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Do we know if passengers are allowed on the Spa test day? Normal people, not instructors :-)

Neil neilsturgess@sky.com on 20 July 2018 at 19:21Link

Family room booked at the Travelodge in Holyhead for the Anglesey Meeting - 3 nights from 30th August - not now required.

Cost £167 - any offers - 07967706363

Peter Marsh peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 20 July 2018 at 09:42Link

Spa entries - you only have until the end of tomorrow (Friday 20th July) to enter Spa at the discounted rate.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 19 July 2018 at 10:40Link

Morning All,

I'm still on the hunt for drivers with a National B license that would like to participate in being a Safety Car driver at Snetterton on Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th August. I've received the preferred slots from a number of drivers, however still require a couple more in order to make the numbers work. And allow people to have a rest etc. You don't need to participate both days at all, just the times in which are suitable for you. Please e-mail me at the address below. Many thanks in advance. Mark

Mark Johnson safetycar@graduates.org.uk on 19 July 2018 at 08:23Link

In reply to Charles - 


Cheers, there will be 4 of us heading up, so we may need to pinch some spares off of someone else’s also. That’s is if you don’t have 4 spares ! 


Thank you very much ! 


I’ll be up on the Friday in the eve, so if you could cod get them to my mother and she can  run to the gate when I arrive.... Hopefully in one piece !! 

Brad Batch bradbatch98@gmail.com on 17 July 2018 at 18:51Link

In support of Neil’s suggestion on BI’s, a DIY approach would be a good option to add date and BI position (1st BI, 2nd BI..).

I’ve seen Blue Peter and can wield the double-sided sticky with the best of them!

Kevin kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 17 July 2018 at 13:13Link

BI ideas: would keeping the labels separate help ... DIY? Or Track names on the BIs, but date on a separate label? Just food for thought. I may be the only one that cares since I'm rubbish at qualifying!

Neil neilsturgess@sky.com on 17 July 2018 at 10:14Link

Thank you Charles, who has served as our Club Secretary and as the Club's Competitions Secretary.

If there are any further nominations for election to the Board at the AGM, please notify Roger (chairman@graduates.org.uk) as soon as possible, and in any event before Friday 27th July 2018,  to allow for circulation of names and short statements about each candidate.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 16 July 2018 at 11:48Link

At the Snetterton AGM I'm going to be standing down as Club Secretary and also as a Director of the club. I've been a Director for six years and think its time to go....and I need to focus on finding some more racing speed! I'm arranging Spa this year so will continue doing that but will revert to my personal email when posting.

It's been fun helping to run the club over the last six years and I'd like to give particular thanks to Roger who has led us all so well.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 16 July 2018 at 09:45Link

Spa timetable - things can change....but for planning purposes our free practice will be starting Friday morning so realistically you need to be in Spa by Thursday night. On Sunday, it’s reasonable to plan to be away from the circuit by 2pm. 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 16 July 2018 at 08:09Link

Hi. Is there any sort of provisional timetable for Spa? Need to book ferries soon ideally.

Thanks

Glenn

Glenn on 15 July 2018 at 23:06Link

Re BIs maybe we could have them dated for Spa this year?  As long as those who think they may be getting one can come/stay for prize giving or nominate someone to collect on their behalf.  Otherwise, I am  left with them and that really defeats the object of having them in the first place especially if they are dated!

Suzie Black suz1e@hotmail.com on 15 July 2018 at 15:59Link

Ooh yes please Charles.  At last someone else who is an Extra Small!  Please thank Emma x

Suzie Black suz1e@hotmail.com on 15 July 2018 at 15:55Link

Summer clear out - does anyone want a free Caterham Graduates coat with removable fleece inside; size extra small / XS. I can't see Emma wearing it again! Can bring to Snetterton.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 15 July 2018 at 15:38Link

Brad - you can have some of my spare tickets, not sure how many I will have free yet, but at least two or three. Will give them to Cath on Thursday/Friday.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 15 July 2018 at 15:37Link

Hiya, 


I don’t suppose there is anyone that wouldn’t mind giving me  4 spare tickets to the Anglesey meeting? 

