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Hi Everybody,
With 7 1/2 weeks to go before this event we still have 5 spaces available.
The event timetable is shown below.
As you can see, Sunday morning is an early start to allow for a 30min warm up session before the 8hr race.
This will mean we all need to be on the ball for it to run to time and get you guys away at a reasonable hour come race's end. We will be as flexible as possible but fundamentally the times shown are set. If we can speed things up where possible we will try to do so.

Saturday.
08.00 Doors Open
08.45 Welcome and Driver Briefing
09.00 Track Opens for 5hrs of Free Practice
14.00 Track Closes for Car Tech Inspection / Parc Ferme
15.30 All Cars Legal and in Parc Ferme
16.00 Qualifying
17.30 Track Closes / Parc Ferme
17.45 Qualifying Results
18.00 Club Closes

Sunday.
08.00 Doors Open
08.15 Driver Briefing
08.30 Warm Up
09.00 Track Closed / Parc Ferme
09.20 Cars to the Grid / Team Rostrum Positions
09.30 Start of 8 Hours of "Trés Petit Le Mans"
17.30 Race Finish and Award Ceremony
18.00 Track Breakdown

I'd like to take this opportunity to ask Teams who have not yet paid at least a £10 deposit to please do so as any pre payments go towards the room hire for the weekend, remember the room we use is not a part of RSCC.
As usual any questions please ask.

Entries So Far...

1. Garage 27...ID 17........LMGTE...Paid
2. Exiles...........................LMGTE
3. Rockingham
4. SportsCarazing
5. Low Lands Racing.......LMGTE...Deposit Paid
6. North Staffs..................LMGTE...Paid
7. South Coast Monkeys
8. Chimera Model Sport...LMGTE
9. Demon Slot Racing......LMGTE

Cheers.
Nik.
 

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Discussion Starter · #22 ·
Can ALL Teams now let me know which motor they require as HandOut please.
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Hello Nik
Thx for the update.
Sunday early start no problem, will help us get back home on time.
But Saturday's early start is a bit of a game changer for us, coming over from the continent.
I can understand the need to start earlier, but this time table will require us to travel to Rockingham on Friday evening and will double our Hotel costs with staying an extra night.
12:00 would be the earliest we would be able to arrive @ Rockingham on Saturday.

If I may make a suggestion for a compromise alternate time plan that would minimize "dead" track time:
With the current time plan you have reserved 2hrs for Hand out materials & Tech.
Why don't you keep practice & track live while you're doing Tech like @ Le Mans & Suzuka.
That would extend Saturday's track time by 3 hrs.

Alternative Saturday Timetable
09:00 - 14:00 Free practice
14:00 - 15:30 Start Hand out materials Timed practice 1
15:30 - 16:00 Firmware & ID Checks
16:00 - 17:30 Timed practice 2
17:30 - 17:45 All cars to Parc Ferme
17:45 -18:00 Qualification results and rostrum position choice



As for the required motor. Not sure yet, considering the low number of LMP entries, LLR might switch from GT (MX16) to LMP1 (Flat-6) There's even a remote chance we might split into 2 teams of 2 and race both.

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Discussion Starter · #24 ·
Hi Tamar, following a discussion this evening with my organising team, Saturday's schedule has been adjusted as shown below. Tech Inspection will now be carried out during the qualifying session as we have done during previous events. We are keeping the track closed while handout parts are fitted to give drivers a break before Qualifying and to ensure no-one feels the need to rush fitting said parts, 1/2hr is plenty of time.
If you arrive at Rockingham around midday as you estimate, this will give you 3 1/2hrs of FP before the 1 1/2hrs of Qualifying, that's 5hrs track time.
We obviously appreciate the fact that you're coming a long way and hopefully this now better suits your needs.

Saturday Revised Schedule
08.00 Doors Open
08.45 Welcome and Driver Briefing
09.00 Track Opens for 6 1/2hrs of Free Practice
15.30 Track Closes for Issue and Fitting of Handout Parts
16.00 Qualifying and Tech Inspection
17.30 Track Closes / Parc Ferme Bodies Off
17.45 Qualifying Results
18.00 Club Closes

Regarding motors and teams, if you could let me know your plans as soon as possible please?
Obviously if you decide to run 2 teams we will require 2 entry fees from you.

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Hello Nik
(y)A big thumbs up to you and the organizing team, most happy with the "new"schedule.
Thank you for being flexibele, this means we can stick to our initial travel schedule.

We have a test planned on Sunday 17 oct where we will decide which class, how many teams.

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Hello Nik.
As promised an update for the Low Lands Racing Team on motors etc. etc.
So that will be 1 (one) MX16 and 1 (one) Flat-6 please...

