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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

Would be great if the last few Castle Combe entries could be done this weekend so we can finalise numbers and tickets. Enter here

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 19 May 2018 at 10:47Link

Not from Silverstone, but found this little clip of a very near miss with Simon Griffiths in the Mega Grad race at Cadwell https://vimeo.com/270705551 

Toby on 18 May 2018 at 17:04Link

Castle Combe - thanks to everyone who has responded and booked / updated their Race Schedules. If you haven't yet, please do so ASAP.

Don't forget, we also need Race Schedules updated for Spa, and every definite entry reduces the cost of entry for everyone!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 17 May 2018 at 17:53Link

Hi All, If anybody has any 5-10 seconds clips of exciting footage from Silverstone please can you send them to my email below for a mini video. Anything from accidents, double overtakes, close calls or flying starts. Cheers 

Jamie Winrow jamie.winrow@hotmail.com on 15 May 2018 at 21:13Link

Although there was talk of lap records being smashed due the resurface, only two were narrowly broken, Harry Cramer in Sigmax and Declan in Megas.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 15 May 2018 at 21:11Link

Just a word of warning for Combe, its can be a struggle to get Super Unleaded fuel locally, so it might be worth bringing sufficient fuel stock with you.  Also if any of you are planning to visit Chippenham town for a meal etc, it will be busy as it's Chippenham folk festival and the place will be heaving!

DarrenG on 15 May 2018 at 12:16Link

Mark J, I just called the circuit and there is access to the paddock Sunday and there will be security on the gate all night.


MarcN on 15 May 2018 at 12:07Link

We're planning to be there with the motorhome from Saturday evening if that's allowed?  It looks like there is a Club Lotus trackday on the Saturday but no circuit activities on Sunday.

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 15 May 2018 at 11:43Link

Does anyone know if we'll be able to leave our trailers / cars etc at Castle Combe on the Sunday afternoon / night ? 

Got the hotel booked nearby the night before you see and I seem to recall there wasn't a huge amount of parking at Premier Inn Chippenham. Thanks in advance

Mark J on 15 May 2018 at 11:27Link

Photos from Silverstone are here.  Hopefully see you at Combe.

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook dot com on 15 May 2018 at 08:59Link

Castle Combe



Hope everyone had a great time at Silverstone.  With just a couple of weeks gap, it's time to get ready for Combe.

The booking system is here: https://bookwhen.com/cgrc
Although the booking system doesn't close until next Thursday, please don't leave it that late. We need to allocate grids, and we need to send out tickets.

Tickets will be posted out early next week, so if you haven't got your entry in by the weekend you may need to collect tickets at the circuit.

If, for any reason, you've decided not to race at Combe, please make sure your race schedule reflects that so we don't have to chase you up for your entry. Also if you're one of the 'undecideds', please fix that ASAP.

The provisional timetable for the day is in the 'Comp Info' section of the website, direct link: https://www.graduates.org.uk/docs/2018514_CombeProvTimetable.pdf
We don't yet know which classes will constitute groups 1 and 2.

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk or roger.ford at gmail.com on 14 May 2018 at 21:02Link

A couple of photo galleries from both Silverstone races HERE

If your car isn't featured, I may well have a photo on my PC.

Great racing. Cheers.

Chris chrisdicken@outlook.com on 14 May 2018 at 19:41Link

Lost & Found - Pump

I picked up a hand air pump in Garage block 5 on Sunday afternoon, Samuel and I were the last away from the garage and spotted it as we left, at that stage in the day we assumed it had been forgotten. So, if you have lost a pump in Garage 5 at Silverstone please give me a call. Simon Wilson 01376-342149.  




