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V8s Back to Pukekohe

Post by Viking » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:32 pm

http://www.v8supercars.com.au/champions ... fault.aspx

Yay, :D not sure I like the talk of a new chicane on back straight tho, will make for even less passing. O_o
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Re: V8s Back to Pukekohe

Post by Riftcreator » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:05 pm

Great to have the V8's back in NZ, although I think Ruapuna would have been a better track to host the event ;p

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Re: V8s Back to Pukekohe

Post by Growler » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:29 pm

The V8's had been confirmed for Puke last year (Insider knowledge ;) ). And years ago there used to be a chicane down the back straight of Pukekohe...

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Re: V8s Back to Pukekohe

Post by Hardman » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:00 am

Growler wrote:And years ago there used to be a chicane down the back straight of Pukekohe...
Was the chicane good or bad? I guess the reason for the chicane is safety because of the high speed leading into the hairpin and a very small runoff. You would be pretty screwed if your brakes failed.

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Re: V8s Back to Pukekohe

Post by vandem » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:13 am

Growler wrote:...And years ago there used to be a chicane down the back straight of Pukekohe...
Didn't know this. Link to more info?

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Post by Hugh » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:39 am

1973

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Post by Growler » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:57 pm

Hugh Jarse wrote:1973
In last months Australian Muscle Car magazine (With the Red Brock Commodore on the front) there is an article on the 1975 Tasman Series and it shows a track map with the chicane halfway down the back straight.
(And on page 99 is a famous driver who races with us today... :larf: ).

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Post by Growler » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:21 pm

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page and "click here for circuit proposal", it will give you the map.
http://www.countiesracing.co.nz/motor-racing/15/

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Re: V8s Back to Pukekohe

Post by BK » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:19 am

I wonder how much time it will add to a lap?

I'm guessing maybe 2-3 sec, 4 at the outside?

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Post by Riven » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:47 am

At least it looks like the current track layout might still be usable, just like the first chicane at Monza can be skipped when they remove the temporary barriers.

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Post by Growler » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:22 am

Riven wrote:At least it looks like the current track layout might still be usable, just like the first chicane at Monza can be skipped when they remove the temporary barriers.
Yes they are. I work with one of the main first aiders/crash crew for Puke and Hamptons and he gives me all the goss.

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