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October 12, 2003, 09:45:00 PM +0100 - Monza (GP 1955-71) - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Vic Flores
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 4 +1.260
143.270mph
1 32:41.350
137.721mph
21 ---
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Goodyear  
Kevin 'Scouse Knight' Gaynor
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 9 +2.280
141.661mph
2 +7.280
137.212mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Sharon Cullen
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 12 +3.500
139.783mph
3 +12.300
136.863mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 1:28.520
145.310mph
4 +41.410
134.873mph
21 1:28.640
145.113mph
Goodyear  
RIKBRIANT
 
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 6 +1.510
142.872mph
5 +42.630
134.791mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 7 +1.660
142.635mph
6 (+2) +14.580
136.705mph
21 ---
---
Goodyear  
Paul Scholey
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 10 +2.480
141.349mph
7 +42.680
134.788mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Matty Keighley
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 3 +0.600
144.331mph
8 +1:14.040
132.711mph
21 ---
---
Goodyear  
Eddie Urbanski
 
BRM P115 (#11007) F1 1967 8 +1.960
142.162mph
9 +1L
137.159mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
Mark Pitchford
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 11 +2.570
141.210mph
10 (+1) +0L
132.683mph
21 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 15 +5.480
136.838mph
11 +12L
120.374mph
9 ---
---
accident
Firestone  
Ian 'Bias' Pollock
 
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 14 +5.400
136.955mph
12 +15L
138.426mph
6 ---
---
Firestone  
Colin 'FlatTopMac' MacDonald
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 5 +1.440
142.984mph
13 (+2) +4L
131.632mph
17 ---
---
Goodyear  
Glyn
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 2 +0.250
144.900mph
14 +16L
135.810mph
5 ---
---
accident
Goodyear  
IanBassi
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +5.350
137.028mph
15 (+9) +0L
133.628mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  

Moderator's Report

L1 - Bias railriding through Curva Grande. If you get stuck to the barrier, slow down.


L1 - Parabolica N.Stratton outbrakes K.Williams on the inside but runs wide and as he recovers KW & NS bang wheels. Racing incident, but make sure you leave room if you think someone might be alongside. It's quicker to be cautious than have an incident. NS shift-R's but doesn't SnG. You need to do this if the accident was your fault or if you're not sure. Given the time lost waiting to rejoin I'd probably let it go anyway though.

Bias and Ben Summers both passed under yellows here too. This is pretty dangerous, please be careful to avoid this, although neither pass caused any problem.


L2 - J.Vizoso rearends R.Briant braking for Parabolica. Clearly JV's fault, it would have been a good passing opportunity if JV had taken the inside line.

  • John Vizosopenalty — Rear ending R. Briant — 2 places lost


L3 - C.MacDonald rearends I.Bassi braking for Lesmos1. Ian pulls over to the right after Col started his passing move. This is not allowed and is considered blocking. I.Bassi please read the section on blocking in the penalty guidelines and bear in mind that this carries a 3 place penalty. As the defending driver you are allowed to make one pre-emptive move per straight, and you must not drive down the middle of the road or drift slowly across. None of the other drivers involved could have avoided this.

  • IanBassipenalty — Blocking — 3 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


L6 - N.Stratton disco's from his pitstop. Practice this, I recommend you spin the wheels every 20 seconds or so. It's easy to accidentally stop for 30 secs during a 28 sec stop, so play it safe.


L10 - Ben Summers spins out at the curva grande, unfortunately collecting several other drivers. Racing incident. Ben, You definately cooked your rear tyres ;-) Try lowering the rear tyre pressure one click on each side.


L12 - C.MacDonald has a go under braking for the Parabolica but doesn't quite make it. M.Keigley sticks to his line but Col weaves while braking and sideswipes him. I guess Col just wasn't looking in his mirrors and it was clearly Col's fault, and he didn't SnG.


L13 - R.Briant dives down the inside into Ascari but I.Bassi clearly doesn't see him and turns into him. This puts Ian into the barrier and he railrides out of the corner. Rik was ahead at the point of contact, so this would be a heavy penalty to Ian. Make sure you know where your opponents are when you turn in, and slow down if you get stuck on a barrier.

  • IanBassipenalty — Contact and Railriding — 4 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


L14 - and now M.Pitchford is in the the middle of I.Bassi and M.Keighley, but gets too close to Ian in a draught and instead of going for a pass he backs off. M.Keighley immediately rearends him having no time to react.

M.Pitchford's fault, drive predictably when you are in a draught. You could have passed Ian there by diving right. Impressive recovery though ;-)

  • Mark Pitchfordpenalty — Front ending M. Keighley — 1 place lost


L18 - and they are still at it! M.Pitchford is spending alot of time weaving behind I.Bassi and not looking out for M.Keighley behind. Don't rund down the middle of the road or weave on the straights when you have someone behind you, this is blocking and as M.Keighley found, it make it very easy to collide with you. Both of you could have left more room though, so I'll call it a racing incident, but be more careful when you are in close proximity to another car.

L.Keighley does a SnG in the pits, but doesn't actually stop. This doesn't count, so make sure you do come to a complete halt before moving off. It was otherwise an excellent fast SnG though ;-)


L20 - E.Urbanski, who had a massive lead runs low on fuel, and spends the last two laps idling round. While it's commendable that you attempt to finish the race, you were only narrowly avoided by several cars and spent quite a bit of the time on the racing line. This is very dangerous to the other drivers, so please don't do this again. Stay well off the racing line and keep an eye on your mirrors if you have to cross it.


E.Urbanski & Bias were both pretty aggressive & at times reckless in traffic. E.Urbanski is pretty clearly Div2 material too. Ian Bassi saw alot of incidents in his mirrors, and while he drove a generally good defencive race, at any other track (that wasn't so wide) alot of this would be considered blocking. Sometimes you just have to concede the place.

The pitstops worked out well with only a couple of issues (mentioned), and overall the standard of driving was excellent. I hope we fare as well at Mosport ;-)

October 19, 2003, 09:21:00 PM +0100 - Mosport - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Glyn
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +0.540
107.237mph
1 39:07.670
101.809mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 1:22.010
107.943mph
2 (+1) -21.430
102.747mph
27 1:21.830
108.180mph
Goodyear  
Mark Pitchford
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 5 +2.190
105.135mph
3 +11.470
101.314mph
27 ---
---
Goodyear  
Vic Flores
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 4 +1.720
105.726mph
4 +11.680
101.305mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Scouse Knight' Gaynor
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 9 +2.840
104.330mph
5 +45.170
99.887mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 14 6 +1L
98.402mph
26 ---
---
Goodyear  
Mick Smith
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 12 +3.780
103.187mph
7 (+1) +0L
99.125mph
27 ---
---
Goodyear  
Sharon Cullen
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 8 +2.580
104.651mph
8 +1L
97.282mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
IanBassi
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +4.750
102.033mph
9 +7L
93.384mph
20 ---
---
accident
Firestone  
Paul Scholey
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 11 +3.650
103.343mph
10 +15L
97.589mph
12 ---
---
Firestone  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 6 +2.310
104.986mph
11 (+4) +1L
95.894mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Graham Thorley
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 7 +2.330
104.961mph
12 +17L
96.049mph
10 ---
---
Firestone  
RIKBRIANT
 
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 10 +3.360
103.695mph
13 +18L
91.423mph
9 ---
---
accident
Firestone  
Paul Davis
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 3 +0.850
106.836mph
14 (+9) +14L
93.377mph
13 ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

In the main the standard of driving was excellent, although as usual at Mosport the grass cutters were out in force. ;-)

A few incidents, fortunately this is a pre-season race so the penalties won't apply, but please try to bear my comments in mind for all of these incidents, whether it involved you or not, and hopefully we'll have a real eye opener of a season. ;-)


L1 Kevin Williams runs wide and loses it in T2, sliding back across the track he unfortunately collects P.Davis, who did nothing wrong and so was entitled to a non-fault shift-R. Racing incident.

As P.Thornton approaches Paul's stricken car he backs off a little & gives Paul a wide berth. Unfortunately he backed off at the end of the corner where S.Cullen behind would have expected him to step on the gas, and Sharon ran into the back of Phil. I'll put this down as a racing incident, and neither driver really did anything wrong, but Phil should bear in mind that it's important to drive predictably when you are in a pack of cars, and that although he was right to be cautious as he passed Paul, the sudden slow-down ended up making things worse with another driver so close behind. With this incident, it would have been enough to just give the stricken car a wide berth. R.Briant, G.Thorley and M.Smith all backed off but were unable to avoid Sharon's spinning car.

