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Old 20 Jun 2019, 17:29 (Ref:3913149)   #46
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Not really an article, just some random poster making claims with no source to back them up. This link is to an image - https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/AYh15c.jpg

The car on the left is clearly a show car
Oh lord, some of the posters on there!

Definitely only one race-ready car in that picture. Would love to see a 2 car team, but can't see it happening if they couldn't make it this year with 1 - especially as all Northgate branding has gone which was a major sponsor last year.

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Old 20 Jun 2019, 20:10 (Ref:3913172)   #47
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Not really an article, just some random poster making claims with no source to back them up. This link is to an image - https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/AYh15c.jpg

The car on the left is clearly a show car
Your right no source mentioned and looking closer than I had, there is no spoiler on the left and certain differences in the body
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Old 20 Jun 2019, 20:58 (Ref:3913182)   #48
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Your right no source mentioned and looking closer than I had, there is no spoiler on the left and certain differences in the body
The one on the left is the demo car that HMS used when they announced they were running an Alfa. The one on the right is the full build that they raced.

Another view of the left car (from the announcement) shows the lack of holes cut into the bumper for towing points, and a lack of bonnet vents. There are a few other more discrete differences too if you look close enough.

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Old 28 Jun 2019, 07:06 (Ref:3914560)   #49
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Rounds 1-3 28/29 March Donington Park (National)
Rounds 4-6 11/12 April Brands Hatch (Indy)
Rounds 7-9 25/26 April Silverstone (National)
Rounds 10-12 16/17 May Thruxton
Rounds 13-15 13/14 June Oulton Park (Island)
Rounds 16-18 25/26 July Snetterton (300)
Rounds 19-21 15/16 August Croft
Rounds 22-24 29/30 August Knockhill
Rounds 25-27 26/27 September Silverstone (International)
Rounds 28-30 10/11 October Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)


That’s more like it. Big changes from this year, I think Donington will be a better first round, I’m not a fan of Brands Indy anyway.

Glad there’s not two Thruxton rounds and I’m very happy it’s Silverstone joining the calendar as it’s a totally different circuit.
Too many rounds in the spring for my liking when it is likely to be cold. Not enough in the summer.

Donington in March promises to be cold, cold, cold.
Donington always seems to be cold even in the middle of April.

Why only one round in May and June, whilst there are three mettings in March/APril? Doesn;t make sense to me.

I assume it is because next year there are the Euros in the summer, and Alan Gow thinks that will put people off attending/watching the BTCC in the middle of summer. However, I have said it many times and I will say it again - circuit racing to me is a summer sport.

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Old 28 Jun 2019, 08:04 (Ref:3914567)   #50
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I assume it is because next year there are the Euros in the summer, and Alan Gow thinks that will put people off attending/watching the BTCC in the middle of summer. However, I have said it many times and I will say it again - circuit racing to me is a summer sport.
no. he explained that itv have commitments for euros and tour de france in June and July and dont have enough broadcasting time available in those months

no point putting btcc events on that cant be televised live!
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Old 28 Jun 2019, 08:10 (Ref:3914568)   #51
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I still remember in 08 ITV4 having to trim their coverage of the tin tops in a couple of meetings due to the Tour de France
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Old 28 Jun 2019, 11:39 (Ref:3914595)   #52
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The Giulietta on the left is a road car that was stickered up for early publicity at a time the racecar was nothing more than bits and pieces. With many bits and pieces yet to be made.
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Old 29 Jun 2019, 09:19 (Ref:3914746)   #53
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According to Matt James on FP1 commentary, Laser Tools have big plans that aren't far away from being revealed (something along those lines)
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Old 29 Jun 2019, 18:12 (Ref:3914812)   #54
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According to Matt James on FP1 commentary, Laser Tools have big plans that aren't far away from being revealed (something along those lines)
Infinity?
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Infinity?
And beyond?
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Old 29 Jun 2019, 18:29 (Ref:3914816)   #56
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Old 29 Jun 2019, 19:15 (Ref:3914824)   #57
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Infinity?
Given the age, length and lack of development on those cars I'm not sure it'd be a step forwards!
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Old 29 Jun 2019, 21:05 (Ref:3914840)   #58
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well they were prepping them for TCT/TCR/Stewart Lines Cup but there were no takers, they are RWD so theres still the arguable advantage there, if they are actually developed properly they could be a step up from the merc which lets be honest is at the end of its cycle
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I don't think they were ever prepping the cars for TCT, despite what Stewart Lines would have you believe.

The Infinity has never run with RML sub frames, only the original GPRM parts, and arguably never run by a proper team. Think of it as a blank sheet of paper. Whereas with the Merc, they've done everything they can do, there's little or no further improvements to be had.
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