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Thu, 20 Dec 2007
Essex-based specialist race car preparators
Graham Hathaway Racing (GHR) will launch the
new Speads RM08 single-seater race car at the
Autosport International show at NEC Birmingham
in January (on stand CP7 in Hall 10).

The RM08 will be the first car launched at the
show when it opens at 09.00 on Thursday 10

The distinctively-styled Speads RM08 will be the
car of choice for a new BARC-supported
one-make single-seater series called Formula
Triple S, which will run a selected programme of
meetings throughout 2008, before expanding to
a full season in 2009.

The RM08 is also suitable for Monoposto,
SEMSEC, sprints, hillclimbs and other
open-wheel events.

The 2008 Formula Triple S calendar includes
events at Pembrey, Mallory Park, Anglesey and
Lydden. The track activity schedule will be one
20-minute qualifying session, followed by one
20-minute race each day during a two-day
meeting, while there will be a single 20-minute
qualifying session followed by two 20-minute
races during one-day events.

GHR - the exclusive UK distributor for South
African-based Speads Formula Cars - will supply
the Speads RM08 as standard, with the popular
1300cc Hayabusa engine (the regulation engine
for Formula Triple S), although a 1200cc ZX12
power unit will be available for those who
purchase the car for use in Monoposto.

The RM08 is the result of six years of
development carried out in its native South Africa.
The RM08's handling characteristics are defined
largely by its full aerodynamic package - including
adjustable front and rear wings, bargeboards, flat
floor and rear diffuser - and from the Dunlop full
slick (or wet) tyres to be used on the UK version
of the car. These elements combine to create
substantial grip when the car is on track. With the
RM08 track being 60 inches (1524mm) both front
and rear and the wheelbase running to 130.5
inches (3315mm), its physical size, coupled with
the grip levels, creates nimble, responsive

"Formula Triple S and the Speads RM08 are a
perfect match, particularly for younger drivers
coming out of karting, as they will be able to
learn at an early stage about proper,
fully-equipped single-seaters, which can only
help them progress up the single-seater ladder,"
comments Graham Hathaway.

"The RM08 is a very impressive car and brings a
refreshingly modern design to the UK racing
scene. One of the main advantages of the RM08
is the cost compared to equivalent cars in terms
of the overall price of the car, its maintenance
and the running costs.

"The performance level of the car is also very
impressive, so there is going to be a big
adrenaline rush for anyone who drives it, which
makes it ideal for club racers," concludes

The car will sell for £29,995.00+VAT for the
fully-built, 1300cc Hayabusa powered version,
with other prices relating to different
specifications. GHR can also supply the RM08 in
kit form.

Racers who would like more information about
the Speads RM08 and Formula Triple S are
advised to contact Graham Hathaway Racing,
either at Autosport International direct or by
calling them on (01621) 856956.30


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