Simon Wilson simonwilson911@aol.co.uk on 14 May 2018 at 18:40Link

Race Schedules - thanks for your help with Silverstone. Next, could all drivers please update their Race Schedules to 'Definitely' or 'Definitely Not' for Castle Combe and Spa. We need to make some decisions for Spa by the end of the month, meanwhile Castle Combe is just 2 weeks today and we need to do all the race admin ourselves.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 14 May 2018 at 17:34Link

No worries Mark, it happens.  I did spend a while in the med centre, but only because the staff were all so delighted to see me again - it had been hours since my last visit so we had a lot to catch up on :-D

Michael Downing michael-at-michaeldowning.me.uk on 14 May 2018 at 13:30Link

And a huge thanks to Simon Longman for the loan of the car (and delivery services), to UPCE for trying to bring a dead car back to life, to Kate and Andrew for helping with regulation negotiation, to Suzie and Roger for signature gathering and to all 51 drivers for allowing me to race in a swapped car.  Very very lucky to have got to race - a fantastic example of how great the spirit of the club is.  And a final sorry to Simon for the car damage - though he did say after race 1 when my times were slower than practice, that I "needed to treat the car a bit rougher".  As someone once said of Caterham racing - "To break one car over a weekend can be regarded as misfortune, to break two looks like carelessness...". Hope to see you all later in the year.  Mark.

Mark H on 14 May 2018 at 10:49Link

Michael - I have to put my hand up for the Mega spin at Village at the end of Race 2 - sorry for your car damage and glad to hear you are ok - you were still in the Medical Centre when I came to leave late afternoon. Hope you are out again soon.  Mark.

Mark H on 14 May 2018 at 10:37Link

Good to be back out on track at SIlverstone.  Thank you for everybody's warm wishes following my recent marriage to Genni, which brings me to another subject.

Many wont know but Genni works  for children's hospice called Julia's House which covers Wiltshire and Dorset, providing support, respite care etc for families with long term and terminally sick children.  In passing it got mentioned that I would be racing at Combe this year and somebody thought it might be nice if one or two of the families might be able to attend, so I'm hoping I might be able to obtain some spare tickets from some of you.  If anybody has any spare tickets for Combe that would be willing to send on then please contact me on the email provided.


Cheers 

DarrenG dgrainger1@tinyworld.co.uk on 14 May 2018 at 09:31Link

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for a great weekend's racing.  Yes, I know, it could have gone more smoothly for me, but race 2 had 28 minutes of brilliant dicing with many different Sigmaxes and Megas.  I will enjoy watching it again on video, even if I do flinch a bit at the end!  Thanks also for the support that came from so many quarters, it really is appreciated. 

I do hope whichever Mega it was that span at Village in race 2 is OK - best wishes and no hard feelings.  And Chris - was so glad to see you back on the grid after race 1!

Michael Downing michael-at-michaeldowning.me.uk on 13 May 2018 at 22:01Link

A couple of 500mm x 40mm x 5mm aluminium strips like these bolted under the floor should meet regulation K2.2 (Tillet seat mounting) : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-Flat-Bar-Plate-widths-from-40mm-to-50mm-many-thicknesses-and-lengths-/151080253354

Graeme Smith on 12 May 2018 at 21:30Link

Car pass disaster looks to be averted thanks to Mark C and Barry. 

Charles secretary@charleselliott.co.uk on 10 May 2018 at 21:35Link

For Friday at Silverstone - beverages will be available in Garage 3C.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 10 May 2018 at 19:41Link

Does anyone have a car pass for Silverstone they don’t need? I’ve left mine at home! Give me a call on 07803 015246 if you can help please!

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 10 May 2018 at 17:00Link

Silverstone - the Garage Plan is here. We have 52 cars in 7 garages, so need to manage the area outside. We can't stop anyone parking their motorhome, caravan, car or trailer immediately behind the garages, but please don't, and instead use the area behind the Diner, or the parking area in front of the Diner.

McMillan Motorsport would like to park their truck behind Garage 5C, UPEM behind Garage 4C and crucially, Rockey Racing would like to park behind 4B and erect the catering awning behind Garage 4A. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 09 May 2018 at 20:34Link

Evening everyone

Just a quick reminder that, Barry Groves, the Yorkshire Wine Rascal will be with us on Sunday at Silverstone.  We still have the 'Oulton 12' available and we'll have stock so people can take a case away with them.

