Originally Posted by robert maestrey
You have to save where you can right mate
I do exactly the same except I use carb cleaner same thing
Havent heard from you in a while hope everything is well....take care
I'm a cheap-skate by nature
I was out of action for quite a while due to chicken-pox, but I'm over it now.
Had my first race of the year last weekend. It was both good and bad. I need to learn to setup my RRR a little better, but this is just a matter of learning.
Saturday was wet and in qualifying I spun out into the grass when my car went into snap-oversteer as I lifted off the throttle - this left me in P4, but without the mistake I would have been P2 three seconds down on Il Diablo (Christoph Pietsch).
Sunday was dry and without any free practice it was into the second qualifying session (two runs). The track was still a bit damp in the first session, so no times would count to the final order. In the second, the track was dry and seemed to have good traction. I had to go with a hit-and-hope setup. Right at the start of the my run, I spun out again at exactly the same point on the circuit for exactly the same reason as on Saturday - snap-oversteer
After that I drove as hard and fast as I could and was able to qualify in P7, it would have been P4 without the spin - but that's racing.
In the races here, the fastest four from qualifying go directly into the main final. Being P7, I had to start in the A Semi-Final from P2. The car was a little difficult to drive at first with the large tyres, but after 5 minutes, I was flying.
At 9 mins 30 my engine cut out - somehow I had run out of fuel!!!
My pit guy grabbed my stranded car and got it back to the pits, but upon restarting the car, the first gear spur stripped
It just wasn't my day!!!
I was dissapointed not to have got into the main final, but the car had shown its speed - I was much closer to where the action was as I was last year. I love this car
This weekend, I'm testing a couple of setup changes, to see if I can eliminate the snap-oversteer off-throttle.
Here's a pic from my local circuit: