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Last Test before the New Season . . .

Posted by Nathan Ward on April 1, 2010 at 10:29 PM

The pre race test day saw a lot more Formula Fords returning to Combe. In fact there were too many to fit in one track session, so whoever made it down to the grid first would be allowed out and the remainder had to wait for all the other sessions before getting on track.

 

It looked like being wet later in afternoon so I was eager to get out for a session or two of dry driving. After two sessions dedicated to getting the car ready for race day, I was fully up to speed. The wind speed at the circuit was the main problem of the day, as unexpected gusts could suddenly upset the car and once, whilst in a crosswind, I was pushed from one side of the track to the other. It also made cornering difficult at some of the more sweeping corners as the car turned into or out of the wind.

 

The rain never came in as expected although the last session saw a burst of rainfall just before we were released onto the track. It is still an exciting concept that half of the track can be soaking wet whilst the other side is bone dry. Finding the limit as the rain cloud moves over the circuit meant that no two laps were ever the same!

 

It was a very productive day and I am now thoroughly looking forward to the first race on Monday.

 

Happy Easter to you all.

 

Nathan

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