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Old 18 Aug 2019, 21:02 (Ref:3923324)   #256
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Without those "pathetic" amateurs many GT professionals would find themselves out of a drive in anything. Someone has to pay for the car and the running of it at the end of the day.
I'm well aware of that and I'm not saying all amateurs are pathetic either, but some of them are hopelessly out of their depth.

If Jordan does end up in GTs then I sincerely hope he finds a seat in a fully pro lineup somewhere. If he can't then I'd rather he ended up in a single-driver format series.
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 09:52 (Ref:3923496)   #257
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I would normally agree but Smiley and Bert Taylor are almost like family, it would take a lot for him to be out of the picture
Bert doesn't own the team anymore, right? So other politics may remove one or both of the drivers.

As for Jordan, if TitansRX survives into a second season, the aim is to be in that full-time. It's had a difficult start, but the recent races have been an improvement.
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 12:25 (Ref:3923510)   #258
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Bert doesn't own the team anymore, right? So other politics may remove one or both of the drivers.
'BTC Racing is a professional racing team based in Brackley, owned and run by Bert Taylor and Steve Dudman.'
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 12:35 (Ref:3923512)   #259
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Of course Chris Stockton became synonymous with BTC Racing
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 12:42 (Ref:3923514)   #260
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'BTC Racing is a professional racing team based in Brackley, owned and run by Bert Taylor and Steve Dudman.'
But which one owns...
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 13:15 (Ref:3923517)   #261
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But which one owns...
Depends on who's writing the publicity at the time...
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 14:00 (Ref:3923518)   #262
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BTC Racing Limited is wholly owned by Steve Dudman. Xylo Racing Limited t/a BTC Norlin is owned by Norlin Ventures Limited, which itself is jointly owned by Richard Irwin and Stephen Symington in a 50/50 partnership.
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 08:48 (Ref:3923972)   #263
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My initial reaction was 'Turkington' https://www.touringcartimes.com/2019...mer-team-2020/
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 08:52 (Ref:3923973)   #264
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Would BMW UK be willing to expand I wonder?
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 10:02 (Ref:3923980)   #265
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I think if there were no clashes, he'd be a possibility. But again he's moved to the mainland UK presumably because of the constant traveling to and from NI, so would he really want to be doing more airmiles?
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 10:33 (Ref:3923982)   #266
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My initial reaction was 'Turkington' https://www.touringcartimes.com/2019...mer-team-2020/
theres no way turkington would even bother to try find the money to fund a customer program. its many millions!
bmw have been trying to find a customer team with the money for dtm for the last two years.
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 13:18 (Ref:3923992)   #267
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theres no way turkington would even bother to try find the money to fund a customer program. its many millions!
bmw have been trying to find a customer team with the money for dtm for the last two years.
Agreed.

In 2010, he couldn't get the funds together to defend his title in BTCC, so would probably be well short of a DTM team level of budget.

Isn't he backed by BMW anyway? They're looking for a customer, not to back their own driver.
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 13:25 (Ref:3923993)   #268
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Well it is a proper works team with works BMW colours, so wouldn’t surprise me
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 15:45 (Ref:3924000)   #269
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Well it is a proper works team with works BMW colours, so wouldn’t surprise me
BMW are wanting a team that is the exact opposite of 'works':

Marquardt said: “We are working on it very intensively; we’ve always said that we are prepared to provide two cars. Obviously it has to be a private team and this private team has to be in a situation where their setup is sustained and it’s funded on their own.”
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BMW are wanting a team that is the exact opposite of 'works':

Marquardt said: “We are working on it very intensively; we’ve always said that we are prepared to provide two cars. Obviously it has to be a private team and this private team has to be in a situation where their setup is sustained and it’s funded on their own.”

S Griffin is talking about the BTCC-Team...
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