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barry P. 2nd December 2013 12:59 PM

Exciting new development for the GTROC. Watch this video!
 
Link to Video:

2014 GTROC Sprint Series Promo - YouTube


Hopefully the video will have given you an idea of an exciting new series for 2014.
I recently had a meeting with Darin Frow of the Mitsubishi Lancer Register, they have been running a very successful Sprint Series for the last seven years, during this time a few GTRs have entered in the Guest class however GTROC and Darin would like to set up a proper series for the GTROC. The Evo series will continue but if we can get enough people interested Darin will run a second day at the same venue for GTROC members. You could also do the previous day in the guest class if you wished. Hire of circuits is very expensive so it is likely the second day will also feature entries from a Porsche club, I am sure there will be some healthy competition between the GTROC and the Porsche owners!
Currently we are looking at three circuits, these will probably be Snetterton, Blyton and Castle Combe, the other circuits on the one day events are likely to be Oulton, Kames, Hethel and Teeside. Entry fees are going to be around 130 per meeting and Iain Litchfield has kindly agreed to sponsor the series with some trophies for each round and an end of season award. He will also have a Litchfield technical support team at each round.
I have discussed with both Iain and Roger a class structure, it was felt that the R35s should have a Stage 4 plus downpipe limit to try and keep costs down and road tyres only to be used, no super sticky sprint slicks. The Skylines should be capped at 600 Flywheel BHP.
If you would be interested in getting involved in this next year please add your names to a list below, obviously this will only run if we can get enough entries to cover the cost of hiring the circuit for a second day.

ben15476 2nd December 2013 02:00 PM

I would be very interested in this!

ross w 2nd December 2013 02:23 PM

Having been involved with the MLR sprints for years, it would be great to see the GTR series take off.
Whilst most people are a bit worried about how they will fare in competition (normally because of bruised egos :D) I dont know anyone who hasnt been hooked after giving it a go. Pannels for the GTR are a bit more expensive than an Evo haha! But accidents are very rare and you an normally get full insurance through Pace Ward.

goldgtr35 2nd December 2013 02:34 PM

Now that look fun

Ja5on 2nd December 2013 02:45 PM

Sounds great.

Count me in, fair way too travel but defo be worth it.


I new I kept my insurance with Pace ward for a reason lol

Litchfield 2nd December 2013 03:19 PM

Great to chat with you Barry and really pleased this is moving forward :) I have spoken to Darin a few times about it and think its a great way for owners to ease themselves into competition.

We look forward to supporting the series :)

Regards

Iain

Ja5on 2nd December 2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Litchfield (Post 2247897)
Great to chat with you Barry and really pleased this is moving forward :) I have spoken to Darin a few times about it and think its a great way for owners to ease themselves into competition.

We look forward to supporting the series :)

Regards

Iain

Think this has answered my any more power question if it's capped to stage 4.

Cooling and seats it is then :-)

barry P. 2nd December 2013 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ja5on (Post 2247905)
Think this has answered my any more power question if it's capped to stage 4.

Cooling and seats it is then :-)

Jason, for the sprints standard gearbox cooling will be fine as you are only on track for a relatively short period of time in one go.

Ja5on 2nd December 2013 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barry P. (Post 2247929)
Jason, for the sprints standard gearbox cooling will be fine as you are only on track for a relatively short period of time in one go.

Was getting 100c on engine and trans temps at the last sprint. I know it's a god bit under the " start to worry" limit still didn't like seeing triple figures. Hahaha.

Some new seats then ;-) or maybe litchfield suspension......

BND 2nd December 2013 04:15 PM

I'd be interested ...

barry P. 2nd December 2013 04:37 PM

Interest for the GTROC/Litchfield Sprint Series 2014

1.ben15476
2.goldgtr35 ?
3.Ja5on
4.BND

Tin 2nd December 2013 04:43 PM

This is very interesting, I was thinking about sprints& hill climbs a couple of months ago, but thought you needed to go through the steps to get a race licence.

Would this be the case here? Or as its a closed event/series, rules are different?

barry P. 2nd December 2013 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tin (Post 2248065)
This is very interesting, I was thinking about sprints& hill climbs a couple of months ago, but thought you needed to go through the steps to get a race licence.

Would this be the case here? Or as its a closed event/series, rules are different?

