BTCC 2019 silly season

BTCC 2019 silly season

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DanielSan

14,282 posts

111 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Another top driver for Hard then. To be swapped at Snetterton along with 2 others hehe

Kraken

1,072 posts

144 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Can't see Carl running out of budget. Whether the car and team are right is another matter. Hopefully with the increased technical input from Bushell they'll be more consistent.

colin79666

664 posts

57 months

Sunday 11th November 2018
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BMR strike-off called off again. They have finally submitted their 2016 accounts, still overdue on 2017.
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/0935688...

Speed Badger

998 posts

61 months

Sunday 11th November 2018
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Some people on here are seriously obsessed with BMR's accounts. It's very boring.

knowitall

61 posts

51 months

Sunday 11th November 2018
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Speed Badger said:
Some people on here are seriously obsessed with BMR's accounts. It's very boring.
I agree!!!

agent006

11,548 posts

208 months

Sunday 11th November 2018
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You might think that it's just boring accounts but a major player in the BTCC is/was showing pretty strong signs that they might not be around for much longer. I'm interested.

It's not so much the accounts that are interesting, but the regulatory and business consequences for BMR as a going concern.

Kraken

1,072 posts

144 months

Sunday 11th November 2018
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Speed Badger said:
Some people on here are seriously obsessed with BMR's accounts. It's very boring.
Maybe to F1 fans but not too BTCC fans. Would F1 fans think it boring if one of the top three teams was doing the same?

colin79666

664 posts

57 months

Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Success ballast has been fiddled with along with a few other rule changes:
https://www.touringcartimes.com/2018/11/14/success...

1st: 54kgs (down from 75kg)
2nd: 48kgs
3rd: 42kgs
4th: 36kgs
5th: 30kgs
6th: 24kgs
7th: 18kgs
8th: 12kgs
9th: 6kgs
10th: 6kgs

Sebring440

494 posts

40 months

Wednesday 14th November 2018
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And no Media Day at Donington in March for 2019, which I think is a great pity. The "format has run its course" apparently.

They're going to "allow" photos to be taken at one of the Brands hatch test sessions.

Robmarriott

Original Poster:

1,728 posts

102 months

Wednesday 14th November 2018
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That really is a shame. I’ve been a few times and it adds to the excitement in the ‘off season’ new liveries, often a driver announcement or two. I think a lot of people will miss it.

EDLT

15,183 posts

150 months

Wednesday 14th November 2018
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colin79666 said:
Success ballast has been fiddled with along with a few other rule changes:
https://www.touringcartimes.com/2018/11/14/success...
I still can't shake the ominous feeling when they mention hybrid systems. Is there a championship that brought in hybrids without becoming incredibly expensive overnight?

Kraken

1,072 posts

144 months

Thursday 15th November 2018
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It's being very differently done in BTCC though. It's a stock item that fits in with the existing setup so the cost will be minimal but the marketing opportunities huge. It will tick a lot of boxes for manufacturers.

Sebring440

494 posts

40 months

Thursday 15th November 2018
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Kraken said:
It's a stock item that fits in with the existing setup so the cost will be minimal.
The cost will certainly not be "minimal"!



Kraken

1,072 posts

144 months

Thursday 15th November 2018
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Sebring440 said:
The cost will certainly not be "minimal"!
As with all things it's relative. BTCC is not cheap motorsport.

There are many off the shelf systems available these days that would work so I don't really see it costing a huge amount when compared to the potential benefits. It's not something that has to be designed from scratch which is where the real costs are.

EDLT

15,183 posts

150 months

Friday 16th November 2018
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Kraken said:
It's being very differently done in BTCC though. It's a stock item that fits in with the existing setup so the cost will be minimal but the marketing opportunities huge. It will tick a lot of boxes for manufacturers.
bks to what manufacturers want. They turn up for a few years, inflate costs until there are no independent teams left, then bugger off leaving empty grids and cars nobody can afford.

Kraken

1,072 posts

144 months

Friday 16th November 2018
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Perhaps but they pay an awful of bills for the teams while they are there and attract a lot of people to the sport.

brian394

106 posts

56 months

Tuesday 20th November 2018
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Sebring440 said:
And no Media Day at Donington in March for 2019, which I think is a great pity. The "format has run its course" apparently.
With Donington being taken over by new owners, they wanted money for the media day, essentially. Until now, BTCC have, as close to, not had to pay for the use of Donington for media day. It almost didnt go there this year (I was a mechanic for a team last year and beginning of this year).

JZZ30

925 posts

59 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Triple Eight Racing has been dissolved.

www.motorsport.com/btcc/news/triple-eight-btcc-cea...

Kraken

1,072 posts

144 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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brian394 said:
With Donington being taken over by new owners, they wanted money for the media day, essentially. Until now, BTCC have, as close to, not had to pay for the use of Donington for media day. It almost didnt go there this year (I was a mechanic for a team last year and beginning of this year).
What new owners? The Wheatcrofts still own it as far as I know. MSV run it on a lease basis but they don't own it.

brian394

106 posts

56 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Kraken said:
What new owners? The Wheatcrofts still own it as far as I know. MSV run it on a lease basis but they don't own it.
That's what I meant, MSV running it.