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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3075 on: June 27, 2020, 12:37:06 AM »
As NTT is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone they might be interested to know that their share of the Aston's budget bought them a shave over 2 seconds a lap, delivered by a seasoned, if sometimes truculent, example of their domestic product.  Face it Clive, you just don't go to dinner with the right people....and you don't have a forty footer to create shade in the paddock either. :D

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3076 on: June 27, 2020, 07:49:52 AM »
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3077 on: June 27, 2020, 08:13:15 AM »
Yep Brilliant news.
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3078 on: June 27, 2020, 08:56:31 AM »
As NTT is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone they might be interested to know that their share of the Aston's budget bought them a shave over 2 seconds a lap, delivered by a seasoned, if sometimes truculent, example of their domestic product.  Face it Clive, you just don't go to dinner with the right people....and you don't have a forty footer to create shade in the paddock either. :D

I go to dinner with you, or doesn't that count  ;)
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3079 on: June 27, 2020, 09:03:23 AM »
Imagine if you had a sequential gear box, that would shave plenty of time off too?

A sequential box would be worth at least two seconds around brands as there's two places I run out of revs and have to feather the throttle out. This is the faster way because by the time I change up and down again it costs even more time. With a sequential gear box you would run a lower diff ratio and be able to change gear real quick. 
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3080 on: June 27, 2020, 09:35:05 AM »
Good news that Clive,  How many times did you have to change your wheels over ?
I was at castle Combe and it was boiling , half burned out after changing wheels over once


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3081 on: June 27, 2020, 11:06:28 AM »
Imagine if you had a sequential gear box, that would shave plenty of time off too?

A sequential box would be worth at least two seconds around brands as there's two places I run out of revs and have to feather the throttle out. This is the faster way because by the time I change up and down again it costs even more time. With a sequential gear box you would run a lower diff ratio and be able to change gear real quick.
What rpm arr you revving too?

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3082 on: June 27, 2020, 02:53:54 PM »
I go to dinner with you, or doesn't that count  ;)

I rest my case  8)

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3083 on: June 27, 2020, 06:22:22 PM »
Good news that Clive,  How many times did you have to change your wheels over ?
I was at castle Combe and it was boiling , half burned out after changing wheels over once

Only one change, turned up with slicks on and changed to trackday tyres in the afternoon   
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3084 on: June 27, 2020, 06:23:52 PM »
Grant, Mapped and restricted to 9K (which I use all the time)
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3085 on: June 29, 2020, 11:12:49 PM »
Post Covid-19 Test Day Brands Hatch 26th June 2020 - Session 1

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3086 on: June 30, 2020, 08:54:50 AM »
Huge thanks to Phillip for staying up late to post this 2nd session


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3087 on: June 30, 2020, 08:56:04 AM »
Awesome vids!! Youve still got it!

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3088 on: June 30, 2020, 09:38:49 AM »
I can see what you mean about wanting a sequential box , the times would tumble further then .
However , I suppose the gearing can’t be perfect for every circuit
Dont really appreciate the speed ,until you pass other cars like some are stood still .
What was time  difference between semi and slicks  Clive ?


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3089 on: June 30, 2020, 12:03:05 PM »
2nd Video:

Hairy moment at 2m48s towards the end of Brabham Straight, squeezing you onto the grass -  same guy at 18m moves out unexpected onto your line!

Another one at 12m, with that Mini seeming to move over, causing you to react!

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