The day Jamie Whincup secured the championship. A day with the requisite dramas for FPR and HRT, and effectively the end of a season where few teams outside of Team Vodafone received any satisfaction from the 2008 season.
To all you dyed-in-the-wool Holden fans out there who just couldn’t accept the argument that owning and managing a race team, and being a supposedly lead driver for that team, just don’t gel, I take the greatest of pleasure in claiming points for calling it correctly.
Further to yesterday’s little bombshell, it seems the hounds at News Limited were too close to the facts of the matter and Mark Skaife has jumped off the edge of disaster into what? Only he knows.
If ever there was any doubt as to Mark Skaife’s deficiency in business acumen, surely this story confirms those misgivings in the worst possible way.
Thanks to timezones and some weird perception on the part of V8 Supercars Australia that journeying once a year to a little used, but palatial race circuit in the middle of no-where is going to help promote the sport’s image at home, I’ve just watched Race One of Round Twelve.
The very best news Holden fans could possibly ask for. Mark Skaife has retired.