a race report from the dez chand meeting although a bit late.
Dez Chand memorial race
First of all let me just say it was a honor to of known Dez over the last year since visiting coventry car club. and to pay my respects at the meeting. Over £4000 was raised at the meeting by the rc community defiantly a great event that The organisers should be proud of.
Although the meeting was not about results this was Gsracings first team event and first time at the astro track at Coventry
The day started off with a damp track with most people electing to go out on angle spike which was a plus for the Clx as the car generates a lot of mechanical grip and forward traction in the *damp conditions.
My own clx was probably setup too soft even with the cut angles on, as I was grip rolling in certain sections of the track if I pushed too hard.*way too much mechanical grip from the car
I did think the rain would come during the day and continued with the soft setup hoping to take advantage of the softer setup later in the day.
But as the meeting continued the track dried out so this was defiantly not the way to go with setup and probably going up 10wt all round and back to kit spring would have been a better setup but as this was the first time out for my clx round coventry. This reflected on my qualifying position so you live and learn.
In hindsight I would liked to visit the track the week before for some practice time to learn the track and on the day stiffened everything up and switched to pins earlier in the day.
Overall my CLX performed great during the course of the day with no problems or breakages Proving That the CLX is a very robust machine.
We also had Ian boushear heading up the GS team.
Qualifying 6th in the B final ( although never raced there before) and choosing to change to minipins right before the start of the race as he felt the angles were too loose he ended up loosing 2 precious laps right from the start tone while a manic malc changed the tyres And threw him down the pit ramp to rejoin the back of the pack. Finishing 12 overall in the B From 2 laps down.
Justin Twigg also had a good weekend only running there once before the opposite way round the track qualifying 14th in the C and pushing from the back of the pack to Finnish 7th overall Justin’s comments on the the car were very easy to drive and plenty of grip with no problems with the build.
We did have other non team drivers running the GS that weekend as well.
for our first team out with no previous track time or practice the cars and drivers did a great job..
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