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There was only one Type R dominating.... (archive)

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Posted by Nick on June 12, 2000 at 12:45:26:

In Reply to: UK touring cars vs. Speed Vision's question posted by PeterE on June 12, 2000 at 08:07:35:

And that was Klienenburgs I was at that race at Mosport at different corners throughout,the other three (Type R's) ran second (with e36/e46)bimmers nipping at his heels for 98% of the race) , in the middle of the pack and dead last.....and they were all identically prepared by realtime. Thus the drivers were seriously the factors....although there was a sunfire of all things that impressed the hell outta me...
Even the announcers/analysts were saying Pierre K was beating everybody cause he was driving the hell out of the car.
If you were at the race you would see the bimmer drivers light up brake lights/braking wayyy earlier for the corners than everyone else. That was a big factor as the TypeR's seemed to brake very late (better handling? I don't know?) Also the 328Ci was running it's first race so that was just a testing ground for them to see if it was durable...more speed/handling yet to come
And like everyone says those are euro M3 engines bumped up to 360hp with STOCK brakes.(In the GT class)
I did't see any Type R's in the BTCC but that is a whole different game from stock

I am watching Speed Vision's World Challenge #2 on Saturday night, and the Integra Type R's are dominating the E-36's while a E-46 built by TC-Kline is competitive. Then right after that, the BTCC comes on and 3 Ford Mondeos are handing an Accord and a Type R their asses to them. Wassup with that? Aren't Mondeos Contour SVT's? Does this mean a juiced up Contour can run with an ///M? Anyone know the rules differences on what you can do with the motors in BTCC that you can't do in the World Challenge? I also heard that the ///Ms running in the GT division in the World Challenge get to run with superchargers so that they are competitive with the Vipers and big-block Ford and GM cars. Is that true?

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