After completing our first year of competitive racing competing in the BARC (NW) CNC Heads Sports and Saloon Car Championship it is time to look back and assess our progress and plan how we will attack the 2016 season.
The 2015 season has been a steep learning curve for the team. The results on track have been acceptable for a first season, and in some cases exceeded our expectations, with 2 podium finishes and narrowly missing out on another 2nd place due to a small engine fault 2 laps from the end was probably more than we could of hoped for or deserved.
The timing sheets generally showed that the car and driver package was capable of producing respectable lap times for their class, however these times generally came during the second race of the weekend which highlighted the benefits of track knowledge and experience which will come in time. As for the car a few areas were identified where the car was weaker compared with its competitors, this was to be expected, but overall it was felt that the car is a good base to build from and that with a few key areas developed over the off season the team should be in contention for some more silverware during our 2016 campaign.
I would like to say a big thank you too the Gradient Engineering Race Team, Rebecca Griffin, Paul Clarke, Angie MacDonald, Alan Griffin, Sue Griffin, Andrew MacManus for all their help through out the year, without the teams hard work, dedication and support none of this would have been possible.
Here’s to another great season in 2016,