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Old 13 Sep 2021, 19:07 (Ref:4073707)   #31
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Fat chance of Muller helping Plato! Tarquini was also considered for the SEAT/seat.
I know but that's what Autosport said at the time, including how unlikely that was, I remember reading it. I think Tarquini was mentioned as the alternative.

Tempus intended to run two Chevy Lacetti's in '09 but only Vaulkhard's entry appeared and that was later taken over by Bamboo Engineering.
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Old 14 Sep 2021, 11:52 (Ref:4073800)   #32
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Bamboo were going to return with the Lacettis, before opting to go WTCC. IF Motorsport were going to run an Abarth, but the car did not meet the regulations

2011
Bamboo were going to return, but didn’t. Forster also were going to continue with the Beemers

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RML got as far as building an NGTC Cruze, before pulling out. Tech-Speed were going to do the final few meetings with their S2000 Cruze, with Joe Girling driving. STR did consider doing the series alongside their WTCC campaign. Geoff Steel Racing also planned to return. TH Motorsport were going to run a Skoda for Matt Hamilton. Also Rob Hedley and Ash Shuttlewood were going to race Vectras, for I think TCR, before the cars were sold to ES Racing

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Chris Stockton was going to race his hatchback Cruze, but never appeared until the following season. Also AMD were planning to run an NGTC Vectra alongside their S2000 VW

2014
There was the Renault Megane that was built, but never raced

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Rob Austin appeared during the midseason test with his HMS Alfa and the car was never seen again
Hang on a min, wasn't Hedley supposed to drive the 2nd Thorney Motorsport Insignia?

Also, wasn't AMD intending to run an NGTC Astra in 2013? They also mentioned the possibility of running a Super 2000 Focus.
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Old 14 Sep 2021, 13:03 (Ref:4073822)   #33
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Hedley was originally was going to drive a Vectra, but yes he was entered in a second Thorney car after that

And yes I did mean Astra. Dunno why I said Vectra, brain fart
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Old 14 Sep 2021, 13:22 (Ref:4073826)   #34
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Hedley was originally was going to drive a Vectra, but yes he was entered in a second Thorney car after that

And yes I did mean Astra. Dunno why I said Vectra, brain fart
Must admit, the further one delves into these things, the more confusing they get.

Thorney originally looked into entering in 2009 or 2010. Their intention was to run a pair of Astra Sport Hatches in '09 with TO-C as lead driver until he replaced Morrison at Team Aon. Can't remember who his team-mate would have been.
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There was the Renault Megane that was built, but never raced
I thought the Megane was a mock up (road car with NGTC panels) rather than a fully fledged race car?

Also there was the NGTC Skoda Ocatvia that never got further than the some mock up images (TH Motorsport?).
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I thought the Megane was a mock up (road car with NGTC panels) rather than a fully fledged race car?

Also there was the NGTC Skoda Ocatvia that never got further than the some mock up images (TH Motorsport?).

Russell Morgan, father of Alex, I think was in charge of the Renault

I did mention the TH Motorsport Skoda above
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Russell Morgan, father of Alex, I think was in charge of the Renault
That sounds about right - I think the idea was that having seen the mockup people would flock to buy the real thing. We all know how that turned out.

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Ah - missed that one
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https://www.autosport.com/general/news/gordon-spice-obituary-sportscar-and-btcc-champion-dies-at-81/6667647/ - Was the Plymouth intended for the 1974 BSCC? (R.I.P Gordon Spice)

The 2nd Rob Austin Racing Audi A4 was originally going to be driven by Mark Hazell in 2012 but he dropped out on the eve of the season. Wasn't that car originally earmarked for Chris Swanwick after he did the last two meetings of 2011?

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I know Barrie Williams was entered in a second Beemer alongside Sytner for the 85 British GP meeting. And Buncombe was entered in the second Mitsubishi alongside Brodie

Dowsett was rumoured to run a Toyota turbo in 1990
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Eugene O'Brien was due to return in a Yap Motorsport Honda Accord after contesting the 1996 RAC Tourist Trophy.
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I know Barrie Williams was entered in a second Beemer alongside Sytner for the 85 British GP meeting. And Buncombe was entered in the second Mitsubishi alongside Brodie

Dowsett was rumoured to run a Toyota turbo in 1990
Vern Schuppan was in the other Colt in '85. Possibly the TT though. Barry Sheene rings a bell for '86 too.
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Admitedly i have very little interest in BTCC of the last 20+ years so have mostly no idea about what most of you are talking about!

For me one of the great what ifs is if TWR/ARG didn't withdraw and continued into '85 and onwards with the Rovers and Metros. That would likely have seen BMW GB continue and perhaps Colt and Toyota run 2 cars to compete wity Rouse's Merkurs.
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For those who ARE interested, David Martell and David Gibson entered the 2nd Thruxton race in 1987 but then withdrew to contest the supporting Renault 5 Trophy, proposed BTCC entries that didn't happen because they favoured the support series!

Clyde Valley Racing originally hired Phiroze Bilimoria to partner Dan Eaves before replacing him with Adam Jones on the eve of the 2009 Season.
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When Matt Allison left Robertshaw midway through 2008, I think there was talk of Johnny Herbert taking his seat
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When Matt Allison left Robertshaw midway through 2008, I think there was talk of Johnny Herbert taking his seat
Herbert? Well I'm not disputing that. I remember Euan Hankey tested the Robertshaw Chevy.

2007

Obviously we've already mentioned Encke Sport, the drivers would have been Nick Beaumont, Danny Buxton or Ed Tilley.

Mark Smith's In-Front Motorsport Alfa Romeo gained a new sponsor in Jessops and got as far as the Autosport International Motor Show but didn't return.

Colin White was linked with running Pinkney's Integra and Malcolm Klein likewise with Richard Marsh's Peugeot.

2008

Isn't this the year Jason Hughes intended to replace his MG with an Integra?

Robertshaw Racing originally intended to run a 2nd Integra alongside Alan Taylor's entry before acquiring the Chevys.

Ben Collins was linked to A-Tech before the infamous attempt to sell off the Alfas to Team 48.

Darrell Wilson's entry was rumoured to appear under the PT Motorsport banner after the Team 48 debacle.

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