I’m thinking of driving up and camping for the weekend. 


If so then please can you contact (text is probably best)  me on 07944264885, or get hold of my mother ... Cath from RockeyRacing. Probably best to get them to mum as she will be driving up on the Thursday, where as I will be up on the Friday- so she will be able to run to the gate with the tickets when i arrive. 

Cheers

Thank you muchly ! 

Brad Batchelor bradbatch98@gmail.com on 15 July 2018 at 11:45Link

Neil - the wastage with sized / dated Best Improver Awards became quite considerable last year, but we will review the situation.

Snetterton - the provisional timetable is here.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 14 July 2018 at 15:49Link

My apologies for the AGM - I can’t make Snett. Not sure if this would be an AGM topic or not but ... I really miss the best improver awards which were sized and dated. Any chance we could get them back again?

Neil neilsturgess@sky.com on 14 July 2018 at 11:01Link

Club AGM - the 2018 AGM will be held at Snetterton in the Club's awning at 5pm on Saturday 4th August, to be followed by a BBQ. Please follow the links to the Voting Agenda and Calling Notice, 2017 AGM Minutes and Proposed Changes to the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 14 July 2018 at 00:21Link

Snetterton travelodge has been taken.

JohnB on 12 July 2018 at 14:47Link

Samuel Wilson got his photograph in Autosport this week, with the caption 'Wilson claimed his first win of the season'. 

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 12 July 2018 at 14:06Link

Snetterton accommodation.


I have a family room booked in the Travelodge in the centre of Thetford (IP24 3AF) for Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th August which I will not be needing. Anyone interested please contact me, room cost me £101, open to offers.

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 12 July 2018 at 11:45Link

New lap records at Thruxton for Peter Mullineux (Sigmas) and Jon Curry (SigmaxVCT).

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 10 July 2018 at 09:12Link

Spa Entries - A reminder that the discounted rate ends on 20th July at which point we will also be confirming guest entries, so please get your entry in soon if you want to a) pay the reduced rate and b) be guaranteed a place ahead of guests. With our new booking system you can pay by credit card too if you want to! The booking system is here.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 10 July 2018 at 09:06Link

BARC Marshals Fund - thank you for the £260 in contributions. I didn't catch up with everyone in the paddock at Thruxton, but will continue the collection at Snetterton. If making a transfer is easier, please e-mail me for bank details.

Snetterton - is less than 4 weeks away, so please update your Race Schedules, and let me know if you have any special timetable requests as soon as possible!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 09 July 2018 at 09:46Link

Just wanted to thank the club for providing water and sweets in parc ferme it was a nice touch.  That and for sorting out moving my car when it was decided I needed to pay a visit to the medical centre.  My thanks to the medics who checked me over.  Think we also need to thank the Marshalls who must have been roasting in the conditions over the weekend!

Darreng on 08 July 2018 at 21:33Link

Photos from Saturday are here.  Good luck today!

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook dot com on 08 July 2018 at 10:41Link

Disaster averted! Grads TV broke but Roger and Andrew did Ann emergency run to PC World so we are up and running again. 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 07 July 2018 at 13:26Link

And that's why we love Roger! Well played everybody!!

Glenn glenn@viscomdesign.co.uk on 06 July 2018 at 10:57Link

Thruxton

Please bring some cash for the BARC Marshals Fund - I'll be going round the paddock with my clipboard!

Please don't forget to bring your own mug / glass for drinks. Did you know that you can offset your entire carbon footprint for the race weekend by not using paper / plastic cups?

The Club no longer has entertainment budget, as Roger has spent it all (at IKEA?) on new speakers for the TV in our awning, 'so we can watch England lose to Sweden'.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 05 July 2018 at 22:57Link

Hi Gareth C

Could you e-mail me at the below address so i can send you the safety car details for the 2CV Race in August?


