Perfect start for Team Fensport!
Toyota Sprint Series, Round 1, Blyton Park
On the 1st round of the RRG Toyota Sprint Series saw team Fensport claim 1st & 2nd Overall.
The day started wet and cold and it was Stan who took the initiative fitting wet weather tyres and grabbing the lead from the 1st run. By lunch time Stan had an impressive early lead of nearly 2 seconds.
Adrian in the Fensport GT86R opted to stay on dry tyres and await the better afternoon weather, tip toeing and slithering around the track he was down to 6th place at lunch time. It would all hinge on the weather!
1st runs after lunch saw the times tumble, Adrian taking a full 10s of his previous best and grabbing the lead, Stan more cautious and slipping to 3rd. The track was drying quickly and everyone was going faster with each run.
Stan regained the lead on run 6, but it was short lived as Adrian settled in and went faster with each run to claim 1st overall. His time was incredible, a massive 3.66 seconds faster than last year’s record!
Stan also an incredible result and a similar 4.07s faster than his previous best.
Check out the “bumper cam” video of Adrian’s fastest lap https://youtu.be/hoKKGiFEuOA
How did they do it?
“It still looks like the same car but the Fensport GT86R has undergone quite a transformation over the winter!
We now have a prototype Avo stage 5 ball bearing turbocharger, with larger intercooler and pipe work. We were experiencing boost and power drop off last year and this setup has completely cured the problem. Boost is now 1.5 bar in the higher gears and will hold right to redline.
The fuel system has also been upgraded to include an Avo in tank pump holder and Fensport dash 8 custom fuel system.
Also loving the new Toyo R888R tyres, they have a stiffer carcase and offer better directional change along with more overall grip, definitely needed with the power increase!
The engine bay has been refreshed with new intercooler pipework and Samco blue hoses.
New 2016 engine calibration using EcuTek tuning software allows super smooth in gear and throttle dependant boost control! The new higher performance will certainly test the Cosworth engine internals and we will be pushing even harder on the next round.I would like to add a huge thank you to all the team and our sponsors & supporters”
” After finishing 2nd overall in the 2015 championship I want to go one further this year so I left my car at Fensport over winter for a complete transformation to include –
New 2.1 litre HKS forged engine rebuild with Avo stage 3 turbocharger conversion and water injection system.
The fuel system has also been upgraded with a high flow fuel pump and 540cc injectors.
A 3″ Avo exhaust from turbo back
Avo oil cooler and a baffled alloy sump and breather system has been fitted to cope with the high G forces.
Similar 2016 engine calibration using Ecutek software to include electronic boost control and in gear / throttle dependant boost control.
Also the new Toyo 888R tire, we managed to get the 255/40/17 on all round, the handling and balance is fantastic.
I only picked the car up the day before round 1 and it is amazing to drive, the power is immense and comes in very smooth, I’m looking forward to round 2 and want to thank all the team at Fensport for their dedication and also big thanks to all my sponsors 🙂 ”
The GT86R will be on display at Japfest Silverstone on the 24th April, The car will be displayed on the Toyo Tires stand.
Both cars will be competing in the RRG Toyota Sprint Series on the following dates.
Round 2, Blyton Park – 7th May
Round 3, Woodbridge – Sunday, 12th June
Round 4, Anglesey – 21st August
Round 5, Croft – Sunday, 18th September
Round 6, Snetterton – 15th October