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Worth a look around 14 minutes  in as you at least get  an impression of speed 

Rubbings racing...
How bad is Nicks car?

Never been one to back away from a little Rubbins Racin

Nick's Cars not good, he did exactly what I would have done and have done with a front wheel drive car, he kept his foot in.

If you lift with a FWD car that's out of control, you just go straight, trouble is, you hit the barrier harder.

Not a write off and hopefully he will be at Donny next month. 

Blimey you’ve only just had that redone.

You’re keeping Steve busy lol

I wanted a little re-design ( not like this though) and because of what I wanted Steve's come up with a variation that should give even more frint end grip---- grip --------------grip always need more grip. ;)

I thought I would show you that things really did get a bit fast n furious  at Mallory ;)

I suppose this is what I get for poking my nose in where its not wanted  ???

Many thanks for the above comments.

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Re: TODAYS QUICK PIC
« on: Today at 08:39:39 AM »

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:46:21 PM »
Going into the event I had a target of getting into the 51second bracket but the day started pretty pants as I was surprised to see a 53.8 which I wasn’t happy about but then made a small tyre pressure adjustment for a bit more rear grip. Then came the first race where I made a poor start and basically the leaders got away, so I still wasn’t happy “however” I did break into the 51’s and got fastest lap, so the car did have a little pace after all , with that said I did still beat the big money late Scirocco (compared to mine) that was in my class to get the class win and 4th overall !

 Lucky to make the end of the first race as the alternator had stopped charging, so I put another battery in parallel to hopefully give me enough power capacity for the next race. Into the second Race then and I had a little word with myself that I must try harder, so I did.
The red Clio of Nick Gwinnett’s is even quicker now with a newer sequential box on board and the only way I was quicker was because 2/3rd’s of the way around Gerrards because of the extra grip the front end has,  I was able to go full throttle in 4th and carry a lot of corner speed onto the back straight. What you don’t see on the video is that I couldn’t get the car fast out the hairpin, which let Nick get along side every time, but even though I kept the car tight out through the corner onto the straight, he could get around the outside. Last lap Nick tried extra hard and got his nose in front but as he was still turning left and going downhill the backend lost grip and around he went into the barrier

I was really upset thinking that initially that he may have been hurt then later that his car was damaged, also to see a race that I was so enjoying end the way it did with that damage.

 First of all I though “maybe” Nik had clipped me but the four officials right up in the tower who witnessed the incident saw that the back end of the Clio, just lost grip!

So so , pleased I got out the throttle as I started to see the back come round so I didn’t T bone him, which would have made for a much bigger accident.

There was a small mark on a front winglet but we couldn’t tie that in with anything on Nick’s car, but now I have seen the video, I can see it was a “love tap” from Phil Wright’s Civic going into Gerrards , which I had a good battles with at the start of each race.
So to wrap this long story off, got to be pleased with two overall fastest laps, two class wins and an overall win.

Below you will see things got a bit close! And also how close it was with Nicks Clio.

Lastly to put things into perspective about how quick the Track Attack cars are, the was an Audi A8 ALMS racing in another class on slicks with god knows how much power and aero sat on pole, only  just over two seconds a lap faster than our cars.   

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« on: September 12, 2019, 06:48:47 PM »

RX-8's / Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« on: September 12, 2019, 06:43:23 PM »
Racing Beat let me have parts sent in for the race car and pop them in the box for me. Only problem is, if they post internally you end up paying the postal charge along with the USA sales tax, in other words its not worth it on a small value item.

Also I hope he plays ball as I have tried to deal with him in the past and its not gone well.

If you need that gasket, personally I would say its really for bodging  purposes to get around flanges that don't line up  ::)   

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Re: TODAYS QUICK PIC
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:28:28 PM »
I could live with racing this  :P

RX-8's / Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:43:47 PM »
Here we go gentlemen.

PayPal is thank you

Some jam going on the bread this week ole bean

Many thanks, we will send these out tomorrow.
Jon are you back yet?.

RX-8's / Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:52:25 PM »
Here we go gentlemen.

PayPal is thank you

RX-8's / Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:10:56 AM »
Yes, I have quite a few of these and they are for 3" diameter, so two for £120 delivered.

Pop me a PM and we can sort it out if you want. 

RX-8's / Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:00:03 PM »
Here we go

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