Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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MGA News

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MGA had three cars out at Donington for the two Britcar Production Sportscar Cup rounds last weekend. MGA saw a new driver joining us for the first time in the form of Dave Whitmore who paired up with our long standing driver, Ryan Cefferty in the red MX5. The second car was driven by last year’s competitor Nicola Gillatt but she is not being partnered by her Dad this year but instead has the honour of being teamed up with Mike Gorton. The third car was being run by MGA on behalf of Britcar and was being driven by Championship Co-Coordinator Dave Hornsey and Tony Rodgers. 

Testing on Thursday went well for Ryan and Dave, with Ryan faster than last year and Dave not far behind.
 
Qualifying took place on Saturday morning and the three cars achieved 7th, 8th and 9th position on the grid.
 
Some serious work had to be undertaken on the Britcar MX5 as the gearbox went in qualifying but, true to form, the MGA team worked tirelessly and the car was on the grid for the first race. Thanks guys for all your hard work.
 
So race 1 got underway with Dave Hornsey starting first in the Britcar MX5, Ryan Cefferty starting first in the red MX5 and Mike Gorton starting first in the white number 88 car. Mike had an excellent start and made up two places. As the race progressed it became clear that MGA were going to win the award for pirouettes with first Mike, then Nicola and eventually Dave W all having entertaining spins at the Old Hairpin. Mike’s was probably the most spectacular and thankfully all three spins did not see any damage to the cars and the drivers were able to return to the track and complete the race. Ryan must have been feeling very left out as he didn’t spin once!
 
Unfortunately all the hard work on the Britcar MX5 did not pay off and the car had to retire with engine problems which also meant they could not compete in the second race of the day. Apart from the spins it was a pretty uneventful race and the final positions were Ryan and Dave in 5th place and Nicola and Mike finished in 7th place.
 
The second race after lunch (beautifully prepared by Ian and Linda Cefferty, with much appreciated assistance from Ryan’s partner Lynsey!). The weather was starting to look a bit iffy and rain looked as though it might make an appearance. Nicola started first and Dave W took to the wheel of the red MX5 ahead of Ryan. Thankfully there were no spins this time round and Nicola competed well but had unfortunately dropped down the field somewhat. Dave had done a good job of keeping the car on the tarmac and he brought it in for the pit stop and driver change having radioed ahead to say wets were needed as the rain had started to fall. So the red MX5 had driver and tyre change and away went Ryan. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for No 88 as when Nicola came in to swap drivers with Mike the tyre change to wets could not be undertaken. Mike went out but the rain was now coming down quite hard and he had to return to the pits to have wets put on. He then had a mountain to climb to get anywhere of note.
 
However, thankfully for the MGA team all was not lost as Ryan had a fantastic drive and managed to bring the car home in 2nd place overall and first in class. He and Dave took their rightful places on the podium and were presented with flowers, champagne and trophies. They were both understandably over the moon, as were the rest of the MGA team. Well done to both drivers and also to the team for making it all possible. What a great debut for Dave W. He is looking very much like a Cheshire cat at the moment and still grinning from ear to ear. I think he enjoyed his first experience with MGA!
 
The next round is at Silverstone on May 11th. We intend to have all three cars out for that round so let’s hope we can bring home some silverware again next time.
 
Thanks to all the lads and everyone who helps out in the team. The great results and enjoyable weekends wouldn’t be possible without everyone mucking in and playing their parts.

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Mike Gorton

Mike Gorton holds an "S" Grade ARDS Instructor license and can provide tuition at any circuit in the UK. He is a Senior Instructor at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park. He is available for driver tuition on a daily basis at prices starting from £250.

Please see the Driving Tuition page for further details.

 

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Whilst we drivers would like to believe that we achieved every result single-handedly, I would have to say that in most cases we wouldn't have been on the podium without the efforts of Mike and the MGA Team in getting us there.
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