2009 British Touring Car Championship

2009 British Touring Car Championship
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2009 ToCA Support series:
2009 Ginetta Junior Championship
2009 Porsche Carrera Cup GB
2009 Formula Renault UK
2009 Ginetta G50 Cup
2009 Renault Clio Cup UK
Colin Turkington became the first Northern Irish driver to win the Championship
Jason Plato came second, with only a 5-point margin
Italy’s Fabrizio Giovanardi came third in the championship, 4 points behind Jason Plato
Colin Turkington became the first Northern Irish winner of the championship. In addition, he wrapped up a third consecutive independents' driver title, with his Team RAC also picking up the Independent Teams Trophy.

The 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship season was the 52nd British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. It began at Brands Hatch on the Indy layout on 5 April and finished after 30 races over 10 events on the Grand Prix layout at Brands Hatch on 4 October. Colin Turkington won the championship for the first time, ahead of Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi.

The season also saw Airwaves BMW score their first win in the series when Rob Collard won the second race of the day at the opening meeting at Brands Hatch. The team seemed to have added a second win in race three as Jonathan Adam crossed the line first but he was demoted to second after making contact with Jason Plato handing Plato the win.

Andrew Jordan became the youngest driver to qualify on pole at Donington after team-mate Fabrizio Giovanardi was excluded for failing technical checks.

Also, Stephen Jelley took his first win in the series at the first race at Rockingham. He followed this up with another victory in race 3, a race that saw Tom Chilton become the first driver to score a podium position in a Ford Focus following a collision between Plato, Turkington and Plato's team mate James Nash.

At the final meeting at Brands Hatch, Chilton took pole position becoming the first Ford driver to do so since 2000. All three races were won by Jason Plato, becoming only the second driver to do so following Dan Eaves' hat-trick at Thruxton in 2005; but this was not enough to win the title. Colin Turkington became British Touring Car Champion for the first time, coincidentally becoming the first Northern Irishman to do so.

Former British Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert contested the final three meetings in a Team Dynamics Honda Civic.

Entry listEdit

Team Car No Drivers Rounds
Constructor Entries
  VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra 1   Fabrizio Giovanardi All
5   Matt Neal All
77   Andrew Jordan All
Independent Constructor Entries
  Team Aon Ford Focus ST 6   Tom Onslow-Cole 5, 8–10
10   Tom Chilton All
20   Alan Morrison 1–4
  Team Dynamics Honda Civic 35   James Thompson 2–7
45   Johnny Herbert 8–10
52   Gordon Shedden 1
55   David Pinkney All
Independent S2000 Entries
  Racing Silverline Chevrolet Lacetti 2   Mat Jackson 3–10
3   Jason Plato 2–10
  RML 1
2   Mat Jackson 2
23   James Nash 4–6, 8–9
  Team RAC BMW 320si 4   Colin Turkington All
14   Anthony Reid 8–10
44   Stephen Jelley All
  Cartridge World
Carbon Zero Racing
SEAT León 9   Adam Jones 1–6
85   Dan Eaves 1–5
52   Gordon Shedden 6–7
  Club SEAT 9–10
  Airwaves BMW BMW 320si 11   Rob Collard All
12   Jonathan Adam All
  Team AFM Racing BMW 120d 16   Nick Leason 1–3
  Tempus Sport Chevrolet Lacetti 17   Harry Vaulkhard 1–5
  bamboo engineering 6–10
  Maxtreme SEAT Toledo Cupra 27   Liam McMillan 1–3
Independent BTC-T Entries
  Sunshine.co.uk with
Tech-Speed Motorsport
Honda Integra Type-R 15   Martyn Bell 1–5, 8, 10
29   Paul O'Neill 2–10
  TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra Type-R 50   John George All
  TH Motorsport Racing with Inten Honda Civic Type-R 98   Matt Hamilton 9–10
  Boulevard Team Racing Vauxhall Astra Coupé 63   Martin Johnson All

