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November 26, 2006, 10:10:00 PM +0000 - Zandvoort (1948-72) - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Bully
  Team Backwards Racing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +0.930
107.509mph
1 39:50.640
105.916mph
27 ---
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Firestone  
Brendan
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 1 1:26.300
108.667mph
2 +3.300
105.770mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 9 +2.000
106.206mph
3 +11.010
105.430mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 4 +1.290
107.067mph
4 +36.650
104.316mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
paulwbird
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 11 +2.210
105.954mph
5 +49.030
103.787mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 7 +1.830
106.411mph
6 +1:01.100
103.276mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Brock
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 8 +1.900
106.327mph
7 +1:18.600
102.544mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Richard Kings
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 15 +4.000
103.854mph
8 +1:27.620
102.171mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 12 +2.740
105.323mph
9 +1L
101.458mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 10 +2.030
106.170mph
10 (+3) +7.280
101.152mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 5 +1.670
106.605mph
11 +2L
93.280mph
25 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 6 +1.830
106.411mph
12 (+2) +1L
98.702mph
26 ---
---
Goodyear  
G Poole
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 16 +5.420
102.246mph
13 +4L
86.340mph
23 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 3 +1.260
107.104mph
14 (+3) +17L
96.534mph
10 ---
---
Goodyear  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 14 +3.480
104.455mph
15 (+11) +1L
98.826mph
26 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 13 +3.250
104.724mph
16 (+7) +2L
94.283mph
25 ---
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Firestone  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Chris Bull on a fine drive to take the season opener from Brendan Wright, who also had a good race. In Chris’ case I was particularly chuffed to see the progress made in the off season, since he must have averaged about 2Mb of emailed replays for each round last season and finished the last race wedged in the pit barrier at Zeltweg. Well done mate.

Some of the rest of the field seemed to be letting their enthusiasm get the better of them and I am hoping that much of the mayhem was attributable to the fact that it was the first day back and that Zandvoort is a very difficult circuit. Some seemed to have developed a “Red Mist Racing” approach since last season. They are spinning off the circuit so often that the speed of their rejoins has become a significant part of their overall race pace. Please race at a pace that lets you keep it on the tarmac.

There was some good driving and racing to watch but blue flags and rejoins need some attention. You may gather from the following that I am not too in favour of driving blindly across the track and I particularly don’t like it being done in reverse. Nose dives onto the circuit from high ground are a definite no-no. Please use your pit board information to determine who is behind you. If it says that the next bloke back is 10 seconds away but you have someone in your mirrors then the chances are that you are being lapped.

If you need to rejoin please bear in mind that you are not allowed to move onto the racing line until you are fully up to speed. Yellow flags will be on display and the drivers approaching the scene are expected to proceed with caution. They are more likely to do this if the cause of the problem is not going to fight for right of way before they have reached racing speed. Another point worthy of note is that you should clear the track as quickly as possible. This does not mean spin turns and full throttle. Unlike the real thing, GPL cars do not suffer from using the grass verges and you are better off there than being T-boned in the middle of the circuit. We are trying to create a fair racing environment that will add to everyone’s enjoyment of GPL.


Laps 3 to 22: The Robert Burton Saga
Robert needed another Lotus on lap 3 due to speed shifting but no SnG is taken.
Lap 9 Another engine but no SnG taken
Lap 14 Spun at Tarzanbocht and needed ShiftR to regain the track (Engine expires also). Same again later in lap but without engine expiring.
Lap 15 Another engine, attempted SnG but didn’t stop.
Lap 22 Does 16 second stop but why escapes me. The rules state that a SnG must be taken within two laps of the reset so I don’t see that I can credit these to his account.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG x 5 — 75.000 seconds added


Lap 5 Gerlachbocht: Ian Docherty
Ian carries out a ShiftR whilst he could still hear cars passing and was then lucky not to land on top of Ed Harrison. I know that GPL usually prevents such things but I don’t think that it is 100% reliable. He then forgets to engage 1st gear before attempting to move and is therefore sat in the middle of the track gently rolling backwards for a second or so. Compounding this, Ian then tries to race the approaching cars to Hugenholzbocht. As a result, on cold tyres, he encountered the straw bales on the outside of the turn. Thankfully, the red mist then subsides and he executes a perfect rejoin, approaching Hunzerug on the grass and allowing several cars past before rolling gently onto the track. Spot on. Giving Ian credit for the eventual rejoin and assuming that tearing up the road was actually his attempt to get out of the way I have reduced this from a 3 place penalty to a warning. I would say that it is always easier to move slowly to one side rather than trying to out run any trouble.


Lap 8 Tarzanbocht Bernie Darwin
Bernie spins at Tarzanbocht and is left on the grass on the outside of the corner. He rejoins whilst still on the outside of the corner instead of trundling down the grass a little further to a point where his mirrors can show him who is approaching. In mitigation he is off the racing line and joins gradually enough for everyone to miss him although how much of this is down to the others drivers taking avoiding action is difficult to say. Since no serious harm seemed to be done I have reduced this to a warning on the basis he must have done enough although the method was flawed.

  • berniewarning — Bad rejoin


Lap 8 Huzaren Vlak: Dave Lawrence Mike Ratcliffe and Ed Harrison
Dave blows an engine on lap eight and needs a Shift R. Unfortunately this isn’t done too well and he fails to make any attempt to get out of the way of the other cars coming past. Mike and Ed were side bye side at the time. The rejoin isn’t over until you are up to racing speed and until then you should make sure that you keep out of everyone’s way, putting a couple of wheels on the grass if necessary. Since everyone missed and Dave didn’t make matters any worse by straying left, I have reduced this from 3 places to a warning.

  • david lawrencewarning — Bad rejoin — also, 2 places lost for penalty points


Following this incident Dave then attempts to do a SnG but out brakes himself in the pits and runs into the straw bales at the far end. Presumably thinking that his car may now be damaged again, Dave then takes another ShiftR but appears to have decided that Stop-n-Goes are not for him as he doesn’t attempt another one to cover the ShiftR that was taken in the pits.



  • david lawrencewarning — ShiftR without SnG — also, 2 places lost for penalty points


Lap 8 Pullevelt: Ed Harrison
Ed spun and took a ShiftR but did not do a SnG

  • Ed Harrison — ShiftR without SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 10 Tarzanbocht: Mike Ratcliffe and Mike Turner
I think that this lap was the last straw for Mike as he retires at the end of it. He spins to the inside of Tarzan and is in a bit too much of a hurry to rejoin. It was only good driving by MT, reacting to the yellow flags and then adjusting to MT’s change of line, that prevented contact. MR was obliged to reverse across the track to extricate himself but does not take his car off the tarmac. When MR then moves forward he can clearly see MT on his way into the corner. I would have no problem with this if MT then kept well right and let MT through. Instead he moves left and lays claim to the racing line. MT is forced to adjust, mid corner, to his presence and having slowed him down, MR then races him to the next corner. I have reduced the penalty from 3 places to 2 on the basis that no contact was made but could everybody please read the general comments at the top of the page and differentiate between racing and rejoining.

  • Ratterspenalty — Bad rejoin — 2 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


Lap 11 Scheivlak: Ian Docherty and Brendan Wright
Brendan is leading the race and is about to lap Ian Docherty. Brendan has followed Ian close enough for blue flags to be shown for best part of the lap. At Scheivlak, Ian appears to be letting Brendan past but then cuts back across in front of him.

  • batestfastardpenalty — Ignoring blue flags — 2 places lost


Lap 13 Tarzanbocht: Graham Poole
Graham spins at Tarzan and needs a ShiftR. He attempts a SnG but gets confused by the disappearance of his pit board and believes this has signalled that he has stopped. In actual fact he had just driven through it.

  • G Poole — Incorrect SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 14 Tunnel Oost: Dave Lawrence and Chris Bull
Dave ignores the blue flags for half a lap and then crashes in front of the leader, Chris Bull, as he tries to lap him. There is a large skill and experience gap between the front and back of any Clubmans race. Chris was being sensibly wary of getting too close to a car that was unpredictable and Dave, being lapped, would have been much better off to back off and let him past before he could see the whites of his eyes.

  • david lawrencepenalty — Ignoring blue flags — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


Following this incident he drives off the top of a high bank and lands in the middle of the circuit; just missing Brendan Wright, the second place car. This is reduced to 2 places from 3 on the basis that you missed.

  • david lawrencepenalty — Bad rejoin — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


Lap 15 Tunnel Oost: Ian Stanley, Ed Harrison and Brendan Wright
Ian and Ed have a synchronised spin as they emerge from Handenvlak, which is no-ones fault in particular. This results in Ed being up-side-down on the track and Ian on his wheels but over by the fence, half way to Tunnel Oost. Ian motors back across the grass and heads for the track. His angle of attack to the track gave him no chance of seeing where Ed had got to as he ran on to the track. Ian moved carefully onto the track and was unaware that he was causing Ed a degree of alarm although having seen that two cars were approaching he should have kept out of it. When Ed realises that Ian is not going to stop he could have braked, he could have accelerated, but instead he twitched left; straight into the path of Brendan Wright. Brendan had slowed for the yellow flags and was happily motoring past the scene when he suddenly found Ed’s Lotus smack in his path. Brendan gave Ed a healthy clout and put him back on his roof. Ed therefore needed his second ShiftR in thirty seconds. Brendan and Ian were able to continue. It is difficult to complete an entirely safe ShiftR and Ed managed not to be hit by anyone although full marks must go to Ben Summers for missing him as he crossed from one side of the track to the other. I interpreted this as an attempt to get off the racing line as soon as possible. I have reduced Ed’s penalty from 3 places to 1 on the basis that he was not the original cause of the incident and probably acted instinctively.

  • Ed Harrisonpenalty — Bad rejoin — 1 place lost
  • Ian Stanleypenalty — Bad rejoin — 3 places lost


Following these incidents Ed does not do a SnG for either ShiftR.

  • Ed Harrison — ShiftR without SnG x 2 — 30.000 seconds added


Lap 19 Tarzanbocht: Bernie Darwin and Ed Harrison
Ed raced Bernie into Tarzanbocht, instead of letting him pass, and then spun and hit Bernie as the latter tried to go round the back of him. Ed needed a ShiftR and then ignored the blue flags that were waved at him; finally spinning in front of Paul Brock at Scheivlak.

  • Ed Harrisonpenalty — Ignoring blue flags x 2 — 4 places lost


Following these incidents Ed Harrison then reversed onto the track in front of Graham Poole. In mitigation he had seen Graham have his own private accident and initially may had had time to carry out the manoeuvre. Also he did try going forward but with far too many revs on and I am not entirely sure that he intended to engage reverse anyway. Since no harm was done I will leave this as a caution.


