This Weekend!
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: This Weekend!

  1. #1

    Icon25 This Weekend!

    MotoGP in Thailand, where Cobras roam!



    Bathurst 1000K.
    We leave for 'The Mountain' this evening!


    "Illegitimum non carborundum".

    Corsair Obsidian 900D Full Tower. MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM. Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-3 8 Core @ 4.8GHz. Thermaltake Water 3 Riing RGB Cooler Premium Edition 6 x Riing 12 fans. ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition, 11GBx2 in SLI.
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32G 2800MHz DDR4 Kit. LG BH16NS40 BluRay Reader/Writer. Corsair CMPSU-HX1000i FM 1000Watt x2.
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD x 3. Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD x1.
    Western Digital WD Gold 4TB Datacenter HDD.
    Acer Predator X34P 34inch IPS LED Curved Gaming Monitor 3440x1440 120Hz

  2. #2
    Senior Administrator huub vink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Noordwijk, The Netherlands (EHVB)
    Age
    60
    Posts
    6,852
    Hopefully this time a better weekend for Yamaha............

    Cheers,
    Huub

  3. #3
    We will see, but as a Duc fan I'm happy although I just watched JL99 highside again on my phone app!
    Fly Navy/Army (Ret. 2/2018)
    USN SAR
    DUSTOFF/ARMY PROPS

  4. #4
    Senior Administrator huub vink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Noordwijk, The Netherlands (EHVB)
    Age
    60
    Posts
    6,852
    Well Yamaha did indeed much better this time. I think Andrea Dovizioso gave it away by trying to block Marc Mrquez, instead of riding his own pace.

    Cheers,
    Huub

  5. #5
    Back from Bathurst, a trifle tired and hung over!!!
    Flight up was good, the return flight was 'interesting' due to weather.
    The inserted article covers the story. Love that Craig Lowndes won it, gutted for David Reynolds.

    "Craig Lowndes with co-driver Steven Richards won the 2018 Bathurst 1000 as David Reynolds, who held the lead for the majority of the race,
    was hit with cramp in the closing stages of the race.

    It means a lot. Its almost like 06 back again. Weve had trouble all weekend with the steering and these guys have done a hell of a job to
    pull it all together, said Lowndes.

    I didnt have any cool suit or air in my helmet the last three stints, so Im a little tired, but its a credit to these guys (the team). We didnt
    have quite the speed at the beginning of the race, but we were hoping the track would come to it and it did.
    Reynolds with co-driver Luke Youlden had been strong all weekend but was hit with disaster as the race neared its end when the Erebus
    Motorsport driver had to fight a leg cramp.
    Things got even worse in one of their final stops when Reynolds was hit with a drive through penalty for spinning his rear wheels, slipping his
    foot of the clutch due to the leg cramp, dropping the duo down the order to finish 13th.

    Lowndes got past Reynolds prior to that (lap 135) and was on his own from that. Walkinshaw Andretti United driver Scott Pye with co-driver
    Warren Luff was his closest competitor but was well behind, finishing second with a margin of 6.3 seconds.
    Pyes podium finish was his second consecutive Bathurst 1000 podium and performed a strong race, climbing from 18th on the grid.
    DJR Team Penske driver Scott McLaughlin claimed the final podium spot with co-driver Alexandre Prmat, finishing 9.4 seconds behind race
    winner Lowndes.
    Tickford Racing driver Chaz Mostert came home in fourth position with championship leader Shane van Gisbergen crossing the line in fifth
    position for Triple Eight Race Engineering.
    There was plenty of drama for Mostert who clashed with his team-mate David Russell at Forests Elbow, sending Russell, who is co-driver to
    Cameron Waters, into the wall and later into the pits for lengthy repairs.
    The repairs dropped them to finish 23rd but the stewards decided to take no action on the incident.
    Disaster also struck Triple Eight Race Engineering driver Jamie Whincup with co-driver Paul Dumbrell. The duo were involved in the top fight
    until lap 45 when the front-right wheel came off the #1 Holden at turn one, forcing Dumbrell to drive a full lap on three wheels. This dropped
    them a lap down on the leaders but a late safety car meant that they were able to return to the same lap as the leaders and later fight their
    way to finish tenth.
    One of the few retirements in the race was the Walkinshaw Andretti United duo of James Courtney and Jack Perkins due to an engine failure
    on lap 33.
    Van Gisbergen is still in the lead of the championship but with McLaughlin closing the gap to trail the Holden rival by 19 points with three
    race weekends left of the 2018 season."
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".

    Corsair Obsidian 900D Full Tower. MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM. Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-3 8 Core @ 4.8GHz. Thermaltake Water 3 Riing RGB Cooler Premium Edition 6 x Riing 12 fans. ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition, 11GBx2 in SLI.
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32G 2800MHz DDR4 Kit. LG BH16NS40 BluRay Reader/Writer. Corsair CMPSU-HX1000i FM 1000Watt x2.
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD x 3. Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD x1.
    Western Digital WD Gold 4TB Datacenter HDD.
    Acer Predator X34P 34inch IPS LED Curved Gaming Monitor 3440x1440 120Hz

  6. #6
    This is not your usual Aviation Facility!
    There is quite a story behind the resident Coastal Freighter hulk.



    'Our' Skylane never missed a beat and we arrived to a Bathurst Airfield that was absolutely wall to wall GA.
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".

    Corsair Obsidian 900D Full Tower. MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM. Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-3 8 Core @ 4.8GHz. Thermaltake Water 3 Riing RGB Cooler Premium Edition 6 x Riing 12 fans. ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition, 11GBx2 in SLI.
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32G 2800MHz DDR4 Kit. LG BH16NS40 BluRay Reader/Writer. Corsair CMPSU-HX1000i FM 1000Watt x2.
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD x 3. Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD x1.
    Western Digital WD Gold 4TB Datacenter HDD.
    Acer Predator X34P 34inch IPS LED Curved Gaming Monitor 3440x1440 120Hz

Members who have read this thread: 30

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •