Thursday, 25 March 2010

Test video

here is the video from the test day.

I've got a few things to work on at my next test this coming Sunday. I need to get a clean hairpin exit and build up to keeping the foot in through the kink before the padock bend.

I've finally got round to fitting the rear VXR shocks. I spent a rather grim evening with a single ended hacksaw balde cutting through the bottom bolt on one side which had seized in the bush. Took a while but I got there in the end. The VXR shocks are designed for heavier turbo cars so the ride height is a bit on the high side but I'm hoping the stiffer springs will tighten things up a bit. They were cheap after all.......

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Testing, Testing, Testing

I've just had 2 days testing in the VX at Kames. Had a brilliant time - it was great to blow away the winter cobwebs and get some tracktime in. The VX is a fair bit quicker in a straight line than the MX-5 was. It seems to have a bit more grip too and being lighter, it can carry more speed through the corners. Problem is, my brain is tuned to MX-5 pace so I need to really push myself and concentrate to actually go any faster.

I tooks some videos and looking back at them, my times for the clockwise layout are around 98secs. Similar testing in the MX-5 was around 102secs so I reckon I'm around 3-4 secs quicker.

I'm certainly not going to win any gongs at that pace but with a set of sticky track tyres, my times could come down to around 95 secs so that is what I'm setting as my season target!

If I can work out how to do it, I'll post a video from today's testing soon......