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Does anyone have a ticket going spare for the 10th October Silverstone event by any chance?

I'd be interested to come along and see some grads racing if that's possible.

James Wingfield [email protected] on 28 September 2020 at 13:40Link

A note for all CGRC members - sadly our race meeting at Pembrey on 3rd-4th October has been cancelled. Due to the continuing restrictions by the Welsh Government, BARC has made the decision to cancel all remaining meetings at the circuit for this season.

More information can be found here - https://www.barc.net/pembrey-circuit-abandons-remaining-race-meetings-for-2020-season/

In light of this, we have been offered a replacement meeting at Thruxton on 31st October - 1st November, alongside the ever-popular BTRA British Truck Racing Championship. Can all those interested in the replacement round please email John to confirm - [email protected]

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 23 September 2020 at 17:49Link

It's a shame that Pembrey is cancelled. Let's hope the replacement, Thruxton, comes off.

Peter Tattersall [email protected] on 22 September 2020 at 20:54Link

2020 Caterham GraduatesRacing Club                                                   - Awards Evening - 21st Nov.


Due to the continuing effect of Covid and the restrictions / advice from the government and MS UK, the board has reluctantly decided to suspend the Awards Evening Dinner Dance at Hellidon Lakes Hotel in November.

It was hoped to hold an event despite no championships this year, but we look forward to a replacement event hopefully in 2021.  

Peter Marsh [email protected] on 18 September 2020 at 16:34Link

ref my plug question again ! ... I’m going to assume any FoMoCo specified plug for the Sigma fixed cam engine is allowable. Any disagree?


(i emailed Keith as well, i’ll advise if he disagrees).

Neil on 16 September 2020 at 20:13Link

Here is a selection of photos showing the on-track action from Saturday.

Hazel hazelsphotos (at) outlook (dot) com on 14 September 2020 at 14:22Link

Neil, those plugs are no longer produced and have been replaced by CYFS-12CN4



Steve Arnell [email protected] on 08 September 2020 at 22:35Link

Hi, not sure if any spectators will be allowed at Oulton Park this weekend but just to remind everyone to lock all cars/motor homes/caravans & zip down awnings when out on the track due to previous theft issues at other meetings held here.

Julie on 08 September 2020 at 19:22Link

Careful Neil - Keith has been known to read this Forum!

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 08 September 2020 at 18:55Link

brilliant work guys, thanks. so, if i read correctly, my link below is the correct plug. Looks like it’s the Caterham 36E038A, which I think is also a FoMoCo AYFS22CB. Shout if you disagree?!


Can i guess most of us are illegal?

Neil [email protected] on 08 September 2020 at 17:22Link

Re Harry's post below the Supersport Regs are now on our website here 

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 08 September 2020 at 14:08Link

For 270R you can refer to the BRSCC championship regs
<a href="https://brscc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-Caterham-Seven-270R-Championship-Regulations-Published-Copy.pdf">
here</a> which say 'Use of spark plugs Caterham part number <a href="https://caterhamparts.co.uk/spark-plugs/5494-spark-plug-sigma-race.html">37E553A</a> is mandatory' that's the same one previously mentioned.
<p>
The issue with SigMax is that the Supersport regs are no longer online anywhere I can find. Hopefully Scrute Keith has a copy, if not we'll need to track some down.<br>

Roger on 08 September 2020 at 09:15Link

ignore that Roger, you’re 150 of course. 

Neil [email protected] on 08 September 2020 at 05:14Link

or it could be these plugs ... https://caterhamparts.co.uk/spark-plugs/2376-spark-plug-sigma.html.


who is the arbitrator of what the Academy cars ran 2008-13, or of our regs, for me to check with? 


p.s. what plugs do you run Roger?

Neil [email protected] on 07 September 2020 at 22:54Link

Don't worry... Found it


https://cgrc.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=accd692535e98a4cadd5f4a1a&id=f37b96ce03&e=7e103413b8


Dan c on 07 September 2020 at 17:53Link

Can someone post the link to the Oulton Briefing  in here?  


Many Thanks

Dan Clayphan on 07 September 2020 at 17:41Link

Or considerably cheaper on eBay if you're willing to risk the possibility of fakes https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-NGK-LTR7IX-11-6510-Iridium-IX-Spark-Plug-Wholesale-Price-SALE/154046064679

Roger on 07 September 2020 at 17:32Link

I'm guessing perhaps these? https://caterhamparts.co.uk/spark-plugs/5494-spark-plug-sigma-race.html 


ChrisB on 07 September 2020 at 16:59Link

That would come under "cars to the specification of the Caterham Supersport 2008 to 2013" - so you'd need to refer to the relevant Caterham specs. However, I'm not sure where you would find those.

