750MC Roadsports - Round 1 - Oulton Park - 2nd April 2016
Interesting start to the season for the Burn! Motorsport racing effort. At last minute Anthony decided to Race along side James Rudecki and his Spoon Sports Eu supported Honda CR-Z in the CARTEK Roadsports endurance series. This meant throwing together a race ready car in our spare time within a couple of weeks. Whist the essentials were completed there is much work still required on the car.
Steady rainfall ensured the newcomers to Oulton park proceeded with caution during qualifying. Luckily the rain eased up at the beginning of the race to allow a dry line to develop during.
James spent the off season building a new engine, losing some weight (from the car) and finishing a few of the Job's from last year. The hard work paid off qualifying 2nd in class D finishing in the same spot!
Having never driven Oulton before and only 7 laps completed in qualifying Anthony was apprehensive going in to the 45 minute race. After lengthy battles with the M3's from Calss A and then the RX8 and Clio Cup from Class C, loss of VTEC saw the Integra DC2 take 3rd in Class and 8th overall. Despite the loss of VTEC Anthony took the fastest lap in class of 1:42.53
A positive start to the season despite the changing weather and troubles. We look forward to getting both cars back out at Silverstone on the 7th of May.
Thanks to Spoon Sports EU, DIXCEL UK, Yokohama UK and Bonsai Cars; without your support it wouldn't be possible.