Sunday, October 09, 2005

20 laps to go

141 of 161 laps completed and a yellow flag has bunched the top drivers up again in a sprint to the finish. This race has had a lot of crashes, this is the 7th yellow flag.
There has been a deal of controversy regarding the wearing (or not wearing of balaclavas). At the moment Murphy, Whincup, Kelly and Skaife are all up there with a chance. Ambrose is right behind them and is my pick. He has already been penalised twice, once with a drive through, and once with putting a balaclava on. In my opinion, even though this is a requirement for both safety and insurance purposes, penalising drivers with stop go penalties etc is ridiculous. Take it out of the points they win instead.
I hope Ambrose wins anyway.

Just as I went to publish this they had just kicked off with 18 laps to go. As they rounded Griffin bend (2nd Corner) Ambrose was behind Murphy. As he pulled along side and passed Murphy it appears that Murphy rammed him into the wall, and the ensuing pile up involved about 10 or 12 cars. Both drivers got out and had an in your face finger pointing argument. More news as it comes to hand!
The 2005 Bathurst 1000 is full of controversy now!