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Yeah I know. I could try and sell is as "Hey guys, you are doing Silverstone National, Internation AND GP all in one season, isn't that great" - would that work :-)


At present the only other option appears to be Pembrey but we are waiting for BARC to conclude discussions with other clubs. We might get extra time at Snetterton so the problem goes away. I felt we needed to keep people informed of what was happening.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 29 January 2020 at 10:04Link

Three visits to Silverstone in one Season. Are there any other options? 


*Cough* Croft :)

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 29 January 2020 at 09:53Link

Round 6 – Race 13 & 14 – Snetterton 200 – August 29th


BARC have now advised us that we will be running on the Snetterton 200 (due to the 2CV 24hr race) for our visit in August. Therefore, based on the race schedule information, we are likely to be very heavily oversubscribed as the circuit limit for that configuration is just 38 cars.

We are discussing with BARC about getting more track time, however this will not be known for a couple of weeks. So, in order to ensure everyone has a Round 6 to compete in, we might have to split Round 6 into two separate meetings, with two classes racing at Snetterton on 29th August and the other two classes at another venue, possibly Silverstone International at the end of the season, on the weekend of 10th / 11th October.

Please bear this in mind when you are looking to book accommodation or testing at Snetterton. We are trying to confirm the situation and are looking to inform you by Monday 10th February.


JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 29 January 2020 at 08:01Link

Andrew:  Thanks

Dan Clayphan on 28 January 2020 at 14:23Link

Dan - we are currently discussing arrangements for this season and plan to announce shortly.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 28 January 2020 at 12:50Link

Is there a photographer  for the Grad's series?   if yes, what are the contact details.


Thanks

Dan Clayphan daniel_clayphan@hotmail.com on 28 January 2020 at 09:47Link

Attention all 135 Class Drivers!


Last year was the first year that we ran our own 'series' within the 135 class called the CTS Motorsport Newcomers Cup.


We plan to run it again for the 2020 season.  Aimed at novice, relatively inexperienced and the more experienced driver who hasn't ever been on the podium in their previous championship,  the idea is to give drivers an opportunity to race for trophies without having to be at the super sharp end.


With over 30 drivers registered for the 135 class this season, it looks like being a competitive grid..........the CTS Motorsport Newcomers Cup means there'll be more trophies up for grabs.


All you have to be is a CTS Motorspot customer to be eligible!  Whether you want full support, transport and storage or one of our emergency packages you'll automatically be entered!  Trophies top be  be awarded to the first 3 CTS customers in each round.


Feel free to contact me for more information or ask Adam Harrison about his experience in the Cup last season ;-)


Regards


Jon

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 26 January 2020 at 22:33Link

All trackday attendees...


If you would like to skip the queue at sign on, or giveyourself a few extra minutes in the morning, we are offering a remote sign onservice this year. To take advantage of this, please complete the signon formusing the below DocuSign link, and respond to this email with a copy of yourdriving licence or race licence.

 

You will then have your wristbands and stickers posted toyou approximately one week before the trackday. Please note, this servicecloses on the 14th February, so any disclaimers completed after thenmay not be processed.

 

Click here,or paste the following link into your browser:

https://eu.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=5268a667-aac7-4606-957a-0e955a0f53c8&env=eu&acct=e4009ea4-8dd3-448c-b263-eb16ad24f49d

 

Alternatively, you’re very welcome to do it the oldfashioned way, and come and see us at the signon desk. Please note, thebriefing is still mandatory.

 

There is also still a morning slot available for coachingwith Scott Gillam. As a reminder, this also gives you access to both groups oncircuit, so will give you an extra hour and a half of track time in addition toexpert coaching. This may be shared with another driver, so just let me know ifyou’re interested. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 24 January 2020 at 12:51Link

Hi,

I have some classic parts left which are currently no use to me so I thought I would list them up on here and if anyone wants to buy them from me as spares they can get in touch!


Lower wishbone r/h x2 new

Lower wishbone l/h x2 new

Vertical link / upright l/h x2 new

Upper wishbone braces x2 new

Upper cast wishbone l/h new

Upper cast wishbone r/h new

Rear radius arm new

Pair of engine mounting brackets used

Exhaust manifold used


Please get in touch if any of you are interested as I may end up advertising elsewhere as well.


Thanks

Joel

Joel Doherty revolutionmotorsportuk@outlook.com on 22 January 2020 at 13:39Link

Assuming once regs approved entries will also open?

Darren on 21 January 2020 at 10:58Link

Adam,

The calendar is still officially provisional until the regs are approved, however I cannot see anything changing.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 21 January 2020 at 09:09Link

Do we know when the calendar will be confirmed and no longer provisional?

Adam B on 20 January 2020 at 20:10Link

Latest Zandvoort video showing the banking! 

