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2CV Racing Newsletter July 2018

Rounds: 6 and 7   Oulton Park   June 23 
Qualifying and two hotly contested sprint races all on the Saturday, sunny and dry conditions.

Championship Round 6
Grid: Sparrow, Clarke, Davies, Proietti . . . 
Result: Davies, Roads, Hollis, Sparrow . . . 

Championship Round 7
Grid: Sparrow, Proietti, Storey, Bousfied . . . 
Result: Sparrow, Proietti, Perry, Storey . . . 

2CV Parts.com Championship after seven rounds:

1   Pete Sparrow   574
2   Matthew Hollis   485
3   Nick Crispin   470
4   Tom Perry   451
5   Lien Davies   448
6   Simon Clarke   440
7   Ainslie Bousfield   435
8   Alec Graham   410
9   Sandro Proietti   408
10   Nick Roads   405
11   Brian Heerey   405
12   Mick Storey   400

After 7 rounds and with three rounds to go, the Championship is more open that it has been for several years.  Read Peter Scherers’ report on the races at Brands here. Full results at TSL-Timing.com, here.

For lots of great pictures see our Facebook page and yet more at Adam Lines, here.

Next Championship Rounds: 8 & 9, ‘Convoy In The Park’ Donington Park, July 22
‘Convoy In The Park’ is a huge truck festival with two days of motor racing, including 2CV racing on the Sunday. 10,000+ visitors are expected on each day, with 1000 trucks on display and lots of side shows and activities for all ages.

300 Championship points are still available and more than 12 drivers are still in with a chance. The table is still very tight, so every driver will be trying very hard around the swooping Donington Park circuit.

There is a full programme of racing on the Saturday, and we may not be admitted until around 18.00, when the paddock will be clearer. Katy is checking the tickets situation with BARC. Check the BARC website ‘Final Instructions’ sheet regularly for latest news on admission and paddock layout.

Katy and her team are planning another great BBQ on Saturday evening.

If you are not already entered and want to enjoy this amazing circuit and supporting truck festival, then contact Chris Yates at chris@accelerator.org, before July 18.
 
The crowd at ‘Convoy In The Park’ is very likely to be the biggest that the Club has ever raced in front of, and the paddock could be mobbed. We will be in the garages occupied by the Britcars on Saturday, so we can move in as they move out. Given the big crowd, let’s all do our bit to put on a tidy and friendly presentation. Our cars are the stars, so please park them with the fronts facing the visitors. That might mean that as we are in the garages, we park them facing out through the rear doors. If you have a spare engine or some tyres, place them neatly for all to see. Take some extra care with security. If you have team T-shirts, please wear them. Visitors enjoy chatting to drivers they will see out on track. Remember also that kids just love being photographed sitting in the drivers’ seat of a race car.

A pit lane walk for the trucks is set for the lunch break on Sunday. Not sure yet of the exact format, but be ready for a crowd. 

There should be a full colour page about the Club and our racing the event programme. The Donington Park meeting is a great opportunity for the Club to ‘sell itself’ to the visitors. And out of the many that will be there, perhaps there will be just a few who might decide to give 2CV racing a go.
Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour Race  Snetterton August 17, 18 & 19

The 10th and final round of the Championship is the Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour at Snetterton, August 17, 18 & 19.  It helps us celebrate 70 years of the iconic Citroen 2CV. We have 20+ 2CV 602’s entered and with our friends entering Mini and Euro series race cars, we are optimistic of a grid on the mid-30’s.   

If you and your pals have been wavering about entering, then now is the time make up your minds. The entry fee is now just £2145, which is about 175 busy laps each for £550 if four are sharing the cost. Entry for a typical club race can be £300 for just 14 od so laps! If you are looking for a seat in a car or a car to rent or maybe a car to buy then contact Alec Graham, here. He can help you in all sorts of ways. And he if he can’t, then he almost certainly knows someone who can. 

Alec is still very interested to hear from you if you have a 2CV race car that you might wish to sell, or to hire out for the 24 Hr. You can make a late entry up to August 10th

Children under 16 at the 24 Hour
We welcome children in the paddock area, but not in the garages or the pitlane. Sorry but it is an MSA rule. However, at the end of the race, just prior to the cars coming up the pit lane slowly, three refuges made with steel railings should appear. These are designed to be safe viewing places only for children with their parents and/or friends.

And, please, encourage any children with bikes to cycle sensibly and carefully in the fire lane and paddock.

Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour Race Poster
The club has published a poster for the Liqui Moly 24 Hour race. It will be available printed in A3 size at Donington Park and Snetterton, at £1 each.  It can also be downloaded, here, in A4 and A3 file sizes, to print out yourself.
 
Tech tips for 24 Hr Racers
Your white number panels on the doors must be reflective. It can be tricky getting the reflective film. An alternative is to buy rolls of 50mm wide tape on Ebay and create a panel with that.

When you are at the circuit, Steve Wills at S-Tek Fabrications can help with last minute welding and fabrication work. His amazingly well equipped workshop is on the right as you drive down towards the circuit entry. Steve’s been doing racing stuff for years. 01953 887451.

Pitlane Walks before the 24 Hour
The 24 Hour should start at 17.00 on the Saturday afternoon. From 16.00 we are planning a 30 minute pitlane walk while the race cars are getting their final prep in the garages. On the grid area, we also hope to have some classic Citroen cars on display. Owners of any interesting Citroens making the trip to the race or which are based in East Anglia are invited to make contact, here 9. Before and after the grid walk, those cars will be on display in a dedicated area near the paddock.

We also hope to arrange for the pit lane to be open to the public during the lunch hour on Saturday.

Take care with your cooking arrangements in the area behind the fire lane
The electrical power supply at Snetterton is limited. Please don’t bring big appliances like electric ovens. And when setting up your gas and BBQ cooking arrangements please have an eye to the way things are laid out to maximise safety and minimise any risk of burns or fires.

Listen to 2CV 24 Hour Race Radio commentary on 87.7fm at the circuit
Bring an FM radio and listen through the night on 87.7fm.

Follow the 24 Hour on the live webcast of the commentary with live video.
Get coverage at www.2cvracing.org.uk and Motorsport Media.

And, finally...
Spa 24 hour 2018
Its the 34th running of the Spa 24 Hour organised by 2CVRT in Belgium. Over 100 cars will be in the race over the weekend of October 6-7 at the historic Spa Francochamps circuit. There are track parades and for those taking their 2CV the opportunity to do a lap of the race circuit in a procession of over 200 cars on the Saturday afternoon. As its the 70th anniversary of the 2CV there are also plans for other events across the weekend. Entry is free to all and a large number of Europoean 2CV clubs are attending.
 
UK teams will be racing again in UK club class cars and UK Hybride classes. Entry forms for 2CV's are available here.

The Club’s Commercial Partners
Their contributions help fund the 24 Hour Race Radio which will webcast the race commentary with a new live digital video system being pioneered by Lester Forbes, Director of Motorsport Media.

2CVParts.com – Liqui Moly – Professional Motor Sport World Expo 2018 – Stevenage Sheet Metal – Duff Morgan – LION – BRT Bearings Group – Mintex Classic – Motorsport Media

The next edition of this 2CV Club Newsletter should be published in August. Content, comments and suggestions welcomed by the editor: martin@lionpic.co.uk
 
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