Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Summer has finally arrived for Britcar! With the promise of a sunny weekend at Thruxton, all hopes were high that MGA Motorsport would continue our successful season, perhaps with a class win for Dave Whitmore and Ryan Cefferty. Alas, it was not to be. 

But, let's rollback to a glorious Saturday afternoon when MGA turned up at the Hampshire circuit, the sun's rays lending a decidedly Tuscan flavour to the rolling hills and wheat fields that surround the circuit. 
We turned up with 3 Mazda MX5s this weekend; Ryan and Dave's red one, Mike Gorton and Nicola Gillatt's white one and the white MX5 owned by Britcar, this weekend being driven by Skid Carrera and Anthony Shemmans. 
Qualifying and the race would take place on the Sunday, leaving Saturday as a day to spend preparing the cars and then relaxing in the sun with a BBQ and a beer or two. The team went to bed excited about Sunday's potential.
Up bright and early and greeted by rolls of cloud, it was still very hot and humid but it didn't take long for the sun to crack through and smother the land. The day was going to be very hot!
Qualifying started at 11:41, for a 40 minute session. Almost immediately, Dave, who had started in the red MX5 felt something was wrong and within 5 laps had pitted with loss of power and what turned out to be a holed piston. That meant Ryan and Dave were out of qualifying, and with not enough time to change the engine, out of the race. A great shame, as they were surely on course for yet another podium.
Nicola and Mike fared rather better, qualifying 13th overall and an impressive 2nd in class with a best time of 1:31.548, on lap 6 (out of 17). We had a couple of hours before the race, most of which were spent commiserating Dave and Ryan for their extreme bad luck. Little did we know, that wasn't the end of the bad luck for the team.
The 90 minute race started at 14:35 with Mike initially making good progress. Mike pitted on lap 17, for Nicola to take over. Unfortunately, her stint only lasted 5 laps, as on lap 22, the gearbox locked in 4th gear, then failed completely, causing her retirement. Both MGA MX5s out at the same meeting; unheard of and deeply disappointing for the team.
Congratulations to Symons and Webster in their BMW M3 for the race win, but also to our new friends, Skid Carrera and Anthony Shemmans in the Britcar MX5 who finished 2nd in class; well done fellas!
It's nearly 7pm as I write this and the team are still packing away, the heat from the sun just tempered a small bit, helped by a lovely breeze blowing across the airfield. The day's events are past now; we go away and repair the cars and come back stronger for the next race: Snetterton on 17 August. See you there!


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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.

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