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Hi All,

I spoke to Donington and they do have a Track Day on Friday 31st May but unfortunately it's Bikes only !!

Adam on 18 January 2019 at 13:55Link

Adam - Donington Park normally have track days on a Friday (like Castle Combe). They are far cheaper than the testing on Thursday.

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 16 January 2019 at 21:59Link

Adam, we often share the calendar with other championships and often share with the superkarts (obviously the caterham races are the best ones of the weekend).


The BARC website confirms that 6 different championships will be competing over that weekend so plenty to watch.


http://www.barc.net/events

Kevin Barrett on 16 January 2019 at 20:18Link

Hi Charles,

When you look at booking the Test day it says "This general test day takes place before the British Superkart GP"

Then if you look up the schedule for the British Superkart GP it is the same weekend as us 1/2 June ....?

Adam a.o.harrison@ntlworld.com on 16 January 2019 at 19:48Link

Donington always has testing on a Thursday so it won’t be on the Friday I’m afraid. 


On the Donington calendar it says BARC club championships on our race weekend?

Charles on 16 January 2019 at 19:42Link

Hi John,

What's happening with Donington ? MSV testing looks to be on the Thursday and they are saying that it is the British Superkart GP on the weekend we are racing ? Are they on the same bill, is it a mistake and will their be a Friday Test day ?

Questions, questions ...

Adam a.o.harrison@virginmedia.com on 16 January 2019 at 19:35Link

Hi Paul - I have my Sigmax and my Brian Jones Sprint Shuttle trailer insured with Ryan - the cover is storage and accident damage in transit + leaving all of it at circuits during a race meeting (including Spa, Zandvoort etc). Trailer must have 2 independent locks/anti-theft devices fitted.


Peter

Peter Marsh treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 16 January 2019 at 10:38Link

https://shop.msv.com/Calendar/Testing



Mark Johnson mark.jj@ntlworld.com on 15 January 2019 at 21:24Link

MSV have released some of their test dates for 2019 !


Take a look in order to book your sessions for Snetterton, Donington, Brands Hatch and Cadwell Park


Click Here



Mark Johnson mark.jj@ntlworld.com on 15 January 2019 at 21:22Link

Trailer Insurance - I've had it for years and seems a total waste of cash so considering options? - who do people use or is there a better way of getting it covered? It's a Brian James trailer.

Paul Sigma on 15 January 2019 at 11:42Link

Thanks Peter - will be getting in touch for option and prices

Adam Bettinson on 14 January 2019 at 19:17Link

Tyres

I've just spoken with Steve at Polley Sport who have confirmed they will be at the trackday on 17th March and will be able to supply and fit tyres. Please contact them to order what you need for the day. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 14 January 2019 at 12:06Link

Motorsport UK 2019 Blue Book, section K, 14.3 (d) covers shoe requirements. 


Section Q (Circuit Racing), 10.1 covers elements required when racing, with (c) covering shoes.


FIAYearbook, Appendix L, Chapter III, Article 2 (PDF page 34) has more detail on standards.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 13 January 2019 at 17:40Link

I'm a bit surprised at a previous comment. My boots have been checked every single race meeting. The scrutineers may be a pain sometimes, but for good reasons. They are both professional and diligent.

I couldn't find details of race boots in the 2019 blue book; I would have thought they would be around the area of overalls, page 130.

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 13 January 2019 at 17:16Link

Adam, Peter Godfrey of GRs is to offer car storage. You can get his details on my website:

RacingPeter.com/GRs

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 13 January 2019 at 17:11Link

loooong time since I posted on here...because sadly it's a long time since I last raced (2013), been having fun and on track days since though!

Looking to get back to racing and hopefully with the club during 2019 (one of my better NY resolutions)

One problem to solve is car storage - since moving more central in London I don't have a driveway/garage anymore.  I see lots of team support options now which is good and will investigate those.

Budget as always is limited though, so if anyone has race car storage space in London area they are interested in renting please get in touch!  Also happy to consider car sharing if anyone is interested

Exploring options vs budget at the moment :-)

Adam Bettinson adambettinson outlook com on 13 January 2019 at 10:08Link

Thanks for confirming that.


