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I agree, Gareth. Hope you're well. 

There's a little more activity on Facebook - join in, you know you want to! 

I wish I had nothing to do, biggest challenge since starting my business over 20yrs ago. Crazy times.

Andy Molsom on 03 April 2020 at 09:53Link

Considering we are all stuck at home with nothing to do, this forum is far too quiet!!!

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 02 April 2020 at 18:38Link

Hi All, 

Those of you whom happen to own an Xbox One can get Project Cars 2 for free if you've got an Xbox Live Gold membership. Simply go to the Microsoft Store on your Xbox and navigate to the Games with Gold section and you'll be able to get the game for free.. It's usually £40+

Enjoy !

Mark Johnson Email@theworld.com on 01 April 2020 at 07:26Link

Given BARC’s offices are closed until 30th April.  I’ll be surprised if we will hear anything until after that date

Darreng on 24 March 2020 at 12:56Link

Andrew, any news on when we can expect to hear from BARC? 

Kevin Barrett kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 24 March 2020 at 12:11Link

Looks like we are off till Zandvoort ☹️

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 24 March 2020 at 10:55Link

DECALS - CLUB POSTAGE REFUNDS - (God loves a cheerful giver!). Since posting decals out to some of our members - to date I have only received 4 refunds of £10 each back to the club. Could I please nudge those members who may have inadvertently overlooked payment - to do the necessary.  

Thank-you ........... Peter

Peter Marsh treasurer@cgrc.uk on 23 March 2020 at 10:56Link

A few years ago we had a racing game on the CGRC website to keep us entertained between race meetings. Well, I've dug out the link and reset the scores for our entertainment again. It was originally designed in Flash, so you will need a browser which supports Flash (ie. desktop browsers). And you may need to enable Flash in the settings (as it is disabled by default on some browsers). First, log into the member's area on the CGRC site, then visit the following link for some competitive fun: https://www.cgrc.uk/game/racing_game.asp. The track is losely based around Lyden hill.

Jamie webmaster@cgrc.uk on 20 March 2020 at 14:30Link

I agree Suzie - just cancelled mine.  If anyone hasn't cancelled it yet make sure you do it today, the cancellation needs to be completed the day before you are due to check in!

Adam B on 19 March 2020 at 08:56Link

Well done Premier Inn they are giving all guests with stays between 19th March and 31st May the opportunity to rebook or cancel their Non-Flex or Semi-Flex bookings and receive a full refund.

Suzie Black suz1e@hotmail.com on 18 March 2020 at 20:53Link

Coronavirus Update – Silverstone National and Donington Park meetings cancelled

The decision of Motorsport UK to suspend motorsport activity in the UK, until the end of April, has resulted in the cancellation of our first two Championship rounds, at Silverstone National and Donington Park.

We can understand this is a great disappointment to our members, their families and friends and the race support teams.

Concerning entries and payments for Silverstone and Donington, BARC has said the following to us:- 

“All entries and payments received to date will be automatically carried over into future events. We would appreciate your understanding at this busy time. We will be in touch with all of your competitors from early next week onwards to transfer any entries to further meetings. Anyone not wanting a transfer can have a full refund, but we would prefer to try and transfer entries if possible.”

At present, please do not contact BARC directly, as stated above, BARC will be in contact with you – they have got a lot to work through, with a total of 13 meetings organised for March and April.

For CGRC Flex members, the Club will issue a full refund of entry fees and, where applicable, the BARC weekend membership fee paid through the CGRC online system. Peter Marsh, our treasurer, will be in contact shortly with those concerned.  

Given current indications, our racing is unlikely to resume for some time. We will be liaising closely with BARC and the organisers of our Anglesey and Zandvoort meetings and will publish further information when it comes to hand. 

In the meantime, please follow all official guidance and do all you can to keep yourself and your families safe and well.


Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 17 March 2020 at 19:30Link

Glenn - the MSUK ruling relates to the suspension of the permits they issue for motorsport events. Testing is not covered by MSUK permits and is a separate arrangement between the circuit and the customer. One would hope that the circuit will recognise that many customers were testing in advance of the racing at the weekend and act accordingly.     

