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Old 9 Jun 2022, 14:59 (Ref:4113748)   #2716
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Old 11 Jun 2022, 15:44 (Ref:4114311)   #2717
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Saturday and practice day for us.

Big gap in the paddock next to me as the TVR has scratched from the weekend, so I'm all alone in the class....
Great weather, warm @ 18 deg C and bit windy (nice and cool to the cockpit) and for our runs, no rain.

Car ran great, have to say, really well. The engine continues to sing along with an induction roar to die for.

Mind you, I think it's doing 4 mpg.

But, 3 runs today, dropped out of the 4th offered shoulder etc hurting too much.
3 starts at 2.04 secs!
Everyone one felt different yet gave the same time.

Runs went 56.68, 56.25 and 55.62, my pb is 55.35.

Looking at the break-down of the times, I won/lost time all over the place, but still improved bit by bit.

All I have to do is run twice tomorrow and reach the finish to get a max point score of 4 points which opens my lead in the Class with the TVR nicely.

Never in my 30 years of doing the Midland Championship has points become such a goal! Wife not too impressed....



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Old 11 Jun 2022, 16:47 (Ref:4114352)   #2718
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Just a snip off the Live Feed today, give Martin in the Riot a few secs to get out of the way!!

https://youtu.be/vUrJCPLgqX0?t=3089
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Old 11 Jun 2022, 20:50 (Ref:4114582)   #2719
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Graham, the car sounds lovely as well as really crisp, if you know what I mean.
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Thank you Mike, sounds so good from my 'piolt' position too!
Love it.

Sunday, and 3 runs, practice, and the 2 timed runs. Just me in the class so I would win with a 1 hour time or 50 odd seconds, so not much motivation, but certainly relaxed!
To get the 4 points I needed to finish twice, not too hard?

Practice and away we went and got a PB! Not by much, but 55.24/2.04 start time. That will nice very nicely.

Went downhill for the 2 runs....

1st race was 56.35/2.04 and 95mph at the quickest part of the hill.

96 was 10 mph more than my normal entry speed which was busy when i got there! Brakes, change from 3rd to 2nd and turn.

However, 3rd to 2nd became 3rd to 4th so came out of the bend nearly on tick over. Snap change to 2nd and got going again, cost me dearly, just over 1 second.
Second race run was worst in some ways as I fluffed 2 gear shifts but got a cracker of a start at 1.98, over 1 G of acceleration.

Oh well, car in one piece, driver in one piece, ego dented.

All in all a very nice meeting.

Prescott next for a fun day with the Porsche boys en mass.

https://youtu.be/7vfCHEKrL8A?t=3431

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Glad it’s all going well and all that hard work is continuing to pay off. Enjoyed that video, was good fun to watch. Certainly yours is quite exciting to watch. Hope you continue to do well. And Prescott is one of the best hillclimbs ever
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Reluctantly, we will not run at Prescott's Porsche special event on Saturday.

Will still go to watch having paid for everything and nothing redeemable, so will spectate, a job I'm not good at...
Will take the old 911 and park up with the other shiny Porsches!

Shoulders and arms hurt too much, a legacy of the strains of the engine build and the fight to get out of the car.

Next Championship meeting is Prescott 23/24 July, so good summer time to heal a bit (I certainly hope).

Having never had upper body problems ever in my 70 years, this sure is frustrating!

Grumpy to say the least, wife keeping her distance.
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