Luke

Luke Balmforth luke.balmforth@yahoo.com on 11 January 2019 at 20:40Link

Luke - you do need race car boots, not kart boots, and they will be checked.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 11 January 2019 at 20:23Link

Have to say, not sure if I have ever had my boots checks (other than, oh you have some).

Having said that, if you want a pair of Alphinestar race boots in size 11, i could point you at my eBay auction!

JohnB on 11 January 2019 at 19:42Link

Hi,


I've got a pair of Alpinestars karting boots that i only bought last year. Is it mandatory to have the the car race boots or can i get away with the karting ones? Heading to the Autosport show tomorrow so if they are required its probably the best time to pick some up.

Cheers,

Luke

Luke Balmforth luke.balmforth@yahoo.com on 11 January 2019 at 19:36Link

Race Schedules - thank you to everyone who has completed their Race Schedule. If you have yet to do so, please fill in your Race Schedule tomorrow, as we need this information for booking grids, and agreeing race entry fees with BARC.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 10 January 2019 at 22:19Link

Sorry to hear you’re not racing Matt, see you next year maybe?

Have a productive year off.

David Morris dmscoob3@gmail.com on 10 January 2019 at 09:20Link

Ian - I have sent you an email

Darreng on 09 January 2019 at 19:50Link

Hi,I am trying to find some history on a Vauxhall 1.6. It was bought from Caterham to enter the 2000 Academy Series. It is now a road car (to a fairly hi spec). I am trying to ascertain if it was ever actually raced or if was built as aroad car. The current registration is W651RPG and the chassis no is SDKRLKRXCY0021150. Any info would be appreciated. I can be contacted on 07979957740.

Regards,

Ian

Ian Saunders iansaunders13@yahoo.co.uk on 09 January 2019 at 15:46Link

Hello everyone. I am posting to let you know I won’t be racing this year due to family and work commitments. I would like to thank everyone for a fantastic few years racing and particularly want to thank the classic drivers for some amazing racing and great camaraderie. I’ll try and get down and watch sometime this year and hopefully race again with you in future. Matt C

Matt Carpenter mattcarpenter1970@gmail.com on 08 January 2019 at 10:42Link

If you are after a Schroth (I think they are great, but there are rather cheaper harnesses) then give https://www.msar.co.uk/ a call. They are very knowledgeable and happy to help.

ChrisB on 07 January 2019 at 08:33Link

HNY all!


Can anyone offer advice on a replacement harness please? I’m wondering if the Schroth ‘Clubman’ fits a caterham (it has the snap on fittings). Obviously I’ll go for 6 point 2x2 but anything else to watch out for? Thanks. 

Neil neilsturgess@sky.com on 06 January 2019 at 22:54Link

Adam - our calendar remains provisional, and circuits are still finalising their 2019 calendars. As soon as our calendar is confirmed, and circuits release testing dates, we'll post all the pre-race testing days on our Calendar Page with links. Notably, Silverstone, which is our first round, has yet to publish any 2019 testing dates ...

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 06 January 2019 at 20:26Link

Hi All,

Quick question ...

Do we know when Testing will be available to book ? The only one I can see so far is Snetterton ?

Thanks

Adam a.o.harrison@virginmedia.com on 06 January 2019 at 17:59Link

Hi all, I’m sure everyone has heard that Mcmillan motorsport are no longer going to offer any services for the graduates racing club. Here at Revolution Racing we can supply all the same support packages that Mcmillan had available. If your interested or just want to talk about support options for the coming season please feel free to email us or phone me on 07909901571 Joel Revolution Racing ‘Our passion is your performance’

Joel Doherty Revolutionmotorsportuk@outlook.com on 04 January 2019 at 09:44Link

Morning all


Further to the McMillan withdrawal announcement CTS Motorsport are also able to provide the same race weekend support packages as McMillan's customers have been using.


More than happy to discuss individual needs and tailor a package to suit.


