Wheels (Australia) - - YOUR SAY -

I HAVE BEEN a fer­vent fan of Robbo since day one and will al­ways be. How­ever, I was gob­s­macked to read in your ex­cel­lent De­cem­ber is­sue re Moss at the Moun­tain that “Brab­ham re­alised the gear­box on their To­rana L34 was jammed.” Un­for­tu­nately this is a pure PR lie.

I have a friend who was pit crew on this car. He says that what ac­tu­ally hap­pened was that when Jack po­si­tioned him­self on the grid he was slightly too far for­ward and was di­rected by the mar­shal to back up slightly. Un­for­tu­nately he left the car in re­verse so that at flag fall he shot off back­wards. This is con­firmed by the fact that had he known his ’box had jammed, he would have raised his right arm to sig­nal the grid he was im­mo­bile. Film of the event shows he did not do this.

David Good­sir, Glen­coe, NSW

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