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Old 6 Mar 2016, 07:13 (Ref:3620438)   #46
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Old 9 Mar 2016, 15:44 (Ref:3621581)   #47
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Minor correction The rule was changed to state that the Homologated car had to be made available for retail sale
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Old 10 Mar 2016, 11:48 (Ref:3621827)   #48
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Slight correction Matt, they didn't build 500 Homologation cars and then take off the homologation parts, the cars were delivered to the dealers with the homologated parts in the trunk, and that is why the FIA were forced to re-inistate the 240T's homologation [after it was successfully protested by Tom Walkinshaw] because the homologation rule never specified that the evolution parts had to be fitted!
Alfa pulled a similiar move in the 1994 BTCC to get the Alfa Romeo 155 "Silverstone" edition homologated, it was delivered with the bigger front splitters and rear wings in the boot.
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Old 14 Apr 2016, 01:32 (Ref:3632473)   #49
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Old 14 Apr 2016, 01:40 (Ref:3632475)   #50
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Old 14 Apr 2016, 05:14 (Ref:3632494)   #51
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And a race in the STCC this year for giggles...
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Old 14 Apr 2016, 13:10 (Ref:3632598)   #52
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And a race in the STCC this year for giggles...


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First I've heard of this...
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I suspect that it is some sort of encouragement to stick with GRM.
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Old 14 Apr 2016, 18:55 (Ref:3632704)   #54
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Maybe I'm being stupid here, but how do these quotes from Gary Rogers or the Volvo bloke point to an extension of the excisting contract? All GR says is, that they know what Volvo will do. Good or bad. And the other one is basically explaining why they chose the WTCC and why V8SC and STCC aren't all that great for the international brand
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I suspect that it is some sort of encouragement to stick with GRM.


Cheers.

I don't know why you'd bother to be honest, STCC is a club series compared to V8SC in terms of driver quality. If it's a PR thing and I'm under the belief that it would be-in conjunction with Volvo, then that would be the only logical reason.
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I don't know why you'd bother to be honest, STCC is a club series compared to V8SC in terms of driver quality. If it's a PR thing and I'm under the belief that it would be-in conjunction with Volvo, then that would be the only logical reason.
The car usually raced by The Swedish Prince is free for the first race weekend and I believe Volvo is trying to get Scott to race in it for PR reasons.

I hope they pull it off because I'd love to see Scott race over here even if it's just a one off.
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I don't know why you'd bother to be honest, STCC is a club series compared to V8SC in terms of driver quality. If it's a PR thing and I'm under the belief that it would be-in conjunction with Volvo, then that would be the only logical reason.
Why so negative?

Of course it's a small series compared to V8SC (however don't overrate V8SC, it gets little to no coverage in Europe and McLaughlin is a nobody here) but at the end it's still an official Volvo entry.
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Of course it's a small series compared to V8SC (however don't overrate V8SC, it gets little to no coverage in Europe and McLaughlin is a nobody here) but at the end it's still an official Volvo entry.


Not being negative but trying to understand why they'd go all the trouble to make that happen for STCC-if it was for WTCC then I'd be impressed but in my eyes STCC is not a strong national touring car series. Not overrating V8SC at all, I'm not one of those idiots that truly believes that the series is well known and followed in Europe when it really isn't. If there is any following it would be in the UK from what I've seen but yes those numbers would be pretty small. And yes McLaughlin is a nobody there so why would they want to put him in one of their STCC cars?
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Old 23 Apr 2016, 12:19 (Ref:3635838)   #59
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If the competition for Mr McLaughlin's services is a NASCAR/IndyCar/IMSA/V8SC team owner, going and racing in the motherland of the brand for a works squad in that series is one way to show how importantly they value the pilot...
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STCC is the home series of Volvo. If these sort of things help to extend the GRM-Volvo partnership I can only applaud it.

And I like it when drivers race in other series.
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