We'll also have a new offer for you all in the form of the Silverstone Sparkle!  As the name suggests this is a mixed case of sparkling whites, perfect for a summer evening!

Keep an eye out on the Yorkshire Wine Rascal facebook page for more details.

See you all at Silverstone ;-) 

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 08 May 2018 at 21:56Link

The new booking system (for Castle Combe) seems to be working well, it should be OK across all operating systems, browsers and phones / tablets, as well as accepting a full range of cards, including American Express. If you do have any issues, or if it works well, please let me know as we will use it more going forwards if successful.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 08 May 2018 at 20:40Link

Silverstone - Final Instructions are here. We have garages 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 5A, 5B and 5C, which should provide sufficient room. A Garage Plan will be available tomorrow after entries are closed.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 08 May 2018 at 12:29Link

Cadwell results - note that there was a disqualification in race 2 which is not currently reflected in the tables. I will correct it as part of the Silverstone results, but just so that people are not surprised if they get one more point.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 08 May 2018 at 09:50Link

CATERING AT SILVERSTONE

Please can you let me know if you have any guests coming at the weekend that you would like to be included for lunch. I need to know numbers in advance so that I can cater accordingly.

Many thanks

Gail

Gail Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 08 May 2018 at 08:14Link

Silverstone - the revised Timetable is here

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 05 May 2018 at 11:09Link

***** Work stops play *****

I now cannot test on Friday at silverstone.  I have booked a shared test session with Charles Elliott.  i.e. we split each 40 minute session into two so that each driver had 20 minutes for each of the three sessions.....

£195 cost.  If interested in some efficient testing next Friday please let me know.

Regards

Barry

Barry White yc07vom at gmail dot com on 04 May 2018 at 16:43Link

Castle Combe 28th May - New entry system

Castle Combe entries will be taken by the club (not the BARC online entry process) using a new system. You can find it via the Members -> CGRC Entry System link from the website as before, or via this direct link: https://bookwhen.com/cgrc

The new system will accept credit cards or debit cards (and is significantly cheaper for the club than the previous WorldPay system).

Entries cost £430 for members bookings before 24th May. That INCLUDES free practice, along with qualifying, one 20 minute race and one 25 minute race.

For those few members who have already booked via BARC, we will arrange a transfer of entries.

Ideally we'd like everyone to book ASAP. But if you're not able to book straight away, please do make sure your race schedule is up to date.

Guests should use the direct link above to access the booking system, where they will be asked to contact Andrew to confirm details and be allocated a race number.

Many thanks to Charles for setting the new system up. Contact him if you have any issues.

Roger

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 04 May 2018 at 13:09Link

Kevin - we're hoping for an updated timetable tomorrow, when Ian Watson is back in the office at BARC. Saturday should remain the same, just with the two sessions being changed to free practice and qualifying. Sunday should be rescheduled to give us 2 x 30 minute races, which has meant BARC liaising with all the other clubs to agree a revised timetable ...

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 02 May 2018 at 13:34Link

Any sign of the updated timetable for Silverstone? Would be helpful in planning travel and accommodation.


Thx

Kevin Barrett kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 02 May 2018 at 13:03Link

Entries for MotoFest Sprint event is open now at the link Here

Class would be - Modified Specialist Production Cars (MSA Regulation S12)

SubClass would be -  3F Modified Kit, Replica & Space Framed Cars up to 1700cc (Car Derived Engines)

I've managed to enter for Saturday for those who'd like to sprint against me.

Mark Johnson on 30 April 2018 at 22:19Link

Silverstone - please note that the BARC early booking discount of £40 for race entries expires at midday on Wednesday 2nd May.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 30 April 2018 at 18:41Link

try this link  

Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 30 April 2018 at 11:19Link

https://youtu.be/3AaLLUteyig

Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 30 April 2018 at 11:18Link

Thanks Charles :)

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 27 April 2018 at 18:40Link

The one improved lap record - in Classics - now updated for Cadwell Park.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 27 April 2018 at 16:00Link

Hi, just wanted to say thanks to Roger, Mark and the club for getting us all onto one grid at Silverstone. 2 x 30 minute races, on the full GP circuit at Silverstone in the Spring / Summer, also with the option of a practice session is a really good offering, all credit to the club. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@aplhealth.com on 27 April 2018 at 10:59Link

Good Morning All,

Many of you are probably curious about the MotoFest event happening on the 2nd and 3rd June.

