Force TA, Suzuki Hayabusa 1440cc

Robert’s 1440cc Hayabusa powered Force TA is using our MBE9A9 ECU including the gearbox control & our MBE9MD display, also running our taper throttle bodies.
 
 

2022

Blyton Park Outer, 15 May – 7th in BSC R5: 58.52s NR
Blyton Park Eastern, 14 May – 5th in BSC R5: 62.25s, 4th in BSC R6: 62.22s NR

Robert at Blyton Park, May 2022
Picture: Kim Broughton

Robert at Blyton Park, May 2022
Picture: Kim Broughton

2021

He finished 6th Overall in the British Sprint Championship 2021.

Castle Combe 23 Oct – 10th in BSC R31: 126.13s, 8th in BSC R32: 126.47s
Anglesey International, 3 Oct – 7th in BSC R27: 82.89s, 8th in BSC R28: 82.76s
Anglesey National, 2 Oct – 4th in BSC R29: 58.65s

Email received following Aintree, September 2021:
Weather forecast was looking good for LMC Autumn Sprint at Aintree. We had been there in the spring for the cars maiden competitive outing and since then, had optimized quite a lot of settings including ride height, cooling, gearing, gear shifting, and a new gearbox control strategy from SBD. PB was 42.77 set a few years ago in a Radical SR8 so hopes were high to reduce that significantly now that confidence in the new car was increasing. There was a good selection of fast racing cars entered including regulars from the British Sprint Championships and we were in Class 5C (Racing Cars 1100-1600) with two other cars. Two uneventful practice runs led to two new PBs before lunch, and then a further PB of 41.26 in Timed 5. Very pleased to reduce PB by a second and a half, a massive margin in sprinting, and the car ran faultlessly all day. Class win and second overall behind Mygale Ecoboost 1.6T on 40.11s. Next event back to Blyton for more British Sprint Championships.

Aintree Autumn Sprint 4th September 2021
Picture: Phil James, Pro-rally.co.uk

Aintree Autumn Sprint 4th September 2021
Picture: Phil James, Pro-rally.co.uk

Knockhill, 25 July – 7th in BSC R17: 98.46s, 6th in BSC R18: 98.26s
Knockhill, 24 July – 5th in BSC R15: 96.36s, 7th in BSC R16: 95.53s
Snetterton, 27 June – 9th in BSC R11: 85.36s, 10th in BSC R12: 84.77s
Snetterton, 26 June – 6th in BSC R10: 83.62s
Pembrey, 6 June – 3rd in BSC R7: 107.67s, 2nd in BSC R8: 106.95s
Pembrey, 5 June – 7th in BSC R5: 101.12s, 6th in BSC R6: 112.44s
Blyton Park, 16 May – 7th in BSC R3: 61.17s, 6th in BSC R4: 60.96s
Blyton Park, 15 May – 6th in BSC R1: 66.20s, 4th in BSC R2: 65.54s

Email received from Robert, July 2020 after the first test of Hayabusa powered Force TA:
First test of Force-TA at Curborough July 2020
Yesterday saw a trip to Curborough Sprint Course for the first test of our new Force-TA. We were accompanied by Force Racing owner and constructor Ian Dayson. The car has been developed over the last 12 months with help from RLM Racing for 1440cc Suzuki Hayabusa engine, KP Components for electronics and high specification wiring, and SBD Motorsport for electronics, componentry and tuning.

The car runs the MBE9A9 ECU system with integrated gearbox control and latest CAN-based comms with the steering wheel mounted MBE dashboard. Pirelli tyres were provided by Triple M Motorsport. The car ran faultlessly on the day over 6 sessions and was a joy to drive. Power, grip and feel were very good and on a different level to previous experiences with Radical sportscars. Gearbox paddle shift operation was excellent both up and down in manual race mode. We will be holding further test sessions in 2020 with the aim of competing in various UK sprint championships in 2021. Big thanks to all who helped to pull this project together.

First test of Force-TA at Curborough July 2020
First test of Force-TA at Curborough July 2020
Force TA, Suzuki Hayabusa 1440cc
Force TA, Suzuki Hayabusa 1440cc