Whatever your experience of the Renault brand, you got to give them credit for their commitment to motor sports. This year (like the past 2 years) we went to see the Renault World Series at Donnington Park, but unlike last year, the weather was excellent :)
Took loads of pictures, but most of them are smudgy in the centre due to some fingerprints left on the lens :( A good excuse to splash out on a SLR? ;)
Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go shawty
It’s your birthday
We gon’ party like it’s yo birthday
We gon’ sip Bacardi like it’s your birthday
And you know we don’t give a fck
It’s not your birthday!
Yup, another year older, another year wiser… And what do you give someone who has everything? A day out on the track… Twice! :D
Unlike last year I managed to stay on the track and even overtake a few cars. It had rained throughout the night and we had the 1st session of the day at 9am so I was very nervous, in fact, so nervous I forgot to switch the ASR off and the video camera on… Doh!
The 2nd session was at 11.20am by which time the track was completely dry and this time I was flying… Skylines may be fast on the straights, but they can’t corner if their life depended on it ;)
Check out the gallery for my pictures or watch the whole 19 minutes online!
Why is pole position a Bad Thing? Cos it leaves you with no car to focus on and it may make you judge your braking point incorrectly therefore going to hard into a corner (which to my defense was slightly hidden from view due to a small crest) and spinning it 180 degrees :D
Still, the car and I survived and I was able to continue my track session (or more importantly, not stopping anyone else’s) as if it never happened… except that I have it all on tape!
Watch me go
Pictures can be found in the gallery
The Cannonballers that is. Again, it is one of those annual events (2003, 2004 and now 2005) that we go to as it is such a good spirited event and some of the cars you will only see or hear once in a lifetime (unless I get 6 numbers this Saturday).
On the first leg they had to get to Sweden, a mere 959 miles away!
So I lied about the stickers ;)
This years event was again a fantastic day out, and apart from some minor ‘injuries’ to the car I survived it again. During my (what appeared to be my) last lap I managed to overshoot the braking point into a fast right hand corner, lock it up completely and enter the grass verge sideways. The result? A bend alloy :(
See for yourself in DivX or Quicktime.
Fortunately my good friend Dave has kindly offered to pass his spare alloy onto me, so as soon as I’ve found out where I can have it refurbished in the same colour as the other alloys I’m back in business again!
More pictures in the gallery