Don't think i've had so many people around my car after a race before. Everyone wanted to see what a broken engine looks like, and probably more so an unhappy driver! I wasn't happy with the engine for most of the weekend and could'nt find the cause of a knocking noise. That was until lap 3 when a rocker broke coming up the straight, game over - DNF again!
Never mind! roll on the 27th, and you never no maybe the lighter wallet will make me quicker!!
We can all go into a corner kamikaze style and use another car as a brake but that's not exactly what it's all about is it?
The thing that p*sses me off is that at the hairpin prior to that, I got up the inside of him and we both went wide so he had two wheels over the kerbing nearly into the gravel. I moved over to give him room - I wish I'd stayed over now...
<me stands around shouting "Fight Fight Fight!" - someone keep an eye out for Sir>
Probably not... it's all about "look at me factor" as they get stuck in the same traffic as the rest of us and barely ever go above 30 mph... they can show off to far more people with a roadcar than they can a track car :rolleyes:
Post by historicracer on Apr 15, 2003 17:44:28 GMT
Well that was an exciting way to bring in the new season
we have been working on legend 23 for the last few weeks with ally hunter and trevor foster of "need for Speed" and made a big stride forward with the car
its been 10 months since i last played with the legend but found almos 1.5 seconds with the testing which made the car on the pace though like gary we are still running the 1200cc engine unlike the rest at the front with 1250 motors.
managed 8th in the first heat and 4th in the second including leading mid race for all of 20 yards ( it can only get better) Sadly in the final the red mist came down after working from 8th to 3rd started to overdrive the car and have a few comings together that i shouldnt of had. but all in all a good day out and wont take much to keep the car at the right end of the field
Thanks to all the drivers for their comments - I'll incorporate them in the report for the website which is currently underway - I only have time to do it bit by bit but it will definitely be up on the site before the end of the week.
"Bintcliffe's done it again and the car's f**ked." RIP David Leslie.
I spoke to Dave Colville last night at length about our coming together on Sunday. As I've previously stated, there's no way that the contact was intentional from either of us but these things happen in racing. I thought it was my corner and Dave thought it was his - in that situation, there will only be one outcome.
After seeing a video clip of it, I must admit that in the split second from looking in my mirror to turning in, Dave did get further up my inside then I initally thought (the wonders of technology eh!).
Anyway, I'm forgetting about Round 1 and concentrating on getting the car fit for Round 2 and hopefully looking forward to a good finish.
I think that the old "T-Cut" will be getting used by the both of us!
think Norm was the only one who had much of a battle with anyone (can't remember who was in that green car!)
Norm was battling with another new ICR racer Alistair Hart, who was having his first race with us.
Amazing to see Alan Keith not only get overtaken, but to actually not win a race for once!
Only on the road, as some of you may have noticed Ally McIver was smoking his tyres and locking up around the circuit. This was due to ABS 'failure' which later caused him to be excluded and the race awarded to Allen.
Note where Ally finshed in the second race with the fuse replaced and the ABS working.
Mind you, Alan had quite a bit of pressure on him from Connor in the 2nd race and couldn't relax until the flag.
Look like the Mini's could give the XR2's a challenge for the best racing except for battles like Sandy and Andy.
I almost enjoyed the meeting even though I wasn't racing
[quote author=Ghirlracer Formula Ford looked pretty good, with far larger grid sizes than normal - no surprises in the top three drivers, although I was surprised to see Alan Kirkaldy being somewhat off the pace, by his standards... credit to Julian Taylor for being well on the pace all weekend, and it was a well-deserved win for him in the second race
Sorry abou the delay bu only registered today!!
I dont know what i was upto on the 13th must of still been half asleep in qualifying 8am was too early!!!!
Picked up the pace bit on 27th but got spun out at taylors!! Mayb next time