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James - it can be sorted - it was done a day later at Croft when Callan Jones passed his ARDS on Thursday, and then tested and raced with us.

I'll email you directly on this.


Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 15 July 2020 at 20:27Link

Trying to get a friend into racing and have been brave enough to lend him my car for Mallory. He has got his ARDS test on 22nd. I guess he will need to join BARC and CGRC as a flex member - is there enough time to get this sorted?

James Mccall [email protected] on 15 July 2020 at 20:04Link

Yes - it’s in the event entry system under the members tab. 

Roger on 14 July 2020 at 07:38Link

Are we able to put our entry in for Mallory yet?

Gareth Cordey [email protected] on 14 July 2020 at 07:03Link

For anyone not on Facebook

Quick note to say it was really nice to meet the grads racers / family.   Really great atmosphere, very welcoming  

Dan Clayphan on 13 July 2020 at 13:11Link

I just wanted to send you a message to thank you all and to say what a pleasure and privilege it was for me to spend the weekend in the company of a great community of people and for making me feel so welcome. 

Especially I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed talking to you all once again to say thank you for being so warm and friendly. 

So for me being an outsider or ‘newbie’ to the Caterham family my first (and hopefully not my last) experience was something that I will treasure and not forget. Jon who I met previous and all of the people I met over the past weekend have had a long lasting and profound impact on me. 

Thank you. 

Kindest regards 

Mike (fake Jon)

Mike Jenner [email protected] on 13 July 2020 at 08:39Link

Snetterton 24 hour race - SAFETY CAR drivers wanted!

Weekend of 28th - 31st August - so you may be on site anyway :-)

A lot of grads drivers have done this in the past - basically it involves sitting in Dr Palmer's BMW for a couple of hours, waiting for a 2CV to plough up the Norfolk countryside.  And then driving round very slowly until the offending snail is returned to the black stuff.

That's not quite as easy as it sounds (have you tried driving on track at a constant 50mph?), and the hours can be a bit antisocial (it is a 24 hour race after all).  But you get to see a race from another viewpoint, a few free laps of Snett, some food vouchers, and (on past experience) a goody bag from the
2CV club. If you're a novice, it also gets you an upgrade signature if you can find a willing clerk. Given that I'm one of the clerks, that shouldn't be a problem.

The race itself (i.e. the bit I need drivers for) starts on the Saturday. Start time is currently TBC, but is expected to be around 5pm. SC Drivers generally do 1 or 2 sessions of 2 hours, meaning I need 6-8 drivers total. It's usually possibly to fit the rota around who wants to do what.

If you can be there on Friday evening, there will be a late practice session: having a lap or two of Snetterton in the dark is helpful as I swear the circuit is bigger at night.

All you need is to ever have held a National B race license (or better) and a willingness to spend a few hours at Snetterton.

Of course Covid-19 countermeasures will mean a few tweaks are needed this year. Normally there would be a marshal in the passenger seat to operate the radio. We are looking at a few options here: (1) we keep the marshal but mandate masks are worn at all times in the car (full face helmet = mask for the driver, but not really an option for the radio operator!) (2) if there is someone from your household / team who has an open face helmet and can be trusted with a radio, we deputise them, or (3) we have only the driver in the SC (*not* the preferred option). We've also got gallons of disinfectant to use at driver changes.

If you're interested please drop me a line - with any observations on the Covid options - at [email protected]

RichardO [email protected] on 12 July 2020 at 10:22Link

I’m the same as you Steve! From John’s earlier post I’m assuming he’ll update us from BARC on what to do Saturday

Adam B on 09 July 2020 at 19:44Link

Anyone else not received their passes for Croft yet?

Steve Arnell [email protected] on 09 July 2020 at 18:59Link

Family/Guests/Visitors to Croft

BARC have not been able to update the RevUp website to allow you to add visitors to your online sign up form.

Therefore if you have guests with you please email 'David Wheadon' <[email protected]> providing the names and phone number for them - you are allow up to three guests. These are Motorsport UK requirements.

JohnB [email protected] on 08 July 2020 at 08:53Link

BARC have confirmed that all Croft tickets & wrist bands were posted on out on Monday. BARC are going to look at what provisions can be made for people that leave for the circuit before their tickets arrive.

