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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

Despite the instructions clearly stating paddock access was available until 11pm... it’s not. Unless there’s  secret entrance that’s not at La Source or Stavelot that I don’t know about?

Kevin Barrett kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 27 September 2018 at 21:01Link

Rockingham - the Super Send-Off event is confirmed for 24th / 25th November. You can book the day-time race here, the night race here, and testing on Friday 23rd November here. According to Sales and Marketing, there have been 'overwhelmed' by the interest!

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 26 September 2018 at 19:37Link

Spa Paddock - the blue area measures 30m x 70m, so with 60 cars, that's 35 square metres per car. A Caterham takes up less than 3.5 square metres ... So, if everyone uses space sensibly, and people park motorhomes in the lower area, we should all fit in the blue area! We also have 50% of the red area shared with the Fiestas.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 26 September 2018 at 10:21Link

Oh well, at least the people that get there early on Thursday will be ok. 

Charles on 26 September 2018 at 09:21Link

We were in paddock bleu for one of the early Grads races at Spa, and pretty much filled it with 20 to 30 cars (with no artics or motorhomes) - I doubt we're all going to fit in there...

Graeme on 26 September 2018 at 09:06Link

Any time, Charles :-)

Michael Downing michael (at) michaeldowning.me.uk on 25 September 2018 at 21:32Link

Awards Dinner Tickets - some of you tried to book tickets and found it was asking for details such as transponder number (thanks for the amusing response Mr Downing). I've fixed that now so you can buy tickets without a transponder :-).

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 25 September 2018 at 16:59Link

Caterham Graduates Awards Dinner 2018

Our Awards Dinner this year is being held at Lingfield Park Race Course on Saturday 17th November 2018. 


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


Please book your tickets on our booking site (and don't forget to book your hotel if you need one using the link in the email sent to all members). 


We are delighted to welcome back Chris Dawes as our host for the evening. 


Our guest speak for 2018 is Mike Wilds. Mike's racing career started over 50 years ago and includes Formula Ford 1600, European Forumla Three, European Formula 5000, World Championship Formula One and the World Sports Car Championship. Mike has won 12 British Championships in Sports, GT and Touring cars including most recently Class 2 of the 2016 Britcar/Dunlop Endurance Championship in a Ferrari 458GTC Evo, driving with son Anthony. 


Hotel rooms are available at Lingfield Park Marriot Hotel and Country Club which is adjacent to the venue. Rooms can be booked on the link on our booking system. 


If you fancy making a day of it, Lingfield Race Course is hosting the Churchill Stakes, a 7-race event with gates opening at 10:55 with the last race at 15:45. Those who are staying at the hotel have the opportunity to watch the racing from the comfort of their room or the bar area which has direct access to the circuit. 


Alternatively, 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. 


We look forward to seeing you there. 

Barry White chairman@graduates.org.uk on 25 September 2018 at 09:26Link

Peter - Friday is Free Practice, which is part of the race meeting, so full FIA racewear and no passenger rides.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 23 September 2018 at 18:21Link

Just asking - can we take passengers on the Friday at Spa?

Peter Marsh Peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 23 September 2018 at 16:58Link

Congratulations to 2009 Classic Graduates Champion, Flick Haigh, who driving an Aston Martin V12 Vantage with Jonny Adam, is 2018 British GT3 Champion! 

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 23 September 2018 at 15:47Link

Just been watching the Spa 4 hours, which was started early under a safety car, because the rain was due to get worse, it being described as 'almost atrocious'. The race has now been stopped after 2 hours and 3 safety car periods, because it is now atrocious, with cars aquaplaning up Eau Rouge, where there is running water! Live red flag coverage of the rain here.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 23 September 2018 at 12:03Link

Thanks Toby, I'd be happy with that laptime in my Sigmax :-). Sorry you can't make it, we'll miss you!

