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CATERHAM - GARAGE - CLEAR OUT

I've just posted lots of Caterham bits in the For Sale section - guide prices as shown - give me a ring to discuss some of the items - but, be reasonable 

Peter Marsh peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 15 October 2017 at 12:52Link

Karting Update - we have a healthy 25 entries confirmed for Sandown Park on Saturday 18th November with 5 more places available. I've been asked to point out (though I won't say who by) that Peter Tattersall is the Club's reigning kart champion ...

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 14 October 2017 at 20:57Link

I've posted a link to lots of imperial suspension etc. and K series spares in the For Sale section, and there's probably a lot more I haven't found yet!

Charles caterham@charleselliott.co.uk on 14 October 2017 at 20:17Link

If you are planning to buy tickets for the wonderful CGRC Awards Dinner at Brooklands Museum on the 18th November, please do so by the end of October at the latest. We need to gather meal choices and final numbers by then, so don't miss out. We have 100 people attending already so it should be a great event.

You can buy tickets via the CGRC Event Entry page in the Members' area. If you are after Karting tickets, they are in the same place.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 13 October 2017 at 12:20Link

With regard to the latest thread  concerning bead seats.  Both Duncan and I had our own bead seats supplied and fitted by Vaughan of reale Equipe seats several years go.  I would agree with Johns comments regarding the first fit being uncomfortable there’d ore need img some adjustments.  But once minor adjust are made the seat is very comfortable and stops any body movement within the car.  So retaining the body from lateral movement and the require t to brace yourself whilst cornering.  However, the primary benefit is when disaster strikes! As Duncan found out to his cost when hitting the pit wall at Donington at 80 mph because the seat absorbed a vast amount of energy during an impact, whilst maintaining the position of the driver the level of personal injury is greatly reduced.  But there’s only one way to find, but don’t try it!  Personally I would strongly recommend the seats.  Yes they are quite expensive, around £1k but in my view and experience worth every penny

Martyn Lewis Madlewis@btinternet.com on 13 October 2017 at 09:10Link

Go to http://www.realequipe.com/, a number of have had seats made by these guys (Brett, Matt Thompson, Kim Rayment). They are not the cheapest option but I would now struggle to use anything else. They are the company that DPR use. Basically for the price they spend around half a day molding the seat with you jumping in a out of the car all of the time. They then create the final version and let it set. They can arrange for it to be covered and some other extras like extra lumbar support. The odd thing with my one, when they first fitting it, it was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever sat in. I managed about 15 laps at Donnington before I swapped back to my old seat. One of Real's guys then came out to me and spent another half day with a surform taking bits off the seat here and there. As I say, now the most comfortable seat I have ever been in. There are pictures of me at the Birkett last year asleep in the car!

JohnB on 11 October 2017 at 10:57Link

Morning all. Silverstone photos are up. If you go to hazelford.smugmug.com, it's the first link on the front page. I'll see some of you at the Birkett...

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook.com on 11 October 2017 at 10:08Link

the DPR seats always look lovely but make sure you're sitting down when they quote you...

Simon Longman simonlongman@hotmail.com on 10 October 2017 at 22:09Link

Gareth - suggest you ask Brett Ray - best custom seat I’ve ever seen.

Andrew Outterside on 10 October 2017 at 21:06Link

Any drivers have experience of having a professionally fitted seat in their car?

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 10 October 2017 at 18:59Link

Hi Nigel - best improvers have always been based on all places when grids are mixed (e.g. at Spa). So at Silverstone, Megas/Supers were combined for Best Improvers whereas Classics were kept separate. In the past when we had four classes, there was less combining of grids, but now it is more common. So at least if you overtake a load of cars you get credit for it, even if they are in a different class.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 10 October 2017 at 10:59Link

Thanks everyone for making the last weekend outing a success, only my second race this season and a result for me as I finished both races (which is more than I managed at Donington...) 


QQ - when I last did a full season which was way back in 2011.. the best improvers were based on how many places you made up within your class of racing and not based on all cars on the track, looking at the Mega's best improvers from Silverstone, its based on total places made up on track irrespective of class.    When did the club make that switch from class to all cars on track for best improver...? 


Not bitter or anything.. :)  all the improvers from Race 2 and myself made up 4 spots in class. 

