BTCC 2019 silly season

BTCC 2019 silly season

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stevemcs

3,299 posts

38 months

Tuesday 26th March
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That 3 series does look good, but just imagine how good an Alfa Giulia would look

DanielSan

14,355 posts

112 months

Wednesday 27th March
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It'll be interesting to see what the other cars look like later today.

Kraken

1,107 posts

145 months

Wednesday 27th March
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Are there any left to reveal? They've all been done already over the last few weeks.

Robmarriott

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1,771 posts

103 months

Wednesday 27th March
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BMWs seem quick already and AMD are quick with the FK2 with 'no experience' so that's good to see.

DanielSan

14,355 posts

112 months

Wednesday 27th March
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Kraken said:
Are there any left to reveal? They've all been done already over the last few weeks.
New Subaru livery looks a lot neater than the last couple of years


Stephen Jelley's 1 series


Exceler8 have put a couple of crap pics on their FB page but haven't seen any decent pics yet


Second car looks very reminiscent of the old MG ZS

DanielSan

14,355 posts

112 months

Wednesday 27th March
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Not many sponsors on Goff's car, wonder if Tony Gilham is doing the same Jeff Smith did last season and part funding his drive out of his own pocket and hoping to get the results that bring in sponsors?

Robmarriott

Original Poster:

1,771 posts

103 months

Thursday 28th March
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I don't understand why he struggles for sponsorship so much, he's consistently good in the right car and consistently bad at bringing the money in.

Kraken

1,107 posts

145 months

Thursday 28th March
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Not everyone is a good salesman and/or has the family contacts. Being a good driver is not enough at pretty much any level above club racing.

The amount of work these guys have to put in to keep up with the sponsors is enormous. Whenever I spend the day in the pits with mates at that level it exhausts me watching them and their family keeping up with everything.

Unless you're constantly at the front I don't think results necessarily attract sponsors. It's more of a symbiotic relationship these days with sponsors getting value out of the other sponsors and the networking opportunities a race meeting brings.