As M.Smith got going again after hitting S.Cullen, he attempts to pass into T3, and punts Sharon off the track again, partly because P.Scholey was threading his way through the carnage and Mick attempted to go three-wide into T3. This was an impatient move, and he should have backed off to tuck in behind either Sharon or Paul. A side-by side shunt would normally get a 2 place penalty, plus an additional place lost because it was on lap1. In this case I would probably be leniant considering the immediately preceding incident, and issue a 1 place penalty.

  • Mick Smithpenalty — Contact with S. Cullen — 1 place lost


Still on lap1, and P.Davis knocks S.Cullen's car sideways into the T5b sharp right-hander. It looks like P.Davis missed his braking point.

  • Paul Davispenalty — Rear ending S. Cullen — 3 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


L3 P.Davis attempts a pass on J.Vizoso as they brake over the crest at the end of the straight. This was an over-ambitious move from so far back, and it would have been much easier to pass on the next lap from much closer behind.

An over-ambitious passing attempt will earn you a 2 place penalty, and at this point I would say that Paul is pretty clearly frustrated from his L1 incident (not his fault) but his subsequent standard of behavious isn't acceptable. By all means push the car as hard as it will go to make up lost time, but don't make rash decisions involving other drivers, it never pays off, as is perfectly demonstrated by the rash passing attempt on G.Thorley on lap6.

  • Paul Davispenalty — Over ambitious passing attempt — 2 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


L7 P.Davis drives straight into the back of J.Vizoso as they enter T2 with no apparent attempt to avoid the incident.

  • Paul Davis — Over ambitious passing attempt — 2 places lost


L9 P.Davis rearends M.Smith as they both come to rest in the pits. If you stop right behind another car you leave yourself no room to get out again quickly. If you follow another car into the pitlane just stop well away from them, and whoever gets away first has no problems. For an Eagle driver trying to stop in front of a Brab is pointless, since the Brab has a much shorter stop. I won't give a warning for this since it's very easy to accidentally hit another car in the pitlane, but once again it shows impatience and lack of thought for the other drivers. P.Davis' behaviour throughout this race was pretty poor, so Paul, please make sure you are careful in the proper season. Everyone makes mistakes and that's fine, but poor decisions and lack of care will quickly earn you penalties.


L10 G.Thorley performs his pitstop, but stops in the middle of the pitlane. This didn't cause a problem since no one else was in (or entered) the pitlane for the duration of your stop, but please make sure all stops are carried out in the section where the pitstalls are. You don't have to stop in your own, but you do need to leave room for others to get past you.


L10 P.Scholey spins out of T5a and as he tries to crawl away he clips the tail of J.Vizoso's car. I'll call this a racing incident because it's impossible to get enough lock on to stay off the racing line, but if you have an off and someone is passing as you rejoin, you should give way to them. In this case it would have been better for Paul to stop completely.


L13 G.Thorley (2 laps down) spins at T5a, and momentarily puts it in reverse & collides with S.Knight. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it was accidental, but please be careful when rejoining if you can hear any other cars approaching.


L19 P.Thornton recovers from a spin (which Sharon rather neatly avoids ;-)) but K.Williams closes fast to lap him and is forced to slow as Phil weaves from side to side up the straight. Kevin eventually dives past but the two cars both move towards the middle of the track & collide. Kevin continues almost inaffected, but Phil spins out. Phil was not only being lapped, he was recovering from a spin, and should have given way to the car behind as he got back up to speed. As the lapping car however, Keith has the responsibility to go off the racing line and pass in a safe manner. Phil would get a 3 place penalty for a bad rejoin/blocking, but Kevin would also get a 2 place penalty for side-by-side contact, probably mitigated to 1 place due to Phil's bad rejoin. Basically you both just need to be a little more patient.

  • Kevin 'Skel' Williamspenalty — Side by side contact — 1 place lost
  • Phil Thorntonpenalty — Bad rejoin plus blocking — 3 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)

October 26, 2003, 10:19:00 PM +0000 - Monza (GP 1955-71) - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Matty Keighley
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 5 +0.860
144.169mph
1 32:05.670
140.273mph
21 ---
---
Goodyear  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 10 +1.500
143.143mph
2 +33.580
137.868mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 6 +0.860
144.169mph
3 +37.430
137.598mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 9 +1.440
143.238mph
4 (+2) +32.350
137.955mph
21 ---
---
Goodyear  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 14 +1.910
142.493mph
5 +56.300
136.288mph
21 ---
---
Goodyear  
Sharon Cullen
 BBRacing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 18 +2.850
141.024mph
6 +58.550
136.133mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 1:28.360
145.573mph
7 +59.260
136.085mph
21 1:28.680
145.047mph
Goodyear  
Paul Davis
 
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 2 +0.070
145.457mph
8 +1:00.330
136.011mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Vic Flores
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 7 +0.980
143.976mph
9 +1:07.700
135.509mph
21 ---
---
Goodyear  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 19 +3.690
139.737mph
10 +1:13.830
135.093mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Mike Dawkins
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 12 +1.680
142.857mph
11 +1:19.980
134.679mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Herb Moore
 Team Pig Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 15 +2.190
142.052mph
12 +1:29.480
134.044mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 3 +0.390
144.933mph
13 (+2) +1:19.630
134.702mph
21 ---
---
Goodyear  
Marvin Benjamin
  Team Backwards Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 17 +2.710
141.241mph
14 +1:42.060
133.212mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  
Mick Smith
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 11 +1.600
142.984mph
15 +1L
133.497mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
Kevin 'Scouse Knight' Gaynor
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 13 +1.810
142.651mph
16 +0.790
133.442mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Scholey
  Team Backwards Racing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 8 +1.360
143.366mph
17 +9L
129.575mph
12 ---
---
Firestone  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 16 +2.210
142.021mph
18 (+3) +8L
133.511mph
13 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian 'Bias' Pollock
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 4 +0.450
144.835mph
19 +15L
128.237mph
6 ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

The overall standard to behaviour was excellent, with virtually all incidents (including the massive T1 pileup) caused by loss of control rather than over-optimistic driving. Lots of problems with the pitstops though, make sure you practice this.

Please note that for all UKGPL races that chat in the server is strongly discouraged until after the practice/race status shows as 'session complete'. PI, PO etc should be the only chat in practice or the race.


L1 M.Dawkins blows his engine on the startline then just after the start does a very poor SnG.

Again at the end of L3 he blows his engine & again does a poor SnG the following lap.

In both cases Mike gained no advantage and I'll let it go this time, but in future please SnG at the end of the first lap rather than the beginning if you have a problem on the startline, and practice your SnG to make sure you actually do come to a complete stop before moving off again.


L1T1 P.Davis beats the pack to T1 but is taken out by N.Stratton apparently attempting to go three-wide into Curva Grande. Neil was having problems with GPLWait and his view changed (F10) with a short loss of control.

P.Davis is entitled to a non-fault shift-R.

K.Williams, Bias, V.Flores, M.Smith, S.Cullen, M.Pitchford, D.Taylor, I.Bassi and S.Knight are unable to avoid the carnage and are entitled to a non-fault shift-R.

  • Glynpenalty — ambitious passing attempt on Lap1, mitigated from 3 places by GPLWait probl — 2 places lost


L1T1 R.Briant rearends H.Moore braking for Curva Grande in an unrelated incident.

There are no mitigating circumstances for the incident, but Rik waits for Herb to regain position. Given the chaos happening only yards ahead neither driver lost much from this incident, so I've reduced the penalty to just the extra place for a Lap1 incident.

H.Moore is entitled to a non-fault shift-R

  • RIKBRIANTpenalty — Rear-end shunt on lap 1 — 1 place lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


L1T1 H.Moore collides with I.Bassi as he picks his way through the debris of the main T1 pileup. Racing incident. Herb is not entitled to a non-fault shift-R for this incident, and does a SnG at the end of lap2.


L3 J.Vizoso runs wide as he passes M.Benjamin into lesmos1 and knocks Marvin into the barrier. K.Williams is unable to avoid Marvin's spinning car.

  • John Vizosopenalty — Side by side contact — 2 places lost


L7 R.Briant pits, but only for 3 seconds (should be a 10 second stop). Since Rik didn't finish the race a time penalty would have no effect, but please make sure you pit correctly in future.


