I had only been to mallory on a Trackday once before, and that was about 5 years ago, and in an old E30 325, so i wasn't expecting much. The car overheated in qualifying, but this turned out to be because i had over filled with oil, so after droping some out i was fin for the race. I had another spin in race 1, which was rather annoying, but had a lot better race in race 2, but more importantly the car worked even after i had been messing with it!!!
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Right, i have been a bit rubbish keeping up my blog and just can't catch up, so the reports from Brands and Mallory will probably never happen! The Videos are below, But just as a recap, Brands was going great, and got upto 2nd in class near the start, but after attempting the impossible passing manoeuver i ended up in the gravel at paddock hill and recorded my first DNF :-( !. I also entered bikesports at Brands, where i had a good tussle with Adrian and Bob in the first race until Adrian had to retire, and managed another spin at paddock in race 2, but this time carried on! By the end of the weekend the car was jumping out of 3rd gear. This is a common problem with the blades and required a gearbox rebuild, so during the few weeks bewteen Brands and Mallory i undertook my first rebuild of an engine (well gearbox). With lots of help from Andy Bates, both over the phone and sending him my gearbox internals to have the worn bits replaced i got the car up and running a few days before Mallory.