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Kev

Pleased you're in - should be good. I've very little experience too. The horsepower will not be problem, enjoy! :)

I think I'll take Natasha's advice and ask Ed Moore for some instruction!
 

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I'm going to put mobile 1 in the engine the weekend before,but how much fuel do you have in the tank ?
Natasha said there will be 30 cars on the day,will they be spaced out or can you follow a car round to gauge your cars performance to another?
 
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Kev

The EVO does about 6/7 mpg (60 miles per tank) + the brakes take a real beating as does your tyres.

My advice: Give the car a serious look over beforehand. On the day add 3psi to standard on the tyres. I'm going to take a Jerry can of SUL. Also do a cooling down lap or half, then when you stop let the engine cool before switching off - don't sit with your foot on the brakes. Warps the discs especially on EVO's (just acquired some AP 6pots - MAX doesn't know - she does now - doubt I'll have the time to get 'em fitted though).

Following other cars. LOL! They'll brief us on the day - racing is technically forbidden. If people want to pass - let 'em go or stop for a while. I'm sure she said the laps was 2.3 mile with 30 of us - no problem. Should be good. Also, initially use Ed Moore for advice - learn the line/braking point!:)

Blades EVO VI
 
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Kev

Just noticed I did the "MP" thing and didn't answer your PETROL question! Answer - nearly full - beacuse the problem is running out of fuel for me. TheY are only concerned that fuel may spill - now being a MG and engineered well you should be OK! Me, I'll use the fuel before it becomes a problem. :)

Be interesting to see how many miles you do get to the tank! My guess will be VERY low double figures! :(

 
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kevin neal said:
jerry
is the photo showing off your new calipers?';
btw,will i get a ride in the vii :D
NO - they're the old ones - BREMBO 4-pots. Will not have the new ones fitted until much later in the month. Trying to get AP's for the rears as well.

No probs on the ride - just hope it doesn't rain. :( The tyres on the VII are wider than the VI's and are pretty slick in design!
 

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Jerry, Kevin

Hope that tomorrow goes well, have fun and don't forget to post about the day.
 
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Fantastic day! Awesome day!

Well Kevin and I had a fantastic day at Hullavington. Plus special thanks to ED Moore of Motorsport Events!

I won't steal Kevs thunder - but the ZS180 is an excellent track day tool - he was as quicker tha Subaru WRX's and other supposedly fast machinery (much of later from Kev). I had a ride in his car and can confirm the handling is awesome - more power and he would be embarrassing! And this is in a car costing £15 - £16k. :D :D

The car looked easy to control and the back, even though provoked stayed in line, whereas the brutal EVO VII even with AYC was a little skittish. However, once the tracked dried the boys from XPOWER-MG Forums really shuffled on. I have to say I was a little upset by the new M3 which is not faster than the EVO (although drivers should be brought into the equation). Oh! and if you thought a Titty is worth buying - DONT!

Anyway enough for the mo - I intend to make a page on the host site listing types present, with a few pictures - either later tonight or sometime over the weekend!

PS. If we ever had the following on this Forum as the Lancer Register has - I'm sure Ed Moore would organise an MGR trackday! Roll on Summer!
 

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Glad that all went well, makes me think more about booking for Cadwell in April.

Just goes to show that power and cost dont always mean a fast car.
 

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i'm quite shattered after my 3 & half hour trip home :O( but as jerry has mentioned the ZS saw combat today and left the battle field with honour:D
jerrys evo & my ZS are like chalk & cheese ,the evo state of the art and the ZS old skool hot hatch but we both enjoyed driving at the limit safely.
I think a group event would be a great idea
 
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kevin neal said:
oh yes, i forgot to say,someone was very naughty and got black flaged -who was it?:D
BTW great photos jerry
Don't know who that was! :D

Let's look at a few of us getting together in April - have to say John, I prefer Airfield circuits - because of run off distances! Remember you are not insured on track unless you get specific cover! :D
 

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spent most of this morning trying to get all the muck off the car,gave it the once over to see if all was ok and the only problem is tyre wear on the inside edges.
oil and coolants as per mormal.
any one got any links to the best value tyres on the internet? the ZS180 uses pirelli asimetrico205/45 r17 84v
thanks kev
 
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Max, made me get most of the black filth off the car last night - the car was very bad! Helped a friend whose business is Steel Fabrication deliver steel into Central London this am, so didn't have a chance to wash it again or check it over!

FR Fletcher & Son - Steel Fabrications

Ordered the AP 4-pots for the rear today, so when I come back from my hols will get the AP ons and Brembos off (the Brembos are fitted to Porsche 996's - if anyone wants them let me know).

Anyone know where Mr Harrison's gone?
 

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Anyone know where Mr Harrison's gone?

i reckon he's preparing the SDI for the next trackday :D

btw, fuel consumption was very good , i put in £50 and that included the 300 mile round trip.
 
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Fuel Consupmtion

OK, Kevins baiting.

I filled the car before the track day, then half way through and again before I went home (now fullish) - 175 miles = 90 litres. Circa 8mpg & thats with a few road miles. Take the cat off and the car would throw flames as the unburnt fuel on overrun is burnt (as we saw on an EVO4 belonging to a m8).
 

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jerry,i only mentioned it because the 180 has a reputation for drinking petrol.i drove very smoothly their and back at 70 or less.
 
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