No special licence needed, just a road licence.

manjit 2nd December 2013 04:57 PM

Interest for the GTROC/Litchfield Sprint Series 2014

1.ben15476
2.goldgtr35 ?
3.Ja5on
4.BND
5.manjit

[email protected] 2nd December 2013 05:37 PM

Well I will be competing :)

barry P. 2nd December 2013 05:42 PM

Interested list.
1.ben15476
2.goldgtr35 (?)
3.Ja5on
4.BND
5.Tin (?)
6.manjit
7. [email protected]

[email protected] 2nd December 2013 05:44 PM

I think Flynn will do this again too, and if Lawsy buys another he will too.

barry P. 2nd December 2013 05:47 PM

Flynn will have to join GTROC :eek: and I think Shane is getting a hard on over CSLs again. :chuckle:

SamboGrove 2nd December 2013 06:47 PM

What are the noise limits for these circuits likely to be?

Also what kit is needed? I assume just a helmet and towing eye?

FLYNN 2nd December 2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barry P. (Post 2248313)
Flynn will have to join GTROC :eek: and I think Shane is getting a hard on over CSLs again. :chuckle:

Ill join Barry.........if they'll have me of course :chuckle:

Have done two seasons of the MLRSS in the GTR already. Great fun, and very well ran. Some seriously quick cars compete

Put a deposit on a forged GTR today, so I'll be ready for yers http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...nds-smiley.gif

Edit: Just watched the vid. Not seen many vids of me at the sprints :thumbsup: Where did you get them from?

FLYNN 2nd December 2013 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamboGrove (Post 2248457)
What are the noise limits for these circuits likely to be?

Also what kit is needed? I assume just a helmet and towing eye?

They vary but last seasons MLRSS was mostly 105db

All I needed this year was a helmet, fire extinguisher and towing eye..................... Also a place to put the trophy at the end of the day

barry P. 2nd December 2013 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLYNN (Post 2248473)
Ill join Barry.........if they'll have me of course :chuckle:

Have done two seasons of the MLRSS in the GTR already. Great fun, and very well ran. Some seriously quick cars compete

Put a deposit on a forged GTR today, so I'll be ready for yers http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...nds-smiley.gif

Edit: Just watched the vid. Not seen many vids of me at the sprints :thumbsup: Where did you get them from?

There's always somebody watching you Flynn! Darin made the video from the guy who was at the circuits, he asked him to put together some clips showing the GTRs in action. What's the details on the new car?

barry P. 2nd December 2013 08:14 PM

Updated list.
1.ben15476
2.goldgtr35
3.Ja5on
4.BND
5.Tin
6.manjit
[email protected]
8.Flynn
9.Steve
10.nozza1
11.CT17

FLYNN 2nd December 2013 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barry P. (Post 2248585)
There's always somebody watching you Flynn! Darin made the video from the guy who was at the circuits, he asked him to put together some clips showing the GTRs in action. What's the details on the new car?

Good stuff.

All being well Im picking the car up Thursday after Iain has put it through the workshop. I didnt know about the GTR sprints until Iain mentioned it, as I was just going to go ahead with the usual MLR sprints next year anyway.

The car has a Litchfield forged engine and turbos. I think its running around 750 hp by the sounds of it.

https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/212529-70...miles-43k.html

Ill get some suspension for it and get the gearbox sorted over the winter. Should make a good sprint car. Stock spool, and I wont have to watch the torque figures with it being forged.

Well up for this :D

SamboGrove 2nd December 2013 08:42 PM

Some might call that cheating mate if everybody else is capped at stage IV! ;)

JasonNT 2nd December 2013 08:46 PM

I'd be interested, if its open to novices.

FLYNN 2nd December 2013 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [email protected] (Post 2248305)
I think Flynn will do this again too, and if Lawsy buys another he will too.

I think George will be up for this as well (Judley, GTaaaaaarrrrrr!)

[email protected] 2nd December 2013 09:01 PM

Yeah I think will make a good series especially with a good few of us knowing how it goes.

FLYNN 2nd December 2013 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamboGrove (Post 2248785)
Some might call that cheating mate if everybody else is capped at stage IV! ;)

You do what you've got to do ;)

Having a forged engine isn't a benefit on its own. The turbos however are, but they are still stock framed ;)

Im sure barry will be making it fair for all competing

Ja5on 2nd December 2013 09:36 PM

Would there maybe be two classes?
Standard turbo class and aftermarket turbo class.


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