Touring Cars 2019 Touring Car discussion - WTCC, BTCC etc

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by 05XR8, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Northstar

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    Nice. Love that car.

    Also, any word on the MINI TCR?
     
  3. flip55

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    I've only heard this from John Hindhaugh during IMSA broadcasts, he's said it more than once. It sounds like BMW said no. They own Mini, and apparently are working on a car using the Mini platform that may or may not fit nicely into TCR spec (2 liter, 4 cylinder, turbo, FWD, etc.).

    If this is the case, personally think Mini would make for a cooler TCR car than a BMW, but that's just me. I'm more interested to see if and when we're getting the Mazda TCR that's also just a rumor at the moment.
     
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    Thanks.
    I remember that Mazda rumour as well. Hopefully MZR make one based on the new Mazda3.
     
  5. Northstar

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    The team that was running them (and supposed to develop the TCR) has also moved on and is running Honda's next year.

    It really is a shame that BMW tends to do the bare minimum when it comes to motorsports. At least they seem committed to the GT program.
     
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    ... the M240i Cup Racing car, the M4 GT4, the M4 DTM/Class One, the M6 GT3, the M8 GTE, and iFE-18, and official backing for the X-Raid MINI Squad, and WSR in the BTCC... and that's before we get onto Superbikes...

    That's not exactly the bare minimum...

    They don't have a TCR platform, but in all fairness, at this stage, what are you going to take racing.. the 2 series Active Tourer? The X1? There's maybe a case for the 1-er Sedan, but that really only makes sense in China and Brazil. Once the next 1-er or 2-er Gran Coupe arrives, TCR and it's FWD rule will make a lot more sense for BMW.
     
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    I would say most of those programs fall under the "GT program" I mentioned.

    Anyways, don't worry, I won't say anything else negative about your precious BMW.
     
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    Oh how generous.

    .. you mean you can't actually back up your point.
     
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    I think he means you're fanboying way too hard and he doesn't want to trigger it again.
     
  11. MatskiMonk

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    Which part of my post is fanboying?
     
  12. Northstar

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    I mean I see no point in getting into an argument over something that's rather subjective.
     
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    Cool to see HART still going...and that's a good driver pairing. It will be nice to see a TCR field which has something more than Audis and one GTI.
     
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    Can't see the video.
     
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  19. 05XR8

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    Probably geo blocked. What's it about? May be able to find it elsewhere.
     
  20. R1600Turbo

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    360 video inside a Mondeo touring car recorded this weekend at Hampton Downs. Just search for their facebook page.
     
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    Odd, I can see it. It's pretty cool.
     
  22. Michelin Man

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    Nice little battle there, hard to get bored of that Mazda sourced, Cosworth fettled V6...
     
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    Ohhhh, okay. That's really niiiiiice. Shoot, Hyundai could run those over here. SEAT have like three different transmission variations. Let alone VW group's Contingient in the series.
     
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    Looks sweet! Interesting that Hyundai went though the trouble of homologating two different body styles for TCR (even though I have a feeling I know why. But still...). Hopefully I get a chance to see it in the flesh this year!
     
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    They don't sell the i30 N here so no reason to race it here. I'm sure they had this planned all along but couldn't get the Veloster ready in time so they used the other cars.
     
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    This should be interesting.

    Live TV and live streaming are planned, including live commentary on well-known Radios such as IMSA Radio and Radio Le Mans.

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    Yeeeeeesssssss. Hopefully TCR Australia racers get an invite. Can only help grow the series.
     
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    Yep, that's what I was thinking :cheers: Basically a reskin of the i30 TCR.
     
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    Sweet. Here's hoping they get a decent size grid for it.