Anyone else who would be interested in being a safety car driver, please also e-mail the same address.

Many Thanks

Mark

Mark Johnson safetycar@graduates.org.uk on 05 July 2018 at 16:31Link

Call David Wheadon at BARC tomorrow. 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 04 July 2018 at 20:59Link

Evening all


Realised earlier that I had yet to pay for my entry for Thruxton!  Logged onto the BARC site, entry is there but clicking on the payment buttone just gives me a load of this:


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Any advice?


Jon

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 04 July 2018 at 20:51Link

The Caterham rollcage manufacturer has submitted details of the Caterham rollcage for MSA approval.  Caterham rollcages are covered by an MSA ROPS (rollcage) certificate.  You should find a sticker on the rollcage stating that the rollcage is MSA certified.  If this sticker is missing, possibly due to having the cage repainted, then this would not normally be a problem as scrutineers will recognise that the cage looks identical to others that do carry the sticker.  It is possible to obtain a copy of the MSA certificate and this can be used to verify that a roll cage meets the certified design.

Nick Haryett haryetnj@airproducts.com on 04 July 2018 at 14:01Link

Anyone else seen the latest regulation change that's been sent by the MSA?

Specifically - (K) Competitors: Safety Date of implementation: immediate 1.3.2. Mounting of ROPS to the Bodyshell. Along with - 1.3.3. Backstays

I could well have misunderstood this. But I'm not sure how Caterham are going to be compliant with this...

Link Here


Mark Johnson mark.jj@ntlworld.com on 04 July 2018 at 11:45Link

'they pulled my helmet on and off about half a dozen times (whilst I played unconscious)'

Are there no depth of depravity that you wont sink to? Its a reputation well deserved that you have Bish! Even the Marshalls aren't safe!

Toby on 04 July 2018 at 08:46Link

My last race started at 17:30 on Sunday at Brands GP. By 17:36 I was stuck in the gravel trap at Westfield and then the marshals thought it would be a great idea to use me and my car for marshal training and they pulled my helmet on and off about half a dozen times (whilst I played unconscious) before releasing me to return to the pits in my gravel skip. Everyone else had gone by then and I had an easy drive home, arriving by 8.00pm. Loved every minute! :-) 

Bish on 03 July 2018 at 16:59Link

Wow, what have I been missing whilst immersed in historic land!! ? 

Bish on 03 July 2018 at 16:34Link

Is starting a race at 3:05 considered a hardship?

Imagine how much bitching must be going on on the Truck Racing forum then - those guys don't get to race until 6:00! No Practice for them either!

Toby on 03 July 2018 at 08:42Link

Totally agree with Roger. Classics have a far higher ratio of the drivers doing every meeting. And unless i am mistaken everyone pays the same entry fees and gets the same track time. So how one can contribute more in money terms than someone else is beyond me

Stu Stupot219@hotmail.co.uk on 03 July 2018 at 07:45Link

Please can we avoid personal abuse. I don't want to have to start removing posts but I will if that sort of thing continues.

8 SigMax drivers have competed in all the rounds this year. 7 Classics and 7 Megas have done the same. So is hardly fair to dismiss those classes as 'contributing less' and therefore deserving worse treatment than SigMax. I'd say that over the years Classics in particular have contributed more to the club than pretty much anyone else. Yes, we're keen to encourage new drivers, but we certainly don't want to lose existing ones either.

If you think we should be a 2-tier club with preferential treatment for one set of drivers, stand for the board at the next AGM and make that case.

Roger on 02 July 2018 at 23:57Link

SigMax raced before Mega / Sigma / Classic at Castle Combe, so the order is reversed for Thruxton.

If anyone has a requirement to race at a particular time, we need to be told well in advance, rather than on the day that the race programme was sent to the printers.

