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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by 05XR8, Oct 17, 2018.
I think the BTCC is back.
Also. 2019 Touring Car thread. I more expected to be struck by lightning.
I don’t know why WSR kept them out on wets, they finished out of the points anyway so they wouldn’t have lost anything pitting and going for slicks.
I assume you mean slicks.
Fingers crossed they don't make any duff calls in the drizzle for race 2.
Also, Ash "Salty" Sutton... I don't like that guy.
Boooooo. Couldn't get itv4 flash player to work on my laptop. Hope full races are on YouTube.
Cool! So that's two known drivers so far isn't it? Three if we count Jason Bright.
Must have missed that. What's Brighty driving?
Glad to see Pither back racing. Know it came down to a money issue but it was a bit rough that he wasn't able to retain his S2 seat.
Nothing definite just yet but: https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/01/29/bright-in-talks-to-secure-tcr-australia-program/
I'm surprised BJR haven't joined... with Audi of course.
Ah, yes. Thought I missed an official announcement or something.
Wonder if drivers from these Australia teams, will be in TCR Australia.
They're normally up late in the week. Around Wednesday/Thursday.
Here we go
Is that an official channel? If not, I fear that'll only stay up for a few days at best. Better have backups.
As posted above, an official BTCC recap may come out end of this week. This was the first one I saw pop up.
You can count him now.
Jason Bright joins TCR Aus grid with two car VW team. The driver of the second entry and the team that will look after the cars have yet to be announced.
Good to see some already established drivers getting into this series early.
I'd love Erebus to form a TCR team. Have Dave and Anton drive both or give Lebrocq a call up.
Just bought my tickets for the SMP opener. gAll tickets General Admission: $40 for the weekend, $20 each day, at the Gate: $20/Sat; $30/Sun.
GA is good. Usual spot over the pits with cover.
I was pretty sceptical about TCR here in Aus when talks first began, but I’m pretty pumped for it to begin now. I was worried that’d be a bit like Aus GT, with it being full of gentleman drivers, but we’re looking a quite a decent driver line up right now. Nice mix of younger up and comers, and experienced drivers.
I do still worry slightly about it popularity though. A lot of typical Supercars fans will shun anything that doesn’t have a big roaring V8, and a lot of very causal or non fans won’t really care about watching ‘everyday’ cars like Hyundai’s and Honda’s. I feel like the racing will need to be quite a crash ‘em and bash ‘em BTCC sort of style to bring in those who aren’t already fans.
The Supercars teams are whats going to make this series. without them in, I think it would be a dud. GRM and KR investing in it, will more than likely bring in VASC fans as well. Short schedule and those venues will be a breathe of fresh air. No doubt the fans of NAtionals will be in. I think it needs to be billed with TCM and Historic TC as well. GT4 should have gotten more support. That's a category that could have been bigger as a stand alone series.
The billing for this first race:
It's a shame that S5000 has been delayed for so long. The Nationals was looking to be great this year for us here in South Oz with TCR, S5000, Australian GT Endurance, and Sports Sedans (LMP3 Cup has been pushed back to 2020 ). It's still a pretty good line up (without S5000) and the addition of the top tier teams in TCR is definitely a big plus... now release the rest of the driver lineup already.
Yeah, they need to hurry up with that.
I think Rullo may be in one of the KR cars. SO, let's say Rullo in an Opel and Molly Taylor in a Subaru. That'd leave two drivers. Wouldn't be surprised if Simona(unless she keeps travelling to Europe for FE) got a seat in the other Subaru and Andre steered the other Opel. Jacobson probably needs to concentrate on the Altima.
Isn't Rullo supposedly in line for JLB's seat? So Rullo or JLB in the Opel then??? , and yeah, Molly Taylor would be a great fit for the Subaru seat .
Edit: Only two more??? I've got 16 cars entered, With four confirmed drivers (Bright, D'Alberto, Pither and Vernon), two maybes (Wall and Taylor) and three speculations (*Rullo, Simona and Andre). So who am I missing?
* or JLB
Even if Rullo gets the Holden INsignia seat, it's not a conflict if he drives a Holden Astra.
"two drivers" for KR.
I'm all for JLB leaving Tekno. Just cut him off. Pay him, if that's in his contract. He's not going to improve due the car's lack of performance.
The car will be in good hands
Just realised I posted in wrong thread.
So it could very well be a Holden Astra.... and no Molly Taylor .
Yeah, sucks. I have no idea who they'll run in the cars. Todd mentioned David Russell is busy with GT cars. Jack Perkins, Chelsea Angelo perhaps? Could be four lucky young(Lions) drivers getting the call. Who knows?