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Old 23 Feb 2021, 22:32 (Ref:4036512)   #2251
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I’m not sure he’s driven anything with a lot of downforce as he’s mainly been in GTs but good RWD experience for sure.
Fairplay, I meant aero but the point stands - there isn't much in touring cars!
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Old 23 Feb 2021, 22:38 (Ref:4036516)   #2252
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Yeah there is the minimum amount of aero in BTCC, might be a bit of a shock for Rick when he first drives one, but he should get there eventually
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 07:59 (Ref:4036559)   #2253
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The guy has 2 championships to his name - much more success than many others on the grid....
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 08:18 (Ref:4036563)   #2254
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Is there a Media Day event planned this year? Even one behind closed doors.
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 08:44 (Ref:4036565)   #2255
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Is there a Media Day event planned this year? Even one behind closed doors.
There was one planned, let's see what impact this weeks announcement has on it.
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 12:40 (Ref:4036630)   #2256
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So a strange off-season is drawing to a close.
We haven't seen anywhere neat the normal amount of wild speculation, or of assertions of drivers/teams signing that turn out to be untrue as previous seasons, and nearly all of the deals seem to have been wrapped up fairly smoothly.

There are only a couple of seats still to be revealed, and word is that only one seat is not secured with three months until the wheels turn in anger.

TeamCarDriverNotes
    
Confirmed Entries   
Power MaxedVauxhall AstraPlato(Re-)Confirmed in press release
Power MaxedVauxhall Astra???(Re-)Confirmed in press release
Team DynamicsHonda Civic FK8CammishConfirmed in press release
Team DynamicsHonda Civic FK8???Confirmed in press release,
Autobrite (HARD./BMR)Cupra LeonGoffConfirmed in press release
Autobrite (HARD./BMR)Cupra LeonGeddieConfirmed in press release
HARD./BMRCupra LeonTaylor-SmithConfirmed in press release
HARD./BMRCupra Leon???Confirmed in press release
Laser Tools (HARD./BMR)Infiniti Q50MoffatConfirmed in press release
Laser Tools (HARD./BMR)Infiniti Q50SuttonConfirmed in press release
Laser Tools (HARD./BMR)Infiniti Q50BoardleyConfirmed in press release
Ciceley MotorsportBMW 330iMorganConfirmed in press release
Ciceley MotorsportBMW 330iChiltonConfirmed in press release
EXCELR8 Trade Price CarsHyundai i30SmileyConfirmed in press release
EXCELR8 Trade Price CarsHyundai i30ButelConfirmed in press release
EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars (Ginsters?)Hyundai i30IngramConfirmed in press release
EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars (Ginsters?)Hyundai i30Parfitt JrConfirmed in press release
MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue SquareFord FocusHillConfirmed in press release
MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue SquareFord FocusO.Jackson Confirmed in press release
Motorbase (AmD)Ford FocusNeate Confirmed in press release
Motorbase (AmD)Ford FocusOsborne Confirmed in press release
WSRBMW 330iTurkingtonConfirmed in press release
WSRBMW 330iOliphantConfirmed in press release
WSRBMW 330i JelleyConfirmed in press release
BTC RacingHonda Civic FK8CookConfirmed in press release
BTC RacingHonda Civic FK8Crees Confirmed in press release
BTC RacingHonda Civic FK8Edwards Confirmed in press release
SpeedworksToyota CorollaButcherConfirmed in press release
SpeedworksToyota CorollaSmeltConfirmed in press release
    
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??????RowbottomIn this very thread from the driver!
??????HamiltonPress release stating he is on the grid.
    
Possible Entries   
Team DynamicsHonda Civic FK8Neal/SheddenNeal talked about options away from racing and trying to get a deal for Flash.
??????ProctorTalk of ‘deal being done’
    
All entries could be marked '*' due to COVID   

So for the one seat that is still to be secured, which one will it be? And how tempting is it*?
Dynamics - having to race alongside Cammish who has built an experience with the car/team, and challenged for the title twice in a row and established himself as #1 in the team.
PMR - having to race alongside Plato, clear #1 driver.
HARD. - having to take on a new car with minimal development.

