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loggyboy

posted on 13/5/19 at 12:25 AM Reply With Quote
New race car...

Next tick box on route to racing has been made.
Picked this up today.




Tatty yes, but proven race winning car for only a little more than the parts alone needed to upgrade my current track Clio.
Next is my ARDs which i hope to book in coming weeks with the aim of doing a few events this year before a full season next year.
On a side note the Kia peformed faultlessly for the ~500mile round trip so even more pleased with that choice of tow car.

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Andy D

posted on 13/5/19 at 06:15 AM Reply With Quote
Nice. Which series do you intend to race in?
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loggyboy

posted on 13/5/19 at 07:46 AM Reply With Quote
750mc Ktec 182 series. Nice close racing and decent grid sizes.
https://www.750mc.co.uk/formulae/clio-series.htm

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theduck

posted on 13/5/19 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
If you havent already committed yourself to the k-tec series, the tricolore series is another very good option https://www.trackattackraceclub.com/series/tricolore/
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nick205

posted on 13/5/19 at 01:42 PM Reply With Quote
Loggy

Not familiar with the race series - are there rules on what you can/can't remove from the car to reduce the weight (bits of trim etc)?

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loggyboy

posted on 13/5/19 at 02:11 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
Loggy

Not familiar with the race series - are there rules on what you can/can't remove from the car to reduce the weight (bits of trim etc)?


Fairly strict rules but it can be stripped inside.
Basic regs are:

Clio 182 cup spec only
Control coilovers
Control ECU
Control engine mounts
Control wheels and tyres
Standard brakes, but Friction material is free

Then the usual 'If its not expressly permitted, then it should be deemed prohibited'


I did consider the tricolore but liked getting foot in door of the 750mc as would one day like to go into RGB series. As the car is fully to spec for the ktec series I cant see me changing, at least for a season.

[Edited on 13-5-19 by loggyboy]

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nick205

posted on 14/5/19 at 10:08 AM Reply With Quote
Sorry for the questions...

I'm guessing you're allowed to have a roll-cage fitted in the car?

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jps

posted on 14/5/19 at 11:02 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by nick205
Sorry for the questions...

I'm guessing you're allowed to have a roll-cage fitted in the car?


Required I am sure!! Presumably full incar fire extinguisher system too.

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loggyboy

posted on 14/5/19 at 11:08 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
Sorry for the questions...

I'm guessing you're allowed to have a roll-cage fitted in the car?


Yes, 6 point bolt in cage is mandatory, with door bars and harness bar. As is a plumbed extinguisher, cut off etc. Series falls under the usual MotorsportUK bluebook regs. All of which is fitted to this already, saving me a lot of time and hassle.

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loggyboy

posted on 15/5/19 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
Had a play around with a colour scheme to mask the dents!



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Ivan

posted on 16/5/19 at 03:47 PM Reply With Quote
Like the colour scheme - go for it.
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Yazza54

posted on 8/6/19 at 06:39 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
Loggy

Not familiar with the race series - are there rules on what you can/can't remove from the car to reduce the weight (bits of trim etc)?


Fairly strict rules but it can be stripped inside.
Basic regs are:

Clio 182 cup spec only
Control coilovers
Control ECU
Control engine mounts
Control wheels and tyres
Standard brakes, but Friction material is free

Then the usual 'If its not expressly permitted, then it should be deemed prohibited'


I did consider the tricolore but liked getting foot in door of the 750mc as would one day like to go into RGB series. As the car is fully to spec for the ktec series I cant see me changing, at least for a season.

[Edited on 13-5-19 by loggyboy]


Give me a shout if you have any queries regarding RGB.. or come find me at a meeting for a chat, works spire no. 54, cheers





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loggyboy

posted on 8/6/19 at 10:59 PM Reply With Quote
Passed my ARDs a few weeks back at brands, ARDs was no probs but sadly couldnt put in many laps as the slightly stricter noise restrictions in the evenings meant as soon as i went for it I was black flagged. They let me out again and managed 10 or so laps at 75%.
Was enough to know car felt good and is ready as it can be for a race weekend

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Originally posted by Yazza54

Give me a shout if you have any queries regarding RGB.. or come find me at a meeting for a chat, works spire no. 54, cheers


Thanks! Im hoping to be at Silverstone in Aug as its close and a track im familiar with. Im now registered with the series as car 44. If i get a moment to come say Hi over the course of the weekend I will come find ya!

A couple of shots from brands:





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