Touring Cars 2020 Touring Car discussion (TCR, BTCC etc.)

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  1. VulcanSpirit

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    Since the New Year is almost upon us, I might as well start this thread with TOCA's announcement of the 2020 BTCC entry list.

    Of note is that BTC Racing have acquired a third TBL licence, while Aiden Moffat Racing and BMR Racing share one each for the Moffat-Sutton Infiniti duo. No other updates on driver/car/sponsorship deals yet, but they are to be expected in the next few months.
     
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    https://autoaction.com.au/2019/12/03/grms-wtcr-aim
    Edit: They are not playin'
    https://www.tcraustralia.com/renaul...ers-motorsport-for-2020-tcr-australia-series/
     
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    Misa lika disa.
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    Memories of the 155 and159. Two of my favourites. :tup:
     
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    Especially interesting considering that there isn't an all-electric Guilia on sale yet. Then again, it makes more sense considering that ECTR is based on rear-wheel drive cars, which as far as I'm aware have yet to emerge in regular TCR.

    Meanwhile, Colin Turkington announces his 2020 title defence with BMW.
     
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    This is a weird one to be starting up now
    https://www.touringcartimes.com/201...ons-new-tcl-category-ahead-2020-introduction/

    Touring Car Lite
    Eligible Cars: B-Segment Cars 3-5 doors
    Mass production: Based on models with ≥5,000 production units
    Minimum weight: 1,000 kg
    Maximum overall length: 4,200 mm
    Maximum overall width: 1,950 mm
    Maximum wheelbase: 2,600 mm
    Engine: Turbo-charged petrol up to 1333 cc
    Maximum Power: 200hp
    Powertrain: Front-wheel drive
    Few modifications to mass production car: Bodywork and aerodynamic modifications (rear wing, splitter, etc.)
    ECU: Specific unit with maximum P-Boost management or single ECU

    Cars from the B-segment will be eligible for homologation to the TCL category, such as the Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia, Renault Clio and Hyundai i20.

    Spec-B with turbos. Okay then.
     
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    If you have a minute, take a look at this piece by Neil Hudson (good touring car journalist, formerly of TouringCarTimes) - it's mostly about how the Aussie touring car scene is changing, but towards the end of it he also talks about how the European car market is moving towards smaller cars. In the context of that, TCL makes a fair bit of sense to me.
     
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    Bring it on.
     
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    :lol::tup:
    I read this before just now seeing your post. I was going to comment to him, about this just now revealed TCL series.

    Here, in Australia, the small(er) car B-segment was huge. Swift, Festiva, Fiesta, Fiat 500, Mazda2, Hyundai Getz, Polo, Fabia, etc. It's more of the bigger hatches now, like he mentioned in his piece. I still see new small cars like the Fit/Jazz, Yaris, Mazda2 and Kia Picanto, but not so many Fiestas(we still get the ST version) and Polos. The CUV/SUV are replacing those smaller hatches.

    It'll be interesting if dealers see requests for some of these smaller hatches.
    Reminds me of not only the USA B-Spec series, but more like old the BTCC Production class. Guess it's time to look for a cheap small hatch again. ;)
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    Drive from home to the track?
     
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    Shame the FRD CHINA TCR program ceased. I know they're not Penske, but if RP can run different brands in multiple series, KR should be able to as well. Hopefully, a pair of Mazdas. ;)
     
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    KR should develop their own Focus TCR once they've got their Supercar programme up to speed, and I think the main difference with what Penske is doing is that it's not here in Australia... and he's a fricken billionaire :p.
     
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    Will the eTCR Series be available to see online or on TV?

    Looks cool with not only the Alfa but the Hyundai Veloster which looks amazing in addition to the Cupra.
     
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    According to this Touring Car Times article, Jordan had been working to get the deal done for some time:
    Very glad he did; I look forward to seeing him carry over the pace he had last season.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see how the tuning community embrace this tyre. Raised yellow letter tyres on i30N, Mazda3, Golf, etc. Guess I'll replace the Yokohamas on my personal car. ;)
     
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    Good. Hope supply will equal demand.
     
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