Barbazza wrote:A bit late on this one, but to answer your question - yes.
Last weekend was as bad as I feared it would be. The farcical sight of the MG breezing past everybody with ease while the Hondas went backwards due to them not being allowed to have any turbo boost was extremely depressing. Not content with losing 2 champions - Giovanardi and Turkington - in the last few years because they couldn't get drives (for all his faults, can you imagine Bernie letting that happen in F1?!) Alan Gow is now penalising teams twice with the ballast and the turbo boost restictions. The ballast is enough - if a team like Honda build a fast car, why should they be penalised further?
I bet Plato also loves the fact that his ****wipe of a team mate wipes cars out for him every race as well, especially as whenever he gets a competitive team mate they disappear pretty quickly (Mat Jackson, Andy Nash, Alex McDowell)
Andy Neate should have his licence taken away, he's a total disgrace. In one of the fastest cars, while Plato is 2nd in the championship, Neate is 16th. That tells you everything.
I think I saw something mentioning that having Neate on board dragged the MG's average performance down, so that it makes Plato miles faster than everyone else, as was the case at Silverstone. Andy Neate is an absolute joke - he's the absolute worst driver I've seen in my life without question or shadow of a doubt, and I've seen Michael Waltrip drive. He's barely scored a fifth
of the points Plato has. That said, I did cheer when Mike and Andrew Jordan had a go at him when being interviewed; it's well past time somebody tore into him.
That said, Mat Jackson did a hell of a job keeping Plato honest - well, as honest as you can get with Plato. Shedden also still has a fairly decent lead thanks to some frankly great damage limitation, so I'm still confident he can take the championship at Brands Hatch. Especially if it rains.