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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

Here are my Zandvoort photos

Hazel hazelsphotos at outlook dot com on 13 July 2019 at 11:36Link

Just put a caterham sigmax rebuilt gearbox up for sale £495.00 


Give me a call if you are interested

07974440007

 

ANDREW MCMILLAN mcmm.andymc@gmail.com on 09 July 2019 at 15:52Link

Zandvoort results and lap records (135 & 150) posted. Championship tables to follow.


There is one mistake from the weekend that needs to be corrected - Congratulations to Michael Segal for getting Best Best Improver in race 2. Correct classic BI's are Michael Segal (+6), Ian Kinghorn (+5) and Andrew Cooper (+5).

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 08 July 2019 at 11:39Link

Incredible - both Stephen Clark and Steve McMaster posted a fastest lap time of 2:02.237 on Lap 14 of Race 1 at Zandvoort.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 06 July 2019 at 17:37Link

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
  • 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 01 July 2019 at 19:30Link

I've used these a couple of times - very inexpensive - 

Adventures Insurance 02392419 070 or email contact@adventuresinsurance.co.uk

Paul Sigma on 01 July 2019 at 10:38Link

Link for the British Race Festival / Dutch Vintage Revival at Zandvoort next weekend - should be good!

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 30 June 2019 at 15:07Link

Zandvoort - Travel Insurance


Does anyone know a company that does "reasonable" price travel / medical insurance for Zandvoort ? Most companies specifically exclude motorsport.

Zed on 29 June 2019 at 12:25Link

Tracey Caines' funeral:

The wake will be at The Peacock, Oxhill, CV35 0QU.

Family Flowers only, thank you.  There will a collection for the benefit of a charity which Tracey supported: Myton Hospice.

I hope to see a few of you there.

Please do let Franek know if you plan to attend.

Nick Frost nick@frostline.org.uk on 27 June 2019 at 11:24Link

Brands Hatch - Rounds 9 & 10

The results and best improvers have been updated from Brands (Lap records to be done). The champtionship tables will be updated shortly.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 26 June 2019 at 18:04Link

Zandvoort 2019 - briefing notes have just been sent to everyone entered, please read carefully!

Charles Elliott charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 25 June 2019 at 18:54Link

Link for photos taken by Jonathan Tennant at Brands Hatch. As ever, please respect copyright.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 24 June 2019 at 20:03Link

Tracey Caines' funeral:
It is to be at Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground, near Stratford-upon-Avon.
12 noon on Tuesday 2nd July.
Everyone who knew Tracey will be welcome.
Location for the wake, following the burial - to be advised.
Franek would like to get some idea of numbers.  If you plan to attend, please email franeklow@aol.com or text to 07966 282 083.

Nick Frost nick@frostline.org.uk on 22 June 2019 at 18:49Link

I am deeply saddened by this tragic news, Tracey was a beautiful person.

Mark Gregory markgregory@btinternet.com on 21 June 2019 at 08:41Link

That is terrible, terrible news. So very sorry to hear. My heartfelt condolences to Franek and Tracey's children and grandchildren.

Andrew Smith coyote_x_11@hotmail.com on 20 June 2019 at 23:37Link

Tracey Caines passed away lastnight.  Franek Low has asked me to passthe information along to all those Grads from the 1999-2008 era, and later, whoknew her.  Franek raced with usthroughout that period and was nearly always accompanied by Tracey, hisgirlfriend.  They both continued toattend many Grads races for some years after that.

Tracey was always popular in the paddock and for a number of years she suppliedthe club’s embroidered clothing.

Tracey was admitted to hospital about 6 weeks ago with a liver disorder.  Before long, she realised that she wasunlikely ever to go home again.  She wasa frequent Facebook poster but chose to keep her ailment private.  Last night, her body was overwhelmed withmultiple organ failure and she died.  Shewas almost 57 years of age.  At this time,it seems that the medics are not certain of the route cause of her illness.

She leaves two children - Matt and Flo; and two grandchildren – Ruby andDylan.  She had various jobs/careers overthe years, not least an important position with Porsche Club GB (through whichshe met Franek).  Over the last severalyears, she seemed to find her calling and became an antique dealer – first oneBay and then with her own shop in Stow on the Wold.

I will post the funeral details when I get them.

