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BTCC 2012 Season starts tomorrow

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by GazHyde, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. GazHyde

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    The British Touring Car Championship 2012 kicks of at Brands Hatch on the 1st of April... Coverage on ITV, so no problems accessing the action for a change!

    Here is some vintage Nigel Mansell BTCC action from 1988 to get you in the mood.
     
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    Remember this?

     
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    I remember watching it live on TV!
     
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    I was there only yards away right on the embankment by the bridge........never heard a crowd go so quiet after hearing that Nigel Mansell had crashed :( .....thankfully he fully recovered :-bd

    I'll be at Brands Hatch tomorrow, both watching the racing and looking out for any Zed's :D
     
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    Remember it well.......

    I was facing the other way looking at a promotions girl in skin tight hotpants at the time of impact :(

    That's the trouble with live motorsport.......... hotpants, skinnifit tops, thigh high boots. Shouldn't be allowed, a young lad has no chance of watching the racing ;)
     
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    Bike show at the nec is good for that too :D
     
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    Plato gives MG winning return
    Jason Plato has won the third of today’s three Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races – giving MG a victory on its return to the series.

    “We weren’t expecting anything like this. It’s been a fantastic day. But I’m just a small part in a team of people without whose efforts… they have done days and days of non-stop work. The way they’ve brought this car on over the course of the weekend is phenomenal.”

    An earlier attempt to run the race ended after just two laps when there was a multi-car pile-up at Druids Hill Bend – seven cars slithered straight on into the gravel after Mat Jackson’s Redstone Racing Ford Focus ST, running inside the top three at the time, laid fluid on the track.


    Race 3/
    P/ No/ CL/ Driver/ Car/ Laps/ Gap/ Best/
    1 99 Jason Plato MG6 20 16:41.826 49.083







    2 77 I Andrew Jordan Honda Civic 20 +1.866 49.173
    3 17 I David Newsham Vauxhall Vectra 20 +8.283 49.407
    4 55 I Jeff Smith Honda Civic 20 +10.525 49.267
    5 13 I Rob Austin Audi A4 20 +11.755 49.339
    6 8 I Robert Collard BMW 320si E90 20 +13.117 49.590
    7 1 Matt Neal Honda Civic 20 +14.498 49.699
    8 5 I Aron Smith Ford Focus 20 +22.056 49.833
    9 43 I Lea Wood Vauxhall Vectra 20 +25.211 50.033
    10 34 I Tony Gilham Honda Civic 20 +28.311 50.160
    11 6 I Liam Griffin Ford Focus 20 +29.360 50.285
    12 78 I Chris James Vauxhall Vectra 20 +32.304 50.438
    13 11 I Frank Wrathall Toyota Avensis 20 +38.902 49.869
    14 44 Andy Neate MG6 20 +39.136 50.002
    15 50 I Tony Hughes Toyota Avensis 19 +1 lap 52.240
    16 66 I John Thorne Vauxhall Insignia VXR-R 18 +2 laps 52.691
    101 4 I Mat Jackson Ford Focus DNF -- --
    102 12 I Daniel Welch Proton Persona DNF -- --
    103 33 I Adam Morgan Toyota Avensis DNF -- --
    104 38 I Tom Onslow-Cole BMW 320si E90 DNF -- --
    105 48 I Oliver Jackson VW Golf MK5 DNF -- --
    106 52 Gordon Shedden Honda Civic EXC --
     
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    Only managed to catch the final race of the day. Cracking racing! Plenty of paint trading going on from the nose to tail racing...
     

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