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  1. Racing up Ulu Yam/Genting – why do we still do this? source: https://paultan.org/2020/01/13/dont-take-racing-to-the-streets-take-it-to-the-track/ Time and time again, we see incidents of sports car and supercar owners racing on the public highway. Often driving in large groups, these individuals travel at high speeds on roads frequented by other motorists simply going about their own business, and they often end up in massive accidents. Most recently, a video posted by Azman Nor on Facebook – which showed a Renault Megane RS hitting a Proton Wira and flipping over – exhibited the public’s negative perception of these irresponsible road users, with many pouring scorn over actions that could so easily have been fatal. The road on which this accident took place, the B23 leading to Ulu Yam Baharu, is a popular destination for two- and four-wheeled enthusiasts looking for a spirited blast – as is the nearby road from Batang Kali to Genting Highlands – due to its sweeping corners and thrilling elevation changes. For the Initial D generation, it’s the perfect touge substitute. As many of us who have driven there will know, however, it is also extremely treacherous. The roads consist mostly of tight two-lane tarmac, with plenty of blind bends that are often badly surfaced, potentially causing hard-cornering cars to go off their intended line – and straight into oncoming traffic. And that’s before you take into account the fact that most stretches are pitch dark at night. Despite this, however, plenty of people continue to drive hard and fast on these roads, taking liberties not only by driving at ridiculous speeds, but also cutting into oncoming lanes in the corners. Even some of the local motoring media are guilty of this – I for one will admit to being one of them, having gotten into a serious single-vehicle crash there a few years ago. So I know how easily it can all go wrong in a split second. But it doesn’t take someone like me to tell you just how dangerous speeding is. Even on a relatively straight and empty highway, driving significantly above the speed limit opens you up to the possibility of a huge crash that can maim or kill you. On a twisty rural road with slow-moving traffic, the risk only multiplies. And don’t think for a second that your Ferrari’s sticky tyres and arsenal of driver aids are going to be enough to save you. While the advent of stability control remains the single biggest improvement in vehicle safety, even the most advanced systems can only go so far to compensate for excessive speed, the limits of grip or your lack of talent. The instant you lose control at high speeds, it is often too late. Driving or riding recklessly also gives us car and bike enthusiasts a bad name. We already have a lot on our plate, from rising car prices to the growing extinction of the sports car market, losing out to the ever-popular crossover (groan). We don’t need the public to turn against our simple love of driving too, do we? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Malaysia may no longer have the multitude of race circuits that we used to, but we still have a world-class facility just an hour’s drive away from the city centre – and the barrier of entry into the world of sanctioned motorsports is going down. Race organisers like our very own Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF) are offering track days at the Sepang International Circuit from as low as RM300 for two hours, and there you can drive as fast as you like – so long as you abide to a few simple safety regulations. Those of a more competitive bent can opt for time attack events, which are held not only by MSF but also other reputable entities like Grass Racing Autosports (GRA) and Sucimuci Motorsports. These events often have categories for road cars at affordable prices, catered to those with somewhat tighter belts. And while proper multi-car racing remains an expensive affair, series like our Saga Cup are much more cost-efficient and provide more door-to-door racing than even the most exciting Formula 1 race. And what about those who still want to experience the thrill of a public road? Well, this year MSF is hosting its MSF Touge Series of hillclimb events, held on exactly the type of twisty, hilly roads that enthusiasts love – but, most importantly, with the safety of being closed to traffic and managed by people who have decades of motorsports experience. It too is open to road cars, requiring the bare minimum of safety equipment. With all these options for the budding racer, the excuse of sanctioned motorsports being prohibitively expensive is no longer valid. It never was, anyway – it was perhaps understandable (but not excusable) for low-budget drivers to speed on the public highway, but if you can afford a sports car or even a moderately powerful hot hatch, you can afford a track day. So take your need for speed to the track. And when you are driving on a public road, do it sanely and responsibly by obeying all traffic rules. Lastly, drive within your limits of both your car and yourself, and don’t be pressured by other drivers to speed up. Remember, when you’re sharing the road with other users, safety always comes first. And of course, we at paultan.org try to be responsible when we take test cars out for a drive. While we do evaluate a car’s performance characteristics, we do it within the scope of what an average driver is capable of, and we do not push it to its absolute limits. With certain high performance vehicles, we rent a circuit to test them out, or have the authorities close the road – see our first, second and third Driven Web Series hot hatch episodes for examples – or rent an airfield as with our million-ringgit sports cars episode. We will never compromise safety for the sake of readership or viewership. Here's are some of the comments.
  2. ToniTrex