If anyone wishes to send condolences, the address is:
  Windmill Hill Farm
  PillertonPriors
  Warwickshire   CV34 0PG


Regards, Nick Frost - CGRC Chairman, for quite a lot of years!

Nick Frost nick@frostline.org.uk on 20 June 2019 at 23:26Link

Security at Brands

There have been some vehicle thefts at recent motorcycle meetings at Brands. A month ago two race bikes were stolen (though later recovered). Last weekend two paddock mopeds were stolen.

No need to over-react, but if you've got an expensive bicycle or a paddock vehicle of any sort I would suggest not leaving it around unlocked.


It's much harder to steal a Caterham than a bike (you can't just chuck it in the back of a van) but it might be worth taking removable steering wheels off overnight, or using your immobiliser if you have one.

Roger rogerford@gmail.com on 20 June 2019 at 09:40Link

I have work colleagues going to Brands Hatch on Friday and need one extra ticket for Saturday. Could anybody please spare one.


Also, am I correct that nine-year olds are free? (If not, I'll need another).

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 20 June 2019 at 09:15Link

CATERING AT BRANDS 

DRIVERS - 

Have you invited any body to come and watch you race? 

Would they like to join you for lunch?

Have you let me know? 

If you don't let me know they will not be counted in for the buffet at lunch time I am afraid, we will be checking wristbands.

Gail

text - 07960159979

email - gail@rockeyracing.com


GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 18 June 2019 at 15:29Link

Brands Hatch - Rounds 9 & 10 - Final (Final) Instructions

There have now been a number of changes to the timetable for the weekend. A big thank you to BARC for giving us extra track time.

Final instructions are here and timetable is here

Below is the revised times and race lengths.


Saturday 22nd June
Sign On  08:00  Scrutineering  08:05  (Sigmax)
Sign On  08:30  Scrutineering  08:35  (150, Mega, 135, Classics)

09:30  00:20  Caterham Graduates (Sigmax) Practice
10:00  00:20  Caterham Graduates (150, Mega, 135, Classics) Practice

11:30  00:20  Caterham Graduates (Sigmax) Qualifying
12:30  00:20  Caterham Graduates (150, Mega, 135, Classics) Qualifying

14:00  00:25  Caterham Graduates (Sigmax) Race
15:15  00:25  Caterham Graduates (150, Mega, 135, Classics) Race

Sunday 23rd June
14:20  00:30  Caterham Graduates (Sigmax) Race
15:40  00:30  Caterham Graduates (150, Mega, 135, Classics) Race


JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 18 June 2019 at 14:55Link

Brands Hatch - Saturday 22 June 6pm - Evening Social and “Meet the Club”

 

The CGRC are hosting a BBQ on Saturday evening from 6pm at our race centre in the outer paddock.

 

Drivers, their invited guests and CGRC support teams are welcome to join us for the evening, which is also being attended by potential new members who would like to get to know more about racing with the Club.

 

Food and beverages are free of charge. Some alcohol is being provided but please feel free to bring a bottle.

 

Our last race of the day is due to finish at 3.55pm, therefore we will be having the awards and prize giving at 5pm in the race centre, followed by the BBQ, with food available from 6pm.

 

We hope you can join us.

Mark Jones Raceadmin@cgrc.uk on 17 June 2019 at 18:35Link

Brands Hatch - Rounds 9 & 10 - Final Instructions


BARC have now publish the first draft of the final instructions (link) and v2 of the timetable (link). These are still subject to change.


In addition to the racing we have a club BBQ on Saturday evening and the AGM on Sunday at 11am.


Saturday 22nd June

Sign On  07:55,  Scruteneering  08:00

Start  Duration
09:25  00:15  Caterham Graduates (All) Practice
11:10  00:20  Caterham Graduates (Sigmax) Qualifying
12:40  00:20  Caterham Graduates (150, Mega, 135, Classics) Qualifying
14:45  00:20  Caterham Graduates (Sigmax) Race 2
15:35  00:20  Caterham Graduates (150, Mega, 135, Classics) Race 4

Sunday 23rd June
Start  Duration
14:40  00:25  Caterham Graduates (Sigmax) Race 10
15:55  00:25  Caterham Graduates (150, Mega, 135, Classics) Race 12


JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 17 June 2019 at 16:48Link

Caterham Graduates Racing Club - 2019 Annual Awards Evening

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
  • 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 will go live on the club website shortly.

