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Old 25 Aug 2017, 12:13 (Ref:3761517)   #166
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I just want to say that the people who were in the sport wanted to adopt a Super Touring plus formula for the sport and the sport was taken over by Richard West, who had been a great press officer for Williams, in the 2001 season when the BTC regs was introduced to the sport
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Old 31 Aug 2017, 13:36 (Ref:3763177)   #167
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Dan Welch is testing a Hyundai TCR car - maybe Welch won't return to BTCC but will run in TCR instead?
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Old 31 Aug 2017, 14:32 (Ref:3763193)   #168
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Yeah I can see Welch doing that, it's the next best thing
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Old 1 Sep 2017, 09:51 (Ref:3763392)   #169
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one very good aspect about BTC regs are those side bumper, here clearly visible in yellow

wonder why the heck it wasn't adopted in other rules , even NGTC and TCR as they seem very practical

I hated those boxy 'side skirts' on the BTC cars, the same way I hate the boxy archs and skirts on the NGTC cars, they make the cars look like wallowy hovercrafts.

The super tourers and S2000 cars looked much more agile without all the extra fibreglass bolted to the side. I get that they're to save the shell from damage but I think it's gone too far and bred the culture of excess contact we now have in the BTCC, give the drivers bumper cars and they'll bump them!

Of all the modern touring cars I think TCR cars have some of the best aero designs (that's got to be thanks to the amount of manufacturer input steering the styling). Sure there's some exceptions (the Alfa Romeo's square wheel wells for example) but overall, they look great!
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Old 13 Sep 2017, 02:21 (Ref:3766424)   #170
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I hated those boxy 'side skirts' on the BTC cars, the same way I hate the boxy archs and skirts on the NGTC cars, they make the cars look like wallowy hovercrafts.

The super tourers and S2000 cars looked much more agile without all the extra fibreglass bolted to the side. I get that they're to save the shell from damage but I think it's gone too far and bred the culture of excess contact we now have in the BTCC, give the drivers bumper cars and they'll bump them!

Of all the modern touring cars I think TCR cars have some of the best aero designs (that's got to be thanks to the amount of manufacturer input steering the styling). Sure there's some exceptions (the Alfa Romeo's square wheel wells for example) but overall, they look great!
I'd say it's more a case of the road cars looking good and the regulations don't change much. Had a similar discussion on GTPlanet a few weeks/months ago and can't find and ugly one of the lot. Walking up my street and seeing the road cars in person with a Leon, Golf, even saw a Giulietta Saturday. They all look nice road cars so it's pretty difficult to butcher those.
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Old 13 Sep 2017, 06:21 (Ref:3766440)   #171
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I'd say it's more a case of the road cars looking good and the regulations don't change much. Had a similar discussion on GTPlanet a few weeks/months ago and can't find and ugly one of the lot. Walking up my street and seeing the road cars in person with a Leon, Golf, even saw a Giulietta Saturday. They all look nice road cars so it's pretty difficult to butcher those.
I think the Giulietta TCR is a very nice example of how a good looking car can be butchered up pretty easily... Rumours are that they hired Stevie Wonder to do the wheel arches.

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Old 13 Sep 2017, 10:03 (Ref:3766470)   #173
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Glad they're a) not clashing with the BTCC and b) racing at Castle Combe
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Nice calendar.

Am interested to see what track variations are like. Silverstone GP maybe? Oulton Park Fosters?
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Decent calendar.
Great to see Castle Comb part of the series.
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It's a good calendar. I'd like to have seen Thruxton for selfish reasons but didn't expect it.
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Old 13 Sep 2017, 17:33 (Ref:3766608)   #178
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I might do Castle Combe, ive never been. Ive never been to Knockhill either, but its awful far to go.
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I think the Giulietta TCR is a very nice example of how a good looking car can be butchered up pretty easily... Rumours are that they hired Stevie Wonder to do the wheel arches.

Oh dear! And that rear wing. It couldn't be further away from the car
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I might do Castle Combe, ive never been. Ive never been to Knockhill either, but its awful far to go.
It's 323 miles.

That's not far at all. 5.5 hours each way.
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