Arguably, HARD. could be the best option. Less expectation, and little to lose and plenty to gain reputation wise.



* I appreciate all BTCC seats are tempting, but drivers have a different perspective to the rest of us *
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 13:15 (Ref:4036637)   #2257
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Where does the 'deal being done' speculation about Senna Proctor come from? I haven't heard about this before.

I think this should confirm that Rowbottom is on the grid:
https://danielrowbottom.com/
(unless it is a fake website, of course, but I don't think it is). This is most likely Team Dynamics, as Autosport is usually very reliable.

Nic Hamilton should be as good as confirmed at HARD.

That leaves Power Maxed Racing seat as the only one that is unconfirmed. If the speculation about Proctor is true, that he must be going to Power Maxed. If not, I think Bobby Thompson is the other most likely contender for the seat.
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 13:39 (Ref:4036648)   #2258
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Where does the 'deal being done' speculation about Senna Proctor come from? I haven't heard about this before.
https://tentenths.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1597

And he posted on social media words to the effect of 'deal done'.

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I think this should confirm that Rowbottom is on the grid:
https://danielrowbottom.com/
(unless it is a fake website, of course, but I don't think it is). This is most likely Team Dynamics, as Autosport is usually very reliable.
Probably - although 2021 BTCC news could be that he (and his sponsors) are sitting out the season until 2022....

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Nic Hamilton should be as good as confirmed at HARD.
Why HARD. and not another team?

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That leaves Power Maxed Racing seat as the only one that is unconfirmed. If the speculation about Proctor is true, that he must be going to Power Maxed. If not, I think Bobby Thompson is the other most likely contender for the seat.
Proctor stating his deal was done happened months before PMR still stated they are trying to sign a driver.
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 14:14 (Ref:4036656)   #2259
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And he posted on social media words to the effect of 'deal done'.

Probably - although 2021 BTCC news could be that he (and his sponsors) are sitting out the season until 2022....

Why HARD. and not another team?

Proctor stating his deal was done happened months before PMR still stated they are trying to sign a driver.
I think Hamilton is at HARD just because I can't see him at Team Dynamics, and PMR said they were still choosing a driver after Hamilton had already announced his drive.

But then it doesn't fit, because we know Rowbo, Proctor and Hamilton are all on the grid as they have all sort of confirmed that they have signed a deal, and none of them are at Power Maxed because they haven't signed a driver yet. Maybe we are misunderstanding one of those three drivers, or Power Maxed have just been lying to us all this time.
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But then it doesn't fit, because we know Rowbo, Proctor and Hamilton are all on the grid as they have all sort of confirmed that they have signed a deal, and none of them are at Power Maxed because they haven't signed a driver yet. Maybe we are misunderstanding one of those three drivers, or Power Maxed have just been lying to us all this time.
I understand where you are coming from - but of those three drivers you mention, only one of them (I think) has actually confirmed that they are on the BTCC grid in 2021 (Hamilton).
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I hope Thompson doesn't miss out this season. He did okay in the Audi last season, despite it not being a particularly good car and he was looking a lot better in the races before his accident.

Worse drivers than him have had opportunities in decent cars (and yes, I know how the BTCC works in terms of the business side of things being more important than having talent or experience but doesn't make it right)

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Ior Power Maxed have just been lying to us all this time.
I think lying is the wrong term here - it's possible that they had a driver signed and subsequently the commercials have changed and it's no longer viable so they have a free seat again. Before last season they had 2 drivers signed and neither raced for them - possibly the same situation again for the remaining seat.
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Or the first seat...
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Or the first seat...
Fair point! Who wants to put a pound on Plato being in the other Dynamics seat?

In other BTCC news Cicely have been testing the 1 series again at Donington whilst Motorbase have been at Snetterton with 2 Focus (Foci, Focuses, Focussssss). Have to say the 1 series looks good in the plain black wrap - you can see why they got rid of the gold!
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Fair point! Who wants to put a pound on Plato being in the other Dynamics seat?
Or - Matt Neal and Adam Weaver have been in discussions over collaboration between Team Dynamics and Automotive Brands, and as a result Neal is in the second Astra.....

(Hamilton in a Civic, Rowbottom in a Cupra, Proctor's deal was struck by COVID).

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