L8 V.Flores only stops for 30 secs instead of 35. This didn't give him an advantage when leaving the pitlane, and he finished well ahead of M.Benjamin, so no additional penalty will apply.

  • Vic Flores — Short pitstop — 5.000 seconds added


L9 D.Taylor Pits, only stopping half-way into the pit-stall area and blocking P.Thornton's exit. Please try to stop well away from other cars in the pitlane in future.


L9 H.Moore only stops for 9 Seconds (1 second short). This didn't give him an advantage when leaving the pitlane, and he finished well ahead of R.Briant, so no additional penalty will apply.

  • Herb Moore — Short pitstop — 1.000 second added


L10 M.Keighley's pitstop is almost a full second short of 5 seconds. This didn't give him an advantage when leaving the pitlane, and he finished well ahead of J.Vizoso, so no additional penalty will apply.


L14 R.Briant blows his engine & comes to rest at the entrance to Ascari. N.Stratton is unable to avoid him & clips the front, spinning Neil out. N.Stratton is entitled to a non-fault Shift-R. Racing incident.


L14 M.Benjamin clips the barrier at the exit of Curva Grande, but rather than holding it against the wall (steering left) he steers right and drives across M.Pitchford's path. If there had been contact this would have been a 3-place penalty for a bad rejoin. If you lose it, stand on the brakes or hug the barrier to keep your car out of the path of other drivers as much as possible.


L19 P.Davis clips M.Benjamin as he passes into T1 although both drivers continued. Please make sure you leave enough room for your opponent. Marvin was almost forced into the hedge.

  • Paul Daviswarning — Side by Side contact — also, 3 places lost for penalty points


M.Benjamin DID NOT PERFORM A PIT STOP. Since he gained a significant advantage in the race and to his finishing position by not stopping, a penalty of 3x the stoppage required is applied.

November 09, 2003, 10:21:00 PM +0000 - Mosport - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 1 1:22.140
107.772mph
1 38:21.370
103.858mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Sharon Cullen
 BBRacing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 12 +1.920
105.310mph
2 +31.120
102.472mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 8 +1.100
106.348mph
3 +34.320
102.332mph
27 ---
---
Goodyear  
Vic Flores
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 10 +1.490
105.852mph
4 +54.830
101.441mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 2 +0.010
107.759mph
5 (+3) +26.370
102.681mph
27 1:22.040
107.903mph
Goodyear  
Graham Thorley
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +1.980
105.235mph
6 +1:11.010
100.749mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian 'Bias' Pollock
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 7 +1.000
106.476mph
7 +1:20.800
100.335mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Mike Dawkins
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 14 +2.200
104.961mph
8 +1L
99.313mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 4 +0.370
107.289mph
9 +22.700
98.350mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 9 +1.190
106.233mph
10 +19L 8 ---
---
Firestone  
fester
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 5 +0.780
106.758mph
11 (+1) +1L
98.208mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 15 +2.220
104.936mph
12 +1.170
98.159mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 18 +4.260
102.458mph
13 +25.610
97.147mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 16 +2.770
104.256mph
14 +49.470
96.178mph
26 ---
---
Goodyear  
Mick Smith
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 19 +5.510
100.997mph
15 +2L
94.770mph
25 ---
---
Goodyear  
Colin 'FlatTopMac' MacDonald
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 11 +1.740
105.536mph
16 (+1) +15L
92.750mph
12 ---
---
Firestone  
Andrew Hodgson
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 6 +0.840
106.681mph
17 +21L
93.301mph
6 ---
---
Firestone  
Herb Moore
 Team Pig Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 17 +3.090
103.865mph
18 +25L
86.929mph
2 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Davis
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 3 +0.370
107.289mph
19 (+8) +16L
96.840mph
11 ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Neil Stratton for a decisive victory, and also to Keith Williams and Sharon Cullen who had a rather more exciting race than Neil ;-)

The overall standard of behaviour was excellent, with lapped drivers moving over politely, essential at a track like Mosport where it's difficult to pass.

Several drivers again stopped for a shorter time than they should have, please make sure you time your stop correctly, either using GPLWait or any other reliable method.


L1 R.Briant bogs down at the start and has to dip the clutch to get going again. His car steps sideways as H.Moore is alongside and a warp knocks them both off the track. Given the warp involved I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and put this down as a racing incident, but I feel this collision may have happened anyway albeit not as severely. It's important to keep your car under control at the start and Rik didn't do this. However Herb really should have left more room.

Racing (warp) incident.


L1 S.Peake loses control accelerating up the straight and unfortunately takes out P.Thornton. Note to S.Peake: When performing an SnG or any pitstop, please do not block the pitlane, park in the pit stall area.

Racing Incident.


L1 S.Peake is left facing the wrong way in the middle of the track as I.Bassi and M.Smith approach. Both Ian & Mick back off when they see the incident and go either side of Steve's car, but Mick clips Steve & spins out, collecting Ian in the process. Mick could have made more of an attempt to steer clear of Steve's car or braked, but in mitigation he would have had to take to the grass could have lost it anyway. This incident also caused damage to Ian's car which made it more difficult to control too.

Racing Incident.


L1 A badly warping P.Thornton then unfortunately crosses C.MacDonald's path, Colin is unable to avoid Phil.

Racing (Warp) Incident.


L3 P.Thornton rearends I.Bassi just before T3. It looks like Ian Brakes a little early here and was in the middle of the track (on the racing line) but a standard rear end shunt 2 place penalty should apply. Phil's personal replay shows Ian's car warping badly though, and no apparent contact. This is an excellent example of why it's important to save your own replay!

Racing (warp) incident.


L5 K.Williams rearends P.Davis as they brake for T5a. With no mitigating circumstances the full penalty applies.


L6 S.Peake has a go down the inside of T1 to pass M.Smith, but clips the curb and spins out, unfortunately taking Mick with him. It would probably have been a clean pass but for hitting the curb, so the penalty is reduced bearing in mind the loss of control.

  • festerpenalty — side by side contact — 1 place lost


L8 Bias stops for 20 seconds instead of 25. Bias gained a clear advantage over M.Dawkins who had stopped at the same time & was also in a Ferrari, and gained at least one more place as a result of this short stop. Bias was well aware of the required stoppage and describes it as a genuine mistake, but with no mitigating circumstances and a likely two places gained as a result, the full penalty (3x shortage) must apply.


L10 R.Briant doesn't actually stop in the pits (should have been a Stop & Go). No advantage was gained leaving the pits or at the end of the race, but please make sure you actually stop for a SnG!


L11 V.Flores only pits for 22 seconds (should have been 25 seconds). No advantage was gained leaving the pits or at the end of the race, so the shortage is added to the total race time.

  • Vic Flores — Short stop — 3.000 seconds added


L11 S.Cullen only pits for 4 seconds (should have been 5 seconds). No advantage was gained leaving the pits or at the end of the race, so the shortage is added to the total race time.


L11 C.MacDonald rearends M.Smith in T2. Colin SnG's for this and lost one place as a result so the penalty is reduced.


L11 P.Davis sideswipes R.Briant as they exit T5b. G.Thorley is unable to avoid the recovering cars as he tries to pick his way though the carnage. Paul's attempt to rejoin the race was very poor, and as he reverses back across the track he takes out Bias and shift-R's but doesn't SnG. Paul retires on Lap12 so the normal 15 second penalty does not apply.

  • Paul Davispenalty — Side contact plus bad rejoin — 5 places lost (plus 3 for penalty points)


L12 S.Peake passes P.Davis under braking for T2 and takes the racing line through the corner, but Paul has the inside line and repasses Steve. Steve needed to leave more room here and would have received a side-by side contact 2 place penalty, but it looks like Paul was already spinning out as a result of his over-optimistic passing attempt (also worth a 2 place penalty) when Steve hit him. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt since both drivers would probably have reacted differently if the other had not made things worse.

  • festerwarning — side by side contact
  • Paul Daviswarning — Over ambitious passing attempt — also, 3 places lost for penalty points


L14 C.MacDonald loses it braking at the end of the straight and K.Williams, a lap ahead, is unable to avoid him.

Racing incident.


L22 S.Peake spins out at T2 and recovers without incident. Unfortunately P.Thornton and I.Bassi are close behind and two-wide. With no room to avoid Steve's spinning car, Phil moves right to squeeze through but Ian doesn't move over for Phil.

