21.08.2010

Highs and lows!!

Castle Combe and Snetterton build pressure for the championship

Highs and lows at Castle Combe our local circuit. Neil driving a customer's caterham in the open race won overall plus Dave the owner won his class in the same car in the special GT's after some extensive development of the car this was a great result.

With high hopes for the 996 Gt3 in the Britcar Race a great start by Javier ended in a sheered drive shaft and hub just before the halfway mark!! The resulted in the left rear wheel becoming detached and Javier had to pull over on the pit straight. The car was recovered back to the pits where new parts were fitted and Manuel completed the rest of the race which allowed us to be classified for the champioship and keep us in contention.

Snetterton a circuit we know very well brought another low point in the year! Again Javier started fantastically leading his class and at one point leading the whole race as the pit stops unraveled. He came in for tyres fuel and a driver change leaving Manuel in a very good position well ahead of the competition. A short while into Manuels stint following a Ferrari which decided to drop all its oil infront of him, This left him out of control as the Porsche slipped into a spin and was collected buy Jim Geddie's Porsche which was also sliding on the dropped oil ! This unfortunately left us with extensive damage to the rear of the car. The rear bumper, boot, exhaust were all hanging of ! He limped into the pits where the team set about some repairs. The battered exhaust was wired back on and Javier was once again behind the wheel.

He put in some great lap times despite the damaged car but eventually the exhaust decided to fall apart even further and a drive buy noise meter reading of 120db caused us to have to end the race. Fortunately again we had done enough to be classified and leaves us leading our class in the championship.

Next stop Rockingham after a few repairs!!

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