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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:54 pm 
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But doing something to help them.. http://www.msvracing.com/news/2015/febr ... -cars.aspx


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:35 am 
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stevenconnor wrote:

Steven,
Do I recall you saying that the FR2000's will not be allowed in Mono at all after the end of ")!6?..................or did I dream it?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:12 pm 
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Stevens post from September says from 2017 the 16v cars won't be eligible for Monoposto

http://www.historicff2000.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1642#p1642


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:22 am 
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Thanks Marc, found it now, I didn't dream it after all. I can't imagine what drove that decision when you consider how cheap these excellent quality cars are now. I'd love to be back in one rather than an FF2000


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:37 pm 
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They do look nice, but I imagine running costs, mechanical repairs and (heaven forbid) bodywork/tub repairs must be a lot more than FF2000?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:52 pm 
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Well, id happily do a swap with a dallara f301or newer


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:49 am 
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gridgway wrote:
They do look nice, but I imagine running costs, mechanical repairs and (heaven forbid) bodywork/tub repairs must be a lot more than FF2000?


We ran two for a year, the only thing that made running costs high was being forced to buy spares from a single source and having to pay an enormous registration fee. They were 100% reliable, If the spares supply wasn't controlled we would have been able to repair carbon panels. The technique isn't difficult. I suspect a tub repair would not be any higher than a steel chassis repair if you have to pay someone to do it. It's difficult to compare really because no two areas of damage are the same. The engines were very lightly loaded, unlike an F3, I reckon they would have gone to the moon and back before they needed a rebuild, which of course we weren't allowed to do in BARC Renault. ( jobs for the boys)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:52 am 
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chris wrote:
Well, id happily do a swap with a dallara f301or newer


We've nearly bought into the F3 world a few times, but we are afraid of the engines. Dallara has some link with Tatuus, so, apart from the engines there isn't much difference between a 16V FR and an F3 of the same age.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:20 pm 
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The current trend seems to be to put a bike engine in a Dallara.

Our fastest lap at Mallory was set by one of these this year... 41.70 !!! set by an F399 with a Suzuki Hayabusa 1400.

Real F3 engines are getting harder to find and more expensive. Cars with the right fitting kit can add in a road car engine in Mono spec for a lot less than the cost of a genuine F3.

PS only one of the newer FRenaults came out all season... University team who came 4th in the championship against the might of the Mono engined Dallaras in the top Mono class. They are off to do F3Cup with a 'pukka' F3 so there might not be a single FRenault in that class in 2016.... don't know where they all are but they aren't coming out racing.

http://www.monoposto.co.uk/


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