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 20 January 2020 at 19:27Link

Stephen - suggest you try Chris Mintoff at Redline Components

https://www.redlinecomponents.co.uk/

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 19 January 2020 at 22:55Link

Does anyone know a source for a replacement throttle cable inner for a Sigma Engine - Caterham spares sell the inner & outer for just under £70! 

I'd already cut the throttle pedal end nipple off and replaced with a clamp type so I could set the pedal position without having to compensate for the fixed cable length. 

My vernier measures the cable inner as Dia 1.8mm, Barrel End for throttle bottle connection is Dia 6 x 10 long. Cable length 1.5metres

Stephen Cottrell stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 19 January 2020 at 22:03Link

Phil, there is a spare 12v feed under the dash that your v-box should connect to.  It's switched on and off with the fan switch to the left of the dash.

Give me a call if you need anything ;-)


Best


Jon

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 19 January 2020 at 18:25Link

VBox Connection


I'm trying to wire a second hand VBox into my Sigmax and was hoping someone may be able to advise. The power cable for the device has a socket connector with 2 prongs on it. Under my dash, there is a compatible socket connector, but this one has 3 prongs on it (assuming +ve, -ve and earth?). Plugging it in and turning the ignition didn't work, so I've tried to diagnose with a multimeter.


Testing across the battery, I get just over 12V, so all good. If however I put one prong at the dash socket end (the one I'm trying to connect the device to), and one prong on the car battery earth terminal, I only get 0.8V reading which is clearly not enough to run the VBox.


A different VBox has been connected into this car once before, as one was fitted when I had some tuition last year, but I don't know exactly how it was done.


Does anyone have any suggestions?


Thanks,

Phil.

Phil Clarke philclarke2@gmail.com on 19 January 2020 at 15:52Link

I can confirm that impact sockets won’t fit but standard Halfords sockets fit perfectly.

Steve Arnell Sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 19 January 2020 at 14:13Link

Ian - should'nt do; my standard sockets seemed to fit OK

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 18 January 2020 at 12:49Link

A-Frame Fixings / Socket Access


Does anyone know if the A-Frame bolts (19mm) need a socket that is a special tool / turned down outside diameter? I've bought a set of thin walled impact wrench sockets and the 19mm socket is still too large to get onto the bolt head shrouded within pipe.

Stephen Cottrell stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 17 January 2020 at 21:16Link

Hard-wired Camera Bulk Buy

Just a reminder that we have a bulk-buy organised with Innovv cameras for their fit-and-forget HD cameras - single camera kit £165, double kit £263.

I now have the single camera kit fitted to my car - very straightforward to fit and set up.

Wired cameras will be mandated from 2021, but why wait? If your GoPro-style camera fails to record (and they do, a lot) then you'll be looking at a fine from the Club (going to the Marshals Fund) which would have gone a fair way towards buying one of these kits.

Full details are in the December Newsletter, but note that the phone number there is incorrect. Call Steve Welham on 0330 2233108, and mention "Caterham Graduates" for the discount.

Already got a VBox? That will satisfy the wired-in requirement, but it needs to be set to record automatically. And the quality of video produced by these far exceeds the non-HD VBox recordings.

Happy to answer any questions about the cameras, or fitting them.

Roger

Roger Ford roger.ford@gmail.com on 16 January 2020 at 20:02Link

Stephen, I would definitely add a (ready charged) battery to that list. 

Wheel nuts, and general nuts and bolts are always useful too. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 14 January 2020 at 12:11Link

MEMBERSHIP CLOSES THIS WEDNESDAY!!!

Unforeseen and unprecedented demand for membership this year means that the Club is taking the unusual step of closing membership this Wednesday. Thereafter we will be running a reserves list.

The decision to close membership is based on indications from members’ race schedules completed to date, which suggest that we may have issues accommodating all members that wish to race at some meetings.

We are currently working with BARC on increasing capacity at some venues, however, this is not guaranteed, given the limited availability of grid space this season.

We will be updating you once the remaining race schedules have been completed and we have concluded our discussions with BARC.

In the meantime, if you know of someone who wishes to join please advise them that membership closes this Wednesday.


Many thanks


Andrew Outterside membership@cgrc.uk on 13 January 2020 at 21:29Link

Looks like a decent list. I'd add uprights, and steering rack rod ends. Possibly a steering rack as well, though they're not cheap.

Oh, and could you let me know where you're parked up so I can come and plead with you if I need any of those bits ...

Roger roger.ford@gmail.com on 13 January 2020 at 18:10Link

Trackside Spares


I'm making a shopping list of big bits that might be needed if/when my son decides to bend the car at a race weekend - As it's a dad & lad adventure/enterprise we're not planning on race support, so thought it wise to stock up on 1 off each frequently bent bits for a 310R/150:


Wide Track Front Wishbones Upper & Lower LH&RH

Wishbone Rod End

Exhaust Mount Bracket

Cycle Wing + Wing Stay LH/RH

Rear Wing

Radiator

Nose Cone


Any advice on other common bits needed for your average caterham shunt would be appreciated.