Lap 20/21: Ed Harrison and Dave Lawrence
Ed ignored blue flags for Dave Lawrence trying to lap him.

  • Ed Harrisonpenalty — Ignoring blue flags — 2 places lost


Lap 23 Pulleveld : Paul Bird and Dave Lawrence
Bad rejoin by Dave who makes no attempt to keep off the track even though he is aware that Paul is approaching. In mitigation there is a loss of control by Dave but he could have done more to stop his car from returning to the track. He also gives Paul right of passage once the dust has settled. Penalty is reduced from 3 places to 1 on the basis of loss of control and his allowing Paul to proceed without further hindrance.

  • david lawrencepenalty — Bad rejoin — 1 place lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


Lap 23 Panoramabocht: Paul Brock and Robert Burton
Paul does a spin-turn onto the circuit and then immediately cuts across the racing line. Burt did well to miss him. Since no harm was done and this was Pauls first UKGPL race and in recognition of the fact that he gave way once he saw the other car, I have reduced this from a 3 place penalty to a warning. This is an introductory offer only. ;-)


Lap 25 Tarzanbocht: Robert Burton and Alan Walker
Burt reverses onto track with Alan Walker approaching. Reduced from 3 places to a caution because he does wait until it is quiet and afterwards lets Alan have right of passage when he sees him but he should not have reversed onto the track without first demonstrating that forwards was not an option. This was an obvious attempt to do it right and I have reduced the tariff accordingly. He chases after Alan at this point who is taking it easy on his final lap but thankfully elects to throw himself off the track in preference to hitting Alan when the latter slows unexpectedly.

Robert Burton Bad rejoin Caution

December 10, 2006, 10:03:00 PM +0000 - Spa (GPL) - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Bully
  Team Backwards Racing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +3.450
156.976mph
1 30:57.480
152.818mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
Brendan
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 3:17.470
159.718mph
2 +3.840
152.503mph
9 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 12 +9.980
152.035mph
3 +33.610
150.102mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 4 +4.590
156.090mph
4 +33.760
150.090mph
9 ---
---
Goodyear  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 6 +5.580
155.329mph
5 +38.810
149.690mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Brock
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 5 +5.260
155.574mph
6 +49.750
148.832mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 7 +5.730
155.215mph
7 +51.790
148.673mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
Dean Holloway
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 8 +7.090
154.183mph
8 +53.480
148.541mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 3 +4.020
156.532mph
9 +1:12.010
147.115mph
9 ---
---
Goodyear  
Richard Kings
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 15 +12.440
150.253mph
10 +1:22.930
146.287mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
paulwbird
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 10 +7.730
153.702mph
11 +1:33.270
145.511mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 14 +10.990
151.298mph
12 +2:40.070
140.694mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
G Poole
 
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 16 +13.060
149.810mph
13 +3:33.690
137.051mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 9 +7.510
153.867mph
14 +1L
152.551mph
8 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 13 +10.260
151.830mph
15 +2L
135.689mph
7 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 11 +8.320
153.261mph
16 +9L
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0 ---
---
Firestone  

Moderator's Report

As far as Spa races go this was quite a good one, so well done to one and all. The start was clean, the race was not heavily punctuated with piles of broken cars and the race at the front was a good battle between Brendan, Chris and Ben. Ben crossed the line to start his last lap in first place, pedalling like fury in his Cooper but the poor beast cried enough before he cleared the pits and Ben appeared to make a long swearing-and-cursing stop, perfectly positioned within the last pit stall and then retired.

The battle between Brendan and Chris went down to the wire and whilst Brendan crossed the line in first place he was carrying a 5 second penalty from a pit stop infringement and so congrats go to Chris for his second win on the trot. Of course, all this would probably have been academic if Burt had not taken it into his head to carry out an unnecessary 14 second pit stop on lap six.

It seems to have been a complete mystery to most as to the whereabouts of the pit stalls. It isn’t difficult to determine as it’s the area of the track where the game dumps your car when you press the green button in practice. Some seemed to think it was nearer the spot where the game dumps your car for the start of the race. ;-) I have applied a 5 second penalty for stops made outside the designated area. This is in line with the penalty applied to Alan Walker in last season’s race. http://www.ukgpl.com/ukgpl/seasons/12/index.php

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all Clubman Cup divers.


Lap 1 Les Combes: Paul Brock and Mike Ratcliffe
Paul loses control on the entry to Les Combes, skates up the grassy bank and is fired across the road into Mike Ratcliffe. If there was a root cause of this incident it was probably just down to Paul losing control. He tries to be on a different line to Mike and just gets it wrong. I view this as a racing incident since it did not appear to me that Paul went wide to avoid Mike, simply that he lost control and was just a passenger from that point onwards. It happens. ;-) It was also noted that Paul was suitably disappointed with his faux pas and as a result carried out a 12 second stop at the end of the lap.

Racing incident


Following this incident, Mike is fired over the Armco and into the woods but Paul’s luck is running for him and he is left on the outside of the left hand curve from where he can rejoin the fray. He is still on the tarmac and he stays to the right to keep out of the way of the traffic. Unfortunately he puts a wheel onto the curb and on cold tyres gets into a bit of a wobble that gives Mike Turner a fright as he starts to pull past. The rejoin is reasonable and the only problem is down to loss of control, which was down to cold tyres rather than over ambition, so I will just call for caution on rejoins.

Paul Brock Rejoin Caution


Lap 1 Masta: Ed Harrison and Ian Docherty
Ed clips the barrier in the middle of the kink and as a result loses control as he exits. He has no control of his car which then launches itself across the track and clobbers Ian Docherty. Both cars need a ShiftR. I would have allowed Ian a no-fault ShiftR for this incident but he performed a perfect SnG anyway. I was beginning to think it was more difficult than it looked. On the basis that Ed had no control over the direction that his car took once it found the grass, I am calling this a racing incident but would reiterate my comments from Zandvoort with regards to racing at a speed that lets you stay on the grey bit. Ed retires after another prang at Stavelot.

Racing incident


Lap 2 Pits: Mike Ratcliffe
Mike needs a ShiftR at Stavelot but his subsequent SnG is not quite within tolerance as far as the distance from the pit wall is concerned.

  • Ratters — Incorrect pit stop — 5.000 seconds added


Lap 3 Pits: Paul Bird
Evidence here of another Honda driver who has had bags of practice at resets after engine failure. ;-) Paul does a copybook rejoin but unfortunately his pit stop is wide of the mark. In fact he is so far left that he stops on my usual racing line but he did stop.

  • paulwbird — Incorrect pit stop — 5.000 seconds added


Lap 4 Pits: Dean Holloway
Having had lots of practice with the Honda, Dean did a copybook reset on lap 3 but at the start of lap 4 was not adequately within the pit stall area for his SnG.


Lap 4 Masta : Mike Turner and Chris Bull
Mike goes off the circuit just after Masta and needs to rejoin. Unfortunately his right foot is a little on the heavy side and as a result he squirms across the track and very nearly collects Chris. The car is not going where he wants it to but that is down to his use of too much throttle as he rejoins. The intent was good but the execution a bit lacking and thus it is just a warning.

  • Michael Turnerwarning — Bad rejoin — also, 4 places lost for penalty points


Lap 6 : Brendan Wright
21 second pit stop for taking faster car not carried out in pit stalls.



  • Brendan — Incorrect pit stop — 5.000 seconds added


Lap 7 Masta : Robert Burton
Burt needs a new engine just after Masta and jumps on the brakes, screeching to a halt in the middle of the straight instead of pulling to the side of the track away from the racing line. In his defence his mirrors had showed that all was clear behind him. However, I would like to sound a note of caution for this sort of thing. Circuits such as Spa and Rouen where high speeds are attained can give the impression that the track behind is clear when in actual fact it isn’t. When you brake hard you can suddenly find that you have more company than you can cope with. If you think about it from the view of someone following, he will see something in the track and must make an instant decision as to which side he is going, long before he realises that the thing is stationary. If he guesses wrongly and the thing then resets smack bang in his path you are in big trouble.


Lap 8 Pits: Graham Poole
Graham needed a reset at Stavelot on lap 6 and did the SnG at the start of lap 8. Unfortunately he does not do his stop within the pit stalls.

  • G Poole — Incorrect pit stop — 5.000 seconds added


Lap 9 Pits: Robert Burton
Burt does his SnG for the reset on lap 7 at the start of the last lap but unfortunately does not carry it out in the pit stalls.

  • Burtoner — Incorrect pit stop — 5.000 seconds added


Lap 9 Pits: Dave Lawrence
Dave needed a reset on the last lap and thus could not take his SnG before the finish line. On some circuits it is possible to carry out a SnG before the line and may offer a better option than the standard 15 second penalty but at Spa the pit stalls do not extend in front of the start line.


Lap 9 Pits: Graham Poole
Graham needed a reset on the last lap and thus could not take his SnG before the finish line. On some circuits it is possible to carry out a SnG before the line and may offer a better option than the standard 15 second penalty but at Spa the pit stalls do not extend in front of the start line.

  • G Poole — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added

January 07, 2007, 10:14:00 PM +0000 - Rouen (1955-70) - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Brendan
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 1 1:57.870
124.154mph
1 36:29.710
120.295mph
18 ---
---
Firestone  
paulwbird
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 7 +2.540
121.535mph
2 +24.460
118.966mph
18 ---
---
Firestone  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 4 +2.240
121.838mph
3 +37.880
118.250mph
18 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Brock
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 8 +2.720
121.353mph
4 +56.570
117.266mph
18 ---
---
Firestone  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 2 +1.820
122.266mph
5 +58.840
117.147mph
18 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 14 +3.930
120.148mph
6 +1:21.880
115.959mph
18 ---
---
Firestone  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 10 +2.820
121.253mph
7 +1:31.580
115.466mph
18 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 12 +3.480
120.593mph
8 +1L
112.871mph
17 ---
---
Firestone  
Dean Holloway
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 6 +2.340
121.737mph
9 (+1) +0L
113.004mph
18 ---
---
Firestone  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 13 +3.520
120.554mph
10 +1L
111.056mph
17 ---
---
Firestone  
Bully
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 5 +2.320
121.757mph
11 (+4) -7.850
111.447mph
17 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 11 +3.270
120.802mph
12 +22.070
109.973mph
17 ---
---
Goodyear  
G Poole
 
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 16 +6.940
117.250mph
13 +49.400
108.660mph
17 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 15 +4.140
119.941mph
14 +1:58.300
105.485mph
17 ---
---
Goodyear  
Jody Kitching
 
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 3 +2.080
122.001mph
15 +4L
117.829mph
14 ---
---
Firestone  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 9 +2.810
121.263mph
16 +18L
---
0 ---
---
Firestone  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Brendan Wright on a flag to flag victory, demonstrating that he is not only quick but can put a long consistent race together as well. Paul Bird chased him home with another good result for the Wazas and Alan Walker claimed the last podium spot, making it two Coopers in the top three.

