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Jun 16, 2013 - Race 2

RACE 2 We had a lazy morning at the hotel as the race wasn't until 4:25 in the afternoon. We got to the circuit and spent some time prepping the car, checking tire pressures, torquing wheels, cleaning windows etc. 40 min before the race starts the cars leave the pits and head to a staging area. Here they form up in grid order behind the pace car, and wait to go out on the track. One of the sponsors of the Ferrari championship is Triton O-Rings and they had a couple of models walking past the cars getting pictures taken. As the proud...

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Jun 15, 2013 - Qualifying and Race 1

QUALIFYING: Saturday was qualifying day, and after getting the car prepared it was time to get Richard strapped in and out for his 25 min session. As there are two races, the two quickest laps determine pole position for the two races. This weekend also saw the Classic series share the track with the full Open series cars, so the grid went from fully race prepared 458s down to Richard's stock 308 GT4, with 8 classes in total. It had rained before qualifying, so it was on a drying track that the cars went out... Pole position for Race...

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Jun 14, 2013 - Driving the car at last!

So the trip is officially underway! We landed at Heathrow at 11:00 this morning and were met by my sister and my niece. They drove us to a quiet car park where the 550 was waiting for us. After swapping our bags we were off! The car is great, and it was an easy drive to Silverstone. We met up with family there and Richard passed tech and is good for qualifying tomorrow. Now for some sleep...

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