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World Time Attack Challenge 2012


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A decidedly different summary, keepin' it real as always

(ps. was it really $100 entry for 2 days? :O)

100 for Jenna and I for Saturday. It's only 140 for us to go to the f1 in Melbourne for the Sunday

Commentary lol.... f**k me if you charge v8 taxi entry fees put on some pa on and some screens around the track

If its a super sprint charge 10 bux entry and i expect to get f*k all

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I agree that watching 3 cars do 3 laps in each pro session is annoying, Cut it down to 1 group and make it 5mins longer or open it up to 30 spots so that we can actually see some cars.

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EVO-GSR

I was a pit lane official there...plenty of poorly fitted aero cars made it out on track that I saw over the 2 days.....????

Yes correct there is some poorly fitted aero on cars, but you have to deem if it’s very unsafe not to let them run. I had lot of chats with guys with aero that needs to be mounted better in the future and even made around 5 cars remove their rear wings if they want to run or re-design mounts and recheck them once that was done.

I know of one wing failure on track were the carbon blade broke not to do with mounting point looked like a cheap eBay wing, and even stoped cars running today due to stress cracks appearing on them and one was the Panspeed RX8.

Any cars you would like to mentions that caught your attention would be interested to know….

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I agree that watching 3 cars do 3 laps in each pro session is annoying, Cut it down to 1 group and make it 5mins longer or open it up to 30 spots so that we can actually see some cars.

Quite simple

You sir rock and should be on the board of the special people that run the show

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Well final placings were posted up, would suck if you coughed up $600 to protest and then nothing came of it! :D

Apparently you have 24 hours after the event to lodge a protest so still waiting to see what the outcome is.

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The broken wing was APR, but it appeared to fail due to a lot of lateral movement in the mounts so not really a wing quality issue. The car it was on was very quick but among the roughest I saw with wing mounts mig'd directly to the rear qtr's.

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So it's a money making thing?

If someone doesn't have $600 to spare for a protest then tough luck?

How rediculous

$600 to protest an obvious breach is rediculous. Went back and re-read the rules after seeing the number of club sprint cars with obvious aero outside what was defined in the rules. If I was paying 900+ to enter i would expect easily visible stuff to get picked up without protest. I agree it should have been a case of mentioning it at scrutineering - take that off or move to open. Simple quick fix right there and no controversy, let the drivers in breach of the rules pay to protest then.

I'm not saying thats the scrutineers fault, that directive needs to come from the organisers.

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The broken wing was APR, but it appeared to fail due to a lot of lateral movement in the mounts so not really a wing quality issue. The car it was on was very quick but among the roughest I saw with wing mounts mig'd directly to the rear qtr's.

Yes the mounts were mig’d directly to the rear qtr’s on the EVO although it did look rough that point was quite strong compared to other just bolting to the boot lid. If that was a genuine APR wing I would not buy one of that model in my life time, material quality seemed quite bad and well below what I would expect from APR….

Here is an image of the broken section:

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I’m no expert in aero but been in motorsport for 16 years and was happy to volunteer my time to try and make a difference to make the event safer, we could not send people home unless it was deemed very unsafe as there is no requirements to mounting aero in WTA, but have talked to a lot of entrants who know this will change next year and will be enforced.

Anyone else wanting to help out next year would be appreciated it’s hard to keep on top of everyone when they are modifying aero over the weekend and not representing the car for scrutineering.

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$600 to protest an obvious breach is rediculous. Went back and re-read the rules after seeing the number of club sprint cars with obvious aero outside what was defined in the rules. If I was paying 900+ to enter i would expect easily visible stuff to get picked up without protest. I agree it should have been a case of mentioning it at scrutineering - take that off or move to open. Simple quick fix right there and no controversy, let the drivers in breach of the rules pay to protest then.

I'm not saying thats the scrutineers fault, that directive needs to come from the organisers.

Don't know what goes on in this odd form of Gen Y play. If it is obvious, it's then a sure fire bet and putting it on the CC won't be a prob. The 600 gets refunded, the other car gets excluded, win/win I would have though?

Scrutineer's job isn't to check eligibility, other forms of the sport have eligibility officers to check on legalities, the money making venture here should have some budget surely! The protest and appeal process is the best way of deciding what's ultimately kosher though, as it's not unknown for State interpretations to cloud various EOs rulings.

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No-one checked the cars for class specification.

The safetly scrutineres were great, sensible team. Good to see aero being checked for safety.

There too many aero breakages over the weekend to mention. Front and rear splitters breaking away and the odd rear wing.

Every 3rd open car had something rubbing on the track they had the aero that low.

It's a serious competition now, it needs written rule book. Not pub rules.

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What was the story with the Cyber evo this year?

Did it seem to be a case of C West not having the new aero package working for the chassis or more so mechanical issues?

Forgetting to put hose clamps on breather hoses was the first problem with oil going every where, the 2nd problem looked to be an oil line on the turbo lose or came off which resulted in this....

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