Race Calendar

2016 Race Calender 

 

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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Double Sucess at a Rain Soaked Mallory Park

The team arrived at Mallory Park on Sunday monday to shining sun and a dry track, confident of a dry race and a good chance to try out the new dry tyres.

However, the weather soon took a turn for the worst as the heavens opened forcing Tim to start the practice / qualifying session on the wet tyres.
Tim began to push hard immediately and the lap times began to tumble. With solid consistency throughout the session, Tim managed to secure 10th place on the grid out of 14, whilst it is worth noting that only three tenths seperated 10th and 8th place.

The rain was relentless throughout the day and by the time of Race 1, the track was nothing but drenched. Tim had a good start and maintained position for the first couple of laps. It wasn't long before he had taken 9th place, and then 8th place shortly after. An exciting showdown with car 49 of Amnon Needham in his Van Diemen RF82 came to a brief pause due to a red flag because of an incident involving one of the front runners. The race was restarted and it didn't take long before Tim finally foundĀ  a way round car 49, down the inside into the first corner. The team were now anxiously awaiting the chequered flag, as the conditions on track were worsening. Tim crossed the line in an impressive sixth place, securing him third place on the grid for the next race.

The team checked over the car to make sure it was ready to race again by peforming some routine checks. At this point the weather had got so bad that there was some uncertainty as to whether the race was even going to start.

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Tim leads into the first corner in race 2

The race did indeed go ahead and Tim had a fantastic start, taking the lead into the first corner. Unfortunately the rear tyres could not manage to disperse enough water, thereby drastically reducing the car's rear grip. This allowed the championship leaders in their faster cars to take the lead, dropping Tim back to sixth place. Through what were truly dreadful conditions, Tim impressively held onto his position and crossed the line in another solid sixth place finish.

Chief Engineer Harley Gasson comments on the successful race:

"We were initially disappointed at the weather because we really wanted to test out of new dry tyres. However perhaps the rain was a blessing in disguise as it would appear that Tim is very good in the wet and the car proved to have plently of downforce to cope with the adverse conditions. I am extremely happy with two sixth place finishes, as this is only our second ever race and it is a massive improvement over our last race at Cadwell Park. As always the team worked very well, despite the cold, wet conditions.
A lot of credit has to go to Tim for the great result and for bringing the car home in one piece in what must have been extremely difficult conditions.
We now look forward to Donington Park in a few weeks, knowing that we now have a more competitve car."