2022: BTCC and support series

2022: BTCC and support series

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Milkyway

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4,884 posts

34 months

Friday 19th August
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Can’t believe that Paul O’ Neill was accused of being ‘ageist’ against Colin White.
As Paul explained... he’s known CW for many years & it is just light hearted humour. irked


Edited by Milkyway on Friday 19th August 00:41

SpudLink

4,532 posts

173 months

Friday 19th August
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Robmarriott said:
Lol ok. My opinion is that if you can’t afford to do something, you don’t do it, it’s as simple as that.
Drivers fund their racing in different ways. I’m not sure why you draw the line at asking fans to buy merch.
I seem to remember Justin Wilson using the stock market to sell shares in his career. Would you consider that more acceptable, or less?

The Wookie

13,106 posts

209 months

Friday 19th August
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Milkyway said:
Can’t believe that Paul O’ Neill was accused of being ‘ageist’ against Colin White.
As Paul explained... he’s known CW for many years & it is just light hearted humour. irked


Edited by Milkyway on Friday 19th August 00:41
Or as Colin himself would say “Don’t worry, I know ‘im“ hehe

Milkyway

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4,884 posts

34 months

Friday 19th August
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The Wookie said:
Or as Colin himself would say “Don’t worry, I know ‘im“ hehe
thumbup... I’m surprised that they haven’t mentioned how nasty he is to Tim Harvey.
Must be trolls & not true Motorsport fans...backlash from going over to the main ITV channel.


Edited by Milkyway on Friday 19th August 21:05

Milkyway

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4,884 posts

34 months

Monday 29th August
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Wishing Colin & Mike a speedy recovery....it could have been a lot worse.

Smollet

8,242 posts

171 months

Monday 29th August
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Milkyway said:
Wishing Colin & Mike a speedy recovery....it could have been a lot worse.
It certainly was a ferocious impact

Milkyway

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4,884 posts

34 months

Monday 29th August
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Smollet said:
Milkyway said:
Wishing Colin & Mike a speedy recovery....it could have been a lot worse.
It certainly was a ferocious impact
Colin... 2 broken vertebrae & bone above ankle.
Mike... ?

The way the TV crew were talking & a blue sheeted car... made me very nervous for a few hours.
My Nephew & his family choose Thruxton to be their first ever BTCC meeting.
Certainly won’t be forgotten for a while.


Edited by Milkyway on Monday 29th August 21:40

Smollet

8,242 posts

171 months

Monday 29th August
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Milkyway said:
Smollet said:
Milkyway said:
Wishing Colin & Mike a speedy recovery....it could have been a lot worse.
It certainly was a ferocious impact
Colin... 2 broken vertebrae & bone above ankle.
Mike... ?

The way the TV crew were talking & a blue sheeted car... made me very nervous for a few hours.

Milkyway

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4,884 posts

34 months

Monday 29th August
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thumbup Wow!... That’s certainly some serious injures.

Speed Badger

2,075 posts

98 months

Tuesday 30th August
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Just caught up on the weekend racing, blimey that's a bit of an injury list, I suppose a lot of the damage was done thumping end over end. At least there weren't hugely serious/life threatening injuries.

BMR

902 posts

159 months

Wednesday 31st August
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Milkyway said:
Smollet said:
Milkyway said:
Wishing Colin & Mike a speedy recovery....it could have been a lot worse.
It certainly was a ferocious impact
Colin... 2 broken vertebrae & bone above ankle.
Mike... ?

The way the TV crew were talking & a blue sheeted car... made me very nervous for a few hours.
My Nephew & his family choose Thruxton to be their first ever BTCC meeting.
Certainly won’t be forgotten for a while.


Edited by Milkyway on Monday 29th August 21:40
I was at Donington when Billy monger had his accident. The first and thankfully only time I’ve experienced such an eerie feeling at a circuit.

Milkyway

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4,884 posts

34 months

Wednesday 31st August
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BMR said:
I was at Donington when Billy monger had his accident. The first and thankfully only time I’ve experienced such an eerie feeling at a circuit.
I remember watching that live on TV & he had onboard as well... that horrible eerie atmosphere, must be really difficult for the ITV crew to remain informative but respectful at the same time.

A huge thumbup to all the Marshals, medics & Thruxton too.


Edited by Milkyway on Wednesday 31st August 08:07

MG CHRIS

8,885 posts

148 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Last year for ginetta on the support package moving over to British GT bill. Wonder what will replace it maybe caterham.

Milkyway

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4,884 posts

34 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Wow... That’s a shocker.
Ginetta is the bulk of the support package... so no more Juniors then.
Perhaps... Juniors in Caterhams. scratchchin
Historic Touring cars would be nice though.

How has Lord Gow let that slip through his fingers...

Edited by Milkyway on Wednesday 21st September 12:59

SpudLink

4,532 posts

173 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Caterhams is a great idea. Great way for budding racers to get noticed.
Some of the MX-5 championships would fit in well.
I was going to suggest Radicals, but the racing isn't always great.

Dan BSCS

1,089 posts

217 months

Wednesday 21st September
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SpudLink said:
Caterhams is a great idea. Great way for budding racers to get noticed.
Some of the MX-5 championships would fit in well.
I was going to suggest Radicals, but the racing isn't always great.
Caterhams are about the only thing I can think of that would work on the TOCA package. All the good single make stuff in the UK (MX5s, Civics, etc.) the cars are too old.

Truckosaurus

9,470 posts

265 months

Wednesday 21st September
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MINIs always seem entertaining whenever I have seen they on the BTCC coverage, and there's plenty of sub-series for the previous generations that have been guest races in the past.

Although, I believe there are hefty entrance fees for those races, which is ok as a once a season special, but not sustainable for the whole season, which also applies to other club series looking to make the step up.

Robmarriott

2,369 posts

139 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Dan BSCS said:
SpudLink said:
Caterhams is a great idea. Great way for budding racers to get noticed.
Some of the MX-5 championships would fit in well.
I was going to suggest Radicals, but the racing isn't always great.
Caterhams are about the only thing I can think of that would work on the TOCA package. All the good single make stuff in the UK (MX5s, Civics, etc.) the cars are too old.
That’s the point I’ve been trying to make elsewhere. The cars need to be current and available to buy new.

Spec Miata is pretty popular in the states and the GR86 has just had its own spec series announced. Either of those would be great IMO.

Dan BSCS

1,089 posts

217 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Robmarriott said:
That’s the point I’ve been trying to make elsewhere. The cars need to be current and available to buy new.

Spec Miata is pretty popular in the states and the GR86 has just had its own spec series announced. Either of those would be great IMO.
Yeah, if they can get the numbers they’d be great. The Toyota 86 series in Australia is very popular and great racing.

agent006

11,828 posts

245 months

Wednesday 21st September
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MG CHRIS said:
Last year for ginetta on the support package moving over to British GT bill. Wonder what will replace it maybe caterham.
Can't help thinking that's a bit of an odd call on Ginetta's part. Maybe there's financial issues that mean they can't afford to carry on with Toca. Certainly makes their development series a lot less attractive in terms of reduced media attention for the drivers & sponsors.