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    ... National Exhibition Centre - Birmingham - This coming weekend.... !!!

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    VAUXHALL TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW 2007 BTCC RACER ON 11/01/2007
    Issued by Vauxhall / VXRacing:

    Vauxhall has announced it will be introducing a brand new car for its 2007 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign – the Vauxhall Vectra Hatchback.

    The decision will mean extensive development, but the introduction of Super 2000 rules for the new season made that inevitable. In response, the team has been working around the clock building the new model from scratch. Preliminary reviews are cautiously optimistic.

    “For the last four months we’ve slept and worked and that’s it!” said VX Racing’s Technical Director, John Morton. “The new regulations have given us a real headache. Now we have to design around standard road-car parts, which means designing a lot of things from scratch.

    “Because of that, we can’t predict how some parts are going to behave as we haven’t had any race experience with them, but the Vectra definitely has advantages over the Astra – mainly aerodynamics.”

    The Luton-based manufacturer’s decision to use the Vectra was made after extensive trials using the new S2000 rules.

    “We’ve tested the various potential models - the Astra, Vectra and even the Corsa,” said VX Racing Brand Manager, Stuart Harris. “Technically, and from an aerodynamic point of view, we decided the Vectra gave us the best possibility.

    “2007 is going to be a tough year with another new car to develop and get on stream. The only team who won’t be at a disadvantage is SEAT. Their car is the same as last year and they will benefit from the World Touring Car development, whereas we have to do it all ourselves. We’ve got an incredibly professional and hard-working team, though, and I know they are throwing everything at this project.”

    Last month Banbury-based VX Racing confirmed the continuation of Tom Chilton, of Reigate, and Italy’s Fabrizio Giovanardi as the two works drivers.

    The new car is set to be unveiled at the Autosport International Show on January 11th.

    >>>>>>> I will try and get some pictures as well....
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    Emma and I are going on the Sunday all booked in for the live show at 10.30, Christmas present from the future father in law,

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    Diana and I are going with some good friends (who happen to be over at our house that weekend).... booked for Saturday 13th and the show at 13:30

    Cant wait to see the new Vectra Touring Car...
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    ... anyone else interested ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Cant wait to see the new Vectra Touring Car...

    Same here, the Vectra B was a force to be reckoned with so hoping the C will be of equal stature, if not in the first season then starting from the second one.

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    was going on Friday until work got in the way...

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    hi,

    ill be going sunday first thing if mate of mine gets down to mine in time.
    gonna try and get there about 9am.
    cant wait to see the btcc veccy,now i know they are using this i will be going more often to watch the btcc.

    should be a good day at the show.

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    is anyone else suprised that they've opted to go with the hatchback and not the saloon?? i thought they usually preferred the saloon variation, have no idea why though. have the aerodynamics that are mentioned anything to do with it?

    would've loved to go and see the unveiling, but can't make it.

    bring us back lots of pics

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    I thought they used the saloon because the body was stiffer?

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