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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:45 am    Post subject: 997.1 GT3 around Bathurst Reply with quote

I might be biased, but for me one of the best circuits in the world is Bathurst. Unless you've been there you can't really appreciate the elevation changes. The camera doesn't do it justice. I came across this video this morning which I thought I'd share.
2 of my favourite car related things....Porsche and Bathurst.
https://www.facebook.com/115784485161407/posts/2912133928859768/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for Mount Panarama.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to see in person my own favourite.

The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca. Cloud 9


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spa/Laguna Seca/Mt.Panorama
My top 3. It's not a coincedence that they're all dramatic elevation change circuits. Great pic btw. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd add 'The Ring' to that list for exactly the same reason. Until you see it in person you don't realise just how 3D it is. Most video clips only show corners and straights in isolation and even 'in car' footage doesn't do it justice.

Panorama and L'Seca have it beat for drops though.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course the Ring should be included as should Phillip Island.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES YES this was my favourite track on my mobile game Real Racing 3 elevation on that track are unbelievable, as I'm big fan of BMW 635csi I watched almost all races JP&S
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy Richards' car. Motorsport folklore that car. One of my favourite race cars
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thread! Great circuit.

For my money, the in-car of Tom Walkinshaw's XJS V12 does it. I read somewhere that the floor of the car got so hot it used to melt his left race boot.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good thread! Great circuit.

For my money, the in-car of Tom Walkinshaw's XJS V12 does it. I read somewhere that the floor of the car got so hot it used to melt his left race boot.


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Oh no the vid does work. That Jag was a beast though. I remember it well.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 997.1 GT3 around Bathurst Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
I might be biased, but for me one of the best circuits in the world is Bathurst. Unless you've been there you can't really appreciate the elevation changes. The camera doesn't do it justice. I came across this video this morning which I thought I'd share.
2 of my favourite car related things....Porsche and Bathurst.
https://www.facebook.com/115784485161407/posts/2912133928859768/


He looked pretty unflustered around there. Cool

I agree with the top 3 being Laguna, Spa and Bathurst, in no particular order.

This is one of my favourite Laguna races. Dramatic end to an LM series race.
We've probably all seen it but here it is anyway -

https://youtu.be/brNtbaMadX4


Rossi vs Stoner was a great battle too.

https://youtu.be/JY9mrKR5SkA


And speaking of Phillip Island, it always provides an awesome moto gp race, the first thing that always pops in my head though is Iannone nutting the seagull. Grin

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 cracking vids. The commentary on the seagull is brilliant.
Here is another vid of some quality driving at Bathurst.
https://youtu.be/GajQB0UmXNU
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
Diggermeister wrote:
Good thread! Great circuit.

For my money, the in-car of Tom Walkinshaw's XJS V12 does it. I read somewhere that the floor of the car got so hot it used to melt his left race boot.


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Oh no the vid does work. That Jag was a beast though. I remember it well.
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Video here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=glVHYJxbYNM
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diggermeister wrote:
FZP wrote:
Diggermeister wrote:
Good thread! Great circuit.

For my money, the in-car of Tom Walkinshaw's XJS V12 does it. I read somewhere that the floor of the car got so hot it used to melt his left race boot.


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Oh no the vid does work. That Jag was a beast though. I remember it well.
Crazy forum links!

Video here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=glVHYJxbYNM

Oh mate that video is quality. Back in the day when a race car was like the road going version modified for racing rather than bespoke cars manufactured to look like the road going version.
Great clip, thanks for that. That's my childhood right there.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the day, dad had three XJS's on the bounce. Sadly not V12s! Although the six cylinder was a lovely, lovely motor and I was lucky enough to have once borrowed one from him for a weekend trip up to Scotland.

I can clearly remember, when he got the first one, that Tom Walkinshaw and TWR were inextricably linked to Jaguar which, at the time, with both the XJS and also the Group C cars) was having a bit of a purple patch (quite literally in the case of the Silk Cut Le Mans cars). Of course that was also where Ross Brawn got a fair bit of his early experience too.

As you say, seeing the barely altered production cars race was epic. I loved the BMWs and the Capris too. All great cars.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cheers Thumb

I'd add 'The Ring' to that list for exactly the same reason. Until you see it in person you don't realise just how 3D it is. Most video clips only show corners and straights in isolation and even 'in car' footage doesn't do it justice.

Panorama and L'Seca have it beat for drops though.


Yep, my ears pop when I go round. If you cycle it (yeah I love my lycra) each lap is 1000ft elevation gain, as can be seen here:

https://veloviewer.com/segment/5539685

Would love to ride it! Getting round in under 30 mins is insane for the quickest lap!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figured I could chuck up the equivalents for the other tracks mentioned if anyone finds them interesting.

Spa

https://veloviewer.com/segment/2348211

And Luguna Seca (not sure if non members will be able to see this):

https://www.strava.com/segments/7126972?filter=overall

Can't see anyone has cycled Bathurst.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mount Panorama has 174m elevation change. According to Google that is.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of my favourite Bathurst videos, not the best quality picture but epic driving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmIKKZv0J7w&feature=share
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand BB. I beat you to the punch with that vid a few posts back.
Up there with Lewis Hamilton in GP2 carving up the field from.the back.
But the fact you posted it as well is testament to how good the driving is Thumb
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