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#101 Claymore25

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 13:16

This is an argentinian race (TC2000), year 2001 where Traverso won the race after a dirty? move against Silva who was leading the race.

 

Traverso was a little awkard on podium. Silva was angry and Ponce de Leon who finished second didn't know what to do.

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=eqpbuZPlWSE


Edited by Claymore25, 13 September 2019 - 13:18.


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#102 Henri Greuter

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 14:19


I did not have non-F1, let alone bikes podiums in mind but oh well, why not,

A very awkward winner I remember (because from then on I disliked him intensely0 was one occasion when Dale Earnhart Sr. won a race on a shoert track. in the next to last (or even the last?) lap he bumped into the leader ahead of him, Ernie Irvan, if my memory is correct. He lost control, spun off and Earnheart winning the race. The public booing and Earnheart sheepishly stating that he had no intention to put him out of the way but only shake the cage a little....

Checked it at Google and it was most likely Bristol '99 with Terry Labonte.

#103 AnttiK

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 16:45

From non-F1 podiums, 1997 San Remo Rally in WRC comes to mind. Subaru team mates Piero Liatti, in his home land, and Colin McRae were driving to a nice 1-2 finish, in that order. Liatti had never won his home rally in WRC and this would have been obviously a big deal for him and for the Italian fans. Only problem was that McRae still had a shot at the World Championship so Subaru had to get McRae ahead of Liatti. This meant that Liatti had to stop right before the finish of the last stage, but despite this, Liatti still somehow ended up ahead. So Subaru had to stop Liatti at the final time control and literally force him to book in late to move McRae ahead in the results.
 
At the finish ramp McRae & co-driver Nicky Grist got a pretty massive whistling concert from the Italians and were visibly very uncomfortable about the whole thing. Unfortunately for Liatti he never won his home WRC event and McRae ended up losing the Championship to Tommi Mäkinen by one point.
 
This was basically the same as if Fisico had been leading Monza one year and then forced to park the car right before the finish line on the last lap so that Alonso can win and score a couple more points in the Championship.

Edited by AnttiK, 13 September 2019 - 16:46.


#104 John B

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 17:16

I did not have non-F1, let alone bikes podiums in mind but oh well, why not,

A very awkward winner I remember (because from then on I disliked him intensely0 was one occasion when Dale Earnhart Sr. won a race on a shoert track. in the next to last (or even the last?) lap he bumped into the leader ahead of him, Ernie Irvan, if my memory is correct. He lost control, spun off and Earnheart winning the race. The public booing and Earnheart sheepishly stating that he had no intention to put him out of the way but only shake the cage a little....

Checked it at Google and it was most likely Bristol '99 with Terry Labonte.

 

Yes, the 'rattle-his-cage' finish was Labonte at Bristol. Labonte has been told the story that he (known as a very even-tempered person) was going to reverse into Earnhardt on the cool-down lap as retaliation, but blew out the gear in his transmission when he floored it. Another NASCAR that comes to mind is Montoya on a road course after spinning his Ganassi teammate Scott Pruett in the Busch/Nationwide/Xfinity series.