BTCC 2019 silly season

BTCC 2019 silly season

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Munter

28,814 posts

186 months

Thursday 10th January
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Looks like our resident Wookie has a drive: http://www.btcc.net/2019/01/10/team-shredded-wheat...

Robmarriott

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1,775 posts

103 months

Thursday 10th January
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I'll have £100 on Tim Harvey getting his first name wrong during the commentary!

Jokes aside, it's a great move for Ollie, I don't think the Audi was/is a bad car but the Focus is definitely a big step forward.

zeb

2,914 posts

163 months

Thursday 10th January
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very pleased for ollie to finally be in a competative car, brilliant news.

no pressure mate.......hehe

shikari83

57 posts

56 months

Thursday 10th January
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I'm hoping we'll see Mat Jackson back this year.

The Wookie

11,693 posts

173 months

Thursday 10th January
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zeb said:
very pleased for ollie to finally be in a competative car, brilliant news.

no pressure mate.......hehe
Thanks guys!

Haha no pressure indeed... the car feels great, I think it will be a good year. Fingers crossed!

Drumroll

1,427 posts

65 months

Thursday 10th January
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The Wookie said:
Thanks guys!

Haha no pressure indeed... the car feels great, I think it will be a good year. Fingers crossed!
Does this mean 3 Shredded Wheat for breakfast?

AlexRS2782

5,558 posts

158 months

Friday 11th January
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shikari83 said:
I'm hoping we'll see Mat Jackson back this year.
Nah - How he behaved in his attempt to weasel out of a recently agreed contract with his current team in the hope he would be guarateed the role of Shedden's replacement couldn't have backfired better IMO.

Like Shedden, i don't think the BTCC lost anything from him not being on the grid / racing last season.

Good luck to Ollie for next year stepping into the Focus - hopefully it gets him more time at the correct end of the grid smile

FNG

2,668 posts

169 months

Friday 11th January
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AlexRS2782 said:
Nah - How he behaved in his attempt to weasel out of a recently agreed contract with his current team in the hope he would be guarateed the role of Shedden's replacement couldn't have backfired better IMO.

Like Shedden, i don't think the BTCC lost anything from him not being on the grid / racing last season.

Good luck to Ollie for next year stepping into the Focus - hopefully it gets him more time at the correct end of the grid smile
What he said - all of it. And I hope Ollie's car isn't the one that makes up the numbers while the team focus on a #1 driver.

I really liked watching Mat Jackson in his early years especially in the BMW, he let his speed do the talking and was pretty clean, but latterly he joined the dirty driving mob and I really CBF'd with that. No loss to the championship IMO.

Wh00sher

1,241 posts

163 months

Saturday 12th January
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AlexRS2782 said:
Nah - How he behaved in his attempt to weasel out of a recently agreed contract with his current team in the hope he would be guaranteed the role of Shedden's replacement couldn't have backfired better IMO.
100% agree.

Good luck Ollie !

colin79666

666 posts

58 months

Wednesday 16th January
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No surprises at Dynamics. Matt Neal and Dan Cammish.
http://www.btcc.net/2019/01/16/honda-looking-to-bu...

emicen

7,344 posts

163 months

Tuesday 29th January
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Brands Hatch’s Instagram seems to be confirming Nic Hamilton in the BTCC for 2019.

Unclear if they actually mean the BTCC or on the BTCC package.

Robmarriott

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1,775 posts

103 months

Tuesday 29th January
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It says 'competing' so that goes hand in hand with the speculation over the last few months. Obvious place is Motorbase car number 3, it's already been confirmed that it will be in another livery so it seems to fit.

Kraken

1,111 posts

145 months

Tuesday 29th January
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Hamilton did say quite a while ago that he would be racing in the BTCC this year. The only thing he didn't say was with who.

Robmarriott

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1,775 posts

103 months

Monday 11th February
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http://www.nicolashamilton.com/hamilton-returns-to...

And there’s the confirmation a whole day before it’s supposed to have been announced.

emicen

7,344 posts

163 months

Monday 11th February
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I see his title sponsor are also sponsoring Williams F1, good to see new brands entering Motorsport as well.

colin79666

666 posts

58 months

Monday 11th February
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Smiley will be back with new funding: http://www.btcc.net/2019/02/11/btc-racing-announce...

Hamilton’s car looks brilliant!

Robmarriott

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1,775 posts

103 months

Wednesday 13th February
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This mornings announcement is going to be a surprise for a lot of people!

Killer2005

17,292 posts

173 months

Wednesday 13th February
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Robmarriott said:
This mornings announcement is going to be a surprise for a lot of people!
It was. Mark Blundell yikes

http://www.btcc.net/2019/02/13/former-f1-star-le-m...

emicen

7,344 posts

163 months

Wednesday 13th February
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Good luck to him but I don’t think this will work out well.

Mansell and Herbert both got the same, normally you have to turn safe search off in your internet browser to watch someone get banged so hard.

Kraken

1,111 posts

145 months

Wednesday 13th February
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Contract rules are a lot stricter than they were back then. I don't think he'll have any problems with the driving after a bit of testing it's just whether the car and team combination is good enough to satisfy him and his sponsors I would think.