I've just PayPal'ed you for a second entry, LLR will be entering two cars:

Besides the Mission8 LLR BMW M8 GTE in GTLM and partially also due to the low number of entries for the LMP class(es)....we would also like to enter the Acura LLR in LMP1
And guess what...opposed to my regular routine...one car is ready to run. ;)
In fact it has already run a race...but I'm sure I'll find something on her to work on... right up to tech 😇

Not mentioned before in this topic but concerning ID's:
ID # 14 or #15 would be welcomed for LLR's GT entry, and ID #9 would suit the Acura perfectly

With kind regards
Tamar

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Mission8 LLR BMW M8 GTE leaving the pits @ Suzuka, with a hasty applied test livery, running well but with plenty of work still to do
for "Petit Le Mans"


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Highcroft Acura LLR LMP1 on the starting grid @ SlotraceFriends LMP sprint, Diepenbeek Belgium Sept 19th. With some nice fat DiSCA 2022 G25 rubber.
Ready to run for R'ham with some minor
upgrades and set-ups changes to revert back to "old" N18 & F22 tyre still in the pipeline.
 

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Discussion Starter · #27 ·
Morning All,
With 6 weeks to go before the event it's really good news that we now have 10 Teams on the grid.
There are 4 spaces left for anyone interested in entering.
Please don't leave it too late to tell me which class you're entering and which motor you'll need for handout, we do have some but I don't want to be scrabbling for motors in the last week before the event.
Also any outstanding deposits would be welcome, remember it goes towards the room hire for the event.

Entries So Far...

1. Garage 27...ID 17..........LMGTE...Paid
2. Exiles.............................LMGTE
3. Rockingham
4. SportsCarazing
5. Mission 8 LLR...ID 14....LMGTE...Deposit Paid
6. North Staffs....................LMGTE...Paid
7. South Coast Monkeys...................Deposit Paid
8. Chimera Model Sport.....LMGTE...Deposit Paid
9. Demon Slot Racing........LMGTE
10. Acura LLR...ID 9...........LMP1......Deposit Paid

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Discussion Starter · #29 · (Edited)
With 5 weeks to go I'm sorry to announce that there will be no Team Rockingham at this event, the 1st time Rockingham hasn't entered a home event I believe?

Entries So Far...

1. Garage 27...ID 17..........LMGTE...Paid
2. Exiles.............................LMGTE
3. SportsCarazing
4. Mission 8 LLR...ID 14....LMGTE...Deposit Paid
5. North Staffs...ID 19........LMGTE...Paid
6. South Coast Monkeys...................Deposit Paid
7. Chimera Model Sport.....LMGTE...Deposit Paid
8. Demon Slot Racing........LMGTE
9. Acura LLR...ID 9...........LMP1......Deposit Paid

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A dire loss indeed, for the event, the team and the grid, as that would be just 2 possible LMP's.
Apperently SportsCarazing still hasn't decided which or even what car it will run.
And I can't even imagine a R'Ham event without Mr Tucker & Le Maistre.

Must say, Covid situation not very promising as well. So far all lights are still green...but as autumn progresses and winter approaches...a spectrum shift to amber is always on the cards.

But lets remain positive.

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Change of heart for Mission8 LLR
After spending some days in the bodyshop, mission8 LLR has had a change of heart, car won't be red, nor white, but bad ass black.:cool:


And with ID 14 of course not 24. 😇
More on the SV8GTE progress here

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All entrants please note that the Mercedes AMG has never raced in WEC or at Le Mans and therefore is not legal for this event.
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Rockingham are making a late re-entry with a LMGT entry.
I am going to pinch Keith Fishenden to join me, if he is willing, and Adam will have an open spot in the team if he can make it. We will be driving a 911.

This will be my first racing for 20 months so I will try not to cause too much carnage.

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Discussion Starter · #36 · (Edited)
A welcome return to the grid for Rockingham (y)
Entries So Far...

1. Garage 27...ID 17...................LMGTE...Paid
2. Exiles...ID 8............................LMGTE
3. SportsCarazing...ID 7
4. Mission 8 LLR...ID 14.............LMGTE...Deposit Paid
5. North Staffs...ID 19.................LMGTE...Paid
6. South Coast Monkeys...ID 6..................Deposit Paid
7. Chimera Model Sport...ID 13..LMGTE...Deposit Paid
8. Demon Slot Racing...ID 11.....LMGTE
9. Acura LLR...ID 9.....................LMP1......Deposit Paid
10. Rockingham...ID 5................LMGTE...Paid

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Welcome back Matt and as such Team Rockingham...even if its in an "illegal" Merc ;) the race wouldn't be the same without you guys. So...no complaints/ protest from the Dutch.
Double digit grid is nice and do hope that Adam will be able to join as well.

The only thing that could come between us and the race...is a new lockdown...
...Covid press conference by Dutch Gov Friday evening :rolleyes:

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Hello Slotfriends
Dutch Gov issued several restrictions to cap the 3/4th Covid wave, but none that would prevent us from joining the grid in 10 days...
...10 days!!! 😬 Still so much to do....
But we've been quit busy lately, both cars in state of prep that they're fully legal and would pass tech.
Tire Vehicle Wheel Car Automotive tire


Still there's always room for improvement and last details will be added to the car(s) as "last call for concourse" will be heard @ Rockingham.
Drivers names & tire decals...and some of those expensive 3D printed M8 Mirrors (@ €5 a piece) that will obviously be lost during the race (for which I will pay £1 finders fee to any one returning them to me 😇)

(note: Mirrors at Rockingham will be red with Puma decal ;))

Looking forward to seeing you soon
with kind regards
Tamar
 
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