Barbosa & The ‘Ring
While Martin Short was sunning himself (on his honeymoon) in the
Caribbean at the end of last month, Joao Barbosa was busy driving
a Mosler Photon, round the Nurburgring.
track was damp in places, and he had to slow down at one point because
of road works (!), but he still set a 7:42 – despite a couple
of handling niggles that we’ve sorted out now,” explains
The Photon is the developed
MT900S road car, with an upgrade to the Hewland transmission, carbon
seats, thinwall subframes, BBS magnesium wheels, titanium springs
and carbon fibre bodywork.
back on Monday and Tuesday of next week, to try again,” says
for a road car is Wolfgang Kaufmann’s 7:32.52. What were you
driving Wolfgang? A Carrera GT?
has lapped the track in a 7:19 in a road legal Radical (in 2003),
while recently a Donkervoort apparently lapped in a 7:18.
dry at the ‘Ring next week, expect some fireworks. Barbosa
was still learning the circuit last month.... while Phil Bennett
responds (on the www.pistonheads.com
forum) with "if I can get Radical to provide the car I'll re-claim
the record at the forthcoming RMA days (next week), weather and