Version 1 of the Thruxton Timetable was posted by BARC on 15th May, and showed SigMax racing at 3pm on Sunday, so any conflict could have been flagged up at some time in the last 11 weeks!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 02 July 2018 at 19:25Link

That has made things very clear, thank you Spencer. No more to be said. I think I’ll now recover and have a relaxing re-read of the Supplementary Regulations.

Peter Tattersall on 02 July 2018 at 19:11Link

Peter, Pete, Petey, Peterpops, seeing how you have not only rattled the cage but covered your hand in meat-sauce and put it inside, I'll bite...


I am neither arrogant nor ignorant. Am I miffed at not having some free practice at a circuit where Fergus had a massive off? Of course

https://youtu.be/MrY-6EpiABE

 


Am I even more miffed at the fact that timing for the race on Sunday is just plain daft (for me) and means I will probably miss out? Hell yeah.


But I am also baffled at your post. (Does that mean I am maffled or biffled overall?)


Maybe it's all that running round you do. In this heat you are probably suffering from mild de-hydration. My comments were actually angled towards BARC not this club, so I don't get it PT.


Maybe its the commercial, capitalist in me, but no, I am not convinced that every entrant should be treated the same. Those who pay/contribute the most should be treated better. 

Just imagine a club where most of the members had a certain type of, lets say, bike. Other members had much older bikes. They were quaint, slow and unreliable. But the club, in some old-fashioned, respectful, possibly nostalgic, way treated everyone the same way, despite the dwindling numbers of the older bikes. To make matters even worse, there were even newer bikes just on the horizon.


Wouldn't you say that pandering to old-tech was a recipe for commercial disaster? Theoretically, of course.



Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 02 July 2018 at 17:11Link

I have some issues with the missing practice which I will be speaking to board members to over the weekend. There is no point stating them on here when I might be incorrect, or other club members may be wound up one way or another. When I am wound up enough to write on here, I at least try to justify myself within the post.

Regarding Mr Fortag's comments; as it is clear what letters the @@ are hiding, the post is unacceptable. I find it hard to believe how much arrogance and ignorance can fill one line. Why should his group be treated any more importantly than any other? Assuming for the moment that the MGOC only have 15 entrants, should that relegate them to the back of the timetable every time? Is that why they are there now? Nonsense; every individual entrant should be treated as equally as possible and in that, at least, the BARC cannot be criticised. (As an unimportant aside, our two groups currently differ in size by a solitary car).

May I suggest that Mr Fortag stands for election at the next AGM? Or at least contribute towards the smoother running of the club in a way that so many others have?

Peter Tattersall on 02 July 2018 at 13:57Link

No practice AND a 3pm race on Sunday?! Thanks a lot F@@Kton

Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 02 July 2018 at 12:45Link

No Mark, I'm bringing the book to Thruxton for the first person to claim it. I included the review (I don't write many) in order to discourage all but the most hardy.

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 01 July 2018 at 17:17Link

Peter - is there a link available?

Actually, I think you may have posted on the wrong forum, try this book review forum 

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 01 July 2018 at 16:47Link

I've just published the following book review on Amazon:

I have just written a good review of a Ben Kane book, and so do not feel guilty about writing this.


The moment I opened the pages, I should have known what was to come, for line spacing of 1.5 (or what ever it is called) is a sign of padding the contents in order to make a full book. I gave up after 75 of them, fed up of the stating-the-obvious while looking down upon the reader. In those two opening chapters I had learnt nothing and was just wasting my time.


I am a bit sad, in that I keep all of my books and have an impressive collection which I adore. This book does not deserve to be amongst them. I just hope the charity shops don’t turn me away, having already been inundated with such donations.


I was going to write more but, frankly, it didn't deserve my efforts.


Like all good book reviews, I have a free copy for anyone brave enough to prove me wrong. I'll bring the thing along to Thruxton.

