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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 19:00 Thread Starter
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Thruxton and MG 888 aren't doing very well

According to the result pages on the BTCC website MG and 888 aren't doing very well at all.

The car is very uncompetitive.


P/ No/ Independent/ Driver/ Car/ Gap/ Best/

23. 40 M Aron Taylor-Smith MG6 GT 1.090 1:17.130

29. 23 M Daniel Lloyd MG6 GT 1.420 1:17.460

Race 1

P/ No/ Independent/ Driver/ Car/ Laps/ Gap/ Best/

20. 40 M Aron Taylor-Smith MG6 GT 16 21.023 1:18.424

21. 23 M Daniel Lloyd MG6 GT 16 21.373 1:18.504

Race 2

P/ No/ Independent/ Driver/ Car/ Laps/ Gap/ Best/

27. 40 M Aron Taylor-Smith MG6 GT 6 20.190 1:19.161

DNF 23 M Daniel Lloyd MG6 GT 0 6 laps

Race 3

P/ No/ Independent/ Driver/ Car/ Laps/ Gap/ Best/

25. 40 M Aron Taylor-Smith MG6 GT 16 41.519 1:18.940

DNF 23 M Daniel Lloyd MG6 GT 5 15 laps

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 20:49
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To be fair it is an old car while the drivers are young and inexperienced.

Taylor-Smith improved his position in every race and I was surprised to see Lloyd out again after his crash.
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You can't just say the car is not competitive without backing it up.

Have you even been watching the BTCC?

In qualifying the cars throughout the whole grid are very close generally, the qualifying for this weekend was still close, only 1.odd seconds between the top cars and most of the rear markers.

The field is closer than it ever has been, with a lot of rookies or newer drivers that were always mid pack or back markers now running at the front or winning. Mostly due to the balancing of cars on the grid with all the tweaks and performance boosts or reductions to various cars or teams.

The car has undergone full upgrade to the RML specs as are the other cars, new drivers again getting used to a new car to them, add everything up and it's no wonder teams are struggling and others now are running better than they have done.

Also accidents that have involved the 888 cars have cost points and places due to a number of reasons, the same as happens to other teams.

Look at Plato in his Subaru, he is really struggling with the car this season so it's not just 888 MG that are the only ones having trouble.

All of the cars are so competitive bow it's hard to qualify as well as everyone would like, hopefully they will get a grip on the new set up and make it work better and start improving.

Some of it is pure bad luck, last race weekend at Donnington Dan showed some amazing pace and was starting to pick places up then an incident sent him off.

There has been a lot of bashing 888/MG over the years they have been running the 6 from fans etc.

Yes they are struggling at the moment we can see that but there is more to it than the car is old hat and can't compete imo.
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Asides looking like an MG6 mechanically its VERY different, suspension and
drive train is totally bespoke.
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