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I have to confirm room allocations with Brooklands hotel on Friday. If you would like a room and haven’t booked one, please contact me ASAP. 


Charles

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 20 September 2017 at 07:15Link

Silverstone Car Passes - more time / space continuum problems! BARC car passes have been printed with the date 7th & 8th September for the 7th & 8th October Meeting, but will remain valid.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 19 September 2017 at 16:31Link

Silverstone Tickets - implausible as it seems, despite being the most expensive circuit in the UK, Silverstone provides the fewest competitor tickets, just 3, compared with 4 at MSV circuits and 5 at BARC circuits. This is a Silverstone issue, not BARC, and you can all express your disappointment via e-mail to enquiries@silverstone.co.uk who welcome feedback!

BARC have issued the first batch of tickets to those that had already entered Silverstone. If you've entered Silverstone since the weekend, your tickets will be sent out in the next batch. The closing date for the £30 discount on the entry fee is Wednesday 27th September.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 19 September 2017 at 12:32Link

I also received details and three tickets over the weekend.

Maybe, because the weekend is deciding so many of our championship positions, Silverstone are expecting the event to be a sell-out and so wish to retain as many tickets as possible?

Peter Tattersall cgrc @ TrackTeach.com on 19 September 2017 at 07:58Link

Chris - we'd expect tickets for Silverstone to be sent out after the reduced price entries close on Wednesday 27th September. The only plausible explanation I can come up with for you having tickets already, is that when you took your car over 88mph, you somehow went back to the future. As you know, things can go missing when you travel through the space-time continuum, and as you only have 3 tickets not 4, this surely proves my point? I'll speak to David Wheadon at BARC tomorrow and let you know if he has anything sensible to add.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 18 September 2017 at 20:57Link

I've just received tickets from BARC for the Silverstone race (bizarrely early) but there are only 3 of them. Is that what we are expecting to get?

CB on 16 September 2017 at 11:24Link

Karting on 18th November is confirmed and will be open for booking as a CGRC Event when Jamie Ellwood returns from his holiday. The cost is £80 per driver and the format will be:

Practice (10 minutes).

Heat 1 (10 minutes).

Heat 2 (10 minutes).

Final (15 minutes).

All drivers will take part in all the above (so 45 minutes track time each) with grid positions for the Final determined by finishing positions in the Heats.

The minimum age is 14 and WAGS are encouraged to take part.

The overall winner will receive a magnificent trophy at the Awards Dinner plus there will be some other sought after prizes!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 14 September 2017 at 20:45Link

Photos from Snetterton are here.  See you at Silverstone.

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook.com on 11 September 2017 at 22:15Link

Just been in touch with Silverstone to book testing for 6/10/17 - they are only doing full days but are happy for drivers to split a full day booking between 2, only requiring the £50 extra driver supplement.

If anyone is interested in taking my 2 morning sessions, please get in touch.

Gareth Cordey gareth1795@gmail.com on 11 September 2017 at 15:21Link

Snet Race 1: My apologies to Classics and Supers in the first race on Sunday, particularly Peter.  Whilst I had no intention of trying to block cars in other classes, my focus was on a) not spinning and b) trying to catch the Mega up ahead, which meant I did not pay enough attention to getting out of the way of the other races within the race.  Mark.

Mark H on 11 September 2017 at 11:33Link

Thanks guys! Yes, excellent season, better than I dared hope for, and clean of any damage all year too, until this weekend... Being squeezed on to standing water flat in top down the straight and the resultant massive spin (into the barrier) I could have done without...! Thanks to Pete and the team at GRS for the emergency repairs. Still, really enjoyed the year. Some small grids, sadly, but I got to race some new and old hands at different times. Good little cars too and a great club. Thanks all. Good luck to all the other class championship protagonists...!

Jon Harmer jon@horam-manor.co.uk on 10 September 2017 at 23:49Link

Tables and results have been updated. No new lap records this time. 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 10 September 2017 at 21:53Link

Apologies for not making the podium celebrations today. I had to get away quickly due to work commitments.

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 10 September 2017 at 21:28Link

Dominant! Congratulations Jon!

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 10 September 2017 at 21:26Link

Great driving all season long Jon

Andrew Outterside on 10 September 2017 at 21:05Link

Yep - magnificent work John - congratulations!!