Driver changesEdit

Changed teams

Entering/re-entering BTCC

Leaving BTCC

Mid-season changes

CalendarEdit

All races were held in the United Kingdom. The 2009 season had ten race weekends with three BTCC rounds at each. Provisional dates were announced by series organisers on 11 July 2008.[1] The calendar was finalised on 17 March 2009, when all race timetables were announced.[2]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Brands Hatch Indy, Kent 5 April   Matt Neal   Rob Collard   Matt Neal VX Racing
R2   Matt Neal   Rob Collard Airwaves BMW
R3   Jonathan Adam   Jason Plato RML
2 R4 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 26 April   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R5   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Colin Turkington Team RAC
R6   Mat Jackson   Mat Jackson RML
3 R7 Donington Park, Leicestershire 17 May   Andrew Jordan   Mat Jackson   James Thompson Team Dynamics
R8   Fabrizio Giovanardi   James Thompson Team Dynamics
R9   Paul O'Neill   Rob Collard Airwaves BMW
4 R10 Oulton Park, Cheshire 31 May   Jason Plato   Mat Jackson   Colin Turkington Team RAC
R11   Colin Turkington   Colin Turkington Team RAC
R12   Rob Collard   James Thompson Team Dynamics
5 R13 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 14 June   Colin Turkington   Colin Turkington   Colin Turkington Team RAC
R14   Colin Turkington   Colin Turkington Team RAC
R15   Andrew Jordan   Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
6 R16 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 2 August   Jason Plato   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R17   Jason Plato   Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R18   Jason Plato   Colin Turkington Team RAC
7 R19 Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife 16 August   Jason Plato   Jason Plato   Jason Plato Racing Silverline
R20   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R21   Jason Plato   Mat Jackson Racing Silverline
8 R22 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 30 August   Mat Jackson   James Nash   Mat Jackson Racing Silverline
R23   Jason Plato   Jason Plato Racing Silverline
R24   Mat Jackson   Mat Jackson Racing Silverline
9 R25 Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire 20 September   Jason Plato   Jason Plato   Stephen Jelley Team RAC
R26   Jason Plato   Jason Plato Racing Silverline
R27   Stephen Jelley   Stephen Jelley Team RAC
10 R28 Brands Hatch GP, Kent 4 October   Tom Chilton   Jason Plato   Jason Plato Racing Silverline
R29   Matt Neal   Jason Plato Racing Silverline
R30   Gordon Shedden   Jason Plato Racing Silverline

Championship standingsEdit

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  Fastest Lap Lead a lap
15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
  • No driver may collect more than one "Lead a Lap" point per race no matter how many laps they lead.
  • Race 1 polesitter receives 1 point.

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
1   Colin Turkington 3* 2* 4 4 1* 9 Ret 5 2 1* 1* 11 1* 1* 6 5 2 1 4 3 5 4 4 3 10 4 4 8 3 2* 275
2   Jason Plato 6 10 1* 10 6 4 7 4 3 2 3 5 3 3 5 Ret 3 13 1* Ret 2 2 1* 7 2 1* 12 1* 1* 1* 270
3   Fabrizio Giovanardi 2 16 Ret 1* 2* 8 8 3 5 4 2 6 5 5 1* 1* 1* 2 6 1* 3 5 2 5 6 3 11 3 2 4 266
4   Matt Neal 1* 3 3 2 3 7 3 2 8 7 4 3 6 6 8 9 14 3 Ret 4 4 10 Ret 13 Ret NC Ret 5 8 5* 170
5   Mat Jackson 8 9 1* 10 6 4 19 Ret 8 Ret DNS DNS 2 NC DNS 3 2 1* 1* 3* 1* 3 2* 5 12 12 11 165
6   Rob Collard 4* 1* 8 17 5 5 4 9 1* 9 Ret 4 4 4 7 Ret 7 Ret* Ret 12 Ret 6* 9 2* 4 Ret Ret 6 4 Ret 145
7   Stephen Jelley 7 4 Ret 7 4 6 Ret DNS DNS 5 14 Ret 2 2 3 6 13 Ret 8 8 10 7 12 4 1* 6* 1* 14 11 6 137
8   Jonathan Adam Ret 9 2* 12 11 12 6 7 13 3 5 13 7 Ret 9 4 6 8 5 7 Ret 8 7 6 5* 5 6 7 5 8 116
9   James Thompson 11 7 3 1* 1* 6 8 7 1* 11 9 2* Ret 4 5 Ret 6 6* 114
10   Andrew Jordan Ret 5 Ret 3 18 16 2 Ret 11 10 6 2 8 7 4 12* 12 4 7 10 7 12 6 15 7 8 2* 4 16 Ret 114
11   Adam Jones 5 7 7 6 8 2 9 8 Ret 6 8 7 16 8 Ret 7 11 7 62
12   Paul O'Neill 5 10 Ret Ret 11 16 12 9 9 9 10 Ret* 3 5 6 9 5 9 9 10 9 9 Ret Ret 9 7 Ret 60
13   Tom Chilton 11 14 11 15 17 Ret 12 17 9 13 12 Ret Ret DNS 10 11 Ret Ret 11 11 8 11 5 Ret 18 9 3* 2* 6* 3 55
14   Gordon Shedden Ret 6 5 Ret 10 12 2 9* Ret 12 Ret 8 Ret 10 9 34
15   James Nash 11 Ret 17 13 15 Ret NC 8 DSQ 3 Ret 8 8 7 Ret 24
16   Harry Vaulkhard 8 11 9 9 12 11 5 10 7 Ret 15 12 Ret DNS DNS 10 9 Ret 10 Ret 11 14 11 11 13 11 Ret 11 13 Ret 22
17   Dan Eaves 9 8 6 Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS DNS 16 13 14 Ret DNS DNS 10
18   David Pinkney 15 13 Ret 14 13 10 14 12 10 15 11 Ret 10 11 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 Ret 16 10 15 13 Ret 15 14 10 10
19   Johnny Herbert 13 8 Ret Ret 10 7 Ret Ret 14 8
20   Anthony Reid Ret 14 12 11 12 Ret 10 Ret 7 5
21   Tom Onslow-Cole Ret NC Ret Ret 13 14 14 Ret 9 13 9 12 4
22   Martin Johnson 12 Ret 13 16 16 14 11 16 12 18 16 Ret 12 12 Ret 14 15 10 12 13 13 Ret DNS 16 16 14 10 Ret DNS DNS 2
23   Martyn Bell 10 12 10 13 14 13 15 15 19 17 17 15 15 13 11 15 15 18 17 Ret Ret 2
24   Alan Morrison 13 15 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 13 15 14 10 10 2
25   John George Ret Ret 14 18 15 Ret 17 14 17 Ret DNS 16 14 14 12 13 16 11 13 14 14 16 17 17 17 Ret 13 16 15 Ret 0
26   Liam McMillan 14 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 13 Ret 14 0
27   Matt Hamilton Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 13 0
28   Nick Leason Ret 17 15 NC 20 15 Ret Ret 18 0
Pos Driver BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
  • Note: bold signifies pole position (1 point given in first race only, and race 2 and 3 poles are based on race results), italics signifies fastest lap (1 point given all races) and * signifies at least one lap in the lead (1 point given all races).

