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BGTC: Alan Bonner Oulton Park preview

Goodbye to gearbox gremlins The Master Motosrsport Ultima has undergone a complete overhaul of the clutch, gearbox and linkage in preparation for the next two races of the British GT Championship at Oulton Park on July 17th & 18th. Gear...

Goodbye to gearbox gremlins

The Master Motosrsport Ultima has undergone a complete overhaul of the clutch, gearbox and linkage in preparation for the next two races of the British GT Championship at Oulton Park on July 17th & 18th.

Gear selection problems for Alan Bonner cost the team a certain podium finish at Castle Combe;

Alan Bonner comments "Stephen drove brilliantly in the first half of the race and our pit stop was very good. As I came round camp for the first time I saw the Rollcentre Mosler exiting the pit lane, I kept the foot down and forced my way past at Quarry, on the next lap exactly the same thing happened with the RSR TVR and I was comfortably holding second place and closing on the leading Gruppe M Porsche.

That's when the problems started, the sequential box found neutral and would only select a gear when the car was almost at standstill. I eventually lost positions to Mike Jordan's 911 and Richard Stanton's Mosler, however when I got the car going again I could catch and pass the Rollcentre car, that is until the gremlins came back.

When the heavens opened the race was over in terms of making up positions and it was a case of defending my place from the ensuing RSR TVR.

Finishing 4th is a good result but the team worked so hard leading up to Castle Combe, they really deserved a podium. My fingers are crossed and I hope Stephen and I can deliver it for them at Oulton Park".

-www.alanbonner.com

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Series GT
Drivers Alan Bonner , Mike Jordan