SECOND MEETING- BRANDS- SUCCESSES AND COSTS

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Jons run down of his second meeting of the season- Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch rounds 3 and 4-

After a geo change due to the tightness of brands, I tested there on the Friday, had a driveshaft boot fail, so changed shaft for a spare used one i had. Tyres- I ran the old ones to save cost. 

Qualifying was an evolving affair- the track going from mostly wet to mostly dry so the key was really being the last man over the line with clear air in front. I was in P2 for a while on the damp track but failed to get clear air in the latst couple of laps, comin in at P8- respectable but not where i wanted to be starting. 

Race 1- I changed tyres back to  the Oulton new ones, fronts to back to make sure i was getting best bang for buck out of them.

In the race 1went from 8th to 2nd in 2 laps, holding 2nd until my gear linkage popped off, coming 7th.- frustrated not to hold 2nd, but overall im still in good points and the linkage cable was an easy fix ( it had literally popped off) 

Race 2- started 4th due to reverse grid, and made it up to 3rd securing my second podium. 

Costs, £240 test day, £70 van fuel, 80 litres petrol test and races, £330 entry fees, cv boot £15, total costs £735.00

Really enjoying the close, tightly regulated racing of the Civic Cup- and in paddock atmosphere is as good as it gets. And bagged another trophy- 2 for 2! This is what clubman motor racing is all about.

See you at Croft in a month!!