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JDM Castle Combe Sat 2nd June 2018

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Re: JDM Castle Combe Sat 2nd June 2018

Post by Conan » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:18 pm

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Nice driving Ray :)
Thanks, missed a few gears as I was trying to get used it 1st session, then 2nd session tried different gears to take some corners with varying degrees of success. :roll: Shame each session ended with red flags, wanted a few more laps :(
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Re: JDM Castle Combe Sat 2nd June 2018

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:21 pm

Ray888 wrote:
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Nice driving Ray :)
Thanks, missed a few gears as I was trying to get used it 1st session, then 2nd session tried different gears to take some corners with varying degrees of success. :roll: Shame each session ended with red flags, wanted a few more laps :(
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Re: JDM Castle Combe Sat 2nd June 2018

Post by casey » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:45 pm

My weekend started with a very pleasant Friday evening with club members at Cepen Hotel restaurant. Food, drink and company was great :-)

Thanks to Chris for the pre-event and "on tbe day" slick organisation - everything went very smoothly from my perspective. Special thanks also to Karen and Rachel (hope I spelt that right!) for doing the bacon rolls, etc. Lemon drizzle cake was lovely too!

I thoroughly enjoyed my day, due to the regulars and new faces who came along to create a great atmosphere around the stand all day, helped by the superb weather.

I only planned to do the club exclusive track session, but ended up doing a second session. Clive destroyed his rear wing mounts quite spectacularly in his 2nd session and was unable to use his 3rd track session. Pleased I took it, as RaceChrono app showed my 1m26.xx improved to 1m25.xx in the 2nd session. Very happy with that.

I'm away for a few days but will post up my on board HD footage in a few days time.

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Post by 13Black » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:54 pm

Nice driving indeed Ray - a 1m 26s I think I counted :thumright:

Maybe I'm just a wet flannel but I thought the overtakes on the first session at 5:25 at camp was a little... brave maybe? Not that I've never done the same before probably, but watching that as it happened it did make me a little nervous.
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Re: JDM Castle Combe Sat 2nd June 2018

Post by bc-49 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:06 am



Here's my footage from the exclusive session. A little moment at Quarry the first time in anger as I downshifed too early, and a little wide in a couple of places but got my eye in eventually! Not sure on times as I only had a working timing app in my second session where I was in the 1.27s. Still haven't managed to break into the 1.26s around Combe, some more seat time and stickier rubber will hopefully do the trick!

Big thanks to everyone involved in organising, it was another awesome day (if a little hot for car and driver)!
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Re: JDM Castle Combe Sat 2nd June 2018

Post by Ray888 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:47 am

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Nice driving indeed Ray - a 1m 26s I think I counted :thumright:

Maybe I'm just a wet flannel but I thought the overtakes on the first session at 5:25 at camp was a little... brave maybe? Not that I've never done the same before probably, but watching that as it happened it did make me a little nervous.
Haha, I know it was a bit naughty in hindsight, but I just let instinct take over.

1m 25.5 last lap 2nd session, very happy with the pace of the car :D I could only manage a 1m 31 in my previous standard ish S1, so I’m amazed by the R3’s ability. Intrigued to know what the engine could do with some porting :roll:

Without high jacking the thread, very good day. Thank you all once again.
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Post by 13Black » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:31 am

Heat of the moment, I'm just jealous I didn't think of it - spent most of my session in traffic D: had a moment at quarry involving some opposite lock, which was a new experience, so still had fun :D
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Post by nightfire10 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:13 am

13Black wrote:Nice driving indeed Ray - a 1m 26s I think I counted :thumright:

Maybe I'm just a wet flannel but I thought the overtakes on the first session at 5:25 at camp was a little... brave maybe? Not that I've never done the same before probably, but watching that as it happened it did make me a little nervous.
Yes Nick I thought it was a little brave or perhaps I thought something else as I couldn't turn in to the corner and had to go wide ! Image

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Post by qwakers » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:11 am

session two, this time i was a passenger in the car and Lemon was driving.

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Post by qwakers » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:14 am

and the third and final session, me driving again. by now it was very very hot. my car didn't appreciate that so i had a bit of coolant overflow. heat-soak issues meant even after several hours after coming off track, it didn't want to start. ill have to watch that in the future..

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Post by qwakers » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:15 am

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Post by 13Black » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:37 am

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Post by wiggles » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:11 am

Who was driving the dark blue car in the club session? It sounded very different to all the other rx8s (excluding Clive's for obviously reasons lol )
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Post by Lemon » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:35 am

qwakers wrote:
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session two, this time i was a passenger in the car and Lemon was driving.

cheers for letting take the car out :thumleft:

i need to go back through and see what my fastest was but i'm over the moon with how it compared to last year.
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Post by Neilparry » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:48 am

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Post by boosted » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:57 am

Looks like you didnt even take off trailer...?

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Re: JDM Castle Combe Sat 2nd June 2018

Post by Clive » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:03 pm

Thanks to all who organised and everyone who came across for a chat.

Special thanks to Chris who organised getting me out on track so I could get some clear laps in while I bedded new pads in and got to grips with the many changes made to the back end of the car between Racing there a few weeks ago and yesterday.

Hopefully those who saw the second session enjoyed watching when I had the car hooked up properly, then backed off to play with Jon in his FD who was romping around in spectacular fashion, gleaning the max (and a bit more out) of his car.

Only down side was that as some saw, was after three years of racing the rear wing stays fractured and collapsed, which was down to a combination of some of the wings bolts coming out last time and the wing moving and SPEED!.

When I was running alone and properly on it, I was pulling 8800 into Quarry which Carl (Hayward) recons would probably equate to 150MPH, no wonder the wing broke. Same is we didn't have time to fit the new end plates which will come off the body rather than the boot lid.

All in all, in the words of Bill & Ted ,yesterday was a "Most Excellent Adventure" / Thanks to all :mrgreen: .
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Post by boosted » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:12 pm

Yep great day probably blessing in disguise i had no other sessions with Clive i was trying hard to stay in touch with Clive and overdriving it "abit" ok alot had quite a few moments that 2nd session ha ha...nice to have a play though...cat n mouse!
Missed CJR...Chris where are you shouldve been out playing with us ! I need to buy another camera...go poo just switching itself off random...and taking photos on track and 20 secs clips...just random...

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Post by Neilparry » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:38 pm

boosted wrote:Looks like you didnt even take off trailer...?

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Post by boosted » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:44 pm

Yep ill ring wayne in abit..My Mrs gonna pop by and pick up Rad Fan Pack and the fifty squids from atom man...hopefully hes allowed...if not let me know.....lol

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Yep ill ring wayne in abit..My Mrs gonna pop by and pick up Rad Fan Pack and the fifty squids from atom man...hopefully hes allowed...if not let me know.....lol

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Post by mrspiller » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:09 pm

boosted wrote:Lol...yep had a great day nice chilled out atmosphere. Only need rad ally welding and Wayne has k8ndly donated a rx8 rad pack..on investigation looks like fan work loose and fell off damaging rad in process...had great fun on track with Clive...over driving "abit "to tryn stay in touch....

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Post by boosted » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:25 pm

My mrs will be up at lunctime mate she will come n find you....black mazda 3 Mps reg P60URR....prob boyzone or similiar sh*t blarring from it...can you wear a yellow ribbon?

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