A successful Goodwood weekend at by all accounts albeit a little cold. The wind down the pitlane was brisk but all our drivers and both our cars went out and performed admirably. Some modifications to the Rover knocked 1 second of last years lap time. Riorden Welby had a stellar drive on Saturday making up 12 places. On Sunday the driving duties were shared with race car engineering royalty Adrian Reynard. The BMW 1800ti of Stuart Patterson had a good run despite the race being cut down to 10 minutes due to stoppages during the day. As in previous years the event was superb and stands up as one of the seasons best. Already looking forward to the 75th.
Goodwood Revival always proves to be the top event of the season. It is big and it is crowded but the quality of machinery and the quality of the racing is second to none. Our weekend was trouble free for the most part. The BMW 1800ti although not as quick as some of the others performed admirably. Darren Turner had a fairly lonely race finishing 15th on the Saturday. For the ever popular Settrington Cup we had Annabel Lawson at the wheel who thoroughly enjoyed herself. Can’t wait for March and for the 74th Members Meeting.
Aston Martin works driver and Le Mans winner Darren Turner will be partnering Paul Bartley in the BMW 1800ti in this years St. Mary’s Trophy race at Goodwood Revival. This will be the first appearance at revival for the ex-Martin Hines BMW but after last weeks test session things are looking good. We’ve got the gearbox out for a rebuild as well as the front dampers prior to the next test session on the 1st of September. We have a selection a spring rates to try out at the next test and a brand new set of the unobtainable Dunlop CR65 tyres for the race weekend.
A great event from the HSCC at our local circuit. We had four cars out this weekend with Tim Abbott with his BMW 1800ti in the Historic Touring Car race and Ian Burford with his Lenham, Larry Tucker with his Ashley and Julian Balme with the Marcos 1600GT in the Historic Road Sports race. Tim had a cracking qualifying beating his lap record around the Indy Circuit followed by an equally superb race. Finishing 8th overall and first in the Appendix K class. Unfortunately the Historic Road Sports race was cut short due to a couple of collisions. Find the HRSR race report here.