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Going Racing 2015

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Clarkey, Dec 28, 2014.

Discuss Going Racing 2015 in the General Chat area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Clarkey

    Clarkey Well-Known Member

    Interesting day at Cadwell. Car still cutting out on idle but have got it logged so hopefully find some answers.
    Missed scrutineering due to main fuel pump fitting leaking, got it fixed just before qualifying, so got scruttineered on our way out. All very rushed but we passed and got on track to qualify 6th with 1.48.
    Race 1, car would start so bumped her into life.
    Got to 4th on the first lap and spent the entire race fending off a determined 205.
    Finished 4th with a best time of 1.46.
    Softened the front dampers to try and get suspension working.
    Race 2. Pushed her again to get started. New starter needed I hope !!
    Second place car missing due to an injury so big gap in front of me on the grid and sitting next to a Clio 197.
    He got a better start as got to much wheelspin, qot him down the back straight and on the back of the leader.
    Car was awesome but couldn't pass as Cadwell is so narrow. we certainly had the pace in the corners.
    Finished 2nd with a best time 1.44.
    Nice to see Andy and Ross there.
    Silverstone 15th August next play day
     
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  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    You destroyed the 197 on the straights - absolutley decimated him.

    That pug was rather quick , but again , you had the legs where it mattered.
     
  3. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    2 seconds from a damper tweak? Flipping heck, thats substantial.

    How are you controlling idle mate? Is it with an IACV? Rotary or stepper?
     
  4. Clarkey

    Clarkey Well-Known Member

    Not sure about idle @DaveL485@DaveL485 . will find out.

    Heres some incar footage chasing the Saxo
     
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  5. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Thats quick for a Paxo, whats under the hood?

    Edit: Looking at the log your Idle value is all zero, which suggests no idle control valve.
     
  6. Clarkey

    Clarkey Well-Known Member

    Heres a great view of the race long battle at the front.
    All very close :)

     
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  7. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Man I need to get in on this, it looks ace!
     
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  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    That 197 really loses out on the straights doesnt it.
     
  9. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    It got murdered !
     
  10. Clarkey

    Clarkey Well-Known Member

    All about the weight.........not a lot in it power wise.
    They make up for the lack of speed in the corners, superb handling.
     
  11. Woznaldo

    Woznaldo Well-Known Member

    You can see how stable the 197 is in the corners. Good track/wheelbase ratio helps there.

    Cadwell looks like an EPIC circuit, but you say, a tad too narrow to get past on driver talent alone.
     
  12. Clarkey

    Clarkey Well-Known Member

    Last timeout at a rainy Silverstone.
    Not much fun
     
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  13. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Is it tough to handle in the rain? I'd imagine when the back end goes, being so short, it snaps quite quick.
     
  14. Clarkey

    Clarkey Well-Known Member

    Really depends on the tyres. Had similar conditions a couple of years ago but was on Michelin wets and car was superb.
    We run the car quite soft at the back, so quite predictable........thankfully :)
    The AO21's were awfull, no grip on the front what so ever. Understeer so nothing we could do.
    We dropped the pressres from 24psi to 16psi to try and get some heat in, which didn't work.
    I was told I went the wrong way and should have put 35 psi in !!
     
  15. Clarkey

    Clarkey Well-Known Member

    Snetterton tomorrow.....
    Massive 42 car grid on the 300 layout.
    Looking forward to this now.
     
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  16. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Weather looks ok as well !
     
  17. TNT Andy

    TNT Andy Well-Known Member

    Sorry to be missing this, but it looks like you've got perfect conditions over here on the East Coast.

    Hope it all goes well.
     
  18. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    42 cars....fit bigger bumpers! :D
     
  19. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    Gutted I have missed this Dave. I had planned on catching up with you but this year has been a mad one.:drinks.gif:
     
  20. TNT Mr Raider

    TNT Mr Raider Well-Known Member

    Hope all went well today Dave, sorry I couldnt make it down to watch, will defo be along for the next Snetty meet fella. :)
     
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