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Old 23 Apr 2021, 17:18 (Ref:4047567)   #16
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Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!
Good for you, Mary.
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Old 23 Apr 2021, 17:38 (Ref:4047576)   #17
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Well done Mary, great news
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Old 23 Apr 2021, 17:47 (Ref:4047578)   #18
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Mary passed with flying colours - no stopping her now :-)
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Old 23 Apr 2021, 18:43 (Ref:4047589)   #19
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Mary passed with flying colours - no stopping her now :-)
Congratulations to Mary and good luck to all involved in the owning & running of Gilbert.
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Old 23 Apr 2021, 19:39 (Ref:4047593)   #20
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Unlike many on here I didn't know Mike that well but I did chat with him a couple of times at Brands Hatch, once when he was codriving the SLR and at the Escort anniversary race with his Lairy Canary. I just wanted to say how uplifting it is to hear of this wonderful gesture in keeping the memory alive with Gilbert, well done to all involved and most of all good luck Mary and congratulations with the ARDS test.
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Old 23 Apr 2021, 20:32 (Ref:4047598)   #21
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Fabulous, well done Mary!
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Old 23 Apr 2021, 20:48 (Ref:4047601)   #22
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Congratulations Mary, I raced with mike over several years at most of the circuits and would always have a good chat about "how good things were back then" I still can't believe that he isn't around anymore !
Enjoy your racing and don't be intimidated by those horrible male drivers
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 11:47 (Ref:4047650)   #23
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After the well deserved congratulations, how is it to drive? Compared to an MG B for instance. Is it entered in the 6 Hours?
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 12:01 (Ref:4047653)   #24
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Mary hasn't been let loose in Gilbert just yet! but we were testing last Tuesday at Mallory Park. Engine felt strong, handling well balanced, firmly suspended, brakes could be improved (and will be). Yes the 6 hrs entry is in and accepted.
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 12:34 (Ref:4047656)   #25
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After the well deserved congratulations, how is it to drive? Compared to an MG B for instance. Is it entered in the 6 Hours?
It is as chuckable as an MGB and the brakes are very similar. The gear lever (stick shift) is quite far back so doesn't fall to hand like in a B. The cabin is smaller than a B and there is nowhere to rest your clutch foot other than under the pedal. It feels lighter than a B. Delta has also driven a B so may have a different view. The gearing is the same as my MGB but it seems to pull better out of slow corners. Where I would use first at the hairpin we were using second. Again suggesting it is lighter than a B.

Altogether a good experience and Mary will enjoy driving it.

Also looking forward to the 6hrs.
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 13:03 (Ref:4047662)   #26
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Sounds pleasant, great. As to the not so roomy cabin I understand. Re the braking, its an ongoing theme in historic I fear.
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 17:03 (Ref:4047696)   #27
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All they did was Moan on Tuesday about the brakes . Blooming racing drivers ?
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Old 25 Apr 2021, 08:27 (Ref:4047747)   #30
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Can’t express how glad I am to read this and to see Gilbert being enjoyed as Mike did. Mary even wore a Team Tango shirt, from when Mike & I used to race together in the 360, for good luck.
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