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LIVE 360 Degree Onboard - Final Round

Posted on 16th October, 2018

We will be streaming live onboard footage from Wes Chatterton’s car #25 during the final rounds of the 2018 Production GTI Championship this weekend at Donnington Park . Links to the live  feed can be found on our live timing page.

Race 1 12:25 BST

Race 2 16:20 BST

MK2 Golf Shell for sale

Posted on 26th September, 2018

Available, Mk2 Golf shell, involved in an accident at Rockingham earlier this season, whilst leading the Production GTI Championship.

Damage to rear qtr and chasssis legs. (A body man would pull it straight) fitted with a very comprehensive 6 point custom cages cage, (bolt in) comes as a shell and cage, not rolling. Would be a gift for someone with the time to sort. £300. Further images available in request. Contact info@mlpdevelopments.org.uk for details.

Back in action at Brands

Posted on 23rd September, 2018

After a long break between rounds MLP Developments resumed the 2018 Production GTI Championship campaign at the perpetually sunny Brands Hatch circuit in Kent.

Pete Milne piloted his new #44 car to 4th in his second ever qualifying session in the machine. 

An intense race long battle brought Pete home in 3rd place.

A sharp take off from lights out saw #44 climb to second place and hold the position for the majority of the 21 laps distance. The fight to maintain the spot had used the best of Pete's tyres and the MLP racer had to settle for landing 4th place as the chequered flag fell. Technical Director Luke Wales comments " Overall we are pleased with the performance of the new car at Combe and Brands and are making big strides with the development.

The final round of the 2018 Production GTI Championship takes place at Donington Park on the 21st of October, with a 3-car entry from MLP Developments.

Feeling the heat at Rockingham

Posted on 26th June, 2018

Not only was Sunday the hottest day of the year so far it was the hardest of the season so far. Starting Race 1 in P3 after having a lap time fast enough for pole position removed due to a track limits infringement in qualifying. The number 44 machine of Pete Milne set the fastest lap of the race and began to catch the cars squabbling for P1 & 2, setting up a tantalizing 2nd half of the race. Unfortunately #44  was pitched into an un-recoverable spin after falling off the edge of the exit curb of the fast Gracelands bend. The car suffered heavy damage after impact with the tyre wall and was unable to continue with the meeting.

Technical Director Luke Wales comments "We have the reputation in the paddock of being able to repair significant levels of damage between races, however due to the heavy impact with the tyre wall and the speeds around the banked part of the circuit it would not have been safe to continue in Race 2"

The team are now focusing on maximising points at Castle Combe on the 14th of July. This is the first race for Production GTI on the TCR UK package and MLP Developments first 3-car entry of the season.

 

Maximum Points at Snetterton

Posted on 13th June, 2018

Pete Milne claimed 2 wins in the latest rounds of the Production  GTI Championship at a scorching Snetterton last weekend.

Milne was forced to abandon his quickest laps in qualifying due to yellow flags out on the circuit and lost out on pole postion by .02 of a second over the 3-mile lap.

After a lighning start the #44 machine assumed an unassailable lead.

Starting from pole in race 2 Pete enjoyed a close battle during the opening laps before managing a 5 second gap over the field to take the flag.

 

After taking the championship lead the team at MLP Developments are now focused on the next rounds of the 2018 championship at Rockingham on the 24th of June 

 Thanks to TrackSlag Exhausts, Wo-Wo Products & MVP Finance for your continued support.

 

 

Geometry Trackside or on your drive

Posted on 14th May, 2018

It isn't just track race cars or track day toys that can benefit from our indepth knowledge of vehicle dynamics.

After the harsh winter and unpresedented levels of potholes on the road there are many more vehicles with alignment issues after pothole damage.

Unlike many tyre service centres that are only interested in quick diagnosis we apply the same attention to detail to your cherished road car as we do our race winning fleet. Please contact us here if you would like to book an appointment at home or one of our workshop locations.

A Rainy Day in Cheshire

Posted on 9th April, 2018

Despite the inclement weather this weekend during the opening rounds of the 2018 Production GTI Championship at Cheshire's Oulton Park circuit, both our drivers came away with good results and important points on the board.

 

The Trackslag equipped #44 Set the pace early on in qualifying with a blistering lap straight out of the box but was just pipped from pole position during the dying seconds of the session.

After leaving the line like a scolded cat #44's early advantage was lost after a racing incident at Island Bend resulting in a non-finish.

Starting from the back of the field for Race 2 on a now drying track #44 climbed the order to finished 2nd, setting the fastest lap on the way and closing the gap considerably on the lead car before the chequered flag.   

 

Matt Eccles, (thMatt Eccles braves the elementse sole 8v entrant in the field) and his race engineer Daniel Slinger were able to use both races to develop their race setup and strategy in lieu of completing a 16v conversion for the next round of the championship at Snetterton in sunny June.

PGTI Round 1, 7th April Oulton Park

Posted on 4th April, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After what seems like an endless break over the winter this coming Saturday brings the opening round of the 2018 Teekay Couplings Production GTI Championship at Oulton Park in Cheshire.
Don't forget you can keep up to date with Pete and Matt's progress on track with our live timing page here.

2018 Season Prep

Posted on 22nd December, 2017

With the 2017 season behind us preparation for 2018 is well underway. We will  shortly be making some interesting announcements and expasion plans. 

Everyone at MLP would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely say thank you to all of our partners and supporters for your input in 2017 and a very happy and prosperous new year.

 

 

TCR UK Taster Day

Posted on 22nd December, 2017

MLP Developments were invited to the TCR UK Taster day at Brands Hatch. The TCR concept allows for accessible touring car racing with manufacturer built cars competing nationally, internationally and in endurance racing formats.

 

Technical Director Luke Wales comments " The aim of the day was to engage other teams entering the inaugural year of the championship and acess our options entering in year 2/3 of the championship and the possibility of a partnership with a current enterant."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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