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Old 21 Nov 2016, 13:23 (Ref:3689951)   #721
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http://www.btcc.net/2016/11/21/simps...mics-for-2017/

Never expected this but must say its a good move to help him progress
I'm interpreting this as TD using the same car next season.
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 13:23 (Ref:3689952)   #722
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He will continue to run under the Simpson Racing banner, while his partnership with Team Dynamics will enable the 35-year-old to receive mentoring and guidance from defending title-holder Gordon Shedden and fellow multiple BTCC champion Matt Neal.
in essence this confirms Neal and Shedden returning




Team Dynamics - Honda Civic - Matt Neal
Team Dynamics - Honda Civic - Gordon Shedden

Simpson Racing - Honda Civic - Mat Simpson

Eurotech - Honda Civic - Jeff Smith ???
Eurotech - Honda Civic - ????

Speedworks - Toyota Avensis - Tom Ingram

Handy Motorsport - Toyota Avensis - Rob Austin ?

BMR - Subaru Levorg - Jason Plato
BMR - Subaru Levorg - Colin Turkington
BMR - Subaru Levorg - Warren Scott ???
BMR - Subaru Levorg - James Cole

BKR - ???? - Aron Smith
BKR - ???? - ????

888 - MG - Ash Sutton ??
888 - MG - ???

WSR - BMW 125 - Andrew Jordan
WSR - BMW 125 - Rob Collard ????
WSR - BMW 125 - Sam Tordoff ????

Motorbase - Ford Focus - Mat Jackson ?
Motorbase - Ford Focus - ?????

Cicely Racing - Mercedes A-Class - Adam Morgan ?

Laser Tools - Mercedes A-Class - Aidan Moffat

AMD - Audi S3 - Ollie Jackson ?
AMD - Audi S3 - ????????

HARD - VW CC - Will Burns
HARD - VW CC - Mike Epps ?
HARD - VW CC - ?????

Welch - Proton ?? - Dan Welch ????

PMR - ????? - ?????
PMR - ????? - ????

Dextra - Ford Focus - Alex Martin ?????

Maximum - Ford Focus - Stewart Lines ???

BTC Racing - Chevrolet Cruze - Chris Smiley ???
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 14:19 (Ref:3689957)   #723
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in essence this confirms Neal and Shedden returning
Possibly, but it really only confirms that Neal and Shedden will be involved with Team Dynamics' BTCC entry, not necessarily as drivers.
Perhaps one of them may may be taking a coaching role?
(However I expect that the TD entry will be Neal, Shedden and Simpson)

From 10 Feb 16 - Simpson: 'Matt [Neal] and Gordon [Shedden] have also been extremely helpful; I really appreciate that to receive advice from drivers of their calibre is something pretty special.'
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 14:22 (Ref:3689958)   #724
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Disagree. I would say anyone driving a Honda last year was an accident waiting to happen (although not Neate or Lloyd).
So Neal, Shedden, Simpson, Depper and Smith were all accidents waiting to happen - but Neate wasn't??
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 15:03 (Ref:3689963)   #725
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http://www.samtordoffracing.com/news...way-from-btcc/

soo Tordoff is gone not a suprise after his attitude at the end of this year

would love to see Jordan, Collard, Cammish at WSR but i wonder if they may drop to 2 cars

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Old 21 Nov 2016, 15:07 (Ref:3689966)   #726
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That's a real shame about Tordoff, he's one of the cleanest racers out there, very quick, sensible and brings a big budget with him. Not very many drivers like that about.

I wonder where this leaves WSR's 2nd and 3rd cars...
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 15:25 (Ref:3689969)   #727
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So Neal, Shedden, Simpson, Depper and Smith were all accidents waiting to happen - but Neate wasn't??
Yes. Look no further than Thruxton and Silverstone for examples for both teams.
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 15:28 (Ref:3689972)   #728
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I wonder where this leaves WSR's 2nd and 3rd cars...
Collard and Turkington for me.
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 15:54 (Ref:3689979)   #729
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Collard and Turkington for me.
Would love to see Turks back at WSR, but, unless I am mistaken, the reason he left in 2015 was the lack of sponsorship, and now with Tordoff and JTC600 leaving I think that he will have to find a big sponsor for this to happen. Which, hopefully, shouldn't be a problem for a driver like him.
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 16:29 (Ref:3689985)   #730
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It's a shame to see Tordoff gone, certainly a very consistent clean driver , but at the end of the day, despite his title challenge, motorsport is not the be all end all for him, which is fair enough. Shows there is more to life than racing, but then most drivers in the series have day jobs anyway.

As for Simpson at TD, he's got the talent, let's hope he can eradicate the mistakes
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 16:47 (Ref:3689991)   #731
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We are just over 24 hours away from a pretty cool announcement! Have a nice evening everyone #BTCC
From the BTCC's Facebook page. I'll not sleep now.
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 17:32 (Ref:3690000)   #732
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Whilst it's a shame not to see Tordoff back to take the title fight to Shedden, at least it frees up a TBL for someone with the hunger to perform.

Simpson at TD is a bit a of shock, though sounds more like he's got deep enough pockets to have TD run his car. The mentoring should help him loads. He's clearly got the pace just needs to find a rhythm and calm his aggression at times. But at least gives Matt and Gordon a half decent rear gunner
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 17:44 (Ref:3690002)   #733
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maybe also the option of "tactical safety car" as Warren Scott has done at BMR ?

whatever happened to the "exiting announcement" at Houseman ?
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 18:01 (Ref:3690003)   #734
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So Dynamics won't be building new shape Civics then for 2017 I guess...?
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Old 21 Nov 2016, 20:44 (Ref:3690047)   #735
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So Dynamics won't be building new shape Civics then for 2017 I guess...?
I suppose it wouldn't be entirely unrealistic to suggest that TD could build new-shape cars for Sheds & Neal and run Simpson as an independent in the old car.
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