Manufacturers/Constructors ChampionshipEdit

Pos Manufacturer / Constructor BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
1 Vauxhall / VX Racing 1 3 3 1 2 7 3 2 5 4 2 3 5 5 1 1 1 2 6 1 3 5 2 5 6 3 11 3 2 4 658*
2 16 Ret 2 3 8 8 3 8 7 4 6 6 6 4 9 12 3 Ret 4 4 10 Ret 13 Ret NC Ret 4 16 Ret
2 Honda / Team Dynamics 15 6 5 11 7 3 1 1 6 8 7 1 10 9 2 8 4 5 Ret 6 6 12 8 10 15 10 7 15 14 10 429
Ret 13 Ret 14 13 10 14 12 10 15 11 Ret 11 11 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 Ret 16 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 14
3 Ford / Team Aon 11 14 11 15 17 Ret 12 13 9 13 10 10 Ret NC 10 11 Ret Ret 11 11 8 11 5 14 14 9 3 2 6 3 341
13 15 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 15 14 12 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 Ret 18 Ret 9 13 9 12
Pos Manufacturer / Constructor BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
  • * Vauxhall penalised 10 points for exceeding engine limit.

Teams ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
1 VX Racing 1 3 3 1 2 7 2 2 5 4 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 2 6 1 3 5 2 5 6 3 2 3 2 4 466*
2 5 Ret 2 3 8 3 3 8 7 4 3 6 6 4 9 12 3 7 4 4 10 6 13 7 8 11 4 8 5
2 Team RAC 3 2 4 4 1 6 Ret 5 2 1 1 11 1 1 3 5 2 1 4 3 5 4 4 3 1 4 1 8 3 2 404
7 4 Ret 7 4 9 Ret DNS DNS 5 14 Ret 2 2 6 6 13 Ret 8 8 10 7 12 4 10 6 4 10 11 6
3 Racing Silverline 10 6 4 7 4 3 2 3 5 3 3 5 2 3 13 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 358*
10 6 4 19 Ret 8 Ret DNS DNS Ret NC DNS 3 Ret 2 2 3 7 3 2 12 12 12 11
4 Airwaves BMW 4 1 2 12 5 5 4 7 1 3 5 4 4 4 7 4 6 8 5 7 Ret 6 7 2 4 5 6 6 4 8 255
Ret 9 8 17 11 12 6 9 13 9 Ret 13 7 Ret 9 Ret 7 Ret Ret 12 Ret 8 9 6 5 Ret Ret 7 5 Ret
5 Team Dynamics 15 6 5 11 7 3 1 1 6 8 7 1 10 9 2 8 4 5 Ret 6 6 13 8 10 15 10 7 15 14 10 149
Ret 13 Ret 14 13 10 14 12 10 15 11 Ret 11 11 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 Ret 16 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 14
6 Clyde Valley Racing 5 7 6 6 8 2 9 8 Ret 6 8 7 16 8 Ret 7 10 7 2 9 Ret 93
9 8 7 Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS DNS 16 13 14 Ret DNS DNS Ret 11 12
7 Tech-Speed Motorsport 10 12 10 5 10 13 15 11 16 12 9 9 9 10 11 3 5 6 9 5 9 9 10 9 9 Ret Ret 9 7 Ret 70
13 14 Ret Ret 15 19 17 17 15 15 13 Ret 15 15 18 17 Ret Ret
8 RML 6 10 1 8 9 1 11 Ret 17 13 15 Ret NC 8 DSQ 3 Ret 8 8 7 Ret 66
9 Team Aon 11 14 11 15 17 Ret 12 13 9 13 10 10 Ret NC 10 11 Ret Ret 11 11 8 11 5 14 14 9 3 2 6 3 62
13 15 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 15 14 12 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 Ret 18 Ret 9 13 9 12
10 Tempus Sport 8 11 9 9 12 11 5 10 7 Ret 15 12 Ret DNS DNS 9*
11 Club SEAT 12 Ret 8 Ret 10 9 7
12 bamboo engineering 10 9 Ret 10 Ret 11 14 11 11 13 11 Ret 11 13 Ret 6
13 Boulevard Team Racing 12 Ret 13 16 16 14 11 16 12 18 16 Ret 12 12 Ret 14 15 10 12 13 13 Ret DNS 16 16 14 10 Ret DNS DNS 4
