BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

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emicen

7,700 posts

184 months

Tuesday 17th March 2020
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First 3 rounds postponed, now official.

http://www.btcc.net/2020/03/17/statement-from-toca...

italianjob1275

496 posts

112 months

Tuesday 28th April 2020
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Chances of the first round going ahead?...

http://www.btcc.net/2020/04/27/toca-issues-revised...

DanielSan

16,243 posts

133 months

Tuesday 28th April 2020
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It'll be behind closed doors if it is.

BMR

867 posts

144 months

Tuesday 28th April 2020
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As it’s only 2 weeks after the hopeful British GP which would be held behind closed doors so I can’t see what would change in 2 weeks to allow a crowd.

FourWheelDrift

82,287 posts

250 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Wookie, you now can play as yourself in Assetto Corsa - https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/btcc-2020...

BTCC cars here - https://shaunclarke35.wixsite.com/website/download...

rallycross

11,188 posts

203 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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They must be back racing soon ? even the little club events are back I’m racing at Cadwell at the start of August in Clubsport trophy - Any news on when BTCc is back ?

The Wookie

12,628 posts

194 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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FourWheelDrift said:
Wookie, you now can play as yourself in Assetto Corsa - https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/btcc-2020...

BTCC cars here - https://shaunclarke35.wixsite.com/website/download...
Hooray finally hehe

Shame it’s not the new car but apparently something is afoot with a new BTCC game appearing at some point.

The Wookie

12,628 posts

194 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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rallycross said:
They must be back racing soon ? even the little club events are back I’m racing at Cadwell at the start of August in Clubsport trophy - Any news on when BTCc is back ?
Testing is slowly starting to happen but no national events until August, at which point we’re all go pretty much until November!

MG CHRIS

7,829 posts

133 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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rallycross said:
They must be back racing soon ? even the little club events are back I’m racing at Cadwell at the start of August in Clubsport trophy - Any news on when BTCc is back ?
In august date been announced ages ago. Don't forget btcc take first billing the rest then fights for spots after that.

swampy442

1,106 posts

177 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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The Wookie said:
rallycross said:
They must be back racing soon ? even the little club events are back I’m racing at Cadwell at the start of August in Clubsport trophy - Any news on when BTCc is back ?
Testing is slowly starting to happen but no national events until August, at which point we’re all go pretty much until November!
That's great news, with F1 and probably Moto GP into December, motorsport until the end of the year biggrin Wouldnt fancy doing Knockhill in November though rotate

FourWheelDrift

82,287 posts

250 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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swampy442 said:
That's great news, with F1 and probably Moto GP into December, motorsport until the end of the year biggrin Wouldnt fancy doing Knockhill in November though rotate
Louise : "So Ollie what tyres compound did you go for in the end?"
Ollie : "Chains"

Scooobydont

258 posts

160 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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swampy442 said:
That's great news, with F1 and probably Moto GP into December, motorsport until the end of the year biggrin Wouldnt fancy doing Knockhill in November though rotate
I am up there all year round watching whatever is on. You need thermals on pretty much all year round smile

Scooobydont

258 posts

160 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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I (and a few friends) had bought season passes for both Croft and Knockhill at the start of the year, these of course covered the BTCC (we went to loads of events at both circuits, we love it). I have had emails from both circuits offering a full refund or keep the season passes this year and use them for the remaining events that do eventually run this year, then this years passes will also be valid for everything next year as well.

I don't know if anyone from either of these circuits looks in here, but a massive thank you (I have also emailed both circuits with a big thank you as well!) given the circumstances. Both circuits can have a virtual pint from me (or a real one if you want!).

That's really made my day. smile

Drumroll

2,686 posts

86 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Scooobydont said:
I (and a few friends) had bought season passes for both Croft and Knockhill at the start of the year, these of course covered the BTCC (we went to loads of events at both circuits, we love it). I have had emails from both circuits offering a full refund or keep the season passes this year and use them for the remaining events that do eventually run this year, then this years passes will also be valid for everything next year as well.

I don't know if anyone from either of these circuits looks in here, but a massive thank you (I have also emailed both circuits with a big thank you as well!) given the circumstances. Both circuits can have a virtual pint from me (or a real one if you want!).

That's really made my day. smile
Even if there are no spectator events this year, that is still a bargain as no doubt next years passes will be more.


Scooobydont

258 posts

160 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Drumroll said:
Even if there are no spectator events this year, that is still a bargain as no doubt next years passes will be more.
At Knockhill, other than the BTCC, you could be literally stand 100m apart from other spectators which is a crying shame as the likes of the SMRC offer great racing as well.

Time will tell I guess...

DanielSan

16,243 posts

133 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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The Wookie said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Wookie, you now can play as yourself in Assetto Corsa - https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/btcc-2020...

BTCC cars here - https://shaunclarke35.wixsite.com/website/download...
Hooray finally hehe

Shame it’s not the new car but apparently something is afoot with a new BTCC game appearing at some point.
Around 18 months away according to Alan Gow on the V8 Sleuth Podcast a few weeks ago.

If it's being made by Codemasters again it should be pretty damn good, especially as they bought out the company who make Prohect Cars a while back so they have some very accurate maps to British circuits readily available.

Kraken

1,673 posts

166 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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If it is anything to do with the Project Cars team hopefully they'll spend some time getting the vehicle dynamics right rather than copying and pasting the handling characteristics of some American barge.

FourWheelDrift

82,287 posts

250 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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Kraken said:
If it is anything to do with the Project Cars team hopefully they'll spend some time getting the vehicle dynamics right rather than copying and pasting the handling characteristics of some American barge.
Centre pivot physics. smile

DanielSan

16,243 posts

133 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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Kraken said:
If it is anything to do with the Project Cars team hopefully they'll spend some time getting the vehicle dynamics right rather than copying and pasting the handling characteristics of some American barge.
If we get graphics similar to Dirt/Project Cars and the physics from Dirt then it'll be a winner of a game.

DanielSan

16,243 posts

133 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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Big question for the eventual start of the season, how many drivers can we expect not to be racing due to sponsors pulling out?