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Ciceley to race a Mercedes… A-Class

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  • #133626
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    Keith Collantine
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    Ciceley Racing are going to enter a Mercedes in the BTCC next year:

    http://www.btcc.net/html/generalnews_detail.php?id=3565

    Though it’s undoubtedly a good thing to see another manufacturer being represented, it’s a shame they’re using an A-Class instead of one of Mercedes’ racier models.

    In the DTM they have M3s and C-Classes, the BTCC’s 1 Series and A-Classes are making it look rather like a supermarket car park championship.

    #242042
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    Jarred Walmsley
    Participant

    Not sure if you’ve seen it, but the A45 is a spectacularly racy car, 355hp 450NM, most powerful 2L engine in the world, 0-100 in 4.6sec. Sounds fantastic, can’t wait to see a race verison.

    #242043
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    Force Maikel
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    Not a big fan of mercedes in general but the A class is far above a supermarket car park racer. I’m looking to own one myself actually even though I’m not a mercedes fan.

    It will look more racier then any Renault Clio ever will I’m afraid.

    #242044
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    robk23
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    The Mercedes A Class is on my shortlist for my next new car in a couple of years so I’m pleased there will be a Merc in the BTCC next year. I don’t recall a Mercedes ever being raced in the BTCC before?

    #242045
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    George
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    Well, it’s better than a Passat…

    #242046
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    Carlitox
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    Looks very nice! Never seen a race-spec A-class before. However, I’m bored of C or E-classes for touring car series. It’s a very nice and different car.
    @force-maikel Well, here in my country these little buddies still race hard ;)

    http://historico.ovaciondigital.com.uy/09/07/13/96298_298.JPG

    #242047
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    Ratboy
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    Trouble is, everytime I think of the A-class I always remember the one rolling over in the moose test.
    with it being part of his Ciceley sponsorship why arent they using a Vito? or Unimog!

    #242048
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    ajokay
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    Thing is the DTM is far more a pseudo-GT championship than it is touring cars. This is more modern touring-car-y in my eyes.

    #242049

    In the DTM they have M3s and C-Classes, the BTCC’s 1 Series and A-Classes are making it look rather like a supermarket car park championship.

    The ‘British Supermarket Car Park Championship’ is possibly one of the greatest concepts ever.

    #242050
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    ajokay
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    ROUND ONE! SILVERSTONE!

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6095746

    *edit, not a Supermarket, but still, you get the idea.

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