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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Cadwell Park 2012

 

2012 F4 Championship: Rounds 5 & 6. Cadwell Park

After an unsuccessful weekend at Brands Hatch the team returned to Swansea eager to repair the damage to the car in order to be back out racing for the next round at Cadwell Park. After plenty of hours spent in the workshop by the engineering team the car was fit to race, running the standard aerodynamic package used last season.

 On Friday the team began their journey up to Cadwell arriving late afternoon in time to set up the car and perform a spanner check. The team had chosen to camp for this round so the rest of the evening was spent setting up the tents and enjoying a barbeque in the lovely weather.

On Saturday morning the team were up early to prep the car for the first practice round. First practice went well for the SMU team despite the practice being red flagged and restarted with 8 minutes to go. Tim qualified 9th for the afternoon’s race, a promising result for the team.

The weather for the first race at Cadwell Park was dry and sunny and the team were feeling hopeful for a good result. The race was littered with incidents, however Tim finished the race in 6th position- a great result for the team who felt their hard work had paid off.

Practice two on Sunday morning was going well until a mount connecting the headers to the collector snapped four laps in. Tim came into the pits and had to retire from practice, qualifying 7th for the race.

Fortunately the team had time to repair the damage using parts from the spare engine and the car was back in working order in time for the second race of the weekend. The second race ran well for the SMU team, with Tim finishing in 7th position. Once again the team were pleased with the result and happy to have finished their first weekend racing at Cadwell Park.