JohnB [email protected] on 08 July 2020 at 08:46Link

Letting you know that Redline Components will be at Croft with a van full of spares from lunchtime Friday to close of play on Saturday. If you need anything just let me know.

[email protected]

01883346515 (diverts to my mobile)


Chris - Redline Components [email protected] on 08 July 2020 at 08:17Link

Not done it myself but been told that you can modify the suspension strut to move the platform further up/down than it can normally adjust to? Possibly with some help from a machine shop!

Adam B on 03 July 2020 at 12:12Link

Hi Mark, 

I can’t help with sourcing the helper spring, but I’ve set the ride height tonight for our 2014 150 and the 310r springs are the opposite end of the threads . To get 125mm front ride height the collars are pretty much fully down on the threads (ie uncompressed).  It’s the first time I’ve properly done our ride height and I was surprised how sensitive the springs are to across the car weight as well as front / rear.

For no good reason I’ve set the rear 10mm higher - I’d be interested in trying more / less rake to see how it affects handling.

Stephen [email protected] on 02 July 2020 at 22:38Link

Sigmax that should say!

Mark Inman [email protected] on 30 June 2020 at 21:16Link

Hello all.

I have the 215lb 77844 rear springs (sigma car) and getting some decent rake means the spring platforms are very high up the threads (I.e the top of the platform starting to come off the threads). I notice in the regs it says you can use 4lb/in 4" long helper springs and adapter rings.

Using those would move the main adjuster ring back down the threads somewhat shouldnt it?

Where are they available from to make sure I get the right ones?



Mark I [email protected] on 30 June 2020 at 19:08Link

Testing for the first round I had an email last week giving option for refund or to transfer to another test day. I selected refund, just waiting for it to come through

Testing for the GP round I cancelled as soon as lockdown started, as this was within cancellation period I got a refund a few days later

Adam B on 24 June 2020 at 16:49Link

Morning. Has anyone had any success getting their testing fees back from the cancelled Silverstone meeting(s)?

Glenn on 24 June 2020 at 09:34Link

Yes James. Enter using the BARC system and email David Wheadon at BARC and ask him to transfer your credit over.

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 24 June 2020 at 07:16Link

Wondering what the deal is with BARC regarding race fees paid for Silverstone. Will the amount be credited so I can use it for Croft?

James Mccall [email protected] on 24 June 2020 at 00:55Link

Hi Neil,

Yes we are waiting for BARC. They only returned back to the office this morning and I can imagine their inbox is rather full. I expect the booking system to be updated as a priority. Trust me, as soon as I am told it will be passed onto to everyone.

I will open the BookWhen system for Flex members and for Mallory & Cadwell bookings at the same time as the BARC system comes online.

JohnB [email protected] on 22 June 2020 at 18:53Link

Just looked in more detail at our race calendar - 20 races this season is amazing

Looking forward to practice, quali and 3 races in 1 day at Mallory!

Adam B on 22 June 2020 at 13:16Link

Hi all, we can’t book Croft yet can we? Are we waiting for an email from BARC?

Neil [email protected] on 22 June 2020 at 10:55Link

BARC Competitor Guidance for Croft.

Mark Carter [email protected] on 22 June 2020 at 09:33Link

Gareth - the Calendar is marked up with Polleysport’s venues.

We are working on the revisions to the Regs. I think it likely that the max 12 tyres per season rule will remain.


Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 17 June 2020 at 07:48Link

Do we know the dates that Polley's will be attending now that the new calendar is out?

Also, will the 12 tyre ruling still apply in a non-championship season?

Gareth Cordey [email protected] on 17 June 2020 at 07:29Link

Steve - you could try raising the rear ride height to put more weight on the front end - also increasing the tyre pressures helps significantly.


Gareth Cordey [email protected] on 17 June 2020 at 07:24Link

Front End Grip - could anyone advise me of setup tips for less understeer in the wet?

At a very wet Snetterton last week my son was asking me to give him more confidence to be able turn in / less understeer. 

I think it's inevitable in a light car in the wet running a single compound tyre, but are there any tips beyond removing front ARB and detaching rear link on one side that would help?