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 22 September 2018 at 19:24Link

Unfortunately I cant join you all at Spa next week. Here is a video of my fastest lap from Spa (and Supergraduates lap record) in 2016 for anyone wanting a recce of the track. Obviously my top circuit driving tip would be to get yourself a triple Sigmax tow!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBNczNJViPU 

Toby on 21 September 2018 at 19:28Link

Spa tickets - Nearly all of the Spa tickets will be sent first class tomorrow so should be with you on Saturday. More info will be in the updated information pack sent in the next few days but note that I do not have any 'working vehicle' passes. The current plan is that these will be handed out on entry to the paddock on Thursday, but we are still discussing it with Spa.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 20 September 2018 at 22:18Link

Spa tickets - we seem to have traced the tickets to a Parcelforce depot in Aldershot.....I will be going to pick them up tomorrow with an aim to get them to you at the weekend or early next week.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 19 September 2018 at 13:09Link

Yes, that's right and all will be clear in V2 of the info document later this week.....

Charles Elliott charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 18 September 2018 at 16:28Link

Charles / Graeme - Article 9 of the Racing Festival Booklet states: The driver may not take part in the practice or race before having signed the waiver of appeal. So I would assume sign on as normal with your licence at the admin desk before Friday practice.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 18 September 2018 at 14:49Link

Graeme - I assume not but am checking

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 18 September 2018 at 13:45Link

Charles - do we need to sign-on before Friday afternoon testing?  I can't see any mention of this.

Graeme on 18 September 2018 at 11:32Link

Spa information and finals - have just been emailed to everyone. Please let me know if you didn’t get it, or have any questions. A final update will be issued later in the week.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 18 September 2018 at 11:29Link

Spa entry tickets - whilst I continue to wait for the various tickets to arrive, this is a link to a general entrance / paddock entrance ticket (not with a vehicle!) that you can download and print for anyone that wants one. 

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 17 September 2018 at 15:01Link

CATERING AT SPA  - less than two weeks to go!

It looks like a full grid for what promises to be a great weekends racing!

Just a reminder..

DRIVERS - are allowed one extra person that is included in their entry. For any guests extra to this, there is a charge. This includes children over the age of 5.

The charge is £7.50 for adults and children over 14 years and £5.00 for children 5 to 14 years.Wristbands for the catering can be purchased from me on Friday.

I need to know this week how many I am catering for. 

Please email me on gail@rockeyracing.com or text me on 07960159979 if you would like guests or children to be included for catering. 

MEMBERS attending but not racing must also let me know that they are coming and if they are bringing anyone with them. 

It would be helpful if RACE TEAMS could also let me know how many mechanics are attending and if they would like them to be included in the catering. Please let me know.

See you all at SPA!


Gail Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 16 September 2018 at 12:58Link

Spa last call - anyone else like Bill want to race at the greatest circuit in the world? Just a few hours left to enter: https://bookwhen.com/cgrc. Join the 58 drivers who will be finding a way through La Source and then trying to stay flat through Eau Rouge in a couple of weeks. 

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 14 September 2018 at 19:31Link

Hi All, I'm very happy to say that, after an absence of nearly two years, I am going to be joining you on the grid at Spa - Yipee!

Now, sorry to hijack this message of reunion, but I'm getting the begging bowl out!

I have joined a group who are running/scrambling over a 5-mile course at the Gauntlet Games http://thegauntletgames.co.uk/pages/event-info-manchester-2018/ this week-end, in aid of https://www.ataxia.org.uk/, which is an organisation my wife is involved in as she is afflicted by this condition.  It's a bit last minute, and I am totally unprepared, so your support would be much appreciated.  If you feel like helping, you can give here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DudleySupportGroup

- it's a group page so a reference to me would be helpful.

Many thanks, and I look forward to seeing you at Spa.

Love to all,

Bill

Bill Scott billscott121@gmail.com on 14 September 2018 at 19:11Link

Rockingham - are organising a 'Super Send-off' race weekend on 24th / 25th November to celebrate their 17 years of racing. Details are still being finalised, but you can read the announcement here on their website. A club mail to members will follow on this.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 12 September 2018 at 14:20Link

BARC Marshals Fund - the total from the collections at Thruxton, Snetterton and online was £550, which will be spent on kitchen facilities for the marshals at Thruxton. Your donations will be used to install a water supply, and hot water boiler, in what used to be the marshals sign on room, for the marshals to fill up their flasks with hot drinks before going to their post. Thank you for your contributions!

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 12 September 2018 at 14:14Link

Spa 2018 - I sent out some information about Spa today, as well as a request to complete a short survey re: tickets. Please can you complete the survey ASAP, and contact me if for any reason you haven't received the email.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 10 September 2018 at 16:21Link

Goodwood Revival Sunday - single entry ticket going spare to any Club Member in return for a donation to the Club charity. 

