Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides Veloce Books  
Related Sites: Baltic Touring Car Championship Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Saloon & Sportscar Racing > WTCC & European Touring Car Series


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 16 Sep 2020, 16:52 (Ref:4002822)   #136
redshoes
Veteran
 
redshoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 8,088
redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
The first 2 Cupras have arrived at Team HARD, the first one is stripped already:
I know it ultimately doesn't make that much difference but something not right about seeing them striping a road car rather than starting with a bare shell
redshoes is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 17:12 (Ref:4002825)   #137
Evantra
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
England
Posts: 1,521
Evantra should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridEvantra should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
And they have a third on the way, so either they'll run 3 of them (+ Boardley?) or have a spare.
Evantra is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 17:14 (Ref:4002826)   #138
Evantra
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
England
Posts: 1,521
Evantra should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridEvantra should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by redshoes View Post
I know it ultimately doesn't make that much difference but something not right about seeing them striping a road car rather than starting with a bare shell
Isn't a base Seat Leon with a Cupra badge stuck on? So they're really SEATs not Cupras!
Evantra is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 17:33 (Ref:4002830)   #139
Craner Curves
Veteran
 
Craner Curves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
United Kingdom
Kelso
Posts: 3,951
Craner Curves should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridCraner Curves should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by redshoes View Post
I know it ultimately doesn't make that much difference but something not right about seeing them striping a road car rather than starting with a bare shell
You'd have thought they would have got a few ex-rental base spec cars, rather than blowing the best part of 90k on Cupras. I'm sure they'll be ebaying the parts soon enough.

Got to love the naivety of the fans who are surprised that Seat have "sent a full car over" etc.
Craner Curves is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 17:45 (Ref:4002834)   #140
redshoes
Veteran
 
redshoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 8,088
redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craner Curves View Post
You'd have thought they would have got a few ex-rental base spec cars, rather than blowing the best part of 90k on Cupras.
New cars will come with a 3yr/60k mile warranty


Compare and contrast with Motorbase earlier this year who posted pictures of the team truck parked outside the factory collecting bare shells
redshoes is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 19:51 (Ref:4002860)   #141
CaptRustyNail
Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location:
Cheltenham
Posts: 116
CaptRustyNail should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evantra View Post
Isn't a base Seat Leon with a Cupra badge stuck on? So they're really SEATs not Cupras!
It certainly look the case, though i don't think it really matters in the grand scheme of things
CaptRustyNail is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 21:04 (Ref:4002877)   #142
Pickles
Racer
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 465
Pickles should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evantra View Post
Isn't a base Seat Leon with a Cupra badge stuck on? So they're really SEATs not Cupras!
Is it really that much different from Motorbase or Dynamics calling their cars STs or Type Rs? I'm well aware that Cupra is a separate brand to Seat but its the same principle.
Pickles is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 21:21 (Ref:4002882)   #143
Evantra
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
England
Posts: 1,521
Evantra should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridEvantra should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptRustyNail View Post
It certainly look the case, though i don't think it really matters in the grand scheme of things
Nah it doesn't matter, but interesting to note.
Evantra is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 21:38 (Ref:4002886)   #144
auroan
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 579
auroan should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
The first 2 Cupras have arrived at Team HARD, the first one is stripped already:

https://www.facebook.com/59847016354...0375175022912/
So we know from those pics that they are getting zero support from Cupra. If they were, they would have had bare shells direct from the factory like motorbike did with the fords.
auroan is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 21:39 (Ref:4002887)   #145
Spanner monkey
Racer
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
England
Norwich
Posts: 235
Spanner monkey should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craner Curves View Post
You'd have thought they would have got a few ex-rental base spec cars, rather than blowing the best part of 90k on Cupras. I'm sure they'll be ebaying the parts soon enough.

Got to love the naivety of the fans who are surprised that Seat have "sent a full car over" etc.
Team Dynamics first NGTC Civics were full road cars until the factory were able to supply them with bare production shells.

Prodrive's Rally Subaru's were complete road cars as it was easier to send full cars in containers. Also the Ferrari 550 GT1 cars were also made from used road cars which were stripped before being made in to race cars...
Spanner monkey is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 22:16 (Ref:4002890)   #146
Pickles
Racer
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 465
Pickles should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by auroan View Post
So we know from those pics that they are getting zero support from Cupra. If they were, they would have had bare shells direct from the factory like motorbike did with the fords.
The original press release said it was an independent entry.
Pickles is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 22:39 (Ref:4002893)   #147
auroan
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 579
auroan should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
The original press release said it was an independent entry.
So is the motorbase entry ;-) But didn't stop Barty doing a deal to "buy" some shells
auroan is offline  
Quote
Old 16 Sep 2020, 23:16 (Ref:4002895)   #148
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 11,190
S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!S griffin has a real shot at the championship!
If only Ford did support Motorbase. I think it would have been an excellent tie up, especially after all the work Motorbase did
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 17 Sep 2020, 07:08 (Ref:4002930)   #149
antnee
Racer
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 277
antnee should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
The new shape Leon has only been in the UK for a month or 2 - so Hard will have had no choice but to buy new cars. As the factory would still be in launch, I doubt they would entertain some small race team from England buying some mostly full shells.

Remember, the teams don't want just a shell - they want it complete with glass, seals, motors, etc - which isn't easy for an OEM to actually supply.
antnee is offline  
Quote
Old 17 Sep 2020, 07:16 (Ref:4002931)   #150
redshoes
Veteran
 
redshoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 8,088
redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!redshoes has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spanner monkey View Post
Team Dynamics first NGTC Civics were full road cars until the factory were able to supply them with bare production shells.
The first Dynamics Civic started life as one of Honda's prototype cars, as that was the only thing available at the time.
redshoes is offline  
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Supercars 2021 Media Rights peckstar Australasian Touring Cars. 313 Today 01:58
2021 VASC Silly Season Jack65 Australasian Touring Cars. 128 Yesterday 04:56
[Team] Racing Point to be Renamed Aston Martin Racing in 2021 karting Formula One 289 18 Sep 2020 23:54
GT World Challenge Europe 2021 Racing Harz Sportscar & GT Racing 7 15 Apr 2020 13:17
Mercedes After 2021 Casper Formula One 15 7 Apr 2018 21:28


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.