It was forecast to rain – and it did. I don’t run in the wet, so I was just hoping for a few decent runs before the rain came. It was the end of the series, and it had a kind of “end of term” feel to it, there was a much smaller turnout than […]Read more "BTCC Mendip"
I’ll carry on with the routine of a brief (personal) race report… I can’t say I was feeling particularly focussed on the racing, 4.15 alarm may not have helped, and we’d had a nice day celebrating Natasha’s birthday the day before. I made driving errors in every race of the day which cost be 2nd […]Read more "Schumacher BTCC Aldershot"
Put some electrics in the scythe again after almost a year on the shelf, ran it in the finals after problems ruined qualifying with the ARC (motor overheating and stopping the lrp esc, solution was to turn the protection off). First run in blinky (55t spur!), car drove sweet-as and went from 10th to 3rd […]Read more "The Scythe returns…"
This is where I am now with my tarmac setup for UK conditions, so far I’ve only been to West London, Mendip and Cotswold with the car. Generally speaking I’ve found the softer chassis to have a better flow in most conditions, I also prefer the spool in all conditions and a rear diff with […]Read more "Base tarmac setup for UK tracks"
Cotswold’s “Wall of Champions” added me to its list of victims today (not that I am the champion of anything particularly impressive). Just a case of two trying to fit where only one will go and both cars ending up in the heavy wooden sleepers. Result – a broken rear hub, my first breakage on […]Read more "Wall of Champions (1), Me (Nil)"
Just prepped the touring car for the race meeting at Cotswold tomorrow… first time it’s been out of the garage for six weeks… and I realised I hadn’t re-calibrated the Hobbywing ESC after switching to boosted for the BTCC last month! Not that surprising considering I’ve only been running the ESCs for about 4 years…Read more "Ooops! And not for the first time…"
First race of the series, and a good result by my standards. I decided to enter boosted rather than blinky, simply because the boosted entry in the BTCC (effectively the national warm-up) is much stronger. I’d rather race in a field of 70 than a field of 10. I also think that 17.5 blinky is […]Read more "BTCC Cotswolds 21/4/13"