BTCC 2019 silly season

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steve-5snwi

2,539 posts

30 months

Tuesday 18th December 2018
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Not related to the drivers or BTCC races but it seems Renault have pulled the plug on the Clio cup

https://www.autosport.com/btcc/news/140722/renault...

Pericoloso

37,302 posts

100 months

Tuesday 18th December 2018
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steve-5snwi said:
Not related to the drivers or BTCC races but it seems Renault have pulled the plug on the Clio cup

https://www.autosport.com/btcc/news/140722/renault...
That's a shocker ,Renault have had a one make series constantly since the 1970s ,with the Renault 5.

mfmman

567 posts

120 months

Tuesday 18th December 2018
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Pericoloso said:
steve-5snwi said:
Not related to the drivers or BTCC races but it seems Renault have pulled the plug on the Clio cup

https://www.autosport.com/btcc/news/140722/renault...
That's a shocker ,Renault have had a one make series constantly since the 1970s ,with the Renault 5.
The BARC run Michelin Clio Cup has announced that the 220s will join the 200s for 2020 rotate, announced a few days ago

colin79666

612 posts

50 months

Tuesday 18th December 2018
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And they had just confirmed they were returning to Knockhill as well. I'll definitely have to go this year then!

emicen

7,124 posts

155 months

Wednesday 19th December 2018
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As soon as EXCELR8 announced their BTCC entry, the prospect of MINI Challenge replacing Clio Cup moved a step closer imho. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see F56s replace the Clios.

In other news, AMD pairing Tordoff and Rory in what appears to be the ex-Eurotek Civics
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steve-5snwi

2,539 posts

30 months

Wednesday 19th December 2018
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I like the sound of the Mini Challenge being part of the BTCC circus

37chevy

2,198 posts

93 months

Wednesday 19th December 2018
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emicen said:
As soon as EXCELR8 announced their BTCC entry, the prospect of MINI Challenge replacing Clio Cup moved a step closer imho. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see F56s replace the Clios.

In other news, AMD pairing Tordoff and Rory in what appears to be the ex-Eurotek Civics
be a good tie up for BMW too having the mini as a support series.

Sammo123

1,295 posts

118 months

Friday 4th January
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I heard this morning that Jack Goff is going to be ina Motorbase Focus this year.

Allyc85

6,749 posts

123 months

Monday 7th January
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No surprise that Turkington stays at WSR.

Sebring440

453 posts

33 months

Monday 7th January
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And Plato in an Astra, do you think...?

Sammo123

1,295 posts

118 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Sebring440 said:
And Plato in an Astra, do you think...?
More than likely.

Sammo123

1,295 posts

118 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Oh and it looks like Rob Austin might be in an MG this year.

zeb

2,850 posts

155 months

Wednesday 9th January
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metro ? hehe

stevemcs

2,539 posts

30 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Andrew Jordan now confirmed at WSR for the third year running.

emicen

7,124 posts

155 months

Thursday 10th January
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Called it!

MINI Challenge on the TOCA package from 2020.

Robmarriott

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1,220 posts

95 months

Thursday 10th January
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I’m still lamenting the loss of the Clios but it’s a worthy replacement.

Reading the article it seems that the JCW class will be at 8 rounds and the Cooper challenge (for the R50s) at the remaining 2, how that split is done isn't announced yet but I'm calling Croft and one of the Thruxton rounds.

Edited by Robmarriott on Thursday 10th January 08:32

Munter

28,217 posts

178 months

Thursday 10th January
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Robmarriott said:
I’m still lamenting the loss of the Clios but it’s a worthy replacement.

Reading the article it seems that the JCW class will be at 8 rounds and the Cooper challenge (for the R50s) at the remaining 2, how that split is done isn't announced yet but I'm calling Croft and one of the Thruxton rounds.

Edited by Robmarriott on Thursday 10th January 08:32
Didn't we have R50 Minis at Knockhill one year. I'd have thought that would be a round for the Coopers if there's a significant Scottish element to join in.

Robmarriott

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1,220 posts

95 months

Thursday 10th January
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Yeah, that would have been Scottish Mini Cooper Cup. Not sure how the regs compare but I'm sure someone in this thread will know...

emicen

7,124 posts

155 months

Thursday 10th January
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We supported at Knockhill 2011-2013 and at Croft in 2012.

MINI Challenge spec Cooper Pro and Am classes are quite different from ours.

If they were to skip Knockhill, I’m sure the SMRC would have no difficulty filling the slot.

emicen

7,124 posts

155 months

Thursday 10th January
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2011 featuring Chris Smilie, now of BTCC, taking the win: https://youtu.be/Z3FLpm4Y7N8

2012 with a second place for yours truly: https://youtu.be/boSGNgswcGU