Well the expected monsoon weather didn’t come our way and the wet tyres were left on the trailer again. I knew when I bought them they would be a waste of money LOL as we have not used them this year again still if you don’t have them you can bet your last pound you will need a set.
Qualifying was a bit of a disaster as I came off the track at least 4 times due to driver error I’m sorry to say. I was missing turn in points and braking to late all very messy and ended up 6th on the grid on the third row. The race started off not much better , very scrappy and after out braking myself on lap four fell back to 11th. I recovered after some great catch up racing to finish 6th before the race was red flagged.
here is the race video link …………… https://youtu.be/VIiU_GO94hU
Ok so I love going round in circles but now for something completely different. I will be co driver again for a mate in my first tarmac rally. Having navigated for Steve in the forests of Somerset I am now in the nav seat on an easier Navigating event the tarmac stages of Smeathorpe on Sunday 3rd September. It will be fast that’s for sure can’t wait. Just to get me in the mood for our trip north to Donnington Park with the rover in Future Classic’s on September 10th.
This year has not been so successful if you only look at the results table. we have, it has to be acknowledged got top points for attendance. What with an oil fire then straight after a catastrophic failure of an engine , snapped drive shaft, one crash and now at Castle Combe at the weekend a car to car contact with a back marker that ripped the rear wheel off and split the rear body work badly it has not really gone to plan. On the bright side we now have a competitive engine that is capable to staying with the front running cars in “Future Classic’s” and the car is on top form all things considered. After a few weekends work we should have the car back on track and heading north to Donnington Park on September 10th.