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 17 March 2020 at 17:57Link

great thanks Mark

glenn on 17 March 2020 at 17:51Link

Glenn


I spoke to the Silverstone people this afternoon. They told me that didn’t know what would happen about testing and refunds/credit vouchers etc... and that they would be in touch....

MarcN on 17 March 2020 at 16:58Link

Many thanks for the update Andrew - do you know if the Motorsport UK ruling means the friday testing bookings will also suspended/refunded?

Glenn on 17 March 2020 at 15:24Link

Coronavirus Update

It has now been confirmed by BARC that under the direction of Motorsport UK, all motorsport activity is suspended with immediate effect until the end of April. This means our Silverstone and Donington Park meetings are cancelled. We will be updating you on the situation regarding entry fees following speaking to BARC. At the present time please do not contact them directly. 

BARC's statement is here - https://www.barc.net/british-automobile-racing-club-statement-coronavirus-update-17-03-20/

   

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 17 March 2020 at 15:18Link

Coronavirus Update

Following the Government statement yesterday, we can understand questions about whether the meeting at Silverstone this weekend will go ahead.

We are waiting to hear further from BARC today and will update you as soon as we know anything.

We will communicate via the website Forum, Facebook and WhatsApp group.

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 17 March 2020 at 08:28Link

I have 2 tickets  and a paddock pass if anyone needs them.

Happy to post out today if you text me 07960 159979

GAIL gail@rockeyracing.com on 16 March 2020 at 12:47Link

Stephen - two screwdrivers are all you need!

Charles on 15 March 2020 at 18:30Link

Would anyone be able to loan me a c-spanner to fit the drilled locking rings for 150/310R spring/damper adjustment whilst at Silverstone - I only have a c spanner for the castleated type and want to tweak front ride height before qualifying

Stephen stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 15 March 2020 at 00:22Link

Attention drivers! We have an update on hospitality ahead of next weekend at Silverstone. Please read the following statement:


https://tinyurl.com/CGRC-Statement

CGRC info@3phasemedia.co.uk on 14 March 2020 at 22:09Link

Decal Guide Correction - an error has been pointed out in the decal guide - the instructions say trim 2 of the number backgrounds by 12.5mm each side so that they are the same width as the 320mm Mission Motorsport decal.


We apologise for this; the instructions should have read trim 22.5mm each side to reduce to 320mm.


Anyone who needs a couple of new number backgrounds and race numbers, please pick them up at Silverstone or email membership@cgrc.uk


The Mission Motorsport decals will not be with us until Donington, so there is no rush to replace the number backgrounds.

Membership membership@cgrc.uk on 14 March 2020 at 20:59Link

Stephen - it will be streamed to the CGRC Facebook page, as per the footage of the track day - read more about our media coverage and arrangments planned for this year here - https://www.cgrc.uk/docs/2020311_CGRC%20News%20Media%20News%2003.2020.pdf

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 14 March 2020 at 20:42Link

I’d love to see the mysupercar.co.uk live streams, does anyone now where it’s broadcast / how we view it  - can’t see any links on their website, all the grads dates are on the broadcast schedule, be nice to check it out

Stephen on 14 March 2020 at 20:06Link

Latest Statement here from Motorsport UK on COVID-19.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 13 March 2020 at 09:38Link

Kevin - we have been working with CTS Motorsport and PT Motorsport on the spares situation and we should have some positive news very shortly.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 11 March 2020 at 23:13Link

Darren - we are seeking to confirm access on Friday week with Silverstone and will advise once we have a response.


Andrew

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 11 March 2020 at 23:05Link

The Club provides the Hospitality Awning as an area for Drivers and their families to socialise and relax in, chat to other drivers and shelter from the elements so please take advantage of the unlimited tea, coffee and refreshments that will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

BREAKFAST - a light breakfast of cereals and fruit will be available on Saturday and Sunday up until 10 am.

LUNCH - a buffet lunch of meat platters, sandwiches, salads, sausage rolls etc will be served between 12 and 2 on the race days. The time is dependant on the Track Timetable so please keep an eye on the notice board.  

TEA and CAKES will be served at Prize Giving on Saturday. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED only Drivers who are racing and one guest are included in the numbers for lunch. Extra guests are welcome too but there is a charge.

