Testing dawned damp but sunny, then rained, then stopped. We gave up and fitted worn 888s.
Helen drowns something small and nippy in testing. Again.
Qualifying was an eclectic grid. But a wet one....
Since then Helen has had a power hike, and we’ve thrown about 30kg away, but we’re giving a lot away to the huge power of the Cosworths and M3s that dominate this series, the 1450kg Jag isn’t on a level playing field with the 1050kg Cossie. But we’re not here to try and win it, we’re out for the fun of it all.
The pilot hasn’t raced in a year. The car’s changed, and a test day was in order. And it rained a lot, which was both a bad thing, and a great thing. Wet weather control sharpened some rusty pilot skills in a real hurry, and some wet weather setup work allowed the big blue boat to carve a path through the downpour at a respectable clip.
...which allowed us to do this.
Lined up for race 2. We may have lost ground since quali, but she was here on merit. We were surprised too.