Blog‎ > ‎

Rounds 12 & 13 Croft

posted 19 Sept 2011, 11:32 by Kieren McDonald   [ updated 28 Jan 2012, 04:07 ]
It seems crazy, the last double header of our very 1st season is just around the corner!! When I say around the corner...I wish it is a long way up North!! (Although poor Dave Robinson has to face the journey every race weekend, as he lives there!)

Croft is the only circuit on this season's calendar that I have actually driven before so am quite happy to be going there - despite the cold gusty winds, it's a great track! I have been on the circuit for a few laps in a Clio 172 whilst I competed in the RaceStar (DoubleSixRacing) Clio Cup scholarship - the prize was a fully funded season in the Clio Cup championship, which follows the BTCC.  I have talked about it on my "background" page - basically, I got through to the semi-finals and set a best time of just outside the top 10; most had much more experience though, whereas I had none at all.  Of course, it will be totally different in the mini and I haven't raced competitively there so it will be a new experience to get to grips with :-)

We had a great weekend at Brands Hatch - despite stalling in the 1st race, my best lap time was less than a second off the winner in tricky track conditions.  Reliability has been much improved and very little work has had to be done before this event - main things being a new wheel bearing and a track rod end joint.  We'll be going straight into qualifying without any prior testing and then ready for the last 2 races of the year!  Watch out for us, yellow car, number 88 - come and support us and have a chat :-)

A snapshot of the mini events:

Saturday 24th September
 10:00  Qualifying  Mini Se7en
 11:05  Qualifying  Mini Miglia
 14:35  Round 12  Mini Se7en
 15:40  Round 12      Mini Miglia

Sunday 25th September
 12:35  Round 13  Mini Se7en
 13:35  Round 13     Mini Miglia

Join the facebook event to let us know you are going and click here to add us as a friend to keep updated with all things BigMacRacing!!
Check out pictures from past events
Check out in-car video footage from past events

See you all there!! :-)