BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

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Munter

29,139 posts

191 months

Monday 20th January
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Extreme way to get sheddon in a Honda isn't it!

Kraken

1,316 posts

150 months

Monday 20th January
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egor110 said:
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.
Mountain biking in the woods. I doubt the temperature had anything to do with it.

egor110

12,280 posts

153 months

Monday 20th January
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Kraken said:
egor110 said:
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.
Mountain biking in the woods. I doubt the temperature had anything to do with it.
Really ?

I live on the quantocks and wet tree roots are bad enough , icy tree roots and puddles of freezing mud and water make it much harder .

lickatysplit

453 posts

80 months

Monday 20th January
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egor110 said:
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.
as a fellow MTB'er, a turbo just don't cut it

egor110

12,280 posts

153 months

Monday 20th January
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lickatysplit said:
egor110 said:
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.
as a fellow MTB'er, a turbo just don't cut it
It's for one or two icy days a year .

Your not due to race a car in 3 months .

The Wookie

11,821 posts

178 months

Monday 20th January
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egor110 said:
It's for one or two icy days a year .

Your not due to race a car in 3 months .
I haven't gone skiing since I started racing at a national level for this exact reason

I also heard that Steve Neal is currently running around the woods yelling at trees demanding one be handed a penalty hehewink

egor110

12,280 posts

153 months

Monday 20th January
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The Wookie said:
egor110 said:
It's for one or two icy days a year .

Your not due to race a car in 3 months .
I haven't gone skiing since I started racing at a national level for this exact reason

I also heard that Steve Neal is currently running around the woods yelling at trees demanding one be handed a penalty hehewink
Do you have certain sports/activities written into your contract that your banned from doing during the season ?

Sammo123

1,483 posts

131 months

Monday 20th January
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The Wookie said:
I haven't gone skiing since I started racing at a national level for this exact reason

I also heard that Steve Neal is currently running around the woods yelling at trees demanding one be handed a penalty hehewink
Steve Neal and running are two words I never thought I’d see in the same sentence laugh

The Wookie

11,821 posts

178 months

Monday 20th January
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egor110 said:
Do you have certain sports/activities written into your contract that your banned from doing during the season ?
I never have had a clause like that but it’d be pretty upsetting all round if I broke myself and had to sit some rounds out!

ETA - Most team bosses I’ve worked with would probably suggest it’d be more sensible to have a clause in my contract requiring physical exercise rather than avoiding it hehe

Edited by The Wookie on Monday 20th January 21:45

DanielSan

14,675 posts

117 months

Monday 20th January
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egor110 said:
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.
Plenty of other people were out on mountain bikes yesterday, some crashed most didn't... it being cold doesn't really change that off road.

Henry Fiddleton

1,559 posts

127 months

Tuesday 21st January
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I've cracked a rib testing a Rotax to stay sharp.

Race 1 for me Snetterton end of March and testing in Feb will interesting/painful.

Hope Matt recovers ok, and the team get a suitable sub.

ESD1711

89 posts

1 month

Tuesday 21st January
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Not the first time Matt’s hurt himself in his non race car pursuits. I recall him hurting his hand not so long ago doing martial arts.

I enjoy that he gets up to other things away from his car, for some reason I fee it makes me relate to him more as a human than just a racing driver.

Wishing him a speedy recovery smile

DanielSan

14,675 posts

117 months

Tuesday 21st January
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ESD1711 said:
Not the first time Matt’s hurt himself in his non race car pursuits. I recall him hurting his hand not so long ago doing martial arts.

I enjoy that he gets up to other things away from his car, for some reason I fee it makes me relate to him more as a human than just a racing driver.

Wishing him a speedy recovery smile
I'm sure he managed to break his hand or something similar 2 years in a row during the off season.

MG CHRIS

6,699 posts

117 months

Tuesday 21st January
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Doesn't he normally does it before the Silverstone rd usually doing karate.

Allyc85

7,002 posts

136 months

Tuesday 28th January
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Great to see Wookie staying with Motorbase this year smile

DanielSan

14,675 posts

117 months

Friday 31st January
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Rory Butcher confirmed at Motorbase.

stevemcs

3,926 posts

43 months

Friday 31st January
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Motorbase are shaping up to have a good team. Any idea if they are running an evolution of last years car or the current Focus bodyshape ?

Allyc85

7,002 posts

136 months

Friday 31st January
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It will be the same Focus Rs, though Ollie is getting a freshly built chassis.

Allyc85

7,002 posts

136 months

Monday 3rd February
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Mike Bushell hospitalised with a heart issue. Wishing him all the best with his recovery.

https://www.motorsport.com/btcc/news/bushell-hospi...

emicen

7,382 posts

168 months

Wednesday 5th February
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Wow, Matt Jackson to PMR with JP, didn’t see that coming!

(Well, not the first bit anyway)