BTCC » Honda to use new Civic Tourer in 2014

Matt Neal: We're all confident that the car can continue the long-standing success of the Civic in the championship and very much looking forward to putting it through its paces.

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November 29, 2013 8:12 PM

Forgive me for being a bit thick, but how is that estate no heavier than the normal hatchback? There's a lot of extra metal over the rear axle, not to mention the altered weight distribution...


November 30, 2013 12:21 AM

I see that the 2013 champion is keeping a 2013 car and not getting a 2014 car, GOOD. Neal is the best Honda & BTCC driver on the grid. Plato knows it and just has to have a moan about the rules.


November 30, 2013 3:43 PM

There is absolutely no mention here of Pirtek Racing (Customer) getting the new Honda. Andrew Jordan should move to Team Dynamics (Works) with Pirtek sponsorship, but he will never leave as it is family run.


November 30, 2013 4:24 PM

The profile of the car will be different, however it will not carry any additional weight over a hatchback. The weight of glass is a greater consideration than steel and also how high up it carries that weight. However, all cars are built to a minimum weight in the BTCC within the construction regulations. Only guessing, as I can only see the side profile, but the future Marketing opportunities could be greater.


December 04, 2013 11:40 AM
Last Edited 672 days ago

It looks horrible.

Totally marketing led decision, that worked well for Peugeot in WRC when the marketing team insisted on using the 307CC as the rally car.

On a plus side it is closer to the size of Plato's 'MG' tank.

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