Racing Incident.


L24 K.Williams tries to lap R.Briant round the outside of the sweeping right-hander at the end of the straight, but leaves nowhere near enough room so that when Rik (attempting to stay out of the way) hits the inside curb & is thrown back out, Keith is in the way. Being a lap up doesn't mean you don't still have to leave room for the car you are passing. The normal 2 place penalty is reduced as a result of Rik's loss of control, but it was still a very poor passing attempt.


L26 A warp from K.Williams knocks S.Cullen sideways at T5b.

Racing (warp) incident.


L26 D.Taylor spins in T2 & is accelerating back up to racing speed as N.Stratton rounds the corner to lap him. Neil dives to the right to avoid the slow car but Dave moves 'out of the way' straight across Neil's path. If you are recovering from a spin it's important that you keep out of the way of any approaching cars, but the car behind has a much better view, so let them work out how to get round you, and stick to whichever side of the track you find yourself on. Considering Dave's intentions were right though, I've reduced what would otherwise be a 3-place penalty to a warning. No SnG was done for the Shift-R either.

  • Dave Taylorwarning — Bad rejoin plus failure to SnG — 15.000 seconds added

November 23, 2003, 10:32:00 PM +0000 - Nürburgring (Nordschleife) - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Andrew Hodgson
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +1.340
101.133mph
1 42:54.040
99.222mph
5 8:25.600
101.029mph
Firestone  
Ian 'Bias' Pollock
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 8:23.740
101.402mph
2 +53.340
97.208mph
5 ---
---
Goodyear  
Sharon Cullen
 BBRacing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 4 +7.000
100.013mph
3 +1:10.940
96.561mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 7 +10.560
99.320mph
4 +1:14.230
96.441mph
5 ---
---
Goodyear  
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 5 +9.000
99.622mph
5 (+1) +1:25.240
96.042mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
Graham Thorley
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +34.260
94.945mph
6 +2:23.430
93.985mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 15 +49.810
92.278mph
7 +2:47.700
93.153mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 8 +17.940
97.915mph
8 (+4) +1:26.880
95.983mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 3 +5.110
100.384mph
9 +2:58.810
92.777mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
fester
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 11 +26.250
96.380mph
10 +3:01.450
92.688mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
Colin 'FlatTopMac' MacDonald
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 6 +10.180
99.394mph
11 +3:01.510
92.686mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 10 +22.990
96.976mph
12 +3:01.950
92.672mph
5 ---
---
Goodyear  
Vic Flores
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 14 +38.560
94.192mph
13 +3:17.410
92.155mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 9 +19.660
97.593mph
14 +4:54.770
89.027mph
5 ---
---
Goodyear  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 16 15 +5L
---
0 ---
---
Firestone  
Mick Smith
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 12 +31.050
95.515mph
16 (+2) +2L
87.468mph
3 ---
---
Goodyear  
Marvin Benjamin
  Team Backwards Racing
BRM P115 (#11007) F1 1967 17 17 (+3) -2.400
87.588mph
3 ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

L2 (19:05) N.Stratton pulls into the pitlane and rearends K.Williams who is sitting out his timed stop. No damage was caused but as mentioned in the pre-race briefing, it's important to leave room for yourself and the other drivers to enter & leave the pits. The pitlane is a quarter of a mile long here and only had one car in it, which you attempted to park right behind. Advice: Please make sure you stop well away from any other car in future.


L3 (22:22) M.Benjamin loses it in a big way and eventually comes to rest in the middle of the track, unfortunately just over the crest of a rise. M.Smith is the next car to arrive and does a good job of steering round Marvin's car and takes to the grass but is unable to avoid clipping Marvin's car. Advice to M.Benjamin: Your car was spinning for several seconds, plenty of time to change down through the gears to first ready to move off. Although you were stationary for less than half a second before the collision and you correctly stood on the brakes you could have avoided coming to rest in the middle of the track by lifting off the brakes a little as the car came back onto the track.

Racing Incident.


L3 (23:03) J.Vizoso thinks M.Smith is letting him through and accelerates past. Juan is ahead by a nose when Mick turns in and collides with him. To be fair to Juan, it does look like Mick is letting him past and certainly it would be a bad place to attempt to pass without the cooperation of the other driver, as this shows. However, whether it was a cooperative pass or not doesn't matter, since Juan was ahead at the time of impact and Mick should have left him room. Both drivers Shift-R'd, J.Vizoso is entitled to a non-fault Shift-R. M.Smith DNF'd so no time penalty needs to be applied.

  • Mick Smithpenalty — Side contact — 2 places lost


L3 (24:00) J.Vizoso crashes & lands upside-down. M.Smith sees this & spins out in sympathy. M.Benjamin arrives at the scene and neatly drives around the outside of Mick's car but unfortunately clips Juan's upturned car, which wasn't visible before Marvin passed Mick. J.Vizoso Shift-R's but doesn't SnG.

Racing Incident.

  • John Vizoso — Failing to Stop and Go after Shift-R — 15.000 seconds added


L3 (26:23) D.Taylor takes the centre line on the back straight. After the yump Dave had a bad landing & veered to the left, regaining control of his car on the left of the track. He then moved right (back onto the racing line, and a justified defensive move), then back to the left and finally back over to the right to take the racing line under the bridge.

This last move was one too many since he effectively wasted his one allowed defensive move by starting from the left side of the track and had to move this one extra time to get back on the racing line.

Since the reason why he ended up on the 'wrong side of the track' was loss of control, the 'extra' move is understandable and counts in his favour, but still counts as blocking. He should have moved back onto the racing line after recovering from his loss of control and stayed there, which would have been within the rules and would also have allowed Sharon to attempt to pass.

It seems fairly clear that he was aggressively defending his position, but over-stepped the mark and either mis-counted his moves or didn't think, neither of which are enough reason to ignore the incident entirely.

  • Dave Taylorpenalty — Blocking — 1 place lost


L3 (29:40) M.Benjamin brakes very late & lunges past M.Smith, smacking into the Armco at the final chicane. He then swerves back into Mick's path as Mick passes, causing Mick to take avoiding action. To be honest the passing attempt was on since Mick did brake pretty early, and but for a small loss of control at the end Marvin could have pulled this off. It's not easy to pass here, but it can be done. Marvin's rejoin was not good though, and considering he had just passed a car then crashed, he was certainly aware that there was a car right behind him when he pulled out, and it appears that Marvin deliberately attempted to keep Mick behind him.


L4 (33:02) R.Briant's car gets away from him through a flat out left-hander, and although he hangs onto it he briefly takes to the grass & slows. N.Stratton is right behind and poised to take advantage of any mistake, which he attempts to do. Unfortunately although Rik manages to get back onto the tarmac his car is still essentially out of control and Rik is unable to keep the car to the left to avoid Neil. They bump wheels & Rik is knocked sideways but continues, Neil takes a brief trip up the bank & loses some time but again is otherwise unaffected. Neither driver really did anything wrong, but Rik could have backed off to regain control (a difficult choice in the heat of the moment) and Neil could have foreseen what was likely to happen.

Racing Incident.


L4 (33:26) V.Flores loses control, clumps the barrier & rips a corner off his car. He's a passenger from then on & is unable to prevent his car coming to rest in the middle of the track. Several cars manage to go past without problem, but unfortunately C.MacDonald's view is obstructed by N.Stratton's car & doesn't see Vic until it's too late. C.MacDonald is entitled to a non-fault Shift-R.

Racing Incident.


L4 N.Stratton Shift-R's twice on this lap but is only able to do one SnG.

Although SnG's on the final lap do not count to remove the time penalty,
it does still count as mitigating circumstances which is something that
was specifically mentioned in the race announcement briefing. This is due
to the unusually low number of opportunities to SnG at the 'Ring.

  • Glyn — Failing to Stop and Go after Shift-R — 10.000 seconds added


L5 (45:21) N.Stratton is closely following M.Pitchford into the right-hander leading onto the back straight, Mark runs wide and Neil takes advantage by moving up the inside. Unfortunately neither driver has a replay and the server replay shows some warp, but it looks like Mark lost the back end and was in the process of spinning out when Neil interrupted him. If this was not the case then it would certainly be an over-ambitious passing attempt by Neil, but considering the warp and lack of a client replay from either driver I must give Neil the benefit of the doubt and assume Mark lost control. If Mark had lost control Neil would be entitled to a non-fault shift-R, and if he hadn't Mark would be entitled, so I must allow both drivers to skip the SnG on this occasion.

