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Old 16 Jun 2003, 17:42 (Ref:633175)   #16
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..and I'm going to be very sore for a few days...
Not as sore as me

Just got back this afternoon, after staying over on the Sunday night. Bit disappointed that there wasn't much of a 'party atmosphere' in the paddock, but the bar closed fairly early, so most people either went off-site to a pub, or home.

The atmosphere was pretty good all weekend - nice and friendly in the paddock, but most teams were pretty busy, with engine changes and the like so there wasn't a lot of socialising going on, and not much beer flowing either.

I would have liked to have seen more racing from the spectator areas, and seen more of people who came to watch, but I'm afraid I had to stay with the team and help out/be ready for any problems that might arise. Sorry

I did see a bit of the night racing from Russell - very impressive, and I was surprised just how much you could see from inside the car during the night. I certainly had no problems, but then I had a team that are pretty expert at the annual 24hours - they know how to set up light pods!

12th place was our 'offical' result, bt I actually believe that we would have been higher if the timing wasn't bust between 9pm and 5am. Quite a few teams had long stops in the night, and the results don't reflect this, whereas 'Stinky' ran pretty flawlessly for the whole 24hours, requiring only fuel and driver stops - no garage work at all

We were one of just 2 cars in the event not to change engine or gearbox (There were 5 engine changes in the first hour-and-a-half!) and we only completely used 2 tyres from a fresh set. Brakes were superb and still lots of meat on them. Suspension survived with kingpins intact. Almost no panel damage apart from a minor ding in the bonnet (Malc admitted to it ) and a tyre mark on the rear offside wing. Stinky has had more wear and damage in sprint races!

Racing was good. There were a few people trying to 'block' during the race, which is pointless, since it slows both cars down. The idea is to let faster cars past and then get the tow off them on the straights. A good tow earns you about 2-3 seconds a lap around Snett and there were regularly chains of 3-4 cars towing each other around and taking turns at the front - good stuff!

I've never done more than a 30 minute race before, so I was a bit apprehensive about doing a 2 hour run, but once you've gone past 15 minutes in the car, you don't really notice too much because you get into a nice rhythm, especially if there's other cars around you to concentrate on and co-operate with. Night time sessions were very cool and almost peaceful. Great experience which I wish more club racers could experience. A bit difficult at first with headlights shining in your mirrors (and not being able to tell how far people are behind you) but great when you settle into the routine..

Anyway - must stop writing now! Waaaay too much to talk about after a weekend like that... I'm sure Malcolm (MaxxUK) will add to it once he recovers
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Old 16 Jun 2003, 18:08 (Ref:633211)   #17
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I could only attend for the first couple of hours and back for the last hour before the finish. On the way back to watch the finish I wondered how many would still be circulating, especially with so many engine changes in the first hour. Well done to all concerned and great to see so many of the cars make it to the end.
The racing was fantastic, especially in the early laps despite the low 2cv speeds. Who would have thought this was going to be a 24 hour event? More like a 10 lap sprint with about eight cars fighting for the lead!
Must have been awfully hot in there Chris, with the overalls / helmet on etc. You don't get too many days at Snett when the weather is like that!
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Old 16 Jun 2003, 19:05 (Ref:633255)   #18
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Paul Rivett started the race and Stancs was up next but we left before he got in the car and didn't see him when we got back.
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Old 16 Jun 2003, 21:06 (Ref:633402)   #19
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Did they use the chicane on the Revett?
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Old 16 Jun 2003, 21:12 (Ref:633412)   #20
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No, it was never built. Something to do with no money being found for the work to be done.
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Old 17 Jun 2003, 11:27 (Ref:633973)   #21
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Is there a website where the results are?

After 38 hours straight, didnt really acknowledge where we actually ended up, well at least with the ballsed up results.

Just our luck though, for the night stints we ran clean and quikc, then as soon as the timing comes back on **BANG** engine change! although we got it perfected down to about 13 -14 minutes........

I had never even seen our car before friday afternoon, now i can start up my own 2cv repair shop........
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Old 17 Jun 2003, 13:48 (Ref:634162)   #22
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Not sure about more detailled results (I will check on MST), but there is a report and some results here.

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Old 17 Jun 2003, 18:58 (Ref:634595)   #23
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I'm sure Malcolm (MaxxUK) will add to it once he recovers
Yes, I sure will Chris, yesterday (Monday) was serious recouparation day, I'm impressed you managed to type so much my arms felt like jelly.

Long day working today and tomorrow also so will write more on Thursday.

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Old 18 Jun 2003, 10:22 (Ref:635312)   #24
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No results on MST because they weren't doing the timing - believe it was another UK company.
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Old 19 Jun 2003, 21:48 (Ref:636984)   #25
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It was certainly entertaining... not sure if this is the correct way to exit Sears Corner:
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Old 19 Jun 2003, 23:17 (Ref:637070)   #26
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Wasnt that Riches corner? I seem to remember that car bouncing around at Riches and the field at the back looks more like Riches, exiting Sear would have armco wouldnt it?
Good photo though.
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Old 20 Jun 2003, 10:33 (Ref:637383)   #27
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manicmarshal: you're right - it was Riches It's part of a sequence of number 58 getting rather lost (as did I by getting my corners wrong). There are 2 other pictures of him recovering and kicking up a wonderful dust storm. Just haven't scanned those yet.

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Old 20 Jun 2003, 11:59 (Ref:637460)   #28
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I had no idea I had so many supporters....*blush*.

Anyway, Stinky is staying at home next weekend, both Neil and I will be at Lydden playing with Yellow Peril.

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Hello Christine! Nice to see you've taken the plunge and joined in with the rest of us. The Offical Stinky and Yellow Peril Fan Club is in full flow here
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