Seibon Carbon/ Fensport GT86R: 1st Overall in Toyota Sprint Series after Round 2
Round 2 of this year’s championship was held a RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk. The airfield track is a favorite amongst the drivers as it is a technical yet high speed 2.2 mile circuit with plenty of fast sections. After our win at Round 1, we were upbeat about overall success on the longer Woodbridge track.
The GT86R had engine mapping and software changes using the Ecutek software. We developed 3 different engine maps with low, medium and high boost levels. The car on low boost is running around 420bhp so medium and high was to only be used if needed!
The day was perfect for the rear wheel drive GT86R, 20 degrees, bright and dry and the 2 practice runs went very well. Disaster struck on the first timed run with only 4 corners from the end- the GT86R broke a rear driveshaft! It wasn’t worth continuing the run so it was straight back to the pits.
With no spare driveshaft on site it was Jay Smith, a very good friend, who came to the rescue loaning us his shaft from his road car! We missed run 2 whilst the driveshaft was changed in readiness for run 3.
Adrian, Fensport GT86R driver, stated:
“A huge thank you to Jay for lending the shaft, we couldn’t have continued without it. I took it easy on run 3 just to make sure we got a time on the board! I was lifting off over any bumpy sections and was very careful on the corner where it previously broke. Despite all of this I was pleased to record a 2.10s run, which shot us from completely last to 1st place.”
With more confidence in the driveshaft, Adrian continued to increase his speed and run 7 was a full 100% attack to record 2:07.28 and take the overall win.
A very happy Adrian receives 1st place trophy and dedicates the win to Jay!
With 2 rounds down and 2 wins under their belt, Fensport is looking forward to round 3 which will be held at Blyton Park on July 20th.
The GT86R will be competing in the RRG Toyota Sprint Series and GT86 Trophy on the following dates. All events are “Free Entry” so everyone is welcome to come along.
Round 3, Blyton Park – Sunday, 20th July
Round 4, Snetterton 100 – Saturday, 16th August
Round 5, Croft – Sunday, 14th September
Round 6, Barkston Heath – Saturday, 25th October
More info on the series can be found at Toyota Sprint’s website here.
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