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#1 AustinF1

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 19:44

Surprised there's no thread. Race started about 25 minutes ago. First lap behind the SC because fog, then green. Coming down the mountain in the dark, in fog. Wow. Amazing.

 



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#2 AustinF1

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 20:00

Copious onboard coverage. Nice.



#3 SilverArrow31

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 20:05

I just found the stream on Youtube by chance! I had no idea.

Weird its being held in May..it normally gets light during the first hour.

Edited by SilverArrow31, 14 May 2022 - 20:06.


#4 dissident

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 21:26

SC galore...



#5 AustinF1

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 21:31

Yeah, pretty wet ...



#6 krapmeister

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 22:12

I believe the reason for the date change to May was due to a calendar clash with another GT event? Definitely different conditions to the usual Feb date, no scorching 35°C temps - it's got a real Nurburgring 24hrs feel atm :lol:

Having said that NSW has had so much rain this past summer perhaps it would've been much the same even in Feb...

Edited by krapmeister, 14 May 2022 - 22:17.


#7 FLB

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 22:17

I believe the reason for the date change to May was due to a calendar clash with another GT event? 

 

Well, if that's the reason, they missed the target.

 

 

The race is clashing this weekend with the GT World Challenge Europe in Mangy-Cours (SRO), ELMS and Le Mans Cup in Imola and IMSA at Mid-Ohio...



#8 krapmeister

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 22:26

Yeah I think I may have got that slightly wrong - they were looking at March, but that was the same weekend as Sebring - which might be what I had in mind. Not 100% sure for the actual reason, though I suspect the original reason for moving the date back was perhaps covid related...

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 22:27

Yep, it was postponed due to Covid uncertainties back in January. This weekend was the best they could do before winter really set in. All the unavailable teams and drivers led them to make the top class Pro-Am instead of Pro to get enough entrants. Some Am driver will get to win overall this year!

I’m glad to see that Bathurst is still exciting even without all the full Pro factory teams this year

Edited by boomn, 14 May 2022 - 22:28.


#10 krapmeister

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 22:29

Hopefully next year they can sort a better date on the calendar for it, with more teams able to attend.

#11 boomn

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 22:51

Yes, they’re planning on their traditional February date for next year that doesn’t have conflicts and usually attracts a lot of factory pro teams

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 00:19

But its winter in Australia not Austria.....you can race. Short days but Temps likely above 15 degrees.

The mustang is kinda cool.

#13 krapmeister

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 00:39

Considering the amount of entries this race would probably have been better as a 6hr event. At the rate they are going we might have less than 10 cars circulating by the end of it...

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 00:56

But its winter in Australia not Austria.....you can race. Short days but Temps likely above 15 degrees.

The mustang is kinda cool.

That’s the daytime high in the afternoon. The race starts before sunrise, and at that coldest part of the day it looks like the average winter temperatures in Bathurst would be about 1 C. It could be warmer than that on a given day, but it could also be below freezing. Racing tires just don’t work at those temps. And it can occasionally snow up there too

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 02:05

Considering the amount of entries this race would probably have been better as a 6hr event. At the rate they are going we might have less than 10 cars circulating by the end of it...

 

To finish first you first must finish. This race is the definition  :lol:



#16 AustinF1

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 04:17

Wow. Looks like they damn near got some marshals killt when that Lambo went airborne. Yikes.



#17 AustinF1

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 04:44

Are you watching the 2020 race?

LOL. Yeah I guess that's what it was. I started youtube up again on my TV and a video autostarted, so I thought it was the same one.I realized right after I posted that, that what I was seeing wasn't live, and then went back to the live stream. I have no idea why that video was playing. I usually have to select a video before anything will play, and I never selected that.



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Posted 15 May 2022 - 05:42

In for the finish!!!!
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#19 jonpollak

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 05:52

Weather !!!!
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#20 krapmeister

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 06:23

Would have loved to have seen a Brabham BT62 running around Mt Panorama today - just reset the outright lap record at Phillip Island @ 1m 24secs!

https://www.speedcaf...n-brabham-bt62/