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If that happened it would really hurt the \u0027slower\u0027 class...which would be really bad for attracting new drivers to the club\u0026nbsp; especially\u0026nbsp;if it was the 150s seen as being slower.\u0026nbsp; Potentially it can also lead to a whole load of paddock gossip about \u0027fairness\u0027 and rumours etc which is just a pain.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eA bit speculative admittedly! If we get a decent season this year with good numbers of mixed 150 / Sigmax grids it would give a lot more data and be interesting to look at again\u003c/p\u003e","CreationTime":"13 February 2021 09:50","IsEdited":false,"EditTime":null,"InReplyTo":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"IsDeleted":false,"DeleteReason":null,"DeletedBy":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"LikeCount":0,"LikesDescription":"","Likes":[],"LikedByMe":false,"HasBeenRead":false,"Replies":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanModerate":false,"CanReply":false},"IsWatching":false,"CanWatch":false,"CanAdmin":false},{"ID":108,"ForumPageID":22,"Name":"Race meeting format","Creator":{"ID":151,"Name":"Stephen Clark","CompanyName":null},"CreationTime":"22/01/2021 18:13","CommentCount":17,"Tags":[],"IsPinned":false,"IsLocked":false,"URL":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Cms/Spaces/FORUM/General+Discussion/Race+meeting+format","HasUnreadComments":true,"FirstUnreadCommentIndex":0,"LastComment":{"ID":102,"Index":0,"User":{"ID":188,"Name":"Adam Bettinson","CompanyName":null},"ImageUrl":null,"Comment":"\u003cp\u003eThanks John, the mixed grid to start the races I thought worked well last year. It might be a bit different this year with 150 and SigMax always together and class championships to race for but I\u0027d be happy to keep it mixed\u003c/p\u003e","CreationTime":"09 February 2021 20:33","IsEdited":false,"EditTime":null,"InReplyTo":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"IsDeleted":false,"DeleteReason":null,"DeletedBy":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"LikeCount":0,"LikesDescription":"","Likes":[],"LikedByMe":false,"HasBeenRead":false,"Replies":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanModerate":false,"CanReply":false},"IsWatching":false,"CanWatch":false,"CanAdmin":false},{"ID":116,"ForumPageID":22,"Name":"Yolande Humphreys, 1966 – 2021, RIP","Creator":{"ID":308,"Name":"Nick Frost","CompanyName":null},"CreationTime":"05/02/2021 19:31","CommentCount":1,"Tags":[],"IsPinned":false,"IsLocked":false,"URL":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Cms/Spaces/FORUM/General+Discussion/Yolande+Humphreys+1966++2021+RIP","HasUnreadComments":true,"FirstUnreadCommentIndex":0,"LastComment":{"ID":82,"Index":0,"User":{"ID":308,"Name":"Nick Frost","CompanyName":null},"ImageUrl":null,"Comment":"\u003cp\u003eI feel deeply honoured that Yolande Humphreys (“Yo”) asked me, a fortnight ago, to write this and post it where Grads folk would see it. But I am also deeply saddened, because this is Yo’s obituary. She passed away at 1am this morning (5th February 2021). Peacefully at home in Bridgend, not in pain, I’m glad to say, and with her husband Steve and daughter Stef at her side.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYo’s trouble with cancer was shorter than many people’s. It was only diagnosed last September, but it seems that her chemotherapy wasn’t sufficient to tackle it. On the bright side, she was delighted to tell me that she had kept her hair!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYo’s Caterham racing started in Formula Woman in 2006. Her relationship with CGRC started at our Rockingham pre-season test day in 2007, when she claimed Super-Graduates race number 134. She contested every race that year, and only scored two DNFs; and nabbed her first “Best Improver” medal. Bear in mind that the Super-Graduates class of the championship was contested by a total of 56 drivers that year! Husband Steve obviously couldn’t bear watching Yo having so much fun – by the second race of the season, he was competing in Classic Graduates.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBy 2008, Steve had joined Yo in Supers, meaning that they were racing against each other… As, I recall, they never managed to collide with each other, thankfully. If the truth be told, Steve was generally the quicker of the two of them. But I do recall a number of occasions when Yo managed to finish ahead of him, and I know she really cherished those races; one of those was at Spa, 2009, and she beat him in several races in 2011, and in that year she also finished just ahead of him in the championship table.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFor 2012, Steve moved to Sigmas; Yo stayed in Supers but didn’t contest many races that year. In fact, her only races were the season’s last two at Spa. If I remember correctly, that was the time when our Spa races were fully booked, without Yo. Then a space became available, while we were all there. Knowing how much she loved racing at Spa, I called her from the circuit and suggested she get herself there. She and Steve packed up the motorhome and racecar that night and drove through the night to get to Spa in time for qualifying – such dedication to having fun in a racecar!