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Offline Aircon

  • Master Baiter 300kph+ club
  • Who said it couldn't be done?

  • Joined: Mar 2007

  • Drives: Pork
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Name: Peter
Heading off.

Doing it grass roots budget style.

If anyone other than the troublemakers are interested, I'll post costs and expenses.

I don't understand. If anyone other than you are interested? Makes no sense again.
I love my car. Buy your own



Offline v8fans


  • Joined: Dec 2008

  • Location: Sydney/Melbourne
  • Name: Scott
Couple of shots from Saturday...

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Offline Aircon

  • Master Baiter 300kph+ club
  • Who said it couldn't be done?

  • Joined: Mar 2007

  • Drives: Pork
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Name: Peter
At least he's trying, even if he comes last in every session. 

Wait..... I see A DNF . he didn't come last in that one.  Congratulations Phil.
I love my car. Buy your own



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
13 entered, 11 turned up. I came 7th.... Happy with that.

Thanks Scott, nice to meet you and your better half, thanks for those great pics too.

http://www.sportsracer.com.au/news/101/29/I-ANSON-GETS-HIS-WAY-AT-WINTON-TO-MAKE-IT-TWO-FROM-TWO




Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Those wests and stohr are amazing little things. SO small and low, and only 400kg! And a fair bit faster on the straights. (265 km/h at P Island and no lift for turn 1!) I'd love to have a drive of one one day.

Really enjoyed Friday in pouring rain, where I was second fastest,  clearly a car advantage in wet, that's reversed in the dry. I wish there were more Radicals running to properly gauge my pace.

Other than water getting in the shift controller on Friday, which was easily fixed, the car ran faultlessly all weekend. And it only burns 0.8 litres a lap, so it's cheap to operate.

Gotta work hard and save up before having another go.




Offline peterelise


  • Joined: Apr 2014

  • Drives: DBS
  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Peter
Good job on the weekend Phil. Was following your progress on Friday and was very impressed.  Hadn't appreciated that a Radical would have a  material advantage in the wet and was aware that the Wests/Stohrs are generally quicker so it looked like you were killing it.  Was thinking you must have spent a lot of time on playstation with Allan or done lots of secret testing.

Anyway, congratulations on a good weekend without incident; that's a great achievement for first time out.



Offline j15


  • Joined: Oct 2006

  • Location: Sydney
Well done Phil, always good to see an AE member having a crack at racing.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Thanks Peter.

The tyre thing is a bit of a muddle. Kumho control tyres, but the others all use 13" wheels and run the F3 tyres, which are K55 compound for those. Radicals have 15/16" wheels and have to use K50, I'm not sure of the difference exactly, but there clearly is one., currently for wets they let you use whatever you have. So, some have proper wets, some have cut slicks.

For Radical size, kumho don't make a race wet, or don't have them here anyway, so if I use a kumho it's just a cut click, so I used the dunlops the car came with. They seem great, despite being from 2008! But then the size problem comes up, as the rears are massively taller than the dunlops.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Well done Phil, always good to see an AE member having a crack at racing.

Thanks, Race two was the only racing I actually got to do! I got a great start and jumped  a spot, and raced for half a lap before yielding. After that, it was all just lap practice until getting lapped!



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Couple of shots from Saturday...



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That shot is a good one to see the rear tyre.... It's 40mm skinnier (and actually 25mm taller) than the correct Dunlop.... But I didn't realise it fell over THAT much on cornering... Wow!

I don't think any amount of tuning is going to make it as good as the correct tyre.



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