    Car Closest to Formula 1

    Hey guys ! Just curious and wanting to know cars that have a similar technology to what Formula 1 car has. The closest could ever get to a formula 1 car and why. Could be looks, technology, speed, all of the above? you name it. Personally my top 2 picks are the LaFerrari as it is as close as it could get to a F1 car for its technology, and Lexus LFA for its Screaming V10 sound.
  3. 5 things you should know about the 300V Power Racing 5W30 Credits: @wheel2hand.chang - The SAE 5W-30 viscosity enables to compensate medium engine oil dilution by unburned fuel Another effect of fuel leaking into the crankcase is oil dilution. This causes the lubricant to lose viscosity, meaning that the films formed are weaker and less capable of withstanding high loads that can occur at certain points, such as the rod bearings and crankshaft areas. What happens if the viscosity becomes too low? This causes contact between the metal surfaces, leading to rapid wear of the bearings due to friction. As the fuel is subject to high temperatures in the crankcase, some of it evaporates, meaning that, in the case of diesel fuel, the portion of biofuel becomes concentrated. This causes the biodiesel to be less fluid and more viscous than the diesel fuel, which causes the lubricant to thicken. - It provides maximum oil film resistance at very high temperature therefore reducing engine wear. youtuber, Piotr Tester did a friction test to simulate engine operation. And Motul 300V 5W-30 scored an astonising 0.10 mark where the result is lower the better. - It has a friction modifier - maximum power output, decrease operating temperature. POWER & TORQUE 300V Power and torque performances: increased witht he latest evolution of 300V based Ester Core technology. Test performed on 3.6 Porsche Cup racing engine. - It reduces considerably oil consumption thanks to its low volatility properties. Oil Consumption Follow-Up 300V - Is suitable for Rally or Short distance races
  4. miken92

    Passion for racing

    Hello everyone . Is anyone here passionate about racing
  5. 5 weeks' jail, 3-year driving ban for 2 men involved in illegal race in Lim Chu Kang Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/illegal-race-in-lim-chu-kang-lands-two-men-5-weeks-jail-and-a-ban-from Goh Tze Ming (left) and Khairulanwar Ismail were given five weeks' jail and a $1,500 fine each for racing illegally.ST PHOTOS: WONG KWAI CHOW SINGAPORE - They sped down Lim Chu Kang Road in similar cars and clocked almost equal breakneck speeds in their illegal race. On Tuesday (Sept 10), Goh Tze Ming, 37, and Khairulanwar Ismail, 26, were given the same sentence - five weeks' jail and a $1,500 fine each. They will also be disqualified from driving all classes of vehicles for three years after their release. The men, who were both driving a Volkswagen GTI, had denied that they were involved in the illegal race, which took place on Dec 9, 2016. The pair also similarly claimed trial against the charge of illegal racing, an offence under the Road Traffic Act. During the hearing, Goh said that he had been rushing to go to the toilet, while Khairulanwar claimed that he was speeding because he wanted to check his engine check-light. Deputy Public Prosecutor Senthilkumaran Sabapathy rubbished the claims, calling them "illogical, unsubstantiated and unbelievable". He added: "It is simply implausible and fanciful that (they) happened to be speeding, at almost twice the speed limit and right next to each other, at a place where a race was ongoing at the material time." The court heard that the two men were arrested by Traffic Police (TP) officers during a sting operation led by Inspector Pardeep Dass, who had received intelligence that there was going to be an illegal race in the area. Together with two other TP officers, Insp Pardeep arrived at the scene in an unmarked car. The officers saw people standing around 40 vehicles parked along Lim Chu Kang Road towards Neo Tiew Road. At 1.07am, the cars driven by Goh and Khairulanwar were seen making a U-turn towards Jalan Bahar before coming to a stop side by side for about 10 seconds. Insp Pardeep then saw both cars speeding off at the same time. The TP officers were activated to pursue them. Goh was caught driving at 132kmh, while Khairulanwar had clocked 136kmh - nearly twice the speed limit of 70kmh. Both men will also start their sentences on the same date - Sept 19.
  6. Fu11thr0tt1e

