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

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by VulcanSpirit, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. -Fred-

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    Race 1 was a bit of a crash fest, but Race 2 has delivered immensely, one of the best races I've watched in a while!


    Also Mehdi Bennani won the TCR Europe title despite not winning a single race.
     
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    BTCC finale shaping up to be a wet one.. But a close one!
     
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    Indeed; Cammish looked to have really got the Civic sorted in Race 1. Great racing from him, Sutton and Ingram, and more pressure on Turkington to fight back in Race 2 with less ballast. The championship fight is really hotting up now...
     
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    As a massive Turkington fan, I'm hoping he gets title 5 today, but, with the weather being what it is today, I think it'll slip away from him. After last years finale Cammish absolutely deserves the Championship so if it goes his way I'd be happy too.
     
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    Ash Sutton takes Race 2 after an unpredictable race initially dominated by runners starting on wet tyres. Having survived a near-miss with Paul Rivett at Paddock Hill during the late stages of the race, Colin Turkington receives a time penalty for passing Dan Cammish under yellows during that moment.

    I agree with Jeff Allam that there was not much else Turkington or Cammish could have done about that, but as it stands they are 9 and 20 points behind Sutton going into the final race which starts in around three minutes' time. Aidan Moffat starts from pole in the other Laser Tools Infiniti.
     
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    Welp, I don't like Sutton at all, but he and the team have done an incredible job this season, so, a well earned title.
     
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    Yeah, Sutton's had some real moronic moments but he won that title fair and square when it mattered. That bad weekend at Croft just stacked all the cards against Turks.
     
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    Congratulations to Ash Sutton for his second Drivers championship and Michael Crees from BTC Racing for picking up the Jack Sears Trophy. It's safe to say that Sutton and his softly-set up Infiniti worked better in the wet than Turkington's BMW, though that didn't stop Turkington from at least trying to fend him off during the final race. More impressive showings from Butcher, Ingram and Cammish, and great to see Jake Hill pick up another 3rd place to end what has been a trying season for him and the MB Motorsport crew.
     
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    As much as i want to dislike Sutton after his performances, this year especially, i'm finding it increasingly hard to do so. :boggled::bowdown:
     
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    Michael Caruso is back with GRM/Alfa and Tony D'alberto continues with Wall Racing in the CTR.
     
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    This is cool. Valvoline(GRM) and Mobil having a strong presence once again.
     
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    Ciceley to run the 3 Series in 2021:
     
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    Interesting. Always like Adam Morgan as a guy and a racer, hopefully this will give him a good shot at a title again. The Merc has been showing its age for a while now.
     
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    https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/12/03/inaugural-tcr-new-zealand-calendar-confirmed/

    Interesting
    2021 TCR New Zealand Championship Calendar

    Rnd Event Date
    1 Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, Feilding 23-24 January
    2 Levels Raceway, Timaru 5-6 March
    3 Teretonga Park, Invercargill 20-21 March
    4 Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell 23-24 April
     
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    BTCC 2021 rule changes:
    • Top 10 qualifying shootout will be run at more events
    • Option tires to be phased back in
    • Success ballast goes back up to 75kg maximum

     
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    Mazda cancelled though?
     
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    That's what I thought, but in that article by Auto Action back in August, there were a couple teams that may have picked up the program.

    Could be a builder was found. At this stage, I wouldn't be surprised if GRM acquired the program(highly doubt it). It's good that Lotti are talking to Mazda and Toyota. There's hope.
    https://autoaction.com.au/2020/12/09/mg-and-fiat-among-new-tcr-brands

     
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    Glynn Geddie returns for a full season with Team HARD alongside Jack Goff:



    EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars announce their first 2021 driver:

     
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    Edit: ignore, ninja'd :lol:
     
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