Glenn on 10 September 2017 at 19:15Link

Congratulations to Jon Harmer who is Sigma champion 2017!

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 10 September 2017 at 17:43Link

Looking for one more ticket for Snetterton is anyone has a spare one. Please email the link.

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 08 September 2017 at 13:07Link

Bit late notice, but I can't make testing this afternoon. If anyone wants my slot, ping me an email.

Jamie webmaster@graduates.org.uk on 08 September 2017 at 11:45Link

Sorry, to add - the system will tell you you are a reserve after you've paid. I will then contact you to confirm you have a room.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 07 September 2017 at 13:04Link

Brooklands hotel rooms - I've spoke to the hotel and they have released extra rooms. If you would like one, please book via our online system as early as possible.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 07 September 2017 at 13:04Link

Well done to the board on the first issue of The Caterham Graduate - it's good to see the continuation of the newsletter.

The Driving Standards section particularly caught my attention with the last paragraph on loose wheels - might it be of benefit to build on this and start a section in the newsletter dealing with "driver safety?"

Peter Marsh peter_jag@yahoo.co.uk on 07 September 2017 at 12:30Link

Snetterton


There is a mandatory drivers briefing in the Club Awning on Saturday at 2pm being given by our Clerk. Please can I ask that only drivers attend and that non-racers vacate the Awning at this time. 


Following comments in the Members Survey, we are introducing as a trial a 'champagne' celebration on the track podium (beside race control) immediately after each race for the top three drivers from each class. We have agreed with the Chief Scruitneer that all drivers can leave parc ferme (cars are to remain) to join the celebration. It would be great to see as many supporters and other drivers there to watch. 


Finally, a huge thank you from BARC and the Club to all those who have volunteered to help with the safety car driving over the weekend. I now have a full team of drivers. 


See you all at the weekend. 


Should you have any queries in the meantime, please contact me on the email below. 


Kate  

Kate Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 07 September 2017 at 09:01Link

Our new magazine, The Caterham Graduate Issue 01

Mystery Editor . on 06 September 2017 at 19:48Link

Awards Dinner Hotel Bookings - almost all of our room allocation at Brooklands Hotel has now been booked. If you would still like a room, please contact me - ideally before the end of the weekend - and I will see what I can do. We have an option to ask Brooklands Hotel for more rooms but it would be good to get an idea of numbers before I do that (as the club has to pay for all rooms that we reserve regardless of whether we sell them or not). 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 06 September 2017 at 09:48Link

Hi all, 


The track evening tomorrow is now full, but there are still spaces during the day. If you can't get there first thing it may be possible to just do a half day in the afternoon if you'd prefer to (or if you'd like to extend your track evening). Just let me know. 


See you all over the weekend, and thanks to those who have booked on, your support is much appreciated! 


Harry

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 06 September 2017 at 09:26Link

Evening All, 


BARC require a volunteer, or several, to assist with driving the safety car for the following races at the weekend: 


  • Race 9 (Classic, Super and Mega) - Sunday @ 9:30
  • Race 10 (Renault Clio Juniors) - Sunday @ 10:10
  • Race 19 (Classic, Super and Mega) - Sunday @ 15:35
  • Race 21 (Renault Clio Juniors) - Sunday @ 16:55
  • Race 22 (Legends) - Sunday @ 17:30


James Batchelor, Andy Skinner and Ben Gillias have already  volunteered their time for other slots. 


I would be grateful for further volunteers. 


Should you fancy driving the safety car, please email me on the address below as soon as possible with your preferred slot and contact telephone number. 


Thanks,


Kate

Kate Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2017 at 22:58Link

Further to my note below, I think we now have an option in place for anyone who does need tyres on Saturday. Polley can leave a set with me, and we can get the Avon rep to fit them on Saturday morning. You MUST let me and/or Steve know if you want to take advantage of this.

Roger chairman@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2017 at 17:15Link

Please note that Polleysport will only be attending Snetterton on the Friday. They will be there until late in the evening, but will NOT be there Saturday or Sunday.

