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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

Rules just say "practice", not "qualifying":

4.5.

Every driver [...] must be given the opportunity of practising in conditions similar to those to be expected in the competition, and any driver who has not previously raced over the course in its current layout, within the preceding twelve months, must complete at least three practice laps in the car to be raced by him during which he shall satisfy the Clerk of the Course as to his competence.

Roger on 13 September 2019 at 01:41Link

Trying something out seems a good idea if it doesn’t make the regs and the organisation too complicated. It must be possible as the Legends did it, but I’m not sure how you get round the need to put in at least three qualifying laps prior to a race if there is no qualifying - I assume that the practice session is effectively the qualifying session, you just ignore the times from it.

Charles on 12 September 2019 at 21:44Link

Hi James - there is only the Megas class now (although you can race a Super in it) and next year the plan is to make Megas part of the the Sigmax class by allowing an LSD to be fitted to a Mega to equalise them - there is a test going on in the next few weeks to see how that works.

There are no short term plans to move to an E marked tyre, Yoko have talked about replacing the A048R for a while but it hasn’t happened yet.

Charles on 12 September 2019 at 21:42Link

@Zed and Glenn


When I answered the survey I was probably quite conservative ie. keep things as it is but I only started racing in 2017 so don’t know anything else.

I’d be keen to have one weekend next year with an alternative setup just to see how it works. If 18% of the vote was for a reverse grid then maybe we should trial it early in the season and then decide how to proceed?

Kevin Barrett kevinbarrett@live.co.uk on 12 September 2019 at 19:38Link

Hi Grads

Is anybody at liberty to let a curious onlooker in on what changes, if any, we can expect to see on the technical side for the k-series cars? Also are there any plans to move to an E-marked tyre? 

James Russell on 12 September 2019 at 19:12Link

@Glenn (Sigmax)


You may want to have a look at the Members Survey results, as we asked about everything you have suggested ...

Only 2 people wanted starting positions based on a "ball draw" whilst over 60% want to keep the current solution. A reverse grid was the preference for some 20%.

18% of people like the single day format, whilst over 60% prefer a 2 day variant with 20% wanting a mix throughout the year.

Again, only 18% of people wanted to swap free practice for an extra 3rd race - we must have some form of qualifying to get the mandated 3 laps in to meet regulations.

5 people have said they won't be racing next year, which is a great shame, although the majority of the reasons stated are down to personal circumstances.

At the end of the day, you can never keep everyone happy, however, there were a lot of great suggestions about how we can keep things interesting and attract new members, all of which are being reviewed and discussed.

Zed on 12 September 2019 at 12:21Link

Anglesey lap records now updated.


SigMax         Samuel Wilson (01:15.106)
Sigma 135    David Morris (01:18.408)
Sigma 150    Luke Balmforth (01:15.723)

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 11 September 2019 at 21:31Link

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 11 September 2019 at 15:08Link

Morning all.


There seemed to be a fair amount of rumour this weekend that drivers may be going elsewhere next season which would be a great shame! 

Thinking it through, i’m wondering whether a few tweaks of our very traditional race weekend format might benefit the club?


Having raced in Legends Cars for several years there is no doubt that their format creates a lot more overtaking (and dare I say it excitement!), so what if last weekends schedule had been:


Practice - 15 mins (as before)

Race 1 - 20 mins (instead of qualifying, starting order based on ball draw)

Race 2 - 20 mins (reverse the starting order of race 1)

Final - 25 mins (reverse grid based on points accrued during the day)


- The system allows midfield and slower drivers a chance to shine at the front - and maybe learn from the faster drivers (if and when they come by)


- Faster drivers will have an action-packed race working their way to the front.


- It gives the drivers that have had an unlucky meeting thus far the chance to have a better run in the final (starting neared the front).


- Any driver that doesn’t fancy being at the pointy end at the start can elect not to take part in the ball draw and therefore run at the back


- More races, no extra cost.


- All-action racing for spectators


I’m guessing a driver like Sam (Sigmax) may not have competitively overtaken another car in either race on Saturday, so it would be of no surprise if we lost him to another (more competitve) formula at the end of the season.


Anyway, just my thoughts.


Also, personally, I much prefer last weekends 1 day format - no heavy sunday traffic on the way home, less ‘away racing again’ guilt!  Those that prefer the long weekends away were able to enjoy an uninterrupted sunday exploring/relaxing the island presumably


Shut up Glenn - yer so boring!!!

