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Volume 6 No. 212
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V8 Supercars To Hold Emergency Tire Test At Phillip Island To Avoid MotoGP Fiasco

V8 Supercars "are taking the unprecedented step of taking a fully blown race car to Phillip Island on Wednesday for an emergency tyre test amid fears the penultimate round of the championship could be ruined by a MotoGP style fiasco," according to James Phelps of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Phillip Island’s newly resurfaced track "made world-wide headlines last month when some of international sport’s highest paid athletes were hurled of their motorbikes with the road ripping up their rubber and prompting an emergency two-wheeled pit-stop." The "dramatic and highly rare rubber-related MotoGP carnage has V8 Supercars fearing for the safety of the 28 drivers who will take to the famous track" on Nov. 22 (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 11/3).