BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

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stevemcs

4,487 posts

48 months

Wednesday 8th January
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I guess with it being autosport this weekend we might see a few more announcements

emicen

7,420 posts

173 months

Wednesday 8th January
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Rumours that Jiggy might be on the BTCC grid rather than MINI Challenge support grid.

ols

106 posts

90 months

N0ddie

249 posts

120 months

Friday 10th January
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ols said:
No no space for Butcher? Seems strange that a team wouldn't renew their top driver that was a genuine championship contender for 90% of the season?

Rob197

750 posts

101 months

Friday 10th January
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Chilton to BTC, should go well in that. Who to replace him in the Ford though?

Sammo123

1,532 posts

136 months

Friday 10th January
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Rob197 said:
Chilton to BTC, should go well in that. Who to replace him in the Ford though?
Butcher?

DanielSan

14,958 posts

122 months

Friday 10th January
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N0ddie said:
No no space for Butcher? Seems strange that a team wouldn't renew their top driver that was a genuine championship contender for 90% of the season?
As always it'll be down to cash.

MG CHRIS

7,033 posts

122 months

Friday 10th January
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Sammo123 said:
Rob197 said:
Chilton to BTC, should go well in that. Who to replace him in the Ford though?
Butcher?
Motorbase have been extremely quiet talks of a new car for this year but no news on drivers or even a new sponser just hope we don't have a repeat of 2015.

Think there are only a handful of seats left to fill now.

MG CHRIS

7,033 posts

122 months

Saturday 11th January
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Proctor in with the new Hyundai more than likely alongside smith. Smiley announcement tomorrow he wont be with btc racing so still one seat left there.
The way things are going we could be all done and dusted by end of month.

thebigmacmoomin

2,523 posts

124 months

Saturday 11th January
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MG CHRIS said:
Proctor in with the new Hyundai more than likely alongside smith. Smiley announcement tomorrow he wont be with btc racing so still one seat left there.
The way things are going we could be all done and dusted by end of month.
Senna Proctor confirmed in the new Hyundai & BTC Racing have Josh Cook staying with Tom Chilton joining and Chris Smiley leaving

https://www.motorsport.com/btcc/news/chilton-btc-r...

Kraken

1,433 posts

155 months

Sunday 12th January
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Creesy in the 3rd Honda at BTC. Hope it works out for him but there's going to be nowhere to hide next to Josh Cook. We'll get to see how good he really is now. Shows the importance of building a fan base, without his social media presence he says he wouldn't have got the drive.

xxdaix

41 posts

143 months

Monday 13th January
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So with all/almost all the Honda seats been taken and really only the motorbase Focuses & 2nd Astra seat, been left to announce, where does this leave Shedden’s rumoured return to BTCC?

Plato’s team mate in the Astra??

MG CHRIS

7,033 posts

122 months

Monday 13th January
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xxdaix said:
So with all/almost all the Honda seats been taken and really only the motorbase Focuses & 2nd Astra seat, been left to announce, where does this leave Shedden’s rumoured return to BTCC?

Plato’s team mate in the Astra??
One hasn't been confirmed and that's the simpson honda. Its pretty well known the team wants to sell up and with neal mentioning they are trying to get him back on the grid in some form and that he would be better in the fk2 then that could be an option. Or they are looking for a third car with matt's son.
There is also 1 more at team hard and excelr8 too


Sammo123

1,532 posts

136 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Rumour has it that Shedden and Butcher are pretty much a done deal at Motorbase with the third seat currently being negotiated between Ollie Jackson and Rob Collard.

Apparently Shedden and Butcher have got a mutual sponsor that might become the title sponsor.

All rumours of course.

lickatysplit

455 posts

85 months

Thursday 16th January
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I could have sworn I read somewhere that Simpson is backing out of this years Season?

Sebring440

587 posts

51 months

Thursday 16th January
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lickatysplit said:
I could have sworn I read somewhere that Simpson is backing out of this years Season?
Yes, you read it two posts up.

lickatysplit

455 posts

85 months

Friday 17th January
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memory like a goldfish

Allyc85

7,053 posts

141 months

Sunday 19th January
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Matt Neal went for a cycle today. It didn't go well!

"Slight shunt today
Matt Neal 0 - Tree 1.....
Basically broken clavicle, multiple fractures to shoulder, broken rib, punctured lung which then collapsed so still enjoying hospitality of @WorcsAcuteNHS Worcester General where the staff are absolutely fabulous! 🤕🙏🏻😬 https://t.co/eSRA8RKOcO"

stevemcs

4,487 posts

48 months

Sunday 19th January
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Allyc85 said:
Matt Neal went for a cycle today. It didn't go well!

"Slight shunt today
Matt Neal 0 - Tree 1.....
Basically broken clavicle, multiple fractures to shoulder, broken rib, punctured lung which then collapsed so still enjoying hospitality of @WorcsAcuteNHS Worcester General where the staff are absolutely fabulous! ???????? https://t.co/eSRA8RKOcO"
No doubt it was the trees fault and should have given Matt some space.

Jesting aside I hope he's ok.

egor110

12,770 posts

158 months

Sunday 19th January
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stevemcs said:
Allyc85 said:
Matt Neal went for a cycle today. It didn't go well!

"Slight shunt today
Matt Neal 0 - Tree 1.....
Basically broken clavicle, multiple fractures to shoulder, broken rib, punctured lung which then collapsed so still enjoying hospitality of @WorcsAcuteNHS Worcester General where the staff are absolutely fabulous! ???????? https://t.co/eSRA8RKOcO"
No doubt it was the trees fault and should have given Matt some space.

Jesting aside I hope he's ok.
Bit of a stupid move to go for a cycle when most of England woke up to sub zero temps.

turbo trainer would of been safer.