I'm pleased to say that I've had confirmation from MotoFest organisers that should you wish to take part in the "Sprint" event on closed UK Streets in Coventry that entries will officially go on sale at 09:00 on 1st May 2018.

Regulations can be found Here along with a link to the entry system via BARC Midlands.

It's worth pointing out that there will be 2x practice runs, and 2x timed runs, priced at £125. Should you want to enter both days, you can.

It's unclear which "Class" we'll be entering into, however, I've asked them to supply suggestions to me based on our class structure. If anyone here is able to figure it out though, please let me know.

Alongside the Sprint runs "which are not linked to our championship points" we'll be having a Caterham Graduates / Torque Motorsport stand at the event, anyone whom would like to have their car shown as a static display or would like to help man/women the stand, please let me know.

Finally... there's also the opportunity to take part in the "Demonstration" runs where you'll be able to do as many burnouts/drifts/donuts as you like in front of 1000's of people lining the streets. Anyone who'd like to take part in this, please let me know. (What better way to get rid of those old stacks of tyres in your garage/garden)

Mark Johnson motofest@graduates.org.uk on 27 April 2018 at 10:59Link

Toby - I did manage to book yesterday, and it wasn't easy to find. After logging in, I went to the 'Book' tab and eventually worked out how to enter, but I couldn't give instructions!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 27 April 2018 at 10:45Link

I cant seem to find how to sign up for the Silverstone practice session on the BARC sit. Has anyone else worked out how to do it?

Toby on 27 April 2018 at 10:24Link

The Premier Inn at Bangor seems fully booked for our visit to Anglesey (Fri 31 Aug & Sat 01 Sep).  If anyone has already booked for those nights but cannot go for any reason please could you let me know.  Many thanks.

Suzie Black suz1e@hotmail.com on 26 April 2018 at 19:33Link

Silverstone Free Practice - Just to confirm, this is 20 minutes, not 30 minutes, as incorrectly stated on the e-mail from BARC Competitions, and is for Caterham Graduates only.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 26 April 2018 at 15:55Link

Silverstone - we will have one grid, with 20 minutes qualifying on Saturday, and 2 x 30 minute races on Sunday. There is also 20 minutes of optional free practice on the Saturday morning, which can be booked separately for £50 through the BARC Competitor Entry System.

This will all be shown on Version 3 of the Timetable, which is currently being finalised.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 26 April 2018 at 12:26Link

If you don't want to pay for a full day's test session at Silverstone on the 11th May, we have a morning session available. 45 minute session @ £145 (split 3 ways including additional driver charge). Let me know if interested.

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 23 April 2018 at 16:31Link

Club Charity 

For 2017, we set ourselves the target of raising £2,017 for the Air Ambulance Service, and after recent donations, have collected £1,800 with a further £235 in Gift aid, so a huge thanks to everyone who contributed.

For 2018, we are supporting the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Service that serves Cadwell Park. Each mission costs approximately £2,500 and that is our fundraising target. The link to donate is always at the bottom right of this forum page.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 22 April 2018 at 19:39Link

Generally speaking, it's free as in freedom, not free as in beer (to steal a quote from elsewhere).

