Yiannis' Albi Blue R27. Renault Sport track [email protected]

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Yiannis197, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. youngarthur

    youngarthur

    Messages:
    271
    Never had it before, but Spa allowed overtaking in the Braking zones, and in the bends. I had a BMW suddenly slow through Eau Rouge, and I just missed him, as I could not lift off. Spent a lot of the day watching the rear view mirror, BUT, it rained at 4pm, so no more problems, and I stayed out for 40 minutes, until the car started aquaplaning on different parts of the Circuit. Time to stop then!.
     
    Yiannis197 likes this.

  2. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Winner - POTM October 2018 Platinum Member

    Messages:
    2,560
    Location:
    Inverness
    Car:
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    .
    Just checked the website. £449.00! Presumably they manage to sell it at this price. Might have to reconsider, though it's always been a dream to drive the GP circuit as Brands was where I first used to watch motorsport. Maybe use my birthday as an excuse to treat myself one year.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
    Yiannis197 likes this.
  3. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Worcester
    Car:
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    This is one of the reasons I megged mine. I was getting sick to death of being held up. Now it’s no longer such an issue.
     
    Yiannis197 and Pav like this.
  4. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,678
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    That sounds like fun:wink: And you are right, it comes to show that the wet track days are way more fun than the dry ones for the obvious reasons. I did Snetterton fully wet and I was loving it, no straight line heroes there...
    On another note, it would be brilliant if UK track days would allow people to overtake on bends or braking zones but I do understand that this could go wrong very quickly.

    I know right? I'm sure they fully book such days, there are people out there with proper machinery who wouldn't lose their sleep for half a grand. Blimey their tyres must be 3 times that or more. I have to say though, the more expensive the track day the better the driving culture.

    Fair play mate. As I said, I don't necessarily need more power for the road but if I was doing more track days the Clio would not cut it full stop and it would have been sold years ago.
     
    trackspec197 likes this.
  5. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Location:
    b e l g i u m
    Car:
    RB7 #166
    that's how it is done over here and it very rarely goes wrong (touch wood). the trick is to observe the other participants at the briefing and their behaviour on track, of course. i try to stay away from the hooligans. not bullet proof, but gets you a long way. the fact that i don't want to prove anything to anyone and just get the clio back home in one piece, helps.
     
    Johnny 99, Yiannis197 and Big Ben like this.
  6. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Location:
    b e l g i u m
    Car:
    RB7 #166
    @Yiannis197 ... wanted to ask this before, but always forgot ... you're running AD08R's on both set of wheels, right? never tempted to try a semi slick like a 888R or a direzza?
     
  7. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,678
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    No Peter, I'm running AD08Rs on the Alleggeritas and R888 on the Ultras, albeit a very old set which I never had the change to use up as most of the track days I've been were wet! Plan is to change them eventually with a set of rainsports since let's face it, the chances here in the UK to have a wet TD are more than having a dry one!
     
    peter likes this.
  8. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,678
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    A few pictures from Rockingham track day with Renault Sport. An absolutely lovely day and I can not praise Renault and the organisers enough. A great selection of cars, lovely bunch of people, ideal weather, fantastic track etiquette, free breakfast, lunch and bottomless coffee/tea. The fact that all cars were more or less in the same league was fantastic, no need to look at the mirrors for radicals doing what they shouldn't be doing (practice on a track day that is) or full blown race cars trying to overtake at every opportunity. Absolutely great, the best track day I've ever done and if I had known I would have done every single RenaultSport track day since I bought this little beast.

    The new Megane was also there available for a test drive and of course had a go, my personal opinion is in a different thread in here.

    The car performed brilliantly, no issues at all. The setup was focused on fun and not track times, as always:smile: Massively oversteery with understeer to have been totally tuned out, a bit of a blip of the loud pedal mid corner and the car would predictably rotate. Or going in too hot and the front would find grip causing the rear to try and overtake, all good fun:smile: All helped with the rear racer axle of course which was properly tested for the first time and I have to say that it did make a difference!

