The final round of the Jaguar Classic Challenge was looming and due to other commitments Julian drove solo for the test day on Wednesday. This all went very well with a time 7 tenths under the fastest lap from last year.
After a frantic round at Croft we reconvened at Silverstone on the International Circuit. 2.25 miles of fast straights juxtapositioned by tight sections meant some careful set up to satisfy both requirements. Unusually testing was on the Wednesday before and we had plenty of time to think about how best to proceed with car set up.
With no testing available at Thruxton prior to the Britcar Endurance 2 hour race David and I decided to enter the GT and Production races on Saturday so he could familiarise himself with the fantastic fast sweeps of Thruxton having never seen the circuit before.
After the great successes of the Donington Historic Festival we reconvened at Silverstone for the International Trophy. I was again driving with Julian Thomas in his fabulous low drag lightweight E Type Jaguar.
The Donington Historic Festival finally got my season off the blocks with four races, two each in Julian Thomas' fabulous lightweight low drag E type Jaguar and Sean and Laura Danaher's stunning 1938 Maserati 6CM Grand Prix car.
Monday brought my first test in Julian Thomas' fantastic Semi Lightweight E -Type Jaguar. We will be sharing it in selected races around Britain and Europe this season with visits to the Donington Historic Festival, Silverstone Classic, Zandvoort Historic Festival, the Spa 6 Hours race and Portimao.
We headed to Snetterton for the VSCC season finals amid lovely sunshine and blue skies. Rain, I was thinking, might serve me better in my aim to win the race and claim the hat trick of Continental Trophy Series wins. Giving away power, torque and gear change speed to the ERAs is a perrennial problem with the wet perhaps bringing me back into play.