Kate Outterside kate.outterside@btinternet.com on 08 September 2018 at 17:21Link

I agree it is a bit unclear but it is as you would expect. The time on the timetable is the time we should pull out of the assembly area for the formation lap. The race duration (30 minutes) starts when the red lights go out.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 07 September 2018 at 16:32Link

the Spa timetable says "Time of the Start = start of the formation lap" . 

does that mean our races (from the lights) are actually 30 mins minus the duration of the formation lap and start procedure?

ChrisB on 07 September 2018 at 15:05Link

Spa timetable - more information will be forthcoming by early next week, but the (provisional) Spa timetable is available here. Bear in mind that the cars will be in Parc Ferme for 30 minutes after the race.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 06 September 2018 at 19:59Link

Goodwood Revival Saturday - single entry ticket going spare to any Club Member in return for a donation to the Club charity. 

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2018 at 12:45Link

Anglesey photos are here.  I was interested to see how many of you appeared to be driving the back straight with your eyes closed... or were you just blinking very slowly?

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook dot com on 04 September 2018 at 11:39Link

Results and Championship Tables all updated following Anglesey. If you spot an error, please let me know - it's my first time doing this!

With Declan Dolan clinching the Mega Championship, Mark Jones is the only Mega who can win the Best Consistent Finisher Award. In Classics, it's between Michael Segal and myself, and in SigMax, only Oliver Gibson, Mark Johnson and Charles Elliott have finished every round.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 03 September 2018 at 20:49Link

Possible Classic for sale ... with a bit of work ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1999-Caterham-7-Super-Sprint-VX-Classic-1600/202424856316?hash=item2f21762efc:g:IcoAAOSw64tbjSuL

Bunter tgracing@live.com on 03 September 2018 at 16:19Link

Well done to our Anglesey race winners; Jamie Ellwood and Samuel Wilson in SigMax, Ben Winrow twice in Mega and Matthew Willoughby twice in Classic. Also well done to Glenn Burtenshaw for beating Dylan Stanley's SigMax lap record by 0.001 seconds!

Congratulations to our Mega Champion, Declan Dolan.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 03 September 2018 at 10:39Link

Morning All, I hope you've all recovered from your long drives from Anglesey.

Just a quick reminder to ask for your "Spins and Wins" footage. 

Currently, I've been provided with 3 files. 

2 from Harry C and 1 from Matt Willoughby

Please, could I ask that you send them to me via e-mail if they are small and short? 

Alternatively... if you've got some good beefy HD files you wish to send me please do so via WeTrasfer - mark.jj@me.com

Many Thanks

Mark J

Mark Johnson mark.jj@me.com on 03 September 2018 at 10:11Link

Does anyone have a charger with them for a Dell laptop (small plug)?

Charles on 30 August 2018 at 21:38Link

Hi Peter,

Sorry to hear that. Hope you will reconsider, hope to see you soon.

-Robin

Robin Webb webbr@blueyonder.co.uk on 30 August 2018 at 19:06Link

Mark - Is it asking the question re Rockingham?

Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 30 August 2018 at 17:21Link

I have withdrawn from Anglesey and highly doubt that I will be racing at Spa. For various reasons, I have not enjoyed racing this year and the final, very small, straw has appeared.

I will have a long, hard think before I commit to not racing next year.

Thank you to everybody that has been supportive towards me over the eons.

Peter Tattersall on 30 August 2018 at 14:52Link

Bangor Premier Inn - 3 nights available from 30th Aug (Anglesey Meeting) unable to attend the meeting - any offers / takers - Peter Marsh 07967 706363

Peter Marsh peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 30 August 2018 at 12:22Link

2018 Members’ Survey – last call to submit your response - the survey closes today. Many thanks.

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 30 August 2018 at 08:21Link

Apparently there are 48 power points in the paddock so it shouldn’t be too difficult to locate one. 

Charles on 29 August 2018 at 22:23Link

Not forgetting CTS Motorsport ;-)

We're not going to arrive until late morning Friday but if there's access to run a power lead and someone feels that they could save us a space, then that would be much appreciated!

