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Post by Clive » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:22 pm

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Best of luck Clive :thumleft: Chances are you are going to be a bit more agile than the competition and I can see you doing quite well. Getting past is the difficult bit, but an RX8 can be particularly wide once in front. :lol: :lol:
Not sure I'm agile but the car might be :mrgreen:

O' yes I know how to make a wide car, won a few races like that :thumright:

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Post by Honkytonk » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:18 pm

Show those lardarses what 1.3l of rotary goodness can do Clive!
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Post by warpc0il » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:11 am

Reminds me of the classic races at old Crystal Palace Circuit between a field of Ford Galaxys and Chevy Comeros, and the odd little Escort :D

Couldn't find the one I was thinking of but this was slightly later and a great race
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Post by SprintRX8 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:33 am

Good luck.

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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:55 pm

Good Luck Clive. :D Sadly working saturday and I'll probably be asleep sunday so I may have to watch it at a later date. :p

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Post by Clive » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:16 pm

All set up for tomorrow, the lull before the (Thunder) Storm.

Please note anyone following on https://www.tsl-timing.com/ my race number is 521 for this event.

For anyone going there are a lot of amazing cars that are going to be racing, so I'm also looking forward to spectating this time as well.

Full details and times are on this link below.

https://www.barc.net/event/barc-race-me ... s-hatch-4/

p.s. Dave, I have watched that many times :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by boosted » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:18 pm

Qualified 10th..look how close the times are...and look brands 52seconds...quali 1 51 secs
Clive may have found a new race series and challenge after winning Nippon twice...
Go on Clive bash them V8s!!

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Post by boosted » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:35 pm

Any commentary? Ive been looking for a barc youtube stream but nothing...
Combe is live streaming today..


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:36 pm

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Post by boosted » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:38 pm

I missed it..
Poor showing really.. could have commentary at least .
Combe have put cameras up all round circuit

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You beauty!!!thanks.

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Post by Clive » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:01 pm

Here's a video of the race view from 15 mins to the video.

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!"

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Post by New Duke » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:46 pm

I wanted to bring the family to watch tomorrow (the grandstands are open and free apparently) but it's advance tickets only and the deadline was Friday #-o

Best of luck for tomorrow Clive!

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Post by Clive » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:44 am

New Duke wrote:
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I wanted to bring the family to watch tomorrow (the grandstands are open and free apparently) but it's advance tickets only and the deadline was Friday #-o
Best of luck for tomorrow Clive!
Thank you, I will be at Brands at least one more time this year.

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Post by Clive » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:50 am

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.

You should all like the quallyfying in car , as I follow the Paul Radishish Australian V8 supercar and get him, he admited after he know I was quicker, but didn't want to let me by. Pleased I could live with him, because this car is a consistent winner in Thunder Saloons
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Post by SprintRX8 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:45 am

Not too shabby.
I’ll except a further 2-3 places up the grid today.

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Post by warpc0il » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:30 am

I spent an evening chatting in a hotel bar with Paul back in 2005 (?) when he was driving for the Ford factory saloon car team.

He was very passionate about his driving and it was clear that this was more important to him than fame a fortune.

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Post by Clive » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:10 am

Qualifying video Fastest I have been around Brands @ 52.8 just 1.6 off pole against crazy machinery, these guys bill themselfs as the fastest Saloons in the UK!


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:19 am

Another great video Clive, plenty of smoke from the Ford and a few interesting moments for you too.
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Post by geofftl1000r » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:05 am

Great video Clive.

I never knew Fords had to pre-mix. :shock:
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Post by njkmr » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:18 am

Looked like a lot of fun.
Particularly the little dink down the inside of the red mk1 Escort to get past that and the cheeky black BMW that had snook past you just before.
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Post by Honkytonk » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:59 pm

I'm just catching up on these Clive, if anyone was to steal a place from you, it would be that Vectra, they are the best cars in the world after all (so good they have to be penalised and start from the pit lane), and that PLATO window sticker takes half a second off a lap :lol:

Some fantastic Motorsport and you did yourself proud, some of those machines are eye wateringly quicker on paper but you did really really well being lumped into that field ('Those poor classics' is what I was thinking the entire time as I watched M3's, a skyline and a Monaro absolutely devour them) and your PB @Brands shows you rose to the occasion.
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