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06 October 2011 @ 08:48 pm
Safe driving  
My bus driver tonight was the spitting image of Mrs Crabtree, right down to the hair. And she had the attitude to match; swearing and shouting at other drivers, hitting the horn constantly... it's the first time I've ever felt a bit apprehensive on public transport. It didn't help that it was raining too.

Could have been worse - it could have been foggy as well. Just look at what the drivers had to contend with at Mt Panorama, Bathurst, today, in the first practice session for Sunday's race:

Another view, this time of Moffat's car with a Team Vodafone car in hot pursuit across the top of the mountain:

More rain is predicted for tomorrow and Saturday, but race day is supposed to be fine. I hope they got that right.

ETA: Credit for photos and copyright Edge Photographics
clmiles: Funnies 13 (italic leaning tower)clmiles on October 7th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
With weather like that, it's like driving blind. Visibility is pretty much nil. Crossing fingers that race day will have lovely sunshine so they all can run a good race!
miwahni: v8 murph3miwahni on October 7th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
(Giggling like a giggly thing at your icon)
The track is demanding enough without fog, and as you said, visibility is severely restricted. Today's rain didn't seem to eventuate, though, and I'm hoping that tomorrow and Sunday will be fine.
Bathurst is the Mecca of Australian motor sport. It's more than just another round of the championship; everyone wants to win at Bathurst more than any other track. Here's a vid of Mark Skaife in 2009, during qualifying, in Greg Murphy's #51. Gives you some idea of just how awesome this track is. Add another 29 cars, rain at the top/dry at the bottom of the mountain, kangaroos, concrete walls etc.. I can't wait until Sunday.