BTCC » Restrictor size changes confirmed for LPG cars

BTCC Series director, Alan Gow: "Let me be absolutely clear; the decision on the LPG engine was made after logging and carefully analysing data from all its first nine races, then comparing that same data with those from other top cars – it was certainly not as a result of any team or driver complaining."

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Dave Smith - Unregistered

May 17, 2010 9:36 PM

The Focus was 6mph quicker in the speed traps at Brands Hatch, it has a different engine to the rest of the grid and has an advantage. Would you rather the whole grid run LPG to make it a level playing field? because that would be rubbish!

If this were any other championship some idiot would have messed the rules arround already. Toca do a good job by being very strict when it comes to changing things. This is the right call and wont make a very big change.

CraigH - Unregistered

May 17, 2010 9:49 PM

Yeah i hope plato's happy just because he missed out on the championship last year and looking like the same is happening this year he has to moan when things dont go his way!

Just Observing - Unregistered

May 18, 2010 4:04 AM

Its been obvious from the first round that the focus had a straight line advantage.

BUT,what I don't agree with is the way so many series now change car specification during the series in the, IMO, misguided attempt to keep the racing close. The Focus has won 2 races, big deal! How many did the Vauxhall's or Chev's win without there being any changes other than success ballast??

The rules are obvious and the same for everyone and its up to the teams to build the best car they can to those rules. If the AON team has built a car that beats the pants off everyone else it shouldn't be that they are the one's penalized. It's up to the other teams to get their acts together.


Just Observing - Unregistered

May 18, 2010 4:08 AM


Also so many people on these forums complain of the lack of overtaking etc etc. Maybe if the teams actually had to "compete" in the workshop as well as the race track, rather than knowing that the rules will be changed and the cars that beat them last meeting won't be competitive at the next, just maybe it might be a bit different... after all thats how it used to work for decades

Stick - Unregistered

May 18, 2010 12:46 PM

Guy's Plato is not the only one who whinged about it ! Seeing that the the speed traps clearly showed a speed difference is that what you want ? The reason everything that is good about this championship is a number of drivers have the cars to win races but to give one a 6 mph advantage ? And it was Alan Gow who said Plato was whinging about it yet after that round they change it. I think he needs to be a bit careful in what he says on the TV.

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