Donington Kitcar Show 2000
Donington Park Circuit
|Blasting out of the pits (343Kbytes)|
|Taking a corner on the limit (and a little bit beyond :-) (344Kbytes)|
"The 'Woo hoo hoo' was as a result of a kind of double slidey "Ohmygord" where's all the grip gone?????. It was a great day, and the car did 400 miles (100 quid on petrol!!!!!!!!) with just those damn oil leaks as a problem. Each session used up about 10 litres! of fuel that is.
I'd raced there on the bike a few times and revised the gear changes etc. but it was all so different in a car. The most amazing thing was that I only changed gear three times per lap. Once from 4th into 5th down the straight, then from 5th,4th,3rd for the Esses, then it was 4th gear all the way round. I'm sure there's a faster way round but it was so nice to forget about gearchanges. The bike needed loads.
I only need three more things for the car:
1/ better brakes,
2/ more grip,
3/ more power."
Considering Bob's Rush has a V8 in it already, and super-wide tyres, more of the above should really prove a trouser-filling experience!
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