Thanks, Nige

Nigel Smith nigeasmith@gmail.com on 10 October 2017 at 09:39Link

Results, lap records and tables have all been updated. Congratulations to our 2017 champions

Oliver Gibson - Sigmax

Jon Harmer - Sigma

Declan Dolan - Mega

Toby Briant - Supers

Graeme Smith - Classics

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 09 October 2017 at 21:08Link

Best Consistent Finisher - awards are given to those that finished every race, with the highest championship position but did not win a championship trophy.


Megas - Kim Rayment

Classics - Paul Hawker

Supers - Barry White

Sigmas - No BCF

Megas - No BCF

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 09 October 2017 at 15:44Link

Dinner video - appeal for footage


Chris Rome needs your footage/photos for the dinner video.  if you have anything which you think will work please do get in touch. Here is what Chris needs:

All welcome: Crashes (mainly crashes!) , stunning overtakes, hand gestures, paddock photos, family & friends... I never know how it's going to turn out until I get the material.

To get footage to me: 

* Email me at grads2017@ROMEhome.net, and we'll sort something out (Dropbox, CD in the post, FTP...)

* Point me at HD online videos or photos and I'll see if I can download them

Thanks!

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 09 October 2017 at 14:50Link

Good to be back out on track and to catch up with everyone. Thanks to everybody who helped out when I had a couple of minor technical issues.  Hopefully I'll be out on track a bit more next year, but I have a wedding and subsequent honeymoon that have to be given priority, otherwise I may not have a loyal mechanic to help me!

Darreng on 09 October 2017 at 12:05Link

Last Call For Birkett


Anyone who is looking to join a Birkett team, please get in touch.. Peter Marsh and I are looking for at least 1 other driver to take part in this fantastic event.  We need to confirm by Tuesday latest.. Thanks, Nigel 



Nigel Smith (Mega 120) nigeasmith@gmail.com on 09 October 2017 at 09:41Link

Link doesn't seem to work - is this better? http://chrisdickenphotos.weebly.com/caterham-graduates-silverstone-81017

Graeme on 09 October 2017 at 08:18Link

http://chrisdickenphotos.weebly.com/caterham-graduates-silverstone-81017.html


Some photos from Chris Dicken today. 

Andy Molsom on 08 October 2017 at 23:36Link

Thanks John, see you Sunday!

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 06 October 2017 at 17:46Link

Charles, Please wear a name tag so that we can regonise you (and I promise not to bring up dbCAR :-) )

JohnB on 06 October 2017 at 13:16Link

In advance of my no doubt triumphant return to racing next season I will be at Silverstone on Sunday morning. It will be good to say hello to you all!

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 05 October 2017 at 22:26Link

There's a fast and tidy Sigma in the For Sale section. You know you want to...!

Jon Harmer jon@horam-manor.co.uk on 05 October 2017 at 20:32Link

 Harry, I have 1 ticket spare. I'll be there from 1100 tomorrow.

MarcN Marc.noaro@gmail.com on 05 October 2017 at 19:25Link

 Harry, I have 1 ticket spare. I'll be there from 1100 tomorrow.

MarcN Marc.noaro@gmail.com on 05 October 2017 at 19:25Link

Post has been and no tickets :( 


Never mind, the staff on the gates are known for being friendly and helpful so I'm sure we won't have any issues 

Harry Cramer harry.c@aplhealth.com on 05 October 2017 at 14:16Link

Hi Harry, my tickets only turned up in today's post. The last batch was sent out from the BARC on Tuesday.

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 05 October 2017 at 11:36Link

Hi all, our tickets never arrived. Hopefully other people's have, and if so, can we possibly use a spare anyone may have over the weekend please as we were hoping to have a guest? 

Cheers

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 05 October 2017 at 10:49Link

Silverstone Garage and Paddock Plan - booking the Friday Test Day with Silverstone Circuit and booking the Weekend Race Meeting with BARC are two separate things, and the Garages are sold separately. The Garage and Paddock Plan for Saturday and Sunday is here. We have been allocated Garage No's 14 to 20 for Saturday and Sunday. Please endeavour to site yourself adjacent to your allocated Garage for Friday Testing without impeding those that have booked and paid for the Garages.

During Friday Testing, beverages will be available in Garage No 20, where catering will be sited on Saturday and Sunday.

