are a few notes from some of our SRGT contingent at Spa:
"Good bit and bad bits. Weather was cold with a sprinkling of
snow, sleet and hail.
was dry but cold, Mike W qualified 2nd, I qualified 5th, Mike S
race was 1st in the morning on a wet track with light rain initially
which artily dried as the race progressed. Mike W led finitely till
a front body support rod came loose and tangled in his pedals forcing
4 difficult laps till the pit stop window when he was able to come
in to get it pulled out, then managed to get back up to second overall.
Mike S ran well and finished well up though cant remember the exact
position. I had a spin cresting Eau Rouge and the front bodywork
damage was to severe to continue, I am hoping to get it back in
driveable form for Donnington -although it might not look pretty."
Donnan - Hawk Stratos
great weekend, really fabulous.
Spa weather didn't let us down, as usual we had the expected mixed
bag. Over the 3 days we saw the lot! Mind you when the sun peaked
out it was glorious for 20 seconds at a time!
had a great qualifying and was 2nd on the grid to a Morgan and was
looking mighty focused despite having a slight oil leak scare when
the covers came off in the morning.
Elan was running beautifully, no misfire problems and was stoked
for my first race on this great track.
Rog said earlier the track was rather damp for the first half of
the race which caught him out as he crested Eau Rouge. Great shame
as he was looking good to finish high.
was one safety car sequence when a TR6 went off hard at the same
scene of Roger's crime. I took this chance to pit for my mandatory
minute I think just before Mike who was having his rod removed by
doctor on the scene Graham Turner. After a quick wipe of my screen
I was out again thoroughly enjoying the drying track and my tussles
with MG's and Capri's. The Elan just ran sweet as a nut and rewarded
me with 16th overall and 3rd in class. To say I was chuffed was
I came in I saw Mike lined up in 2nd spot and heard later that he
was pushing to take the lead on the last lap at the bus stop when
he spun it! Luckily he kept his position to recover and take the
2nd podium spot. Well done mate!
in all I think the honor of the SRGTC was well upheld, I certainly
left with a great desire to return once more to one of the all time
thanks to Graham Turner who tirelessly offered help and encouragement
when it was needed. I hope you managed to get all of Mike's oil
out your hair in the end!"
Shoobridge - Lotus Elan
Michael has said, Spa was fabulous, but so very different from the
September meeting. The weather certainly through everything at us
but never in huge amounts. The camaraderie was great and perhaps
Michael you will say another thankyou to Elaine for the very early
and welcome teas. Thanks to you both for getting the BBQ sorted.
etc, Has she still got my gloves ??
all did well, and that Elan of yours is certainly on song now. I
hope Roger can get that flying Stratos finished OK and as for Mike
he really was the winner despite the front support rod problem and
that horrendously fast spin... Bloomin Crossle is like a roller
skate on steroids and speed !
me, another highlight, was going round the rest of the old circuit
............ now i understand fully how Siffert and Rodriguez were
able to achieve average speeds of 160+ including the hairpin etc....
I think I,ll take the road legal Gulf 40 to race there in September
and then I can take passengers on the old circuit and fees can go
to the SRGT... In my dreams !"
Turner - Porsche 917