There was a lot for me to look at but most of it turned out to be the usual offs that people have at Rouen, it being quite a difficult circuit to get the hang of.

Burt and Dave Lawrence kept the engine builders busy but there were some excellent and patient rejoins.


Lap 1 Turn 2: Ian Docherty and Ian Stanley
As the pack rounds T2 after the start, Ian Docherty half spins his Eagle in the middle of the track. Ian Stanley was not following too closely but cannot avoid contact.

Racing Incident


Lap 1 Blown Engine: Dave Lawrence
Dave is almost as bad as Burt when it comes to speed shifting and his first engine expires on lap 1. Dave does a SnG but does not get close enough to the pit wall.


Lap 4 Six Frères: Ian Docherty and Dave Lawrence.
As Ian is rejoining after an “off” he is unable to see Dave Lawrence closing in on him due to the fact that he has his mirrors set up to show too much detail. (Smoke, fire, dust, small fury animals etc….) Personally I have just cars in my mirrors and nothing else. This means that you can see through annoying pit walls, trees and earth banks and the like. On this occasion no harm was done.


Lap 4 Paradis: Mike Turner
Mike makes a rejoin after the last corner on lap 4. There is no incident but the angle at which he joins, about 45 degrees, give no chance of his knowing who was about.


Lap 5 T1: Ian Stanley
Ian loses control on the exit from T1 and heads off into the undergrowth on the right side of the track. He goes for miles in reverse and ends up reversing onto the track and then doing a spin turn at a point where he couldn’t see what was coming. Reversing blindly onto the track isn’t a recommended move and spin turns don’t go down too well with people that discover you just around a blind corner. On this occasion no harm was done and I am not convinced that Ian knew where he or the track were when he reversed onto it.


Lap 5 Nouveau Monde: Chris Bull and Alan Walker
Chris out brakes himself into the hairpin whilst following Alan Walker and as a result he gives Alan a thump. Alan was slightly slower than his normal effort at this point and he was aware of Chris’ attack up the inside. Alan would have been well advised to give a little space for Chris on the inside, just as a matter of self preservation. This may have avoided any contact but with Chris warping all over the place it is difficult to tell. I don’t believe that this was an overtaking move but if you are unsure of how well you can or in this case can’t stop then you would be well advised to keep further back from the car in front. I have reduced the penalty from two places to one on the basis that he almost slowed enough and I suspect that the Chris’ warpy connection may have promoted a nudge to an aerial display. Accepting Chris’ warpy nature as grounds for reducing Chris’ penalty I think that I should do likewise for Alan. Because he was aware of Chris’s attack but did nothing to avoid it, I would not normally allow a no-fault ShiftR. Without the warp I suspect that Alan would not have needed a ShiftR so on this occasion I will let it go. Had Alan taken a wider line but still been hit I would also have allowed a no-fault ShiftR, warp or no warp.

I give full marks to Paul Bird for slowing enough to see where Alan was going to land before continuing past the scene.

  • Bullypenalty — Side contact — 1 place lost (plus 3 for penalty points)


Lap 5 Scierie: Robert Burton and Paul Brock
Burt is a good distance back from Paul but just makes a mess of braking and loses the back end. Burt is just a passenger but unfortunately skittles Paul off the track at the corner. There is no actual intent to do anything daft; it’s just one of those things that happen.

Racing Incident


Lap 6 T1: Jody Kitching and Dean Holloway
Jody pulls past Dean along the start/finish straight but Dean, quite rightly, doesn’t make it easy for him and holds his ground on the left hand side all the way to the braking area. This means that Jody is on a very tight line going in to T1. Dean is aware of this, as Jody has pulled well forward by the turn-in point, and had he braked a shade earlier to enable him to turn in behind Jody and come out on a tighter line it would have been a good move. Dean appears not to allow for the fact that he has made it inevitable for Jody to be slow out of the corner and falls into line behind him but with better exit speed. Jody then mounts the curb and slows still further but Dean is already having his own accident by then and gives him a nudge that has them both up the banking. When making life difficult for the driver in front it is necessary to think the process through and anticipate what you may have achieved. If you restrict his choice of line it is no defence to say that the other guy slowed unexpectedly mid-corner. To be fair to Dean he made no such claim, he just reported that he had hit him. There is an element of “Racing Incident” here, and since Jody instigated the original move but could not complete it before the corner he must have accepted an element of risk by opting to go in fast and tight. I still regard this as a “rear ending” since Dean was able to see clearly what Jody was up to by the time that they reached the braking zone but still decided to follow him closely. Jody was clearly ahead at turn-in and therefore was not obliged to leave room for Dean on the outside of the corner. I have reduced the penalty to one place from the full 2 places on the basis of Dean’s loss of control.


Lap 7 Nouveau Monde: Chris Bull and Dean Holloway
Chis found himself stuck in the polos at the hairpin and unable to do a reset due to the track not being clear. One of these passing cars was Dean Holloway who came close to Chris but on the server replay missed him by a good foot. However, as most of you will have noticed, Chris’ connection was not so good for this race and his gpl crash engine seems to have decided tip him upside-down just for the hell of it.

Warp incident.


Lap 8 Blown Engine: Dave Lawrence
Dave has his second engine give up on lap 8. On this occasion he decides not to do a SnG.


Lap 11 Pit Area: Robert Burton
Burt blows his first engine as he crosses the line and in his hurry to stop fails to do so in a manner that gives him some sort of view back down the straight. As a result he has to do a blind reset that could have been avoided. However, his SnG on the next lap was spot-on and has restored my faith in human nature. I was beginning to think that it wasn’t possible.

Robert Burton Bad ShiftR Caution


Lap 11 T2: Bernie Darwin and Graham Poole
Graham comes out of the pits some distance in front of Bernie. He slows and stays right between T1 and T2 to let Bernie pass. Bernie is cautious to begin with but then realises that he is being let through and takes the inside line into T2. Unfortunately he misses his brake and turn in points and sails on past into the meadow. Bernie needs a reset and does a SnG to compensate. It’s close but the SnG is not taken within the required half a car width of the wall but since Bernie does a good two seconds at a standstill, only a caution is applied.

  • berniecaution — Incorrect SnG


Lap 12 Engine Blown: Bernie Darwin
Bernie blows an engine but does not carry out a SnG at the end of the lap or the following one.

  • bernie — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 12 Sanson: Chris Bull and Brendan Wright
Chris is being lapped and fails to let the leader past for some distance and finally spins in front of him at Sanson. This is probably down to Chris’ bad connection again. Seeing Chris warping all over the track and having a comfortable lead it looks as though Brendan is wary of getting too close. As a result, I don’t think that he was ever close enough for a blue flag until Nouveau Monde and it was at Sanson that he spun and resolved everything. With the sort of race that Chris was having his pit signals were not telling him anything useful and thus I will just call this one a caution.

  • Bullycaution — Ignoring blue flags


Lap 14 Blown Engine: Robert Burton
Burt detonates his second engine but omits to do a SnG.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 14 Nouveau Monde: Chris Bull and Paul Bird
Lap 14 found Chris in the polos again but this time he is able to reverse out. Chris states that he was reversing to get out of the way but from where he was, reverse was always going to reduce the amount of track on offer to Paul. Paul actually managed to miss Chris but Chris’ warpy connection registered a hit. Reversing onto the track with cars approaching is unlikely to be a good move. If you are planning to try to drive forwards before trouble arrives you will probably never find the gear you are looking for and will only succeed in confusing the approaching traffic to such an extent that they will not know which side to pass and will probably hit you whilst making up their minds. There is no penalty for being stuck in the way but there is a penalty for reversing across the track and taking up more room than you were before.

  • Bullywarning — Bad rejoin — also, 3 places lost for penalty points


Lap 15 Six Frères: Graham Poole and Chris Bull
As Graham exits from Six Frères he has Chris Bull closing on him rapidly. Graham’s intention is to let Chris through but Chris’ connection is so bad that Graham doesn’t know which side Chris is coming past on as Chris is warping from one mirror to the other. On Chris’ replay Graham appears to brake heavily and cause the final contact but this appears to be some more warp effect. The whole incident is really down to Chris’ poor connection for this race.

Warp incident.

As a result of the above incident Graham needs a reset, which I will allow on a no-fault basis but he then becomes entangled with Bernie Darwin. Bernie was not visible to Graham as he reset so there is no problem there.

No fault incident


Lap 17 Blown Engine: Dave Lawrence
Dave has his third engine give up on lap 17, his last lap. On this occasion he decides that he will do a Sng but does it after the finish line. Only Schumacher gets away with that sort of thing.


Lap 17 Sanson: Graham Poole Mike Turner
Mike is trying to lap Graham on the last lap and as they approach Nouveau Monde Graham is shown a blue flag. He duly stays left but Mike cannot turn inside him and they touch. Graham then accelerates out of the corner, not exactly sure of who is trying to do what to him and I can’t be sure of what the flags signals might indicate as just at this point the leader finishes his race and all the marshals start waving everything that they have. Flag wise anyway. When they reach Sanson, Graham makes another attempt to let Mike past and this time he takes to the grass on the exit to give enough room. Unfortunately he spins and almost collects Mike but no harm is done.

No fault incident


Lap 17 Blown Engine: Robert Burton
Burt detonates his fifth engine but omits to do a SnG. I must just say though that his rejoins were top drawer.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 18 Paradis: Dean Holloway
Dean was having an unfortunate time at Rouen and I seem to think that he had hit every conceivable piece of scenery that the track builders had seen fit to put in his reach. This Honda was, however, SPECIAL, and much to my amazement he still had the same four wheels that he started with as he approached the last corner of his last lap. He must therefore have been distraught to have put it on its roll hoop in the last corner. A quick reset soon had a replacement from Ms Fujicarparts but this was only used to launch Dean through the pits and into the trees for some form of punishment ritual that we can only guess at.