Without having emergency track support is it wise or overkill to carry so many spares? I'm adept at fixing things with cable ties and gaffa tape, and don't mind begging if needs be, but are spares easily found at race weekends?

thanks

Stephen

Stephen Cottrell stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 10 January 2020 at 21:08Link

Happy New Year to everyone!  For those thinking about booking accommodation for Anglesey in June there are two rooms still available at the Cefn Dref B&B at Rosneiger LL64 5JH Tel 01407 810714 run by Derek and Gill Browne.  It is not cheap but a lovely location and only 5 miles from the circuit.  It was recommended by Kim and Jacquie Rayment so if you mention their name, mine and Peter and Di Marsh you may get a discount!  

Suzie Black suz1e@hotmail.com on 05 January 2020 at 16:35Link

A few changes, then?


If they don't finish in time, can we hold a rallycross event?

Michael Downing on 04 January 2020 at 11:37Link

Zandvoort - this is what the track looked like on New Year's Day. The main changes are larger run-off areas, and banking at the Hugenholtz hairpin (3rd corner) and at Arie Luyendijk (final corner).

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 03 January 2020 at 17:08Link

You can do as Darren suggests if you have a way of keeping enough pressure in the fuel rail. Alternative way is just to have a fly lead that jumps from the battery positive to the fuel pump relay pin.

Charles on 31 December 2019 at 14:40Link

Do you have the connection on the fuel line (and just not the take off hose?) if so, you could borrow ours/someone else's for a one off (very handy to have though).


Don't split the line by hand - fuel will go everywhere and probably end up starting a fire.


I know some people have wired up to allow the pump to be run in isolation via a switch without the engine running .... but I just run the car up and let it go with an in line tap part-open to allow enough line pressure.

Darren Houldcroft on 31 December 2019 at 10:02Link

Thanks Darren - I saw the fuel take off /sampling point but I don't have a Quik connect and wasn't sure if I just loosened of the connector if id spray fuel everywhere - how do you operate the fuel pump once you have access to the fuel line - is it just key on/off to get the pump doing it's initial prime - or is there a way of getting it running  constantly to drain tank. thanks Stephen

Stephen Cottrell stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 31 December 2019 at 09:41Link

Fuel burn rate for a 270 (135) is about 0.5/0.6 litres a minute (depending on circuit).... so possibly a little more than that? unless anyone says otherwise I'd go for say 0.7 l/min as a trial + a few litres in reserve and see what you have left at Silverstone?


P.S. If your gauge is anything like mine you'd be better of picking a number out of a hat to guess what fuel you actually had left ;) I use the fuel take off hose and drain down to be sure I'm getting it properly empty now if I need to 

Darren Houldcroft on 31 December 2019 at 03:36Link

Fuel Burn for a 150


Not sure of race length in 2020, but what’s a rough guide of fuel to allow for a race . I’m adding 30kg of lead ballast leaving 25.5 litres of fuel before coming in 3kg overweight, not sure how many race minutes 25 l.5 litres would cover? What capacity is a 150 tank, I syphoned  all I could swallow and 26 litre refill at the pump was overflowing... seems a bit small, would there be more fuel in there - gauge seems erratic but wasn’t showing empty, sort of 1/4 ish

Stephen Cottrell stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 30 December 2019 at 19:32Link

Half doors .....should read FULL DOORS!!!!!

william halley my_mg_is_fab@hotmail.com on 30 December 2019 at 18:26Link

Looking for  S3 imperial chassis:   windscreen frame with or without glass, half doors, no plate light, washer bottle, cloth seat.. William on :  07850 248 172   

william halley my_mg_is_fab@hotmail.com on 30 December 2019 at 17:28Link

Thanks John, have had it confirmed that a Race National is the one required.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 30 December 2019 at 09:17Link

Diff Refresh - As a novice running a 2014 310R / 150 this year, was thinking of doing LSD Diff Refresh myself, but have been advised to take to an expert as relatively inexpensive job - I'm planning on doing  removal  / re-install myself - any tips to guide me would be appreciated - Does De-Dion tube need loosening off / removing to aid removal? or can Diff squeeze past with only ARB removed.


thanks

Stephen

Stephen Cottrell stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 29 December 2019 at 18:22Link

Steve,

This is a don't quote me as I need to check, but my understanding is that the new Race National should cover Zandvoort. However, as I said I do need to check and will post back to once confirmed.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 28 December 2019 at 15:04Link

Looking for a Brian James Minno trailer, preferably with tyre rack and jerry can box. Please let me know if you have one for sale or know of anyone who has. Thank you

Paul Gardner ptgardner8@gmail.com on 27 December 2019 at 13:41Link

Adam - if you don’t fancy Zandvoort, Haarlem - 15mins in land is pleasant - https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/plan-your-trip/day-trips/haarlem



Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 27 December 2019 at 13:01Link

Can anyone confirm what license I need in the new grade system to race at Zandvoort?