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 01 July 2018 at 12:42Link

Thank you; I don't know how I missed that. I've now completed my race pack.

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 01 July 2018 at 12:38Link

Peter - if you scroll down to yesterday's message from Roger, which is highlighted in bold, red text, you'll find a link to the BARC events page for Thruxton, and a separate link for the timetable.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 30 June 2018 at 17:29Link

Is there a link available for Thruxton? Namely, Timetable; Final Instructions; Supplementary Regulations; anything else.

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 30 June 2018 at 16:11Link

CATERING at THRUXTON.

It looks like Summer is here! Taking the warm weather into consideration we will be providing a full buffet, similar to last year, for the next two race meetings.

Drivers - you are entitled to two wristbands but you need to notify me by Thursday 5th if you have any extra guests that you would like to be included for lunch.They will need to come and purchase their wristband before lunchtime and I will l be distributing the food wristbands to the drivers before the 10.30 briefing on Saturday.

Members - if you are attending but not racing and would like lunch please let me know in advance and remember you still need to collect a wristband too. 

To avoid queues there will be a staggered lunch time, so please keep an eye on the notice board in the Hospitality Awning for details. 

Cath and I look forward to seeing you all next weekend

Gail 


Gail Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 29 June 2018 at 17:53Link

Thruxton - I'll be holding a collection at Thruxton for the BARC Marshals, who would like a water supply and hot water boiler installed in the now redundant marshal sign on room next to the scrutineering bay, so that they can fill up their flasks before going to their post. The marshals are the lifeblood of motor racing, and this will be of permanent benefit to them, so please remember to bring some cash with you to Thruxton!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 29 June 2018 at 16:09Link

Thruxton
The timetable for Thruxton on the BARC website is now final.

This means, regretfully, that there is no free practice. Although we were originally promised free practice for the event, this seems to have been defeated by the number of events on the timetable.

There was an option to squeeze all of the qualifying into a single session and use the spare time for free practice, but given the nature of the circuit this was not considered wise.

For anyone who has not been to Thruxton before, don't be too worried. It's probably the easiest circuit in the country to learn - just two braking points and - arguably - three corners. With 20 minutes of qualifying you should get around 13 laps which ought to be plenty to get the hang of it.

Briefings:

There will be a briefingfor all drivers, at 10:30, to be held in the Grads' awning.
Any new drivers will also need to attend one of the New Drivers' Briefings, as detailed in the final instructions

(Note: an earlier version of this note said there were two briefings, one at 9:00, but on the current timetable the first group is qualifying at 9, so that doesn't work).

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 29 June 2018 at 14:43Link

Roger, you could put my name down for a Safety Drive.

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 26 June 2018 at 12:36Link

FREE drive in a 24 hour race!

Small catch, it's a 24 hour 2CV race, and you'll be driving the Safety Car, as and when necessary. Said race is on the 18th and 19th of August.

Richard Ormison posted a nice summary of the duties here

If you're interested, let me know.

BARC are also looking for safety drivers for our Snett meeting on 4th/5th August. A certain Paul Hagen has already volunteered, but further volunteers would be welcomed.

Safety drivers must have a full (not novice) race licence and would normally bring their own helmet, but full race gear is not necessary.

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 26 June 2018 at 12:06Link

Thanks Charles

Tony Barson on 26 June 2018 at 07:38Link

Tony - Toby Briant has done this recently so would be best to talk to him or Ben at Rockey Racing. 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 25 June 2018 at 13:29Link

Has anyone already called Polley to see which day they'll be onsite? As there is no Friday testing, would i be right in assuming it'll be Saturday? If nobody has called, i'll give him a call.

Mark Markdotjjatme.com on 25 June 2018 at 13:21Link

Hi All, hope you are enjoying the season. Just wondered if anyone knows ball park figure for converting a Super engine to Mega spec ? I’m not really too bothered about gearbox at this stage. You never know I might just race it again one day :-) Thanks Tony

Tony Barson tony_barson@yahoo.co.uk on 24 June 2018 at 10:16Link

Thruxton - please note that the discounted entry fee of £425 is only available until mid-day on Wednesday 27th June, after then it will cost £465.

