BTCC 2021 silly season rumour mill

BTCC 2021 silly season rumour mill

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Sebring440

743 posts

59 months

Wednesday 11th November 2020
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Dynion Araf Uchaf said:
there's a reason why Cicely race Mercs........
Why all the dots?

We all know why Ciceley run Mercs.

JmatthewB

130 posts

85 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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The OP suggested Ciceley would run the new Golf. It would be nice if they got some sort of backing from Mercedes to run as a manufacturer. The C-Class would look great, but probably a pipe dream in the current financial climate.

Matt Neal was considering retirement partly because of commercial issues with Honda. Which could mean either Honda want a better driver in his place (Sheddon), or more likely Honda are withdrawing and Team Dynamics need to find a driver with external funding.

MG CHRIS

7,605 posts

130 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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JmatthewB said:
The OP suggested Ciceley would run the new Golf. It would be nice if they got some sort of backing from Mercedes to run as a manufacturer. The C-Class would look great, but probably a pipe dream in the current financial climate.

Matt Neal was considering retirement partly because of commercial issues with Honda. Which could mean either Honda want a better driver in his place (Sheddon), or more likely Honda are withdrawing and Team Dynamics need to find a driver with external funding.
The golf is too short I believe but they could run the cla which I think fits in with the regs.

Robmarriott

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2,116 posts

121 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Trade Price Cars and Exceler8 join forces for 2021

http://www.btcc.net/2020/11/12/trade-price-cars-ex...


Allyc85

7,173 posts

149 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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2 more Hyundai's on the grid next year, with Trade Price Cars joining up with Excelr8.

http://www.btcc.net/2020/11/12/trade-price-cars-ex...

Dynion Araf Uchaf

2,668 posts

186 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Sebring440 said:
Dynion Araf Uchaf said:
there's a reason why Cicely race Mercs........
Why all the dots?

We all know why Ciceley run Mercs.
the dots are there for RobMarriot to join.

Robmarriott

Original Poster:

2,116 posts

121 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Alright, point taken.

MG CHRIS

7,605 posts

130 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Allyc85 said:
2 more Hyundai's on the grid next year, with Trade Price Cars joining up with Excelr8.

http://www.btcc.net/2020/11/12/trade-price-cars-ex...
Didn't expect that brave move one less model of car on the grid though but the audi have never really proven a good car to date.

DanielSan

15,879 posts

130 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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MG CHRIS said:
Didn't expect that brave move one less model of car on the grid though but the audi have never really proven a good car to date.
It's never been with a team/driver who has the cash to test and develop it as much as needed unfortunately.

MG CHRIS

7,605 posts

130 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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DanielSan said:
MG CHRIS said:
Didn't expect that brave move one less model of car on the grid though but the audi have never really proven a good car to date.
It's never been with a team/driver who has the cash to test and develop it as much as needed unfortunately.
Yep sadly that is the case bobby Thompson got some good results specially at croft before the big crash.

On other news jake hill re-signs for next year same team wonder if it will be with a new car the fk2 civic got to be one of the oldest chassis on the grid.

Kraken

1,620 posts

163 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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MG CHRIS said:
Yep sadly that is the case bobby Thompson got some good results specially at croft before the big crash.

On other news jake hill re-signs for next year same team wonder if it will be with a new car the fk2 civic got to be one of the oldest chassis on the grid.
AFAIK it is the oldest car on the grid. Even older than the VW's. They can't use it after the 2022 season so it wouldn't make much sense to spend the money updating it to the hybrid rules for one season. They say the choice they're faced with is get a new car for next season and have a year getting used to it before the hybrid rules or stick with the FK2 and doing all the learning at the same time everyone else is to a lesser extent.

PartsMonkey

200 posts

100 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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MG CHRIS said:
JmatthewB said:
The OP suggested Ciceley would run the new Golf. It would be nice if they got some sort of backing from Mercedes to run as a manufacturer. The C-Class would look great, but probably a pipe dream in the current financial climate.

Matt Neal was considering retirement partly because of commercial issues with Honda. Which could mean either Honda want a better driver in his place (Sheddon), or more likely Honda are withdrawing and Team Dynamics need to find a driver with external funding.
The golf is too short I believe but they could run the cla which I think fits in with the regs.
Whilst I'd love to see the C-Class in it, it wouldn't make sense to build one for next year when it's due for replacement. I'd assume they'd stick with a Merc so it makes sense to see the new CLA.

MG CHRIS

7,605 posts

130 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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Kraken said:
MG CHRIS said:
Yep sadly that is the case bobby Thompson got some good results specially at croft before the big crash.

On other news jake hill re-signs for next year same team wonder if it will be with a new car the fk2 civic got to be one of the oldest chassis on the grid.
AFAIK it is the oldest car on the grid. Even older than the VW's. They can't use it after the 2022 season so it wouldn't make much sense to spend the money updating it to the hybrid rules for one season. They say the choice they're faced with is get a new car for next season and have a year getting used to it before the hybrid rules or stick with the FK2 and doing all the learning at the same time everyone else is to a lesser extent.
Heard the comment saying the fk2 wont be used for next year.

greeny12

234 posts

182 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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Rick Parfitt Jr talking up a BTCC campaign for 2021:

https://twitter.com/RickParfittJnr/status/13289855...


Sammo123

1,615 posts

144 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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Heard a few rumours today smile

1. Cicely are going to be running two 3 Series next season.

2. Tom Chilton is moving to WSR to drive their third 3 Series.

3. One of the teams has been sold. This is pretty much a done deal and I don’t know if I’m meant to tell anyone so I’m not going to say anymore right now. But a team has been sold laugh

Sebring440

743 posts

59 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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Sammo123 said:
Heard a few rumours today smile

1. Cicely are going to be running two 3 Series next season.
rofl

Sammo123 said:
2. Tom Chilton is moving to WSR to drive their third 3 Series.
rofl

Sammo123 said:
3. One of the teams has been sold. This is pretty much a done deal and I don’t know if I’m meant to tell anyone so I’m not going to say anymore right now. But a team has been sold laugh
Yes, that was Trade Price Cars, they were trying to sell the team all year. See all the posts above. And why "would you not be meant to tell anyone" and then come onto PH and tell everyone?

rofl


Sammo123

1,615 posts

144 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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Sebring440 said:
Yes, that was Trade Price Cars, they were trying to sell the team all year. See all the posts above. And why "would you not be meant to tell anyone" and then come onto PH and tell everyone?

rofl
Yeh I’m not talking about Trade Price Cars. Think bigger!!!

Munter

30,404 posts

204 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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Sammo123 said:
Yeh I’m not talking about Trade Price Cars. Think bigger!!!
Dynamics? Now the cars not the best and Neal is quitting, ditch it quick?

DanielSan

15,879 posts

130 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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Sammo123 said:
Yeh I’m not talking about Trade Price Cars. Think bigger!!!
Don't even think Trade Price have much to sell as a team it's AMD who've ran them. At best they own the 2 Audi's which will be stripped to become Hyundai's next year

MG CHRIS

7,605 posts

130 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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Sammo123 said:
Sebring440 said:
Yes, that was Trade Price Cars, they were trying to sell the team all year. See all the posts above. And why "would you not be meant to tell anyone" and then come onto PH and tell everyone?

rofl
Yeh I’m not talking about Trade Price Cars. Think bigger!!!
Btc they have had a shocking year this year. Looks like cook is leaving and if the chilton too wsr is true which lets be honest chilton could afford the bmw drive then I would say btc.