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    BTCC 2012 Rumours

    Time to start this one up I think, with quite a few stories emerging for next year.

    What's confirmed....


    • Dynamics to switch to NGTC with two Honda Civics for Matt Neal & Gordon Shedden[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • Welch Motorsport to continue with their Proton, possibly with a second car[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • Thorney Motorsport to enter a pair of Vauxhall Insignia NGTCs[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • TH Motorsport to run an NGTC Skoda Octavia for Matt Hamilton[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • Triple Eight building and running an as yet unspecified NGTC spec car next season[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • Eurotech Racing returning with Andy Jordan in yet another unspecified NGTC car.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • The only non-NGTC entry to be announced so far, Special Tuning Racing intend to continue running a two car SEAT Leon team next season, with the possibility of also running a single car WTCC entry.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]

    What's highly likely....


    • Rob Austin Racing continuing with the Audis for next season, possibly with a third car.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • Dynojet returning with the Avensis for Wrathall, possibly with some Toyota backing, and the team are aiming to run a second car next season.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • WSR switching to a, as yet, unnamed NGTC package.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • I believe Motorbase aren't quite as tied to the S2000 Focus as it might seem. The money to buy them came from Griffin and things appear to be slightly uncertain as to what he and the team will be doing next season. They'll be on the grid one way or another though.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • RML are set to develop an NGTC Cruze for next season.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • Techspeed have stated they hope to have NGTC engines in their Cruze next season.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    • Geoff Steel Racing is hoping to run a pair of turbo-charged BMW 320si's next season.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]

    Who might be leaving....


    • Arena have talked about switching to the WTCC for next season, although this has gone slightly cold of late. They seem unwilling to do so without Ford backing, which hasn't been forthcoming yet. Have stated they are opposed to NGTC cars.[/*:m:3ehojx6p]
    2nd place in the big quizz challenge!

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    Plus whoever wins the Ginetta GT Supercup will get a full season drive in an NGTC-spec car.
    Blackadder! Blackadder! With many a cunning plan,
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    Quote Originally Posted by VkmSpouge
    Plus whoever wins the Ginetta GT Supercup will get a full season drive in an NGTC-spec car.
    Hmm, that seems a strange one. From a RWD GT-lite car, into a brick of a FWD Touring car.....surely you'd want to progress into GT/Sportscar racing, not crash-bang-wallop tin tops??

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC
    Hmm, that seems a strange one. From a RWD GT-lite car, into a brick of a FWD Touring car.....surely you'd want to progress into GT/Sportscar racing, not crash-bang-wallop tin tops??
    it is part of the prize for winning the ginnetta super cup. thats how frank wratthall got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by focusfan
    it is part of the prize for winning the ginnetta super cup. thats how frank wratthall got there.
    No its not. That wasn't the prize last year.
    2nd place in the big quizz challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfa Fan
    No its not. That wasn't the prize last year.
    pretty sure it was part of the prize last year and it definately is this year

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    It wasn't last year, but it is this year.
    2nd place in the big quizz challenge!

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    I'm guessing they'll drive the second Dynojet car when the winner is crowned. Just out of interest what happened to Tony Hughes and are Speedworks planning to return next year?
    Please ignore ALL of the above....

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    Apparently in quali today Giovinardi said he is looking at a return to the BTCC in an NGTC car

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    MG will be in the btcc in 2013. how do i know this. myself and the wife were designing the livery's for was going to be a 2012 entry by Ash Shuttlewood but MG announced they are going to waiting till 2013.

    Drivers you ask?

    Ash Shuttlewood & Rob Hedley
    Rickard Rydell 2011 STCC CHAMPION!!! :D

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