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Round 4 - Oulton Park

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Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:56 am PostPost subject:
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Did your wipers stick on?

Looks so much better on those wheels Twisted Evil
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Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:45 pm PostPost subject:
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think it must have been luck to get those shots at the same wiper spot Laughing

You prefer the dark wheels to the blue :O
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Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:17 pm PostPost subject:
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That last photo of the hawk eye Impreza looks a sore one.
He posts his project on Scoobynet, and he uses that car every day as it's also his road car.
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Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:10 pm PostPost subject:
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Looks like it was an eventful..eh..event.

Well done on the performance again Fee, says a lot that you've stuck at it with the power deficit to the other cars whose time's your matching/beating, though I must admit I am looking forward to seeing how it goes once the new goodies are finally fitted.

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Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:06 pm PostPost subject:
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i'd love the get the weight down into the 1200's too Smile The lighter it gets, the more nimble it feels Very Happy

There is heaps I want to do :/ just finding money/time for it all is the problem.

HICAS, GRP Doors, Lexan Windows this year I hope.
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Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:09 pm PostPost subject:
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fee - looking like she is doing a 4 wheel drift Laughing


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Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:35 am PostPost subject:
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less power on a wet track would have helped
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Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:48 am PostPost subject:
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from the times Adam posted I'd say it got dry in the afternoon/later on, they certainly seemed to tumble a lot. Not sure if the pics posted were in chronological order or not though as that would suggest it was dry and then rained later

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Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:13 am PostPost subject:
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yup, torrential rain in the morning, dry with wet patches in the afternoon.

A lot of the english guys (just a generalisation) wouldnt even go out in the wet :/
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Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:58 am PostPost subject:
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Fee wrote:
We arrived at Oulton Park on Friday for a full day test session, to check the car over and learn the track a bit. The test day was running the full International Circuit, as opposed to the Island circuit chosen for the Time Attack events. After a bit of tinkering with the suspension settings and a bodge job on the leaking transmission fluid the car seemed to be running well, and the weather held up for a full dry test session.

Saturday was not so dry. With it being a Time Attack only event we were allocated 30 minute sessions for the warm up, practice and qualifying. The warm up was wet and took a few casualties, but after remembering that the circuit was different from the day before and I had to turn earlier I seemed to be going well. I finished 2nd in the group, and 9th overall in the class. Great!

The practice session started off dry, but the rain came on after a red flag delay. Somehow (I'm still bewildered myself) I managed to get a better time in the wet than in the dry! Must be all the practice I get in the wet up in Bonnie Scotland! I cut my time by 6 seconds, finishing 5th in the group.

By the time of the qualifying the weather had cleared up and we were out on a dry track. The car was feeling good and I was out straight away trying to get some clear space. I got in a few clear laps and had a cool down. I then spent a few laps chasing down an impreza trying to get my times down. In hindsight it would have maybe been a good idea to go into the pits to get everything checked, but the red mist had fallen! By the end of the session the car did not want to stick to the track and on checking the tyres they were up to 38psi! Woops! Unfortunately I didn't make the cut for the final, finishing 26th overall, but had a great day trying. I think I'll be hoping for rain at the next event!


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