BTCC 2019 silly season

BTCC 2019 silly season

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Kraken

1,559 posts

159 months

Wednesday 27th February 2019
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So much of the parts on the cars are standard it would make sense to strip them and put them on the new car rather than fork out for new. However there are more opportunities for NGTC cars to race outside of the BTCC paddock this season with the Touring Car Trophy.

The Wookie

12,341 posts

187 months

Wednesday 27th February 2019
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Munter said:
So are the 1-Series gone and stripped for parts. Or are they out there for another team to pick up?
3 spare shells for Stephen hehe

308mate

13,717 posts

181 months

Friday 1st March 2019
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smartypants said:
Kraken said:
Unfortunately with nearly all motorsport how good you are is a very small part of the puzzle.
Yep always been so

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ wins every time
Would we not count procuring the funding to go racing as part of "how good you are"? Its the same sponsorship market for everyone, some people are just better at extracting it.

Kraken

1,559 posts

159 months

Friday 1st March 2019
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In many ways yes. I said earlier in the thread in response to a comment that some seats were wasted that everyone who had one deserved it.

I would like to see a situation where driving ability was the primary consideration once a certain level of budget had been achieved but that's not always the case.

emicen

7,506 posts

177 months

Friday 1st March 2019
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The new Corolla looks mega.

stevemcs

4,947 posts

52 months

Friday 1st March 2019
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emicen said:
The new Corolla looks mega.
It certainly does, they just need to be brave and build a road version.

Any idea if Motorbase are going to run the new shape focus this year?

AlexRS2782

6,248 posts

172 months

Saturday 2nd March 2019
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stevemcs said:
It certainly does, they just need to be brave and build a road version.

Any idea if Motorbase are going to run the new shape focus this year?
Based on the cars shown at Autosport / pics in Fast Ford this month they're the same, looks wise, as last year.

emicen

7,506 posts

177 months

Wednesday 6th March 2019
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So BTC are moving to the FK8 (latest) Civics for this year.

Interesting development, along with the switch to Honda engines. Wonder if the FK2s were cannibalised or if that’s another 2 NGTC cars on the used market.

Robmarriott

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2,063 posts

117 months

Wednesday 6th March 2019
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Earlier this year BTC posted a picture of the inside of an FK2 in the build stage so unless they were trying to put everyone off the scent (which is unlikely, given how terrible they are at social media), they've still got them. Maybe they plan to run them in TCT to train some new drivers up?

Good move for them either way, leaving it a year before taking the plunge so the hiccups have already been found by Dynamics.

I think it'll be a good season, some new cars kicking about which will take a while to get the results so it should give some other teams a chance to get some points early on.

Allyc85

7,107 posts

145 months

Wednesday 6th March 2019
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The new Team Dynamics livery is a bit of a dogs dinner isn’t it?!

https://twitter.com/yuasaeurope/status/11032720845...

DanielSan

15,528 posts

126 months

Wednesday 6th March 2019
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You've not seen the Astra livery yet then?

http://www.btcc.net/2019/03/06/pmr-announces-sterl...

Allyc85

7,107 posts

145 months

Wednesday 6th March 2019
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That's pretty rubbish! Shame as I thought last years looked alright.

Kraken

1,559 posts

159 months

Wednesday 6th March 2019
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Never understand the obsession with liveries. It's not F1 where one company pays for the whole thing so it's always going to be a compromise of clashing colours and different sized logos. I'm sure they all do the best they can within the limits of the sponsors needs.

DanielSan

15,528 posts

126 months

Thursday 7th March 2019
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Kraken said:
Never understand the obsession with liveries. It's not F1 where one company pays for the whole thing so it's always going to be a compromise of clashing colours and different sized logos. I'm sure they all do the best they can within the limits of the sponsors needs.
Simple really, what makes any racing car iconic? 9 times out of 10 it's the livery. Look at the Jordan 191, a decent F1 car but nothing outstanding, regarded as one of if not the best looking cars of all time, anything with a Gulf livery whether it's last or first is loved by the fans, more attention was given to the two factory 911's in GTE during last years Le Mans because they were in Rothmans and Pink Pig style liveries, if they hadn't been in those they'd have had a fraction of the attention.

Kraken

1,559 posts

159 months

Thursday 7th March 2019
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DanielSan said:
Simple really, what makes any racing car iconic? 9 times out of 10 it's the livery. Look at the Jordan 191, a decent F1 car but nothing outstanding, regarded as one of if not the best looking cars of all time, anything with a Gulf livery whether it's last or first is loved by the fans, more attention was given to the two factory 911's in GTE during last years Le Mans because they were in Rothmans and Pink Pig style liveries, if they hadn't been in those they'd have had a fraction of the attention.
Like I said it's not F1. BTCC doesn't have the luxury of one sponsor per car. I get the idea of a nice livery in general but all I see on BTCC pages (which is the subject here) is people going on about how bad the liveries are. I'm sure they would all look great if one sponsor picked up the bill for the whole car but they do the best they can with all the clashing colours, shapes and sizes they have to contend with.

Robmarriott

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2,063 posts

117 months

Thursday 7th March 2019
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To be fair, people complain when it's one sponsor like Pirtek.

Kraken

1,559 posts

159 months

Thursday 7th March 2019
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Robmarriott said:
To be fair, people complain when it's one sponsor like Pirtek.
I think they just like to moan to be honest. I always thought the Pirtek liveries looked great, especially the chrome version. It certainly worked as far as advertising as I always notice a Pirtek van and make the connection.

emicen

7,506 posts

177 months

Thursday 7th March 2019
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Robmarriott said:
To be fair, people complain
Fixed that.

If these threads and various Facebook groups are anything to go by, folk just like to moan no matter what hehe

Munter

30,138 posts

200 months

Thursday 7th March 2019
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Kraken said:
Robmarriott said:
To be fair, people complain when it's one sponsor like Pirtek.
I think they just like to moan to be honest. I always thought the Pirtek liveries looked great, especially the chrome version. It certainly worked as far as advertising as I always notice a Pirtek van and make the connection.
Same here. Also John Guest from being on the side of the Integras.

37chevy

3,280 posts

115 months

Thursday 7th March 2019
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emicen said:
Fixed that.

If these threads and various Facebook groups are anything to go by, folk just like to moan no matter what hehe
Lay out the red carpet for Chunder…..he will be along shortly