Don't worry I'm still here, just been tea busy catching up at work after a days swanning around Silverstone.Great to meet up with Shaun and we have met and had banter before.
Must say congrats to Shaun for the condition and look of his car, awsome!
Onto the serious and competitive stuff!
Shaun can eat more than me and wins hands down
I've got some good video but only just had the V Box Lite fitted so trying to work it all out to upload at the mo!
Now firstly we had a great day with lots of respect for each others cars and driving
On the first run Shaun said he would follow me, I'm sure he will have tbe footage in his camera if he wants to upload it. This was an early session with less of the corporate M25 style traffic. On this occasion without quite so much traffic the Juno had pulled 20 Seconds over 4 laps. Now I still have to say 5 seconds a lap is still a remarkable performance for a modified road legal car. I don't think there's anything much less than 200k that could worry the Noble. RS 4.0 Very Similar.
The Next test was for me to follow Shaun which I did, driving at about 8/10ths you will see the Juno in dirty air sits easily behind the Noble and could pass at anytime. Shaun was really pushing and you will see in the video he really had the Noble on a Knife edge, great peddling and I'm not sure anyone could ring much more out of the Noble.
I was surprised that even with our piddling 240bhp that we did not loose more on the straights considering we had a slower exit speed while following the Noble.
On the 2nd lap at Stowe I decided to pass even though my corner speed was compromised following the Noble.
When the Noble did come back pass You will see as you cheer it was on the right side while I slowed and waited for the traffic in font, this in line with track day and not test day rules
I would guess with no traffic and should both cars be able to keep up the speed the differential on this track would be about 8seconds
The Juno obviously gets badly hurt when it's slowed in the corners as it takes a while to build up the sipped again due to lack of grunt!
I'll copy the you tube link when I finally get it uploaded.
On a note of assistance Graham took a good look at the Noble and we spoke to Shaun about heat dispersion on Turbo cars.
What we did notice was compared to mine the heat build up in the inter cooler flanges was really high, enough to burn you if you tried to touch them. Is this because they are outside of the air flow being outside of the air box. The pipes were also extremely hot as I guess they are sharing and taking the air from a hot area!
I know you will say but you don't track yours, even after a good half hour blat you can touch any part of my inter cooler and only find a luke very luke warm temperature increase!
Perhaps what we have done is working to keep temps down!
Looking forward to more track days and banter, Video soon and don't forget to ask Shaun for the first char Video, I know he's got it
And don't ever think Juno's gone quiet