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

Post by Honkytonk » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:35 am

The big yellow thing with the huge spoiler spitting flames does certainly draw attention compared to the clios and civics...

I hope you get the sponsorship in place - although part of me enjoys the 'reality' of the driving when you're running a 'normal' manual, you've got to chase those seconds and be the best for RX8's everywhere :thumleft:
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:05 pm

Only 5 years!!!!!! But without your determination and skills of driving and enlisting the right experts it wouldn’t have come together.
Well done Clive, and all who helped, in making such an impressive car.
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Post by Clive » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:55 am

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Only 5 years!!!!!! But without your determination and skills of driving and enlisting the right experts it wouldn’t have come together.
Well done Clive, and all who helped, in making such an impressive car.
Thanks Chris, all down to that belief of the wonderful RX-8 that we all love :mrgreen:

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Post by Clive » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:57 pm

I now have the last part of the Donnington jigsaw.

Coming out of Coppice I could have got under the leader but I risked taking him off, he then made one move to the right, which was fine so I decided to run down the out side to get a good run out of the Foggerty Esses and get him leading onto the straight.

Philip has diagnosed what happend and I was probably only a foot or two wider than I had been at times, BUT Philip worked out it was as I changed down to third that made the rear let go on oil ---------------- So pleased that the Civic that ran the same line behind, pulled out of it with his front wheel drive or we could have have two written of cars.

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Post by PeteH » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:31 pm

That look really unfortunate, and pretty unavoidable. You were not over-braking, since you were slowing at the same rate as the Clio. And in the wet it's usually front locking that is the problem, not rear locking, so to have it snap round like that would have been a surprise. You also got on full opposite lock as soon as you could, but there was no saving it. Fortunately the Clio was able to stay on his brakes hard enough to avoid T-Boning you. I've got to say that was some good driving from him, because it would have been easy for him to lockup as well when he saw you spear across his front.

Out of interest, do you heal-and-toe during down changes? It's not that obvious from your in-car videos.

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Post by Clive » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:32 pm

PeteH wrote:
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Out of interest, do you heal-and-toe during down changes? It's not that obvious from your in-car videos.
Had there been a oil flag out from the Civic that dumped oil on the out side line, I wouldn't have ventured out there and the marshals told about oil as soon as I got out the car. However I was never going to moan at marshals ever who give up their time for free so we can go racing.

Heal and toe, only track I have ever found it to be speed advantage is Cadwell.
Now I know exactly what happened, I don't think bringing the revs up would have made a difference as it was slowing the rear wheels down that made it lose traction :(

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Post by mrspiller » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:00 pm

I think that’s what Pete is referring too . I was told that by heal toeing it helped balance the car under heavy breaking and down changes in particular when wet . As if to rev slightly so when clutch is let out, the flywheel is already spinning more so less load to lock up . That’s just on standard car on track days. He did also say that a lightened flywheel is also a big help which I’m sure you have .
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Post by boosted » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:44 pm

Camel toe is far better....

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Post by Clive » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:29 pm

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 great year for the car producing these results below and best of all no real mechanical dramas with 46 races now on my excellent Rotary Engine, something a lot of big power piston racers would love to be able to say 😉

2019 highlights
10 class wins 2 Overall wins plus one 2nd and 3rd places overall
Plus 6 Fastest laps

Many thanks to all who supported me throughout the year.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:32 pm

Great looking cup, really well done Clive.
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Post by njkmr » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:07 pm

Fantastic season well done.
Who said rotaries are fragile...!
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Post by Shagrington » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:39 pm

=D> Well done Clive :king:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:49 pm

Well done Clive =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Post by Clive » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:06 am

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 Snetterton [club BBQ] Track Attack
Aug 1 Castle Combe Track Attack
Sep 12 Brands Hatch Track Attack
September 19th/20th Snetterton Thunder Saloon
October 10th/11th Silverstone Int Thunder Saloon
Oct 24 Donington Track Attack
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:45 am

Great mix of tracks there Clive, no pressure!
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Post by warpc0il » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:56 pm

Hey Clive, did you know that you were pictured in Novembers Japanese Performance magazine?
Pity no mention in the text :roll:
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Post by Clive » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:42 pm

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

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Post by Clive » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:57 pm

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.
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Post by Shagrington » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:02 am

Merry Christmas to you both as well :D
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