If you've read the Silverstone Testing Confirmation, you'll already know that access to the Paddock is from 9pm this evening due to another event in The Wing. However, security will allow admittance just as soon as this event finishes.

If you want to read how the APL Health Caterham Graduate Championship stands while you're waiting outside, there's an article here on the various class battles.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 05 October 2017 at 07:27Link

Any idea what time we are allowed to access the paddock tomorrow (Thursday)? I'm hoping to arrive mid-afternoon.

Peter Tattersall Peter @ TrackTeach.com on 04 October 2017 at 22:49Link

Thankyou to all who got in contact regarding my test day sale, just to advise that its gone as of today Oct 4th. Best to all, Simon

simon wilson simonwilson911.co.uk on 04 October 2017 at 22:01Link

Afternoon all, anyone needing tyres at Silverstone please let me know, cheers

steve polley steve@polleymotorsport.co.uk on 04 October 2017 at 17:16Link

The run to the line...


After 13 of the 15 APL Health Caterham Graduates Championship Rounds, only the Sigma Class has been decided. The four other classes will be decided at our final meeting at Silverstone this weekend, and possible in the last race of the season.


Classic

With five wins to four, Graeme Smith leads Robin Webb by 4 points, and with a 3rd place dropped score at his disposal, Smith could just aim to finish immediately behind Webb in both races to secure the title. Third place will be contested between Peter Tattersall, Paul Hawker and Marc Noaro who are currently third, fourth and fifth in the standings.


Super

Toby Briant's lead over Andy Molsom is 6 points and he has a 3rd place dropped score to fall back on should he pick up another DNF. The remote possibility of two DNFs for Briant at Silverstone would see Molsom win the Super Championship. Barry White is guaranteed 3rd place.


Mega

Glenn Burtenshaw and Declan Dolan have been trading places at the top of the Mega Championship all season, with Burtenshaw now leading Dolan by a single point. Both have two 3rd place finishes as dropped scores, so it all depends upon what happens between these two drivers in the two races at Silverstone. Roger Ford will be defending a 4 point lead over Kim Rayment and an 18 point lead over John Benfield for 3rd place in the Mega Championship.


Sigma

Jon Harmer wrapped up the Sigma Championship at Snetterton, whilst Ben Winrow has secured 2nd place and will race a Mega at Silvertone. David Morris has secured 3rd place.


SigMax

It couldn't be closer in SigMax, with all of the top five having been race winners this season. Oliver Gibson leads the standings with four wins and a 4 point lead over Jamie Ellwood and are the two contenders for the title. Second and third are between Ellwood, Jamie Winrow, James Russell and Harry Cramer.

Kate Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 03 October 2017 at 20:37Link

Final Instructions - I've informed BARC of the error with Brooklands Corner being on the National Circuit when we will be racing on the International Circuit. Unfortunately, this wasn't picked up in time for Version 2, so expect Version 3 of the Final Instructions tomorrow.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 03 October 2017 at 20:02Link

Ever so slightly confused...

The final instructions make several references to Brooklands (e.g. for entry on to the circuit). But we are on the International Circuit not the National...

It's almost as though they haven't even read their own document.

ChrisB on 03 October 2017 at 11:44Link

Silverstone Garages - allocation of garages will be posted after entries close tomorrow. The Final Instructions are here - we have Garage No's 14 to 20.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 03 October 2017 at 11:26Link

Silverstone Garages - Mark - will the club be allocating garage space for Sat Sunday to make the process of getting setup etc run smoothly.  I wont be arriving until early Sat am so knowing there is an allocated garage spot would help.  


Thanks, Nigel 

Nigel Smith nigeasmith@gmail.com on 03 October 2017 at 11:07Link

Brooklands hotel rooms - no guarantees but if anyone who hasn’t booked a room wants one, please contact me by Thursday at the latest. 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 03 October 2017 at 08:07Link

Silverstone Friday practise slot up for grabs, booked and paid for the full day but can't get there. Anyone interested please get in touch. 07775 338 315. All the best, Simon (home 01376-342146)


Simon Wilson simonwilson911@aol.co.uk on 02 October 2017 at 20:39Link

Silverstone Timetable (Version 5) is here. No Final Instruction as yet.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 02 October 2017 at 19:03Link

Mark - see barc.net / events for the current timetable.