January 21, 2007, 10:08:00 PM +0000 - Silverstone (GP 1952-73) - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Brendan
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 1 1:28.560
118.984mph
1 36:19.580
116.028mph
24 ---
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Firestone  
Paul Brock
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 3 +1.100
117.524mph
2 +16.300
115.167mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
paulwbird
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 9 +1.830
116.575mph
3 +33.100
114.293mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 5 +1.150
117.458mph
4 +33.490
114.272mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Dean Holloway
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 7 +1.780
116.639mph
5 +37.420
114.070mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 11 +2.310
115.959mph
6 +38.790
113.999mph
24 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 10 +2.170
116.138mph
7 +53.040
113.272mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 4 +1.130
117.485mph
8 +1:01.040
112.867mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 2 +0.630
118.143mph
9 +1:03.970
112.720mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 8 +1.780
116.639mph
10 +2:06.150
109.680mph
24 ---
---
Goodyear  
Bully
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +2.740
115.413mph
11 +1L
109.473mph
23 ---
---
Firestone  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 14 +2.760
115.388mph
12 +5.670
109.193mph
23 ---
---
Goodyear  
G Poole
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 17 +4.590
113.121mph
13 +20.370
108.475mph
23 ---
---
Goodyear  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 6 +1.570
116.911mph
14 +40.050
107.528mph
23 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 12 +2.320
115.946mph
15 +9L
109.034mph
15 ---
---
Firestone  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 15 +3.150
114.897mph
16 +19L
105.178mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
Richard Kings
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 16 +4.300
113.474mph
17 (+1) +16.090
101.905mph
5 ---
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Firestone  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Brendan Wright, who is really getting into his stride now; a flag-to-flag victory and his second in a row. He was chased home by Paul Brock and when Alan Walker ran out of fuel on the last lap Paul Bird was able to claim the last podium slot. Not a bad race from my point of view in that it didn’t constitute the three weeks of paperwork that the Rouen race inflicted.

There were some interesting episodes and certainly the “Highest of the Afternoon” trophy must go to Mike Ratcliffe for his effort on Farm Straight on lap 1. The “Pirouette Prize” goes to Dave Lawrence.

I am getting a bit miffed with people who are doing a ShiftR but not carrying out the required SnG. This means that they are racing out of position and may be inflicting grief on people who have actually left them floundering in their wake. The mods are looking at this but in the mean time please keep it fair. If there is an element of doubt then you may elect not to do the SnG on the basis that you are claiming a no-fault ShiftR but when you have chewed through a pile of engines or visited the scenery all on your own this is a different matter.


Lap1 Start: Alan Walker
Ooooo! Who’s a lucky boy then Alan? Alan was a bit hasty off the grid and his Cooper crabbed across the full width of the track. Ian Stanley gets a silver star for lifting enough to give him room. Will everyone please take it easy off the start and do try not to lay claim to anyone else’s bit of track. At the front of the grid, Brendan did exactly the same move but having made such a good get away he was not in danger of hitting anyone. In the middle of the grid that isn’t always possible.


Lap 1 Copse: Robert Burton, Ian Docherty, Chris Bull, et al…..
Burt spins at Copse and does his level best to keep out of the way but ends up with his nose against the concrete on the inside of the corner. Ian Docherty is following and manages to slow enough to avoid serious damage but is then visited by Chris Bull who has not managed to shed quite so much speed. I have looked at everybody’s contribution to this incident and cannot find anyone who was acting recklessly. On this basis I will allow no-fault ShiftRs for anyone who needed one.

Racing incident


Lap 1 Becketts: Robert Burton
Burt uses a ShiftR to affect a safe exit from the grass bank at Becketts but does not carry out a SnG to compensate.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 5 Club to Abbey:Dave Lawrence and Richard Kings
As Richard exits Club he is intent on passing Dave and Dave looks equally intent on his being able to do so. Unfortunately Richard, by his own admission, gets a bit carried away and gives it too much welly. As a result he veers into Dave. I have reduced the penalty from two places to one on the basis of Richards’s loss of control.


Lap 6 Stowe: Robert Burton and Ed Harrison
Burt passes Ed on the run down to Stowe but in my view doesn’t give Ed anywhere near enough “racing room”. He shaves past on the right of Ed, barely allowing Ed enough tarmac to keep all his wheels off the grass. This is not a sensible move. As a result, when they arrive at the braking area and Burt jumps on the brakes, Ed is a little too pre-occupied to notice where he is and he hits Burt. In my view, both drivers have contributed to this incident. Burt has passed without allowing Ed enough room and well within range of risking a warp contact. Ed could have backed off earlier and followed Burt at a safe distance. I will thus call this a racing incident but call for a sensible approach in future.

Racing incident


After this incident Burt needs a ShiftR but does not do a SnG. I will not allow a no-fault ShiftR here because I feel that Burt has contributed to the problem. Also, Ed seems to get lost on the way to the pits. Either his engine has given up the ghost or he is out of fuel. Either way, he gets himself in a right state on the inside of Woodcote and retires.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 8 Woodcote: Robert Burton and Dave Lawrence
Burt makes a mess of Woodcote and does a poor rejoin from the inside of the curve; driving blindly across the racing line and obliging Dave Lawrence to take avoiding action.


Lap 13 Hanger Straight: Robert Burton
Burt blows an engine as he goes down Hanger Straight but does not do a SnG to compensate.

  • Burtoner — Missing Sn — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 17 Woodcote: Graham Poole and Paul Bird
Paul is catching Graham to lap him on the approach to Woodcote. Graham is slow at this point and Paul is obliged to take some sudden avoiding action, diving for the inside at the last minute once he realises what is happening. On the server replay there is a healthy gap but Graham does register a hit. Paul makes very rapid gains once Graham is into his braking area and as a result Paul is growing rapidly in Graham’s right hand mirror. Graham would have been well advised to allow a little more room by delaying his turn-in just a fraction. At the same time I would call for a bit of caution on the part of all overtaking drivers in Clubman’s. There is a wide spread of ability in the Clubman’s field and it is in everyone’s interest to avoid contact. There is no point in “being in the right” if you are upside-down in the second row of the grandstands. I can apply penalties to the guilty party but I cannot reinstate anyone to their original position.

Warp incident


Lap 23 Woodcote: Chris Bull, Paul Bird and Ian Stanley
Chris runs onto the track, from the inside just after Club, at such an angle that he cannot see who is approaching. Paul Bird and Ian Stanley manage to miss him but it could all have been avoided if Chris had spun his car round to face the right way before he sauntered back onto the track. People always seem ready to do spin turns when they are sat in the middle of the track and constitute a severe hazard to navigation but seem reluctant to do it when it is actually a safe option. In fairness to Chris, he does give right of passage to the passing cars once they have declared their preference for the left.

  • Bullywarning — Bad rejoin — also, 3 places lost for penalty points


Lap24 Fuel: Alan Walker
Alan needs to do a ShiftR on the last lap due to running out of fuel. He is unable to carry out a SnG and so 15 seconds must be added to his race time.


Lap24 Resets: Ian Docherty
Ian needs to take a ShiftR at both Copse and Club on the last lap. He does attempt to do a SnG but this is effectively a “Schumacher”, being taken after the end of the race. But I thank him for the thought. ;-)


Ben Summers reinstated
At the start of the race, Ben has a “falling-out” with the server and only just makes it into the race. He actually warps onto the grid on Dave Lawrence’s nose just as they set off but all was well as far as that was concerned. The server has then steadfastly ignored Ben, as far as the race results and lap times are concerned, but has allowed him to stay in the race. I have watched Ben’s race and can confirm that he completed the full distance and finished seven seconds behind Alan Walker, thus making him 8th, on the road, with a race time of 37m12.618s. Ben was not involved in any incidents with other drivers.

February 04, 2007, 10:13:00 PM +0000 - Mosport - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 4 +1.640
106.068mph
1 38:28.750
103.526mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Brock
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 3 +1.260
106.553mph
2 +0.790
103.490mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Dean Holloway
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 8 +2.370
105.148mph
3 +25.450
102.397mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
paulwbird
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 9 +2.430
105.073mph
4 +29.940
102.200mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 11 +2.820
104.589mph
5 +44.820
101.554mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 10 +2.620
104.837mph
6 +46.570
101.479mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 6 +2.020
105.587mph
7 +1:14.370
100.295mph
27 ---
---
Firestone  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 14 +3.020
104.342mph
8 +1L
98.791mph
26 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 13 +2.880
104.515mph
9 (+3) -7.510
99.111mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 16 +6.050
100.744mph
10 (+4) +0L
100.124mph
27 ---
---
Goodyear  
Richard Kings
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 15 +4.600
102.435mph
11 +1L
97.151mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 7 +2.230
105.323mph
12 +31.050
95.895mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
G Poole
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 18 +11.490
94.871mph
13 +2L
92.785mph
25 ---
---
Goodyear  
EvilClive
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +0.910
107.004mph
14 (+2) +1L
97.096mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 12 +2.870
104.527mph
15 (+5) -13.730
97.661mph
26 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 5 +1.840
105.814mph
16 +23L
87.276mph
4 ---
---
Firestone  
Brendan
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 1 1:21.820
108.194mph
17 (+1) +22L
100.900mph
5 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ronan Morgan
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 17 +10.760
95.619mph
18 (+9) +6L
84.006mph
21 ---
---
Firestone  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Ben Summers on his first ever UKGPL win after twelve seasons of trying. In the end, it was a close run thing with Paul Brock and Dean Holloway rounded out the top three with Mrs Fujicarparts offering.

It was a confused race, with some added complications being provided by a couple of newcomers trying to find their feet at this tricky circuit. Hopefully the next round at Monza will not present the same problems to anyone but it is still going to be important for back markers to be alert to the need to get out of the way of fast cars coming up from behind to lap them.


Lap 1 Turn 2:Ed Harrison and Mike Ratcliffe
Not a lot to say here. Mike is quietly following the pack when he gets walloped from the rear by Ed. It isn’t a good idea to follow directly in someone’s wheel tracks unless you are a good way back. This is difficult at the start of the race so try to run a slightly wider or tighter line than the bloke in front. That way, when he surprises you all you do is pass him. The usual penalty of 2 places is increased by 1 due to it being a lap one incident. Mike is allowed a no-fault ShiftR.

  • Ed Harrisonpenalty — Rear ending — 3 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


Lap 3 Turn 8: Robert Burton and Richard Kings
Burt tries to go around the outside of Richard at Turn 8, which is brave if nothing else. Unfortunately Burt does not leave himself enough room and when Richard’s Cooper wags its tail, Burt finds himself heading for the fence. I see this as a racing incident. However, Burt needs a ShiftR to extricate himself from the fence but does not do a SnG.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 5 Turn 8: Alan Walker
Alan spins at turn 8 and rejoins from the outside of the corner and at such an angle that he cannot see who may be approaching.


