Posted: 24 October, 2016

Jamie Whincup Reveals Why He Reckons He's So Disliked

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After taking out the win at the GC 600 yesterday, Red Bull racing car superstar Jamie Whincup was this morning asked by Marto, "Why are you so disliked by a lot of people in motor racing?"

"Is it jealousy?”

Jamie replied saying "It's the Tall Poppy Syndrome".

"It’s the only thing I can put it down to. I was going pretty ordinary in the middle of last year, quite ordinary actually," he said.

"I was at the back of the pack and struggling and I had nothing but well wishes and good advice, zero negative comments."

Jamie says now that he's been able to turn that around, he gets nothing but negativity.

 “It’s an indirect compliment at the end of the day."

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