XD3 on track

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XD3 on track

Post by bald rick » Fri Apr 28, 2023 9:26 pm

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Tank and a half of fuel and two new front tyres later … but held her own against track cars
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Re: XD3 on track

Post by Oneball » Fri Apr 28, 2023 9:46 pm

I like the towbar!
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Re: XD3 on track

Post by Marc 76 » Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:03 am

Track car must have broke so they took the tow car out!
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Re: XD3 on track

Post by bald rick » Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:45 am

Marc 76 wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:03 am
Track car must have broke so they took the tow car out!
:D

Yep. That’s exactly what happened. Threw track rods on the sighting laps 9am so it was either the Alp or go home.

Fun but expensive

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Re: XD3 on track

Post by Marc 76 » Sat Apr 29, 2023 9:23 pm

bald rick wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:45 am
Marc 76 wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:03 am
Track car must have broke so they took the tow car out!
:D

Yep. That’s exactly what happened. Threw track rods on the sighting laps 9am so it was either the Alp or go home.

Fun but expensive
Good man, might as well make the most of it!

Suspect you ruined a set of tyres?
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Re: XD3 on track

Post by bald rick » Sun Apr 30, 2023 4:10 pm

Marc 76 wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2023 9:23 pm
bald rick wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:45 am
Marc 76 wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:03 am
Track car must have broke so they took the tow car out!
:D

Yep. That’s exactly what happened. Threw track rods on the sighting laps 9am so it was either the Alp or go home.

Fun but expensive
Good man, might as well make the most of it!

Suspect you ruined a set of tyres?

Did both fronts at £300 each … and there was plenty of life left in them beforehand. Damn things had chunks missing by the end of the day and I’m not sure the brakes have fully recovered but FUN

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Re: XD3 on track

Post by Marc 76 » Wed May 03, 2023 2:43 pm

bald rick wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2023 4:10 pm
Did both fronts at £300 each … and there was plenty of life left in them beforehand. Damn things had chunks missing by the end of the day and I’m not sure the brakes have fully recovered but FUN
I can imagine - road tyres never fare well on a racetrack haha!
The continuous abrasion and resulting heat just ruins them.

Fair play for taking it out though, great stuff!
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