Last weekend we were back at Brands Hatch with Equipe Classic Racing although this time we were on the full Grand Prix circuit and the race was in support of the British GT championship. Dave Griffiths was racing his black Triumph TR4. Qualifying didn’t quite go to plan but he fought hard to make up a massive 12 places.
This weekend was the busiest one so far. First of all we had John Rhodes Mini Cooper at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with our Charles Rainford driving. Then we had David Griffiths at the Equipe GTS race at Donington Park in the Triumph TR4 and lastly David Moran was out at Brands Hatch with the CSCC in his Mk1 Lotus Cortina. Festival of Speed was massive and a lot of fun. Charles chipped away at his times going faster with every run. We opted to be in the timed competition so Charles could take part in the final shoot out on Sunday. He posted his quickest time of the weekend beating the Alan Mann Escort with a 62.3 seconds.
Dave Griffiths qualified well in the TR4 and with the new spec engine he knocked 2 seconds off of last years lap time. He was running 7th in the race and getting blocked for 6th. He made a dramatic move at the chicane but spun and dropped back down the order. David Moran entered both the Classic K and Swinging 60’s races in his Lotus Cortina. David and driving partner, John Hutchinson, qualified well for both but suffered some axle damage on track. They had to sit out the Swinging 60’s race to repair the axle but starting from 4th for the Classic K race they managed to finish 2nd overall and first in class.
We were at Silverstone this weekend for the Equipe GTS 3 hour relay race. Dave Griffith’s Triumph TR4 was one in a team of three Triumph TR4’s. A great weekend with a lot of action on track that ultimately ended early with a dropped valve. Nevertheless the 3 hour relay format was hugely entertaining and we will definitely be back. Photo courtesy of Flying Tiger.
First weekend of August saw us at Silverstone for the Bentley Drivers Club meeting. Dave Griffiths competed in the Equipe GTS race in the Triumph TR4 finishing 4th in class and 18th overall in a grid of 39 cars.
Photos by http://www.flyingtigers.co.uk/
We had a great weekend at Brands Hatch with a victory in the Equipe GTS group B race. Dave Griffiths qualified 8th in the Triumph TR4 on Saturday morning and made his way up to 4th in the first race Saturday afternoon. In race two on Sunday Dave started 4th and fought his way up to P1 after a long fight an MGB.
This weekend’s Equipe GTS race at Brands Hatch will be the first race of the season for the black Triumph TR4 of Dave Griffiths. The car is prepped and ready for it’s 15 minute qualification and two 30 minute races and with the little fine tuning we carried out it should be perform better this season. Come and say hello if you are at Brands Hatch this weekend.