Bathurst



  • Wow! Scotty McL smashed the lap record at the mountain in the top ten shootout.
    It was one of the most on edge drives I have ever seen. More like rallying at 300kph
    That mountain has to be the best race track in world.



  • Watch the lap here.

    Unless you've been across the top of the mountain, you can't get a sense of how amazing it is to race there. For a complete track I prefer Spa and the Ring...



  • Please change the thread title to the correct spelling:

    BEFFURST!!!

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  • @antipodean said in Bathurst:

    Watch the lap here.

    Unless you've been across the top of the mountain, you can't get a sense of how amazing it is to race there. For a complete track I prefer Spa and the Ring...

    Yeah, I've driven around a couple of times and coming down in a road vehicle you have your foot on the brake the whole way. That these guys drive down at that speed is mind boggling.

    The race itself always comes down to huge dollops of luck but that single lap was awesome



  • @crucial the drop off the peak of the mountain is scary enough in a road car going 70. Can't see shit.



  • @nta said in Bathurst:

    @crucial the drop off the peak of the mountain is scary enough in a road car going 70. Can't see shit.

    Yep. So scary I went back for another go, then the wife had a crack too



  • @crucial said in Bathurst:

    @antipodean said in Bathurst:

    Watch the lap here.

    Unless you've been across the top of the mountain, you can't get a sense of how amazing it is to race there. For a complete track I prefer Spa and the Ring...

    Yeah, I've driven around a couple of times and coming down in a road vehicle you have your foot on the brake the whole way. That these guys drive down at that speed is mind boggling.

    The whole "downhill is harder than uphill" mantra is bullshit, until it comes to driving/riding. On the motorbike, with a fairly steep downhill slope and very twisty corners, I've had cyclists thinking about passing me. Embarassing.



  • @kruse said in Bathurst:

    The whole "downhill is harder than uphill" mantra is bullshit, until it comes to driving/riding. On the motorbike, with a fairly steep downhill slope and very twisty corners, I've had cyclists thinking about passing me. Embarassing.

    If you've ever watched some of the descents on the major cycling tours, you'll see the motorcycle cameras backing off all the time as the riders go down hill way faster than a motorbike can safely manoeuvre. I've passed a few motobikes downhill in my time - it's just the reality of twisty narrow downhill courses.



  • @synicbast is that due to the difference in weight? I mean as the major weight component / centre of gravity I suppose a cyclist can "feel" things a bit more. I dunno. Fastest I've been on a pushie is about 60km/h - in a straight line, down a hill I knew well, in suburbia.



  • @nta yeah you can change your line far faster on a cycle and make lots of finer adjustments that correlate to more speed or savings in drag that take effect almost instantaneously compared to on a motorbike. And downhill is all about maintaining momentum - the really good descenders (read complete lunatics) hardly brake at all - you cannot do that on a motorbike and hope to walk away on the Pyrenees or the alps.



  • Nissan should have their own race midweek so they don't ruin it for everyone else.



  • @synicbast Cheers, that makes me feel slightly better about myself.


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