Please remember you need to call (01354 688111) or email Polleysport to order tyres. If them not being there on Saturday / Sunday causes you a serious problem, you might want to call them to see if there are any alternatives. Their site is about an hour from Snett, but I don't know if anyone will be there over the weekend.

Roger

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2017 at 14:01Link

So far only John Benfield and Mark Johnson have let me know that they have guests coming to Snett.

This could be a technical hitch my end of course - if so, apologies and please resend.

or no one has any guests coming! 

If you would like any one to be included in the Catering please let me know. Thanks 

GAIL office@rockeyracing.com on 05 September 2017 at 12:53Link

Second verson 1 (?) of Snett finals here: https://barc.blob.core.windows.net/barcnet/hq23-sn-091009-v1-l4qlj.pdf  Still wrong in section 6 though...

Graeme on 05 September 2017 at 09:10Link

Hi All,


I am on the scrounge for four tickets for Snetterton.


If anyone has any spare, please let me know.


Many thanks,


Kate 

Kate Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 05 September 2017 at 07:52Link

Hi, 

My plans have had to change this weekend and I'm not able to be racing at Snetterton. I have got an afternoon's testing booked with MSV.

If someone would like to make me an offer to take it off me. Cost £190.

Thanks

Paul Sigma paul@activemusic.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 18:53Link

Hi John 


We have 3 tickets for you @ Revolution Racing we will be there Friday about 11ish.


Daren

Daren Ford daren.ford@roofline.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 16:12Link

The Race Selection Procedures in Version 1 of the Final Instructions apply to the Snetterton 200 ...

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 04 September 2017 at 15:11Link

Race selection procedure numbers in the Finals are wrong as well - would it be easier to point out the sections which are correct...?

Graeme on 04 September 2017 at 14:59Link

Correct as far as I understand, yes. 


The track evening is busy though, so I would ask for a little courtesy around the track evening drivers. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 14:43Link

I just got the testing timetable and it says "We have a track evening running on circuit until 20.00 on the 7th September therefore access to the garages and paddock will be after 20.30. this will allow the evening customers time to pack up and vacate the paddock"


I assume this is Harry's track evening? i.e. there shouldn't actually be an issue with us arriving earlier?

CB on 04 September 2017 at 12:43Link

Snetterton - another error in Version 1 of the Final Instructions, which states that vehicle passes have been issued. Please note that vehicle passes have not been issued and are not required.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 04 September 2017 at 12:22Link

Snetterton - link to Final Instructions here with Paddock Plan on Page 5. Please note that reference to the Snetterton 200 layout in Version 1 is incorrect. The 300 layout will be used and the Final Instructions will be amended accordingly.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 04 September 2017 at 12:11Link

Answering my own question now. Tickets are electric and have arrived in my inbox just now.

JohnB on 04 September 2017 at 10:53Link

Is anyone able to spare 2 passes for Snetterton? (for usual donation).

Terry

Terry Palmer thespian@tinyonline.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 10:52Link

Do we know if Snetterton tickets will be electronic or posted? I have not received anything yet.

JohnB on 04 September 2017 at 09:57Link

If anyone has a spare ticket for Snetterton I'd be very grateful.

Thanks, Kevin

Kevin Barrett KevinBarrett@Live.co.uk on 04 September 2017 at 09:50Link

Good Afternoon All,

Hopefully, you'll all have received an e-mail requesting that you help with a Promotional Video by either sending your awesome moves to me in advance via We Transfer or alternatively by bringing them with you to Snetterton on a USB Stick / Hard Drive.

I just wanted to remind you all, and you'll get the USB Device back during the race weekend.

I'll see you at Snetterton!

 

Mark J mark.jj@me.com on 01 September 2017 at 17:29Link

CATERING AT SNETTERTON - Normal catering will be resumed at Snetterton :) 

If you have any extras that you would like to be included PLEASE let me know by email or TEXT 07960159979 by Wednesday next week.

Just a reminder all drivers are allowed ONE extra person to be included. Any one over that, including children, YOU MUST let me know so that I can cater accordingly. The charge for extras is a very reasonable £5 per head. Many thanks 

Gail office@rockeyracing.com on 01 September 2017 at 12:08Link

Many thanks for the 77 responses to the Membership Survey. 8 responses have been left open and are incomplete. 