14 TH Motorsport w/ JAG Ret Ret 14 18 15 Ret 17 14 17 Ret DNS 16 14 14 12 13 16 11 13 14 14 16 17 17 17 Ret 13 16 15 Ret 1
15 Maxtreme 14 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 13 Ret 14 0
16 TH Motorsport w/ Inten Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 13 0
17 AFM Racing Ret 17 15 NC 20 15 Ret Ret 18 0
Pos Team BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
  • * VX Racing, Racing Silverline and Tempus Sport penalised 10 points for exceeding engine limit.

Independents TrophyEdit

Pos Driver BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
1   Colin Turkington 3 2 4 4 1 9 Ret 5 2 1 1 11 1 1 6 5 2 1 4 3 5 4 4 3 10 4 4 8 3 2 313
2   Jason Plato 6 10 1 10 6 4 7 4 3 2 3 5 3 3 5 Ret 3 13 1 Ret 2 2 1 7 2 1 12 1 1 1 283
3   Mat Jackson 8 9 1 10 6 4 19 Ret 8 Ret DNS DNS 2 NC DNS 3 2 1 1 3 1 3 2 5 12 12 11 183
4   Rob Collard 4 1 8 17 5 5 4 9 1 9 Ret 4 4 4 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6 9 2 4 Ret Ret 6 4 Ret 173
5   Stephen Jelley 7 4 Ret 7 4 6 Ret DNS DNS 5 14 Ret 2 2 3 6 13 Ret 8 8 10 7 12 4 1 6 1 14 11 6 165
6   Jonathan Adam Ret 9 2 12 11 12 6 7 13 3 5 13 7 Ret 9 4 6 8 5 7 Ret 8 7 6 5 5 6 7 5 8 159
7   James Thompson 11 7 3 1 1 6 8 7 1 11 9 2 Ret 4 5 Ret 6 6 144
8   Paul O'Neill 5 10 Ret Ret 11 16 12 9 9 9 10 Ret 3 5 6 9 5 9 9 10 9 9 Ret Ret 9 7 Ret 110
9   Adam Jones 5 7 7 6 8 2 9 8 Ret 6 8 7 16 8 Ret 7 11 7 98
10   Tom Chilton 11 14 11 15 17 Ret 12 17 9 13 12 Ret Ret DNS 10 11 Ret Ret 11 11 8 11 5 Ret 18 9 3 2 6 3 83
11   Harry Vaulkhard 8 11 9 9 12 11 5 10 7 Ret 15 12 Ret DNS DNS 10 9 Ret 10 Ret 11 14 11 11 13 11 Ret 11 13 Ret 58
12   Gordon Shedden Ret 6 5 Ret 10 12 2 9 Ret 12 Ret 8 Ret 10 9 48
13   David Pinkney 15 13 Ret 14 13 10 14 12 10 15 11 Ret 10 11 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 Ret 16 10 15 13 Ret 15 14 10 33
14   James Nash 11 Ret 17 13 15 Ret NC 8 DSQ 3 Ret 8 8 7 Ret 32
15   Martin Johnson 12 Ret 13 16 16 14 11 16 12 18 16 Ret 12 12 Ret 14 15 10 12 13 13 Ret DNS 16 16 14 10 Ret DNS DNS 19
16   Dan Eaves 9 8 6 Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS DNS 16 13 14 Ret DNS DNS 16
17   Johnny Herbert 13 8 Ret Ret 10 7 Ret Ret 14 14
18   Anthony Reid Ret 14 12 11 12 Ret 10 Ret 7 13
19   Martyn Bell 10 12 10 13 14 13 15 15 19 17 17 15 15 13 11 15 15 18 17 Ret Ret 11
20   Tom Onslow-Cole Ret NC Ret Ret 13 14 14 Ret 9 13 9 12 9
21   Alan Morrison 13 15 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 13 15 14 10 10 8
22   John George Ret Ret 14 18 15 Ret 17 14 17 Ret DNS 16 14 14 12 13 16 11 13 14 14 16 17 17 17 Ret 13 16 15 Ret 6
23   Liam McMillan 14 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 13 Ret 14 1
24   Matt Hamilton Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 13 0
25   Nick Leason Ret 17 15 NC 20 15 Ret Ret 18 0
Pos Driver BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts

