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George Bolton
13-01-07, 13:14
hi there found this new web site www.bridgetogantry.com for all ring fans, just nice to see a supra at the top of the list what are your comments on the site

Jake
13-01-07, 13:20
Is Gareth your son?

George Bolton
13-01-07, 13:30
yes its a car we share, but he is a faster driver found the site 3/4 days ago just been created I think the video was posted by them

ivan
13-01-07, 13:37
Is that the Supra I usually see parked up in a driveway in Verwood?

Saw it on the back of a trailer being towed by a Beemer one time, so I guess it's just a trackday car.

George Bolton
13-01-07, 13:56
The car is road legal and is most of the time driven to the ring I use the beemer to tow sometime so we can use both cars on the ring, also the car is set up for the track so driving long distance tends to scrub the tyres
Good thinking for the nursing home one by the ring is best. and yes it is based in verwood

downimpact
13-01-07, 14:21
:welcome:

met you at the ring last September, my first trip and ended up getting towed off the bank by Adanou on my 3rd lap :blush:

Awesome video :ecstatic:

Tom
13-01-07, 14:54
Nice, on the lap time board the Porsche 944 has a very impressive time as have the wrx's, and I'm surpised to see Sabine Schmidt that far down on the supe with an M5?

I could be wrong but from the camera view on the bike it looks like you have the potential to go much faster still? I take it breaking the 7 min barrier could happen this year? and whats the full spec of the car?

Nice work :thumbs:

Bobbeh
13-01-07, 15:49
Nice time..! I'm sure it would be close to a 7 min car without that hold up near Adenau.

Great vid and thanks for sharing with us, I've seen the Kermit Supra in pictures and friends have often mentioned it, nice to see what its capable of! :thumbs:

Out of interest, what tyres do you find work well around the ring on a car like the Supra?

ivan
13-01-07, 16:16
The car is road legal and is most of the time driven to the ring I use the beemer to tow sometime so we can use both cars on the ring, also the car is set up for the track so driving long distance tends to scrub the tyres
Good thinking for the nursing home one by the ring is best. and yes it is based in verwood
Welcome at last then George - I've been trying to find out who owns that beast for about 18 months or so. :)

I used to work in Car Crash Line and passed your place almost every day.

Tom S
13-01-07, 16:26
Brings back memories of last july,

going this July too, Aristo round the ring, not that fast but was great. Thank loads of memories, can't wait for july even more now.

:blink:

George Bolton
13-01-07, 16:51
The car has been round in just under 8 mins, timed by one of the ringers but no video, a few seconds were lost due to yellow flags and there was also a passenger.

All due respect to Sabine she is driving a heavy car with 3 passengers the supra has the same BHP and is lighter also set up for the track. Im sure if she was driving the supra it would be would have been a different story we are amateurs compared to her

The spec is tein suspention with EDFC, Greddy boost controler, and a super AFC (fuel controler). Single powerhouse racing stage one turbo running at 1.35 bar, striped out with roll cage running on Dunlop super sport track tyres. The car was set up by Leon at JPS Motorsport estimated around 500 BHP weight 1495 kg

Sorry to hear you only did 3 laps must take it easy untill you know the track or did you just breakdown

George Bolton
13-01-07, 16:55
Hi Ken Next time you pass and see me stop and have a chat

Bobbeh
13-01-07, 18:10
Hope you dont mind me showing the Road racing fans in the US your vid and specs :)

downimpact
13-01-07, 18:55
Sorry to hear you only did 3 laps must take it easy untill you know the track or did you just breakdown

Corner just after the turnoff by Adenau, too much right foot in the wet :( The car sustained no real damage, huge chip out of the alloy but they were kerbed already and damaged the inner tube of the tyre. But i was out again the next day :d

Going to be doing a few trips this year without doubt, hope to see you there :)

Class One
13-01-07, 21:26
That's a very impressive car. What specs was the chase bike? Once the soop got over about 100 it seemed to really have the legs of the bike in places.

