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  1. Congratulations Leigh, massive amounts of patience and hard work. Look forward to seeing it on the road one day…
  2. I definitely would do all 4 at the same time otherwise you are going to mess with the front rear braking balance. This will be even worse on track as the pad friction changes with heat this will be an even greater variable on track with higher temps. Just to say I had an issue with pad transfer on RS14’s creating judder on my old s2 exige with big brake kit. I tried the bedding in process a few times but couldn’t get rid of it. It was fine at road speeds, but every time the brakes got hot on track it came back. Somebody recommended the following and it worked for me… soak the dis
  3. Option 2 is the most aesthetically pleasing.
  4. So glad you're taking your time (and £) to do it properly Leigh. It's going to be awesome when it's finished. Don't think anyone could call it a replica stratos as it'll be so much better than the originals. "Visually inspired by" might be a more appropriate term...
  5. There is a limit on how many pictures you can post in a row. You can post more now after my reply...
  6. How much money was found under the seats?
  7. That's good news and pretty impressive for what is a fairly niche car.
  8. Yeah totally agree, it'll have horrendous understeer with 48 rears and road tyres on the front.
  9. Takuma Sato missed out on a top ten finish at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma after being forced to make a pit-stop late in the race. Taku had started 17th at the wheel of his #5 Lotus-backed KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara but ran consistently in the top ten on his first race outing at Infineon Raceway. However, despite making a number of impressive moves for position during the race, Taku ultimately ended the race in 18th place after being forced to make an unscheduled late stop to replace a punctured tyre. "It was a difficult weekend for our team as we couldn't find the s
  10. Lotus-KV Racing Technology IZOD IndyCar Series rookie Takuma Sato was twentieth in opening practice at Infineon Raceway on Friday ahead Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. The Formula One veteran, who is making debut at the track in the #5 Lotus-KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone car, recorded an average speed of 104.090 mph. "It was a reasonable day," Taku said. "The track conditions were slippery at the beginning of the practice session. But we also had a little struggle with the balance of the car. "At the end, the track and weather conditions got better but we need t
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    Vehicle Recalls

    Vehicle Recalls Check whether a car has had a manufacturer recall by visiting the following links: VOSA - A general make and model lookup database. (TBD lookup on the lotus uk website)
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    Driving Techniques

    Understeer Understeer is when traction is lost at the front wheels while cornering, forcing you wide on a bend despite applying the correct steering angle Understeer is most likely to result from the following scenarios (which are more difficult to correct as you move down the list): Accelerating into a bend Braking into a corner Ploughing into a corner too fast Low traction conditions on the corner such as ice or oil What to do in an understeer situation? 1 and 2 are relatively easy to fix - stop doing them! 3 and 4, the bottom line is that it may all be too
  13. LEXINGTON, OHIO (Aug. 7, 2010) — Rookie Takuma Sato is becoming a fast learner on the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series after another stellar road racing qualifying performance Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Sato, a Formula One regular for seven years, moved to the IndyCar Series this year and continues to impress in his No. 5 Lotus - KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone entry. Sato drove his car to third in qualifications Saturday for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 feature. The Japanese star was only bested by Will Power and Dario Franchitti in the ten-minute Firestone Fast Six fin
  14. The Hungarian Grand Prix Friday Practice sessions saw Lotus Racing finish the day just under one second ahead of their nearest rival and complete a total of 88 laps, despite a hydraulics problem on Heikki's car which curtailed his running in the afternoon session. Jarno Trulli (Chassis T127-04) FP1: 22 laps, best time 1.25.032, 19th / FP2: 37 laps, 1.24.553, 19th "It was a good, trouble free Friday session, so I'm very happy with how it went. We did a lot of work on the setup so generally the car balance hasn't been too bad. Obviously it's a bumpy circuit which evolves all the time
  15. Takuma Sato just missed out on a spot in the second round of qualifying for the Honda Indy Edmonton after finding himself in the harder of the two first round qualifying groups. The Japanese rookie will start 13th on the quirky City Centre Airport circuit after clocking 114.713mph in the #5 Lotus-KV Racing Technology Dallara-Honda, ending the short session just a tenth of a second off the fastest six drivers in a group that included points leader Will Power, multiple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, the third Penske driver Ryan Briscoe, reigning champion Dario Franchitti and last weekend
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