Originally Posted by Alex1911
not a great loss IMO..
Not a great loss? This may be true, but every team, driver, brand, car etc. is an important part from a motorsport championship. That leson had learned it when I wrote the same for the RML departure from the series(in the TCT comment scetions). So it's true that Alex MacDowall is not a big loss in terms of perfomance and driver skils, as he didn't impress with something big(like a win for example), but as part of the grid - it is a big loss.
And many drivers departed from BTCC in these past months and they are a big loss for the series - Chilton, Nash, Boardman and MacDowall left and several talented drivers like O'Neil may also follow the same fate due to either sponsorship issues, unable to find another team/car or pursuing other opportunities.