V8 » Waltrip joins US TV coverage of Bathurst 1000

Three-time NASCAR champion and Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is heading to Australia in October to head up expanded US TV coverage of the famous V8 Bathurst 1000 race.

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Michael Payne - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 6:27 PM

I personally think you should have left the metric units in. For America to export anything we need to know that the rest of the world is metric. Changing everything to US units does nothing for the average Joe who has to compete in the rest of the world.

Bill Hooper - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 10:14 PM

Your article stated:
"V8 organisers ... will convert all race graphics from the kilometres/litres metric system used in Australia to the miles/gallons measurements understood by Americans."
What a stupendously stupid thing to do! The race is run in metric and most Americans have at least a passing familiarity with metric (and can learn it easily when it is presented properly).
These races are an international sport and should be reported in international units, which are metres, litres, kilometres per hour etc.
Get with it!!!!

Rob - Unregistered

September 21, 2011 5:28 AM

This is really fantastic news for us road racing fans in the states. Given the fall of the ALMS and the fugly Grand Am cars and general crappy racing there, I have personally been seeking out better road racing series to watch. Previously, V8 Supercars, DTM, and BTCC were shown as abbreviated highlight shows in the winter months which isn't all that bad given the dearth of racing at that time of the year, but having some great road racing with actual passing and strategy is fantastic news. See you all in Texas in 2013!!!!

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