Orange Racing 968
car was a bottom up build for the 2007 Britcar 24hr race and can be seen
a couple of times in the Top Gear feature on that event. Kevin Eacock
at EMC Motorsport in Birmingham built the car and the basic spec allows
it to run in the PCGB Club Class racing series.
I bought the car in May 2008 and have been able to
compete in 4 rounds of the PCGB racing series in 2008, in what is my rookie
half season. It has been a huge learning curve for me, the car however
is really very accomplished and I am gradually getting up to race speed
as I seek to shake off my 'trackday comfort zone'. For 2009 I plan to
complete a full season of PCGB Club racing and hopefully begin to challenge
the other 968's and 911's in that class. The racing is really competitive,
so the learning curve remains steep.
Details as bought:
GAZ double adjustable remote cell shocks, blue printed engine (248 bhp),
solid flywheel, KAZ 3 way lsd, dipped/seam welded body, Safety Devices
cage with extra elements, de-cat, MO30 calipers & ARB's, handbrake
delete, fibreglass bonnet, Lambo metallic orange.
Work since I bought the car:
I have enjoyed fine tuning the car during the season to include: swapped
in my KLA strut brace from the road car, all 4 calipers overhauled, DIY
brake cooling to all 4 corners, rear shocker overhaul, added revised type
castor blocks, geometry changes to add -ve camber to the front and balance
the car, plus a complete check/overhaul of the fuelling system ie from
tank through to injectors.