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Off with Stuart to watch touring cars at Silverstone tomorrow , particularly PLATO in the MG , as Stu has an MG Trophy . Should get right into the centre area and get welcome and coffee via the MG club stand :P .
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Plato is just amazing to watch live as opposed to on the TV . He won the first race with others right up his boot . Second race , he had weight piled on his car but until the last couple of laps was well in front THEN the engine died on him or so it looked . That mean't an engine change from 2-30pm up to 5-17pm ready for the final race :o Amazing what the right guys can do in a couple of hours :!:
He started 19th on the grid due to the DNF but without any weight penalties now . Watching him find his way through those 18 cars in front of him was a real lesson on race driving technique to all the other drivers and us spectating :shock: and without touching any other car on his way ---------- brilliant for MG , a Chinese car but still an English badge , designed , built and run by English engineers :D
I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
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Re: Silverstone

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stylussprinter wrote:Plato is just amazing to watch live as opposed to on the TV.
Still a "bit of a knob" though... but then that is BTCC for you.

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DH2 wrote:
stylussprinter wrote:Plato is just amazing to watch live as opposed to on the TV.
Still a "bit of a knob" though... but then that is BTCC for you.
Not sure what '' knob '' means but I'm only interested in his driving ability --- if you mean the shunting around between certain drivers at the last meeting ---- he got shunted from behind by '' a driver '' always complaing about driving standards . In my book , Plato replied in kind --- exactly as I would have done. If you can't take it , don't dish it out :lol:

Perhaps we're talking about different things though :?:
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stylussprinter wrote: Not sure what '' knob '' means but I'm only interested in his driving ability --- if you mean the shunting around between certain drivers at the last meeting ---- he got shunted from behind by '' a driver '' always complaing about driving standards . In my book , Plato replied in kind --- exactly as I would have done. If you can't take it , don't dish it out :lol:
This is everything that is wrong about BTCC - these guys get alot of media coverage, and should be setting an example, yet the driving standards are often abysmal. Jason Potato is even a BRDC driving standards mentor to young drivers (or some such), which is frankly comedic - yes he is clearly a capable driver, but alot of the attitudes in BTCC stink. "Rubbing is racing" ? Erm, no, no it really isn't.

The Porsche support series is, on the whole, much better, since the driving standards there put the BTCC to shame.

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Yes , certainly have to agree regarding purposely pushing/rubbing the opposition . Suppose I was ignoring that , since it's happened for ever right back to Read's time and others and was more or less accepted as part of '' touring '' cars :roll:
The only way it'll stop is by punishing drivers with total loss of points for that race BUT I wouldn't want to be the steward who decides which was accidental (braking error etc) and which was totally aggressive :wink:
Take your point though :)
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