Call Leanne in the office on 01652 649589 or e-mail info@ctsmotorsport.com orif you'd prefer to speak direct to me then feel free to give me a call on 07725 263003 or e-mail jon@ctsmotorsport.com


Regards


Jon

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 04 January 2019 at 07:31Link

An article on support teams for 2019 was in the December issue of CGRC News. This is repeated below:- 

If you are looking for pre-season car preparation / set up or support at race meetings (from basic emergency support through to a full arrive and drive package), you should consider contacting the following support teams: -

CTS Motorsport - Jon Curry - 01652 649589

GRs - Peter Godfrey - 07936 190352

LFP Motorsport - Aaron Cave - 07834 835772

PT Motorsport - Ian Payne - 01753 856064

Revolution Racing - Joel Doherty - 07909 901571

UPE Motorsport - James Beardwell - 01480 475643


Andrew 

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 03 January 2019 at 21:23Link

Hello all, in light of the news today,

We Just wanted to let you all know GRs  can offer the Same services as McMillan Motorsport provided within the Caterham Graduates ,

We offer Excellent Trackside Service , Storage and Transportation options.


GRs believe in the Graduates Racing club,

To discuss  pricing and packages tailored to you  

Give us a call Tel 07936 190352    ( Pete )

or Email email us on grs-caterham@hotmail.com 

  

GRs Godfrey Racing Support grs-caterham@hotmail.com on 03 January 2019 at 20:38Link

There's a list of support companies on the For Sale page. I expect someone from the CGRC board will post all support companies on this forum shortly. I heartily recommend GRs, who are in the process of moving to bigger premises and so will be able to store, deliver and support a good number of drivers. 

Peter Tattersall peter@TrackTeach . com on 03 January 2019 at 20:21Link

Not wishing to be controversial, but I have just received an email from McMillan Motorsport stating that they will no longer be providing support to the Grads for 2019.  Whilst I no longer run with trackside support there were a number of drivers who relied on storage and transportation and it is noticeable that many haven’t currently registered for this season.  Whilst I appreciate there are other providers/teams it concerns me that driver team loyalty will mean the drivers will be lost to the Grads and it has become an increasing problem that I think has now hit the club significantly.  I realise the club has/is trying to attract new members, but i wonder if we need a new angle to make the club more attractive to join.  Previously it used to be trackside support for all from one team, obviously that horse has bolted and unfortunately I’m not sure what that new angle might be, but something is needed........

Darreng on 03 January 2019 at 19:23Link

All working correctly.  My fault tried to use a credit card instead of a debit card! Doh! 

Suzie suz1e@hotmail.com on 30 December 2018 at 14:44Link

Just tried to enrol for 2019 but unable to make the payment.  I think there is still a problem?

Suzie suz1e@hotmail.com on 30 December 2018 at 10:40Link

CGRC Enrolment 

- problems with WorldPay now hopefully resolved - payment by Debit Card only through a PC and Google Chrome. 

£245 till December 31st, £295 there after.

Peter Marsh treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 29 December 2018 at 15:53Link

John - 2 groups, the plan is each group will have 6 x 30 minute sessions.


Andrew 

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 29 December 2018 at 14:25Link

For the Silverstone trackday - do we know (roughly) how many sessions there will be ?

JohnB on 29 December 2018 at 13:43Link

Steve - Peter Marsh and Jamie Ellwood are looking into the issue and Peter will be in touch directly - rest assured you have the discount deal.


If anyone else is experiencing the same problem please drop Peter Marsh an email at treasurer@graduates.org.uk.


Andrew 


Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 29 December 2018 at 11:58Link

Good Morning - Merry Christmas / Happy new year etc...


Anyone els getting the same issue when trying to enrol for 2019?  Whether I use PC, IPad, chrome or safari, I’m getting:

  • An available route for this purchase cannot be found. This may be caused by an error in the merchant configuration or by a remote systems failure.

Steve Mc Steve_mcmaster@me.com on 29 December 2018 at 11:24Link

Peter - it’s in the Comp Info section of the website so that everyone can access it.


Andrew 

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 29 December 2018 at 09:35Link

The link to the newsletter appears to have been removed from the forum, as I cannot find it. Nor can I find it anywhere else on the CGRC site. (Mind you, it is 1:30 in the morning and the only reason I'm here is because I can't sleep). Has it been withdrawn?

