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Testing

Since the days have started getting longer again we decided now, just before race season, would be the best time to test our car in race conditions. We took our car out at 6:45pm onto the tennis courts at our … Continue reading

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Rolling Road

For the past few weeks, our team has produced a rolling road. The reason for this is to test our car for 90 minutes to simulate a race. This will aid us to improve our car and make time to … Continue reading

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Castle Combe 2016

  Slightly frustrating race weekend after fixing the speed controller the car seemed to have good pace in practice and both races. But it appeared to that the batteries ran out and the car was recovered to the paddock where … Continue reading

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Stars In A Reasonably Priced Car!

For the first race of the school year we went to the Dunsfold Aerodrome, this happens to be the Top Gear track! When we arrived, the place was buzzing and everyone was excited. Before we left the pits we had … Continue reading

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First crash!

On the 28th of June, we went to Rockingham Motor Speedway for our first race of the season. We’d just finished improving our car, we’d added a new throttle, a paddle style lever. A new , more aerodynamic back and added new gears. … Continue reading

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1 step forward, 2 steps back

Recently we made the decision to create an improved car working on what we’ve already learned. It was only then that we realized that this  would involve re-scaling the car completely. This included unscrewing; jigsawing and re-screwing. we’ve made drastic … Continue reading

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ANOTHER STEP!

This year one of goals was to finish our team board in our school, we printed photos and updated the information. We started off with a few ideas but finally decided on a huge collage as we had too many … Continue reading

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Rockingham International Final

Scraped through qualification for the international final at Rockingham Motor Speedway. 3 hour drive to be in the pit garage 7.30am to set up car for practice, prep slowed by puncture, passed  scrutineering, data log from race control fitted, driver … Continue reading

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Castle Combe 2015

Late September, Sunday morning, bright sunshine. New shape and new livery and all set for a great day. Free practice went well and all looking good for race 1. Lap times were consistent, driver changes were pretty good and we … Continue reading

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Rockingham Motor Speedway 2015

Proper early start to get to the circuit for 7.30am. It Seems a bit early but it’s full on race preparation , Mot, drivers briefing, free practice, it’s full on for sure. It was the hottest day, 34 degrees, no … Continue reading

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