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Old 18-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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[TfC] stories, rumours and gossip

starting this thread off again so you guys know the drill now with this sort of thread:

all links don below as said in the official sign up thread id love to see some threads with your car being launched with your paints etc.

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Official announcement thread: Here

Teams:Here

Car builds: Here

Results table: to be added.

Team threads:



Race related threads:


Test event 1 sign in: Here
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Old 18-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Old 18-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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From twitter: @VoiceofNathan

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Season 2 teams announced today. Welcome TfR Doony to Sparco racing.. also seen new livery plans for car

so this confirms Sparco racing have kept TfR Guru for season 2
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Old 19-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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TfR Metal has been spotted driving around Suzuka but appears to be having problems under breaking. Let's hope he can sort these issues out before practice on Wednesday. In an interview today TfR Metal has said "There are still some minor issues with the car, notably the brakes. But I'm confident the engineers can sort the car in time for Wednesday's practice."

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-Locking up under braking. TfR Metal is clearly struggling to keep this car under control

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-He found the gravel trap at turn 11
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Old 22-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #5
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As we prepare for the first test of the season Sparco racing were yesterday at Catalunya doing some promotional filming releasing their car.

TfR Guru was driving for the team and was very happy with the handling of his new spr-2A.

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We have a very different approach with set up on this car which we hope will work. Simuation tests have proved very positive



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Old 01-03-2012, 12:03 AM   #6
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TfR Guru is said to be fuming at his team for deciding to run a cold tyre out lap evaluation in the test event tonight.

talking to the small crowd of press outside his motorhome he said:

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We decided to try a race evaluation for this track and see if a 1 stop strategy is logical then on lap 15 the team called me in to then run the final lap on a set of fresh tyres. We lost a place in doing so and i could only close the gap slightly.

If they had said we want to do this i would have wanted to pit at least a lap earlier and we would have got that place back.

On the brightside we have gained more valuable data on the car and its characteristics. We will now go analyse and see what we need to do before the next test and round 1.

We arent in as good shape as last season but the base is there for us to work and build on.

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Old 02-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Season 1 team champions Rhino Racing this week unveiled Alpine as their new sponsor to a select gathering of winos at a secret warehouse location somewhere in England.

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The team have been impressing in pre-season testing judging by the performance of Raffo, although they did suffer a setback when their second driver Spiny Anteater severely damaged the car after colliding with the ppit wall in testing. However, the team are confident that the car will be repaired in time for the start of the season.
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PzR All-Stars ? Team still to meet for the new season although pre season testing by PzR Jamesy looks promising mixing it with the leaders and some top times.
PzR Slim still AWOL (Aka Tevez) still not turned up for any testing which is worrying the managment and holding back the Mechanics and Painter with only 2 days before Car unveiling.

Slim where are you ?
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I am pleased to announce Vodafone has entered the Total fusion Cup fielding 2 Fiat Punto's to be driven by Frank Freeman and Newton Cole for season 2

So far Newt has been testing the basics of the car at the first two tests with team leader Frank beavering away behind the scenes. They got off to a slow start this season with a terrible looking car at Suzuka, The Vodafone Fiat SBC1 was way off the pace and all over the shop.
But extraordinarily at sedona's recent test the team was not only on the pace but scored a win and a 2nd with a beautifully smooth looking car. Once again #2 Newt was in the hot seat and had this to say after the test.

"The car felt amazing this week, I attended a couple of thinktanks and private tests with the other temas and really got into the nitty gritty of what this car needed to get her into line. Thanks to them I believe we are now contenders for a title and will be looking to push all the way"

We expect to see the car launched in the near future and cannot wait to see what they can do at motegi on monday.

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after todays race we managed to catch a word with Sparco racing's TfR Guru

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Well done on todays race how was it out there

Guru: Today was very tough the car felt off on turn in and we really struggled with this from the start the way max caught us up was showing this. We knew we would be there or there abouts but there is alot of work to do.

You made it no secret testing was all about long run pace did it pay off

Guru: We have a car that you can get consistant laps in early which seems a big plus over our rivals however we need to find a couple of tenths and still be that consistant before next week. The consistent pace is sort of encouraging as even with tyre drop off we can hit similar lap times but need more performance at their peak

Still 2 podium finishes on your competitive debut in the car has to be a good thing

Guru: Yes its good and the best we could have hoped for we had to fight hard but the team hae worked hard to give me a good base package which we can now build upon.

We are still to see your team mate in the car at all is he going to be at any races

Guru: You tell me where @Doony is because we need him

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The car is damn near perfect, but 3 races in a row loosing position on the final two laps.

Clearly the pit strategy needs some work. Strategic reanalysis IS required.

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UnionRacing have started testing for the double point Endurance race this week.

A new sponsor in sight? Or just a message to the more wreckless?

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Initial lap times look promising, but getting the top speed increase without sacrificing acceleration an twisty road speed is proving a challenge.

Unconfirmed report show 5:12 times on a clean lap and potentially 5:09's at race pace...
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