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TOCA announces restrictions to the Team Aon Ford Focus STs
TOCA, the organisers of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, have announced that it will reduce the performance of the Team Aon Fords with immediate effect.

With Tom Onslow-Cole and Tom Chilton producing a dominant showing in qualifying at Silverstone – going half a second quicker than anyone else – a series of changes have been implemented ahead of the latest three races of the year.

The changes will see the turbo boost on the LPG-powered Focus reduced to 0.7 bar, while the engine inlet restrictors on the car will also be reduced.

“The regulation amendment will obviously severely hamper our two cars' progress,” team boss Mike Earle said. “However, given the disparity between our qualifying performance today and the rest of the field and bearing in mind the fact that we are still on a learning curve with the Calor-powered car, I fully understand TOCA's viewpoint.

“We'll take it on the chin and continue to do the best job we can and, should these new restrictions impede our cars performance as severely as we believe they will, then hopefully TOCA will look at reversing some of their decisions.”


Tagged as: Ford , Silverstone , AON

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ben milden, liskeard - Unregistered

August 22, 2010 4:47 PM

all i can say about this is that jason plato and the rest are a bunch of grannys and should stop moaning and get on with it. its not as if they are dominating the championship is it TOTAL JOKE that they are getting resticted. :? :? :? :?

Stu - Unregistered

August 23, 2010 7:42 AM

Jason Plato is like a stuck record Whinging about the Fords. I never heard him say how the organisers should slow down his Turbo diesel a couple of years back. That said JP if you win the title you can tell your grandkids how you won the title not by hard door handle to doorhandle racing but by bitching like a girl to the organisers. Sure that will make them proud.



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