L6 Moss: Brendan Wright, Paul Bird and Clive Gardner
Brendan is following the two Wazas, who are keeping in tight formation. At Moss 1 Paul goes a little wide and Brendan sees the glimmer of a chance to pass. He moves to the inside of Paul as they crest the rise but the Honda decides that it’s time to try to unseat its rider and Paul finds himself spinning in wards. As a result the two of them touch.

Racing Incident


Brenda now finds himself stuck on the inside between Moss 1 and 2 and facing the wrong way. After one or two minor adjustments he decides to make a break for the inviting looking grass on the outside of the corner. The trouble is that he does not take time to listen for oncoming traffic. He makes such a din with his own engine that even a Ferrari with all its wheels squealing cannot be heard. He then moves slowly across the track, which is where Clive finds him and gives him a thump. The waved yellow flag on the way into Moss indicated that there was a problem and I think that Clive slowed as a result. He was slower than usual at 83 km/hr instead of 88-90km/hr that I found on other laps. I will give him the benefit of the doubt but I think that if he were proceeding such that he was “prepared to stop” he would have been a bit slower still but Brendan did not give him much chance. Brendan had the right idea, given where he found himself but just the execution was lacking and thus a reduced penalty is applied.

  • Brendanpenalty — Bad rejoin — 1 place lost
  • EvilClivecaution — Ignoring yellow flag


Lap 6 Moss 2: Ian Docherty, Ian Stanley and Bernie Darwin
The two Ians have been at it again. Ian Docherty is following Ian Stanley through Moss and there is a group of cars just ahead of IanS. Ian has to jump on the brakes to avoid rear ending Bernie when he in turn has to brake due to the pack slowing in front of him. IanD can see a yellow flag being waved at Moss 2 but does not slow down enough to avoid punting IanS off the track. This is a great shame as it marred what was otherwise a great race for IanD. Don’t suppose it did much for team turnip either.

  • batestfastardpenalty — Rear ending — 2 places lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


Lap 6 Turn 4: Ronan Morgan and Mike Ratters
Ronan had issues with turn 4 all through the race so when he found himself with Mike Ratcliffe all over his gearbox as he exited turn 3 the sensible thing would have been to get out of the way. He already knew that he was last so anyone behind him was trying to lap him. He made life difficult for Mike by going broadside on just after the crest, making it necessary for Mike to take avoiding action which resulted in his losing a couple of places as he went nose first into the Armco at Moss 1. Ronan finally allowed Mike past at the end of the lap.

  • Ronan Morganpenalty — Ignoring blue flags — 2 places lost


Lap 9 Moss: Ed Harrison
Ed spins at Moss1 and is left facing the wrong against the Armco on the outside between Moss 1 & 2. His rejoin involved his driving across the circuit to the inside and he did this decisively, giving the minimum of exposure to any oncoming traffic. My point in raising this is that even when done properly, driving across the track just after a blind corner is an iffy move. I think that he had a better option of reversing along the Armco and turning on the grass at Moss 2. All the recovery would thus be out of harms way.


Lap 11 Turn 8: Bernie Darwin
Bernie spins at turn 8 and rejoins from the outside of the corner and at such an angle that he cannot see who may be approaching.

  • berniecaution — Bad rejoin


Lap 15 : Ronan Morgan
Ronan needed a ShiftR but did not do a Sng.


Lap 19 Turn 2: Alan Walker, Richard Kings and Ben Summers
Alan spins at Turn 2 and rejoins from the outside of the corner and at such an angle that he cannot see who may be approaching. Alan then pulls clean across the track and by the time he is facing the right way is sat squarely on the racing line. As it happens, Ben is forewarned by the yellow flag at the top of the hill and had backed off enough to avoid any collision. In mitigation, Alan does then back off and also allows Richard to pass but the original technique was flawed.


Lap 19 Turn 8: Mike Ratcliffe and Richard Kings
After bouncing off the fence, Mike reverses across the track and then compounds the felony by rejoining, for the second time, from the inside and at such an angle that he cannot see Richard approaching.

  • Ratterswarning — Bad rejoin — also, 2 places lost for penalty points


Lap 19 T9: Mike Turner and Clive Gardner
Mike gets wide in T8 and as a result is on a tight line into T9. Clive is much quicker than Mike at the best of times through here so when Mike goes even slower due to his line Clive hits him at some speed. I considered mitigating this on the basis of Mike’s sudden loss of speed but have decided that Clive should have predicted that Mike would be slower than usual as he could see that he was having problems in the previous corner. I also think that Clive should have approached Mike with a little more caution by not following directly in the wheel tracks of an unknown car. Clive is much quicker between crashes but at this point in the race Mike is a full lap ahead.

  • EvilClivepenalty — Rear ending — 2 places lost


Lap 21 Moss 2/3: Ronan Morgan, Richard Kings, Mike Ratcliffe and Alan Walker
Ronan spins at Moss 2 and as a result is left in the middle of the track without a clear view of who is coming or going. A couple of cars pass by so he has not managed to completely fill the track. Instead of staying put until all goes quiet he moves off just as Richard, Mike and Alan are bearing down on him. First mistake. There is no penalty for getting it wrong and being stuck in the way. It’s what you do about it that causes the problem. Having moved he suddenly finds that his mirrors are filled with angry cars. He quite reasonably pulls over to the right hand side of the track, although I bet that Mike wishes that he had gone the other way. This is the problem; if you are stationary people know what to do. Once you get mobile, it’s anyone’s guess.


I would have no qualms about Ronan’s moving over if he had done it properly and got right out of the way. Instead, he stays on the track and accelerates away in a half hearted manner. Now nobody knows where he is going. As Ronan saunters down the track, the fight for 10th to 12th, which is actually four laps ahead of him rages on in his mirrors. The first one to blink is Mike, who pulls gently over to pass Alan, who is following Ronan, but in doing so runs across the front of Richard. This spun Mike around and stuffed him into the bushes. Alan sees this in his mirrors and probably thinks that both Richard and Mike have perished. Ronan is still in the way; the Ferrari’s dawdle being a match for a Cooper that has had to hesitate at the start of the straight. Alan now edges out to pass Ronan just as Richard who has not appeared in Alan’s mirror and who cannot be heard because of the din the Ferrari is making, pinches a bit too much of the right hand side of the track. I cannot see that Alan did anything wrong, based on the evidence of his mirrors. Furthermore, I think that Richard was just guilty of slight inaccuracy. Mike could have spotted Richard if he had taken a peep in the chase view and the same is true of Alan, although I would probably have thought that Richard had bought-it myself and would not have seen the need either. Whilst Mike was able to continue, Alan and Richard both needed a ShiftR and they duly carried out the required SnG. I think that Ronan’s presence placed severe strains on everybody’s actions and will call for caution and increased use of the F10 button or side view if you can manage it, in heavy traffic situations. It would have enabled everyone to stay in one piece. Mike has pulled over into Richard when he should have known that he was there but I have also reduced this from a 2 place penalty to 1 place due to the Morgan effect.

Mike Ratcliffe Side Contact I place penalty Richard Kings Side Contact Caution Alan Walker Side Contact Caution

  • Alan Walkercaution — Side contact
  • Ratterspenalty — Side contact — 1 place lost (plus 2 for penalty points)
  • Richard Kingscaution — Side contact


Start: Dave Lawrence and Richard Kings
Richard made a better start than Dave and thus everyone on the grid behind that point was very lucky that Dave only edged gently over into Richard’s path. They managed to untangle themselves with out involving anyone else.

  • david lawrencewarning — Lack of care at start — also, 6 places lost for penalty points


Lap 22 Moss 1: Ben Summers and Clive Gardner
Ben crests the rise at Moss 1 and goes nose to nose with Clive who has just spun. In Ben’s defence, the yellow flag only just appears as the marshal disappears from view and I doubt if anyone would be concentrating on anything but the track ahead at that point.

Racing incident


Lap 22 Turn 2: Dean Holloway
Dean reverses back onto the track after spinning but is able to continue without incident. I will give Dean the benefit of the doubt in that I will assume that as an experienced driver he was aware that the next car was some distance away.


Lap 24-25: Ed Harrison, Ben Summers and Paul Bird
Watching the replay I was just about to get irritated by Ed’s refusal to let Ben past when I discovered that Ben had let him past on lap 23. Ed eventually puts it on its roof and duly does a SnG to compensate for the ShiftR. As Ed pulls out of the pits he finds himself in front of Paul Bird and was probably shown a blue flag or two. In Ed’s defence this was a very mixed up race with race position determined almost completely by a driver’s ability to stay on the grey bit rather than put in fast laps. Also, when Paul demonstrated that he was in fact quicker and wanted to pass, Ed pulled over. I do not consider that Ed was in error in his course of action and only include the report for information.

Racing incident


Lap 24 T4: Dean Holloway and Ronan Morgan
Dean encounters Ronan between Turns 3 and 4 and Ronan makes life difficult for Dean as they reach Turn 4 when in truth he should have allowed him a clear run. Dean is obliged to take to the grass and pass down the wrong side of the Armco on the approach to Moss. At this point Ronan was last, a clear two laps adrift from the next car on the road. There was no way that he should have been doing anything but demonstrating how he could stay out of trouble. He certainly should not have raced Dean into Turn 4.

  • Ronan Morganpenalty — Ignoring Blue Flags — 2 places lost


Lap 25 Turn 3: Alan Walker, Ian Docherty and Ronan Morgan
Ronan has lost control as he exits Turn 2 and spins his merry way down the grass verge for almost the length of the straight towards Turn 3. Ronan is facing backwards and can see the cars approaching but still allows his car to roll gently onto the track surface. Alan, who is having the sort of race to make you sit bolt upright in the middle of the night screaming, realises too late that Ronan is not going to stay out of the way and just clips him but loses control in the process. Ian Docherty is also caught up in things and both Alan and he find themselves on the grass.


Lap 25(Leader on lap 25) : Ronan Morgan
Ronan needed a ShiftR but did not do a Sng.