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 17 June 2019 at 11:50Link

CATERING AT BRANDS - only a week to go and it is going to be a busy one!

There will be unlimited tea,coffee and biscuits available on Friday from 9 and all day Saturday and Sunday as usual.

There will be a buffet style lunch provided SATURDAY and SUNDAY with tea and cakes at prize giving on both days.

In a addition there will be a Club hosted BBQ on Saturday evening where all are welcome. Further details, including times etc to follow.

A REMINDER ABOUT CHARGES for lunch.

Drivers that are racing and one guest are entitled to lunch.

ANY ONE ELSE - Food Wristbands can be purchased  at a cost of £7.50 per day for adults and over 12s, £5 for children 5 to 12 years and no charge for under 5's.

DRIVERS - GUESTS must be booked in advance, please let me know if you have anyone else attending that you would like to be included for lunch so that I can cater accordingly.

Email - gail@rockeyracing.com  Text 07960159979 

ABOUT THE FOOD - Did you know ? 

The beef and ham that I provide for the buffet is bought from my local butcher and is home cooked by Ben Rockey. Cath and I slice the meats at the circuit just before serving.

The burgers and sausages for the BBQ will be bought from them too.

I always provide something suitable for Vegetarians and so that it is easy to identify the veggie option is served on green napkins.

if you or your guests have any special requirements i will always try to provide something suitable for them, just let me know.


I look forward to seeing you all there!

Gail


GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 15 June 2019 at 11:29Link

As some of you will know we have been advertising our meeting at Brands Hatch next weekend as a “meet the Club” event. I’m pleased to say we have a good amount of interest, particularly from novices. If anyone has any spare tickets that can be used for our guests, could you please contact me. 


Many thanks



Andrew 

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 11 June 2019 at 18:11Link

Hi guys

Good to see most of you again at Donington last week; it was great to be back out racing again!


As many of you know, at the start of this year, I set up a brand new race training simulator venue, 'SIMTrack Driver Performance Centre', based in the premises of Ginetta HQ just outside Leeds, Yorkshire. (www.simtrack.co.uk)

It is a standalone business, catering for drivers of all levels, in all Championships, with top end simulator technology and ARDS qualified coaches running the customer sessions.


To get a better idea of what we are doing, please check out our promo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIIY5jpfKo4&t=10s


You may have seen on social media, that ahead of the CGRC round at Zandvoort on 6th / 7th July, we are running a Zandvoort circuit learning bootcamp.....details as follows:

Running from w/c17th June….what better way to learn the circuit and get ahead of thegame before you jet out to Holland for the race weekend!

 

  • 2hr sim session on Zandvoort circuit, with ARDS qualified coaching, data analysis and video playback
  • Laser scanned track map of Zandvoort circuit
  • Session can be shared between 2 drivers at no additional cost
  • Zandvoort Bootcamp will run from Monday 17th – Weds 3rd June
  • 10% discount for CGRC drivers = £270 +VAT for 2 hours (longer sessions can be booked if required) 

To book, please contact Adam Croft on 07775 847892 oremail hello@simtrack.co.uk


I appreciate that our location may be an issue for many of you, but hopefully we'll see a few of you over the next week or 2 ahead of the Zandvoort weekend!


Many thanks

Adam

Adam Croft adam@simtrack.co.uk on 11 June 2019 at 17:08Link

CGRC Rounds 9&10 - Brands Hatch


Whilst BARC have not officially published the timetable yet, these are the first draft of times for the weekend.


Saturday

Sign on             07:55
Scruteering      08:00
Free Practice   09:25    15 mins
Qual (Grp 1)    10:50    20 mins
Qual (Grp 2)    12:20    20 mins
Lunch
Race (Grp 1)    14:25    20 mins
Race (Grp 2)    15:35    20 mins

Sunday
AGM                 11:00
Lunch
Race (Grp 1)    14:40    25 mins
Race (Grp 2)    15:55    25 mins

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 11 June 2019 at 12:20Link

The first batch of Donington Park photos have been uploaded and can be found here

With many thanks to our photographer for the weekend Sean Mulcahy.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 07 June 2019 at 22:39Link

Brian James Clubman trailer just added to the for sale section, including storage box and low level tyre rack, please get in touch if you are interested.