Also, if the 14 undecided drivers are able to update their Race Schedule to 'Definitely' or 'Definitely Not' racing, we'll know whether Free Practice is going to be a possibility.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 22 June 2018 at 05:24Link

Congratulations to Mark Gibson who was the first to sign up for Spa. (Kim Rayment and I signed up before him, but we both jumped the start so were disqualified!)

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 21 June 2018 at 19:15Link

Entry for our Spa races are now open via the CGRC Event Entry System

  • The entry fee is 695 if you enter before 20th July, or 745 afterwards, which covers 2.5 hours of track time - 2 x 30 minute practice sessions, 30 minute qualifying, and 2 x 30 minute races.

  • All classes will race together. There are 65 places on the grid

  • Priority will be given to racing members of the CGRC up until 20th July (i.e. the end of the discount period). After the 20th July we will also be opening up the event to guest racers and that could mean that you do not get a confirmed place if you leave it too late. So if you want to enter, please do so before 20th July.

  • After the 65 places are filled there will be up to 13 reserve places available.

For newcomers, note that you must have a "National A" licence to race at Spa. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have obtained the necessary signatures and upgraded your licence prior to the event.

Note that entries should be considered non-refundable; refunds will only be given in exceptional circumstances.

If you don't manage to get a full place and you end up as a reserve, don't despair. In the past, all of our reserves have always got to race. Several people always drop out for one reason or another in the weeks before the event. There are, of course, no guarantees - but it's more than likely you will get to race.


Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 21 June 2018 at 07:11Link

Anyone requiring tyres at Thruxton please let me know what you need and when you would like them fitting


Thanks Steve

Steve Polley spolley@btconnect.com on 20 June 2018 at 15:05Link

Within the next couple of days Chris....

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 18 June 2018 at 14:10Link

Any news on when entries for Spa will open?

ChrisB on 18 June 2018 at 12:40Link

As always, it would be helpful if people could update their race schedules for Thruxton.......

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 14 June 2018 at 15:52Link

Thruxton - we have the opportunity to have Free Practice for everyone at 09:50 and Qualifying for everyone at 11:20 on the Saturday morning if the total number of entries is less than 51. At present, 42 are racing according to their Race Schedules and 29 have actually entered on the BARC website. We'll still have separate races for Mega / Sigma / Classic and SigMax / SigMax VCT.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 14 June 2018 at 11:31Link

Any updates as to whether Free Practice will be available at Thruxton? I know Mark C was going to re-enquire with the circuit to confirm? Thanks

Mark J mark.jjatme.com on 14 June 2018 at 11:25Link

So it's not only Silverstone who can't get the chequered flag waved on the correct lap then....!

MarcN on 12 June 2018 at 19:16Link

Thanks Charles,


Andy

Andy Yeomans Andy.yeomans2@btinternet.com on 10 June 2018 at 16:08Link

Kevin - I contacted BARC Competitions, as I too was expecting us to have free practice at Thruxton, but it is not available.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 05 June 2018 at 17:12Link

Looking ahead to Thruxton, the Grads calendar implies there will be free practice on Saturday but the timetable on BARC's website doesn't include any time for practice.

Is there free practice on Saturday?

BARC timetable here: https://barc.blob.core.windows.net/barcnet/2018-hq15-th-v1-p-akaz8.pdf

Kevin Barrett KevinBarrett@Live.co.uk on 05 June 2018 at 16:19Link

I just wanted to post a quick "Thank You !" to those that helped me with the MotoFest stand in Coventry. It was a great two days, where we were able to get the clubs name out there to a slightly wider audience.

Thanks again to Sam Wilson, Harry Cramer, Peter Marsh, Neil Sturgess & Chris Rome.



