Sorry you didn't have a good weekend - and you DID beat the DNFs - always a positive, I think
Our race at Cadwell was interesting - after my mate made a "mighty" start (as in "might he have actually set off before the lights went out?" (yes)) - he had a good dice with 3 or 4 cars until the pit stop - then when I took over the damn thing wouldn't start until it was bumped
- and a few laps later I suddenly found out that I shouldn't have said in an earlier post "sadly no Alfas in our race" - 'cos the Hancocks had got a run in our race as well as the Tintops - and he was right oin my tail. At first I just saw a white car with a sort of gold-check livery, and thought it was the identically painted Rover - which was very quick, and as he approached I expected the blue flags....but then realised there weren't any and that it had an Alfa grille on the front...and I was racing for position.
Cue a quick course in defensive driving......I'm still fairly new to this race game and have tended to let people pass if they caught me up - but I've been getting some pep talks from my mate, so thought it was time to put his instructions into action....that 33 was all over me in the corners, but I could pull away a couple of lengths on the straights so I just concentrated very hard on picking the right line into the bends so he couldn't get his nose in, and making sure I didn't outbrake myself........A few concerns when the leader caught us and dived in between, but I managed to prevent the 33 getting past on his coat-tails
Held him off to the end - a very satisfying challenge - tho by the end I was feeling really rough - Cadwell disease - so many abrupt vertical and horizontal direction changes, particularly over the Mountain - that even as a driver you get car-sick.....