And so we get to the end of the 2017 season. To be honest, I think there’s a chance that this will be my last season but I’m going to carry on preparing the car over the closed season anyway. In the meantime, how did we do in the Birkett you ask? Continue reading “Petering out”
Yeah, I know. No excuses. (OK, one excuse, I’ve been busy.) Sorry.
I and a floating collection of mostly like-minded nutters have been competing the annual 750 Motor Club 6 hour “Birkett” relay race for some years now. If you’ve never seen it and you’re a petrolhead you ought to make yourself go along one year as there’s really nothing like it in club racing. Essentially you’ve got 70-ish cars on the Silverstone GP track each of which is a representative of a team of up to 6 cars. That means that there’s something like 400 race cars in the paddock taking part in the same race which is verging on the awe-inspiring.
So, we’re already at the end of the season and we all made the final trek to deepest, darkest, Lincolnshire for a double header at Cadwell Park. This circuit is unique in the UK for the combination of elevation change and general twisting and turning. There isn’t really much of a straight there and it needs a huge amount of work to build up to the flow around the circuit that’s needed. (Along with the requirement at one point to just grab the car by the scruff of its neck and throw it down a particular series of bends.
The photo on the right is due to Bryant Photography, have a look at their Facebook page.