RACE #13 - SURFERS PARADISE
After being delayed due to a massive hailstorm, the cars were evntually let out on to the track, but the rain was still pouring. Imagine rain like at Suzuka, with water on the track like Korea. And two accidents at the last corner like Sydney (for our V8 fans). In a blatent showing of team preference, Footwork Phoenix sent out Barii Mori almost immediately, hoping for the rain to stop. When the rain started falling harder, Mori had the last laugh, as it was impossible for anyone else to touch his time, in what was the most spread out qualifying in terms of lap times in F1RWRS history. As for the crash, Frank Zimmer and Dave Simpson simply skated into the wall, with Zimmer starting ahead, having been on a flying lap at the time, while Simpson was on his first out lap.
1st: Footwork Phoenix - Barii MORI: 1:16.89
2nd: Prospec - Nathanael SPENCER: +1.78
3rd: Mann-Anglo-Nippon - Hagane SHIZUKA: +1.98
4th: JLD Motorsport - Daniel MELROSE: +2.56
5th: RubberTex-Jones - Sammy JONES: +2.92
6th: Hemogoblin Autowerks - Ashley WATKINSON: +3.78
7th: Team Calinetic - Gary CAMERON: +4.25
8th: Prospec - David KOCZO: +4.99
9th: JLD Motorsport - Jeroen KRAUTMEIR: +5.74
10th: Club Bangelia Racing - James DAVIES: +6.24
11th: NAB-HRT - John ZIMMER: +6.75
12th: RubberTex-Jones - Chris DAGNALL: +7.64
13th: Anglo-Manx Racing - Douglas MANN: +7.90
14th: Team Calinetic - Thomas DE BOCK: +8.55
15th: ArrowTech Racing - Jari KEKKONEN: +8.97
16th: Footwork Phoenix - Phoenix MCALLISTER: +9.24
17th: Anglo-Manx Racing - Pippa MANN: +9.68
18th: NAB-HRT - Frank ZIMMER: --:--.--
19th: Australian Minardi - Dave SIMPSON: --:--.--
It's time for a another 'Ring-like review!
1st: Hagane Shizuka (Mann-Anglo-Nippon): 47 minutes, 34.55 seconds
2nd: Barii Mori (Footwork Phoenix): +13.75
3rd: Phoenix McAllister (Footwork Phoenix): +59.74
4th: Dave Simpson (Australian Minardi): +1 LAP
5th: Jari Kekkonen (ArrowTech Racing): +2 LAPS
6th*: Nathanael Spencer (Prospec)
7th*: Daniel Melrose (JLD Motorsprt)
8th*: Thomas De Bock (Team Calinetic)
DNF: Pippa Mann (Anglo-Manx Racing) - L22 (accident)
DNF: Douglas Mann (Anglo-Manx Racing) - L21 (collision)
DNF: Chris Dagnall (RubberTex-Jones) - L21 (collision)
DNF: James Davies (Club Bangelia Racing) - L19 (accident)
DNF: Frank Zimmer (NAB-HRT) - L17 (accident)
DNF: Ashley Watkinson (Hemogoblin Autowerks) - L10 (accident)
DNF: Sammy Jones (RubberTex-Jones) - L1 (accident)
DNF: Gary Cameron (Team Calinetic) - L1 (accident)
DNF: David Koczo (Prospec) - L1 (collision)
DNF: Jeroen Krautmeir (JLD Motorsport) - L1 (collision)
DNF: John Zimmer (NAB-HRT) - L1 (collision)
Fastest Lap: Barii Mori (1:14.98)
*Did not finish race, but was classified as they completed 75% distance (in my fancy rulebook)
L1 - Sammy Jones gets to the second chicane, aquaplanes, and hits the wall. Gary Cameron can only get to the first before he's out, and John Zimmer, Jeroen Krautmeir and David Koczo all collisde before they get there, as Koczo stalls, Krautmeir is forced aside by a fast starting Zimmer, and they have an unhappy ending.
L10 - It gets eerily quiet until Ashley Watkinson goes straight into the wall at turn 4, barely out of the way of traffic.
L17 - Frank Zimmer was sliding hiis way around the track until he gets very sideways at the first chicane, hits the wall and says goodbye.
L19 - James Davies has the most spectacular accident so far as he jumps the fence at the first chicane, but destroys his suspension on landing.
L21 - Chris Dagnall tries to pass Douglas Mann, but Mann shuts the door, causing both to spin in the wet and hit the wall on opposite sides of the track.
L22 - Pippa Mann follows her brother footsteps. Except without another car.
L24 - Thomas De Bock clips the wall at the first chicane and tries to limp home, but can't quite make it.
L28 - Nathanael Spencer and Daniel Melrose battle for the lead, as they come to lap the 3rd placed Hagane Shizuka. They try to go around on opposite sides of him, but when Shizuka slides his way around turn 5, he forces Melrose into the wall, and one of his wheels bounces into the path of Spencer. Shizuka has to pit, but was a lap up on Barii Mori anyway.
Drivers’ Championship (after Round 13 of 15)
1st: Nathanael Spencer (63)
2nd: Daniel Melrose (57)
3rd: Gary Cameron (41)
4th: Frank Zimmer (39)
5th: Aurelian Moll (35)
6th: Thomas De Bock (33)
7th: David Koczo (31)
8th: Dave Simpson (30)
= 9th: Chris Dagnall (29)
= 9th: Pippa Mann (29)
11th: Simon Redman (28)
12th: John Zimmer (26)
13th: Hagane Shizuka (25)
14th: T. Hemo Goblin (22)
15th: Ashley Watkinson (21)
= 16th: Barii Mori (20)
= 16th: Phoenix McAllister (20)
= 18th: James Davies (18)
= 18th: Giovanni Roda (18)
20th: Jeroen Krautmeir (13)
= 21st: Kay Lon (10)
= 21st: Luca Pacchiarini (10)
= 21st: Douglas Mann (10)
24th: Jari Kekkonen (7)
25th: Darren Older Jr (5)
= 26th: Sammy Jones (4)
= 26th: Nicolas Steele (4)
1st: Prospec (92)
2nd: Team Calinetic (74)
3rd: Qantas JLD Motorsport (69)
4th: NAB-Holden Racing Team (48)
5th: Anglo-Manx Racing (39)
6th: Kahama Motor Sport (38)
7th: Hemogoblin Autowerks (37)
8th: Ecurie de Course Belge (35)*
9th: RubberTex-Jones Racing (32)
10th: Australian Minardi (30)*
11th: Footwork Phoenix Mugen-Honda (29)
12th: Rosenforth Engineering (24)^
13th: Mann-Anglo-Nippon Team (20)*
= 14th: Club Bangelia Racing (18)*
= 14th: Trueba Racing Team (18)*
16th: Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo (16)*
17th: ArrowTech Racing (11)
= 18th: CR Motorsport (5)*
= 18th: West Cliff Racing (5)^
20th: Fwifwi-Holden Racing (4)^
*Denotes single car team.
^Sadly these teams are no longer with us.
So, with that done, it's up to Shanghai, where hopefully the rain doesn't strike again...
Mark Beretta wrote:So is it true that you've converted about 200 grand worth of race car parts into about $1500?
Garry Rogers wrote:Well, we actually got $1900 cash, plus GST! This is a legitimate sale!