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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

Croft - I don't have any real details, but first session for our group is 10am and no engines can be run before 9.30, so I wouldn't rush to be there right on 8am.

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

Croft - extra race for £20!

Fancy an extra race at Croft this weekend for £20...yes twenty pounds! 

BARC is turning the last race on Sunday into an “Allcomers” race. Anyone racing at Croft this weekend (apart from the Junior Saloons) can enter.

It’s a 15-minute race scheduled to start at 17.10 (our Championship race on Sunday is scheduled to finish at 14.45).

If you can’t race because of a mechanical issue earlier in the day you will get your £20 back.

If you want to take advantage of BARC’s offer please confirm by 18.00 tomorrow as we need to advise BARC of who from CGRC wishes to take part.

To confirm your wish to enter please email commercial@cgrc.uk or text / call Andrew Outterside on 07831 451157

Thanks


Andrew


Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 10 April 2019 at 20:01Link

Haven't heard anything from Croft about Testing and given I'm driving up first thing, I'm just going to have to assume 8am sign on / briefing etc ...

Zed on 10 April 2019 at 19:57Link

Just spoken to Croft, if you are testing in group 2 on Friday the slots are as follows;


10, 12 and 3pm.


All 30 Minutes.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 10 April 2019 at 16:40Link

Joel,

There will be a very basic one. We are located on the old runway as we where in 2017. Plan will go out with Andrew Outterside's club briefing notes.

JohnB competitions@graduates.org.uk on 10 April 2019 at 14:15Link

End of season 'thrills and spills' video - yes, we've only had one weekend but I like to prepare early and I thought it might also be a good way of getting a good selection of footage. So, if you want to 'star' in the end of season video, please send me your footage. Both incidents and funny moments appreciated! I do need original, high resolution footage wherever possible. For larger clips you can use WeTransfer, or find me in the paddock with an SD card and I will copy off the footage.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 10 April 2019 at 09:14Link

Hi,

We were wondering if there is a paddock plan for the weekend yet?

Thanks

Joel

Revolution Racing garage@revolutionmotorworks.co.uk on 10 April 2019 at 08:56Link

Croft R3&4 - Version 2 of the Final Instructions here, timetable here

JohnB competitions@graduates.org.uk on 10 April 2019 at 07:51Link

Hi All,

It was great to catch up and see a lot of you at Silverstone with some great racing on display. As some of you will be recovering from Croft, I will be spending the next couple of weeks recovering from Brighton Marathon. 


Emily and I are running for the Alzheimer's Society a charity that has close links with my family. I'm hoping to not be overtaken by the car opening the roads for those taking too long. Any donations are gratefully received using the following link. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emily-jones74 


Good luck to all those racing at Croft and see you at Snetterton.

Thanks Luke

Luke C luke.cooper015@gmail.com on 09 April 2019 at 14:48Link

And here are even more Silverstone photos

Hazel hazelsphotos at outlook dot com on 05 April 2019 at 22:43Link

My pictures from Silverstone here

CB on 05 April 2019 at 09:51Link

CATERING AT CROFT - 

Tea and coffee will be available to everyone from mid day on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday as usual.

BREAKFAST - A light breakfast of cereals and fruit will be available on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to this drivers and guests will also be able to purchase Breakfast Tickets this weekend. The charge of £4 per person per day will buy a sausage or bacon sandwich and must be pre booked and paid for on Friday so that we know how many we are catering for. 

SATURDAY - Please come and collect your cooked breakfast between 7.30 and 8.30. A buffet lunch will be served between 12 and 12.30 and tea and cakes after the race at Prize Giving.

SUNDAY - Please come and collect your cooked breakfast between 8.30 and 9.30. The buffet lunch will be served between 12.30 and 1.pm.

REMINDER - Only drivers who are Racing Club Members and their guests are entitled to lunch. Drivers must let me know in advance if they have any extra guests attending at the weekend and they would like them to be included for lunchtime food. Please note - social members are not entitled to food and should they wish to be included, the charges do apply.

CHARGES - There is no extra charge for one guest who is with a Racing Club Member ( a wristband is required though) but there is a charge of £7.50 per head for any other adults and children over 12 years. For children between 5 and 12 years the charge is £5 per head and no charge for under 5's. 

