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Old 19 Jun 2017, 09:37 (Ref:3745128)   #91
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Maybe he has lost something. Andy Rouse went on longer than he wanted to and started to lose that pace he once had. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case with Plato, that he's the bit he once had. Or maybe Sutton is driving round the car better
As the pinnacle of man a 49-year-old smoker maybe Jason could petition for the races to be a few laps shorter.......
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Old 19 Jun 2017, 18:37 (Ref:3745304)   #92
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As the pinnacle of man a 49-year-old smoker maybe Jason could petition for the races to be a few laps shorter.......
I thought he gave that habit up prior to the 2015 season?
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Old 20 Jun 2017, 22:17 (Ref:3745617)   #93
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I thought he gave that habit up prior to the 2015 season?
I believe he did. I saw him give an audio interview at Thruxton 2015 and he was pumping away on an electric steam vaping gadget.

Maybe he's back on the death rods now though
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Old 18 Jul 2017, 18:47 (Ref:3752523)   #94
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Maximum Motorsport perhaps departing BTCC ?


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but because of the lack of protection for teams against drivers jumping ship, and the implications afterwards, we would have to seriously look at it if someone wanted to buy our TBL and the Focus
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With TCR UK organisers keen to avoid any clashes with the BTCC next season, at least one other team has already opened talks about joining the grid next season although that team – a podium finisher on the BTCC grid – isn’t yet ready to go public with any plans
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Old 18 Jul 2017, 23:25 (Ref:3752635)   #95
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Well, say what you will about TCR, but it's a heck of a lot more affordable for some of the smaller BTCC teams, I wouldn't be surprised if a few made the transition.

Lower level or not, the TCR could represent better value for money for teams which could be bad news for BTCC

I get the TCR UK guys say they don't want to compete, but I can't help but feel it's going to happen wether they wish or not. The market will dictate that one
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Old 19 Jul 2017, 09:23 (Ref:3752724)   #96
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They could just let Team Parker take over the car fully, it would be easier
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Old 19 Jul 2017, 14:45 (Ref:3752807)   #97
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Well, say what you will about TCR, but it's a heck of a lot more affordable for some of the smaller BTCC teams, I wouldn't be surprised if a few made the transition.

Lower level or not, the TCR could represent better value for money for teams which could be bad news for BTCC

I get the TCR UK guys say they don't want to compete, but I can't help but feel it's going to happen wether they wish or not. The market will dictate that one
It all hinges on the value.

If the car is cheaper, great, but if the exposure for sponsors is lower, then perhaps not.

Companies sponsor in the BTCC because of the exposure it provides for the money spent. Car cost is one element.
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Old 19 Jul 2017, 17:02 (Ref:3752833)   #98
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A lot of it depends on what kind of TV package is TCR going to get, if any at all?
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A lot of it depends on what kind of TV package is TCR going to get, if any at all?
For the bigger teams certainly. But a small team at the back, with drivers paying for the drive? That could be a lot of cars.

I don't see TCR being on TV other than maybe than motorsport.tv. But streaming is an easy option.
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Old 25 Jul 2017, 22:36 (Ref:3754405)   #100
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It all hinges on the value.



If the car is cheaper, great, but if the exposure for sponsors is lower, then perhaps not.



Companies sponsor in the BTCC because of the exposure it provides for the money spent. Car cost is one element.


I get your point, my thought was around smaller teams who are less affected by big sponsors, more in it for the racing
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Old 26 Jul 2017, 18:14 (Ref:3754548)   #101
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It has oft been suggested on here that a move to another Subaru model like the Impreza or WRX would provide a better basis for a touring car.

Ages ago on here I posted that the WRX's death was imminent. Well the buggers have just launched another mildly tickled up version, so my Subaru man was bum steered by top brass.

The "new" Impreza, which has been on sale in the States for about 18 months now is "at least" a year away still.

So Levorg it will continue to be.
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Old 27 Jul 2017, 08:31 (Ref:3754635)   #102
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New Impreza hatch would be the logical choice for a BTCC car, but as you say still too far away and more chance of Subaru UK losing interest in the BTCC before it's eligible to race, unless TOCA allow some good will as they have done previously with the pre-production Civic Type Rs to keep Subaru UK on board.
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Old 27 Jul 2017, 08:48 (Ref:3754641)   #103
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New Impreza hatch would be the logical choice for a BTCC car, but as you say still too far away and more chance of Subaru UK losing interest in the BTCC before it's eligible to race, unless TOCA allow some good will as they have done previously with the pre-production Civic Type Rs to keep Subaru UK on board.
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The "new" Impreza, which has been on sale in the States for about 18 months now is "at least" a year away still.

So Levorg it will continue to be.
Due this Autumn - https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/m...urt-motor-show
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Old 27 Jul 2017, 08:56 (Ref:3754644)   #104
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It's just a reveal this autumn, 'More information, including pricing and on sale dates, will be released when the car arrives this autumn.'
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Old 27 Jul 2017, 13:19 (Ref:3754699)   #105
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Yet another bloody hatchback.
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