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macgtech

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856 posts

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Hi all,

As some of you guys know, we are entered into the Silverstone 24hr next week.

We have a strong driver lineup, with myself, former British GT Champion Jamie Smyth, Macau GP GT Race Winner Nigel Farmer and 2011 Singapore Touring Car Champion Gerald Tan, so we are hoping for a good run against some stiff opposition, including works teams from the likes of Aston Martin and Ginetta in the GT3 class alone.

We have gone over the whole car and refreshed many components, including running a new engine, clutch and starter ready for the gruelling race.

It is a fantastic event and it would be good to see some of the Ultima guys there!

Jonny


3Dee

3,070 posts

104 months

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Do we get free tickets? Eh? wink

Go on, you know you want to for your 'special' Ultima brethren....(supply them that is...)

yes

crafty

2,285 posts

120 months

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Good luck guys!

UltimaCH

2,456 posts

72 months

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Just a side question, is the factory giving you any support? It may gave done something last year if I recall...

macgtech

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UltimaCH said:
Just a side question, is the factory giving you any support? It may gave done something last year if I recall...
Yes they are, they are providing a spares package for us which is extremely helpful and very much appreciated.

Unfortunately we don't even get enough tickets for the core team and drivers never mind additional crew, sponsors, visitors etc! We got plenty last year but there we go.
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craig7l

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i might pop along this year...

3Dee

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Craig's going TWICE! hehe

macgtech

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3Dee said:
Craig's going TWICE! hehe
Well it does run over two days!

mrpink

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and he does live just round the corner :-)

craig7l

989 posts

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he mighta justa apeeera outta da blue..... last time he there at classic he was ushered to frontage hehehehe

macgtech

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'Apparently' there is going to be live radio commentary and footage of the race streamed here:

http://www.radiolemans.com/

macgtech

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New engine bought from PWP and fitted this weekend. Has run in the workshop for about 30 minutes so we will run it in during the first test session on Thursday. Seems to be running sweetly.

Interesting that it was supplied full of oil, so as soon as we started it up the tank overflowed and caused a total mess over everything - something to watch for the future! They also come without the coolant bung - so we had to do a 350 mile round trip to pick the one up out of our old engine. And obviously its an M28 fine pitch thread so nothing is similar!

Getting a Proshift bump and blip system fitted tomorrow and then we should be all set.

Storer

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98 months

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Jonny

I am amazed that when you took the flywheel bolts out to fit your flywheel, you didn't get flooded out with oil as I did on mine (before I drained the oil).

Is there a way of getting parking inside the circuit over the weekend? Otherwise we will have to park in one of the car parks on the outside with the associated trek.


Paul

macgtech

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Storer said:
Jonny

I am amazed that when you took the flywheel bolts out to fit your flywheel, you didn't get flooded out with oil as I did on mine (before I drained the oil).

Is there a way of getting parking inside the circuit over the weekend? Otherwise we will have to park in one of the car parks on the outside with the associated trek.


Paul
I did, but took the sump plugs and oil line bungs out and nothing came out, so assumed (foolishly) there was nothing left. Think there was at least 4 litres in it still.

Last year they had a supercar display area, I'm pretty sure you would be able to part the Ultima there. I'll ask the organisers for you. There is a bus service running for spectators though this year by all accounnts though too.

macgtech

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We have been informed that Britcar will be streaming the race live from 30 minutes before the start on the Saturday, link to the homepage is here:

http://www.britcar24hr.co.uk/

We are also pleased to announce that we will have a simulator (as seen in last year's Gadget Show 24hr Special) in our pit garage setup with the Silverstone circuit on for the public to come and have a go on whilst we race. Please feel free to drop by and have a go!

crafty

2,285 posts

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macgtech said:
We have a strong driver lineup, with myself, former British GT Champion Jamie Smyth, Macau GP GT Race Winner Nigel Farmer and 2011 Singapore Touring Car Champion Gerald Tan, so we are hoping for a good run against some stiff opposition, including works teams from the likes of Aston Martin and Ginetta in the GT3 class alone.
Nigel Farmer is a mate of mine he also drives in China. This is a great start from Nigel in another mate's Caterham R500, he at the back as the car had a problem and didn’t qualify.
Cracking start!!!

http://vimeo.com/33786021


LuckyP

6,208 posts

108 months

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Anyone know the latest? No laps in practise from TSL:


http://www.tsl-timing.com/eerc/2012/123863b24.pdf

crafty

2,285 posts

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Last night I had a message from Nigel that they had engine trouble and were changing the engine for qualifying. Not heard any more.

UltimaCH

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Read on their FB page yesterday that the engine dropped a rod eek

deadscoob

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Yep heard that too.
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