Glenn (Sigmax) on 11 September 2019 at 10:34Link

Evening all

Anyone looking for some coaching on the 4th October at Cadwell Park?  That's the Friday test day before the final race weekend.


Scott Gillam is working with a driver who is looking to share the coaching and split the costs.


Some of you may know of Scott..........he's a very experienced Caterham coach who I can thoroughly recommend. 


Happy to put anyone in touch with Scott if they're interested?


Regards


Jon

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport on 09 September 2019 at 22:48Link

I hope everyone enjoyed Anglesey as much as I did. Many thanks to everyone involved for making it such a good meeting, especially John Benfield, who made for the trip just to be our Race Coordinator.

Looking to the season finale at Cadwell Park, the provisional BARC Timetable is here.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 09 September 2019 at 21:15Link

Okay, so the obligatory update to the post below.

 

The post below should have said 150 and 135 Class winners.For the Championship these classes are merged together for the Sigma Championship.

 

For the Sigma Championship, Luke Balmforth needs to finishboth races at Cadwell to secure the championship otherwise Adam Harrison willbe crowned. Barry White and Neil Wright are battling for third place.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 09 September 2019 at 13:14Link

Anglesey Results have been updated. Table to follow.


I hope that my basic maths is correct but this is how I see the current situation.


135 Class

Adam Harrison is Champion, second place goes to Neil Write and David Morris picks up third.

150 Class

Still undecided but if Luke Balmforth finishes both races he is assured the title. This would give second to Barry White. Third is between Chris Dear and Andrew Johnson

Classic's
Rob Webb is the Champion.
There is a four way split between Trevor Harber, Mark Carter, Iain Kinghorn and Peter Tattersall for second and third.

We currently have two people in contention of Most Consistent Finisher - Trevor Harber & Robert Appleton.

Mega's
Kevin Barrett is Champion.
Second and third is between Kim Rayment and Neil Sturgess

Sigmax
Still undecided but if Samuel Wilson finishes both races he is assured the title and second going to Stephen Clark.

Third is spread between Steve McMaster, Ben Winrow, Simon Griffiths, Gareth Cordey, Charles Elliott and Glenn Burtenshaw

Most Consistent Finisher is currently between Simon Griffiths, Gareth Cordey and Charles Elliott

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 08 September 2019 at 18:45Link

Rob - I'm told that everything should be packed up and the pits vacated on Saturday, but the gate at Anglesey will be left open to remove vehicles and trailers from the paddock on Sunday.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 05 September 2019 at 11:34Link

What’s the situation regarding leaving trailers etc in the paddockovernight on Saturday? - The CGRC drivers briefing notes say that we are ok in thepaddock until noon Sunday, yet the Final Instructions specifically state thatthe paddock must be vacated by 19:00 on Saturday….

robW robw123450@btinternet.com on 05 September 2019 at 08:25Link

BARC have issues an update timetable v6 here and final instructions v2 here

No major changes that I can see.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 04 September 2019 at 15:13Link

Revised garage plan (v3) upload here

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 04 September 2019 at 13:28Link

There has been a garage plan produced here however a new version will be published (I hope later today).

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 04 September 2019 at 11:18Link

Steve

John Benfield is issuing a garage plan later today (I think) 

Regards

Barry 

Barry White yc07vom@gmail.com on 04 September 2019 at 09:41Link

Luke

Given the proximity of briefing and garages I wouldn't worry too much about being at the briefing and being able to get to your car in time, ready to go at 9:00.

Barry

Barry White yc07vom@gmail.com on 04 September 2019 at 09:40Link

Any word on Garage allocations? Will we be allotted a garage as per Silverstone? Or do you just use what is available (from 7 - 22) after testing on Friday?

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 04 September 2019 at 09:35Link

Thanks for that Roger

Luke Balmforth luke.balmforth@yahoo.com on 04 September 2019 at 08:52Link

The requirement to be there 20 minutes early is so that they can move the timetable forward by up to 20 minutes without informing the drivers. That's not going to happen for free practice, so you can arrive rather later. Beware that there may be noise testing, though, which can slow things down.

Roger on 04 September 2019 at 08:47Link

Just a question regarding the new drivers briefing at 8:30am and free practice at 9am. In the past the briefings seem to have lasted around 15 mins, so to get in the car and in the assembly area 20 mins before the session start seems a bit of a push?

I'm not doing the Friday test so don't really want to forfeit the practice session. 