Andrew Outterside on 02 October 2017 at 19:00Link

Do we know the timetable yet for this weekend, specifically when the megas are racing


Many thanks, Mark

Mark Heywood markcarlheywood@gmail.com on 02 October 2017 at 18:34Link

If anyone has booked a garage for the Friday test please contact me - the Club need a small amount of space to set up the tea / coffee table for day.


Many thanks Andrew  

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 02 October 2017 at 18:12Link

Brian James Sprint Shuttle covered trailer for sale. Extremely good condition and with extras. The bed is 1.9 x 4.25m. 

Full details here on ebay. 

Questions? please call me on 07471 477225. Cheers Tristan

Tristan Judge tristan@3stockslane.co.uk on 02 October 2017 at 16:08Link

CATERING AT SILVERSTONE - another nudge about letting me know of any extras coming to watch the Racing at the weekend. If you would like them to be included in the numbers for lunch PLEASE let me know.

I can be contacted on the email address or my phone- please text 07960 159979. thanks 

Gail office@rockeyracing.com on 02 October 2017 at 16:01Link

Silverstone Tickets - for those like me still awaiting tickets, I'm told by BARC that the remaining tickets will be posted first class today.

Silverstone Garages - are sold separately for the Friday Test Day and are not part of the Race Meeting organised by BARC. I understand that we've been allocated Garage No's 14 to 20 inclusive by BARC for the Saturday and Sunday, plus the area immediately behind, but until the Final Instructions are issued, this cannot be taken as fact.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 02 October 2017 at 12:20Link

Chasing garage space here too..............

We're bringing 5 cars to the test day and as per my post below I'm staying on for the race weekend too.

More than happy to cover someone's garage cost if they'd be happy to share with us.  We're bringing 2 mechanics with us too so also able to help with spanner twirling ;-)

Anyone?

Cuzza jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 02 October 2017 at 11:22Link

Do we have use of any garages as a club on this Friday's test day? Silverstone say that 6 garages are allocated to BARC but they provide no more detail than that.


Also, for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, Silverstone seem to be restricting access to the paddock on Thursday until after 9:00pm ("due to other activities at the Wing")

ChrisB on 02 October 2017 at 11:00Link

Afternoon all, just a quick message to introduce myself...........

I'm Jon Curry and will be joining the Sigmax grid for the Silverstone race next weekend.

The club / BARC have kindly allowed me to enter as a 'development car' in my 310R as I usually race in the BRSCC championship.

However, my ever growing commitments as one half of CTS Motorsport means that balancing the demands of customers and racing in the same class as them means I'm going to concentrate on the business side of things during BRSCC race weekends from now on.

I did the Academy in 2015, finishing 7th overall that year.  I even had a 2nd place at Combe that year, and a 4th at Oulton too, but results like that have seemingly dried up since then :-(

Looking forward to meeting you all next weekend!

Jon

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 01 October 2017 at 16:11Link

Barry. I suggest that you contact the organisers directly. I am sure you will find them very helpful. Oulton Park (true, a different business) were very helpful when I called asking for help with my mum's problems.

Peter Tattersall peter @ trackteach.com on 01 October 2017 at 14:33Link

Dear All

My Mum is having a foot op on Tuesday and is determined to come and watch on Saturday as usual.  Would anyone have a spare car pass that they could use once you have got into the paddock and set up?

Thanks

Barry

Barry yc07vom at gmail dot com on 01 October 2017 at 14:19Link

I won't be racing at SIlverstone but Mel and I will be coming to watch on Sunday morning.  Does anybody have a spare pair of tickets that they could send to us please?

Many thanks.

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 30 September 2017 at 10:46Link

Feature on Graeme Smith and his 400th Race on Pages 22 & 23 of the BARC Magazine.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 29 September 2017 at 17:01Link

CATERING AT SILVERSTONE - IMPORTANT NOTICE TEA AND CAKES will be served on FRIDAY from about 4.30 as RACING on Sunday finishes before lunch! 

This is usually a VERY busy weekend with lots of guests - PLEASE let me know if you have any extra people coming to watch the last races of the Season so that I can cater accordingly !! MANY THANKS and see you there.