Racing incident.


L5 M.Pitchford and R.Briant Shift-R'd but were unable to take a SnG since it was the final lap.

  • Mark Pitchford — Failing to Stop and Go after Shift-R — 15.000 seconds added
  • RIKBRIANT — Failing to Stop and Go after Shift-R — 15.000 seconds added


It's really hard to pass at the Nurburgring unless your opponent makes a mistake, and all I'll say was there was a lot of passing in this race ;-)

An exciting race from start to finish, with various spins and incidents bringing together different groups of drivers for plenty of close racing action. It's impressive to see that 14 out of the 17 starters finished the race too.

There were quite a few minor taps which I've treated lightly because of the tight & twisty nature of the track, but there were also a few cases of blocking and bad rejoins that really aren't acceptable in any race. When you are concentrating just to keep the car on the track it can be hard to remember to look out for your fellow drivers, but these are the type of moves that differentiate hot-lapping from racing.


L1 R.Briant loses control under braking and bumps G.Thorley as they brake for T1. Neither driver was badly affected and there was plenty of room for a safe pass. Had Rik maintained full control I'm sure he would have passed Graham anyway, so no advantage was gained.

Racing Incident.


L1 (1:55) J Vizoso loses it in a big way and his out of control car bounces back into the path of R.Briant. Juan Shift-R's and SnG's at the end of L1.

Racing Incident.


L1 (3:16) M.Benjamin loses control on the grass and spins out. M.Pitchford is unable to avoid Marvin's spinning car. Marvin Shift-R's but does not SnG, but later retires so no time penalty needs to be applied.

Racing Incident.


L1 (7:40) S.Peake spins out and immediately rejoins, but cuts across the track almost colliding with two following cars. Considering that no contact was made I'll let reduce the penalty to a warning, but it would have been much safer to stay on the right as you filter back into traffic rather than rely solely on your mirrors and jump straight back onto the racing line in a twisty section of the track.

  • festerwarning — Bad Rejoin — also, 1 place lost for penalty points


L1 (7:56) P.Thornton spins onto the grass but instead of braking coasts backwards back onto the tarmac, straight into the path of D.Taylor. Dave is entitled to a non-fault Shift-R. This was a bad rejoin by Phil after his initial spin, and he should have stood on the brakes & allowed the car to follow a predictable path rather than allow it to roll back into the path of another car. Taking into account the partial loss of control I have reduced what would otherwise be a 3-place penalty to 2, but after colliding with Dave Phil immediately dove straight back onto the track AGAIN at an angle where he would not have been able to see if it was clear (even though it was). This shows a lack of consideration for his own safety and those around him.

  • Phil Thorntonpenalty — Bad Rejoin — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


L1 (8:56) S.Peake misses his braking point for the Little Karussel and rear-ends J.Vizoso. Juan is briefly knocked sideways but otherwise they both continue unaffected. Steve was not attempting to pass here but just made a mistake, and considering this and the lack of serious damage what would otherwise be a 2-place penalty is reduced.

  • festerwarning — Rear end shunt — also, 1 place lost for penalty points


L2 (13:02) N.Stratton taps R.Briant under braking, warp throws Rik in the air but both drivers recover immediately and continue. At a twisty track like this it's inevitable that drivers will take different lines through a corner, and it's clear that Neil wasn't attempting to pass but was caught out by Rik slowing suddenly. Neil should have allowed more room since it was impossible to pass anyway, but considering that warp did more damage than the minor collision and no advantage was lost or gained by either driver the penalty is reduced to a warning.

  • Glynwarning — Rear end shunt


L2 (13:37) N.Stratton spins out and K.Williams close behind is unable to avoid him.

Racing Incident.


L2 (15:22) V.Flores spins out at the corner before the Karusell and when rejoining dives straight back onto the racing line, clipping C.MacDonald's rear tyre. Although Colin was unaffected this is another example of poor consideration and it's only the lack of any damage that reduces the penalty.

December 07, 2003, 10:23:00 PM +0000 - Watkins Glen (Classic) - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 1 1:05.120
127.150mph
1 37:13.870
122.317mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Andrew Hodgson
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 3 +0.560
126.066mph
2 +20.370
121.212mph
33 1:05.500
126.412mph
Firestone  
Vic Flores
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 4 +0.640
125.912mph
3 +32.220
120.578mph
33 ---
---
Goodyear  
Colin 'FlatTopMac' MacDonald
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +0.550
126.085mph
4 +34.710
120.445mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 12 +1.540
124.212mph
5 +46.940
119.800mph
33 ---
---
Goodyear  
Graham Thorley
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 14 +1.880
123.582mph
6 +50.310
119.623mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 5 +0.660
125.874mph
7 (+2) +41.850
120.067mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
fester
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +1.870
123.601mph
8 +1:12.200
118.487mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 7 +0.720
125.759mph
9 +1:18.980
118.140mph
33 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ian 'Bias' Pollock
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 8 +0.800
125.607mph
10 +1L
118.304mph
32 ---
---
Goodyear  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 6 +0.680
125.836mph
11 +0.350
118.286mph
32 ---
---
Firestone  
Sharon Cullen
 BBRacing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 9 +1.000
125.227mph
12 +6.030
117.987mph
32 ---
---
Firestone  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 11 +1.170
124.906mph
13 +28L
115.128mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 10 +1.030
125.170mph
14 (+4) +1L
114.156mph
32 ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Neil Stratton for a consistent & clean win, and a heartfelt 'bad luck' to Andrew Hodgson who unfortunately had victory snatched away in an unlucky chain of events in the closing stages of the race.


Lap1 J.Vizoso rearends P.Thornton at the Esses. M.Pitchford is unable to avoid Phil's out of control car. Phil was just following traffic as JV caught up to the pack, unfortunately it seems VJ just wasn't paying enough attention to the relative speed difference, and braked too late to avoid Phil. P.Thornton is entitled to a non-fault shift-R.

  • John Vizosopenalty — Rear end shunt on lap 1 — 3 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


Lap1 C.MacDonald takes it easy braking over the crest for the Loop, a common and easily anticipated situation on lap1 here, and his speed is much the same as the two cars ahead. D.Taylor and K.Williams brake much later but just as with JV in the previous incident, it's clear that Dave just wasn't paying enough attention to the relative speed difference, and braked too late to avoid Colin. C.MacDonald is entitled to a non-fault shift-R. It looks like Kevin had already lost control when he collided with Dave & Colin, so his penalty is reduced to account for the loss of control. Dave was not out of control, he made an error of judgement by braking so late on cold tyres, in traffic, at a known black spot. Dave waited 15 seconds for the resulting carnage to clear before he reset, and it's only because of this that what would otherwise be a 3 place penalty is reduced. Please note that if you are in the position of either causing an incident or crashing out, crash out every time.

  • Dave Taylorpenalty — Rear end shunt — 1 place lost (plus 1 for penalty points)
  • Kevin 'Skel' Williamswarning — Rear end shunt, failing to stop and go — 15.000 seconds added — also, 2 places lost for penalty points


Lap1 Bias was unable to avoid D.Taylor's out of control car and tapped him, but was then knocked sideways as he attempted to drive round Dave as Dave moved forwards to get off the racing line. Considering the flames in Dave's mirrors I'll put this down as a racing incident.


Lap1 R.Briant sees the incident ahead and brakes hard, catching S.Cullen out. R.Briant is entitled to a non-fault Shift-R. Considering how far Rik was from the nearest crashed car it's understandable that Sharon didn't expect Rik to brake so hard.

Racing Incident.


Lap1 G.Thorley taps a flaming K.Williams as he weaves his way through the carnage.

Racing Incident.


Lap13 J.Vizoso makes a convincing pass on S.Peake but loses control under braking for the Big Bend and collides with Steve's car taking them both out. JV should have been much further over to the right (he was in the middle of the track with Steve to his left), but I think he would have probably hit Steve anyway, and JV was ahead by a nose when he lost control.

Racing Incident.


Lap19 Big Bend. S.Cullen spins at the Big Bend and ends up back on the track. R.Briant is unfortunately unable to avoid the spinning car.

Racing Incident.