Roger on 07 September 2020 at 13:50Link

Neil - FREE plugs???!!** -- - not on my watch matey!

Peter Marsh [email protected] on 07 September 2020 at 11:59Link

hi all. are spark plugs ‘free’ for Sigmax? I dont see any mention in the regs - although it is for other classes!?

Neil [email protected] on 06 September 2020 at 22:46Link

We are proud to be working with Mission Motorsport this year. Together we have created the new Mission Motorsport Lap Record Award, to recognise those who either break existing or set new lap records throughout the season.

It was great to welcome Mission Motorsport's James Griffin to Snetterton last weekend, who was on hand to award our lap record holders with a superb embroidered cap. This year's records so far are as follows:

Croft - Sigma 135: Dan Clayphan - 1:33.969


Mallory Park - Sigma 135: Marc Noaro – 00:52.730
Sigma 150: John Benfield – 00:51.670
Sigmax: Harry Cramer – 00:51.460


Cadwell Park - Sigma 135: Ben Buckley – 01:41.096


Snetterton 200: Classic: Trevor Harber – 01:34.114
Sigma 135: James McCall – 01:29.489
Sigma 150: Andrew Witton – 01:23.498
Sigmax: Mark Gibson – 01:24.219

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 04 September 2020 at 15:43Link

A selection of the official championship images are available to view on the link below and to purchase on snappyracers.com but they're only ever a selection so drop Jon Bryant a line to take advantage of the deals the club negotiated!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=SnappyRacers&set=a.3996711633691025

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 31 August 2020 at 14:28Link

Snetterton photos are now available here.  See you at Oulton...

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook [dot] com on 30 August 2020 at 19:50Link

I have two trophies from Cadwell for James Gilmour.  Looking at his race schedule he will not be racing with the CGRC again this season.  Is there anyone who will be at Oulton or Silverstone that I could give them to and could please pass them on to him?


Many thanks

Suzie Black [email protected] on 30 August 2020 at 18:56Link

Revised Snetterton Briefing Note here - see revised pages 9 and 10.

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 28 August 2020 at 11:01Link

Chris - the BARC briefing note does not apply to the CGRC races.

We are using the same procedure that applied at our first BARC meeting at Croft, which is line with 2.5.3 of our Regs:-

"The Organisers may dispense with a formation lap, with the green flag lap commencing from the assembly area. At the end of the green flag lap all cars will then take their position on the grid as specified on the grid sheet. Once the grid is complete the 5 second signal will be given and the start as per V. of 2.5.2 above."

BARC will be issuing a race day bulletin on the virtual noticeboard to confirm this. It will also confirm the grid compostion for the 3 races.

The Club will be issuing a revised briefing note very shortly covering both matters.

Apologies for the confusion.


Andrew  


Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 27 August 2020 at 17:55Link

this is rather different to the CGRC notes. Please can we clarify which is correct?

Chris B on 27 August 2020 at 15:21Link

The BARC briefing notes say "For the Race, you will leave the Assembly Area and go directly onto the grid. The countdown will commence at 1 minute unless otherwise specified. There will then be a Green Flag formation lap."

Chris B on 27 August 2020 at 15:16Link

More discounted Friday testing available if anyone is still in need (half day - pm)  

Rob Winrow [email protected] on 27 August 2020 at 10:08Link

James - it's the same as Croft - a green flag lap of the circuit from the assembly area - they will probably direct the cars up the pit lane on to the circuit for the green flag lap.

We will amend the briefing note to make it clearer.


Andrew

 

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 26 August 2020 at 23:21Link

Have I understood the starting procedure correctly at Snett. Straight from the assembly area to the grid and racing. Given the assembly area leads pretty much directly to the grid, thats alot of cars into riches with zero brake or tyre temp? Or does it mean we drive over the grid and complete a full lap before lining up?

James Mccall [email protected] on 26 August 2020 at 21:55Link

Hi all - it's my first season since 2005 that I haven't raced with the Grads and am missing it and the people, but it was probably the 'best' year to skip. Assuming that our house is finished soon, I am planning to be back next year in 310R spec as I need to show Roger and Barry that I can beat them :-).



Charles on 26 August 2020 at 21:14Link

Yes, I got my tickets a week ago by e-mail. Check your junk e-mail, and if they're not there, speak to David Wheadon at BARC (01264 882209).

Mark Carter [email protected] on 25 August 2020 at 15:36Link

Have tickets for Snett been sent? Haven't seen them yet.

