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    Clio Cup

     

    Where to start.  As a kid I was racing karts, at a relatively high level and I have a number of friends who went on and drove and won national and international races (F3000, DTC etc), but many things and not least the cost was getting high and I stopped. After a number of years where I did not race I started slowly to get involved with track day events again and have driven a number of cars mainly racecars on the tracks since (Porsche RS/R models, GT3 cars etc).

    When moving to Dubai one of the guys in the street has a raceteam and when we started to talk he slowly lured me into racing one of their cars, first on trackdays and thereafter in races. The car is a Radical SR3. A highly entertaining racecar with low weight, good aero and plenty of power - 260HP to around 550 kilos. It was not the easiest car to make my debut in with a number of very experienced guys in the field, but keeping concentrated and making no mistakes, I managed to take home a 4th place in the first race with 11 cars. That experience made me want more, but these Radicals are not cheap either and I was looking for an alternative.

    That alternative, a Clio Cup racecar, is right now packed in a container and on the way to Dubai, just in time to make the last 4 races of the season (October to April). It would be an understatement to say that I look forward to get the car out of that container and get it onto the racetrack. A number of people I know have driven these Clio Cup cars and I have only got positive feedback...Pierre, thanks for your inspirational posts and messages Smiley

    Here are a few pictures and I will try to follow up from when the car arrives and when I get it onto the track.

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    Nice! You are going to have FUN! :)


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    Congrats, great little race car! 

    Are you racing the 24h?

    I am with my 997 Cup car. I am flying to Dubai on Tuesday. If you're around, come by, I am in car number 41Smiley

     


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    Thanks Francois.

    No 24 hrs race to me, but I will be around and will definetely drop by.

    Bonne chance et a bientot.

    /Thomas


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    A great acquisition!  I'm sure you're going to love driving this car on the track.  Smiley


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    A Clio? 200hp? What a lame car...

     


    cool

     

    Congrats! Have fun with it, and let us know!


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    Thanks guys.

    Yes Pierre a Clio Cup car, just to practice for the VLN Smiley 

    I should know, but I am not sure if the engine has the upgrades, but the rest of the car has the latest Cup car upgrades.

    /Thomas


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    Truly great car, congrats!


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    Car arrived and slowly getting ready for first race...

     


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    Looking great!

    Does the rear axle have a higher set-up than normal?


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    Pierre - Sorry for not replying to your question until now. I am not to sure at this stage the car was just unpacked. Raced it last weekend and a little dissapointed that I was to far behind the field.  In heat one I came out with full speed, but had to much preassure in the tyres and after 6 laps I could not keep the pace. Second race I was simply to slow, so all in all need to get back in the car and get some more seat time. 

    That being said the car is fantastic. 

    Picture from Thursday's practice session.

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    And one for the Rennteam boys wink

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    And a last one from the grid

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    Niiiiiicee! kiss

    Thanks for sharing!

     


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    Did you buy the red things as accessories with the car??? I must have missed that option on mine... mail


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    The red things comes from the "Exclusive" department...special order indecision

     


     
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