First outing at Oulton

March 10th, 2012

With my first race at Oulton Park at the end of this month – and having never even been there before – I asked my instructor Malcolm to give me a full days tuition there using a race Boxster from Sean Cooper at Track Focused. The weather was perfect – around 14C with intermittent sunshine.[…]

Training with Car Limits

March 2nd, 2012

At Malcolm’s suggestion, I attended a one-day course at Car Limits today, at North Weald Airfield. Run by Andrew Walsh, himself a very successful racer and to compete again in the Lotus Elise Trophy in 2012, the aim was to teach me more about grip limit and to improve my confidence in the car during[…]

New series sponsor

February 22nd, 2012

The BRSCC Porsche Championship has gained a new season sponsor for 2012 in the shape of leading UK packaging manufacturer, The Logson Group. Founded by Ian Loggie (who started racing with us towards the end of last season) and Mike Stephenson, the Group employs over 800 people and turns over £180M annually. They are particularly[…]

More training with Malcolm

February 4th, 2012

Another training session went well today at Silverstone in an Elise S2 from ES Motorsport and race tuition from Malcolm. Temperature on arrival was a scary -8C with biting winds – I was amazed the Yokohamas gave as much grip as they did. Best lap time was only about a second better than my record,[…]

Race company

January 28th, 2012

Although the BRSCC Porsche Championship is a fairly small series, there are a number of companies dotted around England that offer the convenience of “hire and drive”. I don’t have either the space at home, nor the mechanical expertise to maintain and run my own car, so this arrangement, where the company both own and[…]

Get race fit

January 22nd, 2012

Porsche run an annual workshop called “Get Race Fit” from their Driving Experience Centre at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire – which is only 40 minutes from my home. I registered for the 2012 presentation of course and attended on Saturday 21st January. Easily the oldest driver present, together with approximately 40 other drivers –[…]