Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Best Five Minutes of Road Racing in Recent Memory



This video has everything I like about road racing: close action, similar cars, masterful driving, tight battle in the final laps, and lots at stake at the end of a 6-hour race. Watch to find out if Garth Tander will be able to hold off Craig Lowndes. If you are looking for a shorter version, skip to 11:00 and watch just the last two laps. These are the best five minutes of road racing I've seen in a long time!

I read that these Australian V8 Supercars are coming to the U.S. in the next couple of years. This type of racing would be really exciting to see live!

7 comments:

  1. Agreed. This was epic. Especially considered this was the last 5 minutes of a 620 miles (1000km) / 161 laps / 2 drivers race. Pretty crazy. The action and suspense is just phenomenal.

    I too am looking forward to some V8 Supercars racing on US soil. Seems like a V8 M3 sedan would be a perfect fit :-)

    Nicolas

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  2. Haha, if you are looking to build a team for it, I do hope you'd consider me at least as a test driver. We'll have free sponsor stickers on the car for sure :o)

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  3. I second the test driver role!

    Also, what do you expect from a guy named "Garth"? Awesome driving!

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  4. I'd change my name to Darth if that's what gets me a seat on the team ;o)

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  5. Christo, Mark,
    I appreciate the offer and I'll consider it. Too bad the series only has Fords and Holdens right now.

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  6. This is worth watching just for the accent of the commentator....

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  7. Those fake Australian accents? I can do a much better Australian accent after a few pints of Foster's!

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