Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by Oaksey » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:12 pm

I'm still wondering how Paul managed to drive that quick :shock:


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by Corky » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:26 pm

Oaksey wrote:I'm still wondering how Paul managed to drive that quick :shock:
Me too :shock:

What tyres was he using ?


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:56 pm

Oaksey wrote:I'm still wondering how Paul managed to drive that quick :shock:

It's not tyres you need to worry about !

It's a well set up fairly standard car in wet conditions .
It will beat bhp all day long , just ask Mr Crouch when we were at Harewood in the wet


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:08 pm

Craig must be happy with those times - his rear wheels must have been at the same rpm as the fronts for about 10 seconds of that lap :-)


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by Corky » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:15 pm

Coupe' Racing wrote:
Oaksey wrote:I'm still wondering how Paul managed to drive that quick :shock:

It's not tyres you need to worry about !

It's a well set up fairly standard car in wet conditions .
It will beat bhp all day long , just ask Mr Crouch when we were at Harewood in the wet
Set up and power levels will most certainly have played their part. But as we all know, there are good and bad tyres for the rain. My R888s were pretty bad as would be expected. Steve and Josh were on Yokohama Parada spec 2. Maybe Paul had something better for the conditions ?


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:24 pm

Pauls car has always been deceptively quick.


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by Corky » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:25 pm

If he's competing in that this year, I'll be in the bar with Craig if it's raining :lol:


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by Coco La Blanc » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:56 pm

Corky,
Does that mean I can drive your car for real then ????????????? :evil: :twisted: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :twisted: :evil:
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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by swoakes » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:01 pm

Oaksey wrote:I'm still wondering how Paul managed to drive that quick :shock:
He got off the line amazingly well every time I watched him. I struggled every time bar one and Paul failed to record my time :roll: : :lol:


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by Corky » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:27 pm

Coco La Blanc wrote:Corky,
Does that mean I can drive your car for real then ????????????? :evil: :twisted: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :twisted: :evil:
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:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:39 pm

The wet always hands an advantage to supple well balanced cars, but Pauls is extremely good :-) and to be fair he chucked it around beautifully, measured and fast 8)

Luckily if it's dry and with soft tyres fitted, my car will come alive :-)

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The Toyo T1Rs weren't that bad when it was raining properly, but as it started to ease and the puddles dissipate they were dreadful (understandably)


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by scimjim » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:39 am

I hope I got a video of it - the back kicked out when you went into third before the first cone, then again when you grabbed fourth around the last cone :-)


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:19 am

IIRC Paul's car has a Quaife diff in it, a very nice bit of kit and makes a world of difference. I have one in KMG and whilst it's only handling half the power of most Ti's, the difference in traction on acceleration and deceleration is amazing / annoying - I like wheelspins and struggle to light up the wheels to impress passers by :lol:

Should be a good season, a mix of sunshine and rain will give for interesting scores on the board!


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:26 am

CNHSS1 wrote: The Toyo T1Rs weren't that bad when it was raining properly, but as it started to ease and the puddles dissipate they were dreadful (understandably)
why were they dreadful (says he about to buy some :? )


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Re: Curborough 25 March 2014 - test day

Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:30 am

Cars setup for stickier 1Bs so much stiffer than is needed for road tyres Mike and also it has 360 rampant Japanese stallions trying to rip the tread from the tarmac ;-)

As a road tyre they are very good imho and as such should be a good 1B road going tyre so long as the chassis isn't setup uber stiff


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