Hi, same for me, had a nice race week end at the HPI at Don Valley. There were 130 drivers with something like 60 or 70 mod drivers, and loads of sponsored drivers, to show the new cars : pro4 and Mi2 did hit the ground last week.
I was not impressed by any of them though...
About my race, I've had some interesting mods done to my car on the past weeks : improved steering, centered batteries and too one bearing off the drive train. Each mod have shown its improvement on the car, last week at the club races the car was impressive, with loads of grip, I won both on friday and saturday.
However, the friday before the event, my car was showing uneven response, making it undriveable IMO even if it didn't showed it on the track, but that's a driver's matter...
Back at home it showed a massive tweak on the corner weight scales. I guess I've mounted the graphite gear boxes a bit too fast... After an untweak session, I'm back on my nice 25/25/25/25 mass balance !
Also, for the event I've had some G350GT coming from speed tech (thanks steve, the shipping have never been nearly as fast !), painted on saturday...
So, on sunday morning I had a lot to try and prove. First qualifying the car was driveable, but had on power oversteering (evenly this time though). Changed something on the setup for the second one, but got stuck into traffic as this time I was starting 6th and still was 6th for next round.
Third qualifying, had a clear run, was shown first after 2 minutes and kept on showing good laptimes, but my batt dumped after 3'30 (did the same on the first and second run !), still did I managed a nice 24 laps 5'05, pushing me from 31th to 15th overall. The A is not far, if only my battery didn't dump (it had 1 minute left on the discharger but gave no power on the track)
On the last qualifying, one of my wheel came loose (I swear I check that the tyres were properly glued and didn't see that !) since the 1st lap, having me making a mistake and loosing any chance to make an A, I was not even sure to be still in the B as many drivers improved.
Hopefully not, I was last in B (ie 20th), so had nothing to loose. Made a gr8 start sticking on my grid for 1 second and waiting for the others to crash each other on the first corner, which they of course did, and after 3 corners I was 6th with a big gap between me and the car after me (and the car in front of me aswell). Things stayed like that but I did made one silly mistake, got stuck in the inside track mark and they were on my back now, even putting the pressure on me, with the first mistake still in my head, I evently managed to make another one and let 2 cars pass.
I finished 8th in the B, which makes me quite happy as it was only my 2nd big event in UK.
Besides, numerous sponsored drivers, and all of my club mates were behind me.
The car showed consistent, could have been faster without the roll bars (setting that I use during the club meetings) but I prefered little less grip but easier to drive.
I'll finish the translation of my review on the SD this week, and will have a third part for it. Let you know when it's online.
I'm also thinking of making my own chassis, kind of like what John Bull did, but with other features.