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Re: Regs 2017

Post by Songasport » Wed Feb 22, 2017 19:51

Chris G wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 18:35
Not certain whats happened with the Freelander Regs, perhaps they will turn up later tonight.
I asked Lilian, she said she's not had them back from Selwyn yet.

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Re: Regs 2017

Post by Songasport » Thu Feb 23, 2017 18:50

sheepie wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 0:29
Songasport wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 19:51
Chris G wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 18:35
Not certain whats happened with the Freelander Regs, perhaps they will turn up later tonight.
I asked Lilian, she said she's not had them back from Selwyn yet.

mmm sounds about right !!!!!!! 2nd class again for the freelanders !!!!!
I really don't understand what the problem is now, Chris has already posted that they're the same as last year apart from the lighting amendment so what's Selwyn doing? Rewriting them to allow 5.0 V8s? It'd be rather farcical if they're been changed at this stage.

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Re: Regs 2017

Post by John Griffiths » Fri Feb 24, 2017 15:22

Songasport wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 18:50
I really don't understand what the problem is now, Chris has already posted that they're the same as last year apart from the lighting amendment so what's Selwyn doing? Rewriting them to allow 5.0 V8s? It'd be rather farcical if they're been changed at this stage.
Maybe he's waiting for the Tippex to dry before getting his stencil set out to change the '6' to a '7'. :lol:

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Re: Regs 2017

Post by Hannu » Fri Feb 24, 2017 16:28

I've heard that both NORC and AWD club would welcome a gaggle of Freelanders if no one else wants us. NORC would even put us in the same class with or without trim and plastic windows. Damn long way up north everytime though.

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Re: Regs 2017

Post by Hannu » Fri Feb 24, 2017 16:34

On a point of interest, it might be rather difficult to sell this if the regs as submitted by Chris (2016 including amendments made at Bovington 1) are finalised:
http://freelanderchallenge.co.uk/freelanders-for-sale/
Could be why a super production class is being suggested as neither engine nor gearbox meet the current regs.

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Re: Regs 2017

Post by Chris G » Fri Feb 24, 2017 16:46

In my opinion the big selling point with the Freelander Challenge was that all the cars were the same with only the skill of the driver and his crew making the differance.

Now with the regs proposed by Chris all the above has gone and we are back to the winners being those that can chuck the most money at the car
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Re: Regs 2017

Post by Hannu » Fri Feb 24, 2017 16:58

Agree. Removing the trim doesn't make any difference to performance, just means a bit less than can burn, and plastic side windows don't break - all grounds for increased safety. Uprating the dampers is also sensible as everyone was having problems with the standard ones breaking, especially on the Cat 2 stuff which is just too much for standard Freelander dampers, however slow you drive - and even we Freelanders don't want to be going slow! It is modifying the engine and gearbox that defeats the object of affordable motorsport. I was happy with the regs as amended after Bovington 1 - as were MOST other drivers - and hopefully that is what has been submitted to the MSA with the lighting amendment put forward by Vic.
Why change a working horse?

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Re: Regs 2017

Post by John Griffiths » Fri Feb 24, 2017 18:00

Chris G wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2017 16:46
In my opinion the big selling point with the Freelander Challenge was that all the cars were the same with only the skill of the driver and his crew making the differance.

Now with the regs proposed by Chris all the above has gone and we are back to the winners being those that can chuck the most money at the car
But with lots of classes of only a couple of vehicles everyone wins a prize so everyone goes home happy :lol:

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Re: Regs 2017

Post by Songasport » Mon Feb 27, 2017 19:34

Freelander regs finally out. Super Production confirmed. Forgive me for being thick but why can't "super production" Freelanders run in the Trophy?

It totally goes against what the Freelander Challenge was meant to be about in my view.

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Re: Regs 2017

Post by Songasport » Fri Mar 17, 2017 20:41

Only one registration for the Freelander Challenge so far, I hope the new improved regs aren't putting people off.

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