Archive - August 2011

Posted on: August 27th 2011
Category: Motorsport

 

Things are moving at pace with available time diminishing quicker than you can ever anticipate. 

Posted on: August 22nd 2011
Category: Motorsport

 

Lots going on since the last update but, as ever, it’s hard to keep up with the build as well as the blog.

Posted on: August 11th 2011
Category: Motorsport

 

The last couple of days have involved lots of research and practical tests to help me decide what choices to make in relation to the engines chargecooling system.  Thanks have to go out to both Sam Borgman at TDI and Alex at Pro-Alloy who have, in the absence of my own grey matter, leant me theirs over the course of several extended phone conversations.  We have known for some time that our chargecooling system hasn't been working as efficiently as we would hope and this translates to a big loss of horsepower on the race track.  

Posted on: August 11th 2011
Category: Motorsport

 

The last couple of days have involved lots of research and practical tests to help me decide what choices to make in relation to the engines chargecooling system.  Thanks have to go out to both Sam Borgman at TDI and Alex at Pro-Alloy who have, in the absence of my own grey matter, leant me theirs over the course of several extended phone conversations.  We have known for some time that our chargecooling system hasn't been working as efficiently as we would hope and this translates to a big loss of horsepower on the race track.  

Posted on: August 10th 2011
Category: Motorsport

 

 

Lots of organising, parts ordering and general preparation going since the first blog entry.  I've booked a Villa for all the guys to stay during an before the event so they now have some very comfortable surroundings to recoup in and hopefully they will be giving 100% during the event as a result of that and also booked all the flights.  I have several spreadsheets running to try to keep on top of timescales, spares list, budgets and car preparation.  Scary how much prep goes into a 24 hour race!  

Posted on: August 7th 2011
Category: Motorsport

 

2011 has been a slow starting year for the Hofmann's Lotus Europa but there has been good reason for the lack of competitive outings.  After a very successful run the Brands Hatch 1000K race last year we made the decision to focus on longer races with the car and the 24 hour race at the F1 circuit in Catalunya, near Barcelona, seemed the perfect place to start but that meant waiting until September to go racing.