ADULTS and OVER 12's - £7.50 per head

CHILDREN between 5 and 12 - £5 each

UNDER 5's - No charge

So that I can cater for everyone drivers MUST book extra guests, friends and family in advance. Please let me know by Wednesday 18th March.

I can be contacted by email - gail@rockeyracing.com or text 07960159979 or message me through the CATERHAM GRADUATES COMMUNITY facebook page.       

CATERING WRISTBANDS - drivers will be given one wristband for themselves and one wristband for their guest for each day at sign on. They can also be collected from myself or Cath in the Hospitality Area.

Extra guests that would like to be included for lunch can also collect and pay for their pre booked catering wristbands from the Hospitality Awning.   

We try to accommodate everyone but PLEASE NOTE that anyone with special dietary requirements must let me know.  Look out for the green serviettes if you are looking for the vegetarian options.

Cath and I are really looking forward to seeing every one at the weekend, hopefully the weather will be kind to us. 

See you all there 

GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 10 March 2020 at 11:50Link

I'm not sure how many people are affected by this, but I for one aren't able to test at Silverstone, but I maybe able to arrive during Friday afternoon. With the new Tyre Bar Code system requirement, it would be really helpful if we could at least get access to the Outer Paddock during this time so we could try and see Polley's on friday and not have the panic on Saturday morning!.  Previous experience with Silverstone, especially last year(granted the GP Paddock) made this impossible, as were 'parked' in a queue until after 6pm. 

darreng on 10 March 2020 at 10:24Link

Neil - Polleysport will be in attendance on Friday and Saturday. Members will need to declare the tyres they are using at scrutineering on Saturday morning or Friday afternoon (if Keith is available then). I suggest you give Steve Polley a call to agree a time that works.


Andrew

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 10 March 2020 at 07:55Link

Kevin, I’ve panic bought spares for my 310R  like they were the last loo rolls lefts in Tesco - and now I realise I’ve got to store & lug them around every where I go - I will gladly sell my spares  if anyone finds themselves in need - No. 88 orange 150 driven by Adam Cottrell

Stephen stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 09 March 2020 at 23:19Link

Do we know if Polley can Barcode Fri evening or Sat morning before quali at Silverstone Nat? 


If not what do I do?!

Neil neilsturgess@sky.com on 09 March 2020 at 22:40Link

Last season GRS carried spares for purchase at the circuit in case of emergency. 

Is the same service available this season?

Kevin Barrett kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 09 March 2020 at 20:33Link

Stephen - suggest you raise with Keith our scrutineer. Contact details in the Regs.


Keith will be the one doing the measuring.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 09 March 2020 at 14:30Link

Just for reference does anyone know where the chassis side rail can be measured to find front ride height? - Regs say "minimum ride height will be 120mm measured from the ground to the lowest point on the chassis side rails" I tried to measure to lowest face of side rail around the front wheel centre region but rail obscured by tin-work wrapping around. The forward boss of lower wishbone pivot looks easiest to measure to - but is that still chassis rail? I don't want to get DSQ for being too low, but my car is v.high at front. Trying to measure rear seems simple, but I struggled to be confident I was measuring same point each side - so most rearward would be easiest - I think it's called the basket? but that's quite a bit further rearward than wheel centre line. Any tips appreciated 

Stephen stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 09 March 2020 at 11:03Link

Kevin - thanks for checking, I think I'll get the car to someone more knowledgeable than I -  just measuring ride height challenged me! 

Stephen on 08 March 2020 at 00:14Link

Full decal fitting guide is now available here

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 07 March 2020 at 22:00Link

Stephen, that doesn’t sound right.


I just checked mine and measured 5mm drivers side and 4mm passenger side. 

Kevin Barrett kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 07 March 2020 at 21:49Link

Re. Rear ride height - Could anyone enlighten me as to how different the typical spring preload is from drivers side to LHS? We noticed our car wasn’t very Rake-ish at Silverstone so I’m going to set front ride height and then adjust rear to be 10-15mm higher. 


But on first inspection the LHS rear spring has 25mm  free movement when chassis on axle stands, (rear wheels full droop, uncompressed spring freely moves 25mm up before contacting top spring cup). The drivers spring has about 3-5mm movement. The lower C-Spanner collar shows this difference - I.e collar much lower on thread on LHS compared to RHS.


