2022: BTCC and support series

2022: BTCC and support series

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the-norseman

9,995 posts

154 months

Sunday 25th September
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Downward said:
Having never been to a race whats the deal for say next year with Ticketsand costs ?

Say I’d go to Donington Park what’s the schedule on the day ?
Usually a race on about 1200,1400 and 1600. in the middle are the support series.

MB140

3,463 posts

86 months

Sunday 25th September
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the-norseman said:
Downward said:
Having never been to a race whats the deal for say next year with Ticketsand costs ?

Say I’d go to Donington Park what’s the schedule on the day ?
Usually a race on about 1200,1400 and 1600. in the middle are the support series.
I would highly recommend doing a vip with one of the teams if you can. I’ve done 2 now, rob austin racing when he was driving the Alfa, donated by someone on here who owns a company who sponsored him. We have done Max Power Racing (paid). You get the grid walk of course. Tour of the pits. Meet the drivers. Somewhere warm and dry if the weather becomes pants. Food and drink all day. My wife and I are from an engineering background. They arranged for us to spend some time with the engineers. A really good look around the cars and watch one of the races in the garage with the team.

It was well worth it.

Chunkychucky

5,527 posts

152 months

Sunday 25th September
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What on Earth was that last lap of the Ginetta Junior race all about going in to Brooklands? The guy in 2nd doesn’t want to be first of the losers, so goes 4 wheels of the track, loses control of his car on the kerb and takes out the leader of the race - THEN explains it as “I went for a gap and it happened…yeah”?! rofl

Wow. If this is what we have to look forward to in terms of driver talent coming through the junior formulae, God help us. When being interviewed you could tell he was missing a few brain cells tbf, however the lad still deserves everything he gets in terms of penalty points.

Milkyway

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5,604 posts

36 months

Sunday 25th September
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Alan Gow announcing a Junior Championship for 2024...
( Wonder what they will drive).

Glew talking about some of the Junior drivers joining F4... that could become very competitive.


Edited by Milkyway on Sunday 25th September 18:56

SpudLink

4,631 posts

175 months

Sunday 25th September
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Comment from Overlord Gow (as someone called him in commentary earlier in the day) that it’s important to have a championship for junior racers as part in the BTCC package. He then said the plan was to get that for 2024, which means something else will fill in for 2023.

I wonder if they could use the 2023 season to invite a different guest championship each race meeting? Just to show the TV viewing public that there is much more motorsport out there.

SpudLink

4,631 posts

175 months

Sunday 25th September
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Downward said:
Having never been to a race whats the deal for say next year with Ticketsand costs ?

Say I’d go to Donington Park what’s the schedule on the day ?
You can usually find the full schedule online somewhere. For example, here is the current weekend…
https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/british-touri...

Downward

2,402 posts

86 months

Sunday 25th September
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SpudLink said:
Downward said:
Having never been to a race whats the deal for say next year with Ticketsand costs ?

Say I’d go to Donington Park what’s the schedule on the day ?
You can usually find the full schedule online somewhere. For example, here is the current weekend…
https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/british-touri...
Thanks gives a good overview

agent006

11,830 posts

247 months

Sunday 25th September
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Chunkychucky said:
Wow. If this is what we have to look forward to in terms of driver talent coming through the junior formulae, God help us.
The standards of driving across the whole TOCA weekend has been awful at the last couple of meetings, it's not just the juniors. Lots of really clumsy, badly thought out moves in every series. I would say "someone's going to get seriously hurt" but two chaps were seriously hurt at Thruxton and yet we're seeing drivers still firing people into the fence in pretty much every race with seemingly no consequence at all.

Driver101

12,577 posts

104 months

Sunday 25th September
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It's a bit crazy lap 1.

trackdemon

11,563 posts

244 months

Monday 26th September
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Thought there'd be a bit more commentary after yesterdays fun and games smile Race 1 was, erm, exciting.... but perhaps not the best advert for driving standards hehe Solid driving from all the contenders, but Turk was in a sticky spot after an average quali - and so it proved. He's still in it though, only takes a couple of midfield tussles to ruin Ash or Toms w/e and Colin to stick it on pole for things to change around. Apparently the track didn't suit the Focus and Brands does - we'll see. Hybrid needs to make a bigger difference next year, even on a track which should have played to its strengths folks would just about catch up before being defended into the braking zone - I think very few overtakes were attributable to push to pass. Hills drive in the final race was impressive, just goes to show how much advantage RWD gives coming off slow corners against a defending FWD car.

