BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

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Munter

30,059 posts

199 months

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

Kraken

1,536 posts

158 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

13,403 posts

161 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

459 posts

88 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

13,403 posts

161 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

12,270 posts

186 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

13,403 posts

161 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

1,555 posts

139 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

12,270 posts

186 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

15,420 posts

125 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

1,566 posts

135 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

194 posts

9 months

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

15,420 posts

125 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

7,184 posts

125 months

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

Allyc85

7,094 posts

144 months

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

DanielSan

15,420 posts

125 months

Friday 31st January
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Rory Butcher confirmed at Motorbase.

stevemcs

4,854 posts

51 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

7,094 posts

144 months

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

Allyc85

7,094 posts

144 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

7,479 posts

176 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)