2017 Academy Race Calendar

Day keeps getting better the race calendar for next year has been confirmed.

Sat 22nd April – Aintree
Sat 20th May – Curborough Sprint
Sun 4th June – Brands Hatch
Sat/Sun 8/9th July – Donington (Caterham Festival)
Sat 12th Aug – Snetterton 300
Sat/Sun 16/17th Sep – Rockingham
Sat/Sun 14/15th Oct – Silverstone

First ever circuit race for a grid of amateurs and the first corner is Brands Hatch paddock hill bend, should be exciting!
Also get to do Silverstone and Donington!

IVA date in 6 weeks!

Got an IVA date of 3rd Jan.. Going to be a long wait till I see the car again. In the meantime the car did pretty well at the Caterham post build check. Most builds need 10hrs or more work to get them up to scratch apparently. Mine only needs just over 5 of which 3hrs is really minor stuff.
Could fix it myself but by the time I pay for a trailer to bring the car back and my time it’s cheaper to leave it with Caterham to fix.

Build day 22-23 – fluids & wheels

Day 22. A couple of weeks ago I spent the morning filling up all the fluids on the car and bleeding the brakes. Had a few connections which needed tightening up but no major leaks so far.

Day 23. Spent today completing all the odd jobs and getting the car off the axle stands. Forgotten how low these cars are, looking forward to the first drive.

Have hit one major problem it seems that the car won’t turn over. I’ve tripled checked all the connections and spoke to Caterham about it. Apparently I have done everything correctly and it should work. So the most likely problem is when Caterham put in the dash or main loom one of the cables has popped out of a connection. Tomorrow is going to be a fun day of trying to track down the problem. If I can’t solve it Caterham will as part of the post build check.