Mark J motofest@graduates.org.uk on 04 June 2018 at 09:18Link

As far as I know, the Mega flywheel is the standard Rover 1.6 item.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 03 June 2018 at 14:07Link

Can anyone tell me the type and specification (ie weight) of the flywheel in a K-Series MegaGrad please.

I have a MegaGrad car (although I race it in CSCC Mag7s) and am just thinking out loud about fitting an LSD and lighter flywheel at the moment.  I know this means that the car wont then be eligible for Graduates in the future, and I have to weigh us the cost/ benefits of a change, with that also in mind.  Cheers, Andy

Andy Yeomans andy.yeomans2@btinternet.com on 31 May 2018 at 10:13Link

Castle Combe photos are here.  

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook dot com on 30 May 2018 at 13:17Link

Lost and Found - I'm pleased to report that the owner of the black underpanties I found in the paddock has been traced!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 29 May 2018 at 14:32Link

Sorry, Graham's Castle Combe lap record wasn't beaten, I've put it back.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 29 May 2018 at 11:20Link

Lap records updates, congratulations to Matt Willoughby (Classics) and Declan Dolan (Megas).


I'm also hoping to add a Sigmax VCT and Sigma VCT lap record category as well, mainly so that Jon Curry can hold all the Sigmax VCT records :-)

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 29 May 2018 at 10:41Link

Trying to find a resolution to the problem of knowing whether our in car cameras are actually running when on circuit.

Anybody know of an independent camera that could be hard wired into the 12V system with a dashboard switch so we then know its running?

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 29 May 2018 at 10:16Link

Good Morning All, 

I hope you all had a safe journey back and have recovered from the warm and exhausting day yesterday.

As mentioned at the end of our presentations, I'm appealing for volunteers to come forward to help man/women the trade stand. For both days (2nd and 3rd June) at Motofest, located in the heart of Coventry. Ideally from several classes where possible and those with years of experience racing in the club to help answer the publics questions, to which I'm not an expert in all classes.

Timings relating to the trade stands are 09:00 - 17:00 however I'll be getting there early on Saturday 2nd June to setup.

Those interested should e-mail me or call / message me on 07857804900 where I'll be able to provide any assistance, answer any questions, and let you know where the trade stand will be. Along with issuing you with a ticket for entry.

It's sure to be an action packed two days !

Many Thanks

Mark J motofest@graduates.org.uk on 29 May 2018 at 08:27Link

Just wanted to tthank Andrew & Kate Outterside and the club for the generous offer of tickets and also offering to  allow the children associated with Julia’s House Hospice to have pictures with the cars.  I know at least one family attended and they had two tired but happy children.

Darreng on 28 May 2018 at 20:38Link

For anyone who hasn't been to Castle Combe recently, the infield now houses a 55-acre solar farm. On the environmental theme, please don't forget to bring your own mug for tea / coffee!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 25 May 2018 at 09:13Link

Here are answers to questions that I sent to Castle Combe:

The Tavern will be open for food and refreshments on Sunday.

Staying overnight after the racing:The paddock area opposite the Strawford Centre (where the CGRC Awning etc is) is being used on Tuesday, anywhere else will be fine.

Close by food: Probably the best place is  in Castle Combe Village – about 10-15 minute walk. Go out of Camp Corner gate, there is a footpath/ bridle way to cut through into the village or you can go around the road if you prefer. 

Unfortunately no Wi-Fi on site at present.

Peter Tattersall cgrc @TrackTeach.com on 24 May 2018 at 19:53Link

Thank you for your cooperation in updating your Race Schedule for Castle Combe and entering promptly. We have 52 entries, and tickets, paddock passes, the paddock plan, timetable, final instructions and a briefing note were all issued a week before the event - well done to Andrew for that.

