FRL ~ ToCA10 ~ GTP #1 ~ Polyphony Digital Win Bathurst From JoeOfTheFire.Finished 

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Nope, I could drive it fine, it just required a lot of power and a fair bit of weight saving to get it as fast as the Focus.
 
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Then that means it's crap. It took me just 5 laps to beat my best Hyundai time round BHI with the Focus.
 

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Nope. It required so much more effort than the Focus in the long run, it feels lethargic (BTW this is at 1,037kg and 337hp).
 
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Just to conclude, HSV tests Lexus and loves it and announces he'll use it straight after.

1 week later he changes his mind after realizing the Lexus doesn't suit him at most tracks and goes looking for a FWD.

He was lucky he noticed this early, I had to go an entire season with a dog effectively. The Focus requires less effort too.
 
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You can only really do anything with the weight reduction stuff so heavier cars don't gain a weight dist. advantage.
 

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I tried at around 1150, and the best I could scrape at Bathurst was a 2:18. Not joking. I tried it with RS tyres just as a laugh, and I could only manage a high 2:15 with them...
 

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I stuck almost every engine upgrade on it, so not sure about that! I tried with the Renault last night in T10 spec, and it was quite enjoyable. Chassis was actually tighter and more precise than the Focus I found.
 

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I stuck almost every engine upgrade on it, so not sure about that! I tried with the Renault last night in T10 spec, and it was quite enjoyable. Chassis was actually tighter and more precise than the Focus I found.

Wall of torque.
 
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The Focus needs a unique driving style. I wasn't able to figure it out until Bathurst.
 

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It was so slow in a straight line. FWD is more me because I can stick the throttle in when I get punted sideways.
 

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Right, interest check here. In order to replace Clios, if I were able to run a replacement series under the ToCA banner on Fridays, would there be any interest?
 

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Right, interest check here. In order to replace Clios, if I were able to run a replacement series under the ToCA banner on Fridays, would there be any interest?

*Need Furi's approval. :P
 

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Right, interest check here. In order to replace Clios, if I were able to run a replacement series under the ToCA banner on Fridays, would there be any interest?
*Need Furi's approval. :P
^These^

It involves touring car style one make racing, with only weight reduction.
 

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Let me sell this to you...

What if we had the original Formula Ford recipe, without aero and a great emphasis on driving skill, but remove the "Formula" - and add more touring cars?

You get a Ford Focus Championship. Completely stock apart from weight reduction, and fitted with RH tyres, they provide a Clio Cup-like racing experience. The lack of adjustability provides a level playing field, and makes the race results all about the driver.
 
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That sounds slightly old now, I would join but I have better things to do especially as you've already conquered (effectively) the same thing just a month earlier.
 

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This is my first series... no idea what you're on about.
 
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I know it is, just saying it's pretty much a carbon copy of Clio Cup but it's the Ford Focus this time.
 

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Clios were fun, but with larger cars, better tyres and less adjustability, it'll add some spice to the formula. Also, the lack of racing suspension livens them up a bit.
 
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Clios were fun, but with larger cars, better tyres and less adjustability, it'll add some spice to the formula. Also, the lack of racing suspension livens them up a bit.
Why better tyres and restricted everything else? You might as well run them stock but allow SRF.
 

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A race series should run race tyres, not road tyres.
 
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But then it's virtually the same result, just being honest here.


Suspension settings locked - tyres locked - tuning locked.

Also more skill using SH.

This is why I said the idea is not very original...sorry.
 

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I understand that Clios ran SH in an attempt to slow it down a bit, but i'm looking at this from a realistic point of view. All one make series run slicks, so i'm just copying that.
 
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