Tel - 01455 239900

McMillan Motorsport info@mcmm.co.uk on 05 June 2019 at 10:22Link

The Race results, lap record and Championship table have been corrected for the 135's. Dates on the lap records have already been corrected.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 04 June 2019 at 16:24Link

"One careful owner" :-D


I saw some online for a good price so will get those

Adam on 04 June 2019 at 11:53Link

BTW, if you're not too squeamish I can lend you some. No noticeable stains.

Roger on 04 June 2019 at 10:14Link

Yes, FIA approved full underwear including socks. A common problem with socks is that the label falls off over time.

Roger on 04 June 2019 at 10:11Link

Potentially planning ahead - does anyone know if I need FIA approved socks and/or leggings for Zandvoort?  I have everything else for clothing

Adam B adambettinson AT outlook.com on 04 June 2019 at 08:54Link

Wrong year on the lap records Jon.

SteveA Sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 03 June 2019 at 23:57Link

Race results, Best Improves, Lap records and Championship tables have been updated from Donington.


So you are aware - the results, BI's & lap records are worked out on club members only, guests are not included in these. The BI awards will be given out at Brands.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 03 June 2019 at 21:39Link

Snetterton 24 hour race - SAFETY car drivers wanted!

After handing duties to Andrew O in 2018, it's my turn to recruit safety car drivers again.

A lot of grads drivers have done this in the past - basically it involves sitting in Mr 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 and Andrew is another, that shouldn't be a problem.


The event is at Snetterton on the weekend of 16th - 18th August. That's in the middle of the grads summer break, so no doubt some of you will be getting bored ;-)

The race itself (i.e. the bit I need drivers for) starts on the Saturday. Start time is TBC.  SC Drivers generally do 1 or 2 sessions of 2 hours. I 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.

If you're interested please drop me a line at
Richard@Ormson.net


RichardO Richard@Ormson.net on 02 June 2019 at 09:53Link

Pleased to Peter

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 30 May 2019 at 23:10Link

Andrew, thanks for the typically prompt reply. I just didn’t want the potential of anybody falling foul. I sure that Keith will clarify. I do have a couple of points I’d like to discuss with you over the weekend, if you want.

Peter Tattersall on 30 May 2019 at 22:07Link

Peter - I think you will find it is correct as I believe "official practice" referred to in our Regs relates to what we call "qualifying".


The Reg then goes on to refer to penalties in accordance with Section 4 of our Regs. 4.1.1 of our Regs refers to non-compliance arising from "post-practice scrutineering" or judicial action and that penalties shall be in line with Motorsport UK Reg: C3.3.


C3.3 refers to having practice times (i.e. qualifying times) disallowed and then starting at the back of the grid with a 10-second delay.


I can't see any reference to sanctions in our Regs applying to "free practice", however, we will check with Keith at Donington.


If the matter needs clarifying we can amend the Regs next year.


Happy to discuss further at Donington.



Andrew

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 30 May 2019 at 21:27Link

I believe the advice we were given in the final instructions is incorrect.


Rule 5.1.2, paragraph 2, begins “

All cars must comply with the requirements as laid down in the Technical regulations at all times, whether during official practice or racing and it is the Driver’s and/or Entrant's responsibility to ensure all such requirements are met. Any infringement of the Technical Regulations will render the competitor liable to penalties as set out in Section 4 of these regulations.

Excuse the change of font. Copying and pasting on my iPad.


I therefore do not think that we can use testing tyres in free practice, but they must be part of the season’s three sets.

Peter Tattersall Peter at TrackTeach dot com on 30 May 2019 at 20:30Link

CATERING AT DONINGTON - CALLING ALL DRIVERS - I have only had a handful of notifications about extra guests attending at the weekend - have you any one that you  would like to be included for food? 

PLEASE let me know so that I can cater accordingly.

By email - gail@rockeyracing.com or text - 07960 159979

Many thanks 

 

GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 29 May 2019 at 13:26Link

Morning all


Anyone testing tomorrow at Donnington who has booked a garage and have space for another car?


