Trackskills at Kirkistown

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A very small turn out today, probably because of the change of date. However, those who were there got oodles of track time!

A warm welcome to new participants Mark McAuley in his BMW E36, Martin McDonnell in his diesel Seat Leon and Tony Lester in his MG ZS V6. All three went very well although Martin had some concerns with vibration from the drive train on the Seat. It didn’t seem to slow him down! Derek Wilson was going very well in his Porsche 993.

The Westfield, Caterham, Locost guys entertained everyone. Alas, Paul Keys’ con rod decided to leave through the side door somewhere along the back straight and this ended his day. Paul always puts a brave face on things but he was struggling to do so with this one. Understandably so, since he had just repaired the engine and it had been flying. The old saying rings true. Before they blow, they go!

Malcolm Bruce was nervous when the weather turned wet but he continued to lap smoothly, quickly and with no incident. As usual Roy Stewart and Desi McGlade were the last running, both enjoying themselves in the damp conditions, seeking and sometimes finding the limits of adhesion!

Thanks to the marshals, who got wet. It has been nice to see former drivers like Simon and now Nad going down the marshalling route.


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