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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2910 on: October 20, 2019, 12:04:22 PM »
Yep, watching the civic race now too.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2911 on: October 20, 2019, 12:29:19 PM »
And they are away!
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2912 on: October 20, 2019, 05:32:16 PM »
Bloody work...lieing in a pool of water covered in grease under a dirty stinky prawn machine..yuk.
I heard pit lane start..then 2nd place then sn oppsie!! Maybe back marker..
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2913 on: October 20, 2019, 05:33:58 PM »
Such a shame, Clive went from Pitlane start (last) to second and appears to have lost grip under braking on the last corner trying to take the lead. He appears to be ok.


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2914 on: October 20, 2019, 05:38:52 PM »
Thanks..

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2915 on: October 20, 2019, 05:59:55 PM »
In like a lamb out like a lion.  Bravissimo!!!
Good stuff watching you carve up through the field....only to have the jaws of victory snap shut on the last obstacle!  :sign0098:

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2916 on: October 20, 2019, 06:52:25 PM »
Looking forward to onboard vids.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2917 on: October 20, 2019, 07:24:08 PM »
Well despite dithering in the cold and drizzle, heading back to the car after the commentary said Clive wasn't racing, little did we know he was frantically prepping the car.

Some superb racing from the pit lane working his way through, headlights glaring down the start finish straight from all .....then Clive illuminating the track further with 2 foot flames shooting out the back coming into Redgate.

Thoroughly enjoyed  :icon_thumleft:

Still up in the air about final result and if the red flag went up before the spin. Hope dnf gets overturned

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2918 on: October 20, 2019, 07:37:20 PM »
Sounds epic...looked good the 1 lap i managed to see.


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2919 on: October 20, 2019, 08:31:17 PM »
That’s a very good climb through the field . Hope you and car is ok


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2920 on: October 20, 2019, 10:14:41 PM »
Well done to Clive for getting the fastest laps in both races. I am sure if he didn't spin on oil on the last lap he would have won the second race given his pace.

At least they got his name up on the caption for the fastest lap :)


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2921 on: October 20, 2019, 11:48:40 PM »
Many thanks for the comments, they are appreciated.

Very very mixed day, but hopefully it kept Jamie amused on a bitterly cold day   ;D ;D

First up, must mend the screen so the heated element works again as it took ages to get the screen so I could see to go out for qualifying.

Once out there the damp track was evil on my dry tyres and even with a quarter throttle, it just lit the tyres up, plus coupled with the fronts locking every time I went near the brake pedal meant my grid position was pants !


I was trying a new pad compound and couldn't get the compound for the rears I really wanted , so the brake balance was no good.

I then fitted an old set of pads which made things a little better in the first race, yes I went from 24th to 7th and set fastest lap but because of the brakes it nobbled me and I wasn't a happy bunny :(

Everyone had left the pits and I just finished put Hans Device and crash helmet on and down it poured ! 

Lisa thought I was crazy to panic changing my tyres to wets but as I said "I would rather not make the race than just ride around at the back like in qualifying"

As you know, this left me starting from the pit lane joining only once all the cars had gone by.

Immediately I knew this was the correct choice and had an amazing amount of grip to be able to climb through the field, had one lucky escape when a car spun as I got to it out of Mcleans and so to the last lap and with the leader within reach, coming up to Coppice, as the in car will show,  I was being cautious as I didnt want to get up under him and maybe have the back step out and collect him.

This let him move across down the Dunlop straight down into the Fogarty esses , It will be interesting to see the in car as  was only a few feet to the left than normal with the intention of undercutting him to out drag him to the line out of the essses.

To have come that far though the field, there was no way I was going to willingly settle for second  :angry5:

I had been braking very gently into the esses all the race but this time, literally the instant I went near the pedal the car violently swopped ends with no hope of control.

 Getting out the car,  I then remembered that Carl Hayward said  a Civic had dropped oil there in practice, the four marshals quickly confirmed that yes there was oil down where I spun, shame there wasn’t at least a static slippery flag out at that point, but it is what it is.
 
I wasn’t happy after the first race but, gravel trap aside, I think this turned out to be my most enjoyable and satisfying race on the year.

I have since contemplated , should I have just tucked in behind him and settled for second ?, but after coming through the entire field then settling for second, it would have felt the same as sitting in the gravel trap anyway !!!!     
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All the best Clive

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2922 on: October 21, 2019, 07:27:35 AM »
couldnt find a way to watch the 2 races that were streamed live? any ideas? :sign0085:

Clive, good job not the results you were looking but sounded like you had epic fun.  looks like only splitter damage?

did you get the flashy shift light in and if so did it help with the upshifts?
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2923 on: October 21, 2019, 08:11:19 AM »
a thought goes out to another driver in the race "Mycock"......... lets hope his first name isn't Pat....

.....could be awkward during an interview ....
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2924 on: October 21, 2019, 08:40:14 AM »
Or Malik...

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