C7CAT

Curborough - Double Lap


May 2018
Round 4 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2018

It was a dry and warm sunny day at 15/16C. T2 was my best run, but still can't break the 60s barrier!

Times
P1 - 63.79s
P2 - 62.82s
T1 - 62.30s
T2 - 61.60s
T3 - 61.90s

Winner - Mike Sankey 58.69s



May 2017
Round 3 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2017

Times
P1 - 62.62s
P2 - 61.28s
T1 - 61.01s
T2 - 60.84s
T3 - 61.48s
T4 - 60.59s
T5 - 60.89s

Winner - Mark Durrant 57.95s

The weather was warm, sunny and dry. T4 was my best run but still can't break the 60s barrier!



May 2016
Round 4 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2016

Times
P1 - 61.79s - Sunny start but cool temperature
P2 - 60.49s - Still sunny and getting warmer
T1 - 60.31s - Still struggling off the line
T2 - 60.17s - Another new PB
T3 - 60.18s - Trying too hard!

Winner - Shaun Elwell 57.70s

Consistency is much better, just 0.325 between the last 4 runs and the 60.17 represented a new PB by 0.09 secs. Still struggling off the line, 2.56 way off my previous best with 2.27. Tyres are now into their third season, so this won't be helping.

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Clarke of the L7C.

The following photos below are courtesy of Ian Blakeman. See more of his photos on Mr Locust's most interesting photos on Flickriver

May 2015
Round 2 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2015

Times
P1 - 61.27s - Warm, dry sunny day, good first practice
P2 - 60.53s - Slight improvement
T1 - 60.52s - Consistent
T2 - 60.26s - Another new PB, 0.79s better than my previous L7C PB at Curborough and good enough for Second in Class
T3 - 61.40s - Too many small mistakes
T4 - 60.55s - As ever trying too hard on the last run

Winner - Mike Sankey 58.18s

May 2014
Round 2 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2014

Times
P1 - 62.11s - First practice, reasonable start
P2 - 61.74s - Chipping away....
T1 - 62.08s - Trying too hard..
T2 - 62.10s - ..and again
T3 - 61.05s - a new L7C PB by 0.28s

Winner - Mike Sankey 58.26s

The first 6 photos below are courtesy of Ian Blakeman. See more of his photos on Mr Locust's most interesting photos on Flickriver


May 2013
Round 3 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2013

Times
P1 - 64.32s - First practice, warm and dry and almost as quick as previous day
P2 - 64.23s - Marginally better..
T1 - 62.96s - ..again..
T2 - 62.40s - .. and again, but not near PB
T3 - 61.63s - At last, a reasonable improvement just 3/10ths off PB
T4 - 62.41s - Trying too hard.....

Winner - David Nelson 58.06s

August 2012
Round 11 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2012

Times
P1 - 64.31s - First practice, warm and dry
P2 - 63.05s - Marginally better..
T1 - 62.54s - ..again..
T2 - 62.25s - .. and again, but not near PB
T3 - NTR - 4 wheels off at Flagpole on lap 2

Winner - Stuart Miller 58.18s

May 2012
Round 4 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2012

Times
P1 - 63.51s - First practice, warm and dry
P2 - 62.87s - An improved run in the dry
T1 - 62.38s - Slow steady improvement
T2 - 62.38s - Incredible, the same time...
T3 - 61.33s - Finally a new PB by just 0.32s

Winner - Stuart Miller 57.87s

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Blakeman. See more of his photos on Mr Locust's most interesting photos on Flickriver

The photos below are courtesy of Chris Davies and Tom Slatter.

August 2011
Round 12 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2011

Times
P1 - 63.56s - First practice, warm and dry
P2 - 62.94s - An improved run in the dry
T1 - 62.99s - Trying too hard.....
T2 - 63.22s - Slower due to damp but drying track
T3 - 61.68s - Better and just 3/100ths away from PB

Winner - Shaun Elwell 57.87s

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Blakeman. Some of Ian's more popular/interesting photos can be seen on his website Mr Locust's most interesting photos on Flickriver

The photos below are courtesy of Chris Davies.


May 2011
Round 5 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2011

Times
P1 - 65.10s - First practice, dry but cloudy
P2 - 64.04s - An improved run in the dry
T1 - 64.97s - Tried to hard and got a 'gearbox full of neutrals'
T2 - 63.50s - Better, but still off the pace
T3 - 61.65s - Another PB, a really satisfying run where everything came together

Winner - Mike Sankey 58.41s

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Blakeman. Some of Ian's more popular/interesting photos can be seen on his website Mr Locust's most interesting photos on Flickriver



May 2010
Round 4 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2010

Times
P1 - 66.62s - First practice, hot and sunny
P2 - 64.35s - Much faster lap, my best at Curborough so far
T1 - 64.79s - Just one small mistake.....
T2 - 64.02s - Managed to set another PB
T3 - 64.12s - Last run, just a little mistake, unable to improve my time. Finished 10th out of 18 overall, scoring 94.81 points.

Winner - Richard Price 60.70s

August 2009
Round 11 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2009

Times
P1 - 67.80s - First practice, dry conditions.
P2 - 67.35s - Slightly faster lap, my best at Curborough so far
T1 - 67.61s - Unfortunately I couldn't improve when it really mattered
T2 - 73.11s - Last run, now light rain has been falling for some time. Finished 13th out of 16 overall scoring 89.57 points

Winner - Jeff Smith 60.56s

Above 2 photos courtesy...
...of Ian Blakeman

May 2009
Round 4 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2009

Times
P1 - 72.12s - First ever circuit of Curborough, dry conditions
P2 - 83.48s - 2nd practice was very wet
T1 - 68.34s - Over lunch track dried out, managed to significantly improve on 1st practice
T2 - 81.34s - Next timed run was in monsoon conditions, very buttock-clenching
T3 - 80.68s - Last run, still very wet, but yet another improvement on previous wet runs, finishing 9th out of 14 overall scoring 89.87 points

Winner - Jeff Smith 61.42s

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