays...... I was far to emotional for a rational man.
     
  24. GreyCrow

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    Its great. I have done that back when Conrod Straight was straight. Going over the top of the mountain and you wonder at times the speed they go. Then again there is no need to be concerned about traffic coming the other way

    Glad you enjoyed
     
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    Wow. Think about it? It's been 20 years since Mika Hakkinen won his first F1 title :eek:

    Over in England, super touring is now a historic class!!! :eek::eek::eek:

    What ancient campaigners some of us are? :'(
     
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