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Offline murph_fan51

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BTCC
« on: May 19, 2021, 08:26:19 PM »
Anyone following it this year?

Was a wet & dry day at Thuxton on the opening round, race 3 was particularly good to watch with cars on different tyres.


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Re: BTCC
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 09:48:49 AM »
I will be honest I did not realize that the Championship had started yet but usually follow it most years. There is even some bloke by the name of Hamilton competing some people might even have heard of a relative of his.

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Re: BTCC
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2021, 07:41:53 PM »
The championship had been pushed back by about a month this year. Still running behind closed doors, though may change soon.

Jake Hill is leading the championship currently.

Cupra have joined this year. But have lost the VW, Merc and Audi cars.

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Re: BTCC
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 10:26:03 AM »
Love BTCC.  They have a good formula for FWD v. RWD cars, but in all honesty I would like to see them ditch the RWD cars and go to a more TCR platform.

But this year, Matt Neal is sitting out, Gordon Shedden is back in a Honda, Dan "Smassish" Cammish is only at the first round for a one off in a Honda, Jason Plato is back in a Vauxhall, Tom Ingram jumped out of the Toyota and into a Hyundai, and Rory Butcher jumped into the Toyota.

Calendar:

Races
Dates
Venue


1-3
18th-19th May
Thruxton


4-6
12th-13th Jun.
Snetterton (300)


7-9
26th-27th Jun.
Brands Hatch (Indy)


10-12
31st Jul.-1st Aug.
Oulton Park (Island)


13-15
14th-15th Aug.
Knockhill


16-18
28th-29th Aug.
Thruxton


19-21
18th-19th Sep.
Croft


22-24
25th-26th Sep.
Silverstone (National)


25-27
9th-10th Oct.
Donington Park (National)


28-30
23rd-24th Oct.
Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)
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Re: BTCC
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2021, 10:54:22 AM »

 
I’d like to know what happened with Neal and more so Cammish, both drivers being replaced this year.
IMO Cammish would be a better shot than Sheddon.
I do wonder if Honda pulling factory funding had something to do with it. Neal is still with the team in a management role.

The Motul Toyota’s look awesome.

It seems odd seeing Ingrams Ginsters livery on a different model now.


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Re: BTCC
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2021, 08:49:54 AM »
It is a good series, isn't it. murph?  I look forward to every round.  Nothing like watching those front wheelers just blasting through a high speed downhill corner.

And in England, usually in the damp.   ;D
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