So the A-League kicked off this weekend,…….(Crickets chirping).
Well, the Matador One Day Domestic Cup might be a better alternative…..
Thank God for the Bathurst 1000 then, which in it’s crash filled, bitumen peeling, record length had enough excitement to cover the whole weekend.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND PAST.
BATHURST no.1 – Something that might have been lost amongst all the action on the mountain was the return of F1 superstar Zsolt Baumgartner who tore around the Mt Panorama circuit in the two seater F1 car. The Hungarian hotshoe was a welcome addition to all those motorsport freaks who have missed his sublime skills. Surely a foresighted V8 Team boss can open up a door for the man next year.
BATHURST no.2 – There were plenty of retro liveries on offer at Bathurst on the weekend, and there’s nothing more The Gurgler like than a blast to the past. Our favourite was the Dick Johnson Shell colours from back in the glory days of Dick and Bowe.
BATHURST no.3 – Mostert and Morris aside, the real winners was Gaffa tape. The second place finishers had more tape than car giving a window into the future of car manufacturing worldwide.
BATHURST no.4 – Genuine no idea of who would eventually win or survive the length of the race from start to finish. A race for the ages.
BATHURST no.5 – for providing guilt free Sunday sloth.
LOWLIGHTS OF THE WEEK
BATHURST RED FLAG – The big race was stopped due to the track breaking up at turn Two leaving the important lesson that despite the many people leaning on shovels, nothing should be left to local councils to do if you want it done properly.
TASMANIA v WA – The Tigers attempted to break an Australian record and score fewer runs than the fans at The Gabba. Just over 50 was achieved which was more than the record and the crowd. The real winners were the John Wayne fans when the inevitable western movie pciked up the TV coverage pieces.
RUSSIAN GP – As dull as a race could get after turn 2 on the first lap. Check out our review for the highlight of the race involving a former action movie hero.
ENGLISH SUPER LEAGUE – the punch thrown by the Wigan prop Flowers deserved more than 6 months ban, a stint inside would be more appropriate.
CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR ON THE RIGHT FOR THE UPCOMING SPORTING HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEKEND.
However, the Hong Kong Open looms this weekend and our favourite golfing hero Miguel Angel Jiminez returns to defend his title. We hope for that sweet sweet shot of cigar and trophy in hand come Sunday night.
THE GURGLER SUPER MULTI – $1 = $667
MOTO – ROSSI to win Australian Moto GP
TEST – AUSTRALIA to beat Pakistan
ODD – NSW to beat VIC
UNION – NZ -9.5 start v Wallabies
ALEAGUE – MELBOURNE CITY to beat Newcastle
ALEAGUE – OVER 2.5 goals – Perth v Brisbane
EPL – MAN CITY to beat Spurs
EPL – ARSENAL to beat Hull
GERMAN – Bayern Munich to beat whoever they’re playing
FRENCH – Bordeaux to beat Caen.