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Old 2 Apr 2018, 21:24 (Ref:3812565)   #76
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Well - the weather was nowhere near as bad as forecast.

The racing was pretty good throughout the day I thought - the merging of classes has worked and the bigger grids gave us better racing. Higgins very impressive in the 208 and I thought Godfrey looked good in the Mitsubishi. Good to see Mike Manning back in rallycross as well.

That V6 Clio is a beast isn't it? Sounds great too. Vince Bristow must be having so much fun - he doesn't turn the car in to the corner - he throws it in sideways every time. The Minis benefited from good grids and again provided some close racing - I still don't see the need for Minis and Swifts though. Buggies were short on numbers - probably the weakest class. The retros grid has a great mix of cars, always good to see a 6R4 but the real action was behind that - some more cars joining the grid which is a good sign.

All in all a good day
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Old 3 Apr 2018, 11:30 (Ref:3812621)   #77
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Yeah, conditions were nowhere near as bad as the forecast said it would be. The rain only really became noticeable during the closing stages of the day.

Great drive from Mark in the conditions. I would say that Liam Doran was fast enough to beat Higgins, but his passing move in the final was rather ambitious. Another measured performance from Godfrey in the Mirage, second in the final and enough to retain the lead of the Championship. Excellent drive from Manning as well, I thought he was out for the day after his smoky exit in the first heat, but he made it all the way to the final. I believe that car was relatively standard as well?

Most surprising drive in the Supercars for me was Jake Harris. He seemed completely out of touch last year but he was pacing a lot of the front runners yesterday. Massive improvement from him, really hope he gets some good results this year.

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Vince Bristow must be having so much fun - he doesn't turn the car in to the corner - he throws it in sideways every time.
I have said it before, but I think Vince is the unsung hero of the British Championship: he never looks like he isn't having fun on track!

I thought the Minis would be dull given the split with the Super 1600's, but with much bigger grids they are far more entertaining then they have been in the last couple of years. Ditto for the Retros, which were more interesting with more cars out on track. As you say, the best racing was found further down the field.
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I'd say some of the best racing was from the Juniors. They also did really well to go from a dry third heat into a wet final and adapted much better than some top runners (e.g. Tristan Ovenden). Hats off to them.

Having been to Silverstone, returning to Lydden to a much better circuit for viewing was very welcome! I don't care that it's not perfect, modern or particularly endowed with facilities. It gets the basics spot on, good viewing, close to the track, overtaking opportunities, sense of speed/danger, fun.
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Few pictures from Lydden...













...and a few more here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/229616...57667645182798

For those who are interested!
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Cheers for those Steve, just getting round to catch up on what happened now.
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Cheers for those Steve, just getting round to catch up on what happened now.
No worries! Hopefully we won't have too long to wait for the TV coverage given that you weren't there taking any video.
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