GMC-Motorsport test for Scottish Tarmac Rally Championship

After 10 Months of working on our new Opel Corsa for our attack on the Scottish Tarmac Rally Championship the car was finally driven out of the garage on Wednesday the 5th June. We took the car for its first test drive, albeit a short distance,...

After 10 Months of working on our new Opel Corsa for our attack on the Scottish Tarmac Rally Championship the car was finally driven out of the garage on Wednesday the 5th June.

We took the car for its first test drive, albeit a short distance, just to make sure that the set-up on the brakes; suspension, steering and most importantly the engine were all correct.

After the initial test drive, we returned to the garage to carry a routine inspection. Although fairly happy with most systems, we were concerned that the engine was not performing to the expected standard and as a precautionary measure; we returned the power plant to the specialists. Due to these expected and normal teething problems, the car's testing schedule will commence in approximately one week.

We are expecting the 150 + BHP power unit to be returned before the end of this week when some more intensive testing will take place.

The short test run was enough to enable us to carry out some fine adjustments to the bias pedal box braking system and some tweaks to the front and rear suspension

With the Tyneside stages only a fortnight away, we'll be working flat out on the car to ensure the Corsa makes its competitive debut at Otterburn in Northumberland on the 23rd of June.

You can still keep up to date with all of the updates and development work by logging on to www.gmc-motorsport.co.uk

- David Hatrick
Navigator and Team Co-Coordinator

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