INDICATIVE RX-8 circuit laptimes

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Names definitely for corners.
If you associate features of the corner with the name your brain then automatically remembers it, not so with numbers.

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Actually just thought.
The best track driver I ever shared a car with was Piers Hunniset.
Absolute genius who never got the breaks. Ended upon being a racing instructor to budding Japanese drivers.
An example of an amazing talent who never made it. Would put loads of current F1 drivers to shame. If only I had the access to funds I have now back in the 90’s.
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If only we all had the funds in our earlier years and conviction to follow our instincts more how different life may have been, but would we be happier? Certainly I doubt we would be here exchanging comments on this forum.
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I actually took his comments in a different way Chris
I thought he was referring to possible sponsorship rather than spending it on his own racing.
I could easily be wrong though :)
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Valid point Pete, I think your interpretation is the correct one.
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Blue Star wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:18 pm
Actually just thought.
The best track driver I ever shared a car with was Piers Hunniset.
Absolute genius who never got the breaks. Ended upon being a racing instructor to budding Japanese drivers.
An example of an amazing talent who never made it. Would put loads of current F1 drivers to shame. If only I had the access to funds I have now back in the 90’s.
Oh God, lets not start this now, this is a conversation to be had when you are with a bunch of old racing mates and have had too much to drink, and all feeling your age, and thinking back on all of the talent we have seen wasted because of lack of money and opportunity; there were so so many of them.
Makes me very sad, so stop it now; it's late here and I am in a good mood and I want to go to bed feeling that way, thank you.

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My own racing record reads like a bad story of oh what could have been.
Moderate success in NASCAR, few wins in Lemans series and a very bad year in F2. Was far better at promoting others and creating opportunities.
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Blue Star wrote:My own racing record reads like a bad story of oh what could have been.
Moderate success in NASCAR, few wins in Lemans series and a very bad year in F2. Was far better at promoting others and creating opportunities.
Sounds like you e had a wonderful life
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All distant past now.
More important is connections made that lead to invites and lovely guest drives.
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Blue Star wrote:All distant past now.
More important is connections made that lead to invites and lovely guest drives.
Oh yes
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Thruxton a few weeks ago
Flying around with Jon in his MX5 turbo and Dave in his M3 powered compact
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Then Pembrey
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Then Donington park
Had a 1.23 something
Bit gutted as there was plenty more in the car
Had my first tow in , coil harness lead earthed on engine lifting eye .
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Hi Wayne - I've updated the Pembrey laptime and added a Thruxton track entry with your time too :thumleft:
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mrspiller wrote:Then Pembrey
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Neilparry wrote:
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But Are you specifying the different cars your using ImageImage
Wayne can you confirm the brief car descriptions I've stated for Pembrey and Llandow are correct :?:
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casey wrote:
Neilparry wrote:
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But Are you specifying the different cars your using ImageImage
Wayne can you confirm the brief car descriptions I've stated for Pembrey and Llandow are correct :?:
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Nothing to do with RX8’s but the overall lap record that has stood since 2005 was broken at Castle Coombe today by Stefano Leaney in the F3 cup race.
58.759 (Old record was 59.3)
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Oooh! That’s a great result and should stand for quite a time too.
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Yep
It’s fab lap time
I was there early this year , talking to a few of the older instructors
They did say it was expected as the circuit was getting faster
No inside info from me
I was talking to them after visiting merlin motorsport .
To be fair , I always thought they were quite arrogant on track days
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The 58.759 won’t last long as too hot today for great time (25.5C air, 48.3C track) and only allowed one set of tyres.
F3 not the quickest but great combo of speed, light weight and aero.
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Yep talking to a mechanic about them yesterday
550 kg
250 bhp merc engined
And that one was forsale @ 120k


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