    Truck Drag Racing

    https://www.facebook.com/LikeCarAndMotorcycle/videos/372348020016320/
  7. And now this https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/errant-singapore-motorists-barred-leaving-malaysia-10998904?cid=fbcna Pattern more than badminton KUALA LUMPUR: Motorists from Singapore with outstanding summonses should be barred from leaving Malaysia until they settle the amount owed, said Malaysian senator Rabiyah Ali in parliament on Wednesday (Dec 5). Rabiyah said the proposal is aimed at curbing Singaporean drivers who use the country’s highways as a testing ground for their vehicles’ speed. “The problem pertaining to the illegal racing and reckless driving by luxury car drivers and high-powered motorcycles from Singapore has been a tough challenge for us to solve.
  8. Duckduck

    I miss WRC

    sad to see it lose venues & sponsorships... maybe itll be back in future...
  9. Altis72

    API Racing BBK

    Does anyone know if we have to use API Racing brake pads for API Racing BBK or can we use aftermarket brake pads. Thanks.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9Eoh71z60 The last challenge in 2015 before Pasir Gudang track is closed for upgrade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF5sKaJn0gc Attack of the Audi /. rear view camera is more fun to watch
  11. NURBURGRING / GERMANY You have seen the videos on the net, watched it in various car channel segments, read about it in magazines and spent countless hours playing Gran Turismo. Taurus Industries now brings you one step closer to this legendary track live !!…. To put YOU in the driver’s seat! Get ready for the drive of your life and experience real adrenaline action by participating in our Nanopulser World Series Challenge #Series 1 and give yourself a chance to win a fully sponsored track clinic at NURBURGRING, GERMANY! Prove yourself worthy and join the ranks of drivers who have conquered the ring, Day or Night. Ultimate bragging rights for those who have made it, Rain or Shine. Qualifying and participation details for this mega series can be found through the link below. Only 6 spots available for 2017 season draw (Closing end June). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkedAMkKj2Q Website Link www.nwsc.asia [NWSC is a 5 year series campaign which aims to promote sustainable technologies through interactive motorsports]
  12. amossoma66

    Motor Sports - Go Kart Racing

    I made a video today and I think you guys will enjoy this ! It's for petrol heads ..hehe ! The race ! https://youtu.be/ooXfEj3fo1k The pit / paddock area https://youtu.be/7kmsAEaExQE
  13. Nightsky

    KPE Tunnel racing!

    Anyone seen this video? [dizzy] Credits to youtube video poster
  14. Dear All, I've noticed that the 2 companys stated in the title have the same address and have similar offers in their respective websites and fb pages. Any bros have any idea if they are indeed the same company? And if so, why 2 different names? Searched Still Racing in this forum and there are some negative comments about their pricing. So they have changed name just to divert attention?
  15. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/2-men-to-be-charged-for/2088590.html i wonder if is GTR http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/man-arrested-for-driving-sports-car-at-146kmh-in-seletar-link
  16. Obey_my_dog

