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Old 27 Apr 2012, 09:05   #1
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Thruxton, rounds 7, 8 and 9

Fastest circuit the BTCC visits this weekend and it looks as if rain could play a part in proceedings. Anyone fancy Church corner in the wet?

Who do we think the track will suit then? Hopefully this year with everyone running turbos there's a little less whinging from a certain someone...

Anyone who is there this weekend - enjoy it.
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Old 27 Apr 2012, 10:20   #2
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Fastest circuit the BTCC visits this weekend and it looks as if rain could play a part in proceedings
That has to be the understatement of the year so far
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Old 27 Apr 2012, 12:32   #3
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Rain-related - I recall previous wet races where BTC-T cars had an advantage over S2000 cars because tyre changes could be performed so much quicker. Do the NGTCs have a similar wheel-nut setup to the S2000s?
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Old 27 Apr 2012, 14:45   #4
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I'm not sure about the wheel/hub arrangement....

I was thinking though about the NGTC cars likely advantage in terms of tyre wear at Thruxton - Jackson's Ford in particular seems to munch rubber! (That might be a Focus thing, my ST170 goes through Toyo T1-R's at a frightening rate ....)

Back to reality though, I suppose in that respect a wet track would be a leveller - unless of course conditions changed during a race and there was a difference in wheel fastening arrangements.
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Rain-related - I recall previous wet races where BTC-T cars had an advantage over S2000 cars because tyre changes could be performed so much quicker. Do the NGTCs have a similar wheel-nut setup to the S2000s?

The NGTC cars have centre lock wheel nuts, so one wheel nut to change per wheel, compared to 5 per wheel for the S2000 cars.

If tyre changes do come into play, the NGTC runners will have a distinct advantage.
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The NGTC cars have centre lock wheel nuts, so one wheel nut to change per wheel, compared to 5 per wheel for the S2000 cars.

If tyre changes do come into play, the NGTC runners will have a distinct advantage.
no they wont cause the regs say ngtc cars can only have one person each side to change wheels and s2000 cars can use two people each side
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I'm struggling to think of the last time we needed pitstops during the race because of the weather. After the pitstops were dropped in 2004 that is.
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no they wont cause the regs say ngtc cars can only have one person each side to change wheels and s2000 cars can use two people each side
It's still one person per wheel though, and if conditions are changeable they often tend to have wets on the front and slicks on the back anyway (or the other way round?)
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It's still one person per wheel though, and if conditions are changeable they often tend to have wets on the front and slicks on the back anyway (or the other way round?)
?? no its not.
s2000 have one person per wheel (two persons each side). ngtc have one person doing two wheels(one person per side)
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?? no its not.
s2000 have one person per wheel. ngtc have one person doing two wheels.
If it's one person per side for NGTC cars, as you said, then it'll be fairly equal if the decision is to just change fronts (or backs) though...
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After all that discussion it'll probably be bone dry all Sunday!
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Or it'll be persisting down all day, with not a slick tyre in sight. Which by the forecast on the National news looks highly likely.
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Curse my busy schedule! I estimate I will be driving past on the A303 at some point during race two. I can't remember how much track you can see from the road, but I'll bet you can hear it. Must...not...attend...
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I'm thinking it'll suit Plato, personally. Let's hope so. I'd like to see him back at the top where he belongs!
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