After missing Croft due work last year, looking forward to my first away round in the XR2. Will be more expensive but hope the experience will more than make up for it. Hope enough entries get made for it to go ahead.
I've been reading this with interest and although I agree it is expensive for 'away' rounds from the SMRC based series, the away rounds are always the highlights of the season. Burnbrae Alien and Stewart Scott Cat just made me laugh out loud!!!
The problem is being based out of Knockhill. When we tried to do the national Fiestas with ICR, it simply cost far too much - no reflection on Iain and the team - it was simply far too expensive to transport everything to-and-fro from Knockhill and back.
With my experience doing the national series, we travel all over the place (although my team is based near Manc-chester), it is expensive but there are many ways of keeping the costs down.
Cadwell is a GREAT circuit and if you do manage to make it, you will love it!
Just dont go falling down any rabbit holes - it hurts!!! (Dave C - I think you did that at Cadwell???)
Nick - It was even more embarassing than that. Jumped out of the truck first thing Sunday morning and went over on my left ankle (that I'd broken 10 months prior). Went to Louth hospital thanks to the ever helpful MGCC folks, where I was given a support stocking and told it was badly sprained. A week later popped in to RAH in Glasgow to be told "Well done, you've broken it in 2 places this time!". Only good news about this was that they only left the cast on for 2 weeks this time instead of 6, so didn't take much effort to get full movement, but its never been quite right since then
Its true though, that all the best shennanigins happens at the away rounds and Stewart Scott is almost always involved in the funniest events!!
jxr - is this timetable from your race entry pack? Not got mine yet so had posted provisional one (still on Cadwell web-site) which had seperate National and Scottish XR2/ST races. Guess not enough Scottish combined Xr2 and STs for a race? Understand the National XR Challenge is a little more 'relaxed' with the technical rules - hope we can still give them a race.