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    Bathurst

    Now I'm not a rev head, but this is one epic race. I've been around the track a few times when I've been up there (I mean who hasn't) and last year got to do a V8 superset hot lap so I have a for bit of respect for the way those blokes can drive.

    Wasn't probably worth it's own thread until Coultard just provided that insane crash on lap one, but it was a childhood staple to watch this one race each year.

    Anyone else watching it this year?
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    Using the laptop while it's on in the background. Didn't see the crash, hopefully on Youtube soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Using the laptop while it's on in the background. Didn't see the crash, hopefully on Youtube soon.
    Mate it will be on the news for certain.. Left rear tyre blew put at 277 kph on the fastest part of the track. Rolled about half a dozen times. Been a longtime since I've seen a single car prang that bad.

    The in-kerb cameras actually caught the very moment it went sideways. So lucky to walk away.

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    Apparently some bloke's door fell off. How does that happen?


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    Being beamed live to Middle East and I've just tuned in to find there's 25 laps to go - good start to the day

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    Here's the prang, for those who may be interested:

    YouTube - Fabian Coulthard Huge Crash 2010 Bathurst 1000

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    Bit of a rev-head so I love it. Is one of the best weekends every year. Pretty clean race this year really, Fabian's huge stack aside.
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    Yeah it was a clean race for the most part. Caused the leaders some fuel worries that there weren't more safety cars. Lowndes said on the radio this morning he had about half a lap's worth of juice left.

    Mind you, we hear that a lot from the winners. Creates a bit of drama.

    Loved the call on the ABC yesterday when Will Hagan was talking about the crash and said Coultard had been released from the medical centre - they'd kept him a while because "his blood pressure was a bit high". Haha, really?
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    I always chuckle about the fuel thing. I swear they've tried to create a drama out of it everytime in the past 6 or so years, and not once can I remember a car not finishing due to running out of fuel.



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