Last weekend were Spa Summer Classic with many Friends from Britain who came for racing.
I had also my TR8 out for some trying to race but I wasn't satisfied with the car.
I couldn't make the rear end stick and what I won on the straights with engine power and slipstream body shape I've lost on the corners.
The car received minor damage at Spa.
I had a little touching with a naughty Porsche and lost at high speed the roof spoiler and nearly crashed the car afterwards at the next high speed kink.
After that race I went to race control to ask if they can return me the lost spoiler.
The corner workers were so kind to bring it to my pit in almost undamaged condition...lucky I am.
The race director said....my car was quite loud, but was one of the best sound on that weekend.
I never had the idea that the roof spoiler might have any function on this car, as Group 44 always ran without....but after I've lost that spoiler I nearly lost the car at Blanchimont corner, going sideways and after that I was picked up by many Porsches and a Corvette, driven by a nice woman.
So the spoiler does a lot to the cars handling.
Best lap of my car was a low 2:48. But it should be quicker. I've lost in sector 2 about 4 seconds on the competition.
The last race of the weekend, I went out again without roof spoiler and used that race for tire pressure tests.
I've lowered the cold tire pressure 17 psi.
At the beginning the car was expectable not easy to drive but after the tires went hot, the car was close on the edge to be not drivable.
The difference between my normal cold pressure of 22 psi and the power pressure was 5 seconds slower.
so low pressure is not the answer to make the car stick, more to make the car sick.
Edited by MadMarx, 25 June 2018 - 01:57 PM.