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04-10-2006, 10:57 AM
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04-10-2006, 11:01 AM
2nd!! wow thats nice :thumb:

04-10-2006, 11:06 AM

04-10-2006, 11:11 AM
Congratulations on an excellent result and an entertaining read :)

The outside of ExMühle :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
04-10-2006, 11:14 AM
Will have a read of this later :thumb:

Did you get to chat about stuff with Clare this weekend Jamie?

04-10-2006, 11:17 AM
Typo Changed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-10-2006, 11:24 AM
Advertising in hand........

Gary Kinghorn
04-10-2006, 12:16 PM
A good read there Jamie ......... and well done.

What position did you finish over all out of interest? and out of how many runners?

04-10-2006, 12:17 PM
We where 113 out of 190 cars I think. About 130 cars finished,


Gary Kinghorn
04-10-2006, 12:19 PM
Cant complain at that mate :thumb:

04-10-2006, 01:58 PM
Great read! I guess you won't forget spark plugs and fresh brake pads next time :D

04-10-2006, 03:54 PM
Enjoyable report, and a v good result, congratulations! Were you car number 40? I was spectating for a while, and wondered if that was you?

I raced one of the small winged Merc 190's on Saturday. We finished 99th overall, but 9th in class so no trophies or cigars for us, but plenty of beers Sat evening :thumb:

04-10-2006, 04:55 PM
Hi Euan,

Yes we are no. 40. Are you racing on the 14th?

Thanks for reading the report everyone.............


04-10-2006, 06:38 PM
I can't make the 14th Oct race unfortunately - parents anniversary. But the car will be racing, with Einar & Lasse driving (so far).

My race report -

Mikjel and I arrived by 7am as requested by Job (the boss), and went to sign in.
But they had no record of our car being entered for the race!? Quick
call to Job confirmed he was stuck in traffic, but that Ring Racing
would sort us out. Which they did. Lucky we arrived early as drivers
briefing was at 7.25am, and qualifying started 8am (due to a
youngtimer event scheduled for after the VLN race).

The track was wet after rainfall during the night, but we figured a
dry line would develop as normal later in the session. So we decided
to wait for half an hour before going out on slicks in the hope a dry
line could be found. Mikjel went out first, and did one qualifying lap. I took
over to do my one lap - Mikjel's only words as he handed over the car
were "It's VERY slippery!". And it was, not much of a dry line
anywhere, fun on slicks :-) I had a couple of wobbles under braking.
Did my one lap, and brought it back into pits glad to bring the car
back in one piece. Job sent me straight back out for the final 10 mins
saying "Go! Enjoy yourself!". Despite my doubts, this was a good move
as there was a dry line now in several sections.

Our pit stop strategy was for Mikjel to do 8 laps, me to do 8 laps,
then Mikjel to do the last half an hour or so. We discussed this with
Ring Racing, and we agreed at what point the "Fuel in" sign would be
shown. Unfortunately they did cock up here, and apologised for it
after the race. As they brought Mikjel in too early after 6 laps, and
then they brought me in too early after 7 laps. Didn't really matter.

We were fortunate with the weather. It was nice and dry. Mikjel took
the start, and I watched from the grandstands for 4 or 5 laps. He was
driving very well, making up several places. The best bit was when he
came along one lap behind the black & silver 190 Evo 2 with the big
wing. Should be a lot faster than us I guess. The lap after Mikjel was
in front by some way, excellent going, put a smile on my face!

I took over for the second stint. The car was running very well,
although the front was lacking grip as the slicks were getting rather
worn - they were part used when we started the race. The best part for
me was also slowly catching up behind the same Evo 2. He definitely
had a power advantage, but was slower in the corners. I got past him
just before the mini Karussel, and was worried he would repass me on
Dottinger Hohe, but I really tried through Galgenkopf to carry as much
speed out as possible, and got a draft from another car that passed
me. So the Evo 2 disappeared into the distance :-)

I handed back over to Mikjel for the final stint, when some new slicks
were put on the front. They were needed! Mikjel set some nice times,
and so we finished with as good a result as we could get. I think a
lot of teams only needed one fuel stop at halfway for this race,
whereas we needed two, so this lost us some time. We finished 99th
overall, and 9th in class.

Car is running well and in good shape for the next race.

04-10-2006, 07:01 PM
Congrats to all involved! :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
04-10-2006, 07:07 PM
A good read Euan thanks for that :thumb:

05-10-2006, 12:18 AM
Cool sounds like a nice car / race ect.

Is it run by ring racing or is the car owned by an individual?

Lets hook up another time during a VLN weekend.........


05-10-2006, 09:04 AM
The car is owned by an individual, but we pay Ring Racing to do the race support and maintain the car. It's worked well this season :)

05-10-2006, 09:11 AM
Nice report Euaj :thumb:

Sorry we didn't meet for a few bevvies over the weekend, next time though :ph43r: