April Fool article which pwned Pat Pending and duped Dupré: "four MG6s in BTCC and MG3 in WRC in 2014"

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    April Fool article which pwned Pat Pending and duped Dupré: "four MG6s in BTCC and MG3 in WRC in 2014"

    Post by patpending on Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:09 am

    http://www.leblogauto.com/2013/03/2014-mg-sattaque-au-wrc-et-double-la-mise-en-btcc.html (thanks Arnaud Dupré)

    EDIT Arnaud, I have heard of "poisson d'avril" but we are not April Fishes, we are April WHALES! Wink

    Mise à jour : le 1er avril, nous aimons bien explorer un peu les environs de la réalité pour voir ce qui pourrait s’y passer… Le 2 avril 2013, MG n’a pas annoncé sa participation en WRC

    (thanks Morris Motors)

    le double visage-main!




    [LIE MODE}

    Currently, the BTCC is the only competition where MG is officially now. There is not even a racing MG in China! The current contract with Triple Eight runs until the end of the year. The manufacturer took the opportunity at the opening round at Brands Hatch , to lift a corner of the veil on its plans in 2014. The big news is the return to WRC. The manufacturer has a long history in rallying. MG Metro Turbo Group B MG ZR S1600, without forgetting the MG B private or ephemeral MG3 S1600. In 2014, will produce MG S2000, based on the MG3, for WRC-2. One way to mark the occasion for the arrival of MG in continental Europe, also in 2014.
    Who will make it? Will there be a road version of the racing MG3? For now, information is scarce. Moreover, in the sketch, the MG3 has a "Chinese" front end (the European version, launched this summer will be different as already seen .)



    In addition, there will be a Triple Eight "B" team. The current LHD MG6 BTCC will be "recycled". In 2014, Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff will have two new cars. The former will therefore be entrusted to the sister team (and driven by pupils of the KX Momentum Academy?)



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    Re: April Fool article which pwned Pat Pending and duped Dupré: "four MG6s in BTCC and MG3 in WRC in 2014"

    Post by Windy on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:40 am

    patpending wrote:In addition, there will be a Triple Eight "B" team.
    Will they be as successful as Red Bull and Toro Roso?

    And what will they be called, 888 and ... what is 888 in Chinese - 888?

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    Post by Roverman on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:50 am

    The MG3 as pictured doesn't have the Chinese front end, it has the Zero front end.
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    Post by Windy on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:44 am

    patpending wrote:http://www.leblogauto.com/2013/03/btcc-2013-a-brands-hatch-indy-mg-day.html
    I enjoyed their commentary on the weekends BTCC!

    The crazies are again released! Simple outsider in 2012, the MG6 of Triple Eight are now the figure of scarecrows.
    ...
    Jordan returns to the MG6. The two drivers engage in a 'chicken race '... That ends in the sandbox (below)



    How did Jordon get out of the sandbox and get on the podium with a tyre missing scratch

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    Post by snifferdog1 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:25 pm

    I found those pics on the Chinese version of goolge (baidu?!) over a year ago.

    Seems very unreliable info to me.
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    Post by mg-zs on Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:23 pm

    Love to see this all happening.
    But with poor sale.
    I doubt this all will happend
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    Post by patpending on Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:44 pm

    mg-zs wrote:Love to see this all happening.
    But with poor sale.
    I doubt this all will happend
    Reminds me of the idea for a Rover DTM car.

    back.
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    Post by mg-zs on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:14 pm

    they did a zt dtm version
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    Post by patpending on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:41 am

    mg-zs wrote:they did a zt dtm version
    the car was never made.

    As you can see, it's a different Post-It on the same sketch.



    It was the Rover which appeared in the German press. Most Germans thought the company had died in 2000 and had never seen an MG saloon.

    But by the start of the season, the project was stillborn.

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    Post by Morris Motors on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:44 am

    I'm not sure if you realise but I think the original article was an April Fools joke - its been updated with "Updated: April 1st, we like to explore a bit around to see the reality of what could happen there ... On 2 April 2013, MG has not announced its participation in the WRC."
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    Post by patpending on Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:38 am

    Morris Motors wrote:I'm not sure if you realise but I think the original article was an April Fools joke - its been updated with "Updated: April 1st, we like to explore a bit around to see the reality of what could happen there ... On 2 April 2013, MG has not announced its participation in the WRC."

    D'oh! My April Fool's joke was about BTCC also!
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    Post by mg-zs on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:12 pm

    patpending wrote:
    mg-zs wrote:they did a zt dtm version
    the car was never made.

    As you can see, it's a different Post-It on the same sketch.



    It was the Rover which appeared in the German press. Most Germans thought the company had died in 2000 and had never seen an MG saloon.

    But by the start of the season, the project was stillborn.

    I think they made just 1

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    Post by Morris Motors on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:47 am

    They made *something* like that - its on display at the Longbridge visitor centre.

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    Post by snifferdog1 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:55 am

    You mean the MG dreadnought ZT thing?? Ive got a pic somewhere.

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    Post by Morris Motors on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:03 am

    Yeah thats it - built for the German race series but never got there. 380bhp or something silly, it looks much like that artists impression and in full X-Power colours.

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    Post by mg-zs on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:25 am

    This is a completly diff Zt
    This was/is Dreadnought his Zt
    Race in Scotland and in MGCC.
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    Post by Windy on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:02 pm

    mg-zs wrote:This is a completly diff Zt
    This was/is Dreadnought his Zt
    Race in Scotland and in MGCC.
    I think Dreadnought garage bought a DTM ZT body shell that MGR had built but not completed, they then built it up with a V8 engine and one of their own superchargers to build the 500bhp Dreadnought race car which they raced for a year or so and then "gave" to the Longbridge visitor centre. They were intending to run some MG6s in the BTCC, guess they may yet run an MG second team although there doesn't seem to be any space left in the BTCC grid!
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    Post by mg-zs on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:53 pm

    Dreadnough has raced the Zt before 2008
    2008 was my first year of MGLive.
    Was racing there.
    And Paul raced the Zt before in Scotland

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