Ta


JC

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 29 August 2018 at 21:27Link

Anglesey Paddock - there's an event on at Anglesey tomorrow, so paddock access will be from 6pm, but the gate will be manned all night! I've been unable to accurately locate the electrical power point(s) in the paddock, so the only paddock plan is here. There should be plenty of room, but please leave space adjacent to electrical power points for GRS, McMillan Motorsport and most importantly, Rockey Racing (Catering).

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 29 August 2018 at 17:07Link

Anglesey - the Timetable and Final Instructions have both been amended, and should appear on the BARC and BARC NW websites later today. In advance, you'll find Version 3 of the Timetable here, and Version 2 of the Final Instructions here.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 29 August 2018 at 13:55Link

Rockingham - our championship events are fixed for the year, so any additional race would indeed have to be a non-championship event. It would also have to be on one of Rockingham's existing race weekends when timekeepers, officials and marshals are present, and there is a large gap in the existing timetable for us to qualify and hold a race ... I don't think this is at all likely!

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 29 August 2018 at 13:31Link

That would be rather cool.  Rockingham is (/was) a long way off being a favourite circuit of mine, but I have some fond memories and will miss it.  It would be nice to say goodbye. 

Michael Downing michael-at-michaeldowning.me.uk on 29 August 2018 at 12:00Link

Here is, what could be considered, an oddball suggestion. How about the club organise a round at Rockingham before it closes? Could be a non-championship race (it may HAVE to be?) Maybe a mini-enduro type? 

Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 29 August 2018 at 10:38Link

CATERING ANGLESEY - The weather is looking good for Anglesey so we will be providing a Buffet Lunch on both days. 


Please don't forget to let me know by Wednesday if you have any extra guests coming along that you would like to be included for lunch so that I can cater accordingly. 

Club members who are attending but not racing are entitled to food but also need to let me know in advance.

Food wristbands for drivers can be collected from Cath or myself on Friday and Saturday and wristbands for guests can be purchased at the same time.

My email is gail@rockeyracing.com - my mobile is 07960 159979

Many thanks and see you at the weekend!

Gail Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 27 August 2018 at 09:35Link

Anglesey Testing - there will be 4 x 15 minute test sessions on Friday morning at 09:00, 09:36, 10:12 and 11:34, and another 4 sessions in the afternoon at 13:45, 14:57, 16:09 and 16:45. Sign on is in the bottom of the Tower from 08:00.

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 26 August 2018 at 10:58Link

2018 Members’ Survey – all racing and social members should have received an email with a link to the survey. We would be very grateful if you could spare the time to complete the survey, it should take about 15 minutes. The survey closes on Thursday 30th August. If you have not received the survey email please contact commercial@graduates.org.uk


Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 25 August 2018 at 17:33Link

My Sigmax is up for grabs in FOR SALE section for the last 2 rounds of the season.

Andy Molsom on 23 August 2018 at 13:37Link

Thanks Chris.

SteveA on 22 August 2018 at 16:25Link

Mintex F6R - had no problems with them at all.

ChrisB on 22 August 2018 at 09:35Link

 What front pads are Sigmax drivers using? I’ve been using Mintex f4r and during my post race checks have noticed on one of them the friction material has completely separated from the backing plate. There is hardly any wear on them either. I’m hesitant to buy another set of the same.

SteveA sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 21 August 2018 at 20:54Link

Agree with Charles about Rockingham. I was due to make my Grads/Racing debut at The Rock back in 2002, but the meeting was cancelled.  Unfortunately this just added to the catalogue of misfortune for the track(its first Indycar race became a demonstration race after problems with the surface). It's interesting that both of the European Oval circuits built  with the intention of bringing American Racing across the pond have now closed.   .

DARRENG on 21 August 2018 at 16:50Link

It was never the most popular of circuits, but it’s a shame to see Rockingham shutting its doors to racing at the end of the season. It genuinely offered something different in it’s heyday with oval racing in the day and concerts afterwards. 

Charles on 21 August 2018 at 14:54Link

I will be back.  We just want to do other things with our spare time (and limited fun budget) for a few years.

Matthew Willoughby on 21 August 2018 at 14:45Link

Sorry to hear that Matt, are you retiring (temporarily)?

Charles on 21 August 2018 at 13:54Link

I have just added my Classic to the for sale page :(

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 21 August 2018 at 12:58Link

Adam, when I contacted them yesterday it was still available. Give them a ring and speak to either Rachel or Wendy.