Any Members who wish to participate in the Survey, or wish to complete their responses, please note the Survey closes on Monday 4th September.


Andrew 


 

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 31 August 2017 at 21:55Link

Anyone not yet booked on our track day / evening at Snetterton, please don't forget to book your slot. Much cheaper than MSV testing, and open pitlane.

https://torquemotorsport.co.uk/book-online/

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 30 August 2017 at 23:32Link

John, you get four tickets which should be plenty for you, Alison, and that bloke in the pub who pretended to be your friend so you'd buy him a drink. However in the unlikely event that you make more friends, I've got at least two spare.

Roger on 29 August 2017 at 10:52Link

Early request, but ...

If any of you have spare Snetterton tickets I would apricatesome of them as I appear to have picked up a mini fan club for the race (So Ialso need all of the Mega's and those pesky Supers to be on your best behaviourand let me through)

JohnB john@benfield.biz on 29 August 2017 at 10:02Link

Many thanks for the 68 responses to the Membership survey.

If you wish to take the opportunity to tell us what you think about the Club and what you want next year, please complete by 4 September.

If you have not received an email with the link to the survey please contact me.

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 28 August 2017 at 14:45Link

We're currently looking to create a promotional video, that we can use to advertise the club to new prospective drivers. As a result, we're looking to obtain as much High-Quality Footage as possible to use in this video.

This isn't going to be Spins/Bins video, We're looking for Clean / Fast  / Close racing clips from throughout the season and from all classes. So if you've got that “Legendary Maneuver” that you'd be happy to share with us we'd love to have it!

Please bring your footage with you on a USB Drive to Snetterton Circuit where Mark Johnson will then take a copy and return your USB Drive during the weekend. Alternatively, if you'd like to send these across now via WeTransfer.Com please send to mark.jj@me.com

We'll be performing a similar exercise at Silverstone to collate any videos you'd like us to include in the Awards Dinner Spins and Bins Video.

We look forward to receiving lots of content!

Roger chairman@graduates.org.uk on 28 August 2017 at 12:41Link

I presume it was mainly my post that Peter didn't like. Sorry, Peter, wasn't meant to be disparaging - it's just that we researched ways to make the Classics quicker but the members decided - as is their right - that they'd prefer to keep things as-is. The smiley was merely to indicate that my comment was tongue-in-cheek and that I wasn't seriously accusing the Classics of being slow.

Roger on 28 August 2017 at 12:35Link

Peter, please accept my apology if my remarks caused offence. They were not meant to be disparaging or patronising in any way. 

As for qualifying, I suggested an approach that I thought would help both classes on the day but equally happy to leave as is.

Kevin

Kevin B on 28 August 2017 at 11:54Link

22 of the 30 hotel rooms we have reserved at Brooklands hotel for the CGRC awards dinner have already been booked. If you would like a room, please book soon to avoid missing out. You can book here.

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 28 August 2017 at 10:11Link

To the two members who have recently made disparagingremarks towards the Classics, please allow me to vent my opinion that they didnot become funny merely by appending a smiley face at the end. Furthermore,non-patronising comments are far more likely to achieve the objective without asmiley face, especially if the contents are actually humorous.

Whilst the Classics make up the slowest class within the Graduatesclub, we do not consider ourselves or our cars to be slow. I believe that weprefer our cars to be easy to put on the road and remain as close to theoriginal class as possible.

I am regularly one of the first out in testing andqualifying. I immediately push to a comfortable level and it can be deep intothe opening lap before the first of the quicker cars pass me, followed by allthe other quicker cars at irregular periods. I have no problems with thedrivers of these quicker cars being slower than me for a lap or two; everybodyshould pace themselves as they see fit. My problem would be starting behind allof these cars and not being able to drive at my own comfortable pace from thestart, as I cannot pass them on the straights and then am not given space inthe corners. That’s one reason I arrive at the Assembly Area early.

At Cadwell Park earlier this year, the testing timetable wasreleased unusually early and I requested that the few SigMax cars in a sessionthat contained many Classics were moved to a different session, to be swappedwith the remaining Classics. I also asked for the quicker class to be releasedfirst from the Assembly Area. My reasoning for both requests was that thecircuit is narrow and there are some parts of the track that I felt heldpotential dangers with such a disparity of performance. I do not see theseissues at Snetterton and there are plenty of straights to safely pass. May Isuggest instead that, for anybody not wanting to be held up by slower cars,they arrive at the Assembly Area earlier?

