and at snett today all the teams have been allowed a boost increase except honda, the honda is 9mph slower on the straights.Matt Neal however, I think his favourite word must be "boost". I'm not sure if it was Croft where he said the Honda's were 7mph slower by the end of the pit straight, strange really as I thought they looked quite competetive.
Hasn't that just reversed what happened earlier in the season so they are back to all being the same now?and at snett today all the teams have been allowed a boost increase except honda, the honda is 9mph slower on the straights.
Neal is within his rights to moan about boost.
This is not about the best team or the best car, its about so called affordability and encouraging more private entries and television.
that bad luck is another crappy toca part, the aluminium flexi fuel line and could have happened to any car in the session. It was the fuel hitting and igniting on the turbo that caused this extent of the fire.At least the "bad luck" has moved to the Hondas:
the honda's run such a small amount of boost if it was lowered any more it would not be worth having a turbo on the car.Hasn't that just reversed what happened earlier in the season so they are back to all being the same now?
MG had their boost cut but Honda didn't earlier in the year.
This was how it was calculated originally in February, which explains why different cars are at different levels.BTCC Technical Director Peter Riches added: “It's a two-stage programme; firstly, we've flow-tested all the engine heads used by all teams in order to establish the baseline engine values and their respective boost levels for the start of the year.
“Then after two rounds the defined mathematical calculation kicks in and will determine if – and by how much – any adjustments should be made to boost levels of any engines for the next event. It's an automatic process and is almost exactly the same methodology and system used in the World Touring Car Championship, except they use weight adjustments and we use boost adjustments.
“The strength of the test programme and adoption of the on-going boost calculation is that everything has been done with the full support of all our teams and engine builders.
“The calculation figures are currently being finalised in conjunction with all the teams and once done it's very much a 'set it and forget it' job… the numbers will simply and clearly provide the straightforward answer to any adjustments to be made during the season. It's an entirely transparent process to ensure the performance levels of the relevant S2000-turbo and NGTC cars are equalised during the season and not open to any subjective opinion or debate – it just happens.”
No, did you not notice the "" marksWindy, did you really say the Civic was stylish? It's bloody hideous! ...
Fair enough i guess some teams have a lot more money then others for research and what not sometimes i do think the officials put there fingers in to much though.That was the cause of the field dropping so drastically and BTCC nearly folding. They have to control the costs whilst making it competitive in this day and age to get the teams to enter.