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2011 British Touring Car Championship

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Chris Rees, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Some of you may already be aware of this (as its quite old news) but thought i would post this anyway for anyone that was unaware.

    Snetterton is undergoing track modifications over the winter and a couple of new conguration of circuits is being built. The 300, 200 and 100.

    BTCC has already announced that they will be using the 300 (extended) circuit when they visit in August 2011.

    Im loving the new plans, take a look -

  2. I quite like the look of that - the original track was a bit boring to watch really
  3. I dislike this. The infield is like a flat karting style section. Will be dull with touring cars IMO.
  4. A couple of the corners looks pretty 'sweeping' and its not taking anything away from the old circuit as it rejoins at the top of Revett straight. Im getting excited as its quite close to me and if i have enough cash in the new year im gonna do a trackday there again.
  5. Yeh saw that the other day in touring car times, great news! Got a feeling theres going to be quite a few new names on the grid in 2011.

    You seen that is it Arena are going to be using a new shape focus as well. Tom Chilton has been helping building it :)
  6. It would seem that racing simulations are becoming an increasingly popular way of testing new layouts for race tracks around the world, as MotorSportVision, the owners of the Snetterton circuit in England, have proved.

    The company, run by former F1 driver Johnathan Palmer, owns such circuits in the UK as Oulton Park, Brands Hatch and the Bedford Autodrome, and recently revealed plans to upgrade Snetterton to an FIA Grade 2 circuit. This involves changes to the layout, making the track longer with a few more slow corners, and upgrading the track's facilities to a higher standard.

    An interesting aspect of this to us sim racers is that MSV appear to have been testing the new layout in simulators. Autosport quoted Palmer in this article as saying:
    MSV has also released a video of what appears to be a Formula Two car doing test laps around a virtual representation of the new circuit. The track is not very detailed, obviously - it is clear to the knowledgeable viewer that this was created to a very basic level in Bob's Track Builder - but all the same, it makes for interesting viewing and gives a good impression of what it will be like to see cars going around the new sections of track when they are eventually built.

    To help you along, here are the plans for the upcoming modificatons:
  7. New track looks more interesting than the old one, and gets rid of the silly final chicane that ruins the flow of the lap.
  8. Wow very cool
  9. Cool, but I hope they keep the old parts operational at the same time.....it's nice to have a choice of layouts available.
    Maybe this article should be passed onto the guys trying to get Bathurst modified so as to bring motorcycles back to the mountain?
    Maybe MA (Motorcycling Australia) could run a competition for sim-track builders to come up with a new layout for the bike track....
  10. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Great idea Lee!
  11. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff

    you can see from the track map and the video that there are 3 layouts in that plan as it stands.

    a tiny Layout with just the new section, the almost original one with the chicane out and the new hairpin leading into a left to the original back straight and of course the full one.

    If you look as the car comes out of the hairpin that the road peels away onto the old layout.

    All 3 look great to me.
  12. Love Snetts, go there yearly for BTCC, amazing circuit IMO, it has a lovely techy part at the end of the lap with the pit straight up there, watching in BTCC was brilliant, sounds incredible the new part though
  13. Is it me or does Video look hugely like a BTB created track?
  14. I mentioned that in the article, Lee... :)
  15. Wow sorry missed that :redface:
  16. Craig Stevenson

    Craig Stevenson
    Premium Member

    Does anyone know the deal with ticket pricing at Donington, there are two tickets available for the Sunday race, ADULT SUNDAY £25.00 and SUNDAY GRANDSTAND £10.00, if you have an ADULT SUNDAY £25.00 ticket does that mean you DON'T have access to the Stands and if you have the SUNDAY GRANDSTAND £10.00 ticket does that mean you ONLY have access to the Stands, to get FULL access do you need both tickets?

    As WTCC is also at Donington this year We're also looking at going to watch that, do WTCC tickets compare with BTCC or are they silly money prices like F1?

  17. WTCC is at Brands as per usual this year.
  18. A general entry ticket will get you in. If you have a stand ticket, that'll get you into the stands. You will need an entry ticket regardless if you a stand ticket or not.

    As far as I know, WTCC is at Donington according to a contact who deals with Media for Donington Events.
  19. Craig Stevenson

    Craig Stevenson
    Premium Member

    WTCC is at Donington this year on 16th and 17th July according to both WTCC and Donington web sites.

    Thanks for info Nick.