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Old 29 Jun 2018, 05:50 (Ref:3833535)   #76
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ITV won't like the GP circuit at Silverstone as it requires so much more resources than the current National track.

The Donington loop doesn't add anything to the racing. I would like to see OP getting a second visit although judging by the recent snoozefest I doubt many people will want to see another meeting there.

So that leaves Snetterton and Knockhill, I can't see the Scottish market support a second meeting north of the border.

So in future it looks like Thruxton and Snetterton will share the second meeting.
You've missed out Croft. Any chance of a second meeting there?
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Old 29 Jun 2018, 06:39 (Ref:3833541)   #77
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Are we forgetting the recent changes to legislation for closed public road events?
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Old 29 Jun 2018, 07:26 (Ref:3833550)   #78
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Are we forgetting the recent changes to legislation for closed public road events?
We hadn't forgotten, it's just very unlikely to ever happen.

Finding a suitable venue; making it safe for racing; installing barriers; setting up a spectator areas / grandstands; fencing off a ticketed area; and closing the surrounding area for a weekend, is a huge and costly logistical challenge. Without a big sponsor, it's unlikely that ticket revenue alone would even come close to covering the costs.

If you are thinking of somewhere like the Coventry MotoFest, the only competitive element to that is a sprint. The requirements to run a single car at a time again the clock are significantly different to running a full-on race with 32 cars on track at the same time.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 13:18 (Ref:3839097)   #79
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Gonna give this a quick bump as its soon going to become more relevant and has been hidden away a couple of pages in
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 13:19 (Ref:3839098)   #80
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Gonna give this a quick bump as its soon going to become more relevant and has been hidden away a couple of pages in
While we're here, and maybe I'm just being fussy, but could we get the thread name changed to 'BTCC 2019 Rumours & Silly Season' to match previous years…?
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 14:52 (Ref:3839113)   #81
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So then. Will BMR be back, if they are will Ash be with them? I suppose as always it'll be down to money.

Where will the two out of use Subarus be? Could someone like HARD or AmD acquire them, place the TOCA lump under the hood and get better results than the existing motors? The VWs, MGs and Audis are getting elderly and probably have little or nothing more to give in development - or do they?

If Matt Neal wins this years championship - which could happen - do we think he may retire on a high and give the seat to one of the young 'uns?
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 15:04 (Ref:3839115)   #82
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I’m pretty certain the TOCA engine won’t fit in the Subaru so if they went elsewhere they’d still have to use the boxer.

I don’t think BMR will return, I think JP will retire and Ash will end up somewhere like PMR or Speedworks in a second Avensis.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 15:12 (Ref:3839116)   #83
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I’m pretty certain the TOCA engine won’t fit in the Subaru so if they went elsewhere they’d still have to use the boxer.
It shouldn't be a problem fitting the TOCA unit. The front subframe is common to all makes, and includes the engine and gearbox mounting points.

Unless there is something about the Levorg body that is radically different to an A-Class, or 1-Series?

http://www.tocatechnical.co.uk/wpsys...l-01-02-12.pdf
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 15:15 (Ref:3839117)   #84
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Valid point! Had a mental block there and forgot they all use a common subframe, I think I was in about 1995 in my head!
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 15:44 (Ref:3839127)   #85
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Are we about to see an announcement to explain why when the 2019 calendar was announced, and there was a second Thruxton date, I said "placeholder" under my breath?
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 17:01 (Ref:3839140)   #86
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Are we about to see an announcement to explain why when the 2019 calendar was announced, and there was a second Thruxton date, I said "placeholder" under my breath?
No - I was talking more about getting to the sharp end when we often hear rumors as drivers and teams start to look to next year. I started a new thread as didnt see this one

...but i agree the 2 Thruxton races is a bit odd
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 17:02 (Ref:3839142)   #87
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Supposing we are down to 26 then... realistically where could the TOCA package fit into? Assuming the Clios, Porsche, F4 and two lots of Ginettas remain.

My brain says Combe and Mallory are too small, but are they?
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 17:08 (Ref:3839146)   #88
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My brain says Combe and Mallory are too small, but are they?
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 17:23 (Ref:3839153)   #89
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After watching the last round of TCR UK, Combe's layout is just not suited to touring cars.

Still want to see Anglesey in the future, though won't happen without a looooooot of money.
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Combe /Mallory have severe noise restrictions and limits on days they can operate. Neither could accommodate the TOCA package.
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