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Sunday Hillclimb

Post by generis » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:46 am

For anyone interested, I am entered in the first Hillclimb of the year this Sunday. I also believe that another of our fraternity is entered as well. Should be an entertaining day.

Tony
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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by RX-8 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:28 pm

I'm assuming that other person is me :mrgreen:

Unlike Tony, I've never done a hillclimb before so I'm half excited and half scared :!:

Should be fun no matter what 8)

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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by Sqz » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:19 am

How you guys go? :bounce:

A bit moist out there? :shaking:

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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by Tim Tam » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:38 pm

A little birdie told me they both went very well, 54 seconds was it? And no crashes so all good!

How are we all? I haven't logged into the forum in ages! Still got your 8 Steve?

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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by generis » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:02 pm

Blast from the past there TimTam!

Yes it was a bit moist, especially after lunch. But the weather held long enough in the morning for us to have some dry fun. My best was a 51.42 with Will close behind on 51.48.

After lunch the rain came and we had a bit of sideways fun :D And Will did a little off-roading :shock:
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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by Tim Tam » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:05 pm

generis wrote: And Will did a little off-roading :shock:

Ha! As long as it's not 'Revolver-Wakefield-style' offroading it's all good.

How did you find the hillclimb track Will? Short and sweet?

I want a turbo too! :twisted:

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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by RX-8 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:40 pm

Blast from the past indeed :!:

Steve's still got his beast and so does Aref 8)

Can't work out how Tony & I got such similar times - they're completely different cars :P

RE: off-roading, this was before the afternoon rain so I've got no excuse... Just had a complete brain fart on the second last corner which somehow made a cone jump out in front of me :lol: Definitely no 'Revolver-Wakefield-style' sliding thankfully so my rear is safe :lol: Tony or I will have to take you for a spin as well 8)
  • Found the track to be more technical then originally anticipated and the 6,000rpm limit from the turbo made constant gear changes a must :!:
Official results for the day here
  • Lap record was also broken by the 'Ferrabusa' (i.e. nickname for half Ferrari, half Hayabusa). Managed to do a 39 second lap :!:
A more readable view of the results can be found on the 'Live Results' page here (select 24 February 2013 if not already selected) :mrgreen:

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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by Tim Tam » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:44 am

RX-8 wrote: Found the track to be more technical then originally anticipated and the 6,000rpm limit from the turbo made constant gear changes a must
What's the go with the rev limit? A temporary development/running-ion issue I hope?

A 51sec lap looks pretty reasonable, without the turbos would you guys have been in the <3000 class with the RX7s? Well done for upholding the rotary reputation and not getting done by Commodores!

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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by RX-8 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:02 am

Tim Tam wrote:
RX-8 wrote: Found the track to be more technical then originally anticipated and the 6,000rpm limit from the turbo made constant gear changes a must
What's the go with the rev limit? A temporary development/running-ion issue I hope?
Due to the small turbo we basically have no lag (i.e. very very drivable) but we also run out of puff at 6,000rpm :(
  • If we went a bigger turbo we'd start introducing lag...
Tim Tam wrote:A 51sec lap looks pretty reasonable, without the turbos would you guys have been in the <3000 class with the RX7s? Well done for upholding the rotary reputation and not getting done by Commodores!
Correct :!: The formula (I believe) is a multiplier of 1.8 for being a rotary and a muliplier of 1.7 for being turbo'd. Therefore, 1300 x 1.8 x 1.7 = 3978. Without the turbo we'd be 2340 (i.e. in the 2000 - 3000 class) 8)

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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by spinner » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:03 pm

Did you get any photos of the action?
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Re: Sunday Hillclimb

Post by RX-8 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Nope :(

Must of been having too much fun 8)

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