Lap28 Bias loses control at the Big Bend and rejoins reasonably carefully. Unfortunately since Bias is on the outside of the corner and in a ditch he is unable to check his mirrors until he can get back on track, but was at least off the normal racing line. A.Hodgson coincidentally runs wide at the same point (they are not racing for position since Andrew was a lap up and in the lead) and they touch, spinning Andrew out.

Ideally Bias should have trundled along the grass verge until he was able to see that the coast was clear, but the rejoin he made was not an unreasonable move and he was clearly acting cautiously. Combined with Andrew's minor loss of control there's really no reason to class this as anything more than a racing incident and suggest that maybe Bias buys Andrew a beer sometime for costing him the win ;-)

Bad luck Andrew, but these things happen!


Lap31 J.Vizoso spins off at Big Bend and Shift-R's but doesn't SnG.

  • John Vizoso — Failing to stop & go after a Shift-R — 15.000 seconds added

December 21, 2003, 10:10:00 PM +0000 - Kyalami (1961-67) - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 3 +0.750
113.053mph
1 33:46.680
108.454mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Vic Flores
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 5 +1.060
112.622mph
2 +10.580
107.891mph
24 ---
---
Goodyear  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 12 +2.060
111.254mph
3 +12.710
107.778mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 14 +2.440
110.742mph
4 +18.980
107.448mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 10 +1.830
111.565mph
5 24 ---
---
Goodyear  
Paul Scholey
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 15 +3.300
109.603mph
6 +34.870
106.620mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 2 +0.530
113.361mph
7 +42.400
106.232mph
24 1:20.510
113.755mph
Goodyear  
Sharon Cullen
 BBRacing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 11 +1.880
111.497mph
8 +49.490
105.869mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Graham Thorley
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 7 +1.490
112.029mph
9 +1:15.760
104.546mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 13 +2.090
111.213mph
10 +1L
102.723mph
23 ---
---
Goodyear  
Herb Moore
 Team Pig Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 8 +1.570
111.920mph
11 (+3) +0L
105.695mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 17 +4.250
108.371mph
12 +13L
102.227mph
11 ---
---
Firestone  
Colin 'FlatTopMac' MacDonald
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
BRM P115 (#11007) F1 1967 18 +6.280
105.829mph
13 (+2) +6L
101.071mph
18 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 16 +3.890
108.834mph
14 +18L
105.918mph
6 ---
---
Firestone  
fester
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 9 +1.800
111.606mph
15 (+8) +0L
106.009mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Andrew Hodgson
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 4 +0.890
112.858mph
16 +21L
85.486mph
3 ---
---
Firestone  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 6 +1.150
112.497mph
17 +23L
102.880mph
1 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian 'Bias' Pollock
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 1:20.260
114.109mph
DNS ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Dave Taylor for dominating the race, and everyone else for making it an excellent race to watch. Unfortunately it looks like a few people had dodgy connections for this race.


Lap1 G.Thorley takes it easy into T1, entering the corner 20mph slower than the cars ahead and behind. While Graham did nothing wrong this is an unusually cautious move, even for L1, and it catches out most of the pack behind.

S.Peake Rearends Graham first, S.Cullen is then unable to avoid Steve's car. Several drivers then slowed to avoid the incident, unfortunately filling K.Williams 4 cars ahead. Sharon's car appeared ahead after Keith had already slowed & was unable to avoid it. Bias is hit by Keith's out of control car as he attempts to weave though the mess. Of all of these only Steve's shunt could realistically have been avoided, although Graham's unusually slow speed counts in his defence.

  • festerpenalty — Rear-End Shunt — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


Lap1 A.Hodgson follows V.Flores out of the tight Clubhouse Bend left-hander, and has to brake to avoid rearending Vic. Herb is right behind and is caught out by this, rear-ending Andrew. Both Andrew & Herb should have been ready to take avoiding action in the bunched up pack. Andrew was but Herb wasn't paying enough attention. Herb doesn't Shift-R but does SnG and loses several places so no further places are taken away.

  • Herb Moorepenalty — Rear-End Shunt — 2 places lost


Lap3 R.Briant passes J.Vizoso on the inside of the last corner when JV loses it briefly. Unfortunately JV then moved back to the right towards Rik's car and although they are never closer than a foot apart JV is taken out by warp.

Racing (warp) incident.


Lap4 S.Peake successfully outbrakes G.Thorley into T1 but pulls back over to the left to take the racing line and clips Graham's nose. Graham appears to be completely unaffected by this but Steve pays the price and takes to the grass. It would have been far better for Steve to just take the inside line into T1 and he had the room, but since he was ahead anyway and the cars were several feet apart at the 'point of impact' I'll put this down to warp.

Racing (warp) incident.


Lap4 S.Peake has just recovered from the above incident and takes a wide line to allow S.Cullen and H.Moore though. Unfortunately Steve is knocked out by warp from Herb's car. It's worth mentioning here that Herb really should have tucked in behind Steve rather than attempting a pass at Barbeque, but equally since Steve effectively waved him through he should have backed off a tad more to let Herb complete the pass with minimum disruption to either car.

Racing (warp) incident.


Lap11 S.Peake loses control of his car as he attempts to type in his PI message. He slows and weaves into V.Vizoso's path. Gplwait is an excellent utility to help avoid having to take your eye off the monitor, and can be programmed to a button on your controller with the right software. JV's car is damaged by this incident although he doesn't Shift-R for two more laps. JV is entitled to a non-fault Shift-R.

  • festerpenalty — side-by side contact — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


Lap19 As H.Moore moves to lap C.MacDonald, it looks like Colin is staying right to let him though. As Herb moves to pass Colin moves back onto the racing line in what looks very much like a blocking move, since Herb is clearly visible in Col's mirrors. Ultimately, although Col should have made a more decisive move to one side of the track or the other, it's Herb's responsibility as the lapper to make sure he can pass safely. Since neither driver submitted an incident report it's difficult to lay blame squarely on one driver or the other though, so both drivers are penalised.

January 04, 2004, 12:00:00 AM +0000 - Mexico City (1962-1979) - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 5 +1.580
101.813mph
1 37:20.590
99.842mph
20 1:48.940
102.673mph
Goodyear  
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +0.220
103.089mph
2 +6.620
99.547mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Vic Flores
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 3 +0.830
102.513mph
3 +24.840
98.747mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ian 'Bias' Pollock
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 1 1:48.280
103.299mph
4 +38.330
98.162mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
fester
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 6 +1.850
101.564mph
5 +44.340
97.904mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Scholey
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 9 +2.860
100.641mph
6 +1:10.400
96.800mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 11 +3.370
100.181mph
7 (+2) +51.560
97.596mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
BRM P115 (#11007) F1 1967 10 +2.940
100.568mph
8 +1:20.520
96.378mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 4 +1.380
101.999mph
9 (+4) +1:01.360
97.180mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 15 +5.830
98.021mph
10 +1L
94.775mph
19 ---
---
Firestone  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
BRM P115 (#11007) F1 1967 13 +4.560
99.124mph
11 +14.420
94.169mph
19 ---
---
Goodyear  
Graham Thorley
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 8 +2.630
100.849mph
12 (+2) +0L
95.240mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Herb Moore
 Team Pig Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 14 +4.630
99.063mph
13 +1L
93.070mph
19 ---
---
Firestone  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 16 +6.280
97.636mph
14 (+1) +14L
93.156mph
6 ---
---
Firestone  
Sharon Cullen
 BBRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 12 +3.560
100.011mph
15 (+4) +1L
92.008mph
19 ---
---
Firestone  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 7 +2.290
101.159mph
DNS ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

Typical Mexico race - loads of excitement, spectacle and brown trouser moments at the hairpin.


Practice - P.Thornton leaves pit lane with 31:45 remaining showing on the clock. Practice does not start until 30:00 remaining is showing. There isn't any penalty for this, but it does give an unfair advantage over your opponents. The extra 5 minutes to for letting people connect. Please don't do this again. While watching this I couldn't help notice Rik Briant's inexcusably poor first pit exit, diving straight over to the racing line & forcing Phil onto the grass. Even if you don't see a car approaching there is no need for this type of move.


L1 G.Thorley nudges the rear of R.Briant as they enter T2 sending him over the tyres onto the grass. Graham spins to outside of corner. Rik was going unusually slowly here, probably a result of running wide in T1, but given the difficult nature of the corner entry and it being L1 in traffic this is understandable. Graham was travelling slowly himself & it's surprising that he wasn't able to just brake a little more to avoid Rik. The penalty is reduced from what would normally be a 3 place penalty on L1 because of Rik's slow speed. Unusually Rik actually gained from this incident since he involuntarily cut the corner.