Ta muchly


JC

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 29 May 2019 at 11:07Link

RH Side protection bar on Ebay for Sigma / Sigmax etc.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303167979174

Ian Anderson ian@auroraproduce.co.uk on 27 May 2019 at 20:42Link

What will be the arrangements for the guest drivers on Sunday morning?


I assume we will be allowed to sign on and scrut' at the same time as the MGOC?


Also when will we be alloted time to do the 3 familiarisation laps we must do?


Thanks in advance

Neil Fraser

Neil Fraser njfraser@hotmail.co.uk on 24 May 2019 at 13:58Link

CGRC Donington round 7 & 8 (1st & 2nd June)

BARC have not updated the draft instructions for Donington(link) yet. Please note this include v3 of the timetable which still does notappear to be available separately yet.

On Sunday we will have around 17 guest drivers, many fromthe Caterham series. Due to this the car grouping between the qualifying andracing will change. This is to give people as much free space on track aspossible. Please note that the car grouping has to be finalised but Iexpect it be as below.

Qualifying

Grp 1     Sigmax, Mega’s(28 cars)

Grp 2     125, 135,150, Classics (20 cars)

Racing

Grp 1     Sigmax, Mega’s,Classics’s (40 cars)

Grp 2     125, 135, 150(23 cars)

Saturday

10:00 Sign-On

10:05 Scrutineer

11:50-12:05 Caterham Graduates Practice

15:55-16:15 Caterham Graduates Qualifying (Grp 1)

16:55-17:15 Caterham Graduates Qualifying (Grp 2)

Sunday

10:45-11:05 Caterham Graduates Race (Grp 1)

12:15-12:35 Caterham Graduates Race (Grp 2)

15:20-15:45 Caterham Graduates Race (Grp 1)

17:00-17:25 Caterham Graduates Race (Grp 2)

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 24 May 2019 at 13:45Link

Morning All


As many of you already know Donnington is my 50th Birthday weekend so I have a bunch of mates coming for a bit of a do in the paddock on Saturday night.


To that end, I'm on the hunt for as many spare tickets for the weekend as possible.  Can you all help by donating your spares please?


I'll be cooking up a big paella so you're all welcome to join us.  All I ask is that you bring a bottle and your wallet............my son Dominic is raising funds for an expedition to Cambodia to work on regeneration projects this summer.


Thanks in advance


Jon  

Jon Curry jon@ctsmotorsport.com on 23 May 2019 at 07:48Link

Does anyone happen to have a spare 13inch minilite for a Classic taking up room in a garage that they would like to sell to me?  If it happens to be wearing a "legal" Yokohama A539 even better! Cheers, Andrew. 

Andrew Cooper andrewjecooper@virginmedia.com on 22 May 2019 at 10:52Link

And on another note..

I will be taking the BBQ with me to Donington.

If any one would like to bring their own food and use it at the the weekend, you are more than welcome, just let me know.

Gail


Gail gail@rockeyracing.com on 21 May 2019 at 14:51Link

CATERING AT DONINGTON - this is an early reminder that I need to be notified in advance if there are any extra guests requiring the catering at Donington.


DRIVERS - racing are entitled to lunch plus one extra guest

ANY ONE ELSE -  including non racing drivers must let me know so that they can be added to the numbers and charge accordingly,

CHARGES PER DAY - £7.50 per head for adults and over 12s, £5.00 for children 5 to 12 years and under 5s no charge.

Cath will be giving out food wristbands to drivers at sign on. she will remind everyone to send any extra guests would like to be included for food to me to collect and pay for their wristbands.

Thank you for your cooperation and see you there!

Gail gail@rockeyracing.com on 21 May 2019 at 14:43Link

Thanks Charles

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 18 May 2019 at 20:07Link

I’m pretty sure that Paddock 1 is the area behind the garages which is not the area that we are in. 

Charles on 18 May 2019 at 18:13Link

The final instructions for Donington Park state that Paddock Access is from 18:00 on Friday while Paddock 1 Access from 20:30 on Friday. Are we in Paddock or Paddock 1?

