UK: Mark Green looks ahead at the 2018 season
Hi All Racers ,
Well the new 2018 season is upon us and lots of testing and preparation going on in the Team Serpent camp . So far 2018 has started good with Melin Depta and Dominic Greiner along with the USA Serpent team doing an awesome job at the Winternats by TQ and Wins .
As for me I have been busy getting ready for my first race of 2018 with the S988 Viper cutting out my Protoform R19 shells and prepping XRD Engines ready to run in , With new set up ideas there will be a lot to learn and tune and it will be just good to get back in to racing again with friends .For the first race At the great Cotswolds RC Track ( please be kind the weather gods ) I will be testing 2 different set up directions on the car S988 one with full soft chassis flex and one with full stiff chassis and see which give’s the best lap time .
The good thing about the S988 is the core of the car is just so good that you can try these things fast in back to back tests so you get a faster idea of what works in the limited track time and can get to fine tune the settings to get better laps times , It is this design that makes the car good as when you are at a big race you get limited track time to test so if your car is able to give you the options to test things fast and back to back you get up speed much easier . One of the big tuning parts on the S988 are the very cool wishbones with inserts these really do have a big effect on the car and the feel so I would really recommend you do try for yourself .
This year is also a Worlds year for 200mm TC so I will spend most of my time testing the S748WC . This class is not my best from my driving point of view but I will work hard to improve myself so I can try and challenge Dominic who is just awesome in this class . I will do some reports as the season goes on with set up tips and I hope lots of race wins . If your at the same race come over and see me for any help on set up or any other questions .
Thanks to all my sponsors , Serpent , XRD , Runnertime , Sanwa , ProtoForm , Arrowmax , Xceed , Serpent UK