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Old 30 Mar 2012, 11:47 (Ref:3050782)   #1
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BTCC Brands Hatch indy rounds 1,2 & 3 2012

time for the talking to stop and the racing begins.
I wonder how the new cars will get on and who will be the 1st driver to get pole this Saturday.
and it look like the weather will be kind to the 24 drivers that be on the grid this Sunday.
I think it is safe to say the UK season starts now!
who do you think will be the 1st one to get the checked flag.
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 11:56 (Ref:3050785)   #2
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I cant wait...

Its so difficult to make predictions. I suspect that the 4 NGTC Civics will be right up at the sharp end. Maybe the early rounds will see some of the older S2000 cars in with a chance, Newsham was particularly impressive in testing. Matt Jackson will surely be up near the front too... and maybe Rob Austin.

Looking forward to it!
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 12:14 (Ref:3050793)   #3
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Hopefully Honda's aren't too dominant this year on - would love to see Wrathall or Austin get a victory, and it'd be cool to see Mat Jackson, Collard and TOC do well too...

Should be a good weekend - for anyone who is at the track, make sure you enjoy the nice weather.
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 14:00 (Ref:3050835)   #4
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For me Shedden, Neal, Jordan, Collard and Onslow-Cole will fight for victories in race 1 and two. For race three anything could happen.
However i think that rear wheel drive cars will be very strong at Brands so also Austin could be very dangerous.
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 14:37 (Ref:3050845)   #5
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I think the works Hondas will be fighting with the Fords, and possibly the BMWs, for the first two races at least.

I can't see the MG's doing too well after such limited running time they've had.

I am really really looking forward to this weekend!
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 17:05 (Ref:3050899)   #6
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For me Shedden, Neal, Jordan, Collard and Onslow-Cole will fight for victories in race 1 and two. For race three anything could happen.
However i think that rear wheel drive cars will be very strong at Brands so also Austin could be very dangerous.
Welcome to the forum, Cesco. Good to see some more overseas interest for the BTCC.

Enjoy Brands.
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 17:34 (Ref:3050910)   #7
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Really looking forward to the BTCC starting up again, see the cars are hitting the track this afternoon for a quick warm up. I'm even getting a hospitality and a grid walk on Sunday which'll be fun

The Hondas are apparantly not as quick as expected in testing, can't see that they wouldn't be up near the front though. I'd predict the following at the end of the weekend:


-Jackson
- Neal
- Newsham

A little off topic, but has anyone else seen the Pirtek racing hospitality suite this year: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...27053818_n.jpg
Talk about swish!
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 19:28 (Ref:3050965)   #8
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I'm looking forward to everything; hopefully the MG's won't be terribly off-song as otherwise I really suspect that it will end up being a Neal/Shedden battle to the end. Not that I'd be sad to see Flash finally win the title, but hopefully it's more than 2009 where it just wasn't clear until the last race how things would turn out.

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Old 30 Mar 2012, 19:34 (Ref:3050968)   #9
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A little off topic, but has anyone else seen the Pirtek racing hospitality suite this year: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...27053818_n.jpg
Talk about swish![/QUOTE]

Very cool! I saw a Pirtek truck today and they just look so eye catching!
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 22:57 (Ref:3051037)   #10
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I'm looking forward to everything; hopefully the MG's won't be terribly off-song as otherwise I really suspect that it will end up being a Neal/Shedden battle to the end.
Don't discount Mat Jackson and Motorbase. He led the championship for a while last year, but scored quite a few DNF's towards the end of the season.
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 23:00 (Ref:3051039)   #11
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Dare I say it, but the MG looks a bit better now. https://twitter.com/#!/AndyNeate/sta.../photo/1/large
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 23:31 (Ref:3051049)   #12
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Judging by the support race testing today, looks like we are in for some thin grids this year.
25 Clios
21 Porsches
17 Ginetta GTs
14 Ginetta Jrs
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 01:23 (Ref:3051070)   #13
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With the exception of the Juniors it's actually not that bad.

Wondering what happened in Ginetta Jr. though - new car more expensive than everybody thought?
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 08:09 (Ref:3051121)   #14
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Everyone needs to cut costs including the support races. How would it have looked if the F Renault had also turned up with 12 cars? Ridiculous.

Races shouldn't even be green lighted with anything less than an 18 car grid in my humble opinion.

PS, The Clios look better than last year, I think last year they had a 15 car grid turning up to most rounds...?
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 08:29 (Ref:3051124)   #15
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#66 vectra was not popular last night at all. Dropped oil on the circuit 5 minutes in to the BTCC session and ended the days running but forced us to work later clearing up the mess and still the BTCC teams wanted us to extend the day!!!!!
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