Peter Tattersall peter @trackteach.com on 25 August 2017 at 20:04Link

Many thanks for the 62 responses to the survey received so far. 


If you wish to take the opportunity to tell us what you think about the Club and what you want next year, please complete by 4 September.

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 25 August 2017 at 07:16Link

Snetterton - there's one week left to take advantage of the £30 BARC discount on race entry.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 23 August 2017 at 07:56Link

We did suggest that Classics move to faster tyres and remove screens and lights to go faster - but it seems they prefer to be slow :)

Overtaking slower cars is all part of the skill set. Yes, it would be lovely to have single-car qualifying, but it might work out a tad expensive.

Roger on 22 August 2017 at 17:41Link

Thanks Kate. Appreciated!


What we really need is for the classic drivers to drive a bit faster to reduce that 12 second gap! :p

On a serious note, if the cars are in groups then at least the megas/supers have the option of dropping back to get a clear lap rather than potentially tripping over each other on every lap. Worth a try...

Kevin B on 22 August 2017 at 12:03Link

With at least a 12 second difference in lap times, and a 20 minute qually session, there will inevitably be some tripping over each other - it's just a question of at which point during the session!

Marc N on 22 August 2017 at 11:45Link

Hi Kevin - I will speak with the Assembly Marshals on the Saturday morning. Will let you know how I get on. 

Kate Outterside raceadmin@graduates.org.uk on 22 August 2017 at 07:57Link

Any chance the release for qualifying can be grouped into the 2 groups:  super/mega as one and classic separately so we're not tripping over each other like at Donington?

Kevin B on 21 August 2017 at 20:09Link

Supers and Megas are starting together on the lights, yes, with Classics on the flag.

The timetable is on the BARC website

It's a packed timetable, and Classics, Supers and Megas will be qualifying Saturday afternoon and will have both their races on Sunday. Sigma / SigMax will have one race per day as normal.

Roger on 21 August 2017 at 17:25Link

Are the Supers / Megas being treated as one class and therefore starting on the lights, with the Classics to start on the flag?

Peter Tattersall cgrc @TrackTeach.com on 21 August 2017 at 16:45Link

Group 1 is  Sigm / SigMax
Group 2 is  Classic / Super / Mega

Roger on 21 August 2017 at 11:14Link

Do we know which classes make up the two groups for Snett yet?

PeteC on 21 August 2017 at 10:27Link

My Land Rover is in the For Sale section if anyone is looking for the ultimate tow vehicle.....

Mac ma@cama.co.uk on 20 August 2017 at 13:58Link

Thank you Andrew.


I have just tried to fill in the survey but, on clicking a link a separate window wasn't launched. On clicking the back button the survey was cleared. To avoid this in MS Windows, simply press the <shift> or <cntrl> button while clicking on the link.

Peter Tattersall peter @trackteach.com on 19 August 2017 at 23:10Link

Peter - no email received. 


Just sent a copy of the survey email to the address you have stated.


Regards


Andrew

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 19 August 2017 at 21:59Link

Andrew. Did you get my email? I haven't had a reply, but I'm having problems with my ISP. If you did re-send me the e-mail, can you please try again on the address provided here?

Peter Tattersall peter @trackteach.com on 19 August 2017 at 18:44Link

Many thanks for 45 responses so far to the survey.


Keep 'em coming.

Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 19 August 2017 at 09:32Link

Anyone looking to hire a Classic for Snett or Silverstone? Daniel Livingstone has one available. Email me for his contact details.

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 18 August 2017 at 10:39Link

We have just sent an email to all racing and social members using the email addresses in the membership records.

 

It invites you to complete a short survey to inform our planning for next year and identify the improvements or changes you would like to see in the future.

 

If you do not receive the email please contact me at the address below.

 

Many thanks

 

 

 

Andrew

 


Andrew Outterside commercial@graduates.org.uk on 17 August 2017 at 20:05Link

Charlie,


To clarify, your wheels are for a live-axle (Classic Graduate) car as they won't fit your de-dion HPC :-)

McMillan Motorsport info@mcmm.co.uk on 17 August 2017 at 17:33Link

Hi all,

I am selling a set of 4off 13"x6" minilite wheels (Ford / De Dion fitting)

They have seen better days but are straight. One in black.

