Preston Motorsport Club Rolling Road Event

Preston Motorsport Club organised a Rolling Road Event at ADE Tuning.

 

Preston motorsport club ADE Tuning

Preston Motorsport Club was formed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Their aim is to assist and introduce new people into motor sport. They have the knowledge and skills available for you to become involved in any aspect of motor sport you wish. Rallying, sprints, hill climbs, circuit racing, motorbikes, off road, marshalling, organising and running events etc. They feel passionate about enabling people to compete in a world that for some feels so very far away.

 

Rolling Road

We were contacted by the club about holding a rolling road event for their members to put their cars on the dyno to see what power they are making. After checking the diary we found a date and booked them in.

We got the tea and biscuits in and got the straps out for the dyno.  A fantastic selection of cars and members turned out, whether they were putting cars on the dyno or just supporting.

 

Here are the dyno graphs from the rolling road…

Ford Fiesta ST Preston motorsport club ade tuning Ford Fiesta ST

ford focus preston motorsport club ade tuning Ford Focus

haynes kit car ade tuning preston motorsport club Haynes Kit Car

BMW M135i ade tuning preston motorsport club BMW M135i

vauxhall corsa ade tuning preston motorsport club Vauxhall Corsa

ford focus st ade tuning preston motorsport club Ford Focus ST

bmw e46 m3 ade tuning preston motorsport club BMW e46 M3

fiat arbarth punto ade tuning preston motorsport club Fiat Abarth Punto

mini cooper s1600 ade tuning preston motorsport club Mini Cooper S1600

honda civic ade tuning preston motorsport club Honda Civic

bmw 530d ade tuning preston motorsport club BMW 530d

renault clio sport ade tuning preston motorsport club Renault Clio sport

peugeot 106 ade tuning preston motorsport club Peugeot 106

A great bunch of guys and some interesting results. If you are keen in joining  head over to the website or find them on Facebook

Autosolo Sunday

Autosolo Sunday with ADE Tuning

This weekend a couple of the lads headed over to a carpark in Leyland with Preston Motorsport club for a go at the Autosolo. Neither of the guys had done it before so this really was an adventure. In Autosolo the aim of the game is to get round the coned course as quickly and as carefully as possible, so massive bhp isn’t really an advantage hence the mighty Seat Arosa was used along with a Honda Civic.
ADE Tuning Seat Arosa
ADE Tuning Honda CivicAll about the handbrake turns and avoiding those pesky cones 😉

ADE Tuning AutosoloThe map of the course

The lads had a brilliant day even though someone may have gone round part of the course in the wrong direction and hit a couple of cones 😉 But Chris brought home the goodies by winning 2nd in class (another one for the trophy cabinet) 😀
ADE Tuning Autosolo

What is Autosolo?

AutoSolo is a form of Motorsport based around the principles of autotesting, the main differences being that the tests are run in a forward direction only and are usually slightly faster and more open than traditional Autotests. Courses are usually larger than those for Autotesting, and as the courses are laid out to run in one direction, its common for more than 1 car to be on the course at the same time. Autotesting involves a series of tests, generally around traffic cones, to measure precision driving skill. The tests often include stopping with the front and rear wheels straddling a line, and always end stopping in a garage (usually marked out with cones). Sections of each test are usually completed in reverse. Cars involved can be standard road cars or ones specially built for autotest. In either case, the sport is cheap, with entries to events usually costing between £8 and £25. Autotests can take place on either grass or hard surface. Grass Autotests are popular for club events as they are more gentle on tires and transmissions. Championship Autotests in the UK are normally on a hard surface. Each event consists of between three and six tests, with each test completed twice with the faster of the two counting for the results. The tests are timed with a stopwatch, with penalties of 10 seconds given for each cone hit. A wrong turn in a test results in a maximum time, which is usually 30 seconds slower than the fastest time in class. The winner is the driver who completes the tests in the shortest time (including penalties). Each test usually takes around a minute to complete, and often turns into a test of memory as well as driver skill. Most of the autotest layouts are symmetrical and the drivers do get the chance to walk the course.