Peter Tattersall peter @ TrackTeach.com on 18 May 2019 at 17:43Link

For sale on Ebay (auction with no reserve) - Caterham Metric roll cage


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303151267596

Ian Anderson ian@auroraproduce.co.uk on 15 May 2019 at 20:51Link

Race Schedule / Awards Dinner

Can I please ask that everyone reviews and updated their race schedule (link) for the remaining rounds. This now includes the Awards Dinner which will once more be held at the Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel, Daventry. This has had some refurbishment and a new chief since we last visited.

For Donington especially, if you have not entered, can you please ensure that your schedule accurately reflects your plans (or even better, get your entry in). I need to commit to the grid splits very soon and this is hard to work out at present.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 15 May 2019 at 10:43Link

CGRC Donington round 7 & 8 (1st & 2nd June)

First draft of the instructions for Donington (link) has now been release. Please note this include v3 of the timetable which does not appear to be available separately yet.

After some discussion with BARC they have been able to move things around a bit since the original. At present we I don't know who is falling into which group but will publish as soon as possible.


Finally, due to insufficient marshal numbers, the meeting will probably be held on the National circuit and not the GP


Saturday
10:00 Sign-On
10:05 Scruteerting
11:50-12:05 Caterham Graduates Practice
15:55-16:15 Caterham Graduates (Grp 1)
16:55-17:15 Caterham Graduates (Grp 2)

Sunday
10:45-11:05 Caterham Graduates (Grp 1)
12:15-12:35 Caterham Graduates (Grp 2)

15:20-15:45 Caterham Graduates (Grp 1)
17:00-17:25 Caterham Graduates (Grp 2)

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 13 May 2019 at 12:23Link

Snetterton Best Improvers now updated. I am sorry to say that I made a bit of a hashup of them over the weekend, so apologies. We will try and sort out the trophies.

We have no set rules governing how Best Improvers are awarded and due to the single grids and mixed class racing this year I have been following what can be best called the 'Spa' model (ie. across the entire grid ignoring class). After some discussion we are going to use a class based model going forwards. BI awards will now be awarded based on how you have done within your class irrespective if you have passed cars outside of your class.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 09 May 2019 at 14:05Link

Championship tables, Race results and Lap records all updated. Best Improves still to be updated

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 08 May 2019 at 08:59Link

Donington Park R7&8 - link for Version 1 of the Provisional Timetable.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 07 May 2019 at 18:51Link

Sounds like you had a fun weekend in Norfolk..


What you really need is a Racekeeper HE to record all that footage and data. There's one on Ebay auction - (its the one listed on the For sale page).


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303138847506


Ends in 2 days time.

Ian Anderson ian@auroraproduce.co.uk on 07 May 2019 at 09:25Link

Snetterton photos here.  

Hazel hazelsphotos at outlook dot com on 07 May 2019 at 08:39Link

Donington Testing - yes, it is on Thursday (normal for Donington). The club did look into running a track day on Friday, but it is already booked for a bike track day. The timetable does show 15 minutes free practice on Saturday morning at the moment.

Charles on 07 May 2019 at 08:15Link

CGRC Snetterton round 5 & 6 (5th & 6th May)


The club briefing notes for this up coming round can be found here

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 03 May 2019 at 13:19Link

Mark, I'll take the afternoon for £150 if someone else wants the morning (if it can be split)?

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 02 May 2019 at 16:09Link

Full day testing at Snetterton - open to sensible offers.

Unfortunately I am not able to make the testing on Saturday and have paid for a full day @ £300. If anyone is interested in making me an offer,MSA have informed me it can be transferred to another driver/car as long as I inform them before 5pm tomorrow.

Please email me if anyone is interested.

Mark Jones mark@westjay.co.uk on 02 May 2019 at 14:31Link

Cadwell - for those planning ahead, the Admiral Rodney in Horncastle is fully booked for the Saturday night due to an event....

Charles on 01 May 2019 at 11:08Link

CGRC Snetterton round 5 & 6 (5th & 6th May)

v3 of final instructions are here and timetable is here

High level details are;
Sunday
Mandatory CGRC briefing   09:30  (not showing in final instructions yet)
Sign On            10:05
Scrutineering    10:10
Free Practice    11:35
Qualifying         14:55

Monday
Race 1             9:30
Race 2            14:50


We have reach an agreement with BARC to extend our qualifying session to 30 minutes. This is going to be split into two halves, the first 15 mins will be Sigmax and 150 cars and the second half will be Megas, 135s and Classis. Hopefully this will give people the opportunity to make the most out of the qualifying session. The races will still be mixed grid.

