Round 5: Snetterton, 11th October
After missing Round 4, both the Skyline and Impreza engines were
rebuilt in time for the final round at Snetterton and both myself
and Adam headed down. Luckily we had been split into separate groups
so we weren't battling head to head on track, which could have been
I was still getting used to the new power of the Skyline, up from
480bhp to 570bhp, as I had only driven the car on track on the test
session the day before. It was scarily quick and I was reluctant
to turn the boost up straight away! That reluctance soon disappeared
after Adam got a quicker time than me in the first warm up session!
The day went ahead without any hiccups, but learning the track and
the car at the same time meant that my times weren't spectacular.
up - 1:24:142
Practice - 1:19:475
Qualifying - 1:19:454
Final - 1:18:112 - finishing 8th in Class
finishing 7th in class overall for the year, after crashing at the
first round and missing the fourth isn't too shabby I suppose. Maybe
next year will bring better fortune!
had his first competitive outing in the Impreza. A fairly low powered
car (350bhp) with standard brakes and old budget Tein suspension.
He drove it like a hooligan, and despite managing to beat me in
the warm up session, he couldn't keep up with me later in the day!
He had a few offs, a few spins and a couple of mechanical niggles!
Nothing too serious thankfully and he still managed to drive the
car the 450 miles back home!
up - 1:23:127
Practice - 1:22:657
Qualifying - 1:21:574 - finishing 5th in Group
Fee - Club Class #7
Adam - Club Class #63