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 27 December 2019 at 12:27Link

Gutted to miss Zandvoort this year so determined to finally get there in 2020!


Will have a look at that hotel Suzie - any other areas or hotels you'd recommend for Zandvoort?

Adam B adambettinson AT outlook DOT com on 27 December 2019 at 11:12Link

Just looking at booking accommodation for Zandvoort and the NH is about €1000 for three nights with breakfast even for a NH Rewards Member!  So reserved the Palace Hotel with Booking.com for €457.55 (including breakfast and taxes).  The Palace Hotel is on the sea front further down from the NH.  It is further away from the circuit but closer to the town.  


I just thought this may be helpful when looking for somewhere to stay.

Suzie suz1e@hotmail.com on 24 December 2019 at 16:57Link

Quick reminder, just 10 days left to book the trackday at the discounted rate. 


https://torquemotorsport.co.uk/book-online/

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 20 December 2019 at 11:37Link

Caterham Pre-season trackday - Silverstone National, 29th Feb 2020


Bookings are now open for our trackday, discounted to £235 until 1st January, so please book now to secure your place and the cheapest price. 


All details on the website, but please get in touch if you have any questions. 


See you there :)

https://torquemotorsport.co.uk/book-online/

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 05 December 2019 at 15:33Link

Hi All, Those of you that are working out 2020 racing budgets... I've got several sets of tyres available for sale. Largely as i won't be using Yokohama tyres in 2020. Those interested, please let me know and i can pass on any photos/tread depths etc. Most are from the 2018 season, but have been stored in a garage since off the vehicle but still mounted to the alloys, so will have retained there shape and will not have flat spots. Thanks

Mark Johnson on 29 November 2019 at 08:16Link

See the “Drivers” tab on this website for an up-to-date list of drivers and their classes. 

Roger on 28 November 2019 at 21:55Link

Hi Andrew, Thanks for letting us know how the two and three race weekends are put together for costs, but l still think three races on a two day meeting would be more cost effective. You could have six race meetings rather than seven and still have the same amount of rounds. These are just my thoughts and I appreciate the hard work put in to arrange a calendar.                                                                                    Would there be any chance of getting an up to date list on who has already joined the club and in which class? Cheers

Malcolm Clark malcolmclark2009@hotmail.com on 28 November 2019 at 16:56Link

Malcolm – it would be great if the cost of the extra track time was only £50 per car, however, it isn’t, and the Club is in effect subsidising the three race meetings this year. This is to provide variety (as requested by the members' survey) and to keep the entry cost below £500.


Another issue about having more 3 race meetings is that they would normally need to be over 2 days, and we’ve tried to mix things up with a selection of 1, 2 and 3 day meetings.


To attract new members, we have introduced the three meeting Trophy membership (taken up by three members to date) and the new Flex membership category.


Hope that helps.   


Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 25 November 2019 at 20:45Link

Just a thought - I see a meeting with only 2 races (Excl Silverstone GP & Zandvoort) will cost a maximum £445 & a meeting with 3 races will cost max £495. Would it not be better to try and have 3 races as standard if all it is costing is an extra £50? Would this not entice new drivers into the club?

Malcolm Clark malcolmclark2009@hotmail.com on 25 November 2019 at 15:58Link

Just a note - the photos from Jonathan Tennant are for personal use only and not general copying/distribution.


Peter

Peter Marsh treasurer@cgrc.uk on 24 November 2019 at 17:51Link

Dear All,


I just wanted to write a quick 'thank you' message to everyone. Winning the Championship was amazing and couldn't have been done without a lot of help from various individuals and Revolution Racing.


However being awarded the 'Drivers Driver' award was just the icing on the cake and both myself and my dad are immensely proud and grateful! Thank you so much for everyone who either nominated or voted for me, coming from the drivers, it is genuinely humbling. Thank you.


Thank you to everyone involved in the club, you have all been a great bunch and it has been a pleasure to have been able to spend the weekends at a track with you lot!


All the Best for 2020.

Sam

Samuel Wilson on 24 November 2019 at 16:08Link

Photographs from the AwardsEvening - 16th November courtesy of Jonathan Tennant are now available on this link:-

grads2019 - jonathan tennant photography

Peter

Peter Marsh treasurer@cgrc.uk on 24 November 2019 at 11:56Link

2019 thrills and spills video - for those of you who didn't get to see the thrills and spills video at the dinner, or you did but would like to see it again, it is now online here.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 19 November 2019 at 20:12Link

Attention racing drivers! Our 2020 membership opens at 8pm this evening.

More information is available on our website - https://www.cgrc.uk/info.asp?s=compInfo.

Not that we are starting competition early, but just to point out race numbers will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis (excluding 1 and 7), so make sure to register your membership and desired race number early!