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBy 2013, Yo and Steve were both in Sigmas; Steve and Yo bagged second and third places in the final championship table. 2013 marked my last year racing with CGRC – after being an “officer” of the club since 1998 – so I don’t know quite what Yo did on track after that. Maybe someone here can fill in some gaps?\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDuring those years, the two Humphreys had quickly become a fixture in the paddock. They turned up in a succession of motorhomes which seemed to get bigger and bigger each season. And their bus was the “in place” for those who liked a paddock G\u0026T in the evenings. Yo’s was always a smiling face in the paddock, with a cheery word for everyone. She took her racing very seriously, even though she knew she wasn’t going to win many races; just getting a good race against others - whether it was scrapping over 5th and 6th places, or 25th and 26th places - was what mattered.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFor a few seasons, she provided her services to the CGRC Driving Standards Team, and I know that her input there was highly valued. She was recognized for the courtesy of her own driving. I well remember one year at Spa when I was pedalling my Mega fully flat through Eau Rouge, closing on Yo in her Super; I started to pass her on the LH side as we went up Raidillon, but she wasn’t pushing quite as hard as I was – I needed to use all the road to maintain my speed, but she didn’t. I was edging closer and closer to her and my car wouldn’t turn in any harder. At the last millisecond, she figured out what was happening and took to the exit kerb, giving me just enough space – bless her!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eI know little about Yo’s life away from the circuits. I know she did start a degree course in forensics, of all things – but I only know that because she asked me to help with her maths homework! But she dropped it and then went into nursing, which she seemed to enjoy.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eI miss her, even though it must be 3 or 4 years since I last saw her. My thoughts are, obviously, with Steve, Stef and the rest of the family. Difficult times for them. But I know they will be supported by the knowledge that so many of us are also missing her.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn non C-19 times, I would now be saying that Steve will let us know about the funeral arrangements. Because I know there would be a huge turnout from Grads and ex-Grads, if only we could. Sadly we can’t. But we can pay our respects in a way that I am sure she would have appreciated – a G\u0026T toast in her memory!!! And another one on 26th Feb, the 55th anniversary of her birth.\u003c/p\u003e","CreationTime":"05 February 2021 19:31","IsEdited":false,"EditTime":null,"InReplyTo":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"IsDeleted":false,"DeleteReason":null,"DeletedBy":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"LikeCount":0,"LikesDescription":"","Likes":[],"LikedByMe":false,"HasBeenRead":false,"Replies":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanModerate":false,"CanReply":false},"IsWatching":false,"CanWatch":false,"CanAdmin":false},{"ID":115,"ForumPageID":22,"Name":"Fire Extinguisher Servicing","Creator":{"ID":186,"Name":"Jon Curry","CompanyName":null},"CreationTime":"02/02/2021 14:40","CommentCount":1,"Tags":[],"IsPinned":false,"IsLocked":false,"URL":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Cms/Spaces/FORUM/General+Discussion/Fire+Extinguisher+Servicing","HasUnreadComments":true,"FirstUnreadCommentIndex":0,"LastComment":{"ID":78,"Index":0,"User":{"ID":186,"Name":"Jon Curry","CompanyName":null},"ImageUrl":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Client/Images/Mugshots/jcurry.JPG","Comment":"Many of you took advantage of our offer last year at the pre season track day when I brought a guy in from Prestige Safety Services to service fire extinguishers.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePleased to say that CTS are now able to provide the same service as we\u0027ve been trained by Prestige to service extinguishers ourselves.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eTo that end, we can service any extinguishers at the first round of the season - Oulton Park in April assuming the world keeps turning and we\u0027re back to \u0027normal\u0027 by then.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFor the princely sum of £30 +\u0026nbsp;VAT we\u0027ll weigh the extinguisher, pressure test the gauge and apply a lovely fresh Prestige sticker to your extinguisher.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRemember that this is the last season that the existing extinguisher equipment will be legal.\u0026nbsp; New regs for all cars from 2022.\u0026nbsp; We can supply and fit Lifeline systems that comply with the new regs if anyone wants to get \u0027ahead of the game\u0027 so to speak.