Yup, had my first retirement of the year this weekend, at the last race of the season
Got down there on Saturday, at around lunch time to watch a few friends race in a Classic Modified Saloon race - Neil in his Starion, and Andy in his M3. Missed Qualifying, but Neil hit the Pole, with Andy 2nd. Neil Made a bit of a mess on the start, and Andy got away cleanly - though it only took Neil a couple of laps to warm his tyres up, take the lead, and finish with a good lead.
Sunday was a different kettle of fish! Horrible weather all saturday night (Thank god we took the Travel Inn option
We where 2nd out after Formula Fords at 11:35, but the weather delayed things, and we where to go out first at 13:30!!
Track was soaking wet and the Toyo888's where aquaplaining in a few places where there was standing water. After a few laps I was finding some very strange lines where giving me a lot of grip, and I put the car 4th on the grid out of 18
Unfortunatly though, by the time the actual race came, the track had dried out, and all the big power cars that struggled in the wet went past me in the first couple of laps
I dropped to about 9th, and was starting to catch the Rover Tomcat in 8th when I lost all drive coming out of Luffield
Ive yet to inspect the car, but I suspect either a snapped shaft, or more likely a CV joint failure...
Anyway, heres a couple of pics of Neil and Andy, Ill post more if I find any of me
Andy - Demon Start!!
Neil clawing it back...