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2008 BTCC - Entry List

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  1. ZBOYD

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    This is the official entry list as confirmed by BTCC.net the official HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship website.

    SEAT Sport UK
    Jason Plato - SEAT Leon TDi - confirmed
    Darren Turner - SEAT Leon TDi - confirmed

    Triple8 VXRacing
    Fabrizio Giovanardi - Vauxhall Vectra - confirmed
    Matt Neal - Vauxhall Vectra - confirmed
    Tom Onslow-Cole - Vauxhall Vectra - confirmed

    Team Halfords
    Gordon Shedden - Honda Civic - confirmed
    Tom Chilton - Honda Civic - confirmed

    Team RAC
    Colin Turkington - BMW 320si - confirmed
    Stephen Jelley - BMW 320si - confirmed

    BMW Dealer Team UK
    Mat Jackson - BMW 320si - confirmed

    Eurotech
    Mike Jordan - Honda Integra, - confirmed
    Andrew Jordan - Honda Integra, - confirmed

    Motorbase Performance
    Steven Kane - BMW 320si - confirmed
    Robert Collard - BMW 320si - confirmed

    Robertshaw Racing
    Harry Vaulkard - Chevrolet Lacetti - confirmed
    Matt Allison - Chevrolet Lacetti - confirmed
    Alan Taylor - Honda Integra - confirmed

    In-Tune Racing
    Michael Doyle - BTC-spec Honda Civic Type R - confirmed

    BTC Racing
    Chris Stockton - Lexus IS200 - confirmed
    Stuart Oliver - Lexus IS200 - confirmed
    Gareth Howell - Lexus IS200 - confirmed but only doing selected rounds

    TH Motorsport with JAG
    John George - Honda Integra - confirmed

    Arkas Racing with Sunshine.co.uk
    Erkut Kizilimark - Vauxhall Astra Sportshatch - confirmed
    Martyn Bell - Vauxhall Astra Sportshatch - confirmed

    Team Air Cool with GR Asia
    Adam Jones - SEAT Leon - confirmed

    Team KWR
    Jason Hughes - Honda Integra - confirmed

    Team 48 Motorsport
    Darelle Wilson - Alfa Romeo 156 - confirmed
    Matthew Gore - Alfa Romeo 156 - confirmed

    AFM & NJL Racing To run but will only do a part season.
    Rick Kerry - BMW 120D
    Nick Leason - BMW 120D


    7 - BMW
    7 - Honda
    5 - Vauxhall
    3 - SEAT
    2 - Chevrolet
    2 - Lexus
    2 - Alfa Romeo
     
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    SEAT have confirmed they are to run diesel Leon's this year. :)
     
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    Touringcartimes has just released an article on it.

    Fantastic news in the light of recent events over at VXR. Not that I think Tom will become a consistent race winner overnight. It predict it will take time for him to adjust to such a powerful and competitive car as the Vectra. I think as good as it was, last season WSR's BMW 320si's I feel struggled to match the pace of the Vectra. Certainly their seems a quality difference between the two cars. But I think we can all sleep with a bit more confidence tonight knowing that if testing goes to plan once they take delivery of the engines we could have an even faster Leon to support this coming season.
     
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    That will be good to see
    The torque from them cars is going to be superb!!!
    Oooh bring it on ;)
    Sarah
     
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    Only thing we have to wait on is to see what the FIA do with the diesel regulations in the WTCC. As whatever the S2000D rules dictate in the WTCC. The BTCC will likely follow.
     
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    That's because of the difference between local S2000 and world S2000 rules. SEAT were never the quickest down the straights and the BMWs struggled at times too, yet the Vectras and Civics were regularly up there. There's definitely some inconsistencies in the rulebook, despite it all being claimed to be a level playing field.

    I imagine the TDi will be strong everywhere now, whereas the Toledo and Leon petrol always had their good and bad circuits. SEAT's best chance yet?
     
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    Also Erkut Kizilirmak and John George are just awaiting their respective press releases to confirm their entries.

    Wikipedia aslso states that Jason Hughes' Kartworld are confirmed as running an Integra but I one did a search on Yvan Muller and it said he is was Spanish motorcyclist in the NASCAR series with Team Dynamics who is the younger brother of Jorg Muller!

    A little primative joke quickly concieved from yours truly intended as an over exaduaration on the reliabilty and validity of Wikipedia but not a million miles away sadly. Their are much better materials you should be sourcing information from. So until it is on crash.net or touringcartimes then I think we can take it with a pinch of salt.
     
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    John George and TH Motorsport with JAG confirm their entry.
     
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    whats happend to fiona leggate?
     
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    She should still be out there. Her family own her MG, so she just needs someone to run it for them. Think Kartworld might have had enough of her taking up all their time with repairs.......
     
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    Are Kartworld still aiming to join the BTCC?
     
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    Jason Hughes has bought the ex-Dave Pinkney Integra for this year according to what he was saying in Motorsport News a few weeks back.
     
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    Any confirmation yet on Drednaught and Paul Luti entering?

    They are rumoured to be coming in using ex WSR 320si's or something and will be indeed recieve help from WSR.
     
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    No, it was supposed to be Colin Turkington's MG from 2006. They said a lot towards the end of last year, but that was probably just to try and generate some sponsorship.
     
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    Any news on GR Asia? Paul (Ridegeway) way back as far as August last year had a desire to do a full BTCC programme in addition to a full WTCC programme with Gavin Smith. From what I gather things seemed to have faded. The team name that was at the time yet to be announced has so far, to my knowledge, not been announced and nothing since about GR doing this coming season.


    http://btcc.net/html/generalnews_detail.php?id=677
     
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