    Grassroots Autotest 16 August 2015

    16 August 2015 Grassroots autotest at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Carpark C
  17. I bet you all do not know that Axio is also used in Super GT racing! I didn't know that till I was looking up on Super GT in wiki and saw this. Wow! I have say..... Still waiting for someone to convert his Axio into this!
  18. I would like to say hi to everyone in this forum and here is a piece of my Subaru impreza for track racing version which I had used it to race for the time attack at the local international circuit before for sure to be honest with you there.The car comes with the yellow shade light weight sport rims and carbon fiber double layers wing there.Please check it out on the scans below and let me know what you think there.Thank you
  19. zhehao

    OZ Racing Formula HLT 5H

    Hi guys, Found this rim on OZ Racing's website. They looks quite good in my opinion! Anyone got this rim can share your opinion or know where and how much i can get these in singapore? http://www.ozracing.com/car_wheels_var/OZ%20Racing/25182/I%20-%20TECH/FORMULA%20HLT%205H/563462.aspx
  20. hi all, went through the latest issue of hot stuff just... (wah girls this issue power sia...) ... and i saw Motec's ad says OWS NA racing @ $48... usual $96... WTF??? but there was a star next to the $48... anybody knows wats the terms and con?.... the last i saw the OWS NA racing at Motec a month ago, it was $130 or $128... or smthing... hmmmmm..... any bro can shed some light pls.... i tried calling them yesterday couldnt get through... and now they are close right?... many thanks..
  21. Singapore is racing to become the most expensive city in the world. Everything must be no 1, i think brain damage. We only have 4 million population (singaporean only) but why we have 500 billion in reserve. Every citizen work like mad, then skin u like a cat. iF population going to 6.9 million , i think as a singaporean we better migrate.
  22. Ihave10cats

    Michelin PSC2 in racing

    Hi has any racer here experience Michelin PSC2 in the racing track before? I heard that it has improved a lot from pilot sport cup. Though its pricey but I think it really serve the purpose on track. How do you feel about it?
  23. Street racing is obviously illegal and incredibly dangerous, but that has never stopped people from doing it. While we don't hear nearly as much about the scourge of Japanese tuner cars as when The Fast and the Furious first hit theaters over a decade ago, illegal street racing is still bubbling under the surface all over the island nation. An excellent new documentary short from Bowls Films takes a look at the Kanjozoku from Osaka, Japan; a group that claims to be partially responsible for the tuning style known as JDM. The group gets their name from their preferred route known as the Kanjo. It's a 4.77-mile long loop of connected highways running right through the city of Osaka. You might expect a hardcore group of illegal Japanese racers to show up with highly tuned Nissan GT-R and Toyota Supra coupes, but the Kanjozoku evidently eschew all of the others in favor of one particular car that they love: the Honda Civic. According to the video, that vehicle of choice came in part from the city's location. Osaka was relatively near the one-make Civic races held at Japan's legendary Suzuka racetrack. The hatchbacks thus became the default weapons for the Kanjozoku's street battles. The guys interviewed for the documentary go so far as to claim that their scene created the whole concept of JDM tuning. The whole video is a really interesting portrait of an illegal racing scene crafted out of friendly competition. Scroll down for a brief look at the Kanjozoku of Osaka – it's worth it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELJW-Bsrnmk
  24. This is probably the most creative way to piss your racing opponent off if you do happen to find yourself neck and neck with your rival in a straight line. For those who are well-versed in the internet lingo, 'Trolling' would best describe what the driver on the left did to this guy with the camera. But then again, in a one-make race with a not-exactly-fast Mazda MX-5, you need to be a bit more innovative to win races. Watch and find out what was done. http://dai.ly/x24qrzg_10643559-836982839653703-46859749-n_auto
  25. just curious.. is there such a package in MY? ive heard of friends driving their own car up to Sepang for racing but are there companies in SG or MY that offers rental car that can be raced on MY tracks? theres Pegasus Racing Asia in SG for Formulae Renault cars but I couldnt find any for GT cars. if there is, please kindly share with me! gam xia!
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