Testing

Testing At Donington Park GP

Following my last racing action at Cadwell Park, we discovered a fundamental issue with the car’s engine performance. I took the decision to abstain from racing in the MX-5 Championship until we had got to the bottom of it and put it right. Last week, I took the car to get its engine tested at a specialist builders. That gave me the data I needed on exactly how much power my car was lacking. This week, to complete that baseline,…

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Cadwell Park next on the radar

In 4 weeks’ time, I will be back on track in anger, following a memorable but troubled debut at Brands Hatch. The BRSCC MX-5 Championship rolls into Pembrey next week, but I’ll be sitting that one out whilst my car is repaired. Besides, as this is my first year I don’t have enough of a budget to do them all, and South Wales at the tail end of winter is one I’d happily miss! I’ve never driven Cadwell Park in…

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Final Pre-Season Test at Snetterton

This week we performed our final shakedown run of the car ahead of the 2019 season. The venue was Snetterton circuit, the longest track on the calendar and one that featured just about every type of corner and a very long straight, allowing us to test all aspects of the car’s performance. It’s been a challenging winter. The car I originally bought needed more work doing to it than we initially realised, and it’s taken a good deal more time…

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First Shakedown Run of the New Car

Earlier this month, drivers Toby Owen and James Burling got to drive the team’s new MX-5 race car for the first time. The first shakedown run was at Donington Park, a well-known circuit that would provide a good test of all attributes of the car. Report by Toby Owen So, after laying all of the ground work for a tilt at the 2019 MX-5 Championship and acquiring an old race car, it was time to finally get behind the wheel!…

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