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PostSubject: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:22 am

British Touring Car Championship organiser TOCA has today announced that following full analysis of technical data* and taking into consideration other relevant results/information, the new maximum boost limit for all turbocharged cars in the series will be 0.1 bar lower than that recorded by each car on the TOCA Performance Monitoring Device (Logger) during qualifying and rounds four, five and six at Donington Park.

This will take effect for and from round seven of the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (Thruxton 30 April-1 May). It effectively means that whatever boost pressure each car was previously logged as using (i.e. below the former 1.8 limit), then they will each now run to 0.1 bar less.

* Technical data analysis carried out by the Chairman of the ETRP (Engine Technical Review Panel) Paul Leeming and the BTCC Chief Scrutineer Peter Riches.


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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:31 am

Any idea on the reason?


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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:33 am

As far as i know the turbo cars had to much of an addvantage
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:13 pm

They will be doing it to bring the turbo cars and the N/A cars closer.
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Mon May 02, 2011 10:00 pm

was it not down to the fact the turbo car's were quicker on the straight's and the N/a car could not keep up
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Tue May 03, 2011 8:55 am

I think it's to stop Plato bursting into flames with his moaning?

To be fair all the na drivers knew this was coming after winter testing, although it was late they still had the cance to opt for the turbo engines and most declined.
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Tue May 03, 2011 2:13 pm

What makes me smile is the Chevrolet Cruze that Huffy has got on WTCC is a turbo
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Wed May 04, 2011 6:53 am

Silverlines choice, were probably expecting more teething troubles and opting to stay with a trusted spec. Oulton Park should level things out abit.
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Wed May 04, 2011 9:12 pm

I wondered how long this may take but there has been alot of Plato ranting making for a good watch though as the field changes.
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Wed May 04, 2011 9:48 pm

they had to do something, the turbo cars were munching the N/A's
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Wed May 04, 2011 9:58 pm

0.1 bar isnt a huge amount of boost to reduce hough will it make that much of a difference?
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PostSubject: Re: New boost limit for turbos in btcc   Thu May 05, 2011 9:00 pm

Apparently it's actually helped with launching the car off the line and powering out of corners, less spin. It's actually given them even more advantage!

I do think the BTCC this year is a bit Plato-obsessed, always going to him for interviews in/out car and suddenly out of nowhere in the middle of a race you'll hear 'Let's see how Plato's getting on!'. Don't get me wrong, great driver, lot of respect for him, but there's a line lol! So I think the reduction may be to reduce his tantrums a bit.

It'll be interesting to see how the turbo's compare on the more technical circuits though IMO, first race of the season was won by an NA, the next two circuits were a lot faster paced.

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