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    From www.indycarbuzz.com :

    "Of course you know, I'd love to get one over all the IndyCar guys that are here," Power told AAP on Wednesday.
    Among the stars who'll share driving duties on the Gold Coast with V8 Supercar regulars this weekend are Australian IndyCar drivers Ryan Briscoe and Will Power, two-time Indy500 champion Dario Franchitti, three-time world touring car champion Andy Priaulx and former Formula One world champion Jacques Villeneuve.
    Then there was the moment at Florida's Homestead Miami Speedway earlier this month when his dreams of a breakthrough IndyCar Championship went crashing down as he brushed the wall, handing the title to Scotsman Dario Franchitti.
    [IZOD] IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti says he thinks it is a fantastic idea to put Formula One, IndyCar, and other drivers behind the wheels of V8 Supercars. "...there are gonna be the guys who race in the series all the time who are very very good and know exactly what they are doing with the cars, and then there are gonna be these guys who are successful in other areas and really don't have a clue what to do with these cars, so we will see how it goes."
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    Former IndyCar People at Gold Coast

    Marshall Pruett @speedtv.com:

    The fickle French-Canadian impressed his Bottle-O racing team with his lap times, but when it comes to human interaction, JV has apparently struggled to fit in with the blue collar nature of the V8 Supercar paddock.

    Villeneuve’s petulant ways didn’t take long to travel up and down the close-knit Supercars community.

    “I hear he’s been crying about the volume of his ear buds,â€‌ said 2006 V8 Supercars champion Rick Kelly. “They went to test his radio with him and it was too loud for his liking so he pulled out the ear buds and threw them… Then I guess he didn’t like the seat so he’s making them change that. He was complaining about a few other things too…I’m not sure he understands this is a big boy series here…â€‌
    Kelly Racing driver (and occasional NASACAR Nationwide competitor) Owen Kelly was impressed to note how many of the North American guest drivers – especially the sportscar pilots – went to great lengths to practice driver changes whenever they had a free moment.

    “A really good driver change can be done in 12 seconds. 14 seconds is about the limit of what’s tolerable. The fuel takes about 25 seconds so ideally, you want to be strapped in and ready to go well ahead of the fuel. It’s good to see that some of the internationals are taking this really seriously. I didn’t necessarily expect from them that so early in the week.â€‌

    The Villeneuve dramas also continued, according to Kelly.

    “His team was asking him to try and get the driver changes down to 20 seconds to start with. He told them it couldn’t be done in less than 40…those poor guys…â€‌
    Read more: http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...t-day-roundup/
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    • #3
      Here's the official V8 Supercars site. It's not the easiest site to navigate sometimes so take a bit of time to get used to it if you are planning to follow the racing.

      You can sign up for live timing and video, although I seem to recall the video is delayed by about 20 minutes, presumably to keep local broadcasters happy. I'm not sure if the service is available outside of Australia and NZ. If I find any other links on race day I will post them if I am able.



      • #4
        I thought it is being broadcast on SpeedTV, 10/31?
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          Photo by Marshall Pruett:
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