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Old 26 Apr 2023, 09:43 (Ref:4153049)   #26
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Old 28 Apr 2023, 19:22 (Ref:4153395)   #27
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This isn’t my album but it’s a great collection of pictures from a somewhat forgotten event, the 2004 Super Touring Challenge at Snetterton.

Does anyone remember this event? It’s possibly a tenuous suggestion but it could be regarded as the last time we saw any kind of competitive super tourers take to the track in the UK, since there were several entries from the Norwegian Touring Car Championship which was still using ST cars.

I find this an interesting era for ST cars, the ‘wilderness years’ if you like, i.e. between the end of the BTCC ST years and the beginning of ‘historic’ ST races from around 2009. I’m sure there are many of us here who enjoyed seeing the cars being campaigned in club championships or the excellent Formula Saloons series.

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Old 29 Apr 2023, 11:18 (Ref:4153497)   #28
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Was this an international event? Several Swedish ST cars.
Also Dutch Vege series.
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Old 29 Apr 2023, 15:21 (Ref:4153594)   #29
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Just a BARC event with the Vege series making a guest appearance. Overseas series have raced in the UK on occasion; Portuguese Caterhams and Norwegian Chrysler Neons being examples.
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Old 29 Apr 2023, 16:40 (Ref:4153615)   #30
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Was this an international event? Several Swedish ST cars.
It was a one-off event born from the Formula Saloons series. FS had already been the home to a number of STs but that series folded in 2004 after a poorly supported first round. Entries came from the ex-FSaloon regulars plus a handful of overseas invites.
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Old 3 May 2023, 09:51 (Ref:4154296)   #31
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Always a favourite of mine from back in the day (but I am biased).
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Old 3 May 2023, 12:41 (Ref:4154319)   #32
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Old 3 May 2023, 17:14 (Ref:4154356)   #33
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Always a favourite of mine from back in the day (but I am biased).
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Old 3 May 2023, 17:15 (Ref:4154357)   #34
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Old 12 May 2023, 15:21 (Ref:4155719)   #35
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Old 12 May 2023, 17:31 (Ref:4155735)   #36
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Yep, Graham Goode and Mike Newman for GGR in 1990. Shortly before Petronas offered Goode big money to run at Johor in Malaysia for 1992-1994. It ended up being developed into something even faster than the Group A spec cars and was eventually banned for it. An ex-Jim Richards R32 couldn't even touch it, although Goode was of a higher level than a lot of the South East Asian competition of the time. It apparently did 0-140mph in 16 seconds.


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Old 23 May 2023, 16:47 (Ref:4157604)   #37
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1980 DRM Norisring Division 1

a certain John Fitzpatrick doing well and those beasts really struggle in the wet

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Old 3 Jun 2023, 17:04 (Ref:4159533)   #38
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1981 BTCC season

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Old 16 Jun 2023, 19:16 (Ref:4164049)   #39
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porper single make racing, this cars ae awesome

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Old 18 Jun 2023, 09:04 (Ref:4164320)   #40
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1977 DRM last round at Nurburgring, how spectacular this cars were

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Old 20 Jun 2023, 10:03 (Ref:4164746)   #41
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1979 British Saloon, notice how much input the drivers have to make to stay on the road,a young Andy Rouse is interviewed too

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Old 24 Jun 2023, 21:50 (Ref:4165218)   #42
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Biased because it's an Alfa winning and this is what I grew up watching. Outdated car, fairly independent at the time, and taking it to the fully-fledged factory BMWs. Possibly looking at this with rose-tinted glasses but I still think mid-00s S2000 was the 'best' era of TC racing, even if Class 1 and 2 were more bombastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyCXJaxTv1Y

Might also be that I never grew up with it, but Class 2 looked amazing too...BMW vs Alfa, the rivalry of the century.

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Old 26 Jun 2023, 22:48 (Ref:4165617)   #43
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Mariano Werner fixing his drink tube while driving his TCPK Hilux to victory https://twitter.com/Campeonesnet/sta...51716844994561

Also, you can say a lot of things of TC cars... but the sound of their engines is top tier.
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Old 29 Jun 2023, 10:45 (Ref:4165828)   #44
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Might also be that I never grew up with it, but Class 2 looked amazing too...BMW vs Alfa, the rivalry of the century.

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Officially the winning margin was 0.000! De Simone pipped Giovanardi on the line for his only win of the season. I assume it was awarded to the BMW racer by checking a photo finish system.
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Old 4 Jul 2023, 18:05 (Ref:4166742)   #45
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Officially the winning margin was 0.000! De Simone pipped Giovanardi on the line for his only win of the season. I assume it was awarded to the BMW racer by checking a photo finish system.
Dangerous to play the assumption game when it comes to Italians. Even more so when an Alfa is involved

But yes, De Simone was rightfully awarded his first win.
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Old 6 Jul 2023, 02:00 (Ref:4166904)   #46
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Officially the winning margin was 0.000! De Simone pipped Giovanardi on the line for his only win of the season. I assume it was awarded to the BMW racer by checking a photo finish system.
This is the closest finish on the TC to date (iirc) its only 0.0016, in Buenos Aires 2005.
The winner was Rafael Berna (on the blue car) because the sensor was installed on in front of the rear axle, while Silva's car (Red one) was after of the rear axle.
After that race, it was ruled that the sensors should be after the rear axle, same as Silva's car.
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are this awesome or what ?
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1994 to 1996 South African super touring is on tube


the grids were of course much smaller than BTCC but the racing was just as fierce
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