I’m going to get our car corner weighted and a base setup on flat floor. But probably after Silverstone. So for now I was going to set Front ride height & rake. I know ride height & corner weighting will impact each other, but I was surprised to see such a big difference across the rear of the car? Does it sound unusual? If I set ride ride front left and right the same, then adjust rear pre-load with Adam in car to set rake - could I upset balance of car only doing ride height?

Stephen stephen@the-knoll.co.uk on 07 March 2020 at 16:27Link

PLEASE NOTE - New date in the calendar for your diary for the Championship Awards Dinner to be held on Saturday 21st November at the Hellidon Golf and Spa Hotel in Daventry. More details shortly.


Peter Marsh treasurer@cgrc.uk on 07 March 2020 at 15:36Link

Dear competitors,

The CGRC event booking system is now open.

  • Full Championship members can book Anglesey.
  • Zandvoort bookings are not open yet but will do so shortly, you will be given advanced warning of the opening date.
  • Flex members can book Silverstone National (Round 1) and Donington (Round 2) now. Access to other rounds will open 14 days before each one.

To enter an event click here.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 07 March 2020 at 12:19Link

All, sorry for the delay, the decal installation guide will be published (both here and via MailChimp) by the end of today.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 07 March 2020 at 11:59Link

A full set of photographs of the pre-season track day from Jakob Ebrey Photography (standing in for Jon Bryant of Snappyracers) are available here –

http://www.snappyracers.com/galleries/caterham-graduates-track-day/?fbclid=IwAR3_hWID9RnVATofGTl6LaxvfPI62RBWhkUIfEzRINekI8ZSyIIlC2KLWHo


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Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 06 March 2020 at 22:12Link

Just arrived! Many thanks

Andy Johnson andrew_m_johnson@hotmail.com on 06 March 2020 at 15:47Link

Decals were posted out Wednesday, so should arrive today or tomorrow.

Roger on 06 March 2020 at 15:03Link

Hi, have the decals been posted out to those who could not make the test day?

Cheers

Andy

Andy Johnson andrew_m_johnson@hotmail.com on 06 March 2020 at 10:23Link

Gideon - apologises it will be out very shortly.

Will advise on here and also post on Facebook Community page.

Andrew 

 

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 06 March 2020 at 09:28Link

Is there a 2020 decal plan available somewhere, I didn’t have one in my decal tube from Silverstone and can’t seem to find an upto date one on the site??


Thanks

Gideon Gideon.wilkinson@weareendpoint.com on 05 March 2020 at 21:25Link

Caterhams are usually classed as closed wheel when it comes to testing. However open wheel never gets filled up as quickly as closed wheel, and ultimately MSV want your money, so it may be worth checking with them to see if you're ok booking open wheel. 


Safety wise, I would much rather be out on circuit with a Formula Ford car than a McLaren MP4!! 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 04 March 2020 at 15:38Link

For Donington National testing which group do Caterham's normally go out with? I've been told Caterham's can go in either Open or Closed wheel, and closed wheel is now sold out - are there any issues going out with Open Wheel cars that may have slicks & wings? 

Stephen on 03 March 2020 at 18:48Link

Our 2020 regulations have now been approved and signed off. They can be found here.

I will endeavor to publish a brief summary of changes within two days,

JohnB c on 03 March 2020 at 14:08Link

Not sure what happened there. Half my post got left off. 

I have a small list of stuff below that i found in my garage loft, some items might be useful to someone on here.

Stuart Higgins stuart.higgins@hotmail.co.uk on 02 March 2020 at 16:12Link

Caterham Tillett Seat

Front Cycle wings, one brand new and one used.

Seat runners

Roll bar padding - 500mm of FIA 8857-2001 type A approved

Tonneaucover (with popup part for race seat)

 

Ifanyone is interested in any of these send me an email.

Thanks 

Stuart Higgins stuart.higgins@hotmail.co.uk on 02 March 2020 at 16:10Link

Ah the joy of trying get links to work on this forum.  Here for another attempt...

Hazel on 02 March 2020 at 08:33Link

Photos from Saturday are here.  See you back there in a few weeks...