Next event to arrange is Spa, and the entry fee will be fixed within the next week based on the number of 'definite' entries. I've e-mailed all the undecided drivers requesting that they change their Race Schedule to 'definitely' or 'definitely not' racing at Spa, based upon their current thoughts. Anything other than 'definitely' or 'definitely not' racing isn't useful information at this stage ...

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 22 May 2018 at 20:26Link

Merlin Motorsport at Castle Combe are Lifeline service agents if anyone needs their extinguisher serviced, although I suggest you call them in advance - timing could be difficult!

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 22 May 2018 at 20:04Link

Unfortunately the new recipient of the room felt that the cost of the long front was a little OTT so went for the cheaper option :-(

Car going to GRS next week for strip down and full assessment.

JohnB on 22 May 2018 at 15:34Link

And a long front secured John?

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 22 May 2018 at 14:24Link

Rooms now gone.

JohnB on 22 May 2018 at 11:46Link

Hi All,


I will not be at Combe due to accident damage from Silverstone. I have a room at the Premier Inn booked in my name, so if anyone if looking for a cheap room (I paid a massive £35.50) contact me. Yours for the aforementioned £35 or a Caterham long front chassis - choice is yours

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 22 May 2018 at 11:24Link

Peter - you'll find the answers to 3 of your 5 questions here.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 21 May 2018 at 23:04Link

Peter - I suggest you speak to Jo Lewkowicz, who is the Castle Combe Racing Club Club Co-ordinator and is Secretary of the Meeting on Monday - the circuit number is 01249 782417.


Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 21 May 2018 at 22:09Link

I suggest also reading the Supplementary Regulations. They hold a few useful snippets.


http://www.ccracingclub.co.uk/assets/downloadable-content/SRs-Late-May-DRAFT.pdf

Peter Tattersall cgrc @TrackTeach.com on 21 May 2018 at 21:32Link

A few questions regarding Castle Combe:

  1. Can I stay overnight after the racing (I'm estimating a 4.5 hour drive).
  2. Will there be proper food available at The Tavern, on Sunday evening?
  3. If (1) is a yes, is there anywhere within walking distance for food on Monday evening?
  4. Will wi-fi be available?
  5. Is there a more appropriate e-mail where I can send these (and probably other) questions?

Thanks.

Peter Tattersall cgrc @TrackTeach.com on 21 May 2018 at 21:14Link

CASTLE COMBE - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28 MAY

52 entries for Castle Combe - all have been emailed a Briefing Note along with the Final Instructions, Timetable and Paddock Plan.

A link to the documents is here - https://www.graduates.org.uk/docs/2018521_CGRC_Castle_Combe_Notes.pdf

If there are any queries please contact me before race day or Kate on race day.


Andrew


Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 21 May 2018 at 20:54Link

Hey gang, anyone testing on Thursday who would like to share their car/sessions?

Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 21 May 2018 at 15:31Link

Castle Combe - Bank Holiday Monday 28 May

Tickets have been posted this morning to the current entrants. 

Final Instructions, paddock plan, timetable and a Club briefing note will be emailed to all entrants early next week.

Any queries please email me on commercial@graduates.org.uk 

Andrew

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 19 May 2018 at 11:43Link

CATERING AT CASTLE COMBE.

This a reminder to everyone that would like to be included for lunch at the weekend. You must all come and collect your food wristbands from the Hospitality Awning on Monday morning.


DRIVERS - You are entitled to two wristbands but you need to notify me, in advance of any extra guests that you would like to be included for lunch.They will need to come and purchase a food wristband on Monday morning. 

MEMBERS - if you are attending, but are not racing, you are entitled to lunch but also need to advise me in advance that you are coming and if you are bringing any guests with you.

I need this information so that I can cater accordingly. As with drivers you will require wristbands for your self and any guests and can collect them on Monday morning.

You can let me know by email - gail@rockeycaing.com or text me 07960159979

I thank you in advance for your co operation.

See you all at the weekend.


Gail Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 19 May 2018 at 11:30Link

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