2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship

2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship

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JonChalk

3,547 posts

68 months

Sunday 4th October
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Preview of the Eifel GP?

Looks really cold and wet - must take some skill to keep these big cars on the road!

edit: The Mustang seems to be under the impression this is some form of drift competition....

Edited by JonChalk on Sunday 4th October 11:01

Tony1963

2,575 posts

120 months

Sunday 4th October
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I left after the first GT race. Too many people need telling/reminding that standing right next to me isn’t acceptable. I’d move, and it would happen again. One particularly ignorant tt was lucky not to be put on his arse... a criminal conviction would lose me my security clearance and thus my job.

So that’s it for me. No motorsport events until the virus does one.

leef44

1,407 posts

111 months

Sunday 4th October
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Tony1963 said:
I left after the first GT race. Too many people need telling/reminding that standing right next to me isn’t acceptable. I’d move, and it would happen again. One particularly ignorant tt was lucky not to be put on his arse... a criminal conviction would lose me my security clearance and thus my job.

So that’s it for me. No motorsport events until the virus does one.
Sorry to hear that. It is an issue which I would have to contend with so I decided no attendance for me this year sadly.

It was an exciting race though!

egor110

13,403 posts

161 months

Sunday 4th October
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Tony1963 said:
I left after the first GT race. Too many people need telling/reminding that standing right next to me isn’t acceptable. I’d move, and it would happen again. One particularly ignorant tt was lucky not to be put on his arse... a criminal conviction would lose me my security clearance and thus my job.

So that’s it for me. No motorsport events until the virus does one.
Surely there's enough room at Snetterton that you can just move around the track ?


Tony1963

2,575 posts

120 months

Sunday 4th October
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egor110 said:
Surely there's enough room at Snetterton that you can just move around the track ?
As I posted, I’d move, and it would happen again.

Norbury90

6,714 posts

164 months

Sunday 4th October
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Blimey. I have been to two rounds so far and its been great. Everyone has been very well behaved! It only takes a few people to spoil it for others though.

Tony1963

2,575 posts

120 months

Sunday 4th October
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Norbury90 said:
Blimey. I have been to two rounds so far and its been great. Everyone has been very well behaved! It only takes a few people to spoil it for others though.
I agree 100%.

However, even without the distancing issue, having no access to pits and paddocks ruins it for me. So to be fair to me and others, I’ll just hang back for now.

JulianPH

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8,079 posts

72 months

Wednesday 14th October
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After some time planning I am very excited to finally announce the Silverstone surprise.

IM has got together with SKY to partner a second McLaren 720S, which will be driven by former Le Mans LMP2 winner Chris Buncombe and 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button!

Jenson is coming over from LA for this and I have just had a chat with him a few minute ago, he is also very excited!








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Kinky

37,498 posts

227 months

Wednesday 14th October
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That is just so so AWESOME thumbup

Going to be really exciting now

Steve H

4,155 posts

153 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Nice work! That car looks cool

Nampahc Niloc

482 posts

36 months

Wednesday 14th October
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I am now frantically looking at my calendar trying to work out how I can come up for that weekend!

df76

2,544 posts

236 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Nampahc Niloc said:
I am now frantically looking at my calendar trying to work out how I can come up for that weekend!
Are there now going to be spectators allowed at Silverstone? I thought it was a "closed" site for the rest of 2020..

Nampahc Niloc

482 posts

36 months

Wednesday 14th October
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df76 said:
Nampahc Niloc said:
I am now frantically looking at my calendar trying to work out how I can come up for that weekend!
Are there now going to be spectators allowed at Silverstone? I thought it was a "closed" site for the rest of 2020..
Ahhh yes. In my excitement I forgot.

Truckosaurus

7,763 posts

242 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Nampahc Niloc said:
Ahhh yes. In my excitement I forgot.
I have a feeling that if spectators were allowed in the pits then JB wouldn't be taking part as they'd just be swamped with fans trying to get photos etc.

Some good PR for the series though. What's the deal with the SKY advertising, are they featuring it on the F1 coverage? (I haven't watched any F1 for several seasons)

JulianPH

Original Poster:

8,079 posts

72 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Thanks guys!

It is just a one off, but if you saw my grid interview at Donington Park I said there that I wanted to raise the profile of this championship and Jenson and Chris should certainly start doing this!

smile


JulianPH

Original Poster:

8,079 posts

72 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Truckosaurus said:
I have a feeling that if spectators were allowed in the pits then JB wouldn't be taking part as they'd just be swamped with fans trying to get photos etc.

Some good PR for the series though. What's the deal with the SKY advertising, are they featuring it on the F1 coverage? (I haven't watched any F1 for several seasons)
They may be doing a programme about Jenson coming over for testing with Chris. Not certain yet though.


Dinoboy

1,946 posts

175 months

Wednesday 14th October
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That's a great boost for the series, well done!

JonChalk

3,547 posts

68 months

Wednesday 14th October
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JulianPH said:
After some time planning I am very excited to finally announce the Silverstone surprise.

IM has got together with SKY to partner a second McLaren 720S, which will be driven by former Le Mans LMP2 winner Chris Buncombe and 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button!

Jenson is coming over from LA for this and I have just had a chat with him a few minute ago, he is also very excited!








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This makes me frown and smile at the same time.

My broken camera has been fixed and is on it's way back smile, but no going to Silverstone to take pics (especially as a lifelong JB fan) frown.

Good work, though Julian - well done!

JulianPH

Original Poster:

8,079 posts

72 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Dinoboy said:
That's a great boost for the series, well done!
Cheers, it was not easy, but Jenson and Chris have been fantastic since approaching to be part of this story, which I consider to be an honour.

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jurbie

2,087 posts

159 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Truckosaurus said:
What's the deal with the SKY advertising, are they featuring it on the F1 coverage? (I haven't watched any F1 for several seasons)
Sky have been showing a lot of the GT World Challenge Europe on the F1 channel. Live races when there is no F1 and highlights when there is. They sponsor the Ferrari Tempesta team and Chris Buncombe raced with them last year but I don't know how direct the sponsorship is.

I've always assumed Chris Froggatt brings the money as he is the constant in the team so it figures he's the one with the connection to Sky but maybe Buncombe has a bigger role than just quick driver.

Anyway here's our take on it with quotes and stuff.
https://www.gt-report.com/2020/10/14/jenson-button...