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    "I just plucked her in first, gave it some jandal... F**K Yeah!"



    edit: for the non-Kiwis, jandals = flip-flops. Must be the modern version of "give it some Wellie!"
    Whoomah!

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    Fuck, that could not have been more ironic. Earlier in the race, Larko's all over the garage talking to 888 who correctly followed the rules on the restart, and the broadcast spends 10 minutes telling us why Kelly got the penalty for speeding up too early, and how "888 followed the rules perfectly, and this is why they win everything." Then 888's lollipop guy touches the car during a pit stop, cops a penalty and loses Whincup the lead.

    And hands my boy Courtney the win! So fucking awesome.

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    Aha - here's a better view of the restart


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    Some fun racing at Albert Park, but holy shit Race 4 was a dogfight. Volvo gets a win already!

    Can someone explain to me wtf was up with the points though? All weekend they keep calling it exhibition, but "double points on offer on Sunday." Confusing...

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    The v8 supercar serious has exclusive television rights with one tv network (7)
    But the F1 is shown on another network (10)
    So races at the F1 are not "championship races"
    The reference to points is purely to decide the winner of the exhibition!

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    Oh. So like an "average" winner. That's fucking dumb.

    Entertaining races though.

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    They do that for all rounds, the Round winner is based on points. Some races might be worth more points.
    Just that the points normally count towards the championship.

    So you can win the last race of the weekend but not win the round.

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    Eh? I remember something like that in past seasons, but not lately. I know JC was considered the "winner" of the Clipsal 500, but I'm pretty sure the two wins on Saturday counted as victories....

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    Probably done that way so Wayne and Sharon don't get too confused in their drunken state,while contemplating where to have a shag on the way home in the Holden HQ.

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    I think they changed the Clipsal to be a "first past the flag in the last race"
    It's probably the exception.

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