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  • 18 Jul
    导出博客文章Fans have a lot of hate for No.1 Supercars outfit Red Bull Racing after Holden
    Racing Team lost their factory backing, James Courtney says.Holden stunned
    Supercars fans when it confirmed it would keep funding Triple Eight Race
    Engineering entry RBR but would end its 26-year backing of flagship HRT in
    2017.It ensures 2016 marks the end of an era.The once mighty HRT name will go at
    seasons end, rebranded Walkinshaw Racing.Courtney said Holden supporters had
    vented their anger over losing the HRT name by turning their backs on RBR.There
    has been a lot of hate for Triple Eight which is really surprising, HRT driver
    Courtney said.They have said we are not going to follow them (RBR), we are
    staying with you guys.I thought it would be more the other way once the
    announcement had happened.Its the one good to come out of a bad situation I
    guess.HRT have again struggled for results this year.Courtney is 11th in the
    drivers standings with teammate Garth Tander 12th ahead of this weekends Gold
    Coast 600.But 2010 Supercars series champion Courtney hoped to give the HRT name
    the winning send-off it deserved with three rounds left this season.For sure, it
    would be great to finish off the year strong for the brand, defending Gold Coast
    600 champion said.I think everyone knows the (HRT) lion logo, its synonymous
    with Supercars.There is so much history there.It will be sad that it wont be
    part of the championship any more but you have to move with the times.Meanwhile,
    Courtney gave his biggest hint yet that he would stay with Walkinshaw Racing
    next year, saying the teams driver line-up would be announced in the coming
    weeks.The direction they are heading in I think is going to surprise a few
    people, he said.HRT have already told Tander his contract wont be renewed at
    seasons end.
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    YORK -- How does the mom of Usain Bolt help the worlds fastest man keep his
    cool?We say things that will make him laugh, said Jennifer Bolt as her sprinter
    star offspring faces down what just may be his last Olympics.At nearly 30, Bolt
    has six Olympic gold medals from the Beijing and London Olympics. Though he
    withdrew July 1 from Jamaicas national meet with a slight tear in his left
    hamstring, the world record holder in the 100- and 200-meter dash proved his
    fitness July 22 in the 200 at the London Anniversary Games and deemed himself
    good to go for Rio.A few days before the London event, his mom visited New York
    and said in an interview that she wasnt worried, having long ago learned that
    calming her own nerves was the best way to soothe Usain.I know hes going to get
    well and everything will be OK for the games, said the soft-spoken Jennifer, who
    has been cheering him on since his speed first surfaced around 12 or 13.I tell
    him just stay focused, remember God, remember to pray and read your Bible, she
    said.Usain has come back from injuries before, including left hamstring
    problems. When it happened in 2004 at what was supposed to be his first
    Olympics, in Athens, he didnt make it past the first round. He was just 17.It
    was a bit scary because we didnt really understand and know what it was,
    Jennifer said. He had wanted so much to be at the Olympics and he just couldnt
    make it.Jennifer and Usains dad, Wellesley, live in the same village along
    Jamaicas northern coast where they ran a general store during his youth. Theyve
    been helping him, Jennifer said, not get nervous since 2002, when at age 15 he
    debuted at the World Junior Championships in Kingston.He won the 200-meter --
    and that was the beginning for the 6-foot-5 sprinter, who had never been away
    from his parents or his modest village of Sherwood Content in Trelawny Parish
    before he left for Kingston to train professionally.At 12, when he earned a
    scholarship to attend a high school known for turning out strong athletes, it
    all clicked for Jennifer. Bolt loved cricket and football growing up but he has
    said he settled on track because he was good at it.As a child, she said, he
    could not keep still. Even in the bed, you could see him tossing. When he
    started high sschool, thats when we see that hes really
    competitive.ddddddddddddOver the years, Jennifer said, she has realized her best
    approach is to remain strong when her son falters.I learn to cope with it. I
    cannot feel down when I have to support him. I just pray and hope that
    everything will be good, she said. I know that he still depends on his
    mother.Its just as he did as a teen.I can remember in 2002 for the world
    championships. At the time he was 15 and before the games he didnt want to go.
    And he cries, and I had to try to comfort him, encourage him to go out and do
    his best because he didnt feel that he could have done it, she said. I was
    really, really, really nervous and, you know, my legs shake. My heart beat.Then
    she listened to the crowd.The crowd was behind him. From then I dont feel that
    nervous, she said.The scene plays out a bit in The Boy Who Learned to Fly , a
    new short animated film produced by Gatorade and based on Usains life. The
    advice her animated self gives to her jittery teen before the 2002 junior
    worlds: You can always go fast when you keep it light.Norman Peart, who handles
    finances for Usain, has been a mentor since he was 15. Peart accompanied him to
    Kingston when Usain first left home to train. Usain lived with him, and later
    his wife and kids, for three years.Theres a saying in Jamaica that fits Usain
    perfectly, said Peart, 13 years his senior.We say, you have to have crocodile
    skin to handle the pressure, and he does, he said.So how do the two think the
    ebullient Usains retirement, maybe in the next year or so, will play out?
    Jennifer thinks hed make a great TV analyst.Hed put a little vibes to the
    sports, she laughed of her sons reputation for his trademark lightning bolt, his
    love of flashing huge smiles and his party spirit.Peart thinks the same of
    Usains future.I can see him as an analyst. And hell do stuff with Puma for years
    to come for sure, said Peart of one of Usains biggest endorsement deals.But
    before that: The first thing hell do is take a little break. Hed love some time
    for himself.---The Boy Who Learned to Fly:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b03jWW70kc ' ' '