Hazel hazelsphotos {at} outlook[dot]com on 02 March 2020 at 08:32Link

Peter - the Regs have just been approved by Motorsport UK and will be posted shortly in the Comp Info section of the CGRC website.


Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 01 March 2020 at 08:17Link

I'm not 100% sure I'll be racing yet, but I'd like to prepare anyway. by reading the rule changes. They don't appear to be available next, so I'm not sure how I'm supposed to prepare. Can anybody in authority help?

Tattersall Peter peter @ TrackTeach.com on 28 February 2020 at 22:39Link

Round 1 - Silverstone National

V1 of the timetable for round 1 is available here. Please note this is only V1, so is subject to change.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 28 February 2020 at 14:11Link

Silverstone Internation date (10th/11th October) for Sigmax and Sigma 150 is now a confirmed date.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 27 February 2020 at 13:45Link

@Dan Clayphan  - we do try and post on both DB and here for all announcements. For general discussion, we do need both forum at the moment as some members (shock horror) do not have FacePlant^h^h^h^h^hBook accounts.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 26 February 2020 at 19:52Link

@Andy Sagar - Hold off until the end of the week for booking anything. Everything is agreed in principle but I do not have the final confirmation. I will confirm on here as soon as I have that

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 26 February 2020 at 19:50Link

Final instructions, including timetable and garage plan, for this Saturday. Look forward to seeing you there: 

https://torquemotorsport.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/29th-Feb-2020.pdf

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 26 February 2020 at 13:11Link

I have an RMA track day & garage booked for Wednesday 18th March on Silverstone GP circuit which I can no longer use. It cost £525 inc. the garage. I've checked and its OK to transfer so open to offers if anyone interested...... great chance to practice before the race on 23rd May? No offers yet so would someone like it for £250? great chance to be on the GP circuit....

Paul Gardner ptgardner8@gmail.com on 26 February 2020 at 07:52Link

Hey Charles I know there is a FB group, I was just wondering if this section should be closed and everyone use the FB group as a forum? 

Dan Clayphan on 25 February 2020 at 19:07Link

Tyres: If you want tyres at the pre-season trackday, or at Silverstone for the first round, you must email Steve Polley at steve@polleymotorsport.co.uk to order them - or call 01354 688111.

Steve always brings a few extras, but don't rely on that - he'll run out fast if lots of people want them who haven't ordered.

Roger on 25 February 2020 at 09:33Link

John - thank you for setting up the Sigmax/150 round at Silverstone International.  Is it a definite now?  I.e. is it safe to book accommodation and testing?


Thanks

Andy Sagar on 25 February 2020 at 09:21Link

Hi Dan - there is already a CGRC community on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CaterhamGraduates/community/


Charles on 25 February 2020 at 08:12Link

Do the grads members have Facebook accounts?   As much as I hate FB I am wondering if it may be a better place for the forum? 

Dan Clayphan on 25 February 2020 at 07:49Link

Sigma 150/Sigmax round results


Drum roll for the results of the preferred location of the rescheduled Snetterton round for the Sigma 150/Sigmax classes.


The poll went out to 46 Full/Trophy racing members, we have 37 responses.


Pembrey                             3rd/4th October      40.54%     15
Silverstone International    10th/11th October    51.35%     19
No preference                                                      8.11%      3

Therefore the round will be held at Silverstone International.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 24 February 2020 at 17:08Link

I spoke too soon, all is well - BARC Online Entry email has just arrived

Stephen on 24 February 2020 at 15:07Link

Thanks for the update Andrew (& John by email!)

Adam on 24 February 2020 at 14:59Link

I have my BARC racing membership, does the Grads championship registration happen automatically or do I need to register my entry into the grads championship with the BARC (so I can then enter those race events). I don't have a PIN number yet to access BARC system but I read on their website championship entry needs to be completed also

Stephen on 24 February 2020 at 14:53Link

BARC Race Entries - please note BARC is due to open the online entry system at 5.00pm this afternoon.

Entry to the Anglesey and Zandvoort meetings will be through the CGRC online system and we will advise when that is available to take entries.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 24 February 2020 at 14:08Link

I'm seeing the same as you Chris, no championship assigned and no races visible to enter

Adam Bettinson on 24 February 2020 at 12:06Link

are you actually seeing Club races in there? I don't see any at all.