Peter Tattersall peter@TrackTeach.com on 29 December 2018 at 01:24Link

Unfortunately not Peter - see the sponsorship article in CGRC News.


We are currently working on sponsors for 2019 and will be making an announcement in early March and providing decals at the pre-season track day.


If anyone reading this would like to discuss sponsoring the Club, please get in touch.

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 28 December 2018 at 21:42Link

Are APL Health continuing as the lead sponsor for 2019? If not confirmed, approximately when will we know>


Thanks.

Peter Tattersall peter@TrackTeach.com on 28 December 2018 at 11:28Link

Does anybody happen to have a pair of full doors, preferably with mirrors, that they would be happy to sell?  Please send me an email if you have anything.  Thanks.

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 27 December 2018 at 12:49Link

Reminders – Discounted 2019 Membership and Priority Entry to Pre-Season Track Day

Discounted racing membership is available at £245 until the end of this month. After that it’s £295. You can enrol using the link under the Racing with CGRC on the front page of the website.

Also, if you want to guarantee a place on the pre-season track day at Silverstone National on Sunday 17th March please book before the end of this month - using this link https://torquemotorsport.co.uk/book-online/

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.


Membership membership@graduates.org.uk on 24 December 2018 at 12:53Link

2019 Race Support packages now available From GRs 

Please Email us for information 

GRs a happy to announce the forming of a new company GRs Storage and Transport Ltd


GRs are now moving to a larger premises with room to storeupto 21 cars  ( don’t worry the premises are in the same site as the oldworkshop )

We will be using a different Phone number for the Storageand transport Business .

Telephone Number 07592 820731

Prices start from £ 75.00 Per month ( no Vat )

All vehicles are kept in a insured secure unit with camera’sand a alarm system liked to key holders mobile phone.

Site is protected by security coded entrance gate withcamera’s .

Transport can be arranged to events , please ask for a quote,

We also plan on having single car trailers for rent forevents/ track days again please ask for details and prices.


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

From the GRs Team  



GRs grs-caterham@hotmail.com on 17 December 2018 at 17:21Link

Quick reminder, there are only two weeks left for the Graduates drivers to exclusively book the track day in March. After this date, booking will be opened up to all other drivers. 


Free passengers, second drivers and shared garage space. 


https://torquemotorsport.co.uk/book-online/ 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 17 December 2018 at 10:07Link

Championship Trophies - hopefully all the winners will have received their replacement trophy today (after the originals were damaged by the courier).

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 08 December 2018 at 15:32Link

Registration for the 2019 Caterham Graduates Championship and membership of the Club is now open. 

Racing membership is discounted to £245 this month and next year it is £295.


Membership membership@graduates.org.uk on 08 December 2018 at 09:54Link

Luke, it depends largely on what is on the day before. We don't currently know that, but it's probably safe to assume it will be similar rules to last year. 


That means access to outer car parks / paddocks only the night before, which are fine for camping because they are tarmac with power and water. Access to the main paddock and pits from 7am on the Sunday. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 05 December 2018 at 09:08Link

I've just booked on the pre season track day and I'm wondering if from past experience, you can camp in the paddock the night before? 


It's my first year with the club so a complete novice at all this!

Luke Balmforth luke.balmforth@yahoo.com on 04 December 2018 at 20:39Link

You can sign up for the pre-season track day via the link Harry posted below.


2019 entry to the Caterham Graduates has not yet opened. Should be soon, and everyone on our mailing list will get an email letting them know as well.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 03 December 2018 at 15:09Link

My understanding is that enrollment isn't live yet.

DarrenG on 03 December 2018 at 13:24Link

Anyone else having difficulty enrolling? The link on the page is not working for me.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 03 December 2018 at 13:12Link

Anybody have a spare 8 spoke rim gathering dust - not too concerned over appearance but must be round!

Gareth gareth1795@gmail.com on 03 December 2018 at 07:52Link

Silverstone pre-season trackday


Bookings for the pre-season trackday are now open. You can book your place at https://torquemotorsport.co.uk/book-online/


This is priced at £230, a slight increase from last year as the day is running in March (and is therefore more expensive), and Silverstone have increased their prices significantly. 


