S2 Lotus Elise 135R
Our S2 Elise 135R was bought as an ex-race car with some existing pedigree being known to us by our partners at DMD Motorsport Engineering who felt it would be a great basis as our new #1 Lotus.
The car has been built for mini-endurance races (between 40 minutes and 2 hours) - specifically with the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship in mind.
The technical blueprint for the car is similar to our S1 Elise, but with some key enhancements - such as a full Safety Devices FIA roll cage, and a brand new engine by master engineer Dave Andrews at DVA Power.
Technical stuff: DVA Power built Rover K series VVC engine / Piper VVC blanking kit, Verniers and Cams / Emerald ECU / Nitron adjustable suspension / Eibach springs / Spitfire Engineering toelinks / Helix race clutch / EP Tuning balanced flywheel / Janspeed silenced CRP and Exhaust / ProAlloy stainless race radiator / Safety Devices FIA full cage / AP Racing ally-belled brake discs / Goodridge braided brake lines / Performance Friction brake pads / Tillett carbon FIA seat / Schroth HANS harnesses / Lifeline Zero360 fire suppression / Cartek master cutout / Team Dynamics Wheels / DTM AFR Meter / Dunlop Direzza tyres / Race Technology dash, data & video logging
S1 Lotus Elise
Our S1 Elise was rescued from it's previous life as an unloved, non-running road car in around 2008. With little but a photocopied service manual, a basic tool kit and black coffee, Andy started his journey to reinforce the philosophy that mechanical knowledge makes for a better race driver.
Shortly before the car won Lotus Cup in 2013 the chassis had racked up over 150,000 miles. That probably can't be said for many other Championship winning race cars!
Presently it has competed in over 100 races. Along the way it has won:
1 x UK championship, 1 x UK overall series trophy, 2 x UK overall class trophies and has over 30 class podiums to its credit.
Technical stuff: DVA Power built Rover K series engine / Emerald ECU / Nitron adjustable suspension / Eibach springs / Spitfire Engineering toelinks / Helix race clutch / EP Tuning balanced flywheel / EP Tuning silenced CRP and Exhaust / ProAlloy stainless race radiator / Safety Devices A-frame & bar / EP Tuning ally-belled brake discs / EP Tuning braided brake lines / Performance Friction brake pads / Tillett seats / Schroth HANS harnesses / Lifeline fire suppression / Cartek master cutout / Rota Slipstream Wheels / Avon ZZR tyres / Motul oil & fluids / Race Technology dash, data & video logging
Honda S2000 (AP1)
Somewhat of a departure for us after 10 years playing in Lotus's. The S2000 (like our S1 Elise) was rescued as a cosmetically tired (but mechanically sound) road car. Only a handful are being raced in the UK and we just loving being a little different!
The foundation of the car is Honda's exciting, high-revving F20C engine. The legendarily sporty chassis has been supplemented by a bespoke welded cage designed and installed by Andy Robinson Racecars.
The car has just undergone final suspension setup, geometry and corner weighting by our partners DMD Motorsport Engineering. It will hit the track for testing in late July.
Citroen C1 Cup
The series consists of multiple driver team endurance races between 4 and 24 hours in length.
We went to see the series at a recent round at Snetterton and were very impressed with the cars, organisation - and most of all the fun being had by the drivers.