RF 117 had a run at the Island Magic meeting last week (Phillip Island)
The entire week end was forecast to be wet, wet & wet ! Great
Friday turned out to be dry so I used my slicks (new) for practice, safe in the knowledge that Saturday & Sunday would be wet. We had a professional driver (Steve Owen) do a few reference laps in the car and he turned in a several 1min 34's which around PI is a fairly respectable time. He sugested a few alterations to the set up which (for the first time) I was able to feel !
Q1 (my session) on saturday morning was wet, very very wet
Q2 was dry so everyone in this session slotted better times that Q1 Great !
My grid position was probably the worst I have ever had ....P 35
Sunday was dry so I had to rely on tyres that had already done a lot of work .
I was so pissed off that I managed to turn the car around on the first lap on the slowest corner on the track in my attempt to clear out some of the back markers this dropped me to P 45
I had a little chat to myself inside my helmet and set about clawing my way back through the feild.
We ended up 4th and were the fastest car on the track for the last 1/4 of the race, so I managed to retreived a little bit of self respect. I will post a couple of laps to vimeo over the wek end
Great Video Ian. Was that a Murcielago you outdragged around 05.10?
Your engine/box combo & ratios sound very strong, I'm sure you have posted an overview of these items on here somewhere but would appreciate you pointing me to the correct posts so I can refresh my memory.
Yep. LP560 it is. The gent who drives it is a wealthy businessman, who loves his cars/racing. He's not the fastest driver around. But is is the fastest 70-something we race with. Good on him, i say. If i had his cash, i'd be doing it too!