But first, cast your mind back to our engine failure at the BEMSEE Silverstone meeting... Following investigation, it appears that the engine failure (which occurred whilst travelling at 122mph) was due to a dropped valve. The valve failure has meant that new pistons and new valves were required, along with some minor repairs to the cylinder head. The silver engine is almost fixed and will soon join us again to race another day! :-)
With the Darley Moor double-header taking over an entire weekend in mid-June, we travelled down on the Friday evening after work. With Tim Poole arriving before us, he saved us a spot in the paddock. When we setup, we decided to join awning space to create a giant 12m x 3m covered space.
After a good night sleep, a dry day greeted us on the Sunday. The weather forecast leading up to the weekend had always shown Saturday to be the better day of the weekend, but we still hoped for a fully dry day. In the end, we got some light rain for the final race, but all other track time was dry.
Three of the races were similar to Saturday, with us managing to quickly set some decent lap times and slowly extend a lead - but Mini Sound of Thunder Race 2 provided an entertaining battle with Stephen Taylor and Rich Baker. If you have the time, I recommend you give it a watch below :-)