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRegards\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eJon, CTS Motorsport \u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","CreationTime":"02 February 2021 14:40","IsEdited":false,"EditTime":null,"InReplyTo":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"IsDeleted":false,"DeleteReason":null,"DeletedBy":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"LikeCount":0,"LikesDescription":"","Likes":[],"LikedByMe":false,"HasBeenRead":false,"Replies":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanModerate":false,"CanReply":false},"IsWatching":false,"CanWatch":false,"CanAdmin":false},{"ID":109,"ForumPageID":22,"Name":"Race meeting entry cost","Creator":{"ID":151,"Name":"Stephen Clark","CompanyName":null},"CreationTime":"29/01/2021 11:36","CommentCount":3,"Tags":[],"IsPinned":false,"IsLocked":false,"URL":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Cms/Spaces/FORUM/General+Discussion/Race+meeting+entry+cost","HasUnreadComments":true,"FirstUnreadCommentIndex":0,"LastComment":{"ID":67,"Index":0,"User":{"ID":151,"Name":"Stephen Clark","CompanyName":null},"ImageUrl":null,"Comment":"\u003cp\u003eHi Thanks John that would be great as l tried to contact BARC with no success.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eMalcolm\u003c/p\u003e","CreationTime":"29 January 2021 14:08","IsEdited":false,"EditTime":null,"InReplyTo":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"IsDeleted":false,"DeleteReason":null,"DeletedBy":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"LikeCount":0,"LikesDescription":"","Likes":[],"LikedByMe":false,"HasBeenRead":false,"Replies":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanModerate":false,"CanReply":false},"IsWatching":false,"CanWatch":false,"CanAdmin":false},{"ID":86,"ForumPageID":22,"Name":"3 months tomorrow","Creator":{"ID":183,"Name":"Barry White","CompanyName":null},"CreationTime":"26/12/2020 16:14","CommentCount":2,"Tags":[],"IsPinned":false,"IsLocked":false,"URL":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Cms/Spaces/FORUM/General+Discussion/3+months+tomorrow","HasUnreadComments":true,"FirstUnreadCommentIndex":0,"LastComment":{"ID":48,"Index":0,"User":{"ID":165,"Name":"Mark Tredwin","CompanyName":null},"ImageUrl":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Client/Images/Mugshots/mtredwin.JPG","Comment":"\u003cp\u003eOh to have the car back on track by then. ????\u003c/p\u003e","CreationTime":"26 December 2020 16:42","IsEdited":false,"EditTime":null,"InReplyTo":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"IsDeleted":false,"DeleteReason":null,"DeletedBy":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"LikeCount":0,"LikesDescription":"","Likes":[],"LikedByMe":false,"HasBeenRead":false,"Replies":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanModerate":false,"CanReply":false},"IsWatching":false,"CanWatch":false,"CanAdmin":false},{"ID":72,"ForumPageID":22,"Name":"CGRC Alumni - Or where are they now?","Creator":{"ID":165,"Name":"Mark Tredwin","CompanyName":null},"CreationTime":"07/12/2020 13:17","CommentCount":1,"Tags":[],"IsPinned":false,"IsLocked":false,"URL":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Cms/Spaces/FORUM/General+Discussion/CGRC+Alumni++Or+where+are+they+now","HasUnreadComments":true,"FirstUnreadCommentIndex":0,"LastComment":{"ID":34,"Index":0,"User":{"ID":165,"Name":"Mark Tredwin","CompanyName":null},"ImageUrl":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Client/Images/Mugshots/mtredwin.JPG","Comment":"\u003cp\u003eWhat has happened to former Graduate racers? What are they all doing now. Why not let us know.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e","CreationTime":"07 December 2020 13:17","IsEdited":true,"EditTime":"07 December 2020 13:18","InReplyTo":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"IsDeleted":false,"DeleteReason":null,"DeletedBy":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"LikeCount":0,"LikesDescription":"","Likes":[],"LikedByMe":false,"HasBeenRead":false,"Replies":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanModerate":false,"CanReply":false},"IsWatching":false,"CanWatch":false,"CanAdmin":false},{"ID":50,"ForumPageID":22,"Name":"Only time I\u0027ll ever be first ;)","Creator":{"ID":192,"Name":"Darren Houldcroft","CompanyName":null},"CreationTime":"25/10/2020 16:24","CommentCount":5,"Tags":[],"IsPinned":false,"IsLocked":false,"URL":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Cms/Spaces/FORUM/General+Discussion/Only+time+Ill+ever+be+first+","HasUnreadComments":true,"FirstUnreadCommentIndex":0,"LastComment":{"ID":33,"Index":0,"User":{"ID":165,"Name":"Mark Tredwin","CompanyName":null},"ImageUrl":"https://www.cgrc.uk/Client/Images/Mugshots/mtredwin.JPG","Comment":"\u003cp\u003eCharles I have now added some cars up for sale if you want to have a look.\u003c/p\u003e","CreationTime":"07 December 2020 13:05","IsEdited":false,"EditTime":null,"InReplyTo":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"IsDeleted":false,"DeleteReason":null,"DeletedBy":{"ID":null,"Name":null,"CompanyName":null},"LikeCount":0,"LikesDescription":"","Likes":[],"LikedByMe":false,"HasBeenRead":false,"Replies":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanModerate":false,"CanReply":false},"IsWatching":false,"CanWatch":false,"CanAdmin":false}],"ParentForumID":null,"ParentForumName":null,"ParentForumURL":null,"CanCreateTopic":false,"CanCreateSubForum":false,"CanEdit":false,"CanDelete":false}