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Old 15 Sep 2021, 14:07 (Ref:4074080)   #46
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Yes Hughes was going to replace his MG with an ex-Pinkney Integra. When that fell through, Pinkney planned to run the Integra at Donington with Motorbase
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Old 15 Sep 2021, 15:13 (Ref:4074095)   #47
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Yes Hughes was going to replace his MG with an ex-Pinkney Integra. When that fell through, Pinkney planned to run the Integra at Donington with Motorbase
Thought so.

I remember the old Forum on the BTCC website had a topic dedicated to the 2000 Season and how the number of entries that year could have been bigger. I think it mentioned Aiello being linked to Honda just so he'd get to defend his title.

Also mentioned I think were a semi-works Nissan effort and a possible return for Nettan Lindgren.
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Old 16 Sep 2021, 14:35 (Ref:4074219)   #48
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The Autosport BTCC preview mentioned a possible return of the HTML Peugeots in the Production Class.

Luke Hines tested one of Gary Ayles' Alfas before signing for Barwell.

Plato was due to return in one of Gary Ayles' Astras as Gavin Pyper's team-mate but that fell through.

Hyla Breese was due to do a full season with John Batchelor's team.

I already mentioned Beacon Motorsport looking to acquire the ex-Atomic Kitten MGs.
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Old 16 Sep 2021, 15:15 (Ref:4074226)   #49
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Wasn't Harrison going to drive the HTML Peugeot if they came back?
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Wasn't Harrison going to drive the HTML Peugeot if they came back?
I think so and possibly Moen too.

I'm going to start including tests that never went anywhere since James Thompson tested for at least three teams (including Tempus) in 2009 before replacing Shedden at Team Dynamics.
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Ricky van de Ende I think tested for WSR at the end of 08
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Ricky van de Ende I think tested for WSR at the end of 08
Andrew Thompson tested Michael Bentwood's Astra at the end of'04.
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Jenson Button guesting with Team Dynamics though there's some conjecture as to what year that was supposed to be.
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