BTCC BTCC 2011 Season

Speshal

World Champion
Valued Member
A disappointing weekend in BTCC.

The Knockhill circuit is really too short and the NA cars had no chance against the Turbos today.

Not content with taking Plato out in race 3, Boardman then caused chaos at the restart by coming to a standstill, which resulted in several cars driving onto each other.

I wouldn't be surprised if he is investigated.

Worst weekend possible for Mat Jackson too, who was the championship leader.
He failed to finish in all 3 races.

Just caught the hilights at stupid o'clock.

All turbos next year please....... :givemestrength:

Naughty Tom Boardman.

Oh and those kerbs!!!! :o
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
How ironic.

Now Gordon Shedden and the rest are complaining that the NGTC cars are too fast.

So the NA's are complaining about the Turbos and the Turbos are complaining about the NGTC's.

I'll be glad when all this nonsense is finally sorted out.
 

VanChallis

Points Scorer
How ironic.

Now Gordon Shedden and the rest are complaining that the NGTC cars are too fast.

So the NA's are complaining about the Turbos and the Turbos are complaining about the NGTC's.

I'll be glad when all this nonsense is finally sorted out.
I think it's a little unfair to be complaining about the NGTC cars, there was only one competitive one all weekend, and that's mostly because Frank Wrathall is a hell of a young driver.
Something does need to be sorted out there though. I feel really sorry for Plato at the moment, it must be so frustrating to work your proverbials off only to get blasted away down every straight
 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
Here's the grid for tomorrow's first race:

1. Jason Plato Chevrolet 1m23.745s
2. Paul O'Neill Tech-Speed Chevrolet 1m23.905s + 0.160s
3. Rob Austin Rob Austin Audi 1m23.970s + 0.225s
4. Matt Neal Honda 1m24.006s + 0.261s
5. James Nash Triple 8 Vauxhall 1m24.014s + 0.269s
6. Gordon Shedden Honda 1m24.095s + 0.350s
7. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota 1m24.186s + 0.441s
8. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Vauxhall 1m24.372s + 0.627s
9. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 1m24.458s + 0.713s
10. Martin Byford AmD Volkswagen 1m24.537s + 0.792s
11. Nick Foster WSR BMW 1m24.537s + 0.792s
12. Andy Neate Arena Ford 1m24.576s + 0.831s
13. Tom Onslow-Cole Arena Ford 1m24.578s + 0.833s
14. Tom Chilton Arena Ford 1m24.612s + 0.867s
15. Alex MacDowall Chevrolet 1m24.628s + 0.883s
16. Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m24.630s + 0.885s
17. Tom Boardman Special Tuning SEAT 1m24.753s + 1.008s
18. Daniel Welch Welch Proton 1m24.842s + 1.097s
19. Michael Caine Motorbase Ford 1m24.902s + 1.157s
20. Dave Newsham Special Tuning SEAT 1m24.909s + 1.164s
21. Jeff Smith Eurotech Vauxhall 1m25.089s + 1.344s
22. John George Tech-Speed Chevrolet 1m25.515s + 1.770s
23. Tony Gilham Geoff Steel BMW 1m25.667s + 1.922s
24. Chris James ES Chevrolet 1m26.739s + 2.994s
25. Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 1m26.865s + 3.120s

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/94622
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
Looks like those changes have had the desired effect, as far as the Chevy's are concerned...

That extra 20kg ballast will come into play later in the races too as the tyres start to go off a little earlier.
 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
A little early to say, the leading cars in the championship have to carry ballast in qualifying too so it's not a pure picture. Less than a second between the top 16 suggests TOCA are doing something right.
 

mjo

Procrastinating
Contributor
Also it may rain at Rockingham tomorrow, an extra factor thrown in.
I'll be glad when all this nonsense is finally sorted out.
Totally agree!!!! The arguing should be done on the track, not to the media and in the paddock.
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
There's one relationship which is never going to get any better :D

I wonder if the stewards will get involved?

Can you imagine if someone attacked Vettel every time he used the finger...
 

Speshal

World Champion
Valued Member
Personally I don't think the turbo's and NA cars should be in the same race, BTCC was (or should be) a spec series what ****ing idiot decided to put turbos in there? (Alan Gow - I'm looking at you)
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
Not even half way around the first lap and it's already like bumper-cars.

Matt Neal was lucky to recover from hitting Nash in front of him.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
It's a bloody destruction derby. Will they have any cars left by the time the final race comes around?
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
I see Tom Boardman was penalised for punting Plato off at Knockhill.

£1,000 fine, 3 points on his license and a 5 place grid drop at the first race today.

Just read also that Neal and Plato were penalised for their altercation yesterday - £1,000 fines, 3 points on their licences, and a suspended 6 place grid penalty, which will last for the rest of the season.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/94640
 
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