Post by David Mitcham on Jun 17, 2019 5:50:00 GMT -5
I've asked Peter Seager-Thomas and Steve Morrow what they want to do about repairs to their cars. Matt McDonough's Bugatti is not repairable - he is aware of that and was going to send a new chassis but hasn't done so.
Post by David Mitcham on Jun 27, 2019 7:35:30 GMT -5
Here are the practice times for the GP cars. Again it looks close across all the field. Auto Unions seem to be the car to have apart from Mac's Maserati but as we know from previous rounds practice times are not always a good indicator of race performance.
Post by davecapelen on Jun 30, 2019 15:42:55 GMT -5
Some interesting reading there. Shame about my GP car's performance on the 4th lane - was up with Mac until then...!
Well done to Mac on the two wins, to Steve and Dan on their 2nd's and to Mike B on his 3rd in GP.
Pleased to see my Alfa voiturette is still improving...!
I look forward to receiving the cars in the Isle of Man.
Now, some Good news and Bad news....
The bad news is that we have been given notice to vacate our clubroom asap by the owners of the property - although our landlords would have been OK for us to stay - they have been nothing but accommodating.
The good news is that we have been offered new premises and are taking up the offer, although more expensive for less space.
The upshot is that we will still have use of the existing clubroom for a few weeks, so the proxy is quite safe.
The new clubroom won't be available for fitting out until August and then that will take a little while, so hopefully that leaves us at least a couple of months to hold some racing.
We will still be using the 3 lane track as pictured on Slot Forum.
Post by David Mitcham on Jun 30, 2019 16:08:35 GMT -5
And here are the overall championship tables.
Mac's Alfa has increased its lead in the Voiturette class and with one round to go it looks unlikely that he will be overtaken and John's Maserati looks fairly secure in second place. Thereafter there are close battles throughout the field.
In the GP class Mike's Auto Union looks secure in first place whilst David and Dave are neck and neck in second and third. Four the and fifth places are also impossible to call going into the last round.
Very pleased to see the small Mineabea square can motor performing well in this proxy. I had hopes that the style of car and racing would be a good fit for this motor, and from the results it appears to be holding its own. It will never deliver the fastest lap, but the small size results in a car geometry that is easy to drive. The car was smooth and quiet during testing, and the lap times were consistently surprising on my home track. Needless to say I am thrilled to see it take a second place.
My primary scale is 143, and these Mineabea square cans are in 75% of the cars I build. 6 poles, They turn 17K at 12 volts, and deliver about 50gm/cm of torque. Size 8mm X 8mm x16mm .
I keep forgetting to check into this board, so apologize for being so , “quiet”