£90

Can be delivered around Cambridge, Coventry, Gaydon or Crewe.

Charlie

Charlie triadon.ltd@gmail.com on 17 August 2017 at 14:55Link

Karting - if there are sufficient WAGS, they can have their own Practice and Heats, and only meet the men in the final. The WAGS may have a useful weight advantage ...

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 17 August 2017 at 12:54Link

We could alternatively do a "Donington Endurance Handicap"
Where Non-WAGs get a Time Handicap of 2 Minutes or x Laps

Mark J on 17 August 2017 at 10:27Link

Mark,

Forthe karting - would it be possible to have a WAGs event as well? Thinking a smaller practice & race. Alison's wouldlike to drive but feels that against Professional Grads racing drivers shemight feel a little 'under-competitive'.



JohnB on 17 August 2017 at 09:55Link

The 2017 Caterham Graduates Award Dinner will be held at the very special venue of Brooklands Museum on Saturday 18th November 2017. Brooklands is located in Weybridge, Surrey, close to J10 or J11 of the M25. Those attending will have free access to the Museum all day Saturday prior to our event which starts at 6pm the Members' bar. Pre-dinner drinks will be served in the ERA shed at 6.30 alongside the Napier Railton and many other famous display exhibits. 

Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation and the site of the first world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit which opened in 1907. It has four listed buildings including the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club Clubhouse where we will be holding our event. The evening will be hosted again by race commentator Chris Dawes. After the 3 course dinner, Geoff Lees, 1981 F2 champion, F1 driver and multiple Le Mans racer will talk about his career and hold a Q&A, to be followed by prize giving. The evening will finish off with a disco  or socialising in the bar depending on your preference. 

On Sunday, you might want to visit Mercedes Benz World next door for a look around or buy a few laps around their test track. We have negotiated a very limited number of rooms at the discounted hotel rate of £129/room including breakfast at the nearby Brooklands Hotel. You can reserve a room through a separate 'event' on the CGRC website.


Tickets are £60 per person and include:

Drinks reception in the ERA shed, with a welcome drink provided
Transfer to the Napier Suite
Introduction from Chris Dawes - who commentates at many of the major UK race circuits as well as on Motors TV
2017 season highlights / lowlights video
3 course meal with tea or coffee 
Special Guest Speaker Geoff Lees; F2 champion, Le Mans racer, F1 racer with teams including Mario Deliotti, Tyrrell, Shadow and John Player Team Lotus
Presentation of awards compered by Chris Dawes and presented by Geoff Lees.
Dance / drink / socialise to disco
Event closes at 1am.

We really hope to see you there to celebrate our 20th year. Tickets and rooms can be booked now in the Member’s area, under CGRC event entry. 

Charles secretary@graduates.org.uk on 17 August 2017 at 01:55Link

Karting - the Awards Dinner is going to be held on Saturday 18th November at a venue near Sandown Park in Surrey, and we're looking at holding a kart event at 3pm with Daytona, Sandown Park, cost £80 per driver. If we've 20 confirmed drivers by this Sunday, 20th August, we'll make the booking and pay the deposit. So, if you're over 14 and would like to take part in practice, 2 heats and a final, please let me know ASAP by e-mail, or post on the forum. We've 5 drivers confirmed so far, including 2 ladies!

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 17 August 2017 at 01:15Link

Just put my car in the For Sale section if anyone's interested.  Ready to race, you could be in it for Snetterton.....

Mac ma@cama.co.uk on 15 August 2017 at 20:54Link

I would love to Roger but am not around unfortunately. If you ever have any availability at other similar events I'd love to be involved though. 

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 14 August 2017 at 21:46Link

Anyone interested in a motorcycle trackday? I'm doing a two-day trackday at Cadwell on 24th and 25th August, and they have space in the slow group. It's done on a not-for-profit basis and the cost is £190 for both days, including an evening session Thursday. It would be perfect for anyone who hasn't done a trackday before, or someone with a slow/unsuitable bike (like a Harley!) who wants to see what it's capable of. It's an invitation-only event to keep out the nutters, so most of you shouldn't apply you'll need to email me for more details. If you only want to do one day it may be possible if there's still space.

