Castle Combe Saloons Finals Day 01/10/11 - Green 306 (retired)
My second race ever. Qually was poor due to only getting 70% throttle but
rectified for the race. As a result, my car was quicker than the cars
around me and I (overly) short shifted off the line due to the wall of cars
in front, eventually getting crowded by a Civic Type R on to the grass
losing several places (well that's racing). A big accident in between
quarry and the first chicane produced a waved yellow so we had to keep
order. I the Puma on the outside of Westway (I am starting to enjoy myself
now). Poor track position meant that I struggled to overtake the black 106
(worried about the grass) losing out to the yellow ZR. I was approaching
the next batch of cars and I knew where to overtake, so I wasn't pushing
too hard to catch them. Took the Integra on the exit of Old Paddock purely
on the basis of power and was thinking about the next car, but on approach
to Camp, the engine power went and a misfire became apparent and I slowed
with hazards on. In hindsight I should have pulled off the circuit but I
carried on slowly. The engine appeared to recover on the exit of the first
chicane so I started overtaking again but it was short lived and the engine
problem reappeared (bugger) and I retired. The problem was that the
crankshaft damper/alternator pulley mounting bolt came lose and bypassed
the woodruff key. The engine is currently having the crankshaft replaced in
preparation for 2012. Looking forward too it!
Celebrating 60 years in 6 Minutes
The Diamond Anniversary Race Meeting - 31st July/1st August 2010.
"Celebrating 60 years in 6 minutes"
Audio - BT - The Anhtkythera Mechanism/BT - 1.618 - This Binary Universe.
Filmed and Edited - Tim F.Matthews.
Special thanks to: The CCRC, Recovery Team, Maintenance, Competitors,
Spectators, Merlin Motorsport, Will Belcher, Media, Scrutineers and
everyone else who attended the event.
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