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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3195 on: August 01, 2020, 07:12:58 PM »
Results showed 8th in the race but that was almost a stroke of luck as the two leaders slammed each other into the pit wall on the same lap Clive asked a little much of Christine in order to overtake the very fast Audi TT he was chasing, which had been baulked as an ex BTCC Vauxhall scythed through the pack from a pit lane start.  We were watching from the grandstand but 'predictably' the entire tank slapper that resulted was behind a line of hoardings for something or other so all we saw was the Toyota he had been in front of appearing first, then Clive running slower.   He had the cameras running so I dare say the in car footage will appear here.  Three paracetamol for the muscle strain from wrestling the wayward car back in the right direction were prescribed...I dare say he is still lying in a darkened room replaying the race.

Anything else would steal his thunder (sic). I'm sure he'll post up later.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3196 on: August 01, 2020, 07:26:14 PM »
Here's a video of the race, On count back with the two that took each other out they gave me 8th
I have a couple of ideas to try and get more speed tomorrow "if they work!"

https://www.facebook.com/HelloMySuperCar/videos/325862455451968/?t=2389

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3197 on: August 01, 2020, 07:39:54 PM »


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3198 on: August 01, 2020, 07:40:05 PM »
What time tomoz..im working doh.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3199 on: August 01, 2020, 07:57:02 PM »
Up again on 11.20pm  :great:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3200 on: August 01, 2020, 08:11:34 PM »
Here's a video of the race, On count back with the two that took each other out they gave me 8th
I have a couple of ideas to try and get more speed tomorrow "if they work!"

https://www.facebook.com/HelloMySuperCar/videos/325862455451968/?t=2389

Where did you find that Clive? The link I had for the live stream was on the Classic Touring Car Racing Club Facebook page. This is on My Super Car's facebook page  :dontknow:

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3201 on: August 01, 2020, 08:13:54 PM »
A ford anglia in the grid !

I’m in love

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3202 on: August 01, 2020, 08:38:18 PM »
Try this one,  play from 15 mins into the video to view the race.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/159758451456909/wp/719223002202365/

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3203 on: August 01, 2020, 08:44:17 PM »
Try this one,  play from 15 mins into the video to view the race.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/159758451456909/wp/719223002202365/

Here i've edited it and uploaded it to your channel :)


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3204 on: August 01, 2020, 09:13:10 PM »
Try this one,  play from 15 mins into the video to view the race.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/159758451456909/wp/719223002202365/

Here i've edited it and uploaded it to your channel :)

Fair play to you


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3205 on: August 01, 2020, 09:14:19 PM »
That skyline has some serious hp

Hp wins races.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3206 on: August 01, 2020, 09:21:23 PM »
That skyline has some serious hp

Hp wins races.

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There was one at Bedford track day which was 550 BHP
But , fair play to the car , I struggled  to catch him through the tight  bends too
They hold on very well


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3207 on: August 01, 2020, 10:37:23 PM »
That was awesome coverage!!
Clive always goes better in Race 2 have a good sleep Champ!!

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3208 on: August 02, 2020, 05:46:24 AM »
That skyline has some serious hp

Hp wins races.

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Yup he’s got some squirt


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3209 on: August 02, 2020, 07:43:14 AM »
The Skyline has a 2.8 engine and his profession  is mapping.
20 years ago I knew a guy who spent 26K to get a 2.8 short block into his Skyline.

As you will have seen from times its a very competative close grid and and whilst I will always want to go quicker  I was pleased and supprised to see 1.602 off pole with a 52.899614

Track had changed by the race and was very very dirty which was why I was cautious 1st corner and I simply didn't find the grip I found in qually.
Still learning these new slicks so I am going to evenly dump 2lbs out of the tyres and also try 2nd out of Druids to give more initial    acceleration but this may be negated by having to employ an extra gear change ---------------got to try somthing to get her up n running faster today (hopefully)
See you on the ice at 11.20 this morning.     
All the best Clive