George Bolton
13-01-07, 22:01
the bike was a yamaha yzf R1 998cc ridden by Brendan keirle of Sliders guest house at the ring. he has posted the fastest lap on a public day at 7.32 on the above site.

George Bolton
13-01-07, 22:10
The Bike was a yamaha YZF-R1 998cc ridden by Brendan Keirle of Sliders Guesthouse at the Ring. Brendan has posted we believe to be the fastest lap on a public day 7m32s on the above site

Chiefgroover
13-01-07, 22:50
I followed Dave in the 944 turbo on my 3rd lap and it was scary trying to follow him through corners on a track I didint know, I have to say he was the smoothest driver I have ever seen on the ring. This summer I'd like to break 8 mins, with 650 to 700 bhp availabe to me.
Sabine is fast, but I think she is too busy having fun to get as low a time as she could.
Nice to see a SUPRA lead the way :)

George Bolton
13-01-07, 23:40
Hope you dont mind me showing the Road racing fans in the US your vid and specs :)

Be my guest. regards George

George Bolton
13-01-07, 23:49
Corner just after the turnoff by Adenau, too much right foot in the wet :( The car sustained no real damage, huge chip out of the alloy but they were kerbed already and damaged the inner tube of the tyre. But i was out again the next day :d

Going to be doing a few trips this year without doubt, hope to see you there :)


Look forward to it Regards George

ivan
14-01-07, 01:10
Hi Ken Next time you pass and see me stop and have a chat
Will do George, cheers. But so far the most activity I've seen is the car on the trailer. :)

George Bolton
14-01-07, 21:11
Nice time..! I'm sure it would be close to a 7 min car without that hold up near Adenau.

Great vid and thanks for sharing with us, I've seen the Kermit Supra in pictures and friends have often mentioned it, nice to see what its capable of! :thumbs:

Out of interest, what tyres do you find work well around the ring on a car like the Supra?



Appt name for the car being green an all, its now official we will call the car the kermit from now on. George

Wez
17-01-07, 15:23
Great vid guys :D

Jspec Germany
29-01-07, 17:36
Nice lap. That car is straight up rapid. George, I live an hour, twenty north of the Ring on the Dutch border, but in Germany. The next time you and/or your son plan a trip to the ring, let me know so we can get together. My door is always open for club members, especially Ring-junkies... oh... and I never run out of beer.






ever.

imi
29-01-07, 19:59
WOW

fantastic video.....great car and excellent driving both by your son and the biker.......

Car is indeed very quick and looks fantastic on track....

George Bolton
27-02-07, 15:43
Thanks for your comments guys,

does anyone know of any space close to the ring or within a reasonable distance where we can garage the car, its much cheaper just to fly these days and less wear & tear ect. Ring racing charge 65 ero p/m, I think is two much.

Incidenly went to the ring 17/18 Feb Gareth set new time 7.54mins (this time from inside the car)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdioZbLyHIo

Bobbeh
27-02-07, 15:53
Nice vid!

I can try and find out some places I've been to see see if they have garage space.

Chiefgroover
27-02-07, 15:55
Thanks for your comments guys,

does anyone know of any space close to the ring or within a reasonable distance where we can garage the car, its much cheaper just to fly these days and less wear & tear ect. Ring racing charge 65 ero p/m, I think is two much.

Incidenly went to the ring 17/18 Feb Gareth set new time 7.54mins (this time from inside the car)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdioZbLyHIo


Yes TTE technics can help with this. Marc Ludemann, his email is
TTE-Technics@t-online.de, he is an ex porsche race mechanic, who also has some supra experience. He is located in Zermullen approx 3KM from the track. Top guy, very very good at geometry etc.

George Bolton
27-02-07, 17:20
many thanks for the contact I will email them. cheers

Chiefgroover
27-02-07, 17:33
I have used them, and they are a great company who speak good english. They will be storing mine some time this year for a few weeks