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First time racing a 360

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by Sharky, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Sharky

    Sharky Formula Junior

    Sep 14, 2002
    592
    Netherlands
    Full Name:
    Bart Boonacker
    Hello all,

    A friend of mine is about to race a 360 challenge on Zandvoort and he was wondering what the differences are with normal streetcars on handeling, power etc.

    He's a good karter, and has driven several Merc's before, but a 360 challenge is a bit different.
    Do you have any tips or tricks to keep in mind when driving a 360c ?

    Everything is welcome :)

    Thanks in advance,

    Bart
     
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  3. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    7,163
    Power: essentially unchanged.
    Handling: Racing slicks have 40% more grip than street tires
    Tricks: Don't hit anything.
     
  4. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Oct 3, 2002
    46,283
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    Andreas
    I guess on a track there is less risk of a sudden bump that disrupts your downforce and gets your airborne or off the street.
     
  5. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2004
    430
    Ormond Beach, FL
    Trick: Don't hit anything. -Mitch Alsup
    LOL, nice. A good tip to follow with many other types of racing too I bet. Aren't many of the competitive Challenge cars now using the F1 system, or do all the cars use it? And do they have a series for old 348 and 355 Challenge cars? Sharky, I wish your friend luck, I'm sure he'll have fun. :)
     
  6. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
    614
    Watch out Zandvoort can get very slippery.
    Especiallty into turn one (banked hairpin).

    Zandvoort is basicly built on a sand dune on the beach
    so the wind blows sand across the track all the time.
    Although they do a good job trying to keep it clean, it's never enough.
    I love it. It's one of my favorites tracks
    I took a 360 Chellenge round there in 2001.
    Sorry but I dont have any data as it was only a track day.


    Wazza
     
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