[BTCC/STCC/TCR etc.] 2023

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Bottom post of the previous page:

Congratulations to Tom Ingram! 2022 British Touring Car Champion!
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theracer120 wrote: 1 year ago I don't think anyone's mentioned here that WTCR is going through a rough time at the moment.
WTCR is now dead at the end of this year. It's set to be replaced by a "World Tour" next year which will comprised of various races from national/regional TCR series followed by a single event where the top 60 TCR drivers around the world will be invited. Could be a cool event depending on how many of those 60 drivers actually turn up.

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theracer120 wrote: 1 year ago
theracer120 wrote: 1 year ago I don't think anyone's mentioned here that WTCR is going through a rough time at the moment.
WTCR is now dead at the end of this year. It's set to be replaced by a "World Tour" next year which will comprised of various races from national/regional TCR series followed by a single event where the top 60 TCR drivers around the world will be invited. Could be a cool event depending on how many of those 60 drivers actually turn up.

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Sounds a bit complicated how they do all the Top 60 drivers given the variety of driver standards in various series, but I like the idea of a Top 60 "Free for All". As long as it is at a decent / iconic / challenging track.

Lets face it WTCR needs something.... I used to religiously watch and enjoy a few years ago but off late its been a bit of a low grid numbers non event

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As an aside I see Marcello Lotti, the TCR World Boss ..... (he is the founder and President of the WSC Group which owns the TCR ruleset) is making the trip to Bathurst next month to see this years Aus TCR finale at the Bathurst International. He makes a special point of being
"thrilled to attend the final battle for the title, especially because it is hosted at such a legendary venue as Mount Panorama, Bathurst".

I wonder / hope that re the Top 60 thing mentioned by @theracer120 above, maybe he is looking at Mt Panorama as a potential venue for that Top 60 event. :idunno: :fingers: :fingers:

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So far regarding the 2023 BTCC:

Jason Plato and Ricky Collard retiring.
Tom Chilton staying at Excelr8.
Motorbase looking to replace the Focuses but may stick with them, having tried and failed to switch to Audis.
BTC Racing looking at possibly replacing the Civics and expanding into GT Racing.
Laser Tools selling Dexter Patterson's Infiniti.
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Nick Halstead joining Tingram and Chilton at Excelr8 for 2023 BTCC.
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Ciceley Motorsport pulling out of the BTCC after 10 seasons.
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Adam Morgan switching to WSR for 2023.
https://www.btcc.net/2022/11/30/adam-mo ... 2023-btcc/
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Jake Hill to continue with WSR in 2023
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Bobby Thompson to continue with Team HARD in 2023.
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Laser Tools Racing following Ciceley Motorsport out of the BTCC for 2023.
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Dexter Patterson switching to Team HARD and Daniel Lloyd has an as yet unannounced deal in place.
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Nononsensecapeesh wrote: 1 year ago Dexter Patterson switching to Team HARD and Daniel Lloyd has an as yet unannounced deal in place.
Sorted, Lloyd is also switching to Team HARD.
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Andrew Watson to drive for PMR in this year's British Touring Car Championship.
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Further news on the 2023 British Touring Car Championship:

Stephen Jelley and Colin Turkington remain at the WSR BMW team.

BTC Racing becomes One Motorsport and retains Josh Cook and hires Aiden Moffat.

Ronan Pearson graduates from the Mini Challenge with Excelr8.

Ollie Jackson departs for the Porsche Carrera Cup thus freeing up a seat at Motorbase.
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edited the topic title, as WTCC is dead and there are more discussions on BTCC than anything else now. Or someone can just started a dedicated BTCC topic, feel free.
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