Luke Balmforth luke.balmforth@yahoo.com on 04 September 2019 at 08:04Link

Anglesey - Final Instructions are here, and we're on the Coastal configuration. Map here.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 03 September 2019 at 12:51Link

Anglesey - Version 5 of the Timetable is here.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 03 September 2019 at 12:45Link

Thinking of selling my motorhome/transporter combo at the end of this season - if anyone is interested, please have a chat at Anglesey or Cadwell.

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 02 September 2019 at 18:25Link

CATERING at ANGLESEY

Have you any guests travelling to Anglesey for the weekend? Would you like them to be included for lunch? It is the usual  buffet with cold ham and beef platters with bread rolls, assorted sandwiches, chicken wraps and includes quiches, savoury pies, salads and cakes. 

PLEASE let me know today if you would like your guests included.

email - gail@rockeyracing.com or text 07960159979

Just a reminder - 

Drivers and one guest no charge,

 Additional guests - Adults and over 12's - there is a charge of £7.50 per head. Children aged 5 to 12 years  are charged at £5 per head with no charge for under 5's. 

Every one will need a wristband and they can be collected on Friday evening and Saturday morning from the Hospitality Area - GARAGE 14.

IT IS IMPORTANT THIS WEEKEND TO HAVE YOUR WRISTBANDS VISIBLE as we have the Hyundai guys joining us for food and they will have their own wristbands. 

Pre ordered Guest wristbands can be also purchased and collected from the Hospitality Area.

See you all there.

 

 

GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 02 September 2019 at 16:54Link

Originally the timetable was setup to support the 24 hour C1 race which is no longer happening. 

Charles on 02 September 2019 at 10:10Link

Adam,


Last word was that it would be all classes as one grid on the International layout.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 02 September 2019 at 09:11Link

Do we know which layout we are using for Anglesey?

Adam Bettinson on 01 September 2019 at 18:44Link

The latest timetable for Anglesey makes no sense to me. The gaps between sessions has been increased from 5 to 10 minutes, giving marshal's time to do nothing but get bored; coffee and tea breaks will increase their and spectator boredom. As the circuit is so far away for most competitors, I doubt many Graduate drivers will wish to partake in the Allcomers race and the Hyundai drivers will only have a 20 minute turnaround, including parc ferme time.

Wouldn't splitting the Graduates into two races make more sense?

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 01 September 2019 at 11:11Link

Dear CGRC,


Further to my post below with regard to my spare wings i can confirm that they have already been spoken for so no longer available.


Regards,


Chris Perry

Chris Perry chrisperry@hotmail.co.uk on 30 August 2019 at 20:04Link

2019 CGRC Members Questionnaire


Thanks for all the responses to date, if anyone still wishes to give feedback on the Club and their thoughts on next year, please note the questionnaire closes this Friday.


If for some reason you have not received the questionnaire (emailed on 17th August) please let me know.


Many thanks


Andrew

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 28 August 2019 at 21:27Link

Dear CGRC,


I have a full set of black GRP front and rear wings which i no longer need.


They are scuffed and scratched so no good for concourse competitions but ideal for racing!


Free to a good home if anyone wants them else they will go down the local tip and landfill. :o(


Any one interested would need to collect from Kidderminster.


Regards,


Chris Perry


chris perry chrisperry@hotmail.co.uk on 28 August 2019 at 19:33Link

Link to the latest version of the BARC Timetable for Anglesey, which now includes an Allcomers Race!

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 28 August 2019 at 09:49Link

Just listed my Sigmax in the for sale section.

Jamie jamie@idesignuk.com on 27 August 2019 at 10:21Link

Adam, one of the best investments I made was one of the large refuelling jugs. Fill that with a Jerry can then you can measure how much goes in the car. 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163681347347

Harry harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 24 August 2019 at 18:21Link

Aiming to back for Anglesey but a small question - any recommendations for a fuel funnel that works for 1 person refueling?

Adam B on 24 August 2019 at 10:24Link

Well that's nice! Did you get my survey response? Luckily, I 'signed' mine.

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 23 August 2019 at 22:38Link

Caterham Graduates Racing Club

2019 Annual Awards Evening

TICKETS are now available to book through the club website members area event entry system

The 2019 Club Annual Awards Evening will take place on Saturday 16th November at Hellidon Lakes Golf and Spa Hotel near Daventry. 
The hotel interior has just been refurbished to an excellent standard and dining complemented by a new chef.

This year's event will support "Mission Motorsport" - the Forces' Motorsport Charity whose mission is ... 
 "To aid the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through Motorsport and the Automotive Industry." 
Our guest speaker is Jim Cameron the CEO and Founder of Mission Motorsport which will be our designated charity for 2020.

