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TOCA sets new turbo boost limit

TOCA to lower turbo boost for NGTC cars in the British Touring Car Championship
TOCA, the organisers of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, have announced that the maximum turbo boost allowed for cars running an NGTC-spec engine will be reduced from the next round of the year at Thruxton.

The move has been made after turbo cars dominated proceedings at Donington Park, locking out the podium in all three races, and to achieve parity with those cars still running normally aspirated two-litre engines.

Following analysis of the technical data available, the maximum boost allowed will be 0.1 bar lower than that recorded on each car on the TOCA Performance Monitoring Device (logger) at Donington Park.

The previous turbo boost limit had been 1.8 bar.

Matt Neal, Andrew Jordan and Mat Jackson have all won races using a turbo engine this season, although defending champion Jason Plato used a normally aspirated engine to win the first two races of the year at Brands Hatch.


Tagged as: turbo , NGTC , TOCA , Thruxton , Donington Park

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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 xxxxx

Steve Gray - Unregistered

April 24, 2011 7:18 PM

Plato is unreal seriously, he won the first two races at brands hatch with minimal difficulty and then as soon as another team has a good weekend he starts crying. Plus how the hell did he know that the turbo cars had an advantage? he got punctured in race 1 and rolled it in race 2 and then got back up to 6th in the third race so it dont seem like he has a lack of pace there. The guy needs to give up and retire me thinks. To quote James Thompson "The blokes a clown he should be juggling balls in a circus"



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