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Chris Sideways

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137 months

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decadence said:
IainW said:
I've karted against him at a forum kart event a few years back. He's a good guy and I feel sorry for all the criticism he gets after almost being paralysed or worse, but he just doesn't seem able to string a consistent season together, even though he's had a lot of decent equipment.
I really didn't know he'd been almost paralysed, was that due to a racing incident?
Yeah huge shunt at the start of the Britcar 24hr in 2008 driving a TVR broke his neck and in a coma as I remember respect for coming back after that.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3I5b_PULVA&fea...

Edited by Chris Sideways on Friday 5th October 22:28

IainW

1,592 posts

60 months

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He's done well, because I remember seeing him in late 2009 at a BTCC meeting and he still didn't appear to have full movement of his neck, then got back in a racing car about 6 months later.

smartypants

21,731 posts

54 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Beautiful morning at Silverstone!

Currently at Copse, Wookie's car is making a fantastic noise... Plus smoke smile


Allyc85

4,848 posts

71 months

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Allyc85

4,848 posts

71 months

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With Dan Welch fastest in FP2 in the Proton!
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woof

8,044 posts

162 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Ridiculous that Team Honda have been so heavily penalised with lack of boost, compared with the rest of the field.

Neal down in 12th - Flash in 15th !

I guess that Gower was never going to not let it go down to the last round. Plato to take the champs lead and take it down to Brands


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tux

1,955 posts

93 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
It could be suggested that Honda could well be sandbagging to get their own boost increase for the final round. I thought the boost levels were the same as Rockingham for everyone? The gap between MG and Honda in terms of straight line speeds were not as big as the qualifying times suggested at Rockingham.

Would be nice if we could go into a race weekend and be discussing something other than boost levels, driving standards and pay drivers.

Qualifying is online at 3:10pm

Edited by tux on Saturday 6th October 14:13

MG CHRIS

4,126 posts

52 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Times between the top 10 look pretty close good to see some of the smaller teams up at the front and fuller doing well in the team hard civic for only hs 2nd race.

When is quali and is it online.

woof

8,044 posts

162 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
tux said:
It could be suggested that Honda could well be sandbagging to get their own boost increase for the final round. I thought the boost levels were the same as Rockingham for everyone? The gap between MG and Honda in terms of straight line speeds were not as big as the qualifying times suggested at Rockingham.

Would be nice if we could go into a race weekend and be discussing something other than boost levels, driving standards and pay drivers.

Qualifying is online at 3:10pm

Edited by tux on Saturday 6th October 14:13
The BTCC is a pantomime and ballast and success penalties are all part of it.
Hondas were down on boost at Rockingham as well, it was only the conditions in the second and third races that helped them out. In fact Plato was somewhat unintentionally penalised by having more boost in the wet.


MG CHRIS

4,126 posts

52 months

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tux said:
It could be suggested that Honda could well be sandbagging to get their own boost increase for the final round. I thought the boost levels were the same as Rockingham for everyone? The gap between MG and Honda in terms of straight line speeds were not as big as the qualifying times suggested at Rockingham.

Would be nice if we could go into a race weekend and be discussing something other than boost levels, driving standards and pay drivers.

Qualifying is online at 3:10pm

Edited by tux on Saturday 6th October 14:13
Agree with you on the 2nd statement it's getting boring now we all know the boost level arrangment, we know who pays for their ride and who doesn't and we know the driving standards are lets are questionable so why just repeat it over and over if you really feel unhappy then complain to alan gow on the main btcc forum about it or not watch.

Back to quali going to be a close but would love to see matt jackson get a pole the focus is looking stronger and with high boost levels could be at an advantage.

Link to live quali

http://www.itv.com/btcc/live/

tux

1,955 posts

93 months

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Is the ITV stream not working for any one else?

Also on the live timing screen, is the speed in the speed column average lap speed or the speed at the line?

Edited by tux on Saturday 6th October 15:23

Allyc85

4,848 posts

71 months

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Fine for me smile

MG CHRIS

4,126 posts

52 months

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Another pole for plato what a shocker for sheddan 20th place must have been a problem to be half a second slower than neal sets things up nicely for the race. Newsham showing strong pace as is welch too, nice to see the insgnia out and only 1 second covering 20 cars going to be a good close racing.

Dan Friel

1,065 posts

163 months

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MG CHRIS said:
Another pole for plato what a shocker for sheddan 20th place must have been a problem to be half a second slower than neal sets things up nicely for the race. Newsham showing strong pace as is welch too, nice to see the insgnia out and only 1 second covering 20 cars going to be a good close racing.
No surprise.. have a look at the speed trap data! Weight plus a lack of boost means no pace. There was no way that the final BTCC weekend wouldn't have the championship at stake.

37chevy

781 posts

41 months

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Dan Friel said:
No surprise.. have a look at the speed trap data! Weight plus a lack of boost means no pace. There was no way that the final BTCC weekend wouldn't have the championship at stake.
It's not like Plato is fastest in a straight line either though is it! Look at it the other way, last year the Honda was fastest and platos Chevy one of the slowest. Shoe on the other foot and all that!

Dan Friel

1,065 posts

163 months

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37chevy said:
Dan Friel said:
No surprise.. have a look at the speed trap data! Weight plus a lack of boost means no pace. There was no way that the final BTCC weekend wouldn't have the championship at stake.
It's not like Plato is fastest in a straight line either though is it! Look at it the other way, last year the Honda was fastest and platos Chevy one of the slowest. Shoe on the other foot and all that!
Yes, and glad I'm off to see some real motorsport tomorrow instead!

tux

1,955 posts

93 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Where is the speed trap data please? The boosts were not changed for this weekend were they?

MG CHRIS

4,126 posts

52 months

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Don't think they were but not 100% sure honda were always going to struggle here like mg struggeled at knockhill so swings and roundabouts and all that. Quali is a different thing to racing anything can happen and with the focuses higher straight line speed im going for a win for the focus.

Dan Friel

1,065 posts

163 months

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tux said:
Where is the speed trap data please?
Tsl timing website for all details..

Allyc85

4,848 posts

71 months

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Chris Stockton is ill and the other teams have given Thorney permission to replace him with Tony Gilham.
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