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Did my fist lap with the Renault Sport Clio 197.
I'm impressed. Bit of a kill story actually. Was chasing a new VW GTI with a professional at the wheel.
I must admit to having a bit of a home course advantage, and I didn't get by until he had a bit of a moment, but what a ball!
Just thought I would let you know that there is a 197 in the hire fleet at the 'ring now.
RSR offer a 197 as well as a V6 and Megane, and Rent-Racecar offer a Megane as well.
So if a bunch of you are coming over and need extra cars, you can still have fun in a fast Renault!
Was chatting with a few lads who had clubbed together to buy a Cup for a 'ring trip. The car had a 'ring sticker on it and one of the lads said of course they would have to scrape it off before they flogged the car on.
Well they went out and rolled it into a ball at Wippermann.
Slippy bit of road on the way to the train station caught her out.
Looks like A arm, ball joint, halfshaft bits, wing and liner bit...
Easy hit against an embankment. Hope to have it back together for the weekend!
Brought the car in for the service. They wanted to put new front tyres on and change the brake pads. I told them not to. I didnt tell them that they were looking at the 3rd set of front tyres and the 5th set of front brake pads...
They warned me that I better change the brake pads in the...
A Snake Oil merchant has his day in court!
Fitted some DS 3000 to the Ragnotti yesterday. Amazing pads, very high friction and no fade at all. Did 18 laps of the ring with them and they realy seem to be the answer. Now to see how long they last.
unfortunately mine were less than optimal today so I only did 10 laps of the ring. Home now to daddy holiday things with the kids, but another 10 or 15 laps would have been nice.
Met a lad who owns a Cup. Goes by the name 172Nev on some forum or other. Didnt have his car with him, but I...
Only took a week! Got a set of the originals and mounted 2 of them. Now I have 2 unmounted spares. Got to get another set of wheels now and Ill be set! Have a set of the Conti 2s on order for when these wear out.
One flat and one well worn front tyre need replacing immediately. Despite the garage making lots of calls all over Germany, we have not been able to find any in stock. Any ideas where I can get some ASAP?
As far as I know the tyre is specific to the Ragnotti/Cup which doesnt help at all...
I got a flat yesterday, blew it up with the mousse, did about 15 laps or so, and it went flat again. Now the car is stranded at the ring whilst I sort out a tyre or two...what a royal pain in the arse.
There were two Cups there and I was tempted to borrow a wheel...
The Fiesta RS due out in a couple years uses the S1600 bodywork and looks to be competitively priced. Has anyone seen the Autocar article? They got it wrong describing the S1600 version as a turbo, but the rest seemed spot on.
Id certainly go for a Clio 2.0 RS built like the Clio S1600. Any...
Poke around a bit and youll find it. Also a good photograph of the yellow V6 that was there.
More Renaults at the ring than any day since last Easter. One blue rally prepped Alpine, a red Alpine, a yellow MKI Clio V6, a yellow Spider, a white R5 GT turbo, and a very well driven 11 4 door of some sort, and of course one Ragnotti.
There should be a few photographs on the usual sites...
83. Salas-Pimentel / Renault Clio (N3)
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Late last night and I executed a perfect 180 degree handbrake turn at the end of a friends cul de sac. Probably wasnt the most brilliant of moves, but at the time it seemed the thing to do...Well, about 3/4 through the maneuvre I felt a bump and heard a bit of a pop. I remarked to my buddy...
Sitting in the showroom with the JR 1998 plates on it. Looks lovely, but the front spoiler/airdam bit was missing.
I told the lad that there was a piece missing. He assured me that there was no piece missing. I had to get a bit firmer and he agreed that there was a piece but they didnt...