Academy 2001 - Late series |
|We participated in the
series in 2001 (late group) and a journal of our experiences is recorded in
these pages. Click on the links for pictures. The eventual
schedule of events was:|
workshop - Loads of useful information from Derek Moore, the
Caterham Midlands staff and the team
from Entreprix. An amazing amount of effort and organisation from all involved
including all the sponsors. Visit their web sites shown here.
|ARDS test day at
Silverstone to obtain a competition licence
|Delivery Day||April 28|
|Silverstone test day
|Castle Combe -
track day. Fantastic day - loads of track time and great instruction. Well done
Calum Lockie and the team at Goldtrack.
||July 7 & 8|
sprint school. A rather mixed day. 8 runs - 3 wet and 1 on the long track. At
least I know where the track goes and what its like in the wet (answer: ice
racing in the summer!). Later in the day a visit to Earl Shilton to see a man
about bump stop rubbers.
second visit. 14th out of 20 but with only one effective timed run (the second
was wet) it was the proverbial lottery.
Corporate day at Mallory Park - Some useful track time in preparation for the
race in October
Test day on the 27th which was dry and exciting. Mixed up with Superlights &
Global Lights which mean a clear lap was rare. Managed a 59.66 at the end which
wasn't bad. The race on the 30th (Birthday as well) was totally wet. Qualified
13th (OK) and finished 11th (better) by virtue of a good start and those in
front coming off.
||September 27 &
|Kemble -track day organised by Easytrack. Very wet to start and track liberally coated with the contents of a Ferrari's sump. Exciting!||December 1|
|The 2001 season in more pictures|
Team colours reflect the Super 7's Lotus heritage and the 1970 World Drivers Championship
Lotus 41X Brands Hatch '68
New nose job courtesy of Russell Parry of Dorking.
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