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Old 18 Jan 2018, 19:00 (Ref:3793610)   #316
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There's only two drivers announced for WTCR so far so do all the doom and gloom merchants think that's a dead duck as well.
no because its an existing series with existing teams and drivers, just a new format and was only announced 6 weeks ago. WTCR will have a full grid.

TCR UK is a new series and was announced 5 months ago. since then less than a handful of real announcements.
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Old 18 Jan 2018, 22:36 (Ref:3793666)   #317
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Not really a surprise to see Crocker entered. Nice to have some announcements, finally.
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Old 18 Jan 2018, 23:04 (Ref:3793673)   #318
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Still not enough ATM, we’ll have to see how many more announcements there are at the end of the week
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Old 20 Jan 2018, 23:16 (Ref:3794066)   #319
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I think that every single TCR car available in the UK must have been at the NEC for the Autosport show over the last 4 days, on one stand or another.

They look like great cars and they are versatile enough to race in many series from Britcar/ Creventic to more club level stuff such as 750mc Club Enduro or CSCC, where some cars have already appeared.

Expensive hammers to crack the latter club level nuts, though!!! Should be cheaper to run than most GT4 cars, and certainly cheaper than BTCC but no real exposure.

Maybe the organisers should have run the cars as a TCR defined class within Britcar where more than one driver can share costs; teams could then have rented the cars out for other races in between for additional income?

Personally I hope that TCR UK does succeed as I do think there is a need for a multi-marque step between Clio and BTCC but maybe not this year?


I agree, we need more multi marque championships. We have too many one make series, which may be good for drivers and engineers but is dull from a spectators point of view.


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Old 21 Jan 2018, 13:26 (Ref:3794125)   #320
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Yes, it's good to have another multi make championship. One make championship is good, but they are only so many ATM
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Old 23 Jan 2018, 20:27 (Ref:3794603)   #321
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Lots of interesting PR coming through now. Tarquini wants to be part of WTCR, but also is keen to take part in the odd event in TCR UK!

https://www.touringcars.net/2018/01/...ider-uk-return
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Old 24 Jan 2018, 13:13 (Ref:3794732)   #322
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Well that would be something to see, I'm sure he'd receive quite a welcome. Remember his funny pronunciations of English names? We loved him for it
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Old 24 Jan 2018, 19:44 (Ref:3794802)   #323
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So we have news of TCR UK's TV coverage: Highlights on Sky Sports, Front Runner and Motortrend on Demand.

The races (including support races) will be shown on Facebook.
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Old 24 Jan 2018, 19:52 (Ref:3794806)   #324
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and still only 3 confirmed entries so far according to Motorsport News today.
its a dead parrot.

to try to save face i think they will just include a class in britcar for the handful of cars they might end up with.
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Old 24 Jan 2018, 20:08 (Ref:3794810)   #325
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JW Bird Motorsport have put up a picture to show off their new purchase, a 2017 VW Golf GTi TCR.

They have raced in VW Cup and British GT in recent years.
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Old 25 Jan 2018, 15:05 (Ref:3794972)   #326
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theres an article in Autosport magazine today about TCR UK.

it says that the "momentum for the series has come to an abrupt halt" and go on to say "it may not even get off the ground".

dead parrot.
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Old 25 Jan 2018, 15:24 (Ref:3794975)   #327
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Very sad to hear. I bet Alan Gow is dead chuffed though.
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Laughing all the way to the fridge for a fresh tinnie to put in the barbie...
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Then in 2-3 years time the BTCC announces its switching to TCR regs.
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Then in 2-3 years time the BTCC announces its switching to TCR regs.
I can see that... though timescale will depend on how healthy the entry list continues to be I should think. And although BTCC looks in rude health, Tony Gilham had serious financial worries a few years back, Thorney had a rude awakening with real costs vs. what he understood they may be, Motorbase sat out half a season and BMR is not sat with a large chest full if dubloons (depending on who you listen to).

How many of the teams are commercially viable and not propped up by their enthusiastic owners? I'd say WSR and Dynamics with a degree of confidence, the rest?
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