31 Jul 2018
Race and Rally were proud to supply rapid asphalt driver Steve Brown with a 3MO Sequential Transmission unit for his immaculate Nissan Micra Kit Car in 2018. The head-turning machine as a common sight on events in Belgium and has undergone some upgrades over the past year. We chat to Steve about his season and newly developed Nissan.
R&R: How has your season been?
SB: Its been a bit staggered to be honest as the car has not been ready for much of it. We embarked on a project last year to upgrade and develop the engine and suspension which took longer than expected so Ive only managed to drive the car twice in 2018.
R&R: Tell us a little about the Micra Kit Car and its history
SB: We had the car a number of years in the unit as a shell with a weld in cage. We managed to Seam Welded it but we had very little time to work on it as I was still running my other Micra at the time. Eventually we spoke to Melvyn Evans Motorsport and he took on the job of building the car from a sell into the kit car. It’s not an Ex Works car but she certinaly draws the attention.
R&R: What made you choose a 3MO Sequential unit?
SB: We went for a 3MO box was due to hearing a few people using it and telling me how good / strong the box was. 3MO had the adaptor plate already made for the car and most importantly the price was very good.
R&R: What did you think of it and how did it compare to your previous transmission?
SB: I have only done 2 events with the box and had suffered other small issues stopping us going flat out BUT from the mileage I have done the box feels brilliant, such a string feeling to it and responsive. I was using a dog box before but thesequential is just out of this world. We do have an event this weekend in Belgium where we have ironed out the low end torque ( we think ) and also have flat shift now installed so I hope to give her some actual grief.