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Hi All,

So in a moment of madness at the AutoSport show a few weeks ago I signed up for the Radical SR1 Cup, has anyone done this before?

It seemed a good idea at the time but as the first race gets closer the nerves are already stating to set in :cry:

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Cheers,

Paul.

BTW, If anyone wants to come along to the races please see below, be good to get a good Lotus turnout at some of the events, I'm going to try and make Silverstone the main race for my customers etc so if anyone can come along that would be cool :thumbsup:

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Hi All,

So tomorrow is a big day as I am off to Brands Hatch to take my ARDS Race License test, now that is something I never thought I’d be saying a couple of months ago :)

All a bit nerve racking really as it is a 3 hour test and it must be 30 years since I last did a test of any kind and I have never driven Brands in anger before so lots to learn, I have been told that the test is pretty straight forward though which almost makes it worse as if I fail I will then look like a right Muppet :)

Anyway plenty of PMA needed for tomorrow and I will post if I pass or fail.

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In other news I want to thank the guys at UPE Motorsports yesterday for collecting my Radical SR1 which was finished being built this week just in time for my first test in the car on Tuesday at Snetterton, exciting times, I wonder what adventures this car will see this year, hopefully not too many trips to the kitty litter of worse.

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Just need to get some HiFi Stickers on it now :)

Cheers,
Paul.

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Good luck tomorrow mate :thumbsup:

 

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Talk about jumping in at the deep end Paul! I'd love to be racing a Radical, it will be an amazing experience, daunting at first but you'll soon get the hang of it. ARDS is fairly straight forward, no worries there. Getting the most out of a Radical SR1 though is another matter. Go for it! :thumbup:

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Awesome! Might pop up to snetterton and come say hello although it’s forecast snow on Tuesday. The ARDS test is straight forward. They are not looking for outright speed just a good pace to keep cars flowing on track and a common sense approach to safety.  What a series to start in 

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Thanks Guys, appreciate that, yes I saw the forecast for Snow on Tuesday, not sure they do snow tyres in the Radical SR1 Cup so that could be challenging :o feel free to come over Stuart if you are around.

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Thanks guys, just been for my seat fitting, blimey you sit low in these cars, how's the weather looking at the moment Stu? according to Radical tomorrow's test is still on, should be interesting, thermals are packed :cry:

57 minutes ago, johnpwalsh said:

Well done Paul. now get a dash cam fitted so we can see your first run's, the cars I mean.

Already fitted :-) It was a £1500 option that Radical said I must have so be prepared to watch all my mistakes.

49 minutes ago, Gashead1105 said:

Like it!!!!!! You may have seen already, but a CAR journo did this in the opening season it was run, you can find his reports online. He won it!

Yes I have seen some of it, I came to the conclusion as he had driven lots of different cars he took to it easier than I will, he seemed to have a lot of fun though.

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Fingers crossed it stays reasonably clear as really want to get some track time in, hope to see you tomorrow Stuart :) 

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LOL, yeah the F1 boys have got it right testing in Barcelona, not Norfolk.

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As Pits says 'in at the deep end' indeed if this is the first time you've ever raced! If so you have one hell of a steep learning curve in front of you... Man after my own heart!!

Have you got someone to support you in the paddock? Radicals are a bit like go-karts,  lots of tinkering required to get the best out of them both in terms of speed and reliability.

Wish you all the luck, I'll follow with interest.

 

 

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Yes wasn't meant to be today unfortunately, got up at 5am and headed over just incase but once I got there it was like someone had dumped all the snow over Snetterton and it was obvious it wasn't going to happen.

At this rate I won't be getting any practice in before the first race in 4 weeks time, Just as well I like a challenge :(

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Good to see some pictures of one of my racing heroes though :)

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9 hours ago, LF1 said:

Nice one Paul. Just noticed this. You’ll have a ball! I tested the SR1 last year, great fun. UPE will look after you well too Jim and I started out racing together. 

Thanks Tom, yeah really enjoying working with the UPE guys.

21 hours ago, TheKevlarKid said:

As Pits says 'in at the deep end' indeed if this is the first time you've ever raced! If so you have one hell of a steep learning curve in front of you... Man after my own heart!!

Have you got someone to support you in the paddock? Radicals are a bit like go-karts,  lots of tinkering required to get the best out of them both in terms of speed and reliability.

Wish you all the luck, I'll follow with interest.

 

 

Yeah no point mucking about :) Although I may live to regret not going with the Caterham's first.

I've got the guys at UPE Motorsport running me as I am not mechanical at all so I need all the help I can get.

Should be a fun year though.

 

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11 hours ago, Stuart Monument said:

About 1 1/2 to 2 inches of snow on the ground Paul !!!  Let me know when you reschedule 

Will do Stuart, a real shame about today, I was already to set a new lap record :)

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I popped in at around 12.30 to say hello. Thought you downforce guys would be fine in the snow :lol:

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