February 18, 2007, 10:15:00 PM +0000 - Monza (GP 1955-71) - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
EvilClive
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 1 1:28.700
145.015mph
1 35:57.810
143.065mph
24 ---
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Goodyear  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 5 +0.520
144.169mph
2 +9.930
142.410mph
24 ---
---
Goodyear  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 8 +0.980
143.430mph
3 +22.880
141.564mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Brendan
 
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 3 +0.290
144.542mph
4 +30.060
141.099mph
24 ---
---
Goodyear  
paulwbird
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 9 +0.980
143.430mph
5 +36.080
140.712mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 16 +2.050
141.739mph
6 +51.590
139.724mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
G Poole
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 17 +2.220
141.474mph
7 +1:10.590
138.533mph
24 ---
---
Goodyear  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 7 +0.890
143.574mph
8 +1:13.740
138.338mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 12 +1.300
142.920mph
9 (+2) +1:03.030
139.005mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 6 +0.650
143.960mph
10 +1:21.460
137.861mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Brock
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 10 +1.100
143.238mph
11 +1:25.300
137.625mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Richard Kings
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 19 +3.680
139.238mph
12 +1L
136.609mph
23 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 11 +1.220
143.047mph
13 +23.200
135.161mph
23 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 18 +2.570
140.931mph
14 +7L
138.690mph
17 ---
---
Firestone  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 2 +0.100
144.851mph
15 (+6) +0L
136.939mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Dean Holloway
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 14 +1.870
142.021mph
16 +16L
133.773mph
8 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 4 +0.300
144.526mph
17 (+3) +14L
136.726mph
10 ---
---
Goodyear  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 15 +2.040
141.754mph
18 +24L
---
0 ---
---
Firestone  
Bully
  Team Backwards Racing
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 13 +1.360
142.825mph
19 (+7) +19L
118.446mph
5 ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

Congratulations to Clive Gardner on an impressive flag-to-flag win and to Alan Walker and Michael Turner for their fast and consistent drives to fill the rest of the podium.


Start: Chris Bull and Dave Lawrence
When the flag drops, Chris darts down the right hand side of the grid but like the bloke in the right-hand lane of the motorway as the wall of cones for the road works is approaching, he has nowhere to go. Instead of jumping on the brakes he moves over on Dave and sends him skywards. This is a 2 place penalty plus an extra place for a first lap incident. Both drivers need a ShiftR and Chris carries out a SnG at the end of lap 2. Dave is allowed a no-fault ShiftR for this incident.

Chris Bull Side contact 3 place penalty

  • Bullypenalty — Side contact — 3 places lost (plus 4 for penalty points)


Lap 2 Curva Grande: Robert Burton, Ian Docherty, Dave Lawrence and Chris Bull
Burt is attempting to pass Ian down the inside on the approach to Curva Grande but attempts to pinch more than his fair share of the track. Both drivers need a ShiftR and Ian duly carries out a SnG at the end of the lap but does not do another to compensate for having planted his car in the sand at Parabolica and taking another ShiftR to regain the track. Ian contributed to the initial incident by contesting the corner with Burt and is thus not allowed a no-fault ShiftR.

  • batestfastard — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added
  • Burtonerpenalty — Sise contact — 2 places lost


As Burt and Ian are sorting themselves out, Chris and Dave approach Curva Grande. The yellow flag is shown and at this point Dave is on the inside and clearly ahead. Dave appears to slow enough to keep to the inside and proceeds with apparent caution. Seeing the yellow flag, Chris would have been well advised to back off enough to give himself the full width of the track to play with. Instead he stays on the outside of Dave and is then obliged to try to squeeze between Dave and the recovering Burt and just clips him.


  • Bullycaution — Lack of care approaching incident
  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 10 Curva Grande: Bernie Darwin and Ed Harrison
Bernie blows an engine at the start of lap 10. He allows several cars to pass him as he gathers speed but is still not up to full steam when he reaches Curva Grande. Ed Harrison just makes it alongside by sufficient margin to be entitled to the outside route around the bend but unfortunately Bernie drifts over and clobbers him. I’m sure that Bernie did not intend this to happen and that his cold tyres will have had something to do with it. On this basis I have reduced the penalty to 1 place

  • berniepenalty — Side contact — 1 place lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


Following this sequence of events Bernie fails to carry out a SnG to atone for the blown engine.

  • bernie — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


As Bernie rotates, he could see Ed Harrison approaching on the racing line. No yellow flags were shown so I would not have expected Ed to slow down until the waltzing couple were close enough to make out what they were up to. Bernie allows his car to roll backwards across the racing line and gives Ed no chance of missing him. I think that Bernie should have been hard on the brakes to prevent this instead of allowing his car to roll backwards, presumably in an attempt to give himself an easier exit from the situation. As the innocent party, Ed is allowed a no-fault ShiftR.

  • berniepenalty — Bad rejoin — 3 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


Lap 15 Lesmo 2: Ed Harrison and Mike Ratters
Mike runs wide at Lesmo 2 and finds himself trapped in the bushes but still moving. Instead of waiting for a safe moment to fight his way free he wrenches his car out of the undergrowth with several cars in close pursuit. At first he appears to have got away with it but he then allows his car to wander to the right where he collects Ed. I have reduced this from a 3 place to a 1 place penalty on the basis that it isn’t clear to me how much control Mike had but he and Ed would both have been better off if he had waited.

  • Ratterspenalty — Bad rejoin — 1 place lost (plus 2 for penalty points)


Lap 20 Parabolica: Paul Brock
After a spin, Paul reverses onto the track. He could have gone just about anywhere as he seemed to have “lost his rag” with the thing and had the rev counter bending the end stop as he reversed.




Lap 24: Dave Lawrence
Dave runs out of fuel on the last lap and is unable to carry out a SnG.

March 04, 2007, 10:07:00 PM +0000 - Watkins Glen (Classic) - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
EvilClive
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 2 +0.020
126.047mph
1 36:47.820
123.760mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Brendan
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 1 1:05.670
126.085mph
2 +18.610
122.726mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Bully
  Team Backwards Racing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 3 +0.190
125.721mph
3 +35.440
121.805mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 14 +1.220
123.785mph
4 +48.750
121.086mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 6 +0.350
125.417mph
5 +49.980
121.020mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 4 +0.250
125.607mph
6 (+2) +1:13.330
119.782mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 9 +0.760
124.642mph
7 (+5) +59.700
120.502mph
33 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 11 +1.010
124.175mph
8 +1L
117.369mph
32 ---
---
Goodyear  
G Poole
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 18 +2.940
120.682mph
9 +9.830
116.860mph
32 ---
---
Firestone  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 7 +0.530
125.076mph
10 (+8) -18.090
118.317mph
32 ---
---
Goodyear  
Dean Holloway
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 13 +1.210
123.804mph
11 +13L
112.254mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 5 +0.310
125.493mph
12 +15L
120.133mph
18 ---
---
Goodyear  
IanBassi
 Phoenix Racing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 16 +1.420
123.416mph
13 +21L
113.401mph
12 ---
---
Firestone  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 8 +0.680
124.793mph
14 (+8) +1L
117.534mph
32 ---
---
Firestone  
Paul Brock
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 17 +1.720
122.867mph
15 +31L
111.275mph
2 ---
---
Firestone  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 12 +1.060
124.082mph
16 +32L
101.720mph
1 ---
---
Firestone  
paulwbird
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 15 +1.310
123.619mph
17 (+5) +2L
116.090mph
31 ---
---
Firestone  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 10 +0.920
124.343mph
18 (+11) +1L
120.097mph
32 ---
---
Firestone  

Moderator's Report

Another good win by Clive Gardner although helped by a massive pile up that embroiled half the field and put an end to Brendan Wright’s challenge. It didn’t do much to help Chris Bull’s chances in third place either but it was good to see him back to his early season form.

The race was really marred by the multi-car shunt that was made worse than it needed to be by some people ignoring the yellow flags. I have studied the replay at some length and have not applied any penalty if some sort of concession was made to the possibility of an obstruction being there but where drivers have kept their foot down and trusted to luck then I have applied the standard penalty. When a yellow flag is shown before a blind corner I feel that you have to take some notice of it. The fact that the corner is blind is added cause to obey the flag signal and does not constitute grounds for mitigation when you have hit someone.


Lap 1 T2 Esses: Paul Bird and Paul Brock
When Paul Bird slows due to the traffic, Paul Brock shaves down the inside of him and whilst the Ferrari did not appear to notice, the Honda was sent clattering into the Armco. This could easily have developed into an enormous shunt. It was essentially a warp incident but as far as Paul Bird was aware he had been rear ended so I am calling for everyone to give your fellow competitors a bit more racing room, particularly under start conditions where all the pc’s and the server are working flat out to tell you where everyone is under heavy traffic conditions.


Lap 2 The Loop: Bernie Darwin and Ian Stanley
Ian out brakes himself into The Loop and unfortunately Bernie is in the way. Bernie is allowed a no-fault ShiftR and Ian appears to be able to continue undamaged.

  • Ian Stanleypenalty — Rear end shunt — 2 places lost (plus 1 for penalty points)


Lap 6 The Loop: Ian Stanley, Bernie Darwin and Ian Bassi
Bernie is on a mission and his move on Ian Bassi is robust to say the least. Under braking, both IanB and Bernie start veering to the right on entry to the corner but I put this down to “synchronised loss of control”. Bernie is obliged to use the grass on the inside to avoid contact but he regains the tarmac without the two cars touching. Meanwhile, IanS sees his chance and launches an attack around the outside of IanB but does not allow the latter enough racing room and the two Ferraris tangle. IanS survives but IanB needs a reset. Since IanB’s predicament was partly of his own making, in that he chose to contest the corner, I have not allowed a no-fault ShiftR. The incident is largely Ian Stanley’s fault but the contact was via a degree of warp and so I have reduced the penalty to one place.

  • Ian Stanleypenalty — Side contact — 1 place lost (plus 1 for penalty points)
  • IanBassi — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 11 T1: Graham Poole, Paul Bird and Bernie Darwin
Graham is being followed by Paul and Bernie as he gets the last corner of lap ten wrong and loses momentum as he passes the pits. His car squirms across to the right and he is obliged to enter T1 on a tight line but still manages to keep up a reasonable pace. Paul attempts to pass Graham around the outside but misjudges how far past he is when he chops back across the front of Graham. Paul and Graham tangle and Bernie manages to sail through the middle, missing the pair of them. Graham took a ShiftR to resume racing but did not do a SnG. Since he appeared to be contesting the corner he is not allowed a no-fault ShiftR.

  • G Poole — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added
  • paulwbirdpenalty — Side contact — 2 places lost


Lap 14 The Loop: Robert Burton and Ian Docherty
Burt goes off at The Loop and ends up perched on the straw bales. I will assume that his lightening fast ShiftR was down to his knowing that there was no one directly behind him as he entered the corner. His car was duly plonked down on the outside of the bend but he immediately sets off across the track, crossing the racing line before he has a chance to register that he now has Ian Docherty for company. Ian has to “swap feet” to avoid him and takes the outside line. Ian wobbles a bit as he tries to exit the corner but is still on his side of the track when he is attacked by Burt. Burt, who is the rejoining car, did not get over to the right and stay there and takes up station more-or-less on the centre line of the track.

