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April 23/24th - Silverstone Int.

May 30th - Oulton Park Endurance

June 11/12th - Thrxuton

July 3rd - Donington Park

July 17th - Castle Coombe

August 6/7th - Snetterton 300

August 27/28th - Brands Hatch GP Endurance

October 22/23rd - Brands Hatch Indy (FFF)

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 30th March 2011 - Mallory Park Test Day

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Our first round at Cadwell Park is fast approaching and the Easter vacation combined with looming assignment deadlines for the students threatens to prevent any further testing before our first race. The team decided that we needed a final test so that we could find a good suspension set up and ensure that our new aero package was race ready. Mallory Park holds general test days every week, and seeing as we're racing there on the 12th June we thought it would be an excellent opportunity for Tim to acquaint himself with the track and for the team to get some more practice working together, as well as finding an optimum set up for the car.

The majority of the test was carried out in damp, slippery conditions which wasn't ideal as the optimum setting for a race car tends to be a  dry weather configuration. Nevertheless we had some very good runs and discovered that our new wet tyres are a good improvement over the old ones. The track did begin to dry and we managed to get some good laps on slicks. The rain then started again, and some well timed decisions by the team saw Tim change to wet tyres, minutes before another driver hit the wall whilst still on slicks.

Overall, a very good test at a very nice track.

Chief Engineer Harley Gasson comments on the test:

"This test at Mallory was very important to us. We have been working hard on the aerodynamics but we definitely needed a proper suspension set up. We now believe we have a very balanced car, which seems to be performing better every time it goes out. The team has worked especially hard to make sure the car could go to Mallory, and it certaintly paid off.
We've come away from Mallory in high spirits and confident that we will have a competitive car at Cadwell Park on the 8th May".