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Old 18 Nov 2019, 03:55 (Ref:3941306)   #16
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Looks like Mazda 3 is an unlikely 2020 starter due to limited availability.

AA suggests that MG TCR cars are quite likely however in OZ.

Best bit news is hearing that GRM are now actively involved in Renault RS Evo homologation and development. Should see them further up the grid. Surprised they are only ordering one more though???

Don't understand why the Kelly's aren't doing the same to keep their shop busy.
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Old 18 Nov 2019, 04:10 (Ref:3941308)   #17
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The Megane is only produced in limited numbers. My understanding is that the yellow one GRM has procured, is the last of the 2019-build cars.
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Old 18 Nov 2019, 14:26 (Ref:3941438)   #18
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Anyone see an irony in GRM leaving Supercar because in part they couldn’t design a ‘front end’ as good as the best, and instead they have design and production responsibility for the TCR Renault MegNe worldwide?
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Old 18 Nov 2019, 21:21 (Ref:3941501)   #19
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Anyone see an irony in GRM leaving Supercar because in part they couldn’t design a ‘front end’ as good as the best, and instead they have design and production responsibility for the TCR Renault MegNe worldwide?
To be fair they left supercars because their sponsor shafted them, with his own perception that a control 'front end' was the cause of their lack of results, without looking at his own meddling in the running of the race team.
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Old 19 Nov 2019, 00:40 (Ref:3941524)   #20
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True.

Also, perhaps there isn't a market for a GRM Supercars upright?

There's a Swiss chap who's thrown a chequebook at them to sort his TCR Renaults out instead.
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Old 19 Nov 2019, 02:39 (Ref:3941537)   #21
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Anyone see an irony in GRM leaving Supercar because in part they couldn’t design a ‘front end’ as good as the best, and instead they have design and production responsibility for the TCR Renault MegNe worldwide?
I think the cost difference rather than having to re-engineer/design something is of more significance for GRM - plus with Renault RS sales they would recieve a return on investment.
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Old 19 Nov 2019, 04:29 (Ref:3941546)   #22
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No.

I think GRM have a better chance at sorting the Renault TCR cars then the original builder so could be a decent money spinner for the team. From the looks of it the Renault’s are lacking in a few areas and GRM have the brains to sort them out. They go racing and make some money to keep the lights on. What’s not to like?

Them leaving Supercars is a blessing in disguise as they no longer have to deal with Addertons bullshit.
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Old 19 Nov 2019, 05:05 (Ref:3941549)   #23
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They've proven the cars are decent when they're in the right window, and that's flowed back to Europe, where a rookie belted several of the regular front runners with one a couple of months back in TCR Europe.

Would be nice to see them with a better transmission that's paddleshift friendly. The current one seems to be very clumsy to use. Although it is a nice Super Tourer throwback.
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Old 19 Nov 2019, 06:25 (Ref:3941560)   #24
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The front ends might be just part of the excuses for leaving...

The decision to leave was allegedly made by August. Sick of a category looking after just 2 teams.
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I think he was referring to Mr Adderton.
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Michael Clemente has purchased the KCMG-liveried Civic from Wall Racing.
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Michael Clemente has purchased the KCMG-liveried Civic from Wall Racing.
It will be interesting to how many other private purchases of cars from the 2019 grid there are.
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AA reports that Mildun feel they have improved reliability and, like GRM have done, hope to open communication with the italian Top Run group to sort out re-homologation of the Subarus to sort out it weight problem (and install more reliability).
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