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Project Unicorn - 172 Cup Hillclimb / Sprint Car



jp_lcr

ClioSport Club Member
  172 Cup
Did that link above to video work out of curiosity? Never shared a video before... edit: ignore me must have from seeing my knob :LOL:
 
  Clio 172 phase 1
Looks a good Lap ..practice Is the key ..i noticed mr Goodlad was competing too ..hes really quick round Three sisters in his Cup , just shows you how important familiarity is ( with regards him being 3 seconds off the pace at curborough ) ..my green machine beat him by 100th of a second at Aintree ..nice bloke.
Yeah that was the main point of debate hard on those who are new or not been out in while. It was done with best intentions I think of torrential rain expected in afternoon but we ended up getting rain in morning :confused:

I've uploaded video to my dropbox so hopefully you can see this?

74.13 lap of Curborough
 

jp_lcr

ClioSport Club Member
  172 Cup
Looks a good Lap ..practice Is the key ..i noticed mr Goodlad was competing too ..hes really quick round Three sisters in his Cup , just shows you how important familiarity is ( with regards him being 3 seconds off the pace at curborough ) ..my green machine beat him by 100th of a second at Aintree ..nice bloke.
Yeah he is a nice bloke it was good to race against someone in an identical car in the same conditions - his fastest lap was 72.35 yesterday so I wasnt a million miles off, but plenty more time to come.
 

donnylad

ClioSport Club Member
Lines looked very good mate, if I had to give some constructive criticism I would say you need to be getting into third for the first corner, then staying in third until you straighten up ready to brake into mole hill, then brake and change down before turning into that.

Second part would be on the return cross over don't brake so early, carry more speed and you will be able to turn in sooner, heading towards the cones, the car will naturally float to the right and actually miss them, giving a straighter line into the back straight going into Fradley. The crossovers might also be best in third but not sure without testing that one.

Well done thought mate, your times are dropping every round which will put you in a great position for next year.

I feel a day with the car doing confidence building would be great, adding slow amounts of speed per lap etc, although too many runs will warm the tyres up and become unrealistic to sprinting, its great to see how far the car can actually be pushed. I personally find it a lot easier to loose it when I have a oh s**t moment and lift or don't react quick enough and only practice can stop that in my eyes!

On a side not I loaded my car on the trailer Sunday then lost the key to the Clio, my one and only. So it became a bit more of an expensive weekend!
 

jp_lcr

ClioSport Club Member
  172 Cup
Cheers mate for the tips much appreciated I will try to put them into action. Agree definitely need to fit in some practice days to test and push car more.

Ah gutting on key, theres always something. I had to sort windscreen washers on mine today as stopped working, stanley knife and screwdriver saved buying a new pump before MOT Thursday, hopefully not an expensive day.
 


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