Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

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Bit late with the update but here it is…

Was a nice day at Combe and hopes were high… but first a little update from the VW-Audi trackday… the low oil pressure issue turned out to be a little more serious… on inspection we found that 3 of the 5 mains caps in the engine had failed…

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

So with two weeks to go before this race Bill had to quickly build a new engine… thankfully it all came together and here we were at what was a double header (two races in a day)

It was an eventful day to be honest… lots of red flags for crashes in Formula Ford, Super Karts and even the GT’s…

Sadly the mood of the day was brought down a notch or two by a rather serious accident at Quarry Corner during the Superkart race resulting in the poor guy being airlifted from the track…
Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Last I had heard the driver was in an induced coma… this is the harsh reality of motorsport…

Despite this the day was an enjoyable one and grabbed a few decent pics… here is a selection of them…

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

…and the racing of course 🙂
Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Epic scrap between chivvy (65) and keepo (3)….
Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Bill got off to a brilliant start in the second race from 7th on the grid rocketing up to 3rd…
Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

Castle Combe August Bank Holiday Race Day

He was holding on well but then all of a sudden the car lost drive and that was the end of the Bill’s race… Car was going well, new engine performing fantastically but DNF’d due to a driveshaft failure… very disappointing…

Despite all the drama it was great day of racing with some great people…

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