WRISTBANDS - all guests need to have a wristband and these can be collected and paid for ( where applicable) from myself or Cath in the CGRC Hospitality area. PLEASE NOTE - we will be checking that every one who needs a wristband has a wristband.

TO PRE BOOK guests or breakfast tickets please email me at gail@rockeyracing.com or send a text to 07960 159979

See you there!


Gail Hiskey office@rockeyracing.com on 04 April 2019 at 23:45Link

Zandvoort - we are close to finalising our arrangement with Zandvoort and need to have the best possible view of who many people will race. If your race schedule does not already day 'Definitely' or 'Definitely Not', please could you review and update it which you can do here. Please do this as soon as possible!

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 03 April 2019 at 20:09Link

Peter - the 41st and beyond in order of receipt of paid entry will be treated as reserves - so enter / pay early to guarantee an entry. Our grid planning and purchase of grids was based on intentions shown by the race schedule and based on the current schedules it doesn’t look like we will hit 40.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 02 April 2019 at 22:01Link

What happens if we get more than forty entrants at Croft?

Peter Tattersall on 02 April 2019 at 20:54Link

Races 3 & 4 - Croft 13th/14th April.

33 entries so far for our meeting at Croft. Discounted entry fee applies up to tomorrow and entries close on Wednesday 10th April.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 02 April 2019 at 13:58Link

Croft R3&4 - link to Version 1 of the Final Instructions with Timetable here (and it's in April).

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 02 April 2019 at 13:44Link

Hi All,
I've just spoken to Anglesey Circuit, regarding testing. There will be testing available on Friday 6th September. Prices to yet to be determined by last year was£195 for a full day. So factor this in should you wish to test.
It is not currently available to book online at present but will become available in the coming months. Alternatively, they "may" take bookings over the phone for this should you be really keen.

Mark J - on 02 April 2019 at 11:51Link

Great to be back with the club at Silverstone after a 5 year break, I thought the garage layout was a great way to meet lots of people (old friends and new) and a really good way to kick off the season!

Obviously didn't end so well for me with an accident I'm still trying to figure out but was very grateful to everyone who asked how I was, shared their financially ruinous accidents and listened to me talking through what happened and trying to make sense of it. Special thanks to Kate and Suzie for their help and 'Bear Hug' Benfield ;-)

Adam B adambettinson AT outlook.com on 01 April 2019 at 18:24Link

Silverstone results, best improvers and championship tableupdated – please let me know of anything that doesn’t look correct.

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 01 April 2019 at 17:39Link

Silverstone International Briefing note here - 

https://www.cgrc.uk/docs/2019328_CGRC%20Briefing%20Note%20-%20Silverstone%20International%20032019.pdf

Apologies for it being rather late!


Andrew 

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 28 March 2019 at 21:43Link

CATERING AT SILVERSTONE

I am looking for someone to collect the French Bread for Saturdays Lunch - any volunteers??

I have ordered it from TESCO in Towcester so if any one is passing and could pop in and collect for me it that would be really helpful.

Please give me a call if you think you can help - many thanks

07960 159979

GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 27 March 2019 at 13:09Link

Thanks Barry.


Assuming its only the classics with the gap. Rather than two row gaps between each class! Hope its not too much to organise. Also that the Classics have a 'front row' rather than being staggered.

Cant wait to get back to it!


RW

robin webb webbr@blueyonder.co.uk on 27 March 2019 at 09:57Link

Zandvoort - could anyone who raced at Zandvoort last year with Caterham or another series please get in touch via email? Thanks. 

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 26 March 2019 at 19:31Link

Thanks Andrew

Darreng on 26 March 2019 at 18:46Link

As there are three classes on the one grid I'm not sure whether the 2 row gap would work. And it will depend on the Clerk of the Course on the day and what she is comfortable with. I'm sure a bulletin will be issued once it is finalised.

Charles on 26 March 2019 at 16:51Link

Darren - the email from BARC is incorrect as our contract with BARC includes practice at each BARC meeting. 


To be precise, it includes for 15 minutes practice, not the 20 minutes currently timetabled.


I expect BARC will issue a corrected email shortly.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 26 March 2019 at 15:57Link

Robin

We put the Classics start procedure (2 gap on lights) in the regs this year and where possible this is what BARC will do.  I would normally expect to see the start procedure bulletined on Saturday.

