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Old 6 Dec 2017, 13:27 (Ref:3785419)   #676
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http://www.britishgt.com/news/310

Ok so kind of BTCC related Will Burns is moving to British GT so that frees his seat from this year up in Team HARD
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 13:29 (Ref:3785420)   #677
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What's to say won't Simpson take his $$$ elsewhere.....?
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 15:11 (Ref:3785450)   #678
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What's to say won't Simpson take his $$$ elsewhere.....?
Do you mean another team - or outside of BTCC?

Simpson has commented that he can't wait for the next BTCC season, and that he is part of the 'full entry list'.
If he was to move from TD, where would be best to go?
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 16:12 (Ref:3785461)   #679
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Paul O'Neill is collecting another BMW company car. What can we read into this?
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 16:14 (Ref:3785463)   #680
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Paul O'Neill is collecting another BMW company car. What can we read into this?
nothing. he does a lot of work for bmw doing customer drive days etc.
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 17:30 (Ref:3785472)   #681
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Paul O'Neill is collecting another BMW company car. What can we read into this?
Well, if it's usual Silly Season discussion, then he's definitely signed a deal to replace a retiring Collard.
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 18:06 (Ref:3785481)   #682
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Jeff Smith ruled out for the entirety of 2018. Can't help but feel we've seen the last of him as a driver in the BTCC, what a sad way to bow out.
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 18:12 (Ref:3785484)   #683
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Jeff Smith ruled out for the entirety of 2018. Can't help but feel we've seen the last of him as a driver in the BTCC, what a sad way to bow out.
Shame. Really seemed to improve with every season. Looks like Brett will be back at Eurotech next season then
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 19:34 (Ref:3785507)   #684
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Jeff Smith ruled out for the entirety of 2018. Can't help but feel we've seen the last of him as a driver in the BTCC, what a sad way to bow out.
That's really cruel. Hopefully everything goes well in his recovery and he'll be out in 2019, he's been a lot more consistent over the past couple of seasons.
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 19:40 (Ref:3785509)   #685
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Think of NGTC as being closer to a space-frame where you hang the body over the cage, rather than a traditional race car where the cage and body become a single item. That's a little over-simplified, but you get the idea.

The old Civic hatch / Type R /Tourer were effectively the same car with minor sheet metal changes. The new Civic is a different space - not as tall but with a longer wheelbase, so wouldn't fit over the existing chassis.
Very well put Sir; space frame was the term I could not bring to mind.

Wheelbase is vastly different from old gen to new gen.

I would place a safe guess Smithy made the big deal over Type R for commercial reasons.
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 19:47 (Ref:3785512)   #686
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Do you mean another team - or outside of BTCC?

Simpson has commented that he can't wait for the next BTCC season, and that he is part of the 'full entry list'.
If he was to move from TD, where would be best to go?
A return to a two car Speedworks with either:

Matt and Flashs 2017 wheels

Or

Tingrams and the Handy Toyota.

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Old 7 Dec 2017, 08:44 (Ref:3785605)   #687
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Team HARD seem to be winning the silly season - more rumours!

"Early start @Brands_Hatch for the @TeamHardRacing track day today. Then tomorrow we will share some more @DunlopBTCC news as we continue piecing together our 2018 plans"

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Old 7 Dec 2017, 09:18 (Ref:3785611)   #688
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A return to a two car Speedworks with either:

Matt and Flashs 2017 wheels

Or

Tingrams and the Handy Toyota.

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Whatever car Speedworks are considering switching to either has to have pedigree (BMW/Subaru/Honda) I would think. They ran Simoson’s Civic so maybe they’ve seen the chassis potential? With Geoff Kingston leaving it makes me think the Toyota had reached its limit of development.

I think they’ll be a few surprises for us yet 😊
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Old 7 Dec 2017, 09:45 (Ref:3785613)   #689
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Shame Jeff Smith won't be out, he makes mistakes, but he always goes well when he's got a race winning team mate with him.
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Old 7 Dec 2017, 17:15 (Ref:3785678)   #690
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Matt Salisbury on twitter -

"Some genuinely interesting things going on behind the scenes in the #BTCC - and some announcements still to be made that are certainly going to be eye-opening...."

In my mind this means there'll be a major car change / new build or some change in the regulations or race structure...
And with the mystery over SW I would guess they might bring in a new manufacturer...?
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