This trackday will run in a similar format to last year. However please note that there are 42 guaranteed places for the graduates. These will be held until 1st January 2019, at which point bookings will be opened up to all other Caterham drivers. Therefore I would urge you to book quickly to avoid disappointment, as these sold out last year. 


I'm pleased to announce that we will have Danny Winstanley, multiple Caterham champion, as our main instructor for the day. He only has six places left, so please also book these quickly. 


As before, garages, extra drivers and passengers are all included at no extra cost. 


We'll do everything we can to make the day run as smoothly and well as possible, so if you have any feedback from last year or any suggestions for things you would like to see, please drop me an email. 


Look forward to seeing you there. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 02 December 2018 at 17:56Link

BookaTrack have been taken over by Ginetta and are therefore selling off all their Caterham bits and pieces. There is a lot of stuff on eBay. There is a lot of metric chassis bits and pieces from bodywork to wishbones and bearings to drop links. Might be worth a look.


The best thing is to actually visit the workshop and gave a mooch around and they will let you buy things there and then. I have had a few bits and bobs of imperial stuff.

Give them a ring to see when they are open but they are keen to move stuff quickly.

Andy Yeomans Andy.yeomans2@btinternet.com on 01 December 2018 at 08:31Link

Are there any airlines with a 520kg baggage allowance?


Just wondering...

Michael Downing on 30 November 2018 at 22:10Link

Excellent (and cheap) trains direct from Amsterdam (or Schipol) to Zandvoort. No need for a hire car.

Roger on 30 November 2018 at 11:29Link

Or, alternatively anybody who’s not towing a van nor a car, (and is conscious of the environment!) I have a limited number of ‘friends and family’ heavily discounted tickets on the Eurostar passenger train direct from London to Amsterdam. It’s probably a car hire job from Amsterdam but might suit some. And it’s a change in Brussels on the return. Email me for details if you’re interested. Marc

Marc N Marc.noaro@gmail.com on 28 November 2018 at 21:42Link

Just a heads up for everyone racing at Zandvoort next year. There is a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal with Stena line ferries. www.stenaline.com. Up to 20% discount for crossings to Hook of Holland. 100% refundable is you book a flexi ticket as well. Use the code BF20 on checkout.

Mark Jones mark@westjay.co.uk on 26 November 2018 at 11:52Link

Morning
Those that would like to view the Spins and Wins video again, or indeed for the first time, please message me directly via Facebook and i shall provide you with the link and password in which to access it.
Many Thanks

Mark Johnson something@somewhere.com on 25 November 2018 at 09:36Link

I'll ask Mark Johnson to publish a link to the 'spins and wins' video Toby, which includes all the crashes for young William to enjoy!

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 24 November 2018 at 21:59Link

Request from William as we weren't at the dinner 'Is there an end of season crash video?'

Toby on 23 November 2018 at 09:00Link

Hmm, there's an aspect of the job that Charles Elliott neglected to mention!

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 23 November 2018 at 07:50Link

Thanks Mark - I was getting a little concerned when I saw three events at Silverstone in one season but now we have Croft on the calendar, I will have your babies!

Oh and P+O again have an early bird discount for bookings before 18/12/18 for our trip to Zandvoort - let me know if anybody wants the code.

Gareth gareth1795@gmail.com on 23 November 2018 at 04:42Link

Chris B - Testing at Snetterton is on Star Wars Day, which is indeed a Saturday!

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 20 November 2018 at 18:08Link

Race Calendar - we do always point out that at this stage, the calendar is provisional, as changes may have to be made, and with the loss of our final race weekend at Silverstone International, we've had to make amendments!

Our first weekend has been changed from Silverstone National to Silverstone International, so GP Pits and Paddock, and we will now be racing at Croft in April. The amended Provisional Calendar is:

R1&2 - 30/31 March - Silverstone International.

R3&4 - 13/14 April - Croft.

R5&6 - 05/06 May - Snetterton 300.

R7&8 - 01/02 June - Donington Park.

