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Old 29 Feb 2024, 16:28 (Ref:4198922)   #1976
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Discussion of the WRC changes here if you want to join in:

https://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=158627

Exactly my point.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 17:10 (Ref:4198932)   #1977
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I heard the same rumours about Proctor. The word being he's trying to get the Lynk and Co drive (because with Cyan involved it'll be a championship contender,) but it's reserved for a driver who will pick it up if their BTCC deal falls through.

At the moment it's a rumour. Might be true, might be hot air.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 17:52 (Ref:4198937)   #1978
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Senna Proctor has a ''touring car drive'' according to the WAGs here at Snetterton this morning.
What’s been on at Snetterton today? Testing of some description?
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 18:21 (Ref:4198945)   #1979
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What’s been on at Snetterton today? Testing of some description?
Yeah, it was a 'Semi-Exclusive' test.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 19:13 (Ref:4198954)   #1980
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Not with a different team?
It might help if you read the other messages before mine. Then you'd know that we were talking about the possibility of Duckhams as a livery in the BTCC.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 19:14 (Ref:4198955)   #1981
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What would have been the clash?
Sam Osbourne with the Valvoline livery he ran a few times.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 19:22 (Ref:4198956)   #1982
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It might help if you read the other messages before mine. Then you'd know that we were talking about the possibility of Duckhams as a livery in the BTCC.
There would be no problem with Duckhams on a WSR car against Valvoline on an Alliance car… it was because of WSR’s other sponsors.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 19:28 (Ref:4198957)   #1983
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There would be no problem with Duckhams on a WSR car against Valvoline on an Alliance car… it was because of WSR’s other sponsors.
Duckhams are not BMW GMbH first fill - end of
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 19:42 (Ref:4198959)   #1984
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Whatever with the Duckhams thing. If WSR were to receive half-a-million or more to run a blue and yellow car instead of it sitting in the garage unraced I'm sure they'd find a way to get it on track.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 20:19 (Ref:4198967)   #1985
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I thought Gordon Shedden might get a drive with the Toyota however how good would it be if he managed to get the WSR seat. See if he can do an AS with rwd and fwd.

Fingers crossed.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 20:33 (Ref:4198970)   #1986
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Whatever with the Duckhams thing. If WSR were to receive half-a-million or more to run a blue and yellow car instead of it sitting in the garage unraced I'm sure they'd find a way to get it on track.
Not if there are others willing to pay or bring sponsorship of that sort of value. Smalley wasn’t their only option.
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Old 29 Feb 2024, 21:56 (Ref:4198983)   #1987
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Duckhams are not BMW GMbH first fill - end of
BMW Germany have very little to do with the BTCC. The funding/partnership is all driving by BMW UK as the local importer.

The only thing that comes from Germany were the shells.
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 07:12 (Ref:4199021)   #1988
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Not if there are others willing to pay or bring sponsorship of that sort of value. Smalley wasn’t their only option.
I don't think CP was saying Smalley was the only option. I think he was talking theoretically if he was the only option they would have found a way to run him with the livery rather than have the car unraced.
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 07:58 (Ref:4199022)   #1989
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I don't think CP was saying Smalley was the only option. I think he was talking theoretically if he was the only option they would have found a way to run him with the livery rather than have the car unraced.
I know, I was just pointing out the fact WSR/BMW weren’t going to compromise as they had other options, plus I thought I’d get in before those who panic about loosing cars off the grid start bashing keys in a frenzied fit of woe
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 09:42 (Ref:4199040)   #1990
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I know, I was just pointing out the fact WSR/BMW weren’t going to compromise as they had other options, plus I thought I’d get in before those who panic about loosing cars off the grid start bashing keys in a frenzied fit of woe
I feel like 90% of this off season has been nothing but frenzied fits of woe!!!
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 10:18 (Ref:4199048)   #1991
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I feel like 90% of this off season has been nothing but frenzied fits of woe!!!
Lets hope the actual season gives us half of that!
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 10:23 (Ref:4199050)   #1992
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I know, I was just pointing out the fact WSR/BMW weren’t going to compromise as they had other options, plus I thought I’d get in before those who panic about loosing cars off the grid start bashing keys in a frenzied fit of woe
Very true. I imagine there's enough interest that WSR could run a fifth car if they wanted, but I get the impression that DB wouldn't want to dilute the squad any further than it is with four.
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 10:48 (Ref:4199052)   #1993
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BMW Germany have very little to do with the BTCC. The funding/partnership is all driving by BMW UK as the local importer.

The only thing that comes from Germany were the shells.
Strange looking back over the years when there has been a oil sponsor on the car its been the first fill approved make, Mobil, Wintershall Castrol etc Never a non factory product
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 11:18 (Ref:4199056)   #1994
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Strange looking back over the years when there has been a oil sponsor on the car its been the first fill approved make, Mobil, Wintershall Castrol etc Never a non factory product
The best BMW liveries for me were the various Fina ones that they ran during the 90s.
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 12:05 (Ref:4199059)   #1995
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The best BMW liveries for me were the various Fina ones that they ran during the 90s.

Yes especially with their multi coloured chequered flag on there
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I imagine there's enough interest that WSR could run a fifth car if they wanted,

Good imagination! They're struggling to find a fourth driver at this point.
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 12:47 (Ref:4199065)   #1997
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Good imagination! They're struggling to find a fourth driver at this point.
Which is odd because apparently there were 4 drivers for WSR to choose from!
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 14:42 (Ref:4199115)   #1998
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Which is odd because apparently there were 4 drivers for WSR to choose from!
Were being the key word there. Collard went off to GT’s, Watson to Speedworks, Smalley to GT’s.
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 14:43 (Ref:4199116)   #1999
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Were being the key word there. Collard went off to GT’s, Watson to Speedworks, Smalley to GT’s.
Have to say it sounded pretty arrogant at the time. Almost like they were holding an auction!
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 14:54 (Ref:4199122)   #2000
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Were being the key word there. Collard went off to GT’s, Watson to Speedworks, Smalley to GT’s.
I wouldn’t say I was among the doom mongers but I now wonder if they may downsize . Moffat was probably among those previously interested . I can recall his father saying he was speaking to a number of teams before signing at speed works . If so that’s all the four possibles now spoken for . Huff still possible but more likely at speed works . Thompson Crees Proctor and Edwards maybe but none of them seem a good fit to me . Probably any of these to take the last PMR seat or if those mystery Cupra deals become true . WSR are usually well settled by now and have usually the pick of the bunch so I don’t see pay drivers and unknown rookies appealing either .
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