In a kart we would change hubs to give a wider front track, reduce Castor, stiffen the rear torsion bars and remove the front torsion bar. If very wet we would also lower front ride height and toe out 4mm per side. We did have a full wet compound tyre though that would overheat and be destroyed in minutes on a drying track.

Short of telling him to drive ultra smoothly I wondered if stiffening the rear would help, and i've not touched castor as yet. 

Stephen [email protected] on 15 June 2020 at 09:08Link

Andrew, could you PM me please.

Gareth Cordey [email protected] on 15 June 2020 at 05:35Link

Gareth - can we put that famous local estate agency, Anne Cordey Estates, down for sponsorship of the meeting?

I can hear it being blasted out over the tannoy. 

I'm sure CGRC will do a keen deal! 


Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 13 June 2020 at 11:19Link

Never stop learning Marc!

Gareth Cordey [email protected] on 13 June 2020 at 06:28Link

Surely you know your way around there by now Gareth??!!

MarcN on 12 June 2020 at 14:44Link

Croft testing now online - be quick!!!!

Gareth Cordey [email protected] on 12 June 2020 at 13:02Link

Cadwell Testing: The Friday test day before our meeting is full, but they've added an extra test day on the Thursday (30th July), which currently has spaces available. Book here: Cadwell Testing July 30th

Roger on 10 June 2020 at 22:37Link

Matthew Willoughby mentioned in a comment to my WTB ad on Facebook that I should maybe ask here:

I am looking to buy a Classic VX (ex) race car. Should be in good mechanical condition but can (and probably will :D) have cosmetic issues.

I plan to occasionally run it on the street in the few weeks a year I am in the UK and do a handful of trackdays so it should have MOT.

Matthew mentioned that the Classic class is being phased out this year so maybe someone has a car to sell.


Andi Keller [email protected] on 10 June 2020 at 21:11Link

In case you're having trouble finding it, the race schedule is under the "members" tab. Or login first, then use this direct link.

Roger [email protected] on 09 June 2020 at 16:18Link

Following the announcement of our provisional calendar with seven meetings, it’s important that you let us know where and when you want to race.

Please complete your race schedule before this Thursday 11 June. This request applies to all racing members.

If you have not received the June edition of CGRC News setting out our plans for the restart of racing, the link is here -

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 09 June 2020 at 15:09Link

Working link here

JohnB on 21 May 2020 at 20:45Link

The latest Club news is now available -

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 21 May 2020 at 12:27Link

If anyone has a matching pair of Caterham seats taking up space in your loft/garage that you’d consider selling, then please get in contact.

Thank you 

Kevin Barrett [email protected] on 18 May 2020 at 16:34Link

I'll second that Darren, mine is in my account today! Thanks - much appreciated.

Andy Molsom on 16 May 2020 at 11:33Link

Just had a notification from my Bank that my race entry refund from BARC will be credited to my account on Monday.  My thanks to the Board for organising this. 

Darreng on 15 May 2020 at 22:56Link

With regard to P&O refunds Peter was correct.  Saver tickets are non refundable, however, because of the current situation P&O will offer a voucher towards a future crossing but it is only valid for 12 months from your original date of travel.  There is no guarantee that we will be racing at Zandvoort next year or if we are that it will be within the 12 month period.  P&O have continued to run services throughout lockdown and therefore unlikely to cancel any crossings in future.  

I have booked saver tickets 8 years running and never had to cancel until now.  Instead of a voucher I think I will claim through my travel insurance just to be on the safe side.

Suzie Black [email protected] on 03 May 2020 at 12:40Link

Thanks for the ferry advice

Andy Sagar on 03 May 2020 at 08:03Link

With P&O ,if you have Saver fare there are no refunds. If you have a Standard Flexi fare you get 85% back provided you cancel at over 56 days to go. You can carry over the remaining 15% as a discount in 2021. If you have a Premier or Premier Plus booking then it's 100% refund.

See website:->

Peter Marsh [email protected] on 01 May 2020 at 16:40Link

Not sure Roger, you will probably be able to re-book for a future date as you say but normally refunds are processed using the original method of payment which might be tricky in the case of Tesco vouchers.