L1 S.Cullen nudges R.Briant on the entry to the hairpin. The traffic in front of Rik was slowing more than normal due to a recovering Honda which Sharon could not see, however this corner (like the hairpin at Rouen) almost always catches one or two people out so extra care is necessary. B.Summers is unable to avoid tapping Sharon's car which is sideways across the road in front of him.

  • Sharon Cullenpenalty — Rear-End Shunt — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


L3 P.Thornton hits D.Taylor under braking for the hairpin. Phil seems to brake far too late especially when the 2 cars ahead of him were also very close together. Neither car lost much time but this is a common mistake on a part of the track where you have to be extra careful.

  • Phil Thorntonpenalty — Rear end shunt — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


L4 J.Vizoso brakes too late for the hairpin and goes up the inside of V.Flores in a very ambitious overtaking manoeuvre, and ends up hitting Vic. Juan pulls over to let Vic past and the penalty is reduced as a result.

  • John Vizosopenalty — Rear end shunt — 1 place lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


L7 B.Summers hits the back of R.Briant's BRM in the esses before the hairpin. Rik is entitled to a non-fault shift-R. Ben waits for Rik to continue and the penalty is reduced as a result.


L7 S.Cullen outbrakes herself into the hairpin & loses a wheel.

B.Summers coincidentally loses it at the same point and does a sterling job of managing to steer his car into the barrier and away from R.Briant, but unfortunately bounces back into Rik.

Racing Incident.


l8 S.Peake's pitstop is only 9 seconds instead of 10. Since he followed J.Vizoso in and was ahead of him as they left this gave Steve a clear advantage so the full (3x the shortage) penalty is applied. Note also that Steve's car was not parked in the pit stall area, although fortunately it didn't cause an obstruction. Please make sure your car is right up against the wall in future.

  • fester — Short stop — 3.000 seconds added


L16 Esses 2nd corner - S Peake clips one of the inside tyres and spins slowly making the slightest contact with Bias who catches the spin and continues virtually unaffected.

Racing incident.

January 18, 2004, 10:25:00 PM +0000 - Monaco (1929-71) - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 2 +0.260
80.504mph
1 45:55.520
76.585mph
30 ---
---
Goodyear  
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 1:27.120
80.744mph
2 +14.390
76.187mph
30 ---
---
Goodyear  
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 4 +1.060
79.773mph
3 +21.920
75.981mph
30 1:27.440
80.448mph
Firestone  
Andrew Hodgson
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 6 +1.310
79.548mph
4 +1L
74.294mph
29 ---
---
Firestone  
fester
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 5 +1.260
79.593mph
5 (+4) +0L
75.564mph
30 ---
---
Firestone  
Graham Thorley
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 12 +3.590
77.548mph
6 (+1) +1L
74.174mph
29 ---
---
Firestone  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 10 +2.700
78.317mph
7 +4.800
74.045mph
29 ---
---
Goodyear  
Sharon Cullen
 BBRacing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 3 +0.890
79.927mph
8 (+9) +0L
76.698mph
30 ---
---
Firestone  
Vic Flores
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 9 +2.590
78.413mph
9 +1L
73.980mph
29 ---
---
Firestone  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 7 +1.600
79.288mph
10 (+7) +0L
74.939mph
30 ---
---
Firestone  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 17 11 +21L
68.962mph
9 ---
---
accident
Firestone  
Colin 'FlatTopMac' MacDonald
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
BRM P115 (#11007) F1 1967 14 +7.650
74.226mph
12 +26L
58.593mph
4 ---
---
Goodyear  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +5.480
75.965mph
13 (+3) +7L
68.849mph
23 ---
---
Firestone  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 8 +2.550
78.448mph
14 (+14) +1L
74.079mph
29 ---
---
Firestone  
John Vizoso
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 11 +3.230
77.857mph
15 (+6) +9.410
73.826mph
29 ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

A gripping race to watch, with Kev & Sharon's battle for the lead a particular highlight, but leaving an awful lot of carnage in it's wake. Close racing is what it's all about, but you sometimes have to accept that your opponent has got the better of you.


L1 M.Pitchford gets it all wrong at T1 and ends up colliding with I.Bassi, and then C.MacDonald runs into the mess.

Racing incident.


L1 A.Hodgson and S.Peake run wide through Massenet and would have continued normally but P.Thornton tried to take advantage of the gap and moves to pass just as Steve moves away from the kerb back to the racing line and they collide. Unfortunately at no point during the pass was Phil's car visible from Steve's cockpit and it's certainly an unconventional passing place, so the penalty is reduced.

  • festerpenalty — side by side impact — 0 places lost (plus 4 for penalty points)


L1 Immediately after the above incident, P.Thornton gets a bit sideways out of Casino on cold tyres and S.Peake following behind has to brake. It's I.Bassi's turn to take advantage this time round the outside but he smacks the barrier and bounced straight into Steve. Rik should have been more patient and tucked in behind Steve, but considering Rik's view of the previous incident it's reasonable to assume he was just threading his way through what he thought was carnage and was caught out by Steve's immediate recovery.

  • RIKBRIANTpenalty — Over-ambitious passing attempt — 1 place lost (plus 3 for penalty points)


L1 As R.Briant recovers from the above incident and turns in to Mirabeau he locks up at slow speed and spins P.Thornton around. Over the course of just two corners Rik has forced his way past two cars. With similar two incidents so close together there can be no reduction, and the two combined add up to 3 places for a L1 incident.

  • RIKBRIANTpenalty — rear-end shunt — 2 places lost (plus 3 for penalty points)


L1 S.Cullen rear ends K.Williams at the Station hairpin. No excuses here, you were both in a line of traffic, Sharon should have left more room.

  • Sharon Cullenpenalty — rear-end shunt — 2 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


L1 P.Thornton goes wide at the Station hairpin, moves back onto the racing line but J.Vizoso tries to sneak round the inside. V.Flores is unable to avoid JV. JV should have been patient here and waited for Phil's car to complete the turn. Phil was in view and ahead throughout. Warp plays a small part in making the impact worse than it should have been, but the cars still came together.

  • John Vizosopenalty — side by side impact — 1 place lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


L2 (3:44) G.Thorley spins at the chicane, S.Peake is unable to avoid him.

S.Peake is entitled to a non-fault shift-R.

Racing Incident.


L2 (4:03) I.Bassi brakes early for the Gasworks Hairpin but J.Vizoso brakes late and clouts Ian. I.Bassi is entitled to a non-fault shift-R. JV does an immediate SnG.

  • John Vizosopenalty — Rear End Shunt — 1 place lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


L3 (4:18) A.Hodgson loses it through Massenet and his out of control car takes out K.Williams.

Racing incident.


L3 R.Briant and N.Stratton round the corner and have to swerve to avoid K.Williams stricken car. Rik bounces off the kerb and spins into the recovering Kev.

Racing Incident.


L5 (8:36) P.Thornton rear ends C.MacDonald when lapping him at the Gasworks Hairpin. Although backmarkers should allow room when it's safe to do so, the primary responsibility is to the lapping driver to make a safe pass. Col could have left more room here but he didn't have to and would not have seen Phil in his mirror.

  • Phil Thorntonpenalty — Over-Ambitious Passing attempt — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


L7 B.Summers clips the curb on the left entering Massenet and is unable to regain control quickly enough to avoid rearending M.Pitchford as he braked.

Racing incident.


L10 (15:57) I.Bassi spins at the chicane, P.Thornton (a lap up) moves over to pass him but Ian (who is facing backwards and can clearly see Phil right behind him) lifts off the brakes and tries to spin the car around. This was a fundamental error by Ian, who should have stayed on the brakes to keep his car travelling in a predictable path. There was nothing Phil could have done to avoid this. Phil then does pretty much the same thing, he could have kept steering left and hugged the wall, but turned right and effectively blocked Tabac. N.Stratton is unable to avoid clipping the back of Phil's car. This was just a racing incident, but the rejoins were the problem not the original coming together. Please make sure you keep your car out of the way as much as possible once you regain control after an incident. Phil's penalty is reduced because it appears that he braked as soon as he saw Neil approaching.