 


GAIL office@rockeyracing.com on 28 September 2017 at 14:28Link

Karting on 18th November at Daytona Sandown Park may now be booked through the CGRC Event Entry. The cost is £80 per driver, limited to a maximum of 30 drivers, and the format will be:

Practice (10 minutes).

Heat 1 (10 minutes).

Heat 2 (10 minutes).

Final (15 minutes).

Sign on is at 2pm and all drivers must attend a mandatory safety briefing at 2:30pm.

All drivers will take part in all the above (so 45 minutes track time each) with grid positions for the Final determined by finishing positions in the two Heats.

The minimum age is 14 and WAGS are encouraged to take part.

The overall winner will receive a magnificent trophy at the Awards Dinner plus there will be some other highly sought after prizes!

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 27 September 2017 at 23:56Link

Birkett - 6 hr. Endurance Race - Silverstone GP Cct - Sat. 28th Oct.


I have a team entry reserved for the Birkett on the 28th Oct and am looking for 2/3 car/drivers to make up a team of 5. Cost is approx £350 each for a total of 60mins+, driving for each person.

Please e-mail me a.s.a.p. if you are interested as I have to confirm entry by next Monday.


regards ....... Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 26 September 2017 at 12:36Link

Try again:

RacingPeter.com 

Peter Tattersall peter @ trackteach.com on 24 September 2017 at 16:53Link

I have created a spreadsheet to help me work out exactly what my points situation is with just one round and two races remaining. The dropped scores disguise the exact situation, which the spreadsheet clears. I have found examining it to be interesting while confirming my thoughts.

It did not take long to create sheets for each of the classes, which are also provided.

You can find it at my web page: www.RacingPeter.com>

Peter Tattersall peter @ trackteach.com on 24 September 2017 at 16:50Link

I have to confirm room allocations with Brooklands hotel on Friday. If you would like a room and haven’t booked one, please contact me ASAP. 


Charles

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 20 September 2017 at 07:15Link

Silverstone Car Passes - more time / space continuum problems! BARC car passes have been printed with the date 7th & 8th September for the 7th & 8th October Meeting, but will remain valid.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 19 September 2017 at 16:31Link

Silverstone Tickets - implausible as it seems, despite being the most expensive circuit in the UK, Silverstone provides the fewest competitor tickets, just 3, compared with 4 at MSV circuits and 5 at BARC circuits. This is a Silverstone issue, not BARC, and you can all express your disappointment via e-mail to enquiries@silverstone.co.uk who welcome feedback!

BARC have issued the first batch of tickets to those that had already entered Silverstone. If you've entered Silverstone since the weekend, your tickets will be sent out in the next batch. The closing date for the £30 discount on the entry fee is Wednesday 27th September.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 19 September 2017 at 12:32Link

I also received details and three tickets over the weekend.

Maybe, because the weekend is deciding so many of our championship positions, Silverstone are expecting the event to be a sell-out and so wish to retain as many tickets as possible?

Peter Tattersall cgrc @ TrackTeach.com on 19 September 2017 at 07:58Link

Chris - we'd expect tickets for Silverstone to be sent out after the reduced price entries close on Wednesday 27th September. The only plausible explanation I can come up with for you having tickets already, is that when you took your car over 88mph, you somehow went back to the future. As you know, things can go missing when you travel through the space-time continuum, and as you only have 3 tickets not 4, this surely proves my point? I'll speak to David Wheadon at BARC tomorrow and let you know if he has anything sensible to add.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 18 September 2017 at 20:57Link

I've just received tickets from BARC for the Silverstone race (bizarrely early) but there are only 3 of them. Is that what we are expecting to get?

CB on 16 September 2017 at 11:24Link

Karting on 18th November is confirmed and will be open for booking as a CGRC Event when Jamie Ellwood returns from his holiday. The cost is £80 per driver and the format will be:

Practice (10 minutes).

Heat 1 (10 minutes).

Heat 2 (10 minutes).

Final (15 minutes).

All drivers will take part in all the above (so 45 minutes track time each) with grid positions for the Final determined by finishing positions in the Heats.

The minimum age is 14 and WAGS are encouraged to take part.

The overall winner will receive a magnificent trophy at the Awards Dinner plus there will be some other sought after prizes!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 14 September 2017 at 20:45Link

Photos from Snetterton are here.  See you at Silverstone.

