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#121 Zoobeef

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:36 PM

Just watched the first race, bad luck with the start and then it looks great fun. Nice confidence boost having a good bunch of cars to get past.
I will definitely be doing some open wheel racing at some point in my life.

Whens the next race?

#122 Captain Vimes

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 11:10 PM

Race 2 on the new layout at Pembrey

 

Started in 6th and had a great start. Held position through the first corners and in the hunt....

 

Lost a couple of places after giving too much space to others (who took it without hesitation - need to practice wheel to wheel racing!) down to 9th but I was on the lead pack and looking for a chance to make a pass.

 

But..when someone tried to get past into turn 1, I had a small lock up and a half spin losing 10 seconds and 4 places :(

 

The rest of the race was about chasing back some places. I closed down an 8 second gap in 10 laps, passing one car on the way. Caught 2 cars in the last corner and squeezed up the inside but got pushed onto the grass and couldn't make it stick. I needed another lap!

 

Lap times were much quicker than qualifying with my quickest (1:10.6) just 0.4 slower than the winners fastest time (1:10.2). 

 

I've learnt loads in the first weekend of racing and looking forward to getting back out on track!

 


Edited by Captain Vimes, 24 April 2017 - 11:11 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:20 AM

Great fun thumbsup

I see they've changed the tyre wall the guy hit at the national 2013 into an Armco barrier too.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

Awesome work Captain.... Looks epic fun, after your recent history I'm not surprised you were giving them a bit of room!

 

I bloody well would be :) looking forward to watching your progress and confidence grow!

 

You will no doubt find a hell of a lot of time with new tyres :) AO48's are notorious for not liking heat cycles


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:30 AM

So did you prefer old Pembrey or new Pembrey?


Old layout and I think that was a feeling shared by most on the day but it was good to run on both layouts. Keeps it interesting.

If there's a choice for the national, then try and get on both layouts with a changeover at lunch.




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