Festival stages, Ingliston, Edinburgh Another class win for GMC. GMC-Motorsport continued their comeback into the rallying world with yet another class victory in the Scottish Tarmac Rally Championship. With most of the gremlins attended to ...
Festival stages, Ingliston, Edinburgh
Another class win for GMC.
GMC-Motorsport continued their comeback into the rallying world with yet another class victory in the Scottish Tarmac Rally Championship.
With most of the gremlins attended to after the Tyneside stages four weeks ago the inseparable partnership of Gerry McCafferty and Davie Hatrick continued their dominance of class 1.The event at Ingliston was 100% smooth tarmac and unlike the treacherous roads of Otterburn it was yet another chance to alter suspension for smooth tarmac events.
The weather on the day was dreadful, with torrential rain, high winds, standing water and mud all around the stages. We had lowered the cars suspension by 35mm for this event and opted for Yokohama A032 super soft tyres to help cope with the worsening weather conditions.
We had very few problems on the day, with only a couple of minor spins. One junction came upon us quicker than was shown on the maps and on the following stage, on the approach to a hairpin bend after the long straight we realised we were carrying too much speed into the apex of the bend, so with the help of the hand-brake we managed to spin the car into the correct direction and avoided a visit into the undergrowth!!
Due to the torrential rain on a couple of the stages, the windscreen was steaming up which was causing us some minor inconvenience, however, no time was lost.
Early in the event, and mainly due to the surface water, the rear brakes were locking up under heavy braking, but this was easily adjusted during the stage from inside the car and we soon had a perfectly balanced braking system. With many of the other crews complaining about the lack of grip, we found that this was not a major issue and continued to set impressive times. Again, we cannot fault the performance and handling of the new car and with three weeks till our next event further testing can be carried out. The car will also have another visit to ROBINSON TUNING, to further "tweak" the engine now that it’s fully run-in.
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