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GT3 CUP CAR SHAKEDOWN ON A WET NOVEMBER MORNING

I was lucky enough to be invited to watch and ride with Christian Pancione in his new 2016 GT3 Cup car at Sandown this morning. Weather was positively awful with the car wearing full wet setup … but still didn’t spoil the ride, amazing experience and an amazing young driver.

 

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Didn't stop raining all day.. Sandown is horrible in the wet

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I drove there in the wet a few weeks ago, 32 different bitumen surfaces from memory.

Surface changes everywhere, grip - no grip. The only good thing was when you were sliding on crap bitumen - you would find something that gripped within a few meters.

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Extremely spirited TLT, (Tuesday lunchtime targa) from Coolangatta the back way to Mt Tambourine … so so filthy I had to turn around and do it again backwards for home ... Think Warburton through Reefton to Healesville x 10. Fuch all traffic, no Mr Plods but used an entire tank of juice at Qld bandit prices. 3 x Mclarens near Hinze dam turn off looked quite exotic and came up upon a very sharp white 991 Turbo S in Tweed Heads... probably stolen:ph34r:

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Went for a cruise up into the hills via emerald and monbulk.... ended up in lilydale for a pitstop at Sals cafe - Hendriks cafe.

Hendrik

Got pole position out front... a quiet Friday morning!

Great coffee, Sal. Keep up the good service!

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Well,.... it's actually where did you drive your Porsche for the last three days....

5 of us got together to plan the next 2019 "3 dayer", with the recce  starting Friday and leaving from launching Place. (great name for the start of an adventure)

Weather was perfect for a country drive so we headed off, without boring you all with where we went I will just put up a few photos.

1280K later and I'm now back home having done my bit to pollute the planet using 139Litres of .98 at a cost of $210.48

We had superb weather for Friday and Saturday, but today we went from blizzard conditions to half reasonable.

I didn't take a lot of photos, there was just too much driving to be done, so only at the stop spots basically.

DAY 1....

Launching Place

Launching Place Start Line

Mt Buller

 

Mt Buller 2

Nearly 330K's or thereabouts from Launching Place we were at the top of Mt Buller, enjoying the sun.  

And around 400 K for the day by the time we got back to the accommodation for cool drinks and debrief 

 

Day 2....

Mt Beauty

Mt Beauty for a quick confab, and then off again too....

FALLS CREEK

Falls Creek.    Weather perfect once again, only problem with that was that it coaxed out all the lycra lizards which tended to be a tad hazardous. (for them mainly)

Mt Buffalo

Then after falls, we eventually ended up here at Mt Buffalo.   400 k's thereabouts for the day

 

DAY 3........

Woke up to thunder and lightning.   Also the BRIGHT push bike classic was on this morning leaving Bright at 8 to head to Hotham.

So we got our skates on, and got out of town and on the road before they had assembled.   Our plan, to get to Hotham before they closed the road off for them.

Anyway the mission was a success, it pelted down and was misty all the way up the mountain, cutting visibility and speeds.  

I found my My PS4S'S are just as sensational in wet conditions as they are in the dry.

Bright motel

Motel triple Butt Shot Before leaving, two of the big bangers with the runt of the litter 

Mt Hotham 1

View from the croc as we arrive at the summit of Hotham

Mt HothamMt Hotham 3Mt Hotham 2

Then down the mountain to brekky at Omeo....Good luck to the lycra lizards who would have just left Bright to come up to Hotham

Omeo 2OMEO 1Omeo Doug

Dougy and his 993

Omeo Chris

Chris and his GT4

Omeo Steve

Steve and his GT3

Omeo Tman

Tman and his 993

Omeo Niko

Yours truly with my BBC

And another 400 k or thereabouts...

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On 24/11/2018 at 10:40, Jason A said:

I drove there in the wet a few weeks ago, 32 different bitumen surfaces from memory.

Surface changes everywhere, grip - no grip. The only good thing was when you were sliding on crap bitumen - you would find something that gripped within a few meters.

  Sounds like Oran Park. That was slippery in the dry on a Superbike! 

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5 hours ago, Troubleshooter said:

Great photos and trip Niko, pity the weather turned in the alps ... we're blessed with the high country on our doorstep huh!

Yes mate, fantastic roads, and the weather just added to a different driving experience.   We are lucky down here in Mexico, no doubt.

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 Headed up to watch a bit of the Adelaide Rally, and had the best day yet on my own in the hills

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