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2014 so far...

Posted by Nathan Ward on June 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

"After mechanical gremlins forced retirement in the first two races, things were looking challenging for Ward but a fantastic return to form saw him take 2nd place in the Spring Bank Holiday meeting. Starting the last lap in 5th, Ward made a number of daringly audacious moves to cross the finish line in the runner up spot.

 

With new energy in driver and team, the scene was set fo...

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Castle Combe Race - 01/04/2013

Posted by Nathan Ward on April 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The first round of the Castle Combe FF1600 championship took place on 1st April 2013, which concidently was my teammate Mark De Rozarieux's birthday. To celebrate this day, EMAX team manager Glen Finn had arranged for Mark to have a lap of the circuit in the winners car after the race and I was determined to be there alongside him.

The qualifying session was a busy one with several drivers being over ten seconds off the pace. This meant that after only 2-3 laps I was having to negotiate...

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Castle Combe Pre Race Test - 28th March 2013

Posted by Nathan Ward on March 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Another busy test day at Castle Combe saw a dry, cold day with a good showing of pace from both EMAX cars.

Mark managed to reduce his lap time to within 0.3 of his all time personal best and after some setup changes felt much happier with the balance of the car. I was happy with the setup and was running qualifying simulation sessions for most of the day.

Both cars now ready for the first race on Monday. Come back soon for full report...

Castle Combe Silenced Test - 21st March 2013

Posted by Nathan Ward on March 24, 2013 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)

A great first test at Castle Combe saw the two EMAX Swift SC95 cars together for the first time. Attracting attention before they even hit the track it is clear that the new livery is a going to be a fans favourite for the season.

The day started dry but only for one session until the heavens opened. The track was wet or greasy for the rest of the day so it was impossible to compare the track to previous sessions but the car felt good i...

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Reunited with an old friend...

Posted by Nathan Ward on March 14, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Golden Bull Racing are returning to the track in 2013 with eyes set firmly on the Castle Combe FF1600 championship. I will be competing in the Castle Combe championship, several rounds of the Champion of Brands series and other select meetings throughout the year.


I will be returning to the track in the Swift SC95 which saw me to many class wins and back to back class vice champion positions in 2010 and 2011. This year I am looking to go one better and win the fierecely foug...

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Exciting Plans for Golden Bull Racing in 2013...

Posted by Nathan Ward on February 26, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Full details to be revealed shortly...

Walter Hayes Trophy, Silverstone - 2010

Posted by Nathan Ward on November 11, 2010 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

My final event of the 2010 season was at Silverstone, competing in the Walter Hayes Trophy. This is the largest single class race event in the world, attracting over 120 of the finest Formula Ford drivers. With drivers from the USA, the Netherlands and all over the UK, this is the most competitive FF1600 event of the year.

A dry test day on Thursday and a wet session on Friday gave chance to develop setup so that we were ready for anything during ra...

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Come Rain or Shine. . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on October 4, 2010 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The final round of the Castle Combe FF1600 championship started early on a very wet Saturday morning. Being the second session on track there was a very slight drying line forming but this also meant that overtaking during qualifying was going to be very difficult. I managed to get towards the front of the queue in the assembly area, meaning that I would have a lap or two free from traffic at the start of the session.

After waiting for ...

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A Tale of Two Safety Cars . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on September 2, 2010 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

After a very promising pre race test day, I was hoping for a wet race day. The wet test day had given plenty of time to find a perfect set up for both full wet and drying conditions. However, once again the weather system which exists solely over Castle Combe decided to change its mind and the race day was to be fully dry.


 

The Formula Fords were on track for qualifying a...

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On A Roll . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on August 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Little did I know when lining up in the formation area at Castle Combe, that I was about to experience the most action packed qualifying session of my life. Starting second and with a clear track ahead of me I was able to get up to speed quickly and start banging in consistent, fast lap times. This was just as well because from lap 3 onwards there were yellow flags for a car stranded at Quarry, then oil went down on lap 4, then there was a car parked on the exit kerb so ...

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