BTCC » Gow hopes to avoid 'ridiculous clashes' in 2011


The 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship calendar has been revealed, with BTCC series director Alan Gow hoping the early publication will help to 'avoid some of the ridiculous clashes' of recent years...

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Binza - Unregistered

September 08, 2010 8:28 PM

Each time i watch this there are fewer & fewer cars.
In the first race they have around 16 ish & by the time they get to the 3rd race of the day there are around 10 starters!
I think BTCC is dying on it's ar5e.

ZS - Unregistered

September 08, 2010 10:51 PM

Binza. You have to remember though at knockhill 2 BMW's where missing due to one of the Forster motor sport cars getting destroyed at Silverstone, next round there will be more cars again.

jimmy mac - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 7:33 AM

What a dreadful calendar, one event in 11 weeks June to September. Clashes should be the least of Mr Gows concerns BTCC really is on its last legs a few pros but the rest couldnt drive a bus, WGAF.

mb - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 8:21 AM

Good grief Binza you really cannot count. At Silverstone there were 22 cars, and at Knockhill there were 18 cars in races 1 and 2 and 17 in race 3 due to a broken driveshaft for Kane. At Donington we should be back up to at least 21, maybe more, to me those numbers ain't bad for a series supposedly struggling.

mb - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 8:25 AM

Oh and jimmy mac, if thats your opinion fine, but there are seemingly 20,000-30,000 that go to the various meetings year after year and hundreds of thousands more online and watching it on the tv, so if one fan loses the will to live with it then so what, there are plenty more that enjoy it.

jimmy mac - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 8:37 AM

20,000 to 30,000, is that a headcount or a bloodcell count. About 150,000 viewers on a good day on ITV 4 is hardly likley to keep sponsor or trade interest. BTCC is firmly in the minority sport category and toitally relies on shunts to keep its declining interest. Just think its run its course and there could be something better, MB you carry on believing the BS

StratosFever - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 8:51 AM

Another 'dead-duck' series - really, the BTCC is surely coming to the end of it's life. Relying on shunts courtesy of Neal and Plato is just pathetic. The cars are boring as well. Add in the 3x20 minute races and it's a shadow of it's former self. How it gets so much TV coverage is a joke.
Now compare and contrast with the fire breathing monsters of the DTM. And the proper race distances.

Concerned - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 11:15 AM

Having grown up just down the road from Silverstone my family & i have followed the BTCC since the 70's when the likes of Gerry Marshall raced Dolomites against Ford Capri's driven by Rouse & Spice.
I know a lot of manufacturer support has gone(Worldwide recession & all that)but surely they have to try & make this series more interesting & attractive to competitors & paying fans alike or it will just cease to be.

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