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Old 17 May 2018, 21:11 (Ref:3823131)   #781
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Well that was a race where nobody wanted to stay on the circuit. Dan Lloyd won at a canter, and everyone else struggled in damp greasyy/muddy conditions.
After the races cars looked if they had taken part in rallycross.
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Old 18 May 2018, 12:46 (Ref:3823239)   #782
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Laser Tools withdraw: https://www.touringcars.net/2018/05/...-tcr-uk-series

Pretty huge blow for the series. Hope it recovers.
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Old 18 May 2018, 13:32 (Ref:3823247)   #783
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Interesting quote, I wonder if Bob Moffat means the organisation side, or something with DPE, or the chassis builders?

"Certain decisions and actions have made us completely lose confidence in the series, and after a lot of thoughts and discussion we have decided to call it a day."
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Old 18 May 2018, 13:37 (Ref:3823248)   #784
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Lost confidence in the "series".

No idea as to what he is specifically referring to: where there any dubious or bad decisions made by the organisers at the Knockhill round?
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Old 18 May 2018, 13:40 (Ref:3823249)   #785
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Looks like it was surprise to the organisers too:

We were surprised and disappointed to learn of the decision by Laser Tools Racing to withdraw from the TCR UK championship, particularly since we read the announcement at the same time as the media.

We would like to thank the team for its participation in the series and wish Aiden every success in the future.
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Old 18 May 2018, 13:47 (Ref:3823251)   #786
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Maybe he feels having tried the series, he feels its better to concentrate solely on the BTCC
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Old 18 May 2018, 14:09 (Ref:3823257)   #787
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Maybe he feels having tried the series, he feels its better to concentrate solely on the BTCC
Could be as we have seen in the past, they thought they could walk away with the championship (called them pot hunters in my day) but experienced competition.
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Old 18 May 2018, 14:09 (Ref:3823258)   #788
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I thinks its all of those factors, he's only finished 1 race and broken down in the other 3. Maybe at the start they thought he'd be on for an easy championship win and after last weekend there was now no chance, plus Moffat has had the best opening 2 meetings in BTCC points wise, so its better to focus on that.
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Old 18 May 2018, 14:46 (Ref:3823261)   #789
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Smells like politics here, not to mention the fact that he is not winning.
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Old 18 May 2018, 14:53 (Ref:3823262)   #790
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Yeah, I'm thinking that the Moffats are thinking "this car sucks, it's costing us money, we can't finish a race never mind win a championship", let's blame somebody else. Sadly far too much of this goes on.

I always find it refreshing when some of the NASCAR boys screw up and hold their hands up. No blaming some other sucker for their own mistakes or failings.

Let's hope the other teams and drivers are more interested in competing than finding excuses.
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Old 18 May 2018, 15:39 (Ref:3823268)   #791
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TCT alludes to lack of professionalism on behalf of the organisers?

"Showing strong pace to qualify on the front row of the grid, Moffat was unable to finish either race as a result of mechanical issues whilst there was also known to be frustration about the procedural issues that occurred in the run-up to the opening race where he was briefly moved up to pole when four cars were excluded from qualifying prior to a successful appeal."

Maybe not informing the team the standings were provisional pending appeal? Then lots of red faces after putting out PR about a result followed by backtracking maybe?
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Old 25 May 2018, 10:37 (Ref:3824532)   #792
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Well the Alfas will be staying in the championship with Robert Gilmour taking over the Moffat car. Also Lines and Swift will be running their Cupras together under the Maximum Motorsport name - makes sense I guess as they'll be able to share data / spares etc.
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Old 25 May 2018, 13:22 (Ref:3824562)   #793
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Great news.
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Old 25 May 2018, 19:34 (Ref:3824623)   #794
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Good 😁

Let's hope the Alfas reliability gets sorted and that Mr Lines can learn from his fellow drivers data.
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Old 27 May 2018, 13:58 (Ref:3824927)   #795
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Curious thought. Is there an equal number of TCR cars in the UK either not racing at all, or racing in other championships than those entered in TCR UK? Including UK based teams running in Europe or International. I think the figures would be close.
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