30th August Race Day Report

So I had another race today, started off with qualifying this morning at 11am, had a good session and managed to put it some good times the best being 1.28.000 which put me in 5th in class (7 total) and 26th overall (28 total) but with a 1.2 sec improvement on my personal best around Combe and VERY close to Jamie in his Alfa.

The start of the race was delayed due to a previous accident where a Aston Martin climbed the tyres out of Quarry and sat on top!

In the actual race I got a really good start and managed to get around Jamie and a few others but they had the straight line speed so most made it in front of me out of Quarry and out of the Esses but I managed to keep Jamie behind and we tussled a bit and with him behind me I put in my fastest lap on lap 3 and got a 1.27.2!!!!! Next lap I overcooked it a bit in the Esses and Jamie got the power out and took the inside line into Tower and had the inside line for Bobbies I followed him really closely for another lap and then came in to Bobbies too quickly and span, and knocked my wheel on the corner of the rumble strip (you’ll hear the bang in the vid) and then you’ll see in the vid me “testing” my steering coming out of quarry after the spin, there was something wrong for sure with the steering… For the rest of the race I seemed to struggle a little bit but still put in some decent times. After the race I got pulled in and got pulled over to be sound checked :s apparently I’d been hitting 98db on track (100db limit) but I’m well under for the normal sound check (88db, max of 105db lol). Driving around the paddock the steering felt quite “sloppy” and then when I pulled into my gazebo and got out found that I’d taken a chunk out of my drivers side wheel, so I’m guessing I’ve knocked the tracking out or broken something as well.

Anyway overall I had a really good day and very happy with the Lupo even though I may have battered it a lil bit 🙂

In Car Videos
Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUbbja4VItY
Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bUjjLB4Orw

Lap Times

1 – 1:42.390
2 – 1:27.355
3 – 1:27.283
4 – 1:29.629
5 – 1:42.123
6 – 1:30.561
7 – 1:28.864
8 – 1:29.400
9 – 1:29.923
10 – 1:28.576
11 – 1:28.724

Photo courtesy of Chablonkski from http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/forum/

#10 David Rose