After breaking our diff at Round 3, we now have our new diff with a slightly different ratio, going from a 3.9 to a 4.3 I was super excited to see how it improved the driveability of the car. For round 4 of Drift Cup at Teesside Autodrome we had practice day the day before on Saturday which gave us plenty of time to get use too the track and the new gearing.
Round 3 of the HEL Performance Driftcup season at Rockingham Motor Speedway was one of the best custom layout that I have driven, it was fast and technical but very rewarding to drive if you nailed all of the clipping points.
After breaking the car in our top 16 battle at Round 2 of Driftcup we had a little bit of work to do ahead of Round 3 at Rockingham. We replaced both the drive shafts that we snapped as well as the rear wheel bearing that exploded and slightly modified our custom rear hub set up to overcome the weak point we found which lead to us snapping the driveshaft. With that now all fixed it was the usual oil change, map check/tweak, bolt check and wheel alignment before we were finally ready!
Round 2 was incredible, the car had come back from Garage-D a few days before the event with a new alignment so the practice say was going to be a huge help as I got used to the changes on the car.
Craig Taylor give us an insight into his weekend at the Three Sisters Race Circuit for Round 2 of the 2018 HEL Performance Driftcup.
With the car running absolutely superbly at round 1 no changes were needed to the car in preparation for round 2 of drift cup, after a service, wheel alignment and bolt check we set off Friday morning heading for three sisters!
The second driver we are working with this year to bring you content from the 2018 HEL Performance Driftcup is Chris Dawson.