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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

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

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