James Mccall [email protected] on 25 August 2020 at 14:15Link

REMINDER -

Oulton Park

International - Saturday 12 September

All Full and Trophy Members - if you wish to race please enter and pay via the BARC system by this Saturday 29 August. After that, your priority entry status ends, and any spare spaces will be available to Flex members and guests.

All Flex Members and Guests - if you wish to race at Oulton please drop an email this week to [email protected] and we will be in touch after Saturday 29 August.

Many thanks

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 25 August 2020 at 13:54Link

Snett testing: it looks like I'm not going to make Snetterton, and it's too late to cancel testing. Don't suppose anyone is interested in a full day of testing at a discounted price?

Roger Ford [email protected] on 25 August 2020 at 10:36Link

Yes Steve - give Chris a call to ensure he brings what you need. 

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 24 August 2020 at 21:38Link

Do we know if RedLine will be in attendance on the weekend?

Steve Arnell [email protected] on 24 August 2020 at 11:23Link

Toby was looking for a session or two. 

Roger on 23 August 2020 at 09:15Link

Snetterton testing - If anybody wants to take a session or 2 off my hands this Friday please get in touch, I have a full day booked but will struggle as I will also be out and getting used to a 2CV snail for the 24h!

Marc [email protected] on 23 August 2020 at 08:12Link

the 2 Sigma 150 races are only 60mins apart - really?

Chris B on 19 August 2020 at 09:27Link

The Snetterton timetable is now available. With a bumper grid of 51 cars we will have two qualifying sessions and three races. This will ensure each driver has a qualifying session and two races.

Should the timings change we will let you know as soon as possible.

https://tinyurl.com/snetterton-timetable

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 18 August 2020 at 16:46Link

For those who may have missed it, here is the latest CGRC news, including information about the next few race meetings:


https://tinyurl.com/CGRC-News-August

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 18 August 2020 at 16:32Link

Hi Everyone

Hope everyone is well. Its been a while, but I am hoping to join you all at Snetterton on the 29th. Unfortunately this is reliant on being able to do some testing on the 28th, which is all booked.

Would any kind person be able to give up a session so that I can get a race. The 200 is only 5 corners so you may get bored or dizzy going around all day in any case! :-) 

Please PM me or drop me a call on 07867983857 if you can help out.

Thanks in advance

Toby

Toby Briant [email protected] on 12 August 2020 at 12:03Link

REMINDER

Further the Club’s email of 5 August to all racing members, please note:-

1.The Club needs you to confirm by tomorrow (Wednesday 12 August) if you intend to enter the Pembrey meeting on 3 / 4 October. Please do this via your race schedule in the Members Area.

2.If you are a Full or Trophy Member and wish to enter Snetterton on 29 August, please enter and pay via the BARC system by this Saturday 15 August. After that, your priority entry status ends, and any spare spaces will be available to Flex members and guests.


Many thanks    


Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 11 August 2020 at 23:23Link

Mark - many thanks for replying, I’ll submit the form now. Cheers.

Malcolm Clark [email protected] on 11 August 2020 at 18:47Link

The full galleries from Mallory Park and Cadwell Park are now available to view:


Mallory Park - http://www.snappyracers.com/galleries/caterham-graduates-mallory-park/


Cadwell Park - http://www.snappyracers.com/galleries/caterham-graduates-cadwell-park/

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 11 August 2020 at 16:31Link

Malcom - the e-mails I received came from [email protected] and [email protected], and I was duly reimbursed, if that helps.

Mark Carter [email protected] on 11 August 2020 at 13:19Link

Has anyone else received on Saturday an email from Silverstone about refunding the test day previously booked? Thought I best check it’s legitimate as it’s asking for bank details etc. 

Malcolm Clark [email protected] on 11 August 2020 at 08:01Link

Warm the decal with a hair dryer to soften the adhesive.

Mark Carter [email protected] on 10 August 2020 at 11:12Link

Hi, anyone got any hints and tips on removing decals from a wrapped car without damaging the vinyl?


Many thanks


Andrew

Andrew Cooper [email protected] on 10 August 2020 at 10:13Link

Afternoon all


Anyone interested in sharing a driver coach for the Friday test day pre Snetterton race?


One of our driver's would be interested in sharing if there was someone else.  Coaches we use generally use V-box for their data analysis but if you are interested and don't have a V-box we could probably sort out a loan set up for the day if that made a difference?


Best


Jon



Jon Curry [email protected]t.com on 06 August 2020 at 14:11Link

Cadwell Park winners, best improvers and lap records all updates.

New lap record in Sigma 135 was set by Bob Willis (01:42.732) in Race 1 but was then beaten by Ben Buckley (01:41.096) in Race 2. Ben did manage the fastest lap in Race 1 however this was on Avon's so does not count as a lap record as cars need to be in championship spec for that.