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 18 November 2019 at 19:30Link

Thanks to everyone who made the Club's Annual Awards Evening a success.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 17 November 2019 at 19:40Link

Hi everyone, I've decided to sell Samuels Sigmax, the car and details of my spares (engine,gearbox etc) will be on the 'for sale' section shortly.  I am looking for offers. Please grab me at the dinner or contact me on 

mob: 07586-530928.

cheers Simon.  

Simon Wilson simonwilson911@aol.co.uk on 12 November 2019 at 20:57Link

Really like the early release of the provisional calendar, the different weekend formats and the ideas in the membership/trophy ideas! A lot of thought and work I’m sure is behind it


Looking forward to 2020!

Adam B on 09 November 2019 at 14:37Link

Mark JonesDaren FordDavid MorrisPeter MarshSamuel WilsonAndrew OuttersideLeanne FahyJon CurryJoel DohertyIan Payne.

Barry White yc07vom@gmail.com on 08 November 2019 at 20:31Link

and here's the list


Fuel Pump and sender unit - In Tank

Handbrake Lever and Cable (Found a lever if you can make it fit)

Seats

Door Hinges that go not screen slots and Door Mirrors

Throttle Body

Roll Cage

Side impact bar

ECU

Battery

Starter Motor

Alternator Bracket to Engine lower Bolt and Spacer

Screen Wash system - complete system missing

Drivers Side Front Calliper Spacer Shims Missing

Lambda Sensor/ Blanking Plug

Speedo Head - Incorrect type fitted

Rev Counter - Incorrect type fitted

Speedo Cable Gearbox drive broken

Battery Isolator Key

Seat Runners

Wheel Centre Caps

Headlight, Indicator pod and Indicator light unit

K series head gasket.”

Barry White yc07vom@gmail.com on 08 November 2019 at 20:09Link

 

It’s that endof season time when you need to clear up the garage and find homes for allthose spare parts that you either have too many of or you no longer own thecar.

 

Mission Motorsporthave had a Caterham K Series donated to them by Caterham BUT it has been usedas a ‘christmas tree’ for spares by Caterham over the last couple of years andtherefore to create a track training car they need our help. 

 

If anyone hasany of the following that you are prepared to donate to a very worthwhilecharity then please bring them to the annual dinner next weekend (where JamesCameron can take them away with him) or let me know and we can arrange collectionand delivery:

 

·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      ·      K series head gasket.”

 

Thank you foryour support. 

 

Barry 

Barry White yc07vom at gmail.com on 08 November 2019 at 18:26Link

The seat issue (SeatGate?) is still an issue however as this will be a Caterham Motorsport lead event they will be taking centre stage on this. We will obviously be liaising with them and ensure that our views are know however their drivers have exactly the same issues as us ie. non-FIA seats.

This will be one of those "watch this space" things. I am not expecting any news on this until much much closer to June.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 05 November 2019 at 17:51Link

Seat issue at Zandvoort? I didn't notice anything? :-)

Charles on 05 November 2019 at 13:05Link

Mark, if you use up three on a day then it is not the end of your championship. Last year, I had used up three after the first four races and still did alright ;) p.s. great selection of circuits!!!

Jamie on 05 November 2019 at 10:34Link

Thanks for the early info John and thanks for the obvious hard work involved.

Will we be able to avoid the FIA seat issue that caused such concern at Zandvoort last year?

Glenn on 05 November 2019 at 09:37Link

The only problem with the two triple headers, is that if you have a terminal problem in practice, that's all 3 of your dropped scores!

Note to Tigger, don't ...

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 04 November 2019 at 21:35Link

Now in a readable format


Date                 Circuit    Format
21/22-March    Silverstone National            2 day - Triple Header
10/11-April       Donington Park National     2 day - Double Header
23-May            Silverstone GP                    1 day - Double Header
13/14-June      Anglesey International         2 day - Triple Header
10/11/12-July   Zandvoort GP                     3 day - Double Header
29-Aug            Snetterton 300                    1 day - Double Header
12-Sep            Oulton Park International    1 day - Double Header

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 04 November 2019 at 20:33Link

Hi All,


We’ve been working hard over the last couple of months to put together our 2020 calendar, which we hope you will like. Comprising some of the best circuits the UK has to offer, plus a “new” overseas GP circuit, we hope you’ll like it.

You asked us to provide a more varied format for racing, so in 2020 we have a mixture of 1 day and 2 day meetings along with our 3 day international event. We've even slipped in a couple of triple header rounds. Our Championship classes are also changing slightly as is our membership offering. For full details can be found here

There is more to tell you, but some things will wait for the Awards dinner at the Hellidon Lakes Hotel, Daventry. This will be held on the 16th November, so if you haven't already got tickets (book here), time is running out.