Chris Dawes has again kindly agreed to host our event for the evening

Tickets for the evening are £55 per person which includes:-
  • pre-dinner reception drink
  • professional master of ceremonies - Chris Dawes
  • 3 course meal with choices
  • 1/2 bottle of wine per person
  • tea/coffee/mints
  • guest speaker - Jim Cameron (Mission Motorsport)
  • presentation of awards
  • disco/dance

Rooms with breakfast are available to book directly with Hellidon Lakes Hotel 

on 01327 262550

  • double - £85
  • single - £75

In order to satisfactorily organise the event, and keep within budget, it is vital that we have an accurate picture of the number of people attending. Could you therefore, as soon as possible, please complete the race schedule Awards Evening section on the CGRC website to signal your intention. 

The event entry and payment system is now open. Click here to book.



All past and future guest racers are warmly welcomed, so if you wish to attend please contact me.

thank you ............ Peter

Peter Marsh,
Treasurer,
07967706363
CGRC

Peter Marsh peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 14 August 2019 at 15:38Link

Afternoon all,


Can anyone needing tyres at Anglesey please get in contact asap and let us know what you need


Thanks Steve

Steve Polley spolley@btconnect.com on 14 August 2019 at 13:01Link

CATERING at Anglesey

I have just looked at the Provisional Timetable and it looks like it is going to be a busy one for all of us! 

We will be providing the usual buffet lunch with tea and cakes at prize giving on Saturday

Anglesey is a long drive for myself and Cath so we will be staying on Saturday night and I wondered how many drivers are also staying over?  I will be bringing the BBQ so if anyone would like to use it or join us you are most welcome.

IMPORTANT - I am on a mission to reduce the amount of single use plastic at the Race Meetings and would like to appeal to everyone to support me on this. 

I have been providing china mugs for the tea and coffee and will increase the quantity at Anglesey but I do rely on everyone bringing them back! I will make sure that there is somewhere obvious to leave them so that they can be washed up. 

This brings me to squash cups. A lot of the children who come along drink the squash which is great because they can help themselves.But it would be even better if they had their own cups. I would like to ask parents to bring reusable cups for their children, I will be bringing a limited quantity that children ( and adults!) can borrow but they must be returned please.

Wishing you all a fabulous August from Cath and myself.

GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 08 August 2019 at 14:53Link

Just to let everyone know, all the recent restrictions placed on Croft Circuit have now been lifted - meaning racing now available on most weekends, noise restrictions lifted and a normal start time on Sunday mornings - time to put it on our annual calendar???

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 06 August 2019 at 19:24Link

Big big thank-you to whoever organised this years Calendar!


This summer break from the racing has made me far less hated with family and friend(s) compared to previous years!

Enjoy the summer all x

Glenn on 01 August 2019 at 11:25Link

Nigel - there is a communication coming out shortly with a Members’ survey. This will include various updates, including the proposals for the Mega class.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 30 July 2019 at 20:43Link

Following the meeting (I think at Brands) re Megas, was a decision made on if Megas will run in 2020 or if the spec will change?  Thanks - Nigel 

Nigel Smith nigeasmith@gmail.com on 30 July 2019 at 20:34Link

Provisional BARC Timetable for Anglesey here

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 30 July 2019 at 20:30Link

Or this link.

Charles on 26 July 2019 at 19:33Link

Anglesey Testing now available on their website:

https://www.angleseycircuit.com/events/general-testing-17/


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Zed on 26 July 2019 at 15:03Link

Spoke to Anglesey today.  They're "just finalising things" and expect to be able to take bookings later this week. 

Michael D on 22 July 2019 at 15:44Link

I rang them and booked it on Monday.  They took my details and payment as I was leaving the country but there should be testing on the Friday.  I was concerned that the C1's would get in and book everything.

'Florida' yc07vom at gmail dot com on 17 July 2019 at 13:49Link

Thanks John, I've just got off the phone to them myself with the same info.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 17 July 2019 at 09:48Link

Hi Steve,


I have spoken to Anglesey and testing is not sorted yet. They appear to be confident that there will be testing on the on the Friday but are unsure about when it will be available for booking. They will keep me updated on the progress and I will post here when I have the details.


John

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 17 July 2019 at 09:15Link

I'm looking for a 4-can fuel locker for a Brian James trailer if anyone has one or knows of one going spare.


Thanks


James

james wingfield wingers13@hotmail.com on 16 July 2019 at 22:23Link

Anyone know when Anglesey testing will be available to book?

SteveA sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 15 July 2019 at 18:32Link

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