2022: BTCC and support series

2022: BTCC and support series

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Milkyway

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1,349 posts

25 months

Wednesday 27th October
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A lot of changes next year;
The Hybrid era: No Ballast

Ginetta V8’s: lick
https://www.ginetta.com/news/ginetta-gt4-supercup-...

New Porsches: Hope they will be just as entertaining.

F4: New Chassis / Engine combo.

No doubt a lot of driver changes too.
Could be a very interesting season.

A thread for speculation & gossip. drivingdriving


Edited by Milkyway on Friday 5th November 11:11

MG CHRIS

8,025 posts

139 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Talks of a split between BMR/laster tools/broadley or whatever the mix is. Ash driving a Jag at BMR seems to be a strong deal done sort of thing.
Plato rumours again strong could be anywhere even maybe a Honda at BTC.
BMW may be leaving as well.
Think it's going to be a very mixed up grid next year.

I just hope we have less black cars tbf.

Milkyway

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1,349 posts

25 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Wow....
I still think Cammish will return...
Wonder if Cook will stay @ BTC
( Or a drive with his mate... Mr Sutton)
Think Chilton will be looking for FWD.

Still rumours & speculations will keep us amused for a few months




Edited by Milkyway on Wednesday 27th October 20:43

F12 Josh

741 posts

114 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Sure they mentioned that the Porsche series will be using a new car next year too, just can't remember the exact numbers. laugh

Looking forward to the Minis again. thumbup

Milkyway

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1,349 posts

25 months

Thursday 28th October
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F12 Josh said:
Sure they mentioned that the Porsche series will be using a new car next year too, just can't remember the exact numbers. laugh

Looking forward to the Minis again. thumbup
The ‘992’ Up from 480bhp to 510.
Lots of changes under the skin & bit more aero. lick

Minis: Will be interesting to see if anybody can make the move up.
( or a Bobby Thompson return in either)

Edited by Milkyway on Thursday 28th October 15:35

Dan BSCS

1,028 posts

208 months

Thursday 28th October
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The Ginetta grid will be a mix of existing G55s and the new V8 G56s. Personally I think there will be more G55s than G56s.

The new Porsche looks mega!

Milkyway

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Thursday 28th October
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Dan BSCS said:
The Ginetta grid will be a mix of existing G55s and the new V8 G56s. Personally I think there will be more G55s than G56s.

The new Porsche looks mega!
Apparently, Colin White has purchased a G56...going to mix it with the big boys.
Wonder how they will compare in lap times.
Adam Smalley... is in the last four for the Porsche drive.
( So will have to wait & see what happens there)

Tim & Paul seem excited...

Edited by Milkyway on Thursday 28th October 15:40

A500leroy

2,925 posts

90 months

Thursday 28th October
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Excuse me? Jags in the BTCC? REALLY? Yes please!

Milkyway

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Thursday 28th October
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A500leroy said:
Excuse me? Jags in the BTCC? REALLY? Yes please!
Also, I’m sure Turks said that they were going away to review the BMW.... perhaps a new model is being contemplated.

Dan BSCS

1,028 posts

208 months

Thursday 28th October
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Milkyway said:
Apparently, Colin White has purchased a G56...going to mix it with the big boys.
Wonder how they will compare in lap times.
Adam Smalley... is in the last four for the Porsche drive.
( So will have to wait & see what happens there)

Tim & Paul seem excited...

Edited by Milkyway on Thursday 28th October 15:40
Yes, Colin has bought one. I know of two others who have too. I imagine Colin will still be in the Am (or ProAm as it’s now known) Class.

Mike Simpson was out in the G56 in Friday testing at Brands and it was roughly a second faster round a lap of the GP circuit than the G55. Pretty much the same pace as the current Porsche Cup car.

indigorallye

524 posts

197 months

Thursday 28th October
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Dan BSCS said:
Yes, Colin has bought one. I know of two others who have too. I imagine Colin will still be in the Am (or ProAm as it’s now known) Class.
For the UK races or Creventic?

Munter

30,919 posts

213 months

Thursday 28th October
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Milkyway said:
A500leroy said:
Excuse me? Jags in the BTCC? REALLY? Yes please!
Also, I’m sure Turks said that they were going away to review the BMW.... perhaps a new model is being contemplated.
I'd suspect that's more "How can the infinity be that much better? It's basically the same layout and size so we up our game or lose BMW backing."

Milkyway

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1,349 posts

25 months

Thursday 28th October
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Dan BSCS said:
Yes, Colin has bought one. I know of two others who have too. I imagine Colin will still be in the Am (or ProAm as it’s now known) Class.

Mike Simpson was out in the G56 in Friday testing at Brands and it was roughly a second faster round a lap of the GP circuit than the G55. Pretty much the same pace as the current Porsche Cup car.
Wow, thanks... pretty rapid then. licklick
Bet they sound great too.



Edited by Milkyway on Thursday 28th October 18:37

Dan BSCS

1,028 posts

208 months

Thursday 28th October
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indigorallye said:
Dan BSCS said:
Yes, Colin has bought one. I know of two others who have too. I imagine Colin will still be in the Am (or ProAm as it’s now known) Class.
For the UK races or Creventic?
Probably both.

Dan BSCS

1,028 posts

208 months

Thursday 28th October
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Milkyway said:
Wow, thanks... pretty rapid then. licklick
Bet they sound great too.



Edited by Milkyway on Thursday 28th October 18:37
It had no silencers so sounded pretty good yeah. biggrin

LukeBrown66

1,448 posts

18 months

Thursday 28th October
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Have to admit the lack of interesting supports for me is a reason I di not visit BTCC much.

A lot of it is very samey same make stuff, I get why but it appeals as much as a pain in the wotsit.

it works though, but it has never tickled my fancy at all to be honest

Milkyway

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1,349 posts

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Thursday 28th October
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LukeBrown66 said:
Have to admit the lack of interesting supports for me is a reason I di not visit BTCC much.

A lot of it is very samey same make stuff, I get why but it appeals as much as a pain in the wotsit.

it works though, but it has never tickled my fancy at all to be honest
Porsche used to be the snoozepots...but they were so much more entertaining this year.
Think F4... needs a bigger grid.


indigorallye

524 posts

197 months

Thursday 28th October
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I've always thought BARC should have the 'local' championship on the bill.
Knockhill- SMRC
Croft- DDMC
Oulton- CNC Heads
Snetterton- Snet Saloons
Brands- CMMCS
etc etc.

F12 Josh

741 posts

114 months

Thursday 28th October
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I'm guessing F4 may dwindle a bit next year given the new GB4 (?) series taking a lot of drivers with aspirations of moving up the ladder. Bit of a shame if it does.

Ginetta Juniors are always good to watch, Robert De Haan must be a fair shout for the championship if he returns - Good effort this year as a rookie.

Milkyway

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1,349 posts

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Thursday 28th October
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F12 Josh said:
I'm guessing F4 may dwindle a bit next year given the new GB4 (?) series taking a lot of drivers with aspirations of moving up the ladder. Bit of a shame if it does.

Ginetta Juniors are always good to watch, Robert De Haan must be a fair shout for the championship if he returns - Good effort this year as a rookie.
GB4... New one to me, interesting reading.
I suppose the Live TV coverage could be a major factor in their decisions.