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TOCA to lower turbo boost for NGTC cars in the British Touring Car Championship

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Oh No Not Again - Unregistered

April 21, 2011 4:37 PM

Dear Alan
I am writing to you to plead my case for us poor normally aspirated cars. Of the 6 races held this year we have only won 33% and you know the deal says I must win and not these rooky fellows.
Please change the rules now or i'll have to have a paddy in public
Lots of Love
J Plato

Hey Nonny Mouse - Unregistered

April 21, 2011 5:42 PM

You are so right, it hurts. From laughing!

Last year it was "BAWWWWWWW LPG cars are too fast", now its "BAWWWWWWW, turbos are too fast". I am pretty sure he would find another excuse if it wasnt that.

Dont get me wrong, Plato IS a fast racer (and exceedingly filthy, he and Neal are soulmates in that regard), particularly when the chips are down and he needs a result, but he is also an egotistical star-in-his-own-eyes moanarse. At least Neal for the most part keeps his mouth shut.

sykssy66 - Unregistered

April 21, 2011 7:12 PM

Mcdowell, paul o neil, rob collard have all voiced there concerns over the turbo issue.
it isnt just plato, platos comments are made the most of tho cos he is champion so hes gonna be interviewed more.
anyone that cant see the massive advantage turbo cars has needs there eyes testing.
and even when these turbos tyres go off dramatically like the teams claim.... there still lapping faster then the normally aspirated cars.
how much one bar difference has tho remains to be seen..


April 22, 2011 11:42 AM

They've all had plenty of time to prepare their own NGTC spec cars. Why punish those who have put the work in. It's not as if they are more expensive, quite the reverse they have been designed to be drastically cheaper. The only issue I have seen so far with NGTC cars is because they are cheaper it brings less talented drivers into the series on lower budgets and as we saw last time out at Donington bringing with them dreadful driving standards. Worse than anything Plato and Neal have done.

Swissy - Unregistered

April 22, 2011 12:45 PM

Why don't they just chuck a Turbo Engine in the NA Cars ? i mean its there for them all to use i think ?

Did Plato winge when he and his many team mates had the Seat TDi , i am sure then had a HP advantage over the rest

FatboyFat - Unregistered

April 22, 2011 1:06 PM

Oh great!
Lets make these ridiculously slow cars even slower.
They should turn the boost up and tell
P-P-P-Plato to go f**k off and get his team to give him a turbo engine....pronto!.

BTCC Fan - Unregistered

April 24, 2011 1:51 PM

Yes, the turbo cars have an advantage, but it was fine last year when plato had the advantage over everyone else!! He also won 2 out of 3 races at Brands Hatch, so he has no reason to blame the turbo!

He had a bad weekend, just like EVERY driver does!!

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