Racing at Knockhill 26th Sept 09 - Alfa Giulia chasing Lotus Elan and Ford Escort
Classic Sports and Saloons at Knockhill. In-car footage from my 69 Giulia GT chasing Donald Laird's Elan and Ian Longford's Escort. Lap 4 was my fastest to-date at 62.7 secs - class C fastest lap of the race.
Lotus Exige S1 (Honda engine) in-car. Castle Combe Open race.
Just found this while looking through some old videos. It was an Open race
on the 17th Sept 08.
Started this 10 lap race from the back of a 40 car grid with my main 2
rivals (big bhp Escort Cossie and Mitsubushi Evo) on the front row. The
Escort of Nick Williamson was also my class rival in the Combe Gt's, so
this was going to be a challenge. Great fun to drive and hopefully to
Joss Ronchetti Sunbeam Lotus Mallory 16/5/10 2nd Race
Enjoyed the 2nd race better than the 1st due to race long dice with the
Skyline and Escort Coswporth but struggled with grip and visability due to
oil leak from Mark Biggers indecently quick Skyline. Finished 4th as
pipped at the post by Andy Wilsons immaculate Orange Escort Cossie as I
lifted just before the line as I could not see it and thought the race had
Alfa Nose Camera Race 1 SMRC Classics Sept 09
Camera on the nose of my Alfa Giulia GT chasing Donald Laird's Lotus Elan
and Ian Longford's Ford Escort in the SMRC Classic Sports and Saloons at
Knockhill 26 Sept 09. In-car version of this race also on YouTube
Alfa, Ferrari, Davrian, Porsche, Sunbeam, Lotus Racing
In-car footage from my Giulia GT - others appearing are:
Harry Simpson's Davrian (the white Imp-based car)
Mario Ferrari's Ferrari 306GTB
Michael Connon's Lotus Sunbeam
Donald Laird's Lotus Elan
and Raymond Boyd finally getting his first race finish in his Porsche 911
Alfa Romeo Giulia Super v. Mallory Park ARMCO (AROC race 6 - 290712)
I'm afraid the poor old Super lost this one!
This was a round of the UK AROC (Alfa Club) Series running with the CTCRC
(Classic Touring Car Racing Club) on a superb day of historic motorsport at
the fast Mallory Park circuit.
The Alfas were first out on track for race 6, with the massively
experienced Nick Starkey on pole in Ken Lark's fast and tidy yellow GT
Junior, just ahead of Roz Shaw in the orange Rozola Racing GTAm, Bob
Trotter in the fast-starting Alfetta GTV and Richard Merrell's GT Junior
"White Lightning". I was on the fourth row in the white Giulia Super "Il
Mattone Bianco", beautifully prepared by Titus Rowlandson at Victory
I had a poor start and dropped down to 11th place from 8th but started
working my way back up the order. By lap 6, my fastest lap, I was 5th and
closing quickly on the 4th place Alfa 33 16v of Steve Fletcher. The lap
time was 56.4 seconds, my best ever in this car at Mallory, and the
second-fastest lap of the race.
Lap 7 is where it all went wrong. The back end started drifting on the exit
of Gerard's and the car snapped into oversteer. I had half a second to
brake on the tarmac before spearing off across the grass and into the armco
on the infield. Luckily I was unhurt although the car sustained bad damage
to the offside front wing and driver's side panels. It's fixable and the
car should be back racing next year - hopefully without further major
Thanks to the friendly marshalls who helped me off the track and recovered
the car and to my fellow competitors for their support.