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      07-28-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Donnington Track day - shakedown

Right!

managed to get the Radical out on track at Donnington Park last Friday for its shakedown after all of the body and suspension work was carried out by the factory.

did this so i hopefully don't run in to many problems when at Spa next week. 2 days on track - open pitlane.

How did i get on i hear you ask?

very well in deed! the new downforce is significant. the front grip is immense! the rear grip is better, but not as fixed as the front. not to bad, just have to learn to get the tail out

did 7 x 20 minute sessions and carried 3 full fare paying passengers and 1 part fare paying.

best lap time was 1:18.17 average time circa 1:19.00 - 1:20.00

best time in my Z4 (slightly moist conditions) 1:34.00

on track at the same time was a factory run radical SR8 (latest spec driven by a race driver) 1:08. geez it was bl**dy fast!

now all i have to do is get a new set of front tyres (got a flat spot on one and its like running on 50P pieces)

now all i have to do is see if the pain in my arms disapears... the amount of effort needed to now turn the steering wheel is colossal!


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This thing goes like the clappers

Looks great as ever mate. Hope you have a great time at spa mate.
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This thing goes like the clappers

Looks great as ever mate. Hope you have a great time at spa mate.
yep, "like the clappers" is one expression that can be used! but the new improved cornering speed is just staggering and painfull
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How cool is that?! Love Radicals because they are exactely that - Radical

I want one!
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I love donnington, and i suspect that i would also love the readical if i ever tried one................
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I love donnington, and i suspect that i would also love the readical if i ever tried one................
Steve, its a realy tough car to drive, live with and pay for

its a love hate relationship!

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Id love it
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Steve, its a realy tough car to drive, live with and pay for

its a love hate relationship!

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A love / hate relationship is always the best one to have with a car it proves you bought with your heart
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A love / hate relationship is always the best one to have with a car it proves you bought with your heart
now that centiment could only come from a lover of old British sports cars!
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Lol true!
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