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Old 15 Nov 2020, 22:36 (Ref:4017113)   #8041
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The overall championship has been won by a driver driving a car driving for a team - some works, some independent - since the inception of the championship. That's all, just saying, etc etc.

They also all had tyres.

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Old 15 Nov 2020, 22:38 (Ref:4017114)   #8042
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lol gate keeping what proper racing cars are. Remarkable.
Did you not see the part where I said it was personal preference, or did you just ignore it so you could create an argument?

Take your combative attitude and aim it elsewhere, you're not getting anything from me

You're free to enjoy whatever type of drive you want. I was just stating personal preference.
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Old 15 Nov 2020, 22:42 (Ref:4017118)   #8043
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Personal preference is all good. But trying to put down what other people like by saying they aren't proper race cars is where it goes beyond personal preference and it becomes gatekeeping elitism.

FWD race cars are proper race cars. They are especially proper touring cars. It is the entire backbone of touring car racing around the world. I also prefer RWD - and big honking V10s that make an astounding amount of noise. But that doesn't mean BTCC cars aren't proper racing cars

Some properly mental stuff gets said about the FWD/RWD stuff. I kinda wish TOCA would mandate it so we could get rid of the nonsense.
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Old 15 Nov 2020, 22:54 (Ref:4017123)   #8044
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I'm a big rumbly growly V8 man personally. Preferably a Chevy with lots of shiny chromework and lots more noise. Obviously RWD.

But I do like a nice 4 cylinder rorty BTCC lump, and couldn't give a hoot whether the front wheels, rear wheels or left wheels are driven. And I still think that Dynamics built FK8 in the right hands could have had the championship last year or potentially this. Camm has come close, but I reckon Flash would have had it.

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Old 15 Nov 2020, 22:55 (Ref:4017124)   #8045
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*Sigh* Then again I'll point to the part when I said it was my personal preference and not gate keeping at all

It was more in response to the chain of through about a supposed bias towards one type of drive train or the other, sort of like a IF I HAD TO kind of mental puzzle

If it ends up through natural selection of the teams, that one drive train ends up being favoured over the other, then I'd rather it was RWD than FWD

But tbh I like the diversity of the championship, different cars with different strengths at different ends of the race. I've been a bit miffed about the continual penalisation of RWD this season, particularly now FWD can outdrag them at starts (c'mon! some cars have some advantages in some areas and weaknesses in others, that's what makes for good racing!) but I wouldn't change the makeup of the BTCC for the world.

Long may it continue
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Old 18 Nov 2020, 10:48 (Ref:4017631)   #8046
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So Boris banning ICE by 2030? 9 seasons left......
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Old 18 Nov 2020, 12:43 (Ref:4017662)   #8047
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So Boris banning ICE by 2030? 9 seasons left......
BTCC cars don't meet emissions regulations for road cars today, so it won't have much impact in 9 years time.
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I wonder why they went off the idea of biofuel? That would be better and in my view it would be better than petrol, but not necessarily better than diesel, although the latter should only be on racing trucks, it sounds awful in a car, but I think racing has gone off that idea anyway, so it don’t matter
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Except ICE will be irrelevant and no sponsor will want to be part of it ....
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Well not sure how electric car racing will be in 10 years time but suspect i will not be that interested in it, plenty of classic racing to watch by then i hope
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Given the advances in battery technology in the pipeline and the huge amount of oooomph the boys at Tesla can produce I think auto racing will have a bright future.

I still won't contemplate watching Formula E until the bloody car can run race distance though. Changing car half way through, doh!
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Old 18 Nov 2020, 23:36 (Ref:4017783)   #8052
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As far as I know current FE cars can drive the whole distance and drivers don't swap them. But still, FE is a marketing product and a technology tool for me, not an exciting motorsport so I'm not bothered to watch it.

Hopefully electric future doesn't mean the end of the road for motorsport such as BTCC.
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Well not sure how electric car racing will be in 10 years time but suspect i will not be that interested in it, plenty of classic racing to watch by then i hope
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I still won't contemplate watching Formula E until the bloody car can run race distance though. Changing car half way through, doh!
The last two seasons might be available on catch-up?

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Ah, must have snoozed past that. Will watch the next one to see how it's evolved!
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I suspect you’ll still be underwhelmed. Hopefully not.

Mainly because I have too much sort to watch (even in lockdowns) I don’t really follow it. I like how they have make it city based.

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