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In case anyone fancies a day out...

1 Sunday 4 April Thruxton, Hampshire
2 Sunday 25 April Rockingham, Northamptonshire
3 Sunday 2 May Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent
4 Sunday 6 June Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire
5 Sunday 20 June Croft, North Yorkshire
6 Sunday 8 August Snetterton, Norfolk
7 Sunday 22 August Silverstone (National), Northamptonshire
8 Sunday 5 September Knockhill, Fife
9 Sunday 19 September Donington Park, Leicestershire
10 Sunday 10 October Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent
 

cider_and_toast

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I'm for Brands on the 2nd of may. Army v Navy Rugby match at Twickers on the Saturday. Massive hangover and Touring cars on the sunday. What could possibley go wrong?
 

Brogan

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The entry list has been announced.

I'm glad to see that Jason Plato has got another drive.
Not so glad to see Matt Neal has.

No      Driver             Team                    Car
2 Jason Plato Chevrolet Chevrolet Cruze
4 Matt Neal Team Honda Honda Civic
5 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance BMW 320si
6 Rob Collard WSR BMW 320si
11 Steven Kane Motorbase Performance BMW 320si
20 Alex MacDowall Chevrolet Chevrolet Cruze
21 Tom Onslow-Cole Arena Motorsport Ford Focus ST
22 Tom Boardman Special Tuning UK SEAT Leon TFSI
23 Tom Chilton Arena Motorsport Ford Focus ST
27 Martin Johnson Boulevard Team Racing Vauxhall Astra Coupe
28 John George Tech-Speed Motorsport Honda Integra-R
29 Paul O?Neill Tech-Speed Motorsport Honda Integra-R
30 Martin Depper Forster Motorsport BMW 320si
37 Arthur Forster Forster Motorsport BMW 320si
43 Lea Wood Team Wood Racing Honda Integra-R
44 Andy Neate WSR BMW 320si
52 Gordon Shedden Team Honda Hona Civic
55 David Pinkney Pinkney Motorsport Vauxhall Vectra
77 Andrew Jordan Eurotech Racing Vauxhall Vectra
88 TBA Triple 8 Engineering Vauxhall Vectra
98 Matt Hamilton TH Motorsport Honda Civic-R
99 Shaun Hollamby AmD Technik Volkswagen Golf
888 TBA Triple 8 Engineering Vauxhall Vectra
 

cider_and_toast

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A pretty strong entry list given the lack of Works teams but no Johhny Herbert I notice.
 

Brogan

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Galahad said:
Never mind Herbert, where's the defending champion?! :(
A lack of funds it would seem :disappointed:

Colin Turkington has become the latest motorsport victim of the economic recession.

The Portadown driver was the first Northern Ireland winner of the prestigious British Touring Car Championship title last year, but he will not be back to defend his crown.

With the start the new season just two weeks away he has admitted defeat in the hunt for funding for his 2010 campaign.

“We have contacted close to 80 companies since Christmas, but haven’t been able to secure anything like the funding required for this season despite the high profile of the BTCC and the 100-plus hours of television coverage the series receives,” said Turkington.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/s...-as-lack-of-cash-ends-title-bid-14731999.html
 

Galahad

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A terrible shame to have talented drivers like Colin, James Thompson and Giovanardi on the sidelines.

I suppose BMW would have looked at him had they not been downscaling their WTCC squad. Just bad timing all round.
 

Brogan

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Indeed.

I expect most teams thought Colin would have no problems securing sponsorship to defend his title otherwise some of them might have been interested before they finalised their line-ups?
 

Galahad

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I suppose it's never too late. He did drive for Triple 8 before of course, when they were the works Vauxhall team, and they've apparently not signed any drivers yet, so there's always a chance, but I'm sure with the loss of the factory backing they'll be looking for funded drivers too.
 

Brogan

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Well Gio coming back this season was a bit of a surprise.

It's only for 1 race though unless the sponsors are prepared to invest more.
After yesterday's showing if that doesn't convince them then nothing will.

I see Matt Neal was heavily criticised and labelled an amateur driver after his usual ramming tactics.
 
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