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Old 27th August 2007, 02:39   #16
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The presenter for some news channel.

Im sitting in front of my tv with a remote in my hand, lemme know wht channel shes from
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Old 27th August 2007, 02:51   #17
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I am interested to know what times the Miata was clocking with respect to the other cars in the field.
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Old 27th August 2007, 02:56   #18
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The Miata didn't race ananth. It was just parked in the parking lot.
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Old 27th August 2007, 03:01   #19
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A couple of questions:

1. Why are Cedias running alongside Balenos/Fiestas and Esteems? Isn't there a displacement-based classification?

2. Is nitrous oxide allowed?

Ananth, I don't see a Miata running anywhere.
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Old 27th August 2007, 03:06   #20
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A couple of questions:

1. Why are Cedias running alongside Balenos/Fiestas and Esteems? Isn't there a displacement-based classification?
Read carefully. I mention this race to be the Indian Open. Also the Fiesta's were to be running along side the Evo's and Imprezza's on Sunday. No idea what happened.

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Its allowed in the group N categ (the one where anything goes) and the Indian Open as well if I am not wrong.
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Old 27th August 2007, 03:30   #21
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Ok, did the Super 1600 class take place?

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Its allowed in the group N categ (the one where anything goes) and the Indian Open as well if I am not wrong.
Indian Open says fuel is free. Indo-SL GT class says fuel is free but nitrous oxide is not permitted. And Gp N, no point has been made wrt fuel, but there are a whole load of restrictions, so it's not an anything goes class.
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Old 27th August 2007, 03:36   #22
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The 1400 and 1600 classes must have taken place. We were busy enjoying lunch at that time. The order was pretty much the same IIRC. Fiestas, Cedias, Balenos. No Indian car in its current state will be able to touch the Fiesta's. And they looked like they handled better than the Cedia's on track too.
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Old 27th August 2007, 08:56   #23
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saw this city in the pits, but didnt see it on the track!



a rear engined zen( supposed to be one, but there was no engine in there!!)



also saw an indica lying over there. wonder what are they going to plonk into that!!


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Old 27th August 2007, 09:34   #24
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Nawaz Bathena pulled off a neat overtaking manouvre on Gaurav Gill after the restart following Joshi's crash (looked like tyreburst but his car was also looking very dicey on all the corners throghout the day - with a wobbling rear).

She then kept the Fiesta at bay over 5 corners including the penltimate one where everyone thought the very unpopular Gill (at least up on the roof where we were) had the better of her, but the lady pulled off one breathtaking move to snatch it back in the next second.

Gill then crawled to a stop before the finish, and according to Duboy he probably did it "on purpose" because he got "beaten by a girl".

Any ideas why Gill is so unpopular, anyone? BTW I'm assuming the two MRF Fiestas had the same state of tune, because they looked like they came from two diff planets. Arjun Bala was way way ahead of the pack while Gill was always just ahead of the Cedias, staying ahead because the car was so obviously miles ahead on the curves.

Car No 28 was my son's hero of the day, though - the driver fought his way to #3 after starting at the back of the grid. Farhan took him to meet the driver - thanks for that in between your tight schedule !

The other highlight for the lil boy was the M800 that raced the Indian Open with all the big boys and stayed with the pack till the lil engine gave up on lap 5.
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Old 27th August 2007, 09:52   #25
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I really think gill's car did not have any gear box problem....Arjun won fare & square.
Did you guys watch...Gill almost lost control of the car on sunday in the warm up lap
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wow -pretty interesting report- and nice pics @ MCL. wish i could have made it to see it in person! :(
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Steer, both the Fiesta's were not in the same tune. All you had to do is check their straight line speed on the main straight. Arjun Balu's car was much superior with regard to the engine at least.

Shailu, Gaurav's Fiesta did have a gearbox problem. I know it, because I saw him crawl to almost a standstill on the far section of the track unable to shift gears. After about 10 secs of struggling he managed to wrench it into gear and started the pursuit. Insiders info says, his gearbox had gone bust and he was having severe problems shifting into 2nd. I was told it would be rectified by Sunday.

Steer, which was car no 28?
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PS: It was great meeting Rtech (Robeeen), Tifosikrishna and Sideways for the first time at the get-together on Sat evening.

Thanks for all the help, Quicksilver!

Great meeting you again, Charan & Harrie.

and you caught me off-guard, nevertouchme!
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Nikhil, 4 (?) rear engined zens were being built for the Indian Open by the CBE guys. But when the rules changes came about mostly regarding the weight, the idea was scrapped.
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just finished downloading / saving the pics.

@ mcl - thanks a lot for the superb pics. (Smiley: Superb) how about some videos??

the yellow/black/silver combo esteem (A.Ghosh a.k.a. Sunny) also took part! what about the results? more pics to come kya?
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