R9&10 - 22/23 June - Brands Hatch Indy.

R11&12 - 06/07 July - Zandvoort.

R13&14 - 07 Sep - Anglesey.

R15&16 - 05/06 Oct - Cadwell Park.

Please note that racing at Snetterton is on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (with testing on Saturday 4th May) and that Anglesey is a single-day, double-header before the 24-hour endurance race for Citroen C1, which starts at 5:30pm on the Saturday.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 20 November 2018 at 17:50Link

with the Snetterton event moving to Sunday/Monday, does that mean there will be a test day on the Saturday?

CB on 20 November 2018 at 14:22Link

Provisional Calendar - we have to make some changes due to circumstances beyond our control, but should be able to announce an even better calendar tomorrow evening!

Zandvoort - you may like to reserve accommodation, as it is going quickly! We should have testing on Friday 5th July, with 6th and 7th July as the race weekend. If you cannot secure somewhere in Zandvoort, nearby Haarlem is recommended.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 19 November 2018 at 21:02Link

Great Do on Saturday. Thanks all for making it so fun!

Robin Webb webbr@blueyonder.co.uk on 19 November 2018 at 11:36Link

For those that have requested it, our Provisional Race Calendar is:

R1&2 - 30/31 Mar - Silverstone National.

R3&4 - 04/05 May - Snetterton 300.

R5&6 - 01/02 June - Donington Park.

R7&8 - 22/23 June - Brands Hatch Indy.

R9&10 - 06/07 July - Zandvoort.

R11&12 - 31/01 Sep - Cadwell Park.

R13&14 - 21/22 Sep - Anglesey.

R15&16 - 19/20 Oct - Silverstone International.

This last date of 19/20 Oct is subject to change.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 18 November 2018 at 18:21Link

I'll sort out full-size trophies to replace the ones that got crushed by a dropped pallet in transit, and will endeavour to get them delivered to all the winners ASAP.

I too enjoyed listening to Mike Wilds, who was very modest about his lengthy career. Shame a few discourteous people kept talking during the awards, despite repeated requests from Chris Dawes to be quiet ...

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 18 November 2018 at 17:39Link

Agreed Darren.  Mike Wilds is a thoroughly nice man.  Thanks to Mark and Kate for their hard work organising the dinner and to everybody who contributed to a brilliant year of racing; it's been a dream come true for me.

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 18 November 2018 at 17:08Link

Just had to say the Dinner Dance was great with superb food and Mike Wilds providing an interesting life history of his racing career

DarrenG on 18 November 2018 at 15:51Link

We’ve had a great couple of days at MotorsportDays.LIVE 2018, promoting the Club and providing taster drives and passenger rides to those interested in racing with the Club.

Many thanks to those who gave up their time on Friday and Saturday to help, including: -

Daren Ford

Michael Segal

Peter Marsh

Jamie Winrow

Peter Godfrey 

Peter Tattersall

Joel Doherty

Mark Johnson

Particular thanks go to Mark Jones for organising the Club’s representation and to Harry Cramer from Torque Motorsport and Jon Curry from CTS Motorsport for making their cars available.

Our next promotion event will be at Autosport International at the NEC on 10th - 13th January, where we have a car on the BARC stand. If you would like to help out and can spare the time to staff the stand for a morning or afternoon session over one of the 4 days please get in touch.


Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 05 November 2018 at 20:16Link

Just finished watching the Birkett on YouTube live stream. Looks like the two grads teams did well and finished the entire race, great race in some interesting conditions, was good to see you all out there.

Steve Arnell Sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 27 October 2018 at 19:23Link

MotorSport Days Live - if you will be attending on 2nd / 3rd November, you can obtain a £10 discount on the entry fee with the code AUTOSPT10 using this link. Caterham Graduates are sharing Garage 30 with our friends Torque Motorsport and CTS Motorsport.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 25 October 2018 at 21:58Link

Rockingham Super Send-off - last chance to enter here. Scroll down their website page for entry to the Night Race and Testing.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 24 October 2018 at 09:42Link

The classic for £5995.00 is now sold 


We have 2 Sigmax cars for sale  from £12500.00  and 1 Sigmax more for sale after Estoril.