Date Circuit Format 21 / 22 March Silverstone National 2 day - Triple Header 10 / 11 April Donington Park National  2 day - Double Header 23 May Silverstone GP 1 day - Double Header 13 / 14 June Anglesey International 2 day - Triple Header 10 / 11 / 12 July Zandvoort GP 3 day - Double Header 29 Aug Snetterton 300 1 day - Double Header 12 Sep Oulton Park International 1 day - Double Header

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 04 November 2019 at 20:31Link

Photos are here from the Birkett on Saturday

Hazel hazelsphotos ...[at]... outlook dot com on 28 October 2019 at 12:49Link

Caterham Graduates – PremierPower Race & Performance Engines – Engine Servicing

Hi Everyone,

Premier Power this year was nominated as a recognized engine supplierfor the Sigmax Championship.  We havehelped several customers this year with engine rebuilds or engine related workfor the series.  As nominated enginesuppliers, this means we are able to ensure engines are built to a levelplaying field and our rolling road sign off process has already proven enginesare leaving us with one or two horsepower of each other.  This is down to attention to detail duringthe build process ensuring cam timing is almost identical on each engine, valveclearances are set correctly and tight build tolerances are adhered too.  As part of the final build process, we alsofit seals to the engines which are to ensure the engines stay in the conditionthey left us, until scrutineers want to apply their own seals.

 

Just writing to let you know we offer a full range of services fromengine health checks to performance testing and cam belt changes.  For those of you that just want a healthcheck, we can carry out a borescope (view inside your cylinders without removingthe head), cylinder leakage test, valve clearance check and cam timingcheck.  This is a non-intrusive testwhich doesn’t check crankshaft bearing condition but apart from that gives youan idea of the condition of your engine.

 

Generally the Sigma is a great engine but as a weak point we have seenengines suffer problems with crankshaft bearings.   This isn’t through oil starvation but justbearings de-laminating which would lead to an engine failure if not dealt with.  Other than that pitted exhaust valve seatsand some wear in valve guides are other issues we have seen.  Customers reporting they have issues fillingtheir oil catch tanks with oil during races is also something we’ve heardabout, although this isn’t something we hear about once we’ve rebuilt theengine.

 

Caterham supply their engines we believe with synthetic oil.  Synthetic oil is engineered to reduce enginewear.  Engine wear is required to allowcomponents like piston rings to “bed in”. To run in one of our engines, we use running in oil and a rolling roadthat runs the engine, in the car through various drive cycles to load theengine and run the engine in.  Because aCaterham is a very light car, you would struggle to do this on the track or onthe road.  On the rolling road, the caris strapped done and loaded up so the engine can be put under heavier loads forlonger.  This doesn’t damage the engine,only allowing components to bed in properly. The net result is an engine that performs properly and that isn’tgenerating crankcase pressure due to leaking pistons rings and glazed cylinderbores.  

 

We also offer an exchange engine service, whereby we strip your engineand give you an estimate to rebuild it. We have engines on the shelf that have been completely rebuilt to ourhigh standards and that require running in. The price you pay is the cost to rebuild your engine, but what youreceive in this instance is an overhauled engine that’s ready for runningin.  So you get an engine back in areduced time than having to wait for yours to be rebuilt.  This service was aimed at helping customersduring the season although we are happy to offer this during the closed seasonif it helps.  Currently our exchangeengines just require dress items or Caterham parts to complete them.  These are usually removed, inspected and cleanedfrom your engine and then fitted to our engine before installation to your car.

 

As part of our rebuild service we also carry out an engine sign off onthe rolling road.  Once the engine is runin, we then perform a power test, giving you a power and torque curve for yourengines performance.  This will be loggedon our system and should you ever feel you’ve had an “off” result one weekendand doubt your engine, the car can simply be returned to the rolling road foranother test.  The result of this caneither result in a further health check of the engine, or as is often the case,focus your attention on another area of the car or your driving.

 

So you are a busy person who works hard during the week to earn moneyto go racing.  “When do I get time towork on my race car!!”.  Premier Poweroffer a complete service of engine removal, rebuild, re-install, transport andsupport to the rolling road and return to our workshop.  Customers who want to reduce their costs canwork with us if they wish by delivering the car to the rolling road themselvesand overseeing this part of the job. Should you require we can also store your car whilst it’s having workcarried out, we can offer to do this is our secure and fully insured facility.  If you want gearboxes, diffs or dampersremoving or any other car related work doing, we are happy to assist withthis.  We can also arrange collection anddelivery of your race car if required.

 

So why am I writing this now? We are now heading into our busy period and I want to make sure yourrequirements for the new season are met. Our order book is starting to get busy and I don’t want customersleaving it until February or March before they realize the 2020 season is uponus.

 

For your 2020 requirements please call Stuart on 07712 530858 or emailstuart@premierpowerengines.com.  We look forward to hearing from you J.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this thread.

Stuart Cresswell stuart@premierpowerengines.com on 22 October 2019 at 09:25Link

Final call for dinner footage - I have 45 clips laid down and 2 spaces left. Please send me what you have ASAP! A couple of showstoppers for the end would be particularly welcome. 

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 19 October 2019 at 09:32Link

Just remind all those attending the Awards Dinner on the 16th November I need your menu choices by 23rd October. Many thanks.

