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PostSubject: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:03 pm

Honda to keep it's drivers for 2011

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87443

Pleased they're keeping Flash, but surprised they didn't try and get Thommo
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:19 am

New team entering in the NGTC Avensis

http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=5447

Tony Hughes didn't exactly set the G50 races alight, he's probably best known for crashing into Adrian Newey at Snetterton, but good luck to him.
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:08 am

Ford are aparently going to use the new ST for next season. Am not a big fan of the 2011 Focus but am sure it will grow on me. I bet their don't race in the 'Tangerine scream' colours next season. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:42 am

I know who'll be supporting the dodgy Fords again next season Laughing

I'm amazed Steven said he didn't like the new ST much
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:46 am

It is surprising but good that Ford are building a global touring car that can be adapted to the new BTCC rules. Mind you, the new Focus looks foul.


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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:13 pm

Yeah, someone should be using the Mondeo as NGTC car, perhaps Ford think the Focus can do as well with the same set of rules as the LPG Turbo did this year with it's straightline speed advantage.
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:05 am

I doubt this year's LPG engine will have such a straight-line speed advantage next year as it did this year. Mainly because if a lot of teams use the NGTC spec engines then they will also have that turbocharged punch and extra torque.


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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:42 pm

Wrathall and Dynojet join in with an Avensis

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87933

Good to see Frank get something sorted and announced so early.
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:04 pm

someone's post from another forum

"Alan Gow has stated on the BTCC forum that they will allow BTC-spec cars to have one more year, but only if they competed this season and at +50kg base weight.

I'd imagine that's to help keep people like Martin Johnston and possibly Kaye, George, maybe even O'Neill on the grid if Techspeed can't get a new car. "

Not really sure that they need the weight penalty, apart from Paul, they're already at the back of the grid, probably Gow doesnt want to embarass the new entrants with NTGC cars
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:56 am

Translation: We have small grids so far for next year - so to boost them lets allow ancient cars to still compete to make it look full.

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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:45 pm

Sav 2 wrote:
Translation: We have small grids so far for next year - so to boost them lets allow ancient cars to still compete to make it look full.

Yeah, my thoughts as well, whether any of them take up the 'chance' i don't know, Martin Johnson is probably already carrying 50kg of success ballast over the young drivers in the championship.

In other news Boardman's team have announced 2 cars for next year, so i hope they have better luck thank this year, Tom frequently showed pace but the car seemed prone to damage in incidents.

http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=5518
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:18 am

Sav 2 wrote:
Translation: We have small grids so far for next year - so to boost them lets allow ancient cars to still compete to make it look full.

Thats harsh but actually your right it seems to be the plan carry on at this rate they might aswell introduce Class B again
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:37 am

So really, there will be four categories of cars in BTCC next year:

-Complete NGTC cars
-Full S2000 cars
-Mixture of S2000 and NGTC
-BTC cars

Right then...

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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:40 am

Ford's global touring car has been unveiled: http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=5544

This is a very good idea if it goes smoothly. BTCC will have an all-new model on the grid, and the car will be able to be adapted to other regulations around the world.

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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:39 pm

Jeff Smith joins Eurotech in the ex Pinkney Vectra

http://www.btcc.net/html/generalnews_detail.php?id=2205&month=0&year=2008&form=&searchterm=
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:31 pm

Martin Johnson has sold has Astra Coupe http://www.btcc.net/html/generalnews_detail.php?id=2206&month=0&year=2008&form=&searchterm=
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:16 pm

Motorbase switch to Ford's http://www.btcc.net/html/generalnews_detail.php?id=2211&month=0&year=2008&form=&searchterm=

That'll please Steven, he'll have more blue oval products to cheer and hopefully better drivers than Chilton!
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:45 am

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Motorbase switch to Ford's http://www.btcc.net/html/generalnews_detail.php?id=2211&month=0&year=2008&form=&searchterm=

That'll please Steven, he'll have more blue oval products to cheer and hopefully better drivers than Chilton!


It pleases me like it upsets Sav. Laughing I get more Fords, he gets 2 less Bmw's thumbsup


Going to be 4 Focus's at the front now. outstanding Bring it on


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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:05 am

More bloody FORDS!! ah well suppose theres more to breakdown

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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:14 am

This is an extremely terrible decision by the team. BMW's new 1.6 litre turbo engine is going to be outstanding, and combined with the RWD of the 3-Series - it would have made quite a package.

Ah, the Ford Focus. More lurching understeer, squirming under braking and excessive tyre wear - great stuff. Wink Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:17 am

alan gow hates rear wheel drive
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:34 am

Which is a shame, given BMW's heritage in touring cars. Could do with RBM getting over here and running their 320's in the UK series, even better if they could get Priaulx and Farfus to drive, the BTCC season is shorter than WTCC and wouldn't get in the way of DTM testing commitments and other BMW projects as much.
Unless BMW decide on a works team to NGTC though we won't have any after 2012 Sad
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:37 am

i think even a factory bmw effort, the car would be slowed down so the front wheel drive cars could win.
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:40 am

NGTC Audi A4?? http://oi55.tinypic.com/2n6ckgm.jpg

Whether it's real or just a photoshopped A4 would be good if the project does work.
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PostSubject: Re: BTCC 2011 - announcements, rumours etc   Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:16 am

I agree, its odd that the BMWs were given the longer first gear ratio to counter the RWD start advantage. Yet FWD cars have numerous advantages, such as the ability to warm up tyres quicker and have superior traction in the wet - yet FWD cars arent reined in.

What exactly is wrong with RWD? Does Alan Gow think RWD cars have diseases or something? It would be superb to see RBM in BTCC, even though they would be running S2000-spec cars if they can have BMW factory support then they could be serious contenders. Look at WSR; they managed to win a championship in a privateer 320si in 2009.


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