James, I remember your contact only too well. I still have the dent :-)

PeteC on 21 August 2018 at 07:33Link

Sorry to hear that Pete, hope to see you at the circuits still.

Charles on 21 August 2018 at 07:26Link

Hi Pete

Is the Anglesey B&B room still available? If so I will gladly take it off your hands as not yet sorted anything! 

Many thanks

Adam 

Adam C adam@digitalarc.co.uk on 20 August 2018 at 19:37Link

Nooo Pete! The first person I ever crashed into! Hope the back and neck trouble proves easily manageable 

James R on 20 August 2018 at 18:12Link

If anyone hasn't booked aroom for Anglesey yet, there is a double room available at Driftwood B&B inRhosneigr (http://www.driftwoodbb.co.uk/). I don’t need the room now as unfortunately I'm having to giveup racing due to a bad back and neck, both of which have occurred this year. Iwould like to thank all those on the committee, past and present, for runningthe Grads, and also Ben and Gail plus all the friends I have made over the past18 years of racing. No doubt I’ll be begging for tickets at sometime in the future so that I can come along and spectate, so you haven't seen the last of me!!

PeteC on 20 August 2018 at 14:12Link

Headlight brackets sorted (as long as I can persuade a metric pair to fit).

In addition to the stuff Charles mentions for Spa, you will need FIA roll cage padding. You should have it already as it's mandated in our regs, but you WILL fail scrutineering at Spa if you don't have it.

Roger on 20 August 2018 at 10:37Link


******************** POLLEY UPDATE - ANGLESEY ********************


I have been advised by Steve that due to unforseen circumstances that they will not be able to attend the Anglesey round.  He is very sorry for the inconvenience.


Polley will offer a free carriage service to anyone wishing to have tyres sent to them or their usual free fitting service at their premises in Manea.


*********************************************************************************

Barry White yc07vom at gmail.com on 19 August 2018 at 11:37Link

Anyone got a pair of headlight brackets for a Mega going spare? The older type with the two arms - not the same as the more recent Sigma ones,

Roger roger.ford@gmail.com on 18 August 2018 at 16:41Link

Spa - a reminder of a few things. You must have a National A licence. You need to have/wear full fireproof underwear, socks, long johns, long sleeve top and balaclava and everything must be FIA approved. Gloves and boot socks must also be FiA approved to a current standard. Extinguishers must be in date for servicing, ie show a next service date in the future. 

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 18 August 2018 at 13:41Link

In advance of our final race meeting Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on 28-30 September, should you require transport to and/or team support for the meeting, the following teams will be at Spa: 


Rockey Racing - please contact Ben Rockey 

CTS Motorsport - please contact Jon Curry

GRS - please contact Peter Godfrey

McMillan Motorsport - please contact Andy Adshead

LFP Motorsport - please contact Aaron Cave


In addition, GRS will have their Spares Shop open.

Andrew Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 17 August 2018 at 21:06Link

Anglesey Entry - please note that the discounted entry fee of £425 expires at mid-day on Wednesday 22nd August, after which the entry fee will be £465.

BARC Marshals Fund - the collection for providing kitchen facilities for the marshals at Thruxton stands at £540, and I'll be transferring this to BARC next week, so if you want to contribute and haven't yet done so, please do get in touch!

Mark Carter competitions@graduates.org.uk on 17 August 2018 at 17:29Link

Dave - watch this.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 16 August 2018 at 23:54Link

Good evening all,

Can anybody point me at some good video of Anglesey coastal circuit ?

Dave Morris dmscoob3@gmail.com on 16 August 2018 at 19:34Link

Anglesey - Final Instructions with Provisional Timetable plus Paddock Plan are here and tickets will be posted to drivers today. If you've yet to enter, please do so ASAP, to assist BARC NW with organisation.

Jon - I'm assuming that the big red 'E' on the Paddock Plan indicates electrical power. I'll produce a more detailed Paddock Plan showing locations for the larger teams a week before the event.

Classics - please note the revised grid / start procedure, which is as agreed by the drivers at the meeting held at Snetterton.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 15 August 2018 at 11:19Link

Morning all, anyone know if we will have power in the paddock areas that have been allocated to us at Anglesey?


Regards


Jon

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 15 August 2018 at 09:41Link

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