Barry

Barry yc07vom@gmail.com on 26 March 2019 at 15:29Link

Hi All,

Wondering if we are still doing our new start procedure for the Classics?

Eg, starting on the lights but with two rows space between us and the Megas.

Anyone know how its working this year? Don't really want to go back to the flag-waved starts.


RW

Robin Webb webbr@blueyonder.co.uk on 26 March 2019 at 14:52Link

Silverstone Free Practice


A little confused by an email I've just received from BARC, they are asking for £60 for free practice.  I thought the club had built it into our entry fees or have I misunderstood?  

DarrenG on 26 March 2019 at 14:46Link

Updated Silverstone garage plan for this coming weekend is here


This is for the garages themselves, the paddock area behind does not have a plan but please be park sensibly, as there will be a large number of people looking spaces

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 26 March 2019 at 11:25Link

CATERING AT SILVERSTONE. - first meeting of the Season and Cathy and I cant wait to see you all.

There will be unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits available for everyone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as usual. On race days a light breakfast of cereals and fruit will be available and tea time cakes at Prize Giving. 

BREAKFAST TICKET - In addition to the light breakfast Drivers will be able to buy a Breakfast Ticket this weekend. The £4 charge will entitle you to a bacon or sausage sandwich on Saturday and Sunday.

You must however, pre book your Breakfast Tickets and collect and pay for them on Friday as tickets will not be available on race days. 

LUNCH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - a hot lunch will be served between 12 and 2, please keep an eye on the notice board as times may be affected by the Race Time Table. Also you will be able to see the menu for that day.

Only Drivers who are Racing Club Members and their guests are entitled to lunch. Drivers must let me know in advance if they have any extra guests attending the weekend and they would like them to be included for lunchtime food. Please note - Social Members are not entitled to food and should they wish to be included the charges below apply.

CHARGES -There is no extra charge for one guest who is with a Racing Club Member ( a wristband will be required though ) but there is a charge of £7.50 per head for any other adults and children over 12 years. For children aged between 5 and 12 the charge is £5 per head and no charge for under 5's. 

WRISTBANDS - All guests need to have a wristband and these can be collected and paid for, where applicable, from myself or Cath in the CGRC Hospitality area. 

TO PRE BOOK Guests or Breakfast Tickets please email me at gail@rockeyracing.com or send a text to 07960159979


GAIL Hiskey gail@rockeyracing.com on 26 March 2019 at 01:21Link

Croft R3&4 - Resurfacing commenced today, and apart from the run-off areas, the whole track should be resurfaced in time for our test day on 12th April.

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 25 March 2019 at 18:51Link

Silverstone R1&2 - Version 5 of the Final Instructions here and now includes Version 3 of the Timetable!

Still nothing in the Final Instructions regarding the Classics, so again; will there be a two row gap between Classics and the Mega, 125 and 135 cars, as per Item 2.5.4 of our Regulations, with all cars starting on the lights?

Mark Carter divergenteng@hotmail.com on 25 March 2019 at 18:16Link

Very sad to hear about Paul :-(

Suzie suz1e@hotmail.com on 25 March 2019 at 18:11Link

Any spare tickets for the weekend would be gratefully received and very much appreciated.  Many thanks.

Suzie suz1e@htmail.com on 25 March 2019 at 18:04Link

Silverstone testing - from the email from Silverstone, access from 8pm on Thursday, you can wait in the outer car park outside the main entrance before 8pm. Once the circuit is open, entry is via the West 10 Entrance to avoid building work. See the map sent by Silverstone. Note that there is also a 'pass' on the last page of the confirmation which you are supposed to display.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 25 March 2019 at 16:27Link

Pizza in the Paddock - Saturday evening @ 6.30pm.

We are very pleased to inform everyone that there will be Free Pizza @ Silverstone on Saturday evening, thanks to one of our sponsors.

Downing IP(www.downing-ip.uk) would like to introduce the paddock to their client Monsta Pizza (www.monstapizza.com).

