Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:02
Anyhow, I was wondering why the BTCC field had to be propped up with Super Production cars in the 2000 season (and later)... What happened to the masses of 2 L specification cars constructed from 1991 to 1999? Is there a reason they weren't out there en masse in the hands of privateers ranging from professional squads to club racers in 1993 model cars driving their BTCC dream on a shoestring?
Posted 17 September 2009 - 15:42
Posted 17 September 2009 - 20:44
They were outlawed by new regs weren't they?
Not until 2001- the new regs didn't come in until then, and even with the 2001 'BTC-Touring' regs replacing the 'Supertouring' regs, the Production class stayed on until 2003.
There were any number of ex-BTCC 2-litre cars being raced at club level, but I suspect costs might have been the issue- certainly the number of privateer entries in the championship dwindled through the 90's as the number of factory-backed cars increased
Edited by Kevan, 17 September 2009 - 20:45.
Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:58
Posted 18 September 2009 - 20:44
Expensive cars to run, limited spares, manufacturers not interested in supplying parts or cars. Probably all factors for demise of both.