Sigma 135   Ben BUCKLEY (01:41.096)

JohnB [email protected] on 06 August 2020 at 11:30Link

Mallory winners, best improvers and lap records all updated.

The 20 year old Classic lap record was left standing. Unsurprisingly new lap records were set in all of the new classes.

Sigmax          Harry CRAMER (00:51.460)
Sigma 135    Marc NOARO (00:52.730)
Sigma 150    John BENFIELD (00:51.670)

JohnB [email protected] on 28 July 2020 at 14:43Link

We have a number of instructors who work with drivers within our paddock. For those still on the look out for an instructor this year, we have a new one to introduce.

Although not racing with us this year, reigning Sigmax Champion, Sam Wilson is now a fully qualified ARDS instructor and is available for 1:1 coaching.

Tel: 07826 872151
Email: [email protected]

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 21 July 2020 at 16:57Link

The full Croft gallery is now available on the SnappyRacers.com Motorsport Photography website: 

www.snappyracers.com/galleries/caterham-graduates-croft/

Leanne Fahy [email protected] on 21 July 2020 at 16:55Link

Cadwell Park – Sunday 2 August – Race Entries

Just two weeks away and so far we have 17 entries.

The race schedules say - 17 Definitely, 12 Very Probably and 15 Don’t Know.

Could Racing Members please let us know their intentions by amending their race schedule accordingly. Access is via the Members Area on the website.

If you intend to race at Cadwell, please enter ASAP as the grid capacity is 34, and we have guests wishing to enter. This is a BRSCC meeting, so entry is via the CGRC system. 

Many thanks

Andrew 

Andrew Outterside [email protected] on 18 July 2020 at 22:09Link

Thanks Roger.


The ASN is MSUK.


After enlarging the form so that I could read the text in the box it said, basically, that typed is acceptable.

Peter Tattersall [email protected] on 18 July 2020 at 12:22Link

ASN - national sporting authority (presumably in French) which for us is Motorsport UK. Can you print the form, fill it in then scan it? Or even photograph it with your phone if you don’t have a scanner.

Roger on 18 July 2020 at 11:10Link

I'm struggling with a couple if items in the electronic signing on document:

  • For the driver sign-on table, what is ASN?
  • Also in the driver sign-on table, how do I apply a signature? I am filling in using Microsoft Edge as Firefox doesn't seem to allow any editing. With Edge, I cannot insert a .jpg file.
Can anyone advise?

Peter Tattersall Peter @ TrackTeach . com on 18 July 2020 at 10:15Link

Race results and fastest laps have been updated on the website. As has Dan Clayphan's new Sigma 135 lap record.

Best Improvers should be added shortly.

The race report can be found here

JohnB [email protected] on 17 July 2020 at 10:15Link

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

I'll email you directly on this.

Andrew

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

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

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

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

Roger on 14 July 2020 at 07:38Link

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

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

For anyone not on Facebook


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

Dan Clayphan on 13 July 2020 at 13:11Link

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


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

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


Thank you. 


Kindest regards 


Mike (fake Jon)

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

Snetterton 24 hour race - SAFETY CAR drivers wanted!

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Adam B on 09 July 2020 at 19:44Link

Anyone else not received their passes for Croft yet?

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

Family/Guests/Visitors to Croft

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

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

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

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

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

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


[email protected]

01883346515 (diverts to my mobile)

Chris

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

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

Adam B on 03 July 2020 at 12:12Link

Hi Mark, 


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

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

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

Sigmax that should say!

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

Hello all.


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

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

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


Thanks


Mark

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

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

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

Adam B on 24 June 2020 at 16:49Link

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

Glenn on 24 June 2020 at 09:34Link

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

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

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

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

Hi Neil,

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

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

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

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


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

Adam B on 22 June 2020 at 13:16Link

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

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

BARC Competitor Guidance for Croft.

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

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

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


Andrew

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

Andrew, could you PM me please.


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

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

I can hear it being blasted out over the tannoy. 

I'm sure CGRC will do a keen deal! 


Andrew  

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

Never stop learning Marc!

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

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

MarcN on 12 June 2020 at 14:44Link

Croft testing now online - be quick!!!!

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

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

Roger on 10 June 2020 at 22:37Link

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

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

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


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

Cheers!

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

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

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

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

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

If you have not received the June edition of CGRC News setting out our plans for the restart of racing, the link is here - https://tinyurl.com/CGRC-News-June

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

Working link here

JohnB on 21 May 2020 at 20:45Link

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