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    Often drivers and teams vent their own...

    Often drivers and teams vent their own frustrations....same as happens in all forms of sport.
    We never seek to stop them from doing so (unless of course it is unnecessarily inflammatory or libelous...
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    I don't actually call it an 'inspection lap'. ...

    I don't actually call it an 'inspection lap'.

    It's just a final clearing lap to bring the Panamera back into the pits, from the front of the grid.
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    You were correct.

    You were correct.
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    I can think of a great many major (non-endurance)...

    I can think of a great many major (non-endurance) races series where drive through penalties are used.

    But thanks for your opinion Steve.
  5. Thread: Btcc(w)

    by Alan Gow
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    We already have excellent, well established...

    We already have excellent, well established pathways for drivers (of any gender) to take in order to hone their skills and prepare them for the BTCC.
  6. There isnít a major motorsport series in the...

    There isnít a major motorsport series in the world that doesnít utilise various ways of providing closer racing and/or making the cars more competitive or equal with each other. By comparison ours is...
  7. Someone has pointed out to me your ridiculous...

    Someone has pointed out to me your ridiculous assertions, so I thought I should clarify some things.

    Sorry to dispel the "facts" that you state, but we haven't made any changes whatsoever to any...
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    No need to thank me at all. We (genuinely) really...

    No need to thank me at all. We (genuinely) really enjoy our annual Knockhill event.

    Bad weather is just something we all have to put up with from time to time.....but through the great work of...
  9. Thread: New Circuits

    by Alan Gow
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    There are simply no circuits in the UK, that we...

    There are simply no circuits in the UK, that we don't already go to, that have anything like the infrastructure or capacity needed to hold our event.

    Sometime in the future if another venue has...
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    Not all penalties involve the driver - there are...

    Not all penalties involve the driver - there are plenty of team penalties that don't directly affect the driver.

    However if a team does something against the regulations which could actually give...
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    There is an absolutely massive difference between...

    There is an absolutely massive difference between what you expected/experienced from a low-level 'club' race meeting and that which is needed to host a BTCC event.

    Unfortunately Castle Combe just...
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    No. Everyone will use the medium (i.e. standard)...

    No. Everyone will use the medium (i.e. standard) compound tyre for that race.
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    You would be amazed at how little driver-team...

    You would be amazed at how little driver-team radio communication there is during our races!

    As they are only 20-25 minutes long, with no pit-stops/strategy or suchlike, they hardly talk to each...
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    We looked at this 2 or 3 years ago when Knockhill...

    We looked at this 2 or 3 years ago when Knockhill first received their licence to also run in reverse.
    It was decided that, amongst other things, the inertia of having 32 closely-packed cars...
  15. Thread: Rolling Start

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    Equally short and sweet; no.

    Equally short and sweet; no.
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    Toward the end of this year TOCA and our teams...

    Toward the end of this year TOCA and our teams will start our forward-planning for the next 5 year evolution of our NGTC technical regulations.

    As our cars must of course remain relevant to what...
  17. Thread: Grid Persons

    by Alan Gow
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    It's just not an issue for the BTCC - as you...

    It's just not an issue for the BTCC - as you correctly point out, we neither supply nor mandate the use of females to hold the grid board. There have been plenty of times when teams have used males...
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    Eligibility (homologation) would normally end 5...

    Eligibility (homologation) would normally end 5 years from when the model stopped being on sale in the UK.
  19. No, not at all. Iím sure we can all cite...

    No, not at all.

    Iím sure we can all cite examples of quite a few series in the UK and around the world where the cars are very equal in performance, or even very unequal, yet donít have the same...
  20. Really? Heíd obviously finished for the day,...

    Really?

    Heíd obviously finished for the day, certainly wasnít doing any more racing and even received a lift back to the pits in another car. Surely you donít begrudge a person having a drink to...
  21. Thread: Grid Girls

    by Alan Gow
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    We (TOCA) supply the grid-boards to the teams,...

    We (TOCA) supply the grid-boards to the teams, but we don't provide the person to hold them.

    The teams can utilise whomever they wish (within reason of course, regarding safety etc.) to hold their...
  22. Thread: Balancing Act

    by Alan Gow
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    As usual, a lot of what some people write on the...

    As usual, a lot of what some people write on the internet has very little foundation of fact...

    We haven't mandated any change to any base weights, ride heights, aerodynamics or suchlike - on any...
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    You've asked a great question, but unfortunately...

    You've asked a great question, but unfortunately one that is almost impossible to answer at this time.

    The current BTCC regulations are set until 2022, so over the next 2-3 years we (in very close...
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    You need to ask Silverstone your question, as...

    You need to ask Silverstone your question, as I've absolutely no idea why they changed their date to clash with ours.

    - On June 15th 2016 we issued our 2017 calendar.
    - On December 1st. 2016,...
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    Such things are entirely between the MSA and the...

    Such things are entirely between the MSA and the venues.
    Whilst TOCA can and does encourage the use of them, we obviously cannot insist that a venue change from what their MSA/FIA circuit licence...
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