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Old 1 Jun 2020, 19:26 (Ref:3979691)   #6136
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Everybody else's crap has next to no range.
The Jaguar iPace has a range of 292 miles
The VW iD.3 has a range of 260 miles for the base model (there will be a version that does over 300 miles but that's not available in the UK until later in the year)
The Ford Mustang also has a range of 260 miles for the base model, or 370 miles if you upgrade the battery.

So all three are good enough to take Dominic Cummings to Durham without stopping.
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Old 1 Jun 2020, 19:28 (Ref:3979693)   #6137
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Govt have given the go ahead to two British GPs in early August, which means clashing with 2 BTCC rounds. I think we have already spoken on this thread about the difficulties in getting enough marshals to run multiple big events on the same weekend. Could TOCA's announcement be a revised calendar.
Turns out it was, but only to swap the GP and Indy layouts around at Brands Hatch.
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Old 1 Jun 2020, 22:54 (Ref:3979707)   #6138
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I wonder if Speedworks have acquired a particular Italian Hatch to go testing hybrid systems with? It was available and turnkey with little extra value than its parts so with hybridised as-is or gut to make their old Avensis a runner once again?
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I wonder if Speedworks have acquired a particular Italian Hatch to go testing hybrid systems with? It was available and turnkey with little extra value than its parts so with hybridised as-is or gut to make their old Avensis a runner once again?
Avensis makes perfect sense. Tried and trusted.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 09:27 (Ref:3979742)   #6140
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Formula E is incredibly slow. Racing on track sizes more suited to karting helps hide this for the most part.
0-62 in 2.8 secs and 174mph top speed. BTCC cars would love to be that quick.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 09:28 (Ref:3979743)   #6141
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The 2 British GPs are now confirmed for the first two weeks in August. Clashing with Donington and Brands.
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I wonder if Speedworks have acquired a particular Italian Hatch to go testing hybrid systems with? It was available and turnkey with little extra value than its parts so with hybridised as-is or gut to make their old Avensis a runner once again?
I guess there are a number of factors to consider.

If the internals need to be stripped back extensively to fit the hybrid components, why pull apart a complete car?
If the hybrid system is to be tested alongside a non-hybrid equivalent, then a car of which only one was built is not suitable.

I'm personally not seeing the logic of taking on another chassis when they already have a chassis that they have extensive knowledge of, and other examples exist that they could acquire if more spares or comparison is needed (including one with HMS).
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 09:49 (Ref:3979752)   #6143
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Maybe they prefer concentrating on developing their car for the season ahead. No use testing something now when they need to focus on the current car more than ever. I don't think Speedworks see the hybrid as a top priority at the moment
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 10:19 (Ref:3979766)   #6144
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Not sure why anyone would think anyone would invest money in an old chassis just to develop a hybrid system. Any old test hack would do pretty much as long as it can go round and round cheaply within a few secs of the pace.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 11:08 (Ref:3979783)   #6145
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Brands has switched layouts. The GP track will now be used in August and the Indy in November.

No option tyre at events either. Medium compound all tracks except http://www.btcc.net/2020/06/01/layou...e-regulations/
Think GP certainly works better as the season finale but fair enough in these circumstances.

Very pleased about the removal of the option tyre, really think it will be an improvement that way.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 11:41 (Ref:3979789)   #6146
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Maybe they prefer concentrating on developing their car for the season ahead. No use testing something now when they need to focus on the current car more than ever. I don't think Speedworks see the hybrid as a top priority at the moment
But they've been assigned the testing duties.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 11:50 (Ref:3979794)   #6147
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I'm not sure 'any old test hack' would go down well with Cosworth/Gow?
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I'm not sure 'any old test hack' would go down well with Cosworth/Gow?
Probably not. But with the Avenisis sitting there doing nothing they've got their test car - so no bother
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 13:24 (Ref:3979830)   #6149
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With everything that has been going on, it’s probably best this project is paused while everyone sorts themselves out. Maybe the project will be tested at the end of the season or the start of next season, who knows? Getting through this season is more important
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 13:26 (Ref:3979831)   #6150
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Probably not. But with the Avenisis sitting there doing nothing they've got their test car - so no bother
LOL, the Avensis would be exactly that. It doesn’t mean it’s shoddy, just that none of TOCA, team or Cosworth etc. are going to be wanting to spend more than necessary to do the job.

The more they spend on development, the more they’ll have to recover in ongoing costs.
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