Instructions on how this will be run will be provided in the 9:30 mandatory drivers briefing.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 30 April 2019 at 08:59Link

CGRC Snetterton round 5 & 6 (5th & 6th May)


Pollysport will be there on Saturday (10am until 3pm) and Sunday (9:30am to 5pm). If you are planning on getting some new tyres please give them a call (01354 688111) to help them plan their weekend.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 29 April 2019 at 14:12Link

Peter, I am likely to have two spare tickets if you are interested.   Thanks  

Nigel Smith nigeasmith@gmail.com on 29 April 2019 at 08:31Link

I’ll have a few spare tickets as well Peter

Glenn on 28 April 2019 at 20:47Link

CATERING AT SNETTERTON. 

There will be a new way of giving out the food wristbands at Snetterton. Cath will join drivers at sign on and hand out wristbands to all drivers, and if they have a guest requiring lunch will be given a wrisband for those also. Any other guests, non racing members, family or friends etc that would like lunch will have to come to the Hospitality Marquee and see me to pay for and collect their wristbands. 

Please let me know this week how many extra people will be attending so that I can cater accordingly.  Many thanks in advance for your co operation. 

Charges are £7.50 for adults and over 12's and £5 for children over 5. Under 5s no charge

BARBECUE - in addition there will be a Barby on Sunday night that is open to everyone but you must let me know, if you haven't already, so there is enough to go round! The charge is £5 per head for adults and £3.50 for kids. Payable in advance on Sunday.

Cath and I look forward to seeing you all there 

Gail gail@rockeyracing.com on 28 April 2019 at 17:40Link

Hi Peter, I have 2 spare that your welcome to. I will be there Saturday afternoon.

Luke Balmforth luke.balmforth@yahoo.com on 28 April 2019 at 15:14Link

Hello - does anyone have any spare tickets for Snetterton - I’m after an additional 3 if anyone can oblige - thanks ...... Peter

Peter Marsh peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 28 April 2019 at 14:00Link

Zandvoort - entries to guest drivers will be opening on 3rd May, so please can racing members get their entries in before then to ensure you get a reserved place. You can enter here.

Charles on 27 April 2019 at 13:28Link

Nigel, dropped you an email. I have some spare minilite's available and I will be at Snetterton.

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 26 April 2019 at 11:07Link

CGRC Snetterton round 5 & 6 (5th & 6th May) - v1 of the BARC final instructions are available here

Please note that there will be a mandatory drivers briefing at 09:30 in the CGRC marque (this has not made it to the final instructions yet).



JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 26 April 2019 at 11:04Link

Minilite Wheel Wanted 

Following a hefty knock at the Rockingham send off race last year, I am on the hunt for ideally a single minitlite for a Mega (I will consider buying 2 or a set of 4).   Does anyone have one / a set they are interesting in parting with?  I will be racing for the first time this year at Snett and hoping to source before then. 


Tech Question - In the reqs it states no minilite mag wheels, is that reference to a compound they are made with and if so how can you tell when buying a second hand one of fleebay / pistonheads?   


Cheers

Nige (mega no75)

Nigel Smith nigeasmith@gmail.com on 26 April 2019 at 07:36Link

CGRC Snetterton round 5 & 6 (5th & 6th May) - BARC draft timetable is here

Sunday
Sign On           10:05
Scrutineering   10:10
Free Practice   11:35
Qualifying         14:55

Monday
Race 1         9:30
Race 2        14:50

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 24 April 2019 at 09:20Link

If you're interested, I've just posted my Minno Tyre Rack and the Fuel Locker on eBay. See https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173880818069 and https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173880826875.

Pete Cannard pete.cannard@blueyonder.co.uk on 23 April 2019 at 09:20Link

Finally completed my race reports for Silverstone and Croft, both on my website.

See RacingPeter.com

Peter Tattersall peter@TrackTeach.com on 21 April 2019 at 22:43Link

About 30% of the Zandvoort grid booked already. 

Charles on 20 April 2019 at 22:53Link

Booked !

Zed on 19 April 2019 at 20:11Link

Sorry, fixed. Closing date was set to 2018!