  • Burtonerpenalty — Bad rejoin — 2 places lost


Following this incident, both drivers need a reset to continue but whilst I will allow Ian a no-fault ShiftR, on the basis that he was attacked by a rejoining car, Burt should have carried out a SnG but didn’t do so for either reset. I think it must be against his religion.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 30.000 seconds added


Lap 18 The Loop: Mike Ratcliffe, Chris Bull and Graham Poole
Mike goes wide at The Loop, hits the fence, then the straw bales and as you might guess winds up balanced on his head on the circuit. Graham Poole manages to miss him but Chris Bull, who comes into the corner quite hot himself, needs the same piece of tarmac. The yellow flags went out just as Chris passed the marshal and he would have needed the peripheral vision of a barn owl (or mod) to have seen it and therefore I class this as a racing incident. Mike does a SnG at the end of the lap which I will accept but I would like the pit stalls themselves to be used rather than the approach road unless there is some good reason such as trying to squeeze it in before crossing the line on some circuits.

Racing incident


Lap 19 Esses: Ed Harrison et al
Ed catches the Armco on the entry to the right-hander onto the straight and bounces about like a ball in a pinball machine, finally coming to rest near the Armco on the RH side but with not quite a copybook example of parallel parking. Mike Ratcliffe finds him there and almost manages to miss him but not quite. Dean Holloway and Burt were following Mike and Dean’s Honda effectively bludgeons Ed’s Lotus out of the way for Burt to sail through unharmed. There were no yellow flags out to warn Mike, Dean or Burt and hence they were not in error. Nevertheless, Mike is sent spinning down the track and finishes up in the ditch on the right. As he sits in the ditch he must have wondered if the end of the world had arrived as people started throwing assorted cars at him. Mike made a reasonable attempt to regain the tarmac, only to have Brendan Wright’s Cooper shave past and put him back in it again. Mike’s engine and/or his patience may have expired at this point as he called it a day. I have watched Brendan’s approach to the scene and believe that he did respond to the yellow flag but that the slalom course that presented itself as he crested the rise was a little extreme. Brendan also spins down the track but is able to make a safe rejoin from the LH grass. Clive Gardner also slowed for the yellow flag and being just ahead of Brendan the slalom course was not fully built as he went through with inches to spare, although he did have to slow down further as he tried to determine where Mike Turner was going to land. The yellow flag was being shown on the entry to T3 as Mike approached but he did not appear to have made any concession to the possibility of an obstruction.

  • Michael Turnerpenalty — Ignoring yellow flag — 3 places lost (plus 5 for penalty points)


Following this incident Mike omits to carry out a SnG. Getting back to Ed, Mike Ratcliffe’s “fine cut” rattled Ed against the Armco and propelled him back across the track. It was a good “safety shot” by Mike as Ed was now hard against the cushion but facing the wrong way, a point of relative safety since he was no longer straddling the racing line. Ed allows Ian Stanley to pass unhindered but I don’t know how much Ian had to pay for this consideration. He then attempts to spin turn between the barriers, which takes him from this position of relative safety on the far outside of the bend and plants him back squarely on the racing line on a blind corner. My own personal preference here would have been to reverse along the Armco and onto the grass from where he could make a safe return to the fray. I have reduced the penalty from three to two places on the basis that he did try to wait until all went quiet before moving but just chose the wrong move. Paul Bird discovers Ed in his new resting place and runs smack bang into him at full tilt, even though a yellow flag was being shown at the entry to the corner.

  • Ed Harrisonpenalty — Bad rejoin — 2 places lost (plus 3 for penalty points)
  • Michael Turner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added
  • paulwbirdpenalty — Ignoring yellow flag — 3 places lost


Paul goes off to attack Mike Ratcliffe in the ditch and then comes to rest blocking the left side of the track just after the corner. Because he is the first obstacle, and because he wisely chooses to stay put until all is quiet, no one else hits him and he is able to continue without any further damage. Dave Lawrence follows Paul and also appears to pay no heed to the yellow flag that the marshal is frantically waving.

  • david lawrencepenalty — Ignoring yellow flag — 3 places lost (plus 5 for penalty points)


Lap 24 0nwards: Ed Harrison
Despite having the race leader breathing down his neck for several laps Ed makes no attempt to get out of the way. The Clubman’s Cup is based on car handicapping and it will frequently be the case that the slower driver in a faster car is being lapped by the leaders in slower machinery. It isn’t good enough to wait until the overtaking car pulls level before you concede, as the car disparity and circuit layout may make this impossible.

  • Ed Harrisonpenalty — Ignoring blue flags — 3 places lost (plus 3 for penalty points)


Lap 24 Big Bend: Chris Bull, Dave Lawrence and Graham Poole
Chris goes off on the outside of the corner, hits the fence and ends up facing the wrong way in the ditch. As he spins he sees Dave approaching but still continues to pull onto the track. Although Dave spins, it appears to me that he was already having his own accident before he caught sight of Chris and there were no yellow flags on show. Dave recovers and keeps out of Graham Poole’s way as he rejoins. Chris’ rejoin was not the cause of Dave’s spin but it wasn’t good.

  • Bullywarning — Bad rejoin — also, 5 places lost for penalty points

March 18, 2007, 10:03:00 PM +0000 - Albi (1959-80) - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Brendan
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 1 1:11.250
114.158mph
1 29:15.150
111.221mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 3 +0.660
113.110mph
2 +14.420
110.315mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 6 +1.050
112.500mph
3 +16.900
110.160mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 10 +1.540
111.742mph
4 +26.100
109.591mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 7 +1.320
112.081mph
5 +40.190
108.731mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 8 +1.320
112.081mph
6 +1:02.250
107.411mph
24 ---
---
Firestone  
G Poole
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 12 +3.560
108.725mph
7 +1L
104.315mph
23 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 11 +1.660
111.558mph
8 +15L
102.261mph
9 ---
---
Firestone  
EvilClive
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 5 +0.970
112.624mph
9 (+3) +1L
105.618mph
23 ---
---
Firestone  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 2 +0.360
113.584mph
10 +16L
108.426mph
8 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 9 +1.420
111.927mph
11 (+6) +1L
103.762mph
23 ---
---
Goodyear  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 4 +0.940
112.671mph
DNS ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

A smaller field and a good race to mod with very little for me to comment on. As we have come to expect it was a solid flag to flag win for Brendan Wright’s Cooper, on this occasion being chased all the way and kept honest by Bernie Darwin in his Lotus. Alan Walker put in a strong drive in another Cooper to claim the final podium spot and he was being closely followed by Burt and Michael Turner in their Lotuses until they had their contretemps on the penultimate lap.


Start: Ian Docherty and Robert Burton
Ian is slow away and then over eggs the pudding which results in his veering violently to the left where he gives Burt a clout. The normal side contact penalty of 2 places is increased to 3 places for a lap one incident.

  • batestfastardpenalty — Side contact — 3 places lost (plus 3 for penalty points)


Lap 1 Turn1: Clive Gardner and Ian Stanley
Clive is slow away and squirms across to the centre of the track before he has the beast under control. He does not go too far in that direction as Alan Walker is still able to pass him on the left hand side. Ian can be seen clearly in Clive’s mirrors moving to the right and alongside Clive but instead of holding station, Clive moves back to the right and clobbers Ian. Both are able to continue without damage. The penalty is increased from 2 places to 3 for its being a lap one incident.

  • EvilClivepenalty — Side contact — 3 places lost


Lap 5 Pits: Clive Gardner
Clive pulls into the pits to do a ShiftR but omits to carry out a separate SnG in the next two laps.

  • EvilClive — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


L24 Virage du Parc: Robert Burton and Mike Turner
Mike has followed Burt closely since lap 14 and on the last lap he gets a run at him along Ligne Droite Tarn. Burt sees him coming and takes up a defensive line into Virage du Parc. So far so good but having forced Burt to compromise his entry into the left hander, he doesn’t take account of the fact that Burt will have to brake harder for the corner and mistimes the point at which he brakes and pulls right. As a result, Mike’s left front hits Burt’s right rear and both become airborne. Burt was not doing anything wrong and Mike had the right idea but failed in the execution. It is a rear end shunt but not the mindless event that comes about by the following driver just not being far enough back; Mike could easily have done that in the previous ten laps but was being sensible about it. As a result I have reduced the tariff to a warning.

  • Michael Turnerwarning — Rear end shunt — also, 5 places lost for penalty points


Following this event, both drivers need a reset but neither is able to carry out a StopnGo as it is the last lap. I will allow Burt a no-fault ShiftR on the basis that he was tackled from behind.

April 01, 2007, 10:21:00 PM +0100 - Mexico City (1962-1979) - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Brendan
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 1 1:48.470
103.118mph
1 37:09.060
100.358mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 2 +0.800
102.363mph
2 +19.020
99.509mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 4 +2.170
101.095mph
3 +22.380
99.360mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
EvilClive
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 3 +1.390
101.813mph
4 +26.060
99.198mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 13 +4.770
98.774mph
5 +44.370
98.399mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 6 +2.580
100.722mph
6 +1:00.540
97.704mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
Bully
  Team Backwards Racing
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 9 +4.250
99.230mph
7 +1:23.500
96.734mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ian Stanley
 Team SuperSwede
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 5 +2.510
100.786mph
8 +1:39.130
96.085mph
20 ---
---
Firestone  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 10 +4.460
99.045mph
9 +1:50.010
95.638mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
G Poole
 
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 15 +9.840
94.541mph
10 +1L
90.747mph
19 ---
---
Firestone  
paulwbird
 HikiWazaRacing
Honda RA300 (#11006) F1 1967 8 +2.980
100.361mph
11 +3L
96.007mph
17 ---
---
Firestone  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 11 +4.480
99.028mph
12 +15L
90.467mph
5 ---
---
Firestone  
Ben "Welling" Summers
 Phoenix Racing
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 7 +2.820
100.505mph
13 +19L
86.734mph
1 ---
---
Firestone  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 14 +5.040
98.539mph
14 (+7) +0L
95.745mph
20 ---
---
Goodyear  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 12 +4.670
98.862mph
15 (+7) +1L
92.545mph
19 ---
---
Firestone  

Moderator's Report

Another great race by Brendan Wright, chased home by Robert Burton and Mike Ratcliffe who swapped placed with just a lap to go.

