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Brands track session

Discussion in 'Shows & meets (UK)' started by johnymd, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. johnymd

    Z Club Member

    Me and Matt went to Brands Hatch tonight for a "testing" track session. Had a great time and the car performed very well. Very happy with the handling and performance of the car. Temperatures were kept to an acceptable level and stabilized around 108*C during a long 15+ laps without backing off. Managed to get in the low 57's and Matt just crept under 57 even with the usual traffic issues.

    I'm starting to regain confidence in the car again.
  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Well done guys.

    Matt in his own car I assume.
  3. pmac

    pmac Active Forum User

    And I will just add Steve Kiddell 57.14 at Brands earlier this season.

    Interesting to see times by very different spec 240Zs with a diverse driver mix as well.
  4. status

    status Active Forum User

    A Good and interesting point there Pete,That could change ,is it mostly to do with driving skills or the one with the most power or delivery of power as the cars are so different ?
  5. bumblejon

    bumblejon Forum User

  6. johnymd

    Z Club Member

    It is interesting how close all 3 very different cars are.

    I had so much fun on the track yesterday and being the competitive person I am, I must focus on getting the geometry setup and maybe even corner weighted. The car has never been setup other than just by eye so I'm sure I here must be some gains to be had. May even put it on a bit of a diet to get it nearer 1200kg. At least maybe empty all the tools and oils from the tyre well.

    I feel a bit of competition ahead.
  7. Moriarty

    Moriarty Forum User

    The GPS data says 57.57 at 18:55

    Not quite Carling
  8. AliK

    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    Would love to join / come see you guys next time, especially given it's literally down the road from me.

    What did the track time cost you?
  9. racer

    Z Club Member

    Yes a good day.
    First time around Brands in Ten years, rusty to say the least. Front end of the car was superb, a little work to do on the rear.

    A little disappointed not to get in the 56's but the data says best possible lap combining the good sectors would be a 56.4. Happier with that, but much more to come from me yet when I get my act together.

    I can see a nice little competition brewing Johny ;)
  10. johnymd

    Z Club Member

    I love a bit of competition. As said, I'm really happy to be in the 57's given I also have lots of room to improve.

    Now when's the next evening session.
  11. franky

    Z Club Member

    Hi racer. What's the spec of your car?
  12. pmac

    pmac Active Forum User

    It would be good to add more data from your HSCC days to this Matt and also Charles Barters more recent data.
    The more valid data we have the more useful it all becomes to everyone.
    Im assuming Dean Halsey will be racing at Brands some time this season. That should also add more data both from times wwith Dean at the wheel and his pro level racing partner.
  13. franky

    Z Club Member

    The barter car does a lap of brands in 1.48ish.

    It makes very good power, no way near some on here though.
  14. racer

    Z Club Member

    The car is nothing radical.
    2.9 bottom end, nice head, kiddell cam.
    Standard body. Bolt in cage.
    Arizona Zcar coilovers, T3 Willwood brake Kit.

    Charles Barters best at Brands Indy is a 56.9.
    I had the pleasure of Racing against him for seven seasons.
    I have beaten him on only a few occasions.
    He was and still is the best driver in that championship, He's also a True Gent. 2.jpg.html
  15. franky

    Z Club Member

    Sorry, i must have read some old results wrong. That sounds like a competitive package to race with.
  16. pmac

    pmac Active Forum User

    One of the most competitive parts of the package in the man himself. :bow:

    That is a GP circuit time .
    The sub 1min times are Indy circuit times.
    Track days and Time Attack use the Indy circuit.
    HSCC has used both I believe??
  17. franky

    Z Club Member

    its the HSCC times I follow, I've just been going back though. They're quick!
  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I have always used Charles Barter's times as a measure of mine and others times.

    He's quicker than anyone on here in a more basic car and he's 70!


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