BTCC BTCC 2011 Season

Brogan

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Staff Member
The 2011 BTCC season starts this weekend.

The full timetable is here: http://www.btcc.net/html/racedates.php
Click on the circuit info and you can download a timetable for each weekend.

Here's the first one: http://www.btcc.net/pdf/ci_1.pdf

ITV4 will once again be broadcasting all Sunday races for an uninterrupted 7 hours 8-)

Who else is looking forward to this season?

Round	Circuit			Date
1 Brands Hatch Indy 03/Apr/2011
2 Donington Park 17/Apr/2011
3 Thruxton 01/May/2011
4 Oulton Park 05/Jun/2011
5 Croft 19/Jun/2011
6 Snetterton 07/Aug/2011
7 Knockhill 04/Sep/2011
8 Rockingham 18/Sep/2011
9 Brands Hatch GP 02/Oct/2011
10 Silverstone 16/Oct/2011

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

AlexM

Podium Finisher
Contributor
I read the preview on Speedhunters, looks to be a full field. Just going to set the recording while I remember..
 

gethinceri

Lance Stroll Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
Contributor
Oooh yes, always love a bit of BTCC. My favourites are possibly the Ginetta Juniors though - close racing with some good overtaking and plenty of bodywork damage.
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
Bloody Matt Neal on pole.

If there's one guy I dislike more than any other in motorsport, it's him.

Pos  Driver           Team/Car              Time     Gap
1. Matt Neal Honda 48.210s
2. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Vauxhall 48.465s + 0.255s
3. Jason Plato Chevrolet 48.583s + 0.373s
4. James Nash Triple 8 Vauxhall 48.623s + 0.413s
5. Alex MacDowall Chevrolet 48.658s + 0.448s
6. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 48.667s + 0.457s
7. Tom Chilton Arena Ford 48.668s + 0.458s
8. Tom Boardman Special Tuning SEAT 48.752s + 0.542s
9. Paul O'Neill Tech-Speed Chevrolet 48.849s + 0.639s
10. Andy Neate Arena Ford 49.036s + 0.826s
11. Tony Gilham Triple 8 Vauxhall 49.045s + 0.835s
12. Rob Collard WSR BMW 49.130s + 0.920s
13. Jeff Smith Eurotech Vauxhall 49.176s + 0.966s
14. Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 49.220s + 1.010s
15. Dave Newsham Geoff Steel BMW 49.248s + 1.038s
16. Tom Onslow-Cole AmD Volkswagen 49.540s + 1.330s
17. Nick Foster WSR BMW 49.587s + 1.377s
18. John George Tech-Speed Chevrolet 50.065s + 1.855s
19. Chris James ES Chevrolet 51.169s + 2.959s
20. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota 51.449s + 3.239s
21. Tony Hughes Speedworks Toyota 51.736s + 3.526s
22. Gordon Shedden Honda
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
Because he's a dirty driver and a cheat.

When he conspired with another team against Plato, that was the final straw.
 

gethinceri

Lance Stroll Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
Contributor
Well I've always been a big Plato fan, with Matt Neal in and out of my top 3.
A season to keep an eye on (as usual).
 

gethinceri

Lance Stroll Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
Contributor
Sky + for me. taking the family out to lunch and bouncing in and out of MotoGP. Ace 125 race so far.
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
What a great start :D

Karma for Neal there, with someone doing to him what he is so fond of doing to others.

I left it deliberately ambiguous for those who aren't watching the racing live.
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
I don't have time to watch any of the support races, which is a shame as some of them are very entertaining.
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
A good start to the season.

Matt Neal struck lucky in the third race with the reverse grid.

Based on what I saw today, Plato is going to have a hard time defending his title against the turbo-powered cars.
The speed difference on the straight was immense.
 

AlexM

Podium Finisher
Contributor
Do they usually pluck a ball out of the pot to boost someone up the grid? I've never really watched BTCC before..
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
The third race is a reverse grid and the actual system used seems to change quite frequently

I must admit I'm not a fan of it and the spinning wheel/bag of balls is very amateurish and unprofessional.
 
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