David vs Goliath - Road legal mx-5 wins Gymkhana GRID

David vs Goliath - Road legal mx-5 wins Gymkhana GRID

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tsp

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44 posts

50 months

Monday 9th September
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If you haven't seen this yet its definitely worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNZvfb6WPIs

Mantas Sliogeris wins Gymkhana GRID RWD in his 200 bhp road legal MX5. Competing against fully prepared, high horse power drift cars. Including Daigo Saito's 800 bhp Supra.

Amazing bit of car control.

threespires

3,262 posts

156 months

Monday 9th September
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Thanks for the link, very interesting

threespires

3,262 posts

156 months

Monday 9th September
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Thanks for the link, very interesting

300bhp/ton

37,249 posts

135 months

Monday 9th September
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tsp said:
If you haven't seen this yet its definitely worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNZvfb6WPIs

Mantas Sliogeris wins Gymkhana GRID RWD in his 200 bhp road legal MX5. Competing against fully prepared, high horse power drift cars. Including Daigo Saito's 800 bhp Supra.

Amazing bit of car control.
Isn't driving based/graded on 'style' and opinions of the judges. Nothing at all do to do with suspension, power or if a car is road legal or not? confused

Altrezia

8,360 posts

156 months

Monday 9th September
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Well, we've found the "motorsport" I want to watch least. Cool smile

Ben Jk

892 posts

111 months

Monday 9th September
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Prefer watching Autotesting.

https://youtu.be/uniKZxN5ZBg

Galveston

550 posts

144 months

Monday 9th September
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Mantas Sliogeris used to compete in UK AutoSolos. Maybe he still does.

Having watched that, I don't feel so bad that he absolutely trounced me.

Galveston

550 posts

144 months

Monday 9th September
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300bhp/ton said:
Isn't driving based/graded on 'style' and opinions of the judges. Nothing at all do to do with suspension, power or if a car is road legal or not? confused
No, it's timed. confusedconfused

Kraken

1,109 posts

145 months

Tuesday 10th September
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On a "track" like that BHP is pretty meaningless when you get to a certain point and anything over it is probably more of a hindrance than anything.

snowen250

937 posts

128 months

Thursday 12th September
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Galveston said:
300bhp/ton said:
Isn't driving based/graded on 'style' and opinions of the judges. Nothing at all do to do with suspension, power or if a car is road legal or not? confused
No, it's timed. confusedconfused
Fairly obvious it is timed too isn't it? What with you know... the clock in the corner? I think 300BHP you are thinking more of drifting.

Still its cool to see a good driver in a more standard car winning out over some big power stuff.