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook.com on 11 September 2017 at 22:15Link

Just been in touch with Silverstone to book testing for 6/10/17 - they are only doing full days but are happy for drivers to split a full day booking between 2, only requiring the £50 extra driver supplement.

If anyone is interested in taking my 2 morning sessions, please get in touch.

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 11 September 2017 at 15:21Link

Snet Race 1: My apologies to Classics and Supers in the first race on Sunday, particularly Peter.  Whilst I had no intention of trying to block cars in other classes, my focus was on a) not spinning and b) trying to catch the Mega up ahead, which meant I did not pay enough attention to getting out of the way of the other races within the race.  Mark.

Mark H on 11 September 2017 at 11:33Link

Thanks guys! Yes, excellent season, better than I dared hope for, and clean of any damage all year too, until this weekend... Being squeezed on to standing water flat in top down the straight and the resultant massive spin (into the barrier) I could have done without...! Thanks to Pete and the team at GRS for the emergency repairs. Still, really enjoyed the year. Some small grids, sadly, but I got to race some new and old hands at different times. Good little cars too and a great club. Thanks all. Good luck to all the other class championship protagonists...!

Jon Harmer jon@horam-manor.co.uk on 10 September 2017 at 23:49Link

Tables and results have been updated. No new lap records this time. 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 10 September 2017 at 21:53Link

Apologies for not making the podium celebrations today. I had to get away quickly due to work commitments.

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 10 September 2017 at 21:28Link

Dominant! Congratulations Jon!

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 10 September 2017 at 21:26Link

Great driving all season long Jon

Andrew Outterside on 10 September 2017 at 21:05Link

Yep - magnificent work John - congratulations!!

Glenn on 10 September 2017 at 19:15Link

Congratulations to Jon Harmer who is Sigma champion 2017!

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 10 September 2017 at 17:43Link

Looking for one more ticket for Snetterton is anyone has a spare one. Please email the link.

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 08 September 2017 at 13:07Link

Bit late notice, but I can't make testing this afternoon. If anyone wants my slot, ping me an email.

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 08 September 2017 at 11:45Link

Sorry, to add - the system will tell you you are a reserve after you've paid. I will then contact you to confirm you have a room.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 07 September 2017 at 13:04Link

Brooklands hotel rooms - I've spoke to the hotel and they have released extra rooms. If you would like one, please book via our online system as early as possible.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 07 September 2017 at 13:04Link

Well done to the board on the first issue of The Caterham Graduate - it's good to see the continuation of the newsletter.

The Driving Standards section particularly caught my attention with the last paragraph on loose wheels - might it be of benefit to build on this and start a section in the newsletter dealing with "driver safety?"

Peter Marsh peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 07 September 2017 at 12:30Link

Snetterton


There is a mandatory drivers briefing in the Club Awning on Saturday at 2pm being given by our Clerk. Please can I ask that only drivers attend and that non-racers vacate the Awning at this time. 


Following comments in the Members Survey, we are introducing as a trial a 'champagne' celebration on the track podium (beside race control) immediately after each race for the top three drivers from each class. We have agreed with the Chief Scruitneer that all drivers can leave parc ferme (cars are to remain) to join the celebration. It would be great to see as many supporters and other drivers there to watch. 


Finally, a huge thank you from BARC and the Club to all those who have volunteered to help with the safety car driving over the weekend. I now have a full team of drivers. 


See you all at the weekend. 


Should you have any queries in the meantime, please contact me on the email below. 


Kate  

Kate Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 07 September 2017 at 09:01Link

Our new magazine, The Caterham Graduate Issue 01

Mystery Editor . on 06 September 2017 at 19:48Link

Awards Dinner Hotel Bookings - almost all of our room allocation at Brooklands Hotel has now been booked. If you would still like a room, please contact me - ideally before the end of the weekend - and I will see what I can do. We have an option to ask Brooklands Hotel for more rooms but it would be good to get an idea of numbers before I do that (as the club has to pay for all rooms that we reserve regardless of whether we sell them or not). 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 06 September 2017 at 09:48Link

Hi all, 


The track evening tomorrow is now full, but there are still spaces during the day. If you can't get there first thing it may be possible to just do a half day in the afternoon if you'd prefer to (or if you'd like to extend your track evening). Just let me know. 


