BTCC » WSR announces surprise Collard return

Rob Collard confirmed with West Surrey Racing for the 2010 BTCC season following surprise switch from Motorbase

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Gachet - Unregistered

March 10, 2010 12:19 PM

WSR are a good team agreed, but they don't have two very good drivers, just two very rich drivers.

Collard is ok, but is never going to win a championship, but Neate is useless as he proved in the Seat Leon cup a few years ago. If talent had anything to do with it Adam Jones should have a decent drive this year or Paul Luti would have got the chance to show what he can do in a touring car.

Gachet - Unregistered

March 10, 2010 1:06 PM

Fair enough! Turkington is in a diffrent class to someone like Neate, as he has proved himself over a number of years and almost matched Anthony Reid when they were in the MGs.


March 10, 2010 4:06 PM

I can see why Rob has chosen to move back to WSR as they are a top team. I'm sure **** Bennett is keen to have his money as RAC have drawn in their purse strings.
Rob has always struck me as a genuine guy and I'm sure he thought long and hard before pulling out of Motorbase. Just hope he isn't burning his bridges. It took a long time before he really got up to speed in the MG and sometimes it showed when I spoke to ****. "He just doesn't believe how good the car is." he would moan. This time he has a good understanding of the car so it shouldn't take long for him to find the podium.
Especially if he is being dragged along by Turkington. (Come on you two and put some inl on paper!!!!)

chrischats - Unregistered

March 10, 2010 9:14 PM

It's good to see the BTCC grid shaping up quite nicely for the season ahead! So far we now have 15 confirmed drivers. and there are still 15 more drivers who were on the grid at some point in 2009 who haven't yet confirmed their plans for 2010 which includes 4 of the top 5. This also excludes the likes of newcomers Alex MacDowall & Phil Glew who have tested several cars and looking to get a budget together by April. 2010 could see more cars on the grid at Thruxton than we ever saw in 2009!!
Roll on April the 4th!!!!!!!!!!!

TheMarshal - Unregistered

March 14, 2010 11:07 PM

Alex MacDowall may well partner JPlato in a factory Cruze. VXR have got 2 Vectras waiting for customers. But they're not willing to pay factory wages. Hence no star names. Andrew Jordan will run a private Vectra with the new optional turbo engine. Hope this helps.

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