ChrisB on 24 February 2020 at 12:03Link

I may have jumped the gun, but just logged onto my BARC race entry account and all available races state to call the club to enter.  I’m not sure if they are struggling with the different entry levels available this year?

DarrenG on 24 February 2020 at 11:48Link

Dan: You raise a good point and it is one that is being reviewed. Personally, I think "discussion" is best done in the Facebook Group: "Caterham Graduates Racing Club Community", where you will get notifications.

Zed on 23 February 2020 at 15:59Link

Dan - no, the forum doesn’t do notifications. Up to you to check it occasionally. 

Roger on 23 February 2020 at 14:21Link

Notifications::    Should I be getting notifications on new posts in this forum?   

Dan Clayphan on 22 February 2020 at 17:07Link

Hi all, an unsolicited recommendation for anyone looking to be quicker ! - Sam kindly spent 30 mins  with Adam (Novice & 16 years old) in our car at Snetterton on Monday. Adam was in awe at Sams confidence and speed through the corners, which as a reference lap on our VBOX proved a great learning aid for Adam to improve. Thankyou Sam, highly recommended!!! 

Stephen on 20 February 2020 at 16:52Link

Hi All,


I trust everyone has had a great winter break in preparation for the Season ahead.


I will be offering instruction throughout the year and will be kicking off at the Pre-season Test. I am able to offer 


If you would like to find out what packages/services I will be offering then please email me at Samwilsonracing@aol.com or call me on 07826 872 151 and I will be more than happy to talk through options.


Kind Regards,

Sam Wilson

Sam Wilson Samwilsonracing@aol.com on 20 February 2020 at 14:00Link

Morning all


As per my previous post on the topic of fire extinguisher servicing.  My guy will come to Silverstone to carry out servicing if there is enough demand.

He'll check your pressure gauge, weigh the bottle, check the bottle for damage and apply a service sticker for £25 each but we need 12 customers to make it worth his while travelling to Silverstone.

Currently I have Michael Downing, Kevin Barrett, Neil Sturgess and Mark Johnson so obviously I need at least 8 more !?!

I need to let him know by the end of the week so that he can plan his diary. Anyone else interested?

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 19 February 2020 at 06:51Link

Posted on behalf of John Benfield

CGRC News - BARC Membership & Race entry

All Full and Trophy Members - Have you joined BARC as a Racing Member so you can make your race entries?

The BARC online entry system is due to open on Monday 24th February and is to be used by Full and Trophy members for entries to all our BARC meetings (every meeting except Anglesey and Zandvoort). The CGRC system will be used for Anglesey and Zandvoort.

To use the online entry system, you need a current BARC Racing Membership.

If you haven't joined BARC as a Racing Member you can join online here - http://barc.net/membership#tab-howtojoin

Alternatively, ring Angie Kew on 01264 882205 and she will organise Racing Membership for you.

If you are a Flex Member, you will use the CGRC system to make entries to all races (subject to space being available).

All members will be advised when the CGRC system is available for entries.

Regards

John Benfield

Competitions Secretary CGRC

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 18 February 2020 at 22:53Link

Donington testing (9th April) - has been showing as full but there are now a few places available. Suggesting booking ASAP if you want a place. DO NOT rely on being on the "waiting list". Also the web site is a bit flaky, it claimed my old password was too short and wouldn't let me reset it - call 0843 453 2000 to book by phone.

Roger Ford on 18 February 2020 at 14:15Link

Malcolm - that is what was available to us, not aware of any other availability. Thruxton and Croft in particular have very restricted availability due to noise restrictions and calendars are very tight this year. 

We took the view that rather than disappoint so many people about not getting an entry for Snetterton (Both a Champ and Trophy rounds) we would try to find another meeting for half the cars. We know it’s not ideal, but our view was that, if we could, we should do something that would allow as many members to race at 7 rounds. Next year will be different.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 17 February 2020 at 21:36Link

Apologies didn’t see the message about not posting in the forum about Oembrey. Tried to delete it but it wouldn’t allow me to.

