Now it’s time to get together all those crazy ideas (and a few sensible ones) together over the winter as we build up the start of the 2013 season. Some of these rumours might be worth something, did anyone expect the MG deal to come together this time last year?
Firstly, Tony Hughes has retired from the BTCC but will remain involved at Speedworks. Paul O’Neill said at Knockhill that Tony was looking to sponsor him for 2013 and Tony himself has suggested Paul will be in the car. There is also a suggestion that Speedworks will ditch the Avensis for new machinery (there may be a pair of MGs up for grabs soon, there may also be Vauxhalls and Hondas available).
There is also a rumour that Dynamics will switch to the WTCC and become the ‘other’ Honda team?
Tony Gilham will run 2 Insignias and possibly the Civic as a budget rookie option. Thorney will build more cars and they have a title sponsor.
The Motorbase S2000 Fords are for sale, as is the AmD Golf as both teams intend to run NGTC cars.
WSR/Ebay Motors intend to run full NGTC cars and they have the facilities to build their own.