June 2012

At last some news about Dolomite Sprints

Goodwood Saturday 2nd June

Had a really good day at Goodwood on Saturday the 2nd of June. Ben Tomkins (Bodger Ben for those who use the TDC forum) and his wife Caroline were there to put their cars around the track. Ben with his more or less Std. Sprint, and Caroline with her Lexus V8 powered Scimitar GTE. Ben was doing the morning stint with Caroline out in the afternoon.

Ben and his Sprint Caroline and her Lexus powered Scimitar GTE 

Unknown to me Ben had put me down as second driver in his Sprint. I haven’t driven a road going Sprint for years, let alone one on a race circuit. After a couple of laps getting used to handling/brakes etc, Ben, who was passenger in his own car, suggested that I use more revs ( I was being a bit too careful, you know, not my car etc), so I did and was reminded why I liked Sprints in the first place, such a lovely engine. Ben had a few more goes before the end of the morning session. Caroline had some good sessions during the afternoon, taking David (Grant) out in one session and me in another. What a cool machine, all thanks to Ben’s dad who did the V8 conversion and beautifully driven by Caroline.

There are several videos on the check out these videos page.

Thanks to Ben and Caroline for a fantastic day


Brands Hatch 3rd June

Ken and Mark Osbourne had their Sprint out with the CTCRC at Brands. Unfortunately Alison and I could only stay to watch the practise session in which Mark brilliantly put the Sprint 3rd on the grid missing 2nd by 0.009 seconds! Checking the results later, Mark finished the race in 4th place out of 24 starters.

team Osbourne    Team Osbourne's lovely black Sprint



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