ECURIE SCALPEL NEWS - JUNE 2002

CAR REPAIRS AND FUTURE PLANS.

Having arrived back from Monaco work has been completed fixing the damage. Not too much overall I suppose although the costs were significant. In the end we replaced the bottom wishbone which seemed to be slightly bent. A new brake pipe and a new steering are have been made and fitted along with all new nuts. Finally a new tyre was required as the old one was scraped down to the canvas when the wheel flipped onto its side. The car is now ready for action once again.

The next race for the Junior is at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire on July 14. we are entered into the Junior race along with the Classic Racing Car event where a class win is always on the cards. Lets hope for an incident free event. We ran well at Cadwell last year and were lying in fifth place when the head gasket blew!

For this meeting we have also entered the MK7S into the Classic Sports Car event – this time fitted with the Dunlop tyres. The Mk7 should be good fun at Cadwell which is a wonderful circuit and excellent for spectator viewing. Described as a mini-Nurburgring because of the swoops and rises that make it both difficult to drive and very exciting.

The HSCC have announced a new event for 2002. Supporting the British Grand Prix on July 7th is an invitation historic sports car race for cars from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s in different classes. Sure to be oversubscribed we have submitted an entry and are keeping our fingers crossed. If we get in the event follows immediately after the Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon on the full circuit. Our car should be good down the main straight and a competitive class outing should be on the cards. Of course the cars have to comply with full FIA regulations – hence the change back to the correct Dunlops.

 

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