See you all over the weekend, and thanks to those who have booked on, your support is much appreciated! 


Harry

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 06 September 2017 at 09:26Link

Evening All, 


BARC require a volunteer, or several, to assist with driving the safety car for the following races at the weekend: 


  • Race 9 (Classic, Super and Mega) - Sunday @ 9:30
  • Race 10 (Renault Clio Juniors) - Sunday @ 10:10
  • Race 19 (Classic, Super and Mega) - Sunday @ 15:35
  • Race 21 (Renault Clio Juniors) - Sunday @ 16:55
  • Race 22 (Legends) - Sunday @ 17:30


James Batchelor, Andy Skinner and Ben Gillias have already  volunteered their time for other slots. 


I would be grateful for further volunteers. 


Should you fancy driving the safety car, please email me on the address below as soon as possible with your preferred slot and contact telephone number. 


Thanks,


Kate

Kate Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2017 at 22:58Link

Further to my note below, I think we now have an option in place for anyone who does need tyres on Saturday. Polley can leave a set with me, and we can get the Avon rep to fit them on Saturday morning. You MUST let me and/or Steve know if you want to take advantage of this.

Roger chairman@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2017 at 17:15Link

Please note that Polleysport will only be attending Snetterton on the Friday. They will be there until late in the evening, but will NOT be there Saturday or Sunday.

Please remember you need to call (01354 688111) or email Polleysport to order tyres. If them not being there on Saturday / Sunday causes you a serious problem, you might want to call them to see if there are any alternatives. Their site is about an hour from Snett, but I don't know if anyone will be there over the weekend.

Roger

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2017 at 14:01Link

So far only John Benfield and Mark Johnson have let me know that they have guests coming to Snett.

This could be a technical hitch my end of course - if so, apologies and please resend.

or no one has any guests coming! 

If you would like any one to be included in the Catering please let me know. Thanks 

GAIL office@rockeyracing.com on 05 September 2017 at 12:53Link

Second verson 1 (?) of Snett finals here: https://barc.blob.core.windows.net/barcnet/hq23-sn-091009-v1-l4qlj.pdf  Still wrong in section 6 though...

Graeme on 05 September 2017 at 09:10Link

Hi All,


I am on the scrounge for four tickets for Snetterton.


If anyone has any spare, please let me know.


Many thanks,


Kate 

Kate Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2017 at 07:52Link

Hi, 

My plans have had to change this weekend and I'm not able to be racing at Snetterton. I have got an afternoon's testing booked with MSV.

If someone would like to make me an offer to take it off me. Cost £190.

Thanks

Paul Sigma paul@activemusic.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 18:53Link

Hi John 


We have 3 tickets for you @ Revolution Racing we will be there Friday about 11ish.


Daren

Daren Ford daren.ford@roofline.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 16:12Link

The Race Selection Procedures in Version 1 of the Final Instructions apply to the Snetterton 200 ...

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 04 September 2017 at 15:11Link

Race selection procedure numbers in the Finals are wrong as well - would it be easier to point out the sections which are correct...?

Graeme on 04 September 2017 at 14:59Link

Correct as far as I understand, yes. 


The track evening is busy though, so I would ask for a little courtesy around the track evening drivers. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 14:43Link

I just got the testing timetable and it says "We have a track evening running on circuit until 20.00 on the 7th September therefore access to the garages and paddock will be after 20.30. this will allow the evening customers time to pack up and vacate the paddock"


I assume this is Harry's track evening? i.e. there shouldn't actually be an issue with us arriving earlier?

CB on 04 September 2017 at 12:43Link

Snetterton - another error in Version 1 of the Final Instructions, which states that vehicle passes have been issued. Please note that vehicle passes have not been issued and are not required.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 04 September 2017 at 12:22Link

Snetterton - link to Final Instructions here with Paddock Plan on Page 5. Please note that reference to the Snetterton 200 layout in Version 1 is incorrect. The 300 layout will be used and the Final Instructions will be amended accordingly.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 04 September 2017 at 12:11Link

Answering my own question now. Tickets are electric and have arrived in my inbox just now.

JohnB on 04 September 2017 at 10:53Link

Is anyone able to spare 2 passes for Snetterton? (for usual donation).

Terry

Terry Palmer thespian@tinyonline.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 10:52Link

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