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    Btcc 2019.

    Been looking forward to the start of the season for a while. A bit of movement in the driver market should mix it up a bit.

    I hope to be able to watch all the races Live today inbetween jobs. Apart from the F4, I always skip that.

    Sounds like the split between Plato and BMR wasn`t a happy one.

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    Shots fired.
    Dunlop Direzzas. Officially better than aero.

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    Some proper racing! Yay!

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    Well, Plato never fails to be the biggest whinger on the grid. Interesting he was nowhere last year in the same car as won the championship - I thought he might retire. Anyway he’s back, and seems to get on with that Astra. The weather made Race one interesting, I always love a ‘tyre gamble’ race. The new 3 series look good!
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    Drizzle always makes it interesting. Same conditions for race 2.

    Shame it's the indy tbh though.
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    Indy really has no interest to me what so ever. Reminds me of Mallory a utter bore fest.

    Racing is good so far
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    Is there anywhere with full race catchup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    Is there anywhere with full race catchup?
    ITV4 usually have a highlights show on the following Saturday morning.
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    Thatíll have to do I spose.

    Fanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    Is there anywhere with full race catchup?
    ITV hub

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    Iíve not heard of that particular hub.

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    I really enjoyed the races, tricky conditions and no clear tyre choice mixed it up nicely.

    Quite how Matt Neal can complain about Chilton when he does it all the fricking time is beyond me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    Quite how Matt Neal can complain about Chilton when he does it all the fricking time is beyond me
    I thought that was hilarious TV. The interviewer suggested to Chilton that he'd pulled a classic Matt Neal move on Matt Neal, Chilton confirmed that he'd learnt it from Matt when they were teammates, and decided to give it a go. Cut to Matt Neal complaining that it was so unfair...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    I thought that was hilarious TV. The interviewer suggested to Chilton that he'd pulled a classic Matt Neal move on Matt Neal, Chilton confirmed that he'd learnt it from Matt when they were teammates, and decided to give it a go. Cut to Matt Neal complaining that it was so unfair...
    ....and Paul O'Neil recounting the same overtake from Matt Neal in 2003.
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    Anyone else watching the races from Thruxton today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    Anyone else watching the races from Thruxton today?
    Me! The Minis were great but most other races good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Screacher View Post
    Me! The Minis were great but most other races good too.
    Race 2 was good and the Mini Miglia race after was excellent

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    Touring cars were completely outclassed by the Mini's and Ginettas.
    Ermmmmm

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    I said the same to Slator. The Mini Miglia (the more powerful ones ?) were brilliant to watch

    Proper old school circuit, Church not quite flat which just makes it all the more of a test. The bumps on the circuit give the suspension and the driver skills a really good workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    I said the same to Slator. The Mini Miglia (the more powerful ones ?) were brilliant to watch

    Proper old school circuit, Church not quite flat which just makes it all the more of a test. The bumps on the circuit give the suspension and the driver skills a really good workout.
    The BTCC would benefit from running a series like that at every event, maybe minis at one, Thunder saloons at another etc . I like the BTCC but it can be boring, I'm sure they are fast but they have a habit of looking slow if you get what I mean. The minis were slow as fook but looked so much faster, if that makes sense.
    Ermmmmm

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    It's why the Goodwood races of all the old stuff are so exciting.

    Same to an extent with F1, modern suspension setups are so good, they make it look easy and cars compliant. I'm not saying they are, but they LOOK it and that's the problem.

    You should watch them driving and think "**** me, I couldn't do that!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    It's why the Goodwood races of all the old stuff are so exciting.

    Same to an extent with F1, modern suspension setups are so good, they make it look easy and cars compliant. I'm not saying they are, but they LOOK it and that's the problem.

    You should watch them driving and think "**** me, I couldn't do that!"
    Agreed. Fiat Panda wheels in F1 and down with the aero
    Ermmmmm

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    I was supporting a friend in the Ginetta GT5. Geri Nicosia - one or two of you may remember Trevor when we raced Lancias in the 2000s, well that's his son.

    He was 1st in the Saturday race (from 7th on the grid) and came 2nd in the televised Sunday race (from 5th on the grid and even led at one point) - proper hammer-and-tongs stuff.

    Minis = awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobyte View Post
    I was supporting a friend in the Ginetta GT5. Geri Nicosia - one or two of you may remember Trevor when we raced Lancias in the 2000s, well that's his son.

    He was 1st in the Saturday race (from 7th on the grid) and came 2nd in the televised Sunday race (from 5th on the grid and even led at one point) - proper hammer-and-tongs stuff.

    Minis = awesome
    That's the NYSSA Sponsored one isn't it, he was driving well.
    Ermmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeman View Post
    That's the NYSSA Sponsored one isn't it, he was driving well.
    That's the fella.

    His dad Trevor cobbled together the Yntegrale, by shoehorning an integrale engine and running gear into a Lancia Ypsilon.
    Then built a front wheel drive Lancia Kappa racecar with 600bhp. Cue wheelspin.

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