Noth­ing weak about my fort­night

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IT HAS been a fast and fu­ri­ous fort­night. First there were V8 Su­per­cars at East­ern Creek in Syd­ney, then the Aus­tralian Grand Prix at Al­bert Park with ev­ery­thing from a crash-fest For­mula One finale to the biff-and­bash ac­tion of the V8 Su­per­cars and the an­tics of ev­ery­one from the Celebrity Chal­lenge rac­ers to the Aussie rac­ing-car speed­sters.

But that’s not all. I have been vis­ited by a BMW M3 and a Porsche Cay­man in the past week. And there has been some se­ri­ously quick and en­joy­able driv­ing.

It started with a dream drive at Sandown Park race­way in the Bu­gatti Vey­ron.

You can read the re­port on the $2.7 mil­lion, 400km/h car on Page 20 to­day. But it did not stop there. I was asked to race a BMW Z4M (left) against a V8 Su­per­car V8 and a For­mula One car dur­ing breaks at the AGP.

And I was at Mount Panorama a cou­ple of days ago to hot-lap a choice se­lec­tion of MercedesAMGs, as well as ride with Mick Doohan and Ger­man tour­ing car cham­pion Bernd Sch­nei­der.

You will have to wait for the words on those, but ev­ery mo­ment was a hoot and a buzz and a priv­i­lege, and I can’t wait to share th­ese mem­o­rable events.

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