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    • FarTooMuch mate I am so jealous you lucky bugga yeh I was thinkin just that after I read the above, what time is he likely to be capable of when fully match fit whoarrrr.......what sorta track is it big? small? tight corners etc etc etc   Cheers Iraklis
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