BMR

903 posts

161 months

Tuesday 27th September
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We’ve seen previously at Brand GP the weather can have an effect on the BMWS so if it’s nippy we could well end up with a Tingram Sutton showdown. And I think Ingram has the better car under him being honest

Milkyway

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5,604 posts

36 months

Tuesday 27th September
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BMR said:
We’ve seen previously at Brand GP the weather can have an effect on the BMWS so if it’s nippy we could well end up with a Tingram Sutton showdown. And I think Ingram has the better car under him being honest
I would like to see Ingram grab a title, but I think that Jake has a fire in his belly... BH going to be a belter.

stevemcs

7,126 posts

76 months

Tuesday 27th September
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I think Sutton will take it.

Milkyway

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5,604 posts

36 months

Tuesday 27th September
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stevemcs said:
I think Sutton will take it.
I’ve been wanting to see ‘Tingram’ win the title for quite a few years...
Can’t see Turks doing it, but a bad race one for Ash, Jake or Tom...& it’s game on.
I hope that Jakes earlier lost points don’t come back to haunt him, as both him & Tom would be worthy Champions... & a new name on the trophy is always nice.

It amuses me though... when Alan Gow is asked how he manages to keep the Championship fight so close. scratchchin


Edited by Milkyway on Tuesday 27th September 13:41

SparrowHawk

95 posts

126 months

Tuesday 27th September
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Does anyone have any further insight into which series are being considered to replace Ginettas on the TOCA package next season?

As someone who follows the Fiesta Championships closely, it's been noticeable that current BTCC driver Josh Cook's company Cook Sport has put significant resource into the development of the latest Fiesta Junior Championship cars; and locked in partnerships with some top suppliers such as AST. I know Cook Sport and other companies like Jamsport have pretty busy order books for new car builds (for the Mk7 Fiesta).

Fiesta Championship & Fiesta Junior Championship are well supported series with no shortage of drivers and teams; and have historically produced a number of drivers who then went on to race in Touring Cars.

Anyone have any info on whether this is one of the series that Gow & team are considering?

Milkyway

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5,604 posts

36 months

Tuesday 27th September
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AS I mentioned previously, my Nephew is on another BTCC forum, & the Fiesta Cup has been mooted about. scratchchin
So... maybe there is some truth in the rumours.

Scaleybrat

268 posts

188 months

Tuesday 27th September
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I’m not sure if there is an appetite for it from the series but I’d love to see the Historic Touring Cars join the TOCA package. I remember seeing them one year at Knockhill and loved seeing the mix of cars and drivers. I think it would be a definite crowd puller if it could happen.

LukeBrown66

3,130 posts

29 months

Tuesday 27th September
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I would love to see BTCC try and become a bigger draw for everyone, some historic stuff is a great shout. I have zero interest in watching one makes, I get why they are there and they can provide good action, but most of them are a little tired, but to be honest i have never been a fan of BTCC package even back in the day I was only ever interested in the the main event, nothing else.

stevemcs

7,126 posts

76 months

Tuesday 27th September
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Milkyway said:
I’ve been wanting to see ‘Tingram’ win the title for quite a few years...
Can’t see Turks doing it, but a bad race one for Ash, Jake or Tom...& it’s game on.
I hope that Jakes earlier lost points don’t come back to haunt him, as both him & Tom would be worthy Champions... & a new name on the trophy is always nice.

It amuses me though... when Alan Gow is asked how he manages to keep the Championship fight so close. scratchchin


Edited by Milkyway on Tuesday 27th September 13:41
I'd like to see ingram win too, sadly i'll be on a boat so not sure i'm going to get to see the final rounds

BMR

903 posts

161 months

Tuesday 27th September
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Milkyway said:
AS I mentioned previously, my Nephew is on another BTCC forum, & the Fiesta Cup has been mooted about. scratchchin
So... maybe there is some truth in the rumours.
One would expect TOCA would like it to be manufacturer backed, and if so it’d be the latest model presumably. Which I don’t believe has been raced yet in the Fiesta champs