Julie Clark julieclark2011@hotmail.co.uk on 18 October 2019 at 19:55Link

MORE dinner footage needed! - with only a month to go until the dinner it's time to start cutting and splicing the video. Many thanks to those that have sent in footage but I NEED MORE! Any exciting moments are welcome, in or out of the car. I'm in particular need of a couple of <cough> big crashes. So please, search through those SD cards and send me more stuff! For larger clips I suggest you use WeTransfer - just email me if you need more info on how to use it.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 12 October 2019 at 10:12Link

Peter,


Your are quiet correct (I appear to be having a bad day). As Trevor came third the MCF does indeed belong to Robert. Apologies for that.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 11 October 2019 at 18:11Link

Here are my Cadwell photos

Hazel hazelsphotos [at...] outlook.com on 11 October 2019 at 17:28Link

I was under the impression that the MCF was not awardable to a driver who finished in the top three. Therefore the MCF for Classics would go to Robert Appleton.

Peter Tattersall peter@TrackTeach.com on 11 October 2019 at 16:14Link

Anybody have a dead Caterham fuel/oil or temp gauge spare - just need the white plastic cylinder that the electrics sit in - cheers in advance.

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 11 October 2019 at 15:09Link

Most Consistent Finishers


This year we have four people who have completed ever single races.


The Sigmax MCF is Simon Griffiths with Gareth Cordey just mising out.


The Classic MCF is Trevor Harber with Robert Appleton also finishing all of the races.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 11 October 2019 at 14:08Link

It has been pointed out to me that there was a mistake in the Cadwell points. This has affected the Sigma championship with Neil Wright taking third in the Sigma and Luke now coming forth. Tables will be updated shortly.



Classic Graduates
1st          Robin Webb
2nd        Mark Carter
3rd         Trevor Harber

Sigma-Graduates          (Combination of the 150, 135 & 125 classes)
1st          Adam Harrison
2nd        Barry White
3rd         Neil Wright

SigMax-Graduates
1st          Samuel Wilson
2nd        Stephen Clark
3rd         Steve McMaster

Mega-Graduates
1st          Kevin Barrett
2nd        Kim Rayment
3rd         Neil Sturgess

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 11 October 2019 at 13:52Link

Thinking of upgrading?


Lots of cars added to the For Sale section of the website.


Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 10 October 2019 at 19:34Link

Dinner clips - please keep them coming, a few people have provided some good ones but I still need a lot more!

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 09 October 2019 at 14:29Link

Tables now loaded.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 08 October 2019 at 10:44Link

Race results and lap records update. Table will follow very shortly.

Please note that all Championship results are still provisional pending final ratification from BARC.

Classic Graduates
1st          Robin Webb
2nd        Mark Carter
3rd         Trevor Harber

Sigma-Graduates          (Combination of the 150, 135 & 125 classes)
1st          Adam Harrison
2nd        Barry White
3rd         Luke Balmforth

SigMax-Graduates
1st          Samuel Wilson
2nd        Stephen Clark
3rd         Steve McMaster

Mega-Graduates
1st          Kevin Barrett
2nd        Kim Rayment
3rd         Neil Sturgess

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 07 October 2019 at 20:01Link

Dinner footage needed!

It's getting close to our end of season 'thrills and spills' video - I'm going to be putting this together this year and as you all know, it is a highlight of the awards dinner BUT I can only do it with footage from all of you!

So, if you want to 'star' in the end of season video, please send me your video. Both incidents and funny moments appreciated - crashes, skids, near misses, arm waving, catching wings flying off your car are all welcome! I do need original, high resolution footage wherever possible. For larger clips you can use WeTransfer - just email me if you need more info on how to use it.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 07 October 2019 at 10:56Link

Just added my motorhome/transporter to the 'for sale' section - please get in touch if interested.

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 03 October 2019 at 12:35Link

Just wondering will the results of the survey from ex drivers and competitors who have not driven this year be available at Cadwell Park?

Malcolm Clark malcolmclark2009@hotmail.com on 03 October 2019 at 11:57Link

Cadwell Park


Please find the Cadwell Park briefing note here


The Grids on the BARC timetabes and the briefing notes are now in sync.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 03 October 2019 at 10:49Link

Cadwell - Grids 

JohnB - Please can I double-check the Grid 1 and Grid 2 alignment, on the MSV Website they have the class allocation apposite with Grid 1 - 150, 135, 125, Mega & Classics and Grid 2 - SigMax?   


It would be great to clarify so I can confirm to some visitors.. thanks... and thanks for working with BARC to get me onto the Grid this weekend after the entry deadline had passed.. appreciated.  

Nigel Smith nigeasmith@gmail.com on 03 October 2019 at 10:17Link

Afternoon all


Looking forward to Cadwell Park as it's definitely our 'home' round given the proximity to CTS HQ.