  • IanBassipenalty — Side by Side contact — 2 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)
  • Phil Thorntonpenalty — bad rejoin — 1 place lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


L10 (17:15) Ben Summers spins in the tunnel, loses a wheel and then crawls down wall for 30 seconds, presumably trying to get off the wall and to a safe place to shift-R. Unfortunately as he crests the hill R.Briant is understandably taken by surprise at Ben's position (despite having seen the yellow flag) and clips him. R.Briant is entitled to a non-fault shift-R. Ben's intentions were certainly good, but the execution left something to be desired, although short of just resetting & hoping it would be okay or retiring (which he eventually did) there's not a lot else he could have done here.

B.Summers - Advice - try to come out of the tunnel with the same number of wheels you went in with ;-)


L14 (23:02) R.Briant spins at the chicane. Several cars pass but J.Vizoso's view is blocked by the car ahead until it's too late. J.Vizoso is entitled to a non-fault shift-R.


L15 (23:43) R.Briant rear ends J.Vizoso at T1. Rik should have backed off as it was pretty clear what was going to happen. JV is entitled to a non-fault shift-R.

  • RIKBRIANTpenalty — Rear End Shunt — 2 places lost (plus 3 for penalty points)


L20 I.Bassi spins at the Station Hairpin and R.Briant and S.Cullen can't see him until it's too late Ian did the right thing by staying put until the coast was clear. M.Pitchford was unable to avoid Rik's car.

Racing incident.


L26 (41:14) G.Thorley swings wide after chicane, A.Hodgson goes for the gap but Graham closes it before Tabac and they collide. Graham, having made a mistake with a car right behind, should have stayed on his side of the track until he was sure where Andrew was. This looks like an aggressive and inconsiderate defensive move to me, or to put it another way, Blocking. The penalty is reduced to allow for the small loss of control, but Graham should still have stayed left, not moved to the right.


L29 A.Hodgson takes a wide line into the gasworks hairpin to let K.Williams pass but doesn't quite slow enough and clips Kev's rear wheel as they exit. Kev was on full lock and was unable to turn any more. Not the best place to pass, and no one had a good view of the others in their mirrors. One of those situations where the F10 view or look left/right would have helped all concerned.

Racing incident.


L30 (45:29) S.Cullen hits V.Flores when lapping him between Casino and Mirabeau. Vic did what he could to leave room, Sharon should have been more patient in passing Vic, or waited for another opportunity. Kev & Sharon were in a close battle for the lead at this point and the adrenaline was flowing but this is no excuse.

  • Sharon Cullenpenalty — Over-Ambitious Passing attempt — 2 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


L30 S.Cullen brakes too late for Gasworks (last corner of the last lap) and rear ends K.Williams who spins into bales. Sharon did slow to finish to let Kev back, but went over line before he did.

  • Sharon Cullenpenalty — Rear End Shunt — 2 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)

February 01, 2004, 10:20:00 PM +0000 - Zandvoort (1948-72) - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +0.890
109.148mph
1 39:28.980
106.884mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 1:25.030
110.290mph
2 +21.290
105.932mph
27 1:25.380
109.838mph
Goodyear  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 5 +1.510
108.366mph
3 +1:06.990
103.945mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
fester
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 8 +2.630
106.982mph
4 +1:11.380
103.758mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Phil Thornton
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 7 +2.510
107.128mph
5 +1L
102.184mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 12 +4.860
104.328mph
6 +6.530
101.905mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 9 +3.450
105.990mph
7 +12.340
101.658mph
26 ---
---
Goodyear  
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 3 +0.910
109.123mph
8 +18.300
101.406mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Sharon Cullen
 BBRacing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 6 +2.100
107.632mph
9 +20.050
101.332mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Herb Moore
 Team Pig Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 10 +3.870
105.489mph
10 +1:29.920
98.473mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +7.230
101.648mph
11 +23L
96.464mph
4 ---
---
accident
Firestone  
Paul Scholey
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 11 +4.040
105.288mph
12 +25L
83.423mph
2 ---
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Firestone  
Ian 'Bias' Pollock
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 4 +1.440
108.454mph
13 (+2) +15L
101.200mph
12 ---
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Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Neil Stratton for a consistent & clean race, and well done to Kev Williams for a Pole winning 1:25.03, a decent lap for Div1 ;-)

Overall a refreshingly incident-free race, although understandably quite a few offs considering the nature of the track.


L1. Tarzan. Side by side contact at Tarzan between M.Pitchford and Bias who was rejoining the track from the right. Bias should have seen Mark in his mirrors before Mark entered his blind spot but it was a careful and slow rejoin. Mark was forced to keep left by Bias' spin below.

Racing Incident.


L1 B.Summers runs into the spinning I.Bassi at Gerlachbocht. Ben was accelerating as he hit Ian and had plenty of visible warning that he was spinning but there was no yellow flag.

Racing Incident.


L5 D.Taylor shift-R's at Hunzerug. With P.Thornton and S.Cullen rapidly approaching Dave gets it a bit sideways in his haste to get out of the way. Unfortunately this has the opposite effect and Sharon is forced to take to the grass.

Racing Incident.


L13 A stationary M.Pitchford is rear ended by Bias during his pitstop. Full penalty to Bias as there are no mitigating factors. M.Pitchford is entitled to a non-fault shift-R. A minor tap in the pitlane would not normally get a penalty but this was a big shunt for no apparent reason. The pitlane was otherwise empty.


L13 D.Taylor clips M.Pitchford who is rejoining at Hunzerug after an excursion onto the grass probably caused by cold tyres following his shift-R in the pits. Mark only gets a very brief look at Dave following in his mirrors, easy to miss and Dave had plenty of visible warning that Mark was going to rejoin. Also Dave did not slow down at all and had bounced off the right curb, putting him further to the left than Mark would have been expecting.

Racing Incident.


L13 Contact between H.Moore who had spun across the track at Pulleveld and M.Pitchford who was following. There was no yellow flag and Herb already had the car on the black stuff but was weaving about trying to gain control. Mark slowed right down and tried to avoid the impact but Moore was too unpredictable. Herb lets Mark past though.

  • Herb Moorewarning — Bad Rejoin — also, 2 places lost for penalty points


L25 Throughout the whole lap K.Williams was held up by M.Pitchford who was a lap down.

It can be difficult to find a place to let someone pass round the back of the track but it does look like Mark was attempting to race Kev, and it was only Mark's spin under braking for Tarzan that allowed Kev to pass easily.

  • Mark Pitchfordwarning — Ignoring Blue Flags — also, 1 place lost for penalty points

February 15, 2004, 10:18:00 PM +0000 - Snetterton - UKGPL Season 8 (2003-2004) Division 3
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Glyn
 WP Motorsports
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +1.070
112.716mph
1 34:57.860
109.942mph
24 ---
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Firestone  
Herb Moore
 Team Pig Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 6 +2.110
111.357mph
2 +20.200
108.894mph
24 ---
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Firestone  
fester
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 5 +1.910
111.616mph
3 +33.440
108.217mph
24 ---
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Firestone  
Kevin 'Skel' Williams
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 1:24.190
114.148mph
4 +35.350
108.120mph
24 1:24.680
113.488mph
Goodyear  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 7 +3.930
109.057mph
5 +39.190
107.926mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Dave Taylor
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 4 +1.700
111.889mph
6 +1:02.570
106.758mph
24 ---
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Goodyear  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 9 +5.830
106.756mph
7 +1:23.400
105.739mph
24 ---
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Firestone  
Mark Pitchford
 The Cheesey Mudflaps
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 8 +5.800
106.791mph
8 +1L
105.211mph
23 ---
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Goodyear  
RIKBRIANT
  Team Backwards Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 3 +1.180
112.570mph
9 +36.080
103.434mph
23 ---
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Firestone  

Moderator's Report

A good end to a great season for Division3, with Neil Stratton wrapping up the championship with a final win here. Herb Moore & Steve Peake got their first podiums of the season too, showing that a decent add-on track can mix up the pack!


L4 R.Briant gets out of shape through the esses and K.Williams goes through. As Rik recovers he moves over to the left (towards the racing line) and with the help of some warp tags the back of Kev's car, spinning him out. While warp played a part, Rik was too close to Kev for comfort anyway, and should have stayed further to the right after his 'moment'. It is clear that Rik did what he could to avoid Kev once he had seen him though. Bearing this in mind and the warp, what would have been a 3 place penalty is reduced. S.Peake is unable to avoid K.Williams' stranded car.

  • RIKBRIANTwarning — Bad rejoin — also, 6 places lost for penalty points

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