The Main Race: A slight
breeze was still blowing as it came time for the Mini's to
race. Even the sun came out briefly.
Following the green flag lap
we all formed up on the grid in out positions. The lights
turned to red then green - we were off. I gunned it straight
ahead passing two cars and coming up to a gaggle of mini's
heading for the first corner.
I was getting squeezed but
held my position - a couple of cars in front had collided
but looked like they were going to spin off and not be in
my way. Suddenly I was nudged at the rear and this pushed
me into the car in front. I slid sideways off onto the grass
and continued bumping across the grass and gravel until I
could re-enter the track just beyond the corner. There seemed
no real damage to my car and I just carried on down the long
Rivett straight to the Esses which lead onto the very fast
and flat out Coram curve - a really nice corner for keeping
the foot in and hanging the back out! Great fun.
Coming up to Russell I was
again in a group but we all managed to get through Russell
without mishap. And so the race continued fairly sedately
for Mini's. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that
we were all heading for Spa Francorchamp in Belgium two days
All the team members finished
without major damage to their cars - Rob was 2nd, Jason 11th,
Jonathan 21st me 22nd and Phil 23rd.