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Racing a Morgan #453155
05/06/17 10:46 AM
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I was watching motors TV last night, {SKY TV 447} It was classic sportscars pre 1985 at Knockhill race track. A bit biased, but was pleased to see a +8 on pole. even more so when it out dragged a 911 and a Cobra off the line, then went on to a comfortable win. His second of the day. wine joy


.+8 Now gone for a 1800 4/4. Duratec in bright yellow.
Re: Racing a Morgan [Re: Ray] #453177
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Depends on the car, the driver and the circuit. Last time I saw one was at Castle Combe. Did quite well but was taken to the cleaners by an old Elan and came second.

Had a long chat with the driver in the paddock - interesting fellow who had been racing the car for years. Morgans are good cars for racing with light weight. Suspension is much less of an issue on a smooth flat race track and grip is mostly down to the tyres

Re: Racing a Morgan [Re: howard] #453178
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Originally Posted By howard
Depends on the car, the driver and the circuit. Last time I saw one was at Castle Combe. Did quite well but was taken to the cleaners by an old Elan and came second.

Had a long chat with the driver in the paddock - interesting fellow who had been racing the car for years. Morgans are good cars for racing with light weight. Suspension is much less of an issue on a smooth flat race track and grip is mostly down to the tyres


Unless he's running ground-effect, I suspect grip is wholly down to the tyres!

(yes, I do know what you mean - when there's less sprung weight to control and fewer surface undulations, even a Morgan chassis can cope, and performance comes down to tyres)


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Originally Posted By twotribes
Originally Posted By howard
Depends on the car, the driver and the circuit. Last time I saw one was at Castle Combe. Did quite well but was taken to the cleaners by an old Elan and came second.

Had a long chat with the driver in the paddock - interesting fellow who had been racing the car for years. Morgans are good cars for racing with light weight. Suspension is much less of an issue on a smooth flat race track and grip is mostly down to the tyres


Unless he's running ground-effect, I suspect grip is wholly down to the tyres!

(yes, I do know what you mean - when there's less sprung weight to control and fewer surface undulations, even a Morgan chassis can cope, and performance comes down to tyres)


and Driver's skill.


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