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Old 12 May 2018, 13:34 (Ref:3821688)   #1
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Round 7,8 and 9 Thruxton 2018

Next weekend the BTCC cars go to the fastest track in the UK which means its the normal no soft tyre round. I wonder if there any more safety impovements after last year one of the races was stop for a hour to repair the armco
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Old 12 May 2018, 17:58 (Ref:3821748)   #2
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Looking at the circuit from above via Google Maps satellite, significant changes can be seen at and around Church corner and its run-off area:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.20.../data=!3m1!1e3

I assume this is part of the work to re-profile the run-off to make it slope uphill rather than down.
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Old 12 May 2018, 20:20 (Ref:3821803)   #3
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Good to see 😀

Simon Belchers accident the other year was truly terrifying to watch. Thankfully both Simon and the Toyota were tough old things!
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Old 13 May 2018, 13:18 (Ref:3822055)   #4
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Last year's race winners were Neal, Collard and Turkington.

Honda are going to be very, very strong as usual round Thruxton. The Mercs will be right up there too, but I think it will be Motorbase coming in with 3 racing winning drivers, an ideally suited car and little / no success ballast who will have the best weekend.
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Old 17 May 2018, 14:51 (Ref:3823033)   #5
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Hopefully this time, the luck will be on the Chilton and Tordoff's side. They're faster than their results indicate. I think Cammish will be one of the favourites to win.
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Old 17 May 2018, 18:52 (Ref:3823073)   #6
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I'm fancying Eurotech and Norlin this weekend. The old Honda is very good as are Goff and Smiley. Nash and Smith are getting there...

Think the new Honda will be good but not yet good enough. Expecting the Subarus to be at the wrong end of the grid. Would like to see Mr Collard pick up a win!
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Old 17 May 2018, 20:34 (Ref:3823101)   #7
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Looking at the circuit from above via Google Maps satellite, significant changes can be seen at and around Church corner and its run-off area:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.20.../data=!3m1!1e3

I assume this is part of the work to re-profile the run-off to make it slope uphill rather than down.
that reprofiling was like that last year.
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Old 17 May 2018, 20:50 (Ref:3823105)   #8
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I wonder what the high temperatures will do for the tyres at the Hampshire speed bowl.
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Old 18 May 2018, 07:51 (Ref:3823168)   #9
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Looking at the circuit from above via Google Maps satellite, significant changes can be seen at and around Church corner and its run-off area:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.20.../data=!3m1!1e3

I assume this is part of the work to re-profile the run-off to make it slope uphill rather than down.
The google earth picture of Thruxton is dated 9th of April last year so that's the way the track was raced last time around.
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Old 18 May 2018, 08:02 (Ref:3823171)   #10
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Hopefully this time, the luck will be on the Chilton and Tordoff's side. They're faster than their results indicate. I think Cammish will be one of the favourites to win.
I agree, so far Motorbase appear to have had everything but good luck. The cars clearly have pace and the drivers can all peddle well. Hopefully this weekend the gods will shine on them favourably.
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Old 18 May 2018, 08:08 (Ref:3823172)   #11
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I wonder what the high temperatures will do for the tyres at the Hampshire speed bowl.
If itís hot, you can bet that Gow will limit the number of laps because the FWD cars will get tyre failures otherwise. They could always use less front left camber, but yknow, politics and all that.
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Old 18 May 2018, 09:03 (Ref:3823176)   #12
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Been a few weeks, so glad BTCC is back this weekend. Hopefully we'll have more surprises in store
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I agree, so far Motorbase appear to have had everything but good luck. The cars clearly have pace and the drivers can all peddle well. Hopefully this weekend the gods will shine on them favourably.
wonder if Chilton regrets not staying in the Astra as ginger demonstrated
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Old 18 May 2018, 10:00 (Ref:3823184)   #14
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wonder if Chilton regrets not staying in the Astra as ginger demonstrated
Honestly saying I doubt it. The Focus is also very pacey
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If itís hot, you can bet that Gow will limit the number of laps because the FWD cars will get tyre failures otherwise. They could always use less front left camber, but yknow, politics and all that.
Expect safety cars for just about anything - gives the tyres a breather and can reduce the number of laps (I know they add laps on if the safety car is out - but only up to a point).
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