After much deliberation I have finally hung the gloves up on my Mk1 172. After a relatively hard life, and pending repairs, I decidied to trade it. I have done 190ish miles today in the Cup, and can safely say it is one of the best handling cars I have driven. I spent the majourity of the day in the Yorkshire Dales, darting from village to village, I am adhereing to the sub 4K and 80mph rule, but evan with gentle throttle opeings and smooth controls I have made some serious pace. My Mk1 had KW coilovers and it would have been left for dead today on those bumpy roads. I am in on word gobsmacked. Plus the ngine seems to be lossening well. I cant see how R sport are going to improve upon such a great car. There is a tear in my eye for my Mk1 but it has been swept away for the love of BLUE. the car that is.