granted WATCHING, not actually racing one! (I wish!!!!!).
I'll be keeping an eye on the SMRC results whilst I'm away and best of luck for the 2011 season. After a yeat out in Vietnam, I'm flying out to Brisbane for a while on Tuesday.
If anyone is interested in the national STs or is looking for a car, I have one for sale or for national race hire. Please contact Ian Fletcher direct in my absence for details - 07526 725 704 or firstname.lastname@example.org (copy me in email@example.com)
Ian and James Byrne both did well at Silverstone and we will have the Wilson Brothers out at some point too so plenty of action still going on.
I'm in Perth at the moment and the V8's will be here at the end of the month, so hoping to get up to the circuit for the day to see them. Tickets have trebled in price since I was last there 10 years ago though
The Gold Coast race is awesome! I was at that one a couple of years back and loved every minute. The noise of 30 V8's on full chat on a street circuit is something very special. Make sure you concentrate your camera on the racing however and not the "entertainment" on the balconies of the city tower blocks overlooking the circuit!
XR2 now gone...... but as an Austrian once said "I'll be back!"
At the V8's on Sunday...still love the spectacle, but the racing was awfy tame. Understandable from the teams point of view, they've got a race in two weeks and given they're all based over east and it'll take 3 days just to get the cars back over east you can see why none of them wanted to have a mere week to repair any damage. There were a couple of skirmishes, but it really did look like they were all told to just concede the place rather than risk the car (including losing the lead).
I think the other side of it is that Australia has a massive drink driving problem...so one way to cut it is stop folk drinking in places where they have no option but to drive to get there.
Sadly only over here for a few weeks visiting in-laws, going home to sunny Scotland on Thursday. Plus Perth is somewhat remote from the East Coast...like a minimum 4 hour flight! I did make the trip to Philip Island for the World Superbikes back in 2002 when I lived here, what a weekend!
Barry, you should have popped in to see my new grandson!! Daughter lives in Attwell, south side of Perth/Fremantle. We're planning on going out in November... hope there might be some racing on there???
We were there a year ago and loved it!
Ex-floppy replacer, now trainee observer following redundancy.