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Featured BTCC: Knockhill Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Paul Jeffrey, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Welcome to the central discussion thread for the annual Scottish round of the British Touring Car Championship.


    Knockhill is one of those absolute gems of a circuit, seemingly untouched by modern times and offering a simple yet surprisingly challenging driving experience, the little track with the big heart never fails to throw up an exceptional weekend of racing action.

    The 2019 BTCC championship fight is really hotting up at the front of the grid, and with Knockhill such a short circuit, the lap times are always close and the risk of contact high.. this could well be a defining weekend for many of the drivers by the end of Sunday afternoon.

    Often a track suited to RWD machinery, but with the unpredictability of Scottish weather, the Knockhill race weekend is bound to be a highlight for many racing fans.

    Don't miss any of the action - this weekend should be fantastic!

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  2. ColinMac

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    Heading up there early Sunday morning. Hoping for a nice day. Perhaps some nice shots to follow - if I get any ...
     
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  3. MarcG

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    Sunday TV = SORTED!
     
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  4. Ross McGregor

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    Sunshine all the way this weekend!
     
  5. RobertGracie

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    I have been to knockhill a few times but I remember my dad going up there with his then company he worked for Digital who sponsored the race and he said the driving was incredible and it wrecked his phone because it was thunder and lightning and stuff but he got it replaced in the end via the company
     
  6. Craig Dunkley

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    Totally agree with you Paul reference the track ...I would be there for sure if I could use my darn legs...really looking forward to watching it with a pint and some sausage rolls :thumbsup:
     
  7. Spaldinio

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    Looking forward to being their Sunday. If you get a chance to blast round in the Palmers and Legends, take it. Last time for me was a weeks ago. We had wind, rain and sun in varying proportions - unbelievably good fun. Our weather is crap all year round, but it’s guaranteed to produce cracking racing this weekend.
     
  8. ColinMac

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    There wasn't much sun in Dunfermline today - fingers crossed for tomorrow !
     
  9. Ross McGregor

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    AS LONG AS IT’S DRY!!!!!

    Good going for Rory Butcher though, he dominated free practice and qualie. A home win would be nice.
     
  10. Alz_D

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    Does anybody else think that the driving standards have dropped off a bit this season? I know BTCC is all about a bit of rubbing and barging but this season seems that so many races have been decided by poor driving standards. I'm all for punishment for poor driving but it doesn't help drivers who's season can be decided by other peoples shat driving.
     
  11. MarcG

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    That Ginetta GT4 race was awesome.
     
  12. L22CHO

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    That last corner run-off saw more action than a stag do in Benidorm!!!
     
  13. Jonny Austin

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    Great incident filled racing as always.Such an easy track to make mistakes.
     
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  15. Michel Bélisle

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    I believe that, once upon a time, SimBin's GTR serie of games were featuring BTCC. I wish that Simbin/Sector 3 Studios could add BTCC cars and tracks to R3E or maybe to GTR3?

    I live in Canada and on occasion, I am lucky enough that my TV package allows me to catch races from all over Europe. I watched the race at Knockhill this weekend. I love the track and I love those BTCC cars. I would just hope that any company would feature that serie in some fashion or another.
     
  16. Ross McGregor

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  17. Shaun Clarke

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    Well what can I say? As Media person for TradePriceCars Racing, that last race, was amazing from Jake Hill.

    Awesome start, 2 x SC restarts that he has never done before from the front in a BTCC race, and Lights to Flag finish, and a "tip toe" in the gravel that put all our hearts in our mouths, what a drive.

    TPCR garage celebrated a lot, as you can image LOL

    I was unable to make the trip so had to watch from home, but had to take some screenies of the final race.

    Celebrations all evening.
     

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  18. ColinMac

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    Nice pics Ross - you had a good spot for all those wheelies ! :thumbsup:

    Was chilly in the morning, but the sun in the afternoon yesterday made it all worth it !
     
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  19. Ross McGregor

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    Inside of Duffus is the place to be!!
     
  20. ColinMac

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    We did take a wander down for some pics - none came out as good as yours tho! Loved it. Spent some time down at Clark's too. Great day out as always - my mate and I reckon we were there 20 years ago and loads of times in between!
     
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