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    BTCC 2011 - Discussion thread

    Just thought it would be nice to have a little discussion thread going about what will be happening in the 2011 BTCC.

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    Eurotech who were behind the Pirtek Racing Team who ran Andy Jordan in 2010 have signed Clio Cup driver Jeff Smith to race in an NGTC spec Vectra for 2011. As of yet Eurotech haven't announced whether they will continue to run Jordan for a 2nd year in a row.

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    Motorbase/Airwaves BMW will be running Ford Focus's in 2011. It sees the end of a 3 year deal to race the 320si which the team say wasn't an easy decision, but believe that the Focus is the way to go after their impressive season in 2010 using LPG powered engines. The cars will be running petrol turbo NGTC spec engines. The team will be rebranded as Airways Racing and are expected in due course to announce whether they will run 2 or 3 cars in 2011.

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    2010 Ginetta G50 champion Frank Wrathall will be moving on up to BTCC driving in one of the new Toyota Avensis NGTC cars. Looks to be that the car will be run by the team who took him to the championship win in 2010 - Dynojet. Speedworks who ran a car in the Ginetta G50's in 2010 will also be running a new Avenis NGTC for Tony Hughes.

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    Special Tuning UK who ran Tom Boardman in 2010 have announced they will be running 2 cars in 2011. Boardman remains, its not been announced yet as to who will be the 2nd driver. The car will be running a new petrol turbo NGTC engine.
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    hope they can bring the magic of late 90's touring cars, last few years, been quite disapointing

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    When is the first race Mark? Need to get back out with the camera again

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    First one is the first weekend of April at Brands Hatch on the Indy circuit. No doubt Media Day will be approx 10-14 days before hand, not sure where it will be yet, usually announced January time.

    Heres the calendar for 2011:

    http://www.btcc.net/html/racedates.php

    Will probably go to all except for Oulton Park, Croft and Knockhill. Donington Park is a maybe for me. Have got loads of dates in my calendar for next year for racing. Will be nice to get to Brands for DTM and also WTCC next year too.
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    Would like to see the DTM as well

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    Will have to get my arse to thruxton this year. Missed out last year cos my parents were up. Annoying as at the time I lived so close that I could actually hear the cars!
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    DTM is 3rd/4th September at Brands
    WTCC is 16th/17th July also at Brands

    Another one I want to go to next year is truck racing at Brands, looks like it could be fun.
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    Rob Austin Racing have announced their plans to enter 2 Audi A4's into the 2011 season. At present the cars are being built to the new NGTC spec, an announcement on the driver line up is expected in January

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    Ginetta have announced that the winner of the newly created Ginetta GT Supercup which will comprise of a 2 tier championship, the new G55 car alongside the older G50 cars, will award the overall champion with a fully funded drive in the 2012 BTCC.
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    Sorry this hasn't been updated in about 6 weeks, but here goes.

    STR (Special Tuning Racing) UK plan to run 4 Seat Leons in the 2011 season. All cars will be adapted to run with the new NGTC turbo charged engines. One driver has been signed, assuming that would be Tom Boardman who drove for them in 2010, other drivers yet to be announced

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    Mat Jackson and BTCC rookie Liam Griffin have signed to race for Motorbase/Airwaves in the Ford Focus's.

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    Pirtek Racing have confirmed that Andrew Jordan will remain alongside Jeff Smith for the 2011 season.

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    James Nash has resigned his contract with Triple 8 Racing meaning he will be back with them in 2011, however the details as to which car and engine he will be racing has yet to be announced by the team.
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    This morning, WSR have confirmed they will run up to 3 Super-2000 spec BMW 320si cars as they have done since 2007. They have said that 2 drivers are on the verge of being signed, whilst they continue to work on filling the 3rd seat. Details to be announced soon along with information on new sponsors.

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    All 2011 BTCC cars will be sporting a new look this year. A unanimous vote from teams has seen the door number being moved to the rear side windows of the car, and a smaller version on the front windscreen. The numbers will be displayed in a flourescent yellow colour. Also the series supporter Dunlop will have their logo on the front and rear of the car in place of numberplates which used to display the "BTCC on ITV4" wording. Also the sponsors "evo" and "AutoExpress" have been moved to the bottom of the rear door/sill in a move to enable teams to fill the sides of the cars with team sponsors. Below is an example of how the cars will look:
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    I'm looking forward to it. Good time to test the dslr i got for christmas. Not sure what one i'm going to yet. Will be Snetterton, Rockingham or Brands Hatch.
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    To do: Remove pre-cat. New Manifold, Lower, DTM kit

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