I fancy having a run on some hill climbs and sprints this year. So I have started prepping the car and getting the safety equipment. I have a 2000 superlight 1.6 K series. So have been looking at the class my car will qualify in. The superlight special edition had the caterham 6 speed gear box so it looks like it needs to be in class 2. The power limit in that class is 155bhp. The power stated in launch material and the performance car magazine review is 138bhp. So Im wondering with the aeroscreen Im just installing and trying to get some kilos off the lump of a driver down to about 85kg. Will most other people have maxed the power to 155bhp or there abouts and it will be difficult to match times? Or will driver technique and tyres etc play more of a role. For the first sprint im sure I wont mind but want to plan expenses if I enjoy it etc, should I plan to breath on the engine to be on about par with those at the top of class 2? I know if im competing I would not be happy to not be in the mix due to machinery limits. Are there more important mods I should be considering to get the car competing with those in that class ie flat flooring being other thing I can think of. I dont really want to mess with the suspension other than fine tuning as really like how it drives on the road.
5th Jan 2023 - 13:29#1
Down on power in Class 2 Sprinting