roblee8g Clio X85 Cup

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by roblee8g, May 21, 2019.

  1. roblee8g

    roblee8g Paid Member

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    Clio X85 Cup racer
    I imported this Cup racer from the UK to Australia recently. It arrived in March and I have done a couple of track days in it. After an initial check, I had to do some repairs and was glad to have Alex from APMotorsport ship me the necessary parts. Here's a photo and a video from the most recent track day at Mallala (near Adelaide). I hope you enjoy them.
    Mallala 190519.jpg
     
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  2. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Racing Blue Clio 197
    Looks amazing that mate!
     
  3. roblee8g

    roblee8g Paid Member

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    Location:
    Adelaide, AU
    Car:
    Clio X85 Cup racer
    Thanks Lewis. This is the later session after the rain came. A bit of a spin after the back stepped out on turning in to Turn 1.

     
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  4. VolumeX

    VolumeX

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    Nice1.
     
  5. roblee8g

    roblee8g Paid Member

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    Adelaide, AU
    Car:
    Clio X85 Cup racer
    The wheels that came with the car showed a fair bit of scuffing & gouging incurred during 2 seasons of Clio Cup Benelux and 1 of Michelin Clio Cup Series. My project is to restore them to as-new condition.
    Here is a typical wheel in the as-received condition. The next step is paint- black rim1.jpg black rim2.jpg stripping.
     
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  6. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

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    Clio RS 200
    Looking forward to updates on this. Can't beat a genuine cup racer
     
  7. roblee8g

    roblee8g Paid Member

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    Location:
    Adelaide, AU
    Car:
    Clio X85 Cup racer
    I received the last 2 rims back from the paint-stripper yesterday. They are a bit battered, but a bit of TLC should get them ready for painting in a week or 2. How did the inner rim get so trashed? IMG_2618.jpg IMG_2619.jpg IMG_2622.jpg IMG_2618.jpg IMG_2619.jpg IMG_2622.jpg IMG_2623.jpg IMG_2624.jpg
     
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  8. roblee8g

    roblee8g Paid Member

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    Clio X85 Cup racer
    Last Sunday was another regularity meeting at Mallala. During the day I lowered my best time by 0.6seconds.
    here's a video from the 1st heat. A small drama at about 3:00minutes in.
     
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  9. rSilva

    rSilva Paid Member

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    Portugal
    Car:
    Clio F1
    Heel&toe/rev-match on downshifts would't help a bit with braking later?
     
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  10. roblee8g

    roblee8g Paid Member

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    Clio X85 Cup racer
    Quite possibly. Still getting accustomed to the sequential gearbox, but I'll give it a try. I think just downshifting faster will achieve the same thing. With the Sadev you need to de-clutch with every gear, so the feet are very busy. I'm taking my leads from Stefano Comini's you-tube videos when he was driving the Clio Cup Italia in 2012. Also I'm still getting the brake balance right. In May I was locking the fronts, but in June the rear was a bit squirrely (after lubricating the rear caliper sliders). Late braking is not my forté, but is a potential time saver. Thanks for watching & commenting.
    BTW, in the later heats I was a bit faster, especially in the 8 lapper when the tyres were up to temp and I gained a bit of confidence.
     
  11. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    Well I didn't know that, I thought the Sadev boxes were proper sequential boxes and you only needed the clutch for pulling away in first gear?
     
  12. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    It is a proper sequential. Just doesn't have autoblip downshift
     
  13. roblee8g

    roblee8g Paid Member

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    Location:
    Adelaide, AU
    Car:
    Clio X85 Cup racer
    Just to clarify - In the Clio 3, no clutch needed for upshifts if rpm> 3500, but clutch needs to be operated for downshifts.
    In the Clio 4 Cup with paddles, you don't need to de-clutch for downshifts.
     
  14. roblee8g

    roblee8g Paid Member

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    Location:
    Adelaide, AU
    Car:
    Clio X85 Cup racer
    Just finished the refurb on the last 2 of the original race wheels. Black = before, White = after. IMG_2673.jpg IMG_2676.jpg black rim1.jpg black rim2.jpg
     
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