BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

BTCC 2020 Rumour Mill

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Kraken

1,298 posts

149 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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Show what I know. AJ did a really good job with his social media of putting people off the scent and showing BMW the amount of support he has at the same time.

FourWheelDrift

78,854 posts

233 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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andy97 said:
DanielSan said:
Noticed on Instagram this evening Jordan is announcing his plans for next year on Wednesday. Any bets on what's occurring?
Looks like BMW are paying:

http://tracksidenews.co.uk/jordan-continues-in-btc...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vII_AAzNOyM

zeb

2,945 posts

167 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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good for him

hopefully we don't have to endure the mandatory drinking of a can of red bull in every interview from now on.....

emicen

7,372 posts

167 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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zeb said:
good for him

hopefully we don't have to endure the mandatory drinking of a can of red bull in every interview from now on.....
He’s still sponsored personally by RedBull.

If watching someone on TV take a few sips from a can comes under the banner of something needing to be “endured,” I hope you never wind up facing any real adversity in life hehe

zeb

2,945 posts

167 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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wow....laugh

bless you sweetie, would tiresome suit better? or slavishly perhaps?

acer12

757 posts

123 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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Mixed feelings, very good driver but on the downside he is insufferable lately with his ego. Even looking at his twitter “back by popular demand”, “white suits me”

The Wookie

11,780 posts

177 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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acer12 said:
Mixed feelings, very good driver but on the downside he is insufferable lately with his ego. Even looking at his twitter “back by popular demand”, “white suits me”
To be fair to AJ that’s probably whoever is doing his social media, he’s always come across as a decent bloke to me

andy97

3,704 posts

171 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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acer12 said:
Mixed feelings, very good driver but on the downside he is insufferable lately with his ego. Even looking at his twitter “back by popular demand”, “white suits me”
Certainly does not demonstrate any ego when he is racing back in club races with CSCC as he does a couple of times a year.

zeb

2,945 posts

167 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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He's not in the matt neal school of ego but he does have a certain confidence in his own abilities....which to be fair, is what you need to win.

DanielSan

14,610 posts

116 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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zeb said:
He's not in the matt neal school of ego but he does have a certain confidence in his own abilities....which to be fair, is what you need to win.
Find me a racing driver who doesn't have a certain amount of ego, quite a few of them have a lot more ego than talent...

AndrewGP

1,371 posts

111 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Really pleased for AJ and BMW, he would have been solely missed if wasn’t taking part in the BTCC.

I met him at Silverstone when my son and I wandered in to his garage on qualy day. He was a top bloke, happy to chat for ages and with no ego whatsoever.


acer12

757 posts

123 months

Friday 20th December 2019
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The Wookie said:
acer12 said:
Mixed feelings, very good driver but on the downside he is insufferable lately with his ego. Even looking at his twitter “back by popular demand”, “white suits me”
To be fair to AJ that’s probably whoever is doing his social media, he’s always come across as a decent bloke to me
Maybe I was a bit harsh, but you are right that the ego thing i mentioned is mainly from his social media (I don’t follow him anymore but get the cringy retweets from other followers), it’s a recent thing as when I followed him about 12 Mths ago his posts were always interesting and grounded so maybe someone new is running it for him. He always come across as a decent bloke at race interviews.

MG CHRIS

6,641 posts

116 months

Saturday 21st December 2019
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Jake hill moves over to amd in the civic should be a regular top 10 runner in that car.

MG CHRIS

6,641 posts

116 months

Monday 30th December 2019
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Bobby Thompson moves too the tpr team with the audi s3.

Allyc85

6,964 posts

135 months

Sunday 5th January
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Hardly a surprise to read that Mark Blundell has retired!

Sebring440

535 posts

45 months

Sunday 5th January
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Allyc85 said:
Hardly a surprise to read that Mark Blundell has retired!
Why is it not a surprise?

He tried very hard to secure a drive for 2020 in BTCC, and it certainly was not a budget problem.

ninepoint2

2,158 posts

109 months

Sunday 5th January
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Sebring440 said:
Why is it not a surprise?

He tried very hard to secure a drive for 2020 in BTCC, and it certainly was not a budget problem.
Think it was more of a lack of talent in BTCC that was the problem

Kraken

1,298 posts

149 months

Monday 6th January
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Sebring440 said:
Why is it not a surprise?

He tried very hard to secure a drive for 2020 in BTCC, and it certainly was not a budget problem.
Did he really? I can imagine there was only one seat he was after and with that having three "works" drivers it wouldn't be available. I can't imagine the majority of teams having any problem taking him on.

You don't forget how to drive but with limited testing and a massive difference between these cars (Plato once described NGTC cars as tractors I believe) and the machinery Blundell was used to it's not surprising that he didn't hit the ground running. Hill drove that Audi better than any other driver has.

Sebring440

535 posts

45 months

Monday 6th January
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Kraken said:
Did he really? I can imagine there was only one seat he was after
You can imagine whatever you want, but he had approached more than one team with a very solid proposal.

Mr Red Barron

1,556 posts

157 months

Wednesday 8th January
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Josh Cook stays at BTC.....nice to see him with the same car for a change!

https://www.touringcartimes.com/2020/01/08/josh-co...