Marc N on 01 May 2020 at 09:40Link

Mine was booked through Tesco vouchers. Any idea where I stand on that, Marc? I'm assuming they'll let me rebook for later, but doubt I'll get a refund.

Roger on 30 April 2020 at 19:52Link


Rule of thumb is that they can offer a voucher if you decide not to travel, but if you can hold your nerve and wait for them to cancel your actual ferry/flight/trip, then they are obliged to give 100% refund. I'm afraid it's not unlike a game of poker...

Marc N on 30 April 2020 at 19:10Link

Anyone pursued cancelling a non-refundable P&O ferry ticket yet.  Website seems to claim that their services are not actually suspended and so voucher only.  Would be interested in what anyone else has found.  Thanks  Andy

Andy Sagar on 30 April 2020 at 14:37Link

For those wanting to keep their skills sharp, Ben Clucas is offering a data analysis service. If you have any vbox data with video, he will take a lap and overlay it with his data, and send you the video back analysing the lap and pointing out where you are losing (or hopefully gaining) time. It's a very interesting service, and cost is very reasonable compared with a day's coaching. No affiliation, but I found it really helpful so others may too. If you message me, I'm happy to share my video with you. 

His website is:>

Harry Cramer [email protected] on 27 April 2020 at 09:58Link

Hi All

We have finally managed to find a new home for our ex SIgma championship car.

We had put this back on the road with the Reg C7 BLU which we have taken off and is now on retention if anyone might like a new reg. Open to sensible offers.

Also available is a 3 week old Classic Additions outdoor breathable Caterham cover!

See for sale section for details on both.

Ian & Amanda

Ian Anderson [email protected] on 25 April 2020 at 10:48Link

As some of you might have seen (,the BRSCC round at Zandvoort will not be going ahead. Whilst we have notreceived official confirmation of this yet but we are expecting it shortly.  We will be working with BRSCC to plan areplacement event that will most likely be held in the UK.

CGRC are also working with BARC to planthe remainder of our season by attempting to keep our existing dates andpossible some additional ones. As you can imagine this is not going to happenquickly as the situation and government advice changes. As soon as we have beenable to confirm any dates will be let everyone know what is happening.

JohnB [email protected] on 23 April 2020 at 18:54Link

Cheers Daz, why not kick us when we're down!!!

Gareth Cordey [email protected] on 22 April 2020 at 19:29Link

Don’t like to bring anymore bad news, but I’ve just seen the Netherlands has banned all public events including sport until 1st September.  

Darreng on 21 April 2020 at 21:24Link

And if you could turn a barrel of Crude Oil into Premium Unleaded fuel Mark , you'd be worth a furtune! I don't see our local Tesco petrol station paying me to take the fuel off their hands any time soon :-D 

Paul Sigma on 21 April 2020 at 12:53Link

Oh to be racing now, when an empty oil barrel is actually worth more than a full one!

Mark Carter [email protected] on 21 April 2020 at 10:33Link

Sorry Gareth, nothing positive or definite to say. At the moment everything upto and including Anglesey is cancelled. It's not just when the Government releases us all back into the wild, it's down to when the circuits and the various organisations are back upto speed.

When we have news we will provide an update.

JohnB [email protected] on 09 April 2020 at 20:21Link

Any info on when we could possibly get back racing - I am assuming that everything is cancelled upto and including Anglesey so far.

Gareth Cordey [email protected] on 09 April 2020 at 17:19Link

Motorsport UK has set aside £1 million in funding to support its 720 member clubs, and their mitigate financial risk. Full story here

Mark Carter [email protected] on 08 April 2020 at 15:17Link

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 [email protected] 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 protected] 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 [email protected] on 24 March 2020 at 12:11Link

Looks like we are off till Zandvoort ☹️

Steve Arnell [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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: The track is losely based around Lyden hill.

Jamie [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] on 17 March 2020 at 17:57Link

great thanks Mark

glenn on 17 March 2020 at 17:51Link


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 -


Andrew Outterside [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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:

CGRC [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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

Membership [email protected] 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 -

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 14 March 2020 at 20:42Link

I’d love to see the 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 Outterside [email protected] 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 - [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 Outterside [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] on 07 March 2020 at 12:19Link

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