    A few pics and a video;





    30127190107_1e4629ef05_h.jpg DSC01521 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    31190711868_2407b46104_h.jpg DSC01528 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    30127187217_d900ebf6bd_h.jpg DSC01549 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    45015694282_488b02da86_h.jpg DSC01551 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    31190710018_d2e2f24bbc_h.jpg DSC01524 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    30127184697_8a8dcc2113_h.jpg DSC01536 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    30127182037_ed72ea6e41_h.jpg DSC01544 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    45015693372_b0703aa454_h.jpg DSC01559 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    45015690892_b8219e6d74_h.jpg DSC01564 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    45015689932_3da33431dd_h.jpg DSC01568 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    45015688972_e4772a774a_h.jpg DSC01572 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    31190708528_8c16ba5684_h.jpg DSC01531 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    45015692652_605b2c33ca_h.jpg DSC01561 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    45015691532_25e2d624b4_h.jpg DSC01562 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    43329602000_d2bb5c0f20_h.jpg 31177149548_1fbc6c288f_o by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    44231679495_bebde52834_h.jpg 44161353465_15b1d4b85f_o by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    45094281362_5e2c9684b3_h.jpg 30139338677_68be778698_o by YiannisR27, on Flickr
    44231678265_6970886da7_h.jpg 43267435530_40314cc136_o by YiannisR27, on Flickr
     
  9. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Winner - POTM October 2018 Platinum Member

    Messages:
    2,560
    Location:
    Inverness
    Car:
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Glad you had a good day Yiannis. I'm with you on the Renaultsport track days, well organised & good to know that the cars are in the same ball park performance wise. Only done Spa with them but thoroughly enjoyed it. Wtf is going on with that tyre?
     
    Yiannis197 likes this.
  10. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,678
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    No idea mate, I always check the car after a session and was genuinely surprised to see this. Maybe it is age related to be honest because there was enough tread for sure. I've had them for quite some time as most of the track days I had were wet lol so never really had time to use them properly.

    I ditched all tyres in the end and put on the AD08Rs.
     
  11. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Messages:
    6,658
    Location:
    Leeds, W Yorks
    Awesome post Yiannis, love the photos and the vid. The car is looking and sounding superb and most of us know all too well of your skills behind the wheel and knowledge when it comes to handling and taming these little beasts. Great stuff!
     
    Yiannis197 likes this.
  12. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Location:
    b e l g i u m
    Car:
    RB7 #166
    yikes! that tyre! :think:
     
    Yiannis197 likes this.
  13. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Location:
    b e l g i u m
    Car:
    RB7 #166
    saw the video now. tyres take a real battering over the curbs.
     
    Yiannis197 likes this.
  14. AndyP

    AndyP

    Messages:
    13
    Car:
    Clio 172, Clio 220 Trophy
    Was a good day as all Renault days are. Was my fifth with Renault and hope they continue next year.

    I spy my car behind you in one of the photos.
     
    Yiannis197 likes this.
  15. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Worcester
    Car:
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Rockingham is a terribly abrasive circuit. Nice to see someone provoking the car too.
     
    Yiannis197 likes this.
  16. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200

    Messages:
    1,187
    Location:
    cambridge
    Car:
    Megane 275 Trophy
    gutted i missed this! a renault sport track day is a must next year for me.
     
    Yiannis197 likes this.
  17. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,678
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    Cheers guys,it was indeed a lovely day!

    Peter do you reckon kerbs have anything to do with it? The whole tyre split across the surface that led me to believe that it had to be the age. I'll upload a pic.
     
  18. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,678
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    there you go;

    44250320925_7913394643_h.jpg 2018-10-07_07-27-12 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
     
  19. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Worcester
    Car:
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    That’s classic curb damage. Rubber looks a little older too which would explain the crack.
     
    peter and Yiannis197 like this.
  20. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,678
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    Well, I know now! Thanks mate.
     
    trackspec197 likes this.

  • Share This Page


    1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
      By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.