Caterham Graduate Racing
Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:36 PM
I will definitely be doing some open wheel racing at some point in my life.
Whens the next race?
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.
Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:20 AM
I see they've changed the tyre wall the guy hit at the national 2013 into an Armco barrier too.
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
Edited by Firthy, 25 April 2017 - 08:37 AM.
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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