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!!