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DIX MILLES TOURS DU CASTELLET
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20 Oct 2017 to 22 Oct 2017 06:00 to 18:00
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Location: Circuit Paul Ricard

Annual Peter Auto meeting, but a bit later in the year than previously. All usual grids.
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Old 15 Oct 2017, 09:47 (Ref:3774304)   #16
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Lot less Group 1 and A cars nowadays in Heritage touring?
G2 seems to be taking precedence.

Mind you the Portimao event being only a week later means people probably had to choose between the 2 events?
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Old 15 Oct 2017, 10:04 (Ref:3774305)   #17
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Lot less Group 1 and A cars nowadays in Heritage touring?
G2 seems to be taking precedence.

Mind you the Portimao event being only a week later means people probably had to choose between the 2 events?
I stand to be corrected but a lot of Peter Auto customers have Gp2 or GpA cars in their 'stables', but Gp1 cars seem to be with MRL racers, so those with the budget are heading to the Algarve. Hopefully the weather will be nice at both events!
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Old 15 Oct 2017, 15:41 (Ref:3774330)   #18
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James, if you race with a Grp1, all the expenses will be exactly the same, apart from tires. And you have to face Mustangs which are at least Grp2 while some are Grp5. Few interest. Most people want to compete with a car capable to bring laurels (with a good driver behind the wheel of course…). Hence a kind of Escort Cup as Mike already suggested.
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Made it into the paddock eventually. Seems Ricard have joined the 'don't let them in until the last minute' club, as even though half the grid arrived yesterday (or Tuesday eve), there was no paddock admittance until this morning. Wouldn't have minded so much but the car park they shoved everyone in had no electric, no water and no toilets......

Why oh why can't organisers / circuits just let people go in as they arrive, and prevent the inevitable chaos when all are trying to park up, unload and set up at the same time!
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Why oh why can't organisers / circuits just let people go in as they arrive, and prevent the inevitable chaos when all are trying to park up, unload and set up at the same time!
Hazard a guess that it's about money; circuit/organisers trying to keep outgoings down to a minimum, including not having to have to pay insurance and staff costs for the extra days.
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Mike what a nice qualy in the trafic jams! 2'42"8 and 27th overall is not slow!
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No, itís a control thing, Iím sure!

Qualifying done for 60s endurance, stonking lap from Bill put as well ahead of all except one Ď26Rí, a Lotus XV and a 904, none of which should be in the same class! Our nemesis, the hoard of 911s, well and truly behind....

Not so perfect in CER, sticking throttle to be sorted. Not what you want at any circuit!

Good to catch up with family Stephens, weather good and ambience also. Only frustration so far a scrut that insists, because itís not magnetic, that our rad is aluminium. He doesnít appear to know what copper is....... I feel like scraping the paint off to show him!
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Mike what a nice qualy in the trafic jams! 2'42"8 and 27th overall is not slow!
Sorry Gerard, missed your post! Yes, very impressive lap...
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Mike what a fantastic beginning you made there! Congrats! Unfortunately a stop around lap 6 or 7 spoils the result. What happened? Jean Marc was amazed by the driving/handling of your car specially in the long curves.
His E Type worked perfectly but too conservative qualy and a trafic jam when refueling (total stop was 8'40"!) gives a mixed result.
Once again some issues with official timing… So many we had to complain to bring the result sheet to a "rather normal" level.
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For those who were not there, and failed to enjoy the storm...
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