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Old 22 Sep 2020, 08:24 (Ref:4005520)   #16
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Phil Neale is the England Cricket manager
Phil Neal is the Ex england footballer and assistant manager.
Matt Neal is the BTCc racer

It really is very simple!
So is Nealing before football matches something else?
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 08:24 (Ref:4005521)   #17
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Is there actually anything that would suggest Neate is to be thrown out by Motorbase or TOCA? I haven't read anything that he'll have his license taken away for now or even that the whole case will be taken further?

Also, it's not exactly the time to just throw out (likely more than) a third of your budget to be honest. Especially if you've just invested heavily in the design and build of three new cars. Unless Neate runs out of interest himself or gets his license taken away for further offences, I would be surprised to see him out before the end of the season.
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 08:34 (Ref:4005522)   #18
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Befit of those with difficulty spelling.
Phil Neale is the England Cricket manager
Phil Neal is the Ex england footballer and assistant manager.
Matt Neal is the BTCc racer

It really is very simple!
Paul O'Neal any relation?

I'd like some weather this weekend, that would put the cat amongst the pigeons.
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 08:47 (Ref:4005525)   #19
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Is there actually anything that would suggest Neate is to be thrown out by Motorbase or TOCA? I haven't read anything that he'll have his license taken away for now or even that the whole case will be taken further?
Nothing at all but it does make you wonder. Barty's no fool, like you say he's not just going to throw away a large chunk of money after the matter has been settled. At the end of the day its not really reflected badly on the team as such, its not like they told Neate to do it. And TOCA aren't going to get involved unless Neate or Bartrum make a move first.
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 09:03 (Ref:4005531)   #20
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At the end of the day its not really reflected badly on the team as such, its not like they told Neate to do it.
I'm not certain that is a view that is commonly shared. A lot of posters on this forum felt that the signing of Neate in itself reflected badly on the team, and this will only entrench that opinion.....

'Bartie: Matt Jackson must be laughing his ******** off at you.'

'They've [Motorbase] lost mine [respect] , that's for sure.'

'Motorbase have been an utter joke'

'they'll have no fans, no publicity, just negativity'

'Motorbase had an utterly underwhelming lineup last year and they've managed to out-do themselves'

'The bad publicity and sheer scale of criticism from fans over social media over the past 12+ hours surely must make them realise that absolutely no one will take them seriously after this.'
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 09:12 (Ref:4005532)   #21
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Nothing at all but it does make you wonder. Barty's no fool, like you say he's not just going to throw away a large chunk of money after the matter has been settled. At the end of the day its not really reflected badly on the team as such, its not like they told Neate to do it. And TOCA aren't going to get involved unless Neate or Bartrum make a move first.

Agreed, so far Neate seemed to be in the centre of the attention also during the TV coverage. I don't think they dropped the name Motorbase once. Plus Butcher is showing what team and car are theoretically capable of. Now if Neate were to start pulling the team down with him, I guess we'd see a reaction from Motorbase as well. For the moment, I don't think we'll see any reaction. The fact that they've taken him on despite his history in the series would suggest they can't really afford to do anything else.

Let's hope they've had a chat internally and he gets back to the way he was driving earlier in the season.
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 09:16 (Ref:4005533)   #22
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Can we just leave the Andy neate chat to the thruxton thread instead of filling the Silverstone one up as well
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 09:37 (Ref:4005538)   #23
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I think there will be plenty of drivers approaching Barty this winter to get a seat for next year. Those cars will be serious contenders with a years worth of data behind them.
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 10:16 (Ref:4005550)   #24
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I am a huge Turks fan, but despite that I wouldn't mind if Sutton won it again, he is a great driver and he is obviously driving the wheels off that Q50, and I think he is doing it the right way too. I dare say he is slightly more aggressive than Turkington, but he's not really a driver who nudges and bashes their way to the front like some others have in the past.
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 11:40 (Ref:4005560)   #25
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Interesting post by Team Dynamics today:

https://twitter.com/TeamDynamics/sta...52157989703680


Out of interest, why would they take both cars apart like this with such a short turnaround between the races? New engines going in?
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 11:49 (Ref:4005564)   #26
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Out of interest, why would they take both cars apart like this with such a short turnaround between the races? New engines going in?
Strip-down and rebuild after each will be standard practice for most teams. Nothing unusual here.
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Interesting post by Team Dynamics today:

https://twitter.com/TeamDynamics/sta...52157989703680


Out of interest, why would they take both cars apart like this with such a short turnaround between the races? New engines going in?
Leaving nothing to chance. For a btcc team, taking the engine out is not a major task (comparatively speaking), so this work will just allow them to check everything over.
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 11:57 (Ref:4005567)   #28
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Thanks, didn't think the rebuild between races would go that far. In that case it's just a nice picture of the internals of a NGTC car.
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Thanks, didn't think the rebuild between races would go that far. In that case it's just a nice picture of the internals of a NGTC car.
I think it goes to demonstrate how seriously contested the BTCC is. Dynamics and WSR check and double check everything between meets. Not so sure if the lesser funded teams can go this far, but the big boys do.
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Paul O'Neal any relation?

I'd like some weather this weekend, that would put the cat amongst the pigeons.
He's Matts second cousin removed on the Oirish side of the family.

I think we can arrange some weather, I'll have a word with Michael Fish.
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