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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Amazing how the V8 supercar lap record still stands after more than 9 years.

The track re-surface/alterations lost time has still not quite been recovered in all these years... in the best example of a category that has had minimal technical advances.

The V8's even have a new faster tyre for this meeting.

http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?14/09/2008.PHIL.R9



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Amazing how the V8 supercar lap record still stands after more than 9 years.

The track re-surface/alterations lost time has still not quite been recovered in all these years... in the best example of a category that has had minimal technical advances.

The V8's even have a new faster tyre for this meeting.

http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?14/09/2008.PHIL.R9

wasn't the resurface about 15 years ago?

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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wasn't the resurface about 15 years ago?



Dunno.

I arrived in 2000 and it was being talked about as if it was quite fresh.



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Dunno.

I arrived in 2000 and it was being talked about as if it was quite fresh.

fair enough.

i'm pretty sure it's close to 15 years....certainly more than 10.

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fair enough.

i'm pretty sure it's close to 15 years....certainly more than 10.



I can't believe it you guys sort of agree with each other. :D

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The track was resurfaced in late 1998 - so yes almost 10 years.

In 1999 when IRTA had the first test of on the track, the tires were lasting 2 to 3 laps before being destroyed.
And that was the Michelin tires.
They said the surface didn't feel especially abrasive, but it was sure ripping the hell out of the best tire technology in the world.

I did some laps on the crouch rocket when the track was reopened in mid 1999 for the general bike population, and it was scary.  :eye-popping:



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The track was resurfaced in late 1998 - so yes almost 10 years.

In 1999 when IRTA had the first test of on the track, the tires were lasting 2 to 3 laps before being destroyed.
And that was the Michelin tires.
They said the surface didn't feel especially abrasive, but it was sure ripping the hell out of the best tire technology in the world.

I did some laps on the crouch rocket when the track was reopened in mid 1999 for the general bike population, and it was scary.  :eye-popping:

You should try Eastern Creek.  I pretty much destroyed a set of 19" Pirelli P-Zero's in a day and at $750 a pop it hurt the back pocket.

Having said that it is a great circuit and hope all the F guys have a great time next month.



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The track was resurfaced in late 1998 - so yes almost 10 years.

In 1999 when IRTA had the first test of on the track, the tires were lasting 2 to 3 laps before being destroyed.
And that was the Michelin tires.
They said the surface didn't feel especially abrasive, but it was sure ripping the hell out of the best tire technology in the world.

I did some laps on the crouch rocket when the track was reopened in mid 1999 for the general bike population, and it was scary.  :eye-popping:

really? as late as that? any idea when the previous time was?

anyway, certainly explains why my lap time in a 355 was as fast as my lap time in an F40.

the tyres alone wouldn't have been enough...that's for sure.

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really? as late as that? any idea when the previous time was?

anyway, certainly explains why my lap time in a 355 was as fast as my lap time in an F40.

the tyres alone wouldn't have been enough...that's for sure.



1988 was when the track was restored from a long period of disuse.

More history here:

http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/track_history.php

http://www.piarc.com.au/?item=14849

When did you take the F40 around it???



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1988 was when the track was restored from a long period of disuse.

More history here:

http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/track_history.php

http://www.piarc.com.au/?item=14849

When did you take the F40 around it???

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