To that end, I'm on the scrounge for spare tickets for friends and family?  If anyone has any they could pass on I'd be grateful.


Thanks in advance


Jon

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 30 September 2019 at 15:45Link

CGRC – HOG-ROAST - Cadwell Park


To celebrate the end of a successful racing season and the final race meeting of 2019 – you are invited to a complimentary hog roast on
Saturday 5th October in the CGRC marquee in the paddock
at Cadwell Park circuit.
The food – hog-bap and salad will be served following the last Caterham Race from 6.15pm onwards
You can even see the piggy roasting all day Saturday in the paddock.
A vegy option will be available.

Please bring your own bottle.


Roger on 28 September 2019 at 14:54Link

Afternoon All

CATERING AT CADWELL - Cath and I will be providing the usual catering at Cadwell - Unlimited tea and coffee on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with light cereal breakfast followed by a luscious buffet style lunch and concluding with cakes at Prize Giving on Saturday and Sunday.

In a addition to this there is a Hog Roast for everyone planned for Saturday evening - a great way to conclude the last Race Weekend this Season. John Curry is organising the meat side of things with myself and Cath providing salads and veggie option. 

I do need to know numbers for the catering.

DRIVERS - please let me know if you have any extra people that would like lunch on Saturday and Sunday - that is anyone over the one person that you are allowed.

NON DRIVING MEMBERS - PLEASE let me know you are coming and if you are bringing anyone with you. Charges apply for any guests. 

The extra people will need to pay for their pre booked wristbands and collect them on Friday or Saturday from the hospitality area. 

CHARGES - £7.50 per head for adults and over 12's, £5 for over 5 years and under 5's no charge.

HOGROAST NON MEAT OPTION -  it would be handy to know how many I am providing for if the meat is not for you, please let me know.

See you all there - fingers crossed the weather is kind to us. 

Email - gail@rockeyracing.com   Text - 07960159979


GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 27 September 2019 at 17:14Link

Cadwell Park - BARC Pit Stop supplimentary race

BARC are running a 45 minute race with Driver Changes at Cadwell on 6th October.
Entry fee is £120.00 per car. Max 2 Drivers in 2 Cars.
His is the Entry Form and Regulations.
All entry by form only. Please note that this is a BARC run event so any questions should be directed to them.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 25 September 2019 at 19:12Link

Malcom,

Next year the Sigmax and Sigma classes (150, 135 & 125) will be kept separate as they currently are. The only proposed class mergers are the Mega's into the Sigmax class (with some changes to the Mega spec - this is to be confirmed).

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 25 September 2019 at 19:09Link

CADWELL PARK


Would it not be better to have the Sigmax and 150 together if that is the intention for next year.

Malcolm Clark malcolmclark2009@hotmail.com on 25 September 2019 at 17:56Link

Cadwell Park

Version 3 of the timetable is now available here

This includes the extra time between races and also an extra practice sessions. At present a final decision on grid split has not been made but it is likely to be the same as Anglesey : Grid 1 - Sigmax, Grid 2 - Classic, Mega, 135 and 150.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 18 September 2019 at 21:39Link

Cadwell Park

I have come to an agreement with BARC to place an extra (non CGRC) race in between our races at Cadwell. This gives sufficient time for people to swap cars if they wish to race in two different classes over the weekend. Should anyone be interested please let me know as soon as possible so that I can work on the grid splits to allow this to happen.

The revised timetabe has not yet been published but I will post on here as soon as it is.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 17 September 2019 at 09:32Link

As we race in a championship, I believe the qualifying format and length of races needs to be specified at the outset in the Sporting and Technical Regulations; the Club can't just mix things up for a 'random round' during the season to see what drivers might prefer, unless of course that is at a non-championship event.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 13 September 2019 at 19:54Link

All good comments on the race format and a very helpful clarification from Roger. Personally, I was in the minority too and quite fancy the idea of some form of "random round" where it gets mixed up a bit ! 

There is some really good information in the survey and you can see what the majority want. However, I am sure the Board will see that there are other views and take these onboard when they make decisions for next year.

As an aside, when we get the results of our ex-member and guest surveys, we may see that they want something different to the majority of current members (or not !)

Zed on 13 September 2019 at 12:17Link

All good comments on the race format and a very helpful clarification from Roger. Personally, I was in the minority too and quite fancy the idea of some form of "random round" where it gets mixed up a bit ! 

There is some really good information in the survey and you can see what the majority want. However, I am sure the Board will see that there are other views and take these onboard when they make decisions for next year.

As an aside, when we get the results of our ex-member and guest surveys, we may see that they want something different to the majority of current members (or not !)

Zed on 13 September 2019 at 12:17Link

I have to say I was in the (significant!) minority of respondents that would welcome a change to the traditional format of the race weekend. As Kevin says, could be an idea to try it out on a couple of weekends next year and mix things up? Nothing ventured, nothing gained?

MarcN on 13 September 2019 at 08:39Link

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