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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3225 on: August 02, 2020, 11:47:55 AM »
WOW finished 5th but we didn't see him cross the line. Dreadful camera work lol.

Well done Clive, an amazing drive  :sign0098:

Darn, was it live on youtube? I only found it on TSL Timing
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3226 on: August 02, 2020, 11:59:11 AM »
How did you watch it?

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3227 on: August 02, 2020, 12:12:41 PM »
WOW finished 5th but we didn't see him cross the line. Dreadful camera work lol.

Well done Clive, an amazing drive  :sign0098:

Darn, was it live on youtube? I only found it on TSL Timing

No it was on a facebook page. Just editing it will post in a few moments.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3228 on: August 02, 2020, 12:33:12 PM »
Missed it all working ill watch vid when done.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3230 on: August 02, 2020, 12:36:46 PM »
That’s a brilliant result


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3231 on: August 02, 2020, 01:07:25 PM »
That vid was awesome! Commentator epic!!
I think you should stick with this series Clive its got more pezazz!
Youve won Nippon twice and all they do is moan when you win!
Awesome to have a pop at this series its next level! great result!   

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3232 on: August 02, 2020, 01:11:57 PM »
Well done Clive enjoyed watching that.

Now I bet the question in your head is, how can I can catch the guys at the front?

1. More boost
2. Less weight (the car not you)
3. Gear box/dog box/sequential/voodoo
4. One more rotor
5. 2 more rotors
6. More aero (these can be bought at the shop, 3 for £1.50)
7. More grip?
8. I'm out of ideas now

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3233 on: August 02, 2020, 06:46:20 PM »
Just watched it on you tube
I know when Clive says that this class they basically turn up like race teams ...//
It only really hit home watching the video and actually seeing the articulated  trailers , buses motor homes etc in the pit area .
To be fair to you Clive , simply getting on the grid with such cars is impressive enough , however , your result is pretty impeccable .


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3234 on: August 02, 2020, 07:33:49 PM »
Great race Clive, thoroughly enjoyed your little peep back at the vectra.




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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3235 on: August 02, 2020, 08:17:56 PM »
First up Huge thanks for the support above, it really does help  :great: :great:

Probably the best thing is I came home with a car 100% ready to go for the next outing and I know I probably should be over the moon with the results, but found it frustrating  that I couldn't find the grip off the track I found in  qualifying and trust me I drove my socks off trying to go faster  :(.

I haven’t seen the race yet, so I don’t know what you have seen, but In today’s race the BMW that was hunting me down eventually spun up at Druids! The quick Colin Voyce Escort behind took note that I was obviously running wide for a reason, unfortunately the BMW didn’t and spun on the small line of oil that was on the bend with no oil flags  ;).
Colin had a chat with me after and told he could see I was on the limit of my tyres and as he put it, over drove the car in an effort to beat me, but couldn’t . I reminded him that the last time we raced together was in 1979 with him in a quick Anglia and me in a MK1  Escort, so at least he had some idea I could actually drive  ::).

What you all don’t know is that I had a couple of issues, first I was shown the naughty boy warning board, so alternative my lines to stay 100% within track limits, then I was shown a 5 second penalty  board!!  I have to say , both of which broke my concentration slightly.I went straight up to see the clerk of the course after to find the penalties were for car 5 which was nowhere near me  :violent1:!

Anyway, yes some of the quicker cars dropped out, but as they say, to finish first, first, you have finish, so I will !

One other thing that became evident is with all the stickers on the car, people think I am all sponsored up, but you all know better. With a sponsor and something other than a £50 gearbox fitted, I may actually be faster and be able to compete with the front runners properly----where's that lottery ticket  :)   
         
« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 08:21:42 PM by clive »
All the best Clive

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3236 on: August 02, 2020, 08:20:25 PM »
Great race Clive, thoroughly enjoyed your little peep back at the vectra.



Didn't want to make it easy and besides by making him work for it he may have fallen off because of having to work for it  :)),

As I said to Phillip yesterday god knows what that ex Plato car cost when you consider it probably had a 5 Mill budget behind it what it was in BTCC!   
« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 08:26:55 PM by clive »
All the best Clive

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3237 on: August 02, 2020, 08:24:07 PM »
Well done Clive enjoyed watching that.

Now I bet the question in your head is, how can I can catch the guys at the front?

1. More boost
2. Less weight (the car not you)
3. Gear box/dog box/sequential/voodoo
4. One more rotor
5. 2 more rotors
6. More aero (these can be bought at the shop, 3 for £1.50)
7. More grip?
8. I'm out of ideas now

If  people are right and a sequential box is worth 2 seconds plus, that would put the car right on the money  ;).
All the best Clive

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3238 on: August 02, 2020, 08:45:50 PM »
Great race Clive, thoroughly enjoyed your little peep back at the vectra.



Didn't want to make it easy and besides by making him work for it he may have fallen off because of having to work for it  :)),

As I said to Phillip yesterday god knows what that ex Plato car cost when you consider it probably had a 5 Mill budget behind it what it was in BTCC!
Do you know if the btcc car ran tuned versions of the stock displacement engines, or did they run summat special coz that thing flies


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #3239 on: August 02, 2020, 09:04:25 PM »
Pitlane start too. Vid was impressive.

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