Ben Summers caused great confusion in the pits by abandoning his car near the pit stalls on lap 3. The server left it there for the entire race and everyone duly lined up with it in formation. It wasn’t in the stalls but I have not taken any action over incorrect pit action as it did make things a little confusing.

There was some good racing throughout the field but the highlight for me was Ian Docherty’s rejoin from the inside of Peralta on the first lap. It restored my faith in human nature. Likewise Paul Bird did some good work in that department but since the back of his Honda seemed to be fitted with castors it was just as well.


Lap 1 T2: Paul Bird, Chris Bull, Graham Poole Ben Summers and Mike Turner and others
Paul clips a polo on the exit of T1 and as a result loses pace. Chris is following but not doing anything daft and is caught out by Paul almost coming to a standstill. I’ve watched this from all angles and have come to the conclusion that Chris was not being reckless and that Paul’s change of pace was not immediately obvious from Chris’ viewpoint. I will call it a racing incident. Chris is being followed by Ben and as Chris moves to pass Paul’s stricken Honda to the right, so Ben does likewise to the left. Thus the two of them “part” to reveal Paul to Mike. Mike is not doing anything untoward either but has nowhere to go except smack into Paul, especially after Ben has teed him up nicely with a little nudge from the left. Ben spins onto the grass on the left and is able to make a clean rejoin. Mike’s engine dies at this point so he is stuck waiting for everyone to pass before he can get back underway. Mike is allowed a no-fault ShiftR. Ian Docherty and Bernie Darwin pass through the scene relatively unscathed and Paul is then able to make good his escape. Chris’ attempt to spin turn on the grass goes wrong and he finds himself heading towards the tarmac. He jumps on the brakes and stops himself becoming a complete roadblock and he thus avoids any penalty for a bad rejoin but takes a helpful knock from Graham who after his usual gentle start found his way barred by Dave Lawrence’s Eagle, Chris’ Brabham and Mike’s Lotus BBQ. No penalties are applied for this incident and the above account is issued to explain why not, rather than the usual paragraph on why and how much.

Racing incident.


Lap 3 Peralta: Ian Stanley
Ian blows an engine in the last corner and freewheels into the pits to do a ShiftR. This he does “near” the pit stalls but there should still have been a separate Stop-n-Go to balance it out.


Lap 6 T2: Dave Lawrence and Paul Bird
Up to this point, Dave was having a good race but Paul spins his Honda in front of him at T2 and Dave loses the back end as he reacts to the sight of the beached whale. I will accept Dave’s reversing across the track to the safety of the infield on the basis that he knew at that point that he had clear track behind him but why in tarnation he didn’t carry on reversing so that he could swing the nose around and face the right direction escapes me. This would have enabled him to carry out a safe rejoin after the corner. As it is, he only just made it into the cover of the polos before Ed Harrison steamed past and, ignoring this warning, he then motored out onto the track and just managed to clip Ian Stanley as he passed by. Meanwhile, Paul managed to execute a good rejoin by shuffling back and forth without encroaching on the racing line until the nose of his Honda was headed in the right direction.

  • david lawrencepenalty — Bad rejoin — 2 places lost (plus 5 for penalty points)


Lap 8 T9: Robert Burton
Burt smashes his Lotus into a thousand bits on the end of the Armco at T9 and needs a ShiftR but does not complete the required Stop-n-Go.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 11 T4: Ed Harrison and Ian Docherty
Although Ian gets it wrong and goes wide at mid corner, Ed still seeks him out and shunts him from behind, leaving Ian on his roll hoop. Ian is allowed a no-fault ShiftR. It took me a long time to come to terms with this one. On the face of it, Ed just bludgeons Ian out of the way as though he couldn’t see him, but why? I had to look at a lot of Ed’s race to understand that he was actually on his normal line! So when Ian fouled up his own attempt at T4 and moved out wide, it never occurred to Ed that Ian may be travelling any slower than he was. The result was a hefty shunt. Personally, at that point I would like to have my two inside wheels on the grass, not be fighting to keep the outside ones on the tarmac. Obviously, we all make our way around the circuit as best we can but we do need to remember, particularly when flying in the face of perceived wisdom, that it is necessary to take account of the probable actions and responses of the cars around us. If anyone wants to see a good line around any of the papy tracks they could do worse than download Dave Wilkinson’s effort that is available on the Soggy Bottom Race School.


Laps 13 to 15: Ed Harrison and Brendan Wright
I think that Ed must have found some means of switching off the blue flags. He ignored them for well over a lap and actually spun in front of the leader of the race, causing him to spin also, and then still carried on in front of him.

  • Ed Harrisonpenalty — Ignoring blue flags (Lots) — 2 places lost (plus 5 for penalty points)

April 22, 2007, 10:08:00 PM +0100 - Zeltweg - UKGPL Season 13 (2006-2007) Clubmans
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
EvilClive
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 4 +1.970
123.961mph
1 28:39.710
123.024mph
16 ---
---
Firestone  
Brendan
 
Ferrari 312 (1967) (#11003) F1 1967 1 1:44.700
126.293mph
2 +0.020
123.023mph
16 ---
---
Firestone  
Ratters
  Team Backwards Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 3 +1.310
124.732mph
3 +10.150
122.303mph
16 ---
---
Goodyear  
Bully
  Team Backwards Racing
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 2 +0.780
125.359mph
4 +19.870
121.619mph
16 ---
---
Goodyear  
Michael Turner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 11 +3.200
122.548mph
5 +37.530
120.397mph
16 ---
---
Goodyear  
Alan Walker
 Looney Tunes Inc. Racing Team
Cooper T81b (Maserati) (#11005) F1 1967 8 +3.110
122.650mph
6 +52.780
119.361mph
16 ---
---
Firestone  
Ed Harrison
 BCF Racing
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 5 +2.000
123.926mph
7 +53.010
119.346mph
16 ---
---
Firestone  
Burtoner
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lotus 49 (Cosworth) (#11001) F1 1967 6 +2.260
123.625mph
8 +1:32.780
116.727mph
16 ---
---
Firestone  
david lawrence
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 9 +3.120
122.639mph
9 +1L
114.517mph
15 ---
---
Goodyear  
G Poole
 
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 12 +4.240
121.378mph
10 +15L
103.143mph
1 ---
---
Goodyear  
bernie
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Brabham BT24 (Repco) (#11004) F1 1967 7 +2.590
123.244mph
11 (+6) +0L
118.895mph
16 ---
---
Goodyear  
batestfastard
 BCF Racing
Eagle T1G (Weslake 1967) (#11002) F1 1967 10 +3.190
122.559mph
12 (+2) +5L
111.196mph
11 ---
---
Goodyear  

Moderator's Report

On the face of it, another win for the all conquering Brendan Wright but I believe that the three second penalty that he incurred for a short pit stop will promote Clive Gardner to the top step of the podium. Congratulations to both drivers for some good driving in their first season. Congratulations also to Mike Ratcliffe for his podium finish in this final race of the season; only a few seconds behind the season’s two hot shots.

There was some good driving on view, not least by Dave Lawrence, who, despite a race that was not devoid of his own troubles, was still alert enough in the closing stages to spot the leaders coming up to lap him and make it easy for them to do so.

Pit stop of the season goes to Ian Docherty and if any of you have downloaded the full replay it is well worth a look. Reminded me of some of the states that Simon and I used to get into when we first tried. All credit for a perfectly legal SnG under difficult circumstances.


Start : Bernie Darwin and Ed Harrison
Ed is slow off the line so Bernie takes a chance and moves right, across the track, to get around him. He gets away with this because Burt is also slow to get away. Unfortunately, Bernie then tries his luck again and pulls back to the left but has not cleared Ed and so the two collide, sending Ed on a spot of gardening. The normal penalty for a side contact is increased by one place for it being a lap one incident.

Due to a data entry error, the penalty for this incident is at the foot of the list.

Bernie’s engine expires as a result of the collision and so he attempts to exit gently stage right but is collected by Ian Docherty who attacks him from the grassy side. Ian has totally misjudged his approach and has been forced to take to the grass because all of the track that he needed was occupied. Ian appears to lift when he initially sees Bernie fly into the air and on that basis I have reduced the penalty by one place. It appears to me that after his initial lift he then gets greedy and thinks that he can capitalise on the cars that are slowing in front of him; sliding down the inside of two cars on the approach to T1 but then running out of room. This appears to be an over ambitious overtaking move. Our penalty system is there to encourage a realistic approach to the racing. In real life both Ian and Bernie would probably have died, which is why I have applied the penalty even though Ian is actually the only person that is disadvantaged by his move. Bernie was the victim of this stage of the incident but his engine had already expired, by his own hand, and thus he should have performed a Stop-n-Go to compensate. Ian’s penalty is increased from one to two places due to its being a lap one incident.

  • batestfastard — Ambitious overtaking move — 2 places lost
  • bernie — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Following this incident, Ian Docherty fails to complete a Stop-n-Go.


Start : Dave Lawrence
Dave hits the rev limiter on the line and his Eagle explodes. He carries out a Stop-n-Go on the next lap but is not within half a car width of the pit wall when stationary.


Lap 2 Schikane: Robert Burton
Burt gets is all wrong coming out of Schikane and ends up on the wrong side of the Armco on the run to Rindt Kurve. He takes a ShiftR to regain the track but naturally, being Burt, makes no attempt to carry out a Stop-n-Go.

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 9: Robert Burton
Burt needs a new engine on lap nine because his gear changes have been dire. Naturally, there is no attempt at a Stop-n-Go.

I tried to get the system to write:
Robert Burton Missing SnG 4 years hard labour
but it wouldn't, so this will have to do. ;-p

  • Burtoner — Missing SnG — 15.000 seconds added


Lap 10 Pits: Brendan Wright
Brendan makes his pit stop to atone for using the Ferrari at the end of lap nine but his stop is short by one second. In accordance with normal practice, this deficit is then multiplied by three to arrive at the required penalty.

  • Brendan — Short pit stop — 3.000 seconds added


Lap 13 : Dave Lawrence
Dave needs a ShiftR on lap thirteen and again attempts a Stop-n-Go but this time is a country mile from the pit wall when he actually stops.


Start : Bernie Darwin and Ed Harrison
Ed is slow off the line so Bernie takes a chance and moves right, across the track, to get around him. He gets away with this because Burt is also slow to get away. Unfortunately, Bernie then tries his luck again and pulls back to the left but has not cleared Ed and so the two collide, sending Ed on a spot of gardening. The normal penalty for a side contact is increased by one place for it being a lap one incident.

  • berniepenalty — Side Contact — 3 places lost (plus 3 for penalty points)

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