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Old 10 Jul 2020, 12:59 (Ref:3987214)   #6796
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Absolutely. People will always dress the situation up to make it look like they're the ones in control. Obviously I have no idea on the situation with AJ but he's not going to come out and say 'Yea, I'd love to be able to drive this year but I just can't afford it.' My understanding was that the deal with WSR changed after COVID which would have involved him having to pay out of his own pocket. If thats the case you can't blame him for taking a step back, he's got a family and business to think of.
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Old 10 Jul 2020, 13:02 (Ref:3987215)   #6797
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Yeah, I fully agree and it is true what you said about Jordan and his reasons behind withdrawing from 2020.
But what he said about being in WSR and it being the only place he wants to be was true last year maybe. But who knows what will be in the future. I mean if other team gave him opportunity that would be financially viable then I could see him switching teams.
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Old 10 Jul 2020, 17:06 (Ref:3987266)   #6798
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Plato was definately putting a lot of spin in his story. If he could be out there he would and underneath it all he will be gutted he's not out.
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Old 10 Jul 2020, 18:55 (Ref:3987283)   #6799
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If all the "spin" is stripped away, for both Jordan and Plato, and no doubt others.
With the absence of on circuit spectators, the lack of on event hospitality and the losses most companies have experienced, the companies lined up to provide sponsorship have decided not to proceed.
With the lack of those funds, Jordan, Plato, & others, are unable to pay for the drives.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 14:21 (Ref:3987406)   #6800
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If all the "spin" is stripped away, for both Jordan and Plato, and no doubt others.
With the absence of on circuit spectators, the lack of on event hospitality and the losses most companies have experienced, the companies lined up to provide sponsorship have decided not to proceed.
With the lack of those funds, Jordan, Plato, & others, are unable to pay for the drives.
And i think the same problem is happening not just in the BTCC or even just in motorsport, things will need to change in the short time but hopefully after a few years things will return to some resemblance of normal.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 16:40 (Ref:3987430)   #6801
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why not allow Tabacco and alchohol sponsors ?
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 16:41 (Ref:3987431)   #6802
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UK TV regulations don't allow it.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 16:43 (Ref:3987432)   #6803
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and can't Lord Gow lobby for this ridiculos restrictions to be abolished ?
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 16:45 (Ref:3987433)   #6804
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and can't Lord Gow lobby for this ridiculos restrictions to be abolished ?
Good luck to him if he can change the TV advertising laws, I also think MSA (or whatever they are called this month) regulations prohibit those advertisers although you'd of thought AG would of changed them whilst he was in charge.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 16:56 (Ref:3987435)   #6805
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The advertising of tobacco products is effectively totally prohibited in the UK.
There are restrictions on advertising alcohol, and the regulations for advertising gambling services are being tightened.
The restrictions are in place due to the harmful and addictive nature of those products or services.



It is highly unlikely that the regulations would be relaxed for motorsport.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 17:02 (Ref:3987437)   #6806
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Alcohol sponsors are allowed in the BTCC. Crabbie's was the last brand to do so, in 2014 on Jack Clarke's Ford.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 17:03 (Ref:3987438)   #6807
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Alcohol sponsors are allowed in the BTCC. Crabbie's was the last brand to do so, in 2014 on Jack Clarke's Ford.
Nic Hamilton is carrying some ABK Beer branding this year.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 17:24 (Ref:3987439)   #6808
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Nic Hamilton is carrying some ABK Beer branding this year.
Having just read the Blue Book I am surprised that only Tobacco advertising is expressly prohibited, unless part of period livery.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 17:29 (Ref:3987440)   #6809
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Motor racing has enough image problems in the modern world as it is without allowing tobacco sponsorship again.
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Old 11 Jul 2020, 17:32 (Ref:3987441)   #6810
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Motor racing has enough image problems in the modern world as it is without allowing tobacco sponsorship again.
You could say the same about alcohol advertising in a series featuring heavily on tv, with a potential under 25 audience, I am thinking about the old 'Dont Drink & Drive' campaign.
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