Originally Posted by ivaneurope
And another fact - in STCC(the other championship eligible for NGTC) there is no NGTC cars on the field. The other championship using 1.6T S2000 engines is the Chineese.
STCC only moved to the rule set this year, so it's far too early to make any assumtions there. Remember when NGTC was first taken up in the UK there were no full NGTC cars at the start of the first seaon.
I don't think there's any need for such negativity on this either, with so many spec parts any cars that are quick now, should be quick 5 years down the line as there's no significant rule changes planned for a minimum of 5 years. It means for 5 years your gonna have people building and racing cars, that can only be used in BTCC, and won't go out of date or become obsolete. In 5 years anyone driving todays Honda or MG will have confidence that the car is competetive. Not to mention it's now meant teams can build cars that previously couldn't.
I think these rules have been a success so far and i see them staying long past the 5 years planned.
With WTCC going to more bizare locations and missing many of the traditional bases for large touring car support, and going with a more expencive engine. It's BTCC that's becoming more relevant, and WTCC less so as far as i'm concerned.