Charles on 19 April 2019 at 20:02Link

19:35 and the blue button to book Zandvoort says “unavailable”. Is there a problem ?

Zed on 19 April 2019 at 19:36Link

Don’t forget that entries for Zandvoort open at 7.30pm tonight - link here.

Charles on 19 April 2019 at 16:58Link

Snetterton Round 5&6 There are only 3 guaranteed places left for the grid at Snetterton, so if you are planning to race and don't have your entry in already, I suggest you do this very soon.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 18 April 2019 at 08:26Link

Bar Be Cue (BBQ) at Snetterton on the Sunday 5th May at 7.00pm


The CGRC will be hosting a BBQ on Sunday evening at 7.00 pm in the paddock beside the club marquee.

The cost will be £5 per adult and £3.50 for children - which includes a hamburger, a hot dog, salad and coleslaw. 

A vegetarian - halloumi type option will also be available. 


In order to assess numbers could you please drop Gail Hiskey (BBQ Manageress!) a text on 07960 159979 or, email her on gail@rockeyracing.com


It really is important you feed back your numbers to her so as to cater for everyone.

Peter Marsh treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 17 April 2019 at 12:40Link

PROVISIONAL Zandvoort timetable


This is the latest Zandvoort timetable we have. IT MIGHT CHANGE!!!! Please bear this in mind when booking anything....

Friday 5th July

10.00 - 10.25 Free practice 1

12:50 - 13.15 Free practice 2

16.30 - 16.55 Free practice 3

Saturday 6th July

10.00 - 10.25 Qualifying

15:00 - 15:30 Race 1

Sunday 7th July

13.25 - 13.55 Race 2

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 16 April 2019 at 19:08Link

Rounds 11 & 12 - Zandvoort - Entries for racing members open 19th April 2019 at 7.30pm

This year’s European rounds will be at the beautiful circuit of Zandvoort in the Netherlands from 5th - 7th July. Set right next to the beach, our visit in July should be warm and sunny with both great racing during the day and great bars and restaurants on the beach in the evening. One not to be missed!

Entires for racing members will open on 19th April 2019 at 7.30pm via our CGRC Event Entry site (https://bookwhen.com/cgrc). We have one grid at Zandvoort with a grid limit of 47 cars so please don’t delay your entry - once the places fill up we will run a reserve list. From 3rd May - two weeks after entries open to members - we will also be opening to guests. We will publish more details on guest entries nearer the time.

The racing member entry fee is £675 which covers free practice on Friday as well as qualifying and races on Saturday and Sunday. The timetable is subject to change but currently shows us finishing around 2pm on Sunday (please take into account Parc Ferme and packing up etc.). The weekend consists of

3 x 25 minute free practice (on Friday 5th July)
1 x 25 minute qualifying
2 x 30 minute races

Entries should be considered non-refundable; refunds will only be given in exceptional circumstances. You must have a National A licence to take part in this event.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 16 April 2019 at 18:17Link

Entries for the CGRC Round 5 & 6 at Snetterton on the 5th & 6th May are filling up fast. Once the grid is full, entries will be taken on a reserves basis and will be prioritised based on the date of entry.


Please get your entries in to ensure that you are guaranteed a grid spot.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 15 April 2019 at 20:34Link

Results and Championship tables from Croft uploaded to website. Please check and let me know any errors.

JohnB competitions@cgrc.uk on 15 April 2019 at 13:50Link

Modern car security - thanks to those who helped, commiserated and offered lifts (ok, and those who laughed) when I managed to lock my keys in my road car just before Race 2. Fortunately I had my kit so could race but that's all I had, and the only practical option offered by 'Assistance' was to smash the rear quarter window. Which he then told me I had to do myself. Keys retrieved and home ok.....now need to get it fixed. See you at Snetterton!

Charles on 14 April 2019 at 22:51Link

Tigger says sorry for the red flag in FP3, and thank you to Paul Hawker for the loan of a differential.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 12 April 2019 at 17:49Link

Another  bargain-hunting tip - Aldi have jerry cans for £17.99 including  a metal  spout at the moment. That's around half the price of can + spout at Machine Mart. Only in green sadly :(

Roger's Bargains on 12 April 2019 at 14:48Link

...and it is a test day, so there is no briefing.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 10 April 2019 at 21:34Link

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