April 2012

Brands and Goodwood trackdays

Just a quick update for the recent trackdays.

The first was an evening track session at Brands with the Porsche 944.It was wet, again!, however we were there just to shake down the car prior to a main event in May. No real issues other than front brakes that started to bind towards the end of the session. The engine smoked badly during the sighting laps but then cleaned up completely with no recurrence since, suspect oil in the exhaust from the previous engine blow up.

Porsche at a wet Brands


The second day was at Goodwood with the A40 and Aidans new purchase a Ashley GT (midget based). The A40  behaved itself. Other than having to bleed the front brakes it ran all day without a hiccup. The GT is just stunning, fast and slightly twitchy in its handling, a trait that may have led to a sad episode in the afternoon, when Aidans brother John had an off in the GT, hitting the tyre wall to the left as he exited Lavant corner resulting in slight chassis damage, the rad, steering rack and GRP front end all needing replacement. It will be out again at Snetterton 4th and 5th April.

John with his handyworkA40 and Ashley GT lined up ready for first session at Goodwood

Castle Combe 9th April, update

Castle Combe was very very wet, it kept raining all day which led to some very spectacular driving. However not from me ! Adain and I had a good practice which put us first in class, but there was a fuel problem during the first half of the race which meant that I didnt get to drive and that we had a DNF. Keiths Jag ‘S’ type performed well after a tyre pressure issue in practice, giving him a good race. A couple of test days then Snetterton, looking forward to it.