Give us a call for more info 01455 239900 

mcmillen motorsport info@mcmm.co.uk on 11 October 2018 at 08:53Link

Awards Dinner.

Booking Reminder - Preferential club room rates end on 20th October.

Tickets are already 50% sold for our Awards dinner so please don’t delay if you have not already booked your tickets (and your room if you are planning to stay over).

Ticket prices are £65pp and include a drink upon arrival, a three-course meal, half a bottle of wine, post-dinner tea/coffee and entertainment.

Rooms are currently reserved for the CGRC in the Hotel @ £129 single occupancy and £139 Double occupancy, including breakfast. This preferential rate for a block reservation of rooms expires on Friday 20th October. 

Tickets and rooms can be booked via the race calendar tab above.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Outterside or Mark Jones at raceadmin@graduates.org.uk. 

Mark Jones Raceadmin@Graduates.org.uk on 10 October 2018 at 20:32Link

Classic Graduate - £5995.00



Well known car that has raced with the Club for many years, previous owners include; Mark Smithers, Toby Briant, Alan Pearce and Trevor/James Carvey (all previous results can be checked/verified via the Graduates website).

The car was last raced at Zandvoort in 2015 and has not been used since. In the 2nd race it did have an issue with the head gasket however the engine has since been subject to a strip, check and rebuild.

Since in the ownership of Trevor/James the car has been stored, prepared, transported and supported by McMillan Motorsport and after each use has been subject to a full vehicle check and inspection. The car is currently stored at their premises and in the first instance all inquiries should be directed to them.

Due to other commitments (and James living in Canada!) the car has not been raced at every event and so has had very little use;

2015 - 4 meetings
2014 - 5 meetings
2013 - not used
2012 - 3 meetings
2011 - 2 meetings
2010 - 3 meetings

It is a standard Classic Graduate specification car and is ready to race, it is road registered (currently on SORN) and has the following;

- 1600cc Vauxhall 8v engine
- Weber carburettors
- Live axle
- Rakeway upgraded rear axle
- removable steering wheel
- plumbed in fire extinguisher
- tall cage
- adjustable suspension
- seat belts dated until end of 2020

Generally in good cosmetic condition, some signs of 'race use' but no major dents, scrapes or damage!

(spare wheels & transponder available at extra cost)

Please contact McMillan Motorsport to view the car (01455 239900)



Contact - McMillan Motorsport - 01455 239900 info@mcmm.co.uk

ANDREW MCMILLAN info@mcmm.co.uk on 09 October 2018 at 13:48Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Go2SHOVgIM


Thanks to Jamie Ellwood for finding this - Grads racing footage of last weekend at Spa.  I thought those who aren't on FB would appreciate watching it

Suzie Black suz1e@hotmail.com on 07 October 2018 at 08:23Link

A selection of photos from Spa are now up here on my website.  

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook dot com on 03 October 2018 at 23:54Link

Spa Francorchamps - the Results have now been uploaded. If you have any query with these, or the Championship Tables, please e-mail me.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 03 October 2018 at 13:46Link

For those who are interested in the Golf on Saturday 17th November before the awards dinner, please note that you need to confirm you’re attendance by this Friday. 

To summarise again: 

For anyone that fancies golf, Diane Rosen has secured the Lingfield Golf Course for an 11 hole "Texas Scramble". Tee off is at midday with bacon butties provided at 11am. The cost is £35 per person and interest needs to be expressed by 5th October to secure a place. Please email raceadmin@graduates.org.uk should you wish to reserve a space. 


Should you have any queries, please contact Kate Outterside or Mark Jones at raceadmin@graduates.org.uk. 

Mark Jones raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 02 October 2018 at 20:13Link

Caterham Graduates Awards Dinner - Sat 17th November.

Please note that the Lingfield Park Hotel rooms allocated for the awards dinner are already 50% booked. If you have not booked your room yet please do so at your earliest opportunity. Please see the thread below on this forum for the link to purchase tickets for the dinner and to reserve your room. 

