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Old 13 Apr 2018, 08:14 (Ref:3815161)   #271
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I would love to read the source of this; could you provide a link, please.

And, assuming that the above is true, what is to say that, within the rules, those engines weren't stripped, refurbished and re-built. That would still mean that only one engine was used during the season.

Drawing on my own experience from 50 years ago, I raced for roughly 5 years with just one engine. However, we changed the head gasket after each meeting, and after two meetings I stripped the engine down completely and rebuilt it, at a minimum, with new big end shells and small end bushes, new piston rings and new valve springs. But it remained just one engine.
I don't believe it is available on the web so you will just have to trust me.

The original spec of the Swindon engine was to require a rebuild every 5,000 miles.

A car will do around 350 miles per race weekend, so doing a rebuild during the season shouldn't be necessary.
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Old 13 Apr 2018, 09:52 (Ref:3815173)   #272
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Plato 1.4 seconds down on Sutton during the Thruxton test.

His side of the garage may have been focussing on race-runs and not qualifying, but still, smells like these shenanigans for yet another season until there are podiums at a RWD favourable circuit. Getting bored of it.

Either he finds a FWD drive in 2019, or he sets up his own team and retires from driving, please.
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Old 13 Apr 2018, 12:25 (Ref:3815197)   #273
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Plato 1.4 seconds down on Sutton during the Thruxton test.

His side of the garage may have been focussing on race-runs and not qualifying, but still, smells like these shenanigans for yet another season until there are podiums at a RWD favourable circuit. Getting bored of it.

Either he finds a FWD drive in 2019, or he sets up his own team and retires from driving, please.
Can't see a me me me running a team...
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