Malcolm Clark on 17 February 2020 at 11:34Link

At what point should we be able to book racing events via BARC? My logon says I am not registered for a championship yet.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 17 February 2020 at 11:03Link

Hi what about Croft Thruxton or Castle Comb instead of another Silverstone or Penney. Penney in October is not a good idea.

Malcolm Clark Malcolmclark2009@hotmail.com on 17 February 2020 at 10:45Link

I will be arranging the garage plan for the 29th Feb in the next few days. If you have any mates you particularly would like to be near, or you're part of a team and I may not know about it, please let me know in the next couple of days. 

I'll try to accommodate all (prompt) requests, but obviously can't guarantee. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 17 February 2020 at 10:10Link

The calendar is correct, we are racing on Good Friday.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 15 February 2020 at 18:00Link

Racing would make it a Very Good Friday!

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 15 February 2020 at 16:14Link

Is the calendar correct? Are we really racing on a Friday?

Tattersall Peter peter@TrackTeach.com on 15 February 2020 at 15:37Link

I have an RMA track day & garage booked Wednesday 18th March on Silverstone GP circuit which I can no longer use. It cost £525 inc. the garage. I've checked and its OK to transfer so open to offers if anyone interested...... great chance to practice before the race on 23rd May?

Paul Gardner ptgardner8@gmail.com on 13 February 2020 at 08:20Link

Hi Everyone,

We ran two gearboxes and rotated them last season on a time basis . Ihave for sale a Type 9 that was fitted to Samuels’ car after Silverstone 2019, toreplace the one that jammed between gears at the start of Race 2.

 

It was then used at Croft, Donnington, Snetterton, Brands and Zandvoort,removed in the summer as part of its scheduled change, not due to failure,just precautionary

 

Stripped and inspected by Phil at R & R, a couple of synchros were replaced.Not run since. Excellent g/box, ready to go and getting rare. Asking £550 ono.Simon Wilson.

Simon Wilson simonwilson911@aol.co.uk on 12 February 2020 at 12:42Link

HiEveryone,

I amlooking to sell our other engine, please see details below :

 Fixedcam Sigmax Engine : Raced in 2017 and 2018 by Samuel Wilson. End 2017 servicedby Premier Power (PP), cam timing checked, new cambelt kit fitted, new FEADbelt fitted, new clutch. Engine 'Health Checked' by PP so data available, compression etc. 20 hrs use 2018. Dyno sheet (June2018) from Northants Motorsport available if required. 149 bhp, 119 ft lbstorque. Supplied with Caterham sump, light weight flywheel, raceclutch, brand new alternator, brand new injector rail and injectors (suppliedloose for inspection). No throttle body. Stored in my garage, securedon Caterham Cars engine palett. Samuel won 5 races with this engine,2017 : Zandvoort, Snetterton, 2018: Snetterton, Thruxton and Spa (untilexcluded!) and two 2nds. £3,950 ono.  Simon Wilson

   

Simon Wilson simonwilson911@aol.co.uk on 11 February 2020 at 19:14Link

Final day for 'online sign-on' for the track day is this Friday. If you'd like an extra half an hour in bed, or putting the last bits of your car together, this could help. 


Just complete this DocuSign, then email me a copy of your driving or race licence. 


See you there. 


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

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 11 February 2020 at 08:12Link

Evening everyone. Hope everyone saw the recent article about the club in BARC magazine. 

A copy is on the website now. https://www.cgrc.uk/docs/202027_Caterham%20Grads%20DST.pdf

Looking forward to a great season again, see you all soon. 

Andy Molsom DST standards@cgrc.uk on 07 February 2020 at 20:04Link

Just had my extinguisher serviced by a local firm, £25 for a full service, discharged, refilled, seals changed etc.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 07 February 2020 at 15:49Link

Absolutely right Chris - sorry, my bad, was talking about the preference for full VS basic service and how ours are "over serviced" and went off on a tangent.


Darren Houldcroft on 06 February 2020 at 16:43Link

Fire extinguishers - MSA regs seem to say "All extinguishers must be serviced in accordance withthe manufacturers guidelines, or every 24 months,whichever is sooner" (K3)

ChrisB on 06 February 2020 at 13:06Link

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