Roger on 22 April 2018 at 17:09Link

Simon - the aspiration is to have 2 longer races and free practice for everyone at no extra cost, which is why I've been urging everyone to complete their Race Schedules. As of today, we have 50 definite entries, with 5 undecided, so with a track limit of 58, this should be possible. I'll be speaking to BARC again tomorrow.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 22 April 2018 at 14:23Link

Mark,

Re Silverstone, with regard to the possibility of a 'free' session, can we please establish if there actually a cost as was the case at Oulton. Regards, Simon

Simon Wilson simonwilson911@aol.co.uk on 22 April 2018 at 13:53Link

Silverstone - thank you to everyone who updated their Race Schedule to either 'Definitely' or 'Definitely Not' racing at Silverstone. We've still got a dozen undecided drivers, but have requested a single grid, which would enable longer races and a free practice session - I'll keep you updated on that. Meantime, if any of the dozen can come to a decision, that really would be very much appreciated, as we still need to know numbers.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 20 April 2018 at 16:31Link

Silverstone testing - their website seems to have a bit of an issue, if you click to book 11th May it actually books you for the 4th May. So if you have booked online, please double check what you have actually been sold.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 18 April 2018 at 15:33Link

We are having problems with standards@ email address for the Driving Standards Team. If you wish to contact the DST please use the address below for the present time.


Thanks


Andrew 

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 18 April 2018 at 09:00Link

Congratulations Darren. What was wrong with October to February dates? :-)

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 18 April 2018 at 08:54Link

Thank you for the congratulations to be fair we had the wedding planned two years ago!

DarrenG on 18 April 2018 at 00:42Link

Sorry, links are a bit uppity.  You'll need to edit the addresses to take the "%C2%A0%C2%A0"-type stuff off the end...

Michael Downing michael@michaeldowning.me.uk on 17 April 2018 at 21:26Link

And here are Sunday's races:

Classics:

https://www.facebook.com/michael.downing.9022/media_set?set=a.10216332361805441.1073741840.1346313353 ;

Mega/Sigma:

https://www.facebook.com/michael.downing.9022/media_set?set=a.10216332812136699.1073741841.1346313353  ;

Sigmax:

https://www.facebook.com/michael.downing.9022/media_set?set=a.10216333384271002.1073741843.1346313353  ;

Michael Downing michael@michaeldowning.me.uk on 17 April 2018 at 21:24Link

It was good to see everyone again at Cadwell. 


Firstly, thank you very much to Jon and Tom at CTS for fixing me up after Saturday’s race. 


Secondly, sorry to all the Mega drivers for causing their race to be red flagged on Sunday. 


Peter

Peter159 on 17 April 2018 at 20:38Link

And here are the Sigmaxes...

https://www.facebook.com/michael.downing.9022/media_set?set=a.10216325365390535.1073741839.1346313353 ;

Hope to get to Sunday's races soon.

Michael Downing michael@michaeldowning.me.uk on 16 April 2018 at 21:34Link

Hmm.  Linking is obviously an art form here.  Anyway, here's a link to the Megas and Sigma race on Saturday, with a bonus appearance on track by Kate:

https://www.facebook.com/michael.downing.9022/media_set?set=a.10216325146025051.1073741838.1346313353

And here'sa second attempt at a clean link to the classics:

https://www.facebook.com/michael.downing.9022/media_set?set=a.10216324950060152.1073741837.1346313353 ;

Michael Downing michael@michaeldowning.me.uk on 16 April 2018 at 21:13Link

Right - I think this should work, if it does then my photos from the Classics race on the Saturday will be here: https://www.facebook.com/michael.downing.9022/media_set?set=a.10216324950060152.1073741837.1346313353

Am
still working on the other 5 races...

Michael Downing michael@michaeldowning.me.uk on 16 April 2018 at 20:52Link

Roger - How about "Definitely, provided the chassis repair I've booked for next week actually happens and goes OK and nothing else nasty comes to light while it's in bits"?

Michael Downing michael@michaeldowning.me.uk on 16 April 2018 at 18:56Link

Yes, congratulations Darren and Genni.

We'll try to get the calendar out quicker next year so people can better plan their social engagements....

SILVERSTONE: There are 24 people who are apparently undecided about Silverstone. If all of them turn up, we won't fit on one grid (with a 58 grid limit).  However, that seems unlikely, so we might be able to go single grid Spa-style, and trade that off for free practice and/or longer races. But we can't do that unless we know. So PLEASE complete your race schedule - TODAY. Remember, only "Definitely" or "Definitely not" are useful responses - if it's "Definitely unless the dog eats my HANS device" then that should be a Definitely.