Mark Jones raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 02 October 2018 at 20:06Link

There's more detailed results on the racspa website. I can see the links on my phone but can't get the page to load on the PC so have copied the links from the races in case they're of interest. Hopefully the (hyperlinks work)


Race1

Overall: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/03_Classification_RACE%201.PDF

Grid: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/01_Grid_RACE%202.PDF

Sectors: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/13_BestSectors_RACE%201.PDF

Best Top Speed: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/14_BestTopSpeed_RACE%201.PDF

Fastest Lap Sequence: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/17_FastestLapSequence_RACE%201.PDF

Analysis: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/23_Analysis_RACE%201.PDF

Lap analysis: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/19_AnalysisByLap_RACE%201.PDF


Race2

Overall: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/03_Classification_RACE%202.PDF

Sectors: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/13_BestSectors_RACE%202.PDF

Fastest lap sequence: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/17_FastestLapSequence_RACE%202.PDF

Best top Speed: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/14_BestTopSpeed_RACE%202.PDF

Analysis: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/23_Analysis_RACE%202.PDF

Lap analysis: http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/DOCS/Racing%20Festival%202018/Live/Caterham/12_LapChart_RACE%202.PDF

Kevin Barrett on 02 October 2018 at 11:47Link

Massive thanks to Charles, Kate, Andrew and anyone else involved - for an absolutely brilliant week-end at Spa - superb organisation - well done!

Peter Marsh Peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 01 October 2018 at 12:16Link

Thanks Graeme. Although I notice the Sigmax VCT cars appear in both the Sigmax class and the Sigmax VCT class results!

Charles on 01 October 2018 at 11:08Link

Results from Spa are at http://www.racspa.be/2018/rf2018/page.aspx?page=tableauofficiel including revised race 2 result

Graeme on 01 October 2018 at 11:00Link

I will get the championship tables updated as soon as I can - I made a start on the ferry yesterday, and will finish them on my flight to Glasgow today! In summary:

SigMax - was won by Jamie Ellwood on number of race wins (5 to 4) after finishing on equal points with Oliver Gibson, who after 3 consecutive championships has to settle for being a worthy second this year. Third place goes to Jamie Winrow also on number of race wins (3) after finishing on equal points with Mark Johnson, who missed Spa due to inescapable paternity leave! Commiserations to Samuel Wilson, who ended up fifth in the SigMax Championship, but congratulations to Glenn Burtenshaw for winning the Best Consistent Finisher Award.

Sigma - was marginally less close, and was won by Jon Curry.

Mega - with 12 race wins, Declan Dolan is the Mega Champion, with Ben Winrow second and Simon Griffitths third, having 2 race wins each. Mark Jones won the  Best Consistent Finisher Award.

Classic - was won by Matthew Willoughby with 7 race wins, with Robin Webb second after a run of 3 race wins, and Marc Noaro third. Graeme Smith collected 6 race wins and finished fourth in a season shortened by his Formula Junior commitments. Mark Carter won the Best Consistent Finisher Award.

Thanks - to everyone who helped make Spa Francorchamps so successful; especially Charles Elliott and Andrew Outterside who did the bulk of the organisation, Gail Hiskey and the catering team, Suzie Black for the trophies, Kate Outterside for being a fantastic race organiser, Karen Kisby and a slightly hungover James Batchelor for working out the best improvers, and finally Zeus (other Weather Gods are available).

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 01 October 2018 at 09:26Link

Has anyone located the PDFs of the results? I can't find them on the alkamel website.

Charles on 01 October 2018 at 09:07Link

Thanks Mark! And live timing is the same without the schedule bit at the end. 

Charles on 29 September 2018 at 09:03Link

Timing link for Spa:

https://livetiming.alkamelsystems.com/spa/schedule

Mark Gregory on 29 September 2018 at 08:00Link

Entry problems should be fixed now. Please find me if you have a pass issue. 

Charles on 28 September 2018 at 08:04Link

Scrap that. The entrance was hidden at stavelot/Blanchiment but you can’t get in unless you know Renata or Dick... or show a bit of leg..

Kevin Barrett on 27 September 2018 at 21:44Link

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