Monsta Pizza makes fine hand-made pizza, whereas Downing IP helps businesses secure and defend their innovative ideas and their brands. Monsta are emphatically nothing whatsoever to do with Monster Energy Drinks, and thanks to Downing IP they now have a succession of judgements in their favour to prove it. If you’d like an in-depth analysis of why there is no chance of confusion between the two businesses then do feel free to ask Michael, although we should warn you that he noted that the pizza is likely to be more interesting...

Food will be served from about 6:30 onwards, feel free to bring something to drink - although if you like energy drinks, please stick to Red Bull…


Mark Jones on 25 March 2019 at 11:55Link

Silverstone Testing Garages


The circuit asked for the garage plan and are assigning Friday garages in accordance with our plan so you shouldnt' have to move.


Barry

Barry White yc07vom@gmail.com on 23 March 2019 at 21:36Link

Thanks for letting us know Nick, that is sad news. Please pass on my best wishes to Paul's family.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 23 March 2019 at 19:47Link

Dear racing friends, 

 

It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of  2010 Mega Graduate Champion Paul Turley.

Paul started racing Super Graduates in 2008 after previously competing in oval racing. He had a successful first seasons in Super’s with three podiums and in 2009 he improved again to finish 4th in the championship with four podiums places.

In 2010 Paul moved up to the Mega Grad Class, winning the championship in dominant form an with one round to go.

Paul then had a Graduates sabbatical straying to the R300 official Caterham Championship but was soon to return to the Grads fold. 

 

Paul’s final year in racing was with Grads in 2013 season in the new, at that time, Sigmax Chamionship, he only competed in 6 of the rounds winning three races with two 2ndand two 3rdplaces. Sadly illness cut short his final season with his last race being at Donington.

 

A true rainmiester some of Paul’s most memorable races were in the wet,

such as Spa, and Castle Combe. His most memorable win in his last season was in torrential rain at Oulton Park in 2013 leading the field by some 20 seconds to take the chequered flag.

Paul was an intensely private man and his love of racing and all things motorised was only surpassed by his love for his family.

Paul died on the 22ndof March 2019 peacefully in his sleep after a long and heroic battle against cancer. 

RIP PT

 

Nick Pancisi nick@pancisi.co.uk on 23 March 2019 at 17:13Link

DECALS UPDATE - all decals have now been posted to those who selected this option on the order form.

Please note they now include the RYAN decals that were not available in the packs handed out at the track day.

For those picking up decals at the Silverstone test day, please collect from Pete Godfrey or me on Friday afternoon, or if not please see Pete first thing Saturday morning.

GRS will be holding the spares stock throughout the season - spares will be available on test or race days.

Any queries please contact me. 


Andrew

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 22 March 2019 at 22:03Link

Thanks for the info Charles and Andrew.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 22 March 2019 at 16:27Link

Steve - if you are not using a garage for testing I suggest you set up on the far side (right hand side) of the paddock, away from the entrance to the pit garages.


Some of the guys have booked garages for testing and there should be the opportunity to share for a small cost or a bottle or 2? There was a post on the Facebook Community page about it.


Andrew 

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 22 March 2019 at 13:10Link

Hi Steve - there is never a paddock plan for Friday and Silverstone has sold the garages for testing. If you have booked one you should be able to use the space behind it (leaving a fire lane clear) but if not, you will just need to find somewhere else in the paddock. On the race weekend, everyone has allocated garages and in theory, you should be able to use the space behind it.  Space at the Wing is always a challenge and private cars will almost certainly have to park in the (nearby) car park.

Charles charles@tripleeracing.co.uk on 22 March 2019 at 13:07Link

Is there a paddock plan or should I just assume that the space behind the allocated garage is for our use? The question is mainly for Friday testing setup.

Steve Arnell sda_jcs@hotmail.com on 22 March 2019 at 10:50Link

Here is the garage plan for Silverstone

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 22 March 2019 at 09:41Link

Darren - it's ranked by receipt of paid entry and if we need to find out we would ask BARC.

No worries if you have paid for your entry as we currently have 45 entries and the limit for practice is licenced grid capacity (44) plus 20%.

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 21 March 2019 at 20:44Link

Glenn - the draft timetable (we are currently on v.4) has Race 2 finishing at 13.40. 


But as you know the timetable remains provisional......


Andrew 

Andrew Outterside commercial@cgrc.uk on 21 March 2019 at 20:27Link

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