Toyota Sprint Series, Round 1, Blyton Park
The 1st round of the Toyota Sprint Series saw the Fensport GT86R claim 1st Overall
Team Fensport have been very busy modifying the GT86R over winter, completely transforming the car, new additions include the stunning new wide arch Blitz Aerospeed kit which allows an extra 120mm of track width on the rear and also allows room for the new Rota 18 x 9.5″ wheels which are clad in 265 wide Toyo R888’s all round. Additional aero parts include new front and rear canards, TRD aero fins, higher rear wing and a custom rear diffuser.
With the new found grip the team have increased spring rates on the BC Racing coilovers and also upgraded the Avo turbocharger to the billet version which offers the same incredible response alongside a 20% increase in airflow.
The car has also been re mapped using Ecutek software to get the most out of the 108 ron race fuel, along with electronic “in gear” boost control which helps with traction in the lower gears.
The car is still using a completely standard engine and gearbox.
The car was finished just in time for a test session the day before the 1st race event at Blyton and the team were excited to be back at the track.
After just a few runs the suspension was adjusted, tyre pressures checked and Adrian reporting back “this car is just incredible” which was more than enough for the team to be encouraged and look forward to race day.
Blyton Park is a fabulous track, fast and open with long sweeping 4th and 5th gear corners and plenty of “run off” so you can be very brave! The track should suit the new GT86R very well.
The morning practise runs were another chance just to fine tune the suspension settings and our very first run confirmed our expectations with a safe 1:11.39 run putting the GT86R straight to the top of the leader board!
As the day progressed the team finely tuned tyre pressures and shock absorber settings and picked up speed all day long with many 1:10s runs. Adrian who was really enjoying the new car’s handling and power went for a big push on the final run to record a stunning 1:09.43 and take the overall win.
” The new aero and power have turned the GT86R in to a serious contender for this year’s championship! The car is just incredible to drive, corner speed is amazing …. you have to almost re-programme your brain … you really are going that fast! The new turbocharger has really improved the power and is very easy to control the car with the Ecutek software and boost control … it’s a dream!
I want to say a huge thank you to all the Fensport Team and all our sponsors and supporters who have helped create the car …. it is an awesome machine”
The team were ecstatic with the car’s performance and are really looking forward to Round 2 at Woodbridge on the 15th June.