Sunday 22.09.19 saw the debut of the Type R Honda Civic FK2 at Thruxton Circuit competing in the CSCC Turbo TinTops Series.
Not a great start with a difficult qualifying session in heavy rain combined with a competitor’s car fire dramatically reduced available time to a minimal number of laps.
None the less clear skies in the afternoon and with the track getting quicker Stuart Emmett finished 2nd overall and under 3 seconds from the leader.
Such good efforts also meant that Stuart claimed the Driver Of The Day trophy!!
Meanwhile… In the Swinging Sixties Group 2 the Datsun qualified well 7th on the grid and first in class.
Lights out and the Datsun went sideways for about 10 meters with loads off wheelspin, a place lost now running 2nd into the first corner settling into a busy track into Campbell & Cobb combination, a number of cars bumped and tagged each other through the bends the Datsun coming out unscathed having managed to narrowly miss a rotating Ford Mustang, but lost another few places in the process.
Settled into the race and started to gather in the cars that had cone past finally managing to pass two cars on the way into club.
Unfortunately, with all the great work throughout the front left hand tyre blew out at the fastest corner on the circuit, fortunately the grass was dry and plenty of space to let the car come to a safe stop.
The tyre was totally worn out and shredded, lessons learnt for next time to really make sure there is enough wear in all the tyres for the whole race!
None the less a great start with the new Civic… next up Donnington Park late October for the last race of the season!