BTCC » Next Generation Touring Car gears up for 2011!


The BTCC's Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) concept is well on-track for introduction in 2011, with new details having been released regarding the pioneering low-cost initiative

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oh hum - Unregistered

April 09, 2010 8:41 PM

aha,the old chav car from southend pier seen doing burnouts with it's overly large subwoofers.
look,get like the DTM or australian v8s and we will be rocking with our clocks out :rolleyes:

Paul Buckland

April 09, 2010 9:25 PM

Unless I've completely misunderstood this, which is more than possible, it looks like the BTCC will become NASCAR lite, with the cars mechanically similar, only being either silhouette bodyshells, or identical bodyshells just badged appropriately to whoever's engine is used, and front wheel drive unless BMW want to develop a motor, hence the rear drive option for that badged car. I suppose its worth a try, as currently BTCC, despite the TOCA propaganda, is on the downslope with greatly reduced factory interest and mostly now privateers running off-the-shelf over-the-counter machinery on reduced budgets. It needs a rethink, and this may be the best way to go.

AP-2 - Unregistered

April 10, 2010 1:34 AM

It's great to see that the guys at ToCA and teams have got their heads together to collaberate on this to keep the sport and series in the good. OK, it's another set of specifications and rules but it's where the sport needs to go otherwise teams will be priced out of it alltogether in years to come. I just hope the FIA in their infinate stupidity apply to get their regs the same as these so we're not juggling between 2 (i.e.BTC Spec and S2000) which was good - lots of s2000 cars, is also bad because they were twice the cost of the BTC Spec. As for this NASCAR talk and coffin malarky i think its valid comment but possibly a little disrespective of what Alan Gow and ToCA are trying to achieve

Rob Shillito

April 10, 2010 10:28 AM

BTCC are always wanting to keep their cars as close to the road going versions as possible but the NGTC rules takes them as far away as you can get, this will either be a huge success or WILL kill the BTCC

Chris Brooks - Unregistered

April 12, 2010 2:01 PM

I think it's an interesting choice of engine, I presume they will be very similar to the current WRC / group N engines?

If so, they have been criticised for being boring and quiet, lets hope that the track versions are still high revving and sound like racing engines should!

CHRISPACKET1

April 16, 2010 7:42 PM

Rapidman managed James Nash has today signed to race in the 2010 British Touring car championship with top squad 888 racing, the ex factory Vauxhall and multiple championship winning team. James will be taking the seat in the car which 2008 champion Fabrizio Giovanardi won the first two rounds in this year's Championship at Thruxton just two weeks ago.



James, who made a big impression on his BTCC debut in 2009 is delighted to be taking to the track in such a competitive car, and is relishing the opportunity to challenge for race wins and working towards a top finish in the championship.



“Missing the first races whilst we sorted the deal out obviously means that I will be playing catch up, but I'm looking forward to racing at the front and making a fight of the championship” commented James, who is now preparing for his debut at Rockingham Northants on 25th April.

zanardi98

April 23, 2010 12:45 AM

I miss the BTCC of old and sometimes pull out the old vhs tape and watch say the 1996 season! Great racing with big fields! Where are all these old cars now? they should all be put back on the track for a race that would rock! :)

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