After many years the course layout was amended for the 2014 season and a 'cross-over' has been added that links Molehill to the Shenstone Straight. See the following image for the new sequence of events. The L7C will continue to use the original layout for it's May sprint and the new figure of 8 for the August sprint.

Curborough 8 (L7C)


May 2023

This year the Curborough 8 sprint was moved from August to May and the weather was fortunately much better than the Marshals Sprint the day before. Sunday was warm, sunny and dry with the temperature around 20C.

P1 - 63.87s
T1 - 63.33s
T2 - 62.85s
T3 - 62.63s
T4 - 62.42s
T5 - 62.60s

Maggie helps with the scoring on Curborough 8 days so doesn't have time to take many photos around the paddock as usual.

August 2022

The weather was warm and sunny with little cloud.

P1 - 62.86s
T1 - 62.13s   New PB
T2 - NTR
T3 - 62.22s
T4 - 63.22s

Maggie helps with the scoring on Curborough 8 days so doesn't have time to take photos around the paddock as usual.

August 2021

The weather was mostly cloudy all day and quite cool and breezy.

P1 - 63.92s
P2 - 63.86s
T1 - 63.31s
T2 - 63.17s
T3 - 62.52s
T4 - 63.74s

3rd in Class

August 2020

This was our first Club sprint of the season, as all the previous sprints we usually attend had been cancelled due to Covid. It was great to be back out there, albeit with social distancing and masks etc and my thanks to Dave Clarke for providing the three track photos below.

P1 - 66.05s
P2 - 64.01s
T1 - 62.07s
T2 - 64.50s
T3 - NTR - Throttle jammed on the final straight in T2 so couldn't do a third timed run!

Dave Cranage's beautiful Series 1 Coventry Climax

August 2019
Round 11 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2019

The weather all weekend was a very hot and sunny 30 degrees! Amongst a field of 59 cars, there was a beautiful Series 1 Lotus taking part, driven by David Cranage.

P1 - 63.35s
P2 - 62.83s This time includes a 1 second penalty for hitting a cone...
T1 - 62.17s
T2 - 62.61s

Winner - Jeremy Davies 58.68s

August 2018
Round 13 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2018

P1 - 96.30s - Cautious first run due to wet conditions
P2 - 78.71s - Still wet, but finding my feet
T1 - 94.44s - Going well until I spun on exit at Fradleys
T2 - 71.83s - First in Class by just 0.21s!

August 2017
Round 10 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2017

P1 - 63.40s - A little too cautious
P2 - 62.17s - Usual second run improvement
T1 - 62.86s - All it takes is a missed gear change...
T2 - 62.03s - Unfortunately no PB this time...
T3 - 63.94s - One second penalty for hitting a cone at Flagpole
T4 - 62.93s - Trying too hard on the last run as ever

Winner - Mark Durrant - 58.23s

My official photographer (Maggie!), helps out in the Paddock Office on L7C Curborough days, so I'm grateful to Dave Clarke for providing the photos below.

August 2016
Round 12 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2016

P1 - 63.65s - Dry and warm conditions
P2 - 62.14s - Bringing the time down
T1 - 61.41s - A new PB
T2 - 62.06s - Trying too hard
T3 - 61.36s - Another new PB and winner of the Edward Lewis Prize for Class 6

Winner - Shaun Elwell 58.35s

August 2014
Round 7 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2014

P1 - 64.60s - First practice on new layout
P2 - 62.82s - Nice improvement
T1 - 62.35s - Turns out to be my best run of the day
T2 - 64.67s - Guilty of trying too hard...
T3 - 62.64s - ...and not concentrating!

Winner - Mike Sankey 60.16s

The photos below are courtesy of Chris Davies.

Sprinting & Hillclimbing