Dismiss Notice
Hi Guest, stickers are available from our online store.

Ford to return to the BTCC (indy entry)

Discussion in 'Motorsport News and Discussion' started by ZBOYD, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
    Site Owner

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Messages:
    9,498
    Likes Received:
    5
  2. Cupra Kev

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice :)

    Seeing as it mentions they have Ford's backing for the entry, perhaps Ford will use it for a feeler for when the WRC and [W,B]TCC regs meet (2010?) for running another manufacturer team?
     
  3. RobDon

    RobDon Pro Detailer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Messages:
    4,991
    Likes Received:
    1
    Cool - so possibly Ford and Volvo returning, shame SEAT have gone though.
     
  4. FSiLeonMike

    FSiLeonMike Barmy Army Reservist (TA)

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    0
    But SEAT will be back in an Independent guise, with CartridgeWorld/CVR, Adam Jones/Air Cool and BTC aiming to run 2 Leons.

    Colin Neill at CVR is expecting delivery of the first car in 3 or 4 weeks, hopefully the E85 Bio Fuel mapped engine will be there before that for dyno testing.

    So next year we can expect to see Ford, BMW, Volvo, Vauxhall, SEAT, Honda, and maybe Chevrolet.

    2009 looks to be a good season
     
    #4 FSiLeonMike, Nov 19, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  5. JasonP06

    JasonP06 Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    With such strong looking Independent entries with BMW Dealer Team (though their seems to be talk of the kind that it could be a works effort with RBM on board), WSR, Team Dynaics (??), Motorbase Performance (1+ cars rumoured), CVR, Team Air Cool and perhaps Eurotech if the Vectra works out for Andrew Jordan and with luck BTC Racing if the Leons are purchased, what is the future for manufacturers??

    I mean if the future of being an Independent looks as rosy as that of the amount of teams running independently does that not mean marques will look more favourably toward getting a stable and proven Independent team on board like Arena, Team Dynamics, Eurotech and WSR, than running a full works effort if they want to do the BTCC?
     
  6. IainW

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Messages:
    1,830
    Likes Received:
    0
    News confirmed today. Arena to return with Chilton and another driver in a pair of Independent Ford Focus STs. Hatchbacks and not saloons as had been rumoured.
     
  7. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
    Site Owner

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Messages:
    9,498
    Likes Received:
    5
    or We are excited by the prospect of money he is bringing to the party. :whistle:

    Good news though, should be a strong entry if they get the car setup right.
     
  8. RobDon

    RobDon Pro Detailer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Messages:
    4,991
    Likes Received:
    1
    Indeed - mouthy little rich kid with Sonic the Hedgehog hair! 2009 should be pretty good though with Ford, Volvo, BMW, SEAT, Honda, etc. with independant entries.
     
  9. FSiLeonMike

    FSiLeonMike Barmy Army Reservist (TA)

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Roll on 2009
     
  10. Cupra Kev

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks like just Vauxhall in the Manufacturers Championship next year then ... at least they're guaranteed 1 piece of silverware
     
  11. MarkE

    MarkE Acceptable in the 80s

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2003
    Messages:
    1,705
    Likes Received:
    0
    Arena Motorsport Cossack Firm Hold Hairspray For Men Racing is going to be a bit of a mouthful, though. :think:
     
  12. JasonP06

    JasonP06 Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unless BMW and/or RBM do decide to link up with Mat Jackson and his team to make a BMW works team are you sure it will be competed for with just one works team?

    Doesn't seem to make sense in that it does seem to me a little on the pointless side.
     
  13. IainW

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Messages:
    1,830
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm hoping they take the same engine from the Volvo C30 STCC car and stick it in the Focus. After all it is being branded as an ST, so why don't they use an engine that effectively is an ST lump, minus the turbo and 0.5 litres? ;)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice