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by Clive
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fated to meet Mazda Motorsports USA
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: Fated to meet Mazda Motorsports USA

They did tell me they were talking to the ACO when I was at the track and there goal was to get to LeMans with the program They also joked that the ACO have never forgiven Mazda for wining :mrgreen: The Joest director did tell me that not wining consistantly hurts, after all they have won LeMans som...
by Clive
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fated to meet Mazda Motorsports USA
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: Fated to meet Mazda Motorsports USA

For anyone interested I have been watching though https://imsatv.imsa.com/ also https://scoring.imsa.com/ to see exactly what is going on. 9 hours to go and Mazda's 4th and 5th (Now officially announced that the cars will be eligable to race at LeMans in a new class that combines DP1 with LMP2 cars)
by Clive
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Yakushi Show 2020, British Motor Museum @Gaydon - ***CLUB STAND CANCELLED***
Replies: 52
Views: 2958

Re: Yakushi Show 2020, British Motor Museum @Gaydon - Sun 26th April

Myself & Lisa will be there from MRC please add us to the list. Thank you
by Clive
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1099
Views: 64311

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

I so hope all your comments become true :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I raced cars on slicks for many years and know the difference they make when they come alive properly, sadly when I tried ex-BTCC tyres once before they were too hard for my car and really did not work for me. I was faster on my t...
by Clive
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1099
Views: 64311

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Received my new slick tyres today, well new to me. These 10" wide soft Yokohama's were allegedly used in Macau which was the last race in 2019 on Rob Huffs World Touring Car Cup car. They do look very new and still have good meat on them, all six for £170 delivered has got to be a result and even mo...
by Clive
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Track Attack BTCC etc Media Launch day @ Brands Hatch 27th February
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Track Attack BTCC etc Media Launch day @ Brands Hatch 27th February

Track Attack Media Launch day @ Brands Hatch 27th February. This will launch the season with BTCC and all other Saloons & Single Seaters racing on MSVR tracks in 2020. Public will be welcome for free to see many many different race cars in one place on the day. Banzai Magazine will be coming along t...
by Clive
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s
Replies: 69
Views: 1824

Re: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s

Maybe worth knowing that we were one of the first selling Tein when the product was launched in the UK some 18 years ago and this is only the second time I have heard of any kind of failure. The other one was a customer years ago who must somehow forced and broke the adjuster, disconnecting the adju...
by Clive
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 4.77 Diff from R3
Replies: 29
Views: 648

Re: 4.77 Diff from R3

Here's a different take on gearing. When I put my S1 RX-8, that had a 6 speed box back to "road car spec" I fitted a 4.3 Auto diff and to me this was the diff that Mazda should have fitted as 1st gear became much more usable plus it was obviously more motorway friendly. On the road, acceleration was...
by Clive
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fated to meet Mazda Motorsports USA
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: Fated to meet Mazda Motorsports USA

Thanks Guys. Ranjan, Despite the money and level they are racing at, as you will know, It showed me so many similarities and that racing is racing and that a common thread exists among all racers no matter what the type of racing. Really nice that being just a club racer, the guys treated me at the ...
by Clive
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fated to meet Mazda Motorsports USA
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Fated to meet Mazda Motorsports USA

Wow this was a strange catalog of events over the last few days. Lisa and myself went to Florida for Christmas and at the last minute just before we left she changed from going to Cocoa Beach to Daytona and this started a stage series of events. Next as we were staying across the road from the Stadi...
by Clive
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s
Replies: 69
Views: 1824

Re: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s

I am so tempted by this remote control system which most race cars have fitted these days but being so cheap I had my doubts about their reliability in long term use and so stuck with my manual Ohlins, but hearing that Clive has this fitted to his race car and has had no problems is a game changer!...
by Clive
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s
Replies: 69
Views: 1824

Re: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s

Active with GPS. I explained to Rod that this was what was need for a great set up and spending more money on the more expensive kits was just not required. I also told him that as far as I was aware, the only other kit on the market like this is offered by Porsche as an accessory for 6K without fit...
by Clive
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1099
Views: 64311

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Lisa and Myself would like to wish all RX8OC members a Happy Christmas and a great New Year.

I would also like to thank you all for the support you give to my racing exploits across the year, it is appreciated.
by Clive
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s
Replies: 69
Views: 1824

Re: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s

Pleased your as happy as I knew you would be :thumleft: . You wont set the suspension this hard on the road but on track I use 2's and 3's front or rear to get the balance I need, with 4-5 as my "wet" setting, which I used to good effect in my last race of the year below. Had I not been able to rese...
by Clive
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s
Replies: 69
Views: 1824

Re: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s

Had mine on the Race Car for 5 years now with no issues :)
by Clive
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s
Replies: 69
Views: 1824

Re: New Coilovers to replace Cusco’s

Rod, I am sure you wont need any sort of upgrade as you have the extra GPS sensor incorporated in the kit. The built-In G-Sensor allows G-actuated automatic adjustment of damping force while driving. Additional automatic speed-sensitive damping force adjustment feature is available with the use of o...
by Clive
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1099
Views: 64311

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Thanks Dave and no I wasn't aware of the feature.
Good bit of PR for the Track Attack series but wow, that was a real old picture of the RX-8
by Clive
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1099
Views: 64311

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Got all my dates through and it looks like its going to be a busy season Track Attack / Thunder Saloon Dates 2020 April 10th/11th Donington Thunder Saloon April 13 Oulton Park [Supporting British Gt Championship ] Track Attack May 25th Mallory Thunder Saloon June 14 Mallory Park Track Attack July 4 ...
by Clive
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: Why Motorsports Banned the Rotary
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Why Motorsports Banned the Rotary

On MRC we do a video of the day, but this one was so good I thought I would post it here as well :mrgreen: . Stick with it past the RO80 Stuff and you will find this is a very very good Video and fully explains how our engines work and produce so much power Even my RX-8 is Banned from some club form...
by Clive
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: 93 RX-7 FD Project
Replies: 75
Views: 3287

Re: 93 RX-7 FD Project

Well done for having the patience to strip and repair the parts to get your Mot :thumleft:

As above you will find the FD quite unforgiving on track compared to an RX-8, however Jon has given you some good advise already.
by Clive
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec **SOLD OUT**^^^
Replies: 156
Views: 7291

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec **SOLD OUT**^^^

Harrizone wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:31 pm
None announced at the briefing and none in evidence trackside and at the speeds I was capable of I had plenty of time for sightseeing. :oops:
When I was out there was a guy taking pictures up at Druids who looked like he was maybe "official"
Perhaps Nick will know?
by Clive
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1099
Views: 64311

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Proud to say I upheld Mazda Rotary Honour in 2019 and last night at the awards ceremony, I was presented with the trophy as a Track Attack Champion for the second year running. Funnily enough, it was Kelly (RX-8 owner) who presented my trophy and she did well, winning her class as well =D> Been a gr...
by Clive
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: You Tube Channel Help Needed Please
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: You Tube Channel Help Needed Please

Here we go,here's the full size version of my avatar. Amusingly, a couple of years ago racing at Combe one of the guys reckoned that as he got near me going into quarry his car misfired and thought all my flame was taking the oxygen away from his intake as the car was OK every other time ! :lol: :lo...
by Clive
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: You Tube Channel Help Needed Please
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: You Tube Channel Help Needed Please

Still joining :mrgreen:

Many thanks guys appreciated, hopefully I can give you some good races to watch next year :thumleft:
by Clive
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: You Tube Channel Help Needed Please
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: You Tube Channel Help Needed Please

Huge thanks everyone, just tipped the 100 mark :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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