BTW, might be some problems getting through to me at the chairman email address - use my oracle.com or gmail.com addresses by preference. Facebook messenger works too.

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 16 April 2018 at 13:39Link

Cadwell Park photos taken by TrackSnapz are here and there should also be some later by Joshua Barrett Photography, who are on facebook.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 16 April 2018 at 12:49Link

Message from our Chairman - please don't get married on a race weekend.

Congratulations to Genni and Darren Grainger though!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 16 April 2018 at 11:34Link

After talking to others over the weekend about accommodation for Spa I have just looked myself on line and it seems everywhere in Francorchamps is full!  So I had to book in Spa instead though that was also getting booked up  There must be something big on over that week/weekend (other than Grads racing)!  So just a heads up to book sooner rather than later.

Suzie Black suz1e@hotmail.com on 15 April 2018 at 21:02Link

Great, thanks Matthew.

Colin Loughlin c.loughlin@surrey.ac.uk on 13 April 2018 at 09:50Link

Colin, I think most of us use the 20 degree version, I certainly do and it is fine.

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 12 April 2018 at 18:48Link

Jamie I have a blue one I wasn't going to bring, you are welcome to borrow it for the weekend.

Steve Arnell on 12 April 2018 at 17:40Link

Hi all - I'm new to racing Caterhams and need to get a Hans device. Can anyone confirm that I need the 20 degree version?

Thanks, Colin

Colin Loughlin c,loughlin@surrey.ac.uk on 12 April 2018 at 13:35Link

Issue 02 of our magazine, The Caterham Graduate, is here

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 11 April 2018 at 10:30Link

Does anyone have a blue widetrack ARB they can lend / sell me for Cadwell Park? Cheers, Jamie

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 10 April 2018 at 22:59Link

Thanks Mark!

Kevin Barrett kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 10 April 2018 at 19:02Link

Kevin - I phoned BARC this morning and was assured that there will be a full green flag lap. Saturday is a 20 minute race, Sunday is a 25 minute race, which compensates for the lost +1 lap.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 10 April 2018 at 18:58Link

The finals don’t mention a green flag lap, just a quarter lap to form on the grid.

Given we’ve shortened the races to 20mins this year rather than 20mins +1 lap, could we request a green flag lap this year if it’s not already in plan?

Kevin Barrett kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 10 April 2018 at 18:42Link

Engine sealing - Drivers at Oulton park were given engine sealing forms to complete.  Due to the weather conditions and Oulton being a one day event only 10 completed forms were returned. If you are racing at Cadwell and did not complete a form at Oulton, please collect a form from Keith at pre-race scrutineering and return the completed form to him before leaving the circuit.  There is no reason that 100% of the forms should not be completed at Cadwell.  If you were racing at Oulton but are not racing at Cadwell and have a completed form, please hand the form to Keith  at your next race meeting.

Nick Haryett haryetnj@airproducts.com on 10 April 2018 at 15:30Link

Spencer, I think there are still Friday test spaces available. While costing more time and money, this would be worthwhile if you can make it.

Peter Tattersall on 10 April 2018 at 12:54Link

Spencer - sorry, I did ask, but with 18 races plus a 2-hour endurance race, there is simply no time available this year for a free practice session on the Saturday morning.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 10 April 2018 at 10:53Link

Is there not 20 minute practice available at Cadwell?

Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 10 April 2018 at 09:19Link

Home is 20 minutes from Cadwell so if there are any remaining spares they would be appreciated for family.

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 09 April 2018 at 20:15Link

Looks like I should have all the tickets I need now. Thanks to all those responded and who I begged previously. 

Andy Molsom on 09 April 2018 at 19:31Link

As many of you know I’m training to be a Clerk with BARC. As they are short-handed at the weekend I’ve been asked to help out on Sunday. Just saying should you see me in “uniform” on the day and wonder what is going on. 


Also, given my role with BARC this weekend, I will not be involved in any deliberations of the DST, should there be any incidents arising from Cadwell.

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 09 April 2018 at 19:03Link

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