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

Post by nightfire10 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:13 pm

What's the admission charge for the day at combe
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Post by Clive » Mon May 18, 2020 8:15 pm

Thanks for the offer Stu. :thumleft:

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Post by Clive » Mon May 18, 2020 8:18 pm

nightfire10 wrote:
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What's the admission charge for the day at combe
Sorry no ideas and if I did that that may be different from last year with all thats going on in the world.

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Post by boosted » Mon May 18, 2020 9:30 pm

Its circa £15.00 adult free under 16s.

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Post by nightfire10 » Tue May 19, 2020 10:09 am

Hoping to come and watch at combe!
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Post by Clive » Sat May 30, 2020 9:08 pm

Well I have finaly started to get the car ready to hopefully race on the 4th July.

As some of you know I have suffered with excessive heat during races, so I have now made an addition. I now have a fresh air pipe that comes in from the nose runs up the passenger side then up under the steering column.

Next I will have a Naca duct snorkel that’s going into the drivers window, rather than the tube I was running through the window.

My new super soft Extreme 265/35 tyres also turned up this week, after trying first the hard version, then the medium. Tyre temperatures on the mediums suggest they should “live” the duration of a race distance.

(p.s. a good set of Hard compound will now be for sale, perfect for tack days, these were 5 seconds a lap faster than R888R's round Snett )
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I am planning to try the xtreme tyres after my AD08R run out. I've heard alot of good things about them.
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Post by Clive » Sun May 31, 2020 11:46 am

Tyres sold out on MRC to Wayne, money will go toward a couple of cans of engine insurance :mrgreen:
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Post by Clive » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:16 pm

I'm going racing :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Got a timetable for Saturday the 4th July below. (Snetterton)
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Post by bigpete » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:09 pm

Clive wrote:
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I'm going racing :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Got a timetable for Saturday the 4th July below. (Snetterton)
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh =D>
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Post by Clive » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:20 pm

So pleased with the car doing hard 1/2 hour sessions that made a good day Test Day at Brands Hatch today, mostly tyre testing and the car behaved perfectly even in this heatwave. Set my fastest ever lap round Brands but this was on the set of world touring car slicks I scrounged to use in Thunder Saloons.

In the afternoon I put my new Track Attack “road”tyres on and promptly lost loads of time, but an excellent shakedown day for next Saturday's race at Snetterton.

The nice Window vent didn't work and had to stick an unsightly hose back on or die of heat exhaustion! Not sure the scoop brought down under bonnet temperatures, but I am sure it's giving more downforce onto the nose. :great:

I was told years ago that if you could even just break into a 54 second lap at Brands with a saloon you had quick car, today's time (on slicks) was a 53.8 :) and I know that there's a little bit more to come from the idiot behind the wheel!.

To give you an idea, the full blown Britcar Aston Martin team that was along side us, was running 54's with one driver and high 51's with the co driver-------------- so not a huge time difference, but a bit of a money difference between the RX-8 and the Aston, probably in the region of at least 300K to run that car and team of six professionals.

O' for a sequential gear box and being able to put a bit more boost into the car. With the amount of professional teams there today, I am staggered they can still find the sponsors to fund them, blowed if I can find funding despite putting our portfolio out across all the major media site on the internet, still not complaining I'm still out there doing it------------my problem is I'm so competitive and I'm always going to want to show the world what an RX-8 Rotary can really do on track, so I'm always going to want to go faster! :roll: .
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Post by casey » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:24 pm

G;ad to hear you had a successful day at Brands :thumleft:

Sub 54 seconds is an awesome lap time!
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:03 pm

Well done Clive =D> and look forward to seeing you on track at some point this year :thumleft:
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Post by Clive » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:12 am

I know a few of you wanted to go to Castle Combe to see the car, but sadly although our promotor had a written contract they have told him we cant race and another series has taken our slot.

Quite rightly he is fuming as his race club has supported and paid money to Combe for many years.

I have Snetterton next Saturday then after that quite a few coming up, so I will post up a list after next weekend
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Post by Vj4sothername » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:13 am

Booooo. That's a disappointment to hear. Hopefully they find an race for you elsewhere Clive.
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Post by Clive » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:29 pm

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Booooo. That's a disappointment to hear. Hopefully they find an race for you elsewhere Clive.
Track Attack are trying to get another date/ venue to replace this one, but I do have a Cadwell a Donnington, three Brands events, plus maybe a Silverstone.
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Post by Clive » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:15 pm

Post Covid-19 Test Day Brands Hatch 26th June 2020 - Session 1



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Post by njkmr » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:32 am

Car sounds fantastic Clive and looks to be going superb.
You did well to avoid some of them goons...!
Especially the one at 06:50 mins in, who appears to have a Labrador on his passenger seat..!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:39 am

Definite lack of mirror use and terrible moves by some of those drivers who clearing think they are racing, and badly to closing doors like that. Well done in avoiding them Clive.
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Huge thanks to Phillip (Prototype)for staying up late to post this 2nd session




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Post by Clive » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:01 am

No excuse for lack of mirrors, but just so everyone knows, This was a Test Day rather than a Track Day so you could overtake anywhere.
Compatition licence holders only :roll: :roll: Some of those Lewis's are not going to go home with cars after their first race !!!!!

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Post by bigpete » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:09 am

You could employ me Clive as a second car just to take them out for you :)
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Post by Harrizone » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:18 am

Well after all the trials that you initially had with the car this is now looking like the car you envisaged, a well sorted race car :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by V8 Power » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:33 am

Your closing speed on some of the others is immense, it looks like it took some of them by surprise.
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