Roger Ford chairman@graduates.org.uk on 14 August 2017 at 15:44Link

Matthew - Classics will be racing on A539 tyres in 2018.

Mark Carter treasurer@graduates.org.uk on 12 August 2017 at 21:46Link

Before I place an order for new tyres can somebody on the committee confirm that Classics will be sticking with A539s for 2018 please?

Matthew Willoughby mjawilloughby@hotmail.com on 12 August 2017 at 21:35Link

No... and I plan to remain inexperienced in that respect!

Michael Downing on 12 August 2017 at 11:27Link

Michael - ever tried rolling a 235i?

Andrew Outterside on 11 August 2017 at 18:39Link

I'm not worried what the safety car is, John, so long as it has good roll-over protection :-)

Michael Downing on 11 August 2017 at 13:50Link

I was wondering if I can enter the race and use the Safety car (allegedly a nice M3, but probably a 1.0ltr Saxo)

JohnB on 10 August 2017 at 17:52Link

And if anyone fancies some 24-hour racing at Snetterton nextweekend there are still drives available with various teamsfor the 2CV 24 hours, priced in the region of £1000 per driver.


Qualifying is from 17.00 on Friday and the race starts on Saturdayat 17.00.


For more information please contact:


Alec Graham - 07778 927417
Pete Sparrow - 07860 669494

or BARC on 01264 882209 or Email: dwheadon@barc.net


Great to see drivers from the Club supporting the 24-hour race withMessrs Buckley, Downing, Miller, Benfield, Johnson and Batchelor signed upto drive the safety car.     




Andrew Outterside on 10 August 2017 at 13:07Link

If anyone fancies a bit of extra practice at Snetterton, we are organising a track day and track evening on Thursday 7th Sept (day before testing). It's considerably cheaper than testing, open pitlane, and if you use the code 'snetterton10' it gets you a further 10% off. Hope to see everyone there.


https://torquemotorsport.co.uk/book-online/

Harry Cramer harry.c@torquemotorsport.co.uk on 08 August 2017 at 20:18Link

Classic Short motors Update 

GRs only have 3 short Motors left, if you are interested you need to speak to us sooner than later.

Contact details 

office 01767 313735

mobile 07936 190352

or email on grs-caterham@hotmail.com   

GRs Godfrey Racing Support grs-caterham@hotmail.com on 04 August 2017 at 09:51Link

Footage of my Race 2 Spin at Zandvort. Thanks to everyone for missing me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDlOxBnvr8k&feature=youtu.be 

Toby on 03 August 2017 at 17:15Link

Photos from Zandvoort are here.  Thanks for not driving into me!

Hazel hazelsphotos [at] outlook.com on 03 August 2017 at 07:00Link

Classic Engines --------


After the successful install of the first unit by Rockey Racing for C J . GRs are now selling the New Classic Short motors.We only have 5 units left ( as you may be aware parts are unavailable for C1.6 NZ2 units, these are complete short motors ) please look at the pictures on the GRs facebook page to see the units. Price is £ 1500 plus VAT per unit  

GRs would like the units to stay within the Grads and will not advertise outside the club until end of season 

Contact details are as follows 

Pete  07936190352

office 01767 313735 ,

GRs Godfrey Racing Support grs-caterham@hotmail.com on 02 August 2017 at 13:11Link

 

Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 02 August 2017 at 11:55Link

 Race 2 from Zandvoort, the battle for 3rd place is probably the highlight and starts at 21 minutes:


https://youtu.be/6oD8OM4xeVM

 



Spencer Fortag spencer@docksidekent.com on 02 August 2017 at 11:55Link

Robin Webb please can you email me so that I can send you the photos I took of you at Zandvoort.  They are good ones!  Many thanks.

Suzie Black suz1e@hotmail.com on 01 August 2017 at 20:15Link

A brilliant weekend in Zandvoort, thank you to all involved.


Race 1 Highlights 


Toby's flying wheel



Ben Winrow benwinrow1 @gmail.com on 31 July 2017 at 19:30Link

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