Independent Teams TrophyEdit

Pos Team BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
1 Team RAC 3 2 4 3 1 6 Ret 5 2 1 1 11 1 1 3 5 2 1 4 3 5 4 4 3 1 4 1 8 3 2 348
2 Racing Silverline 10 6 4 7 4 3 2 3 5 3 3 5 2 3 13 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 313*
3 Airwaves BMW 4 1 2 12 5 5 4 7 1 3 5 4 4 4 7 4 6 8 5 7 Ret 6 7 2 4 5 6 6 4 8 275
4 Team Dynamics 15 6 5 11 7 3 1 1 6 8 7 1 10 9 2 8 4 5 Ret 6 6 13 8 10 15 10 7 15 14 10 220
5 Tech-Speed Motorsport 10 12 10 5 10 13 15 11 16 12 9 9 9 10 11 3 5 6 9 5 9 9 10 9 9 Ret Ret 9 7 Ret 159
6 Team Aon 11 14 11 15 17 Ret 12 13 9 13 10 10 Ret NC 10 11 Ret Ret 11 11 8 11 5 14 14 9 3 2 6 3 130
7 Clyde Valley Racing 5 7 6 6 8 2 9 8 Ret 6 8 7 16 8 Ret 7 10 7 2 9 Ret 124
8 RML 6 10 1 8 9 1 11 Ret 17 13 15 Ret NC 8 DSQ 3 Ret 8 8 7 Ret 110
9 Boulevard Team Racing 12 Ret 13 16 16 14 11 16 12 18 16 Ret 12 12 Ret 14 15 10 12 13 13 Ret DNS 16 16 14 10 Ret DNS DNS 61
10 TH Motorsport w/ JAG Ret Ret 14 18 15 Ret 17 14 17 Ret DNS 16 14 14 12 13 16 11 13 14 14 16 17 17 17 Ret 13 16 15 Ret 47
11 Tempus Sport 8 11 9 9 12 11 5 10 7 Ret 15 12 Ret DNS DNS 46*
12 bamboo engineering 10 9 Ret 10 Ret 11 14 11 11 13 11 Ret 11 13 Ret 46
13 Club SEAT 12 Ret 8 Ret 10 9 21
14 Maxtreme 14 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 13 Ret 14 8
15 TH Motorsport w/ Inten Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 13 6
16 AFM Racing Ret 17 15 NC 20 15 Ret Ret 18 3
Pos Team BHI THR DON OUL CRO SNE KNO SIL ROC BHGP Pts
  • * Racing Silverline and Tempus Sport penalised 10 points for exceeding engine limit.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BTCC announces 2009 race dates". British Touring Car Championship. 2008-07-11. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  2. ^ "Race timetables released". British Touring Car Championship. 2009-03-17. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2009-03-19.

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