C7CAT

Curborough - Double Lap


May 2022
British Motorsport Marshals Club

A nice warm, dry and sunny day in which I came 4th in Class.

Times
P1 - 63.98s
P2 - 62.04s
T1 - 61.54s - Course PB
T2 - 62.36s



To avoid heavy traffic on the Friday, we travelled to Curborough on Thursday and visited the Great British Car Journey in Ambergate, Derbyshire and Tatenhill Aerodrome in Needwood, Burton-upon-Trent - see photos here.


May 2021
British Motorsport Marshals Club

A very wet start to the day and it rained on and off all day, as well as being cold. Runs were very slow, meaning only 3 in total.

Times
P1 - 78.03s
T1 - 75.26s
T2 - 73.77s

Second in Class - Nigel Fox won with a time of 72.01s

When we arrived the afternoon before the Marshals Sprint to offload the Caterham before going to our overnight accommodation,
these American trucks were doing passenger rides round the circuit.



August 2020
British Motorsport Marshals Club

Times
P1 - 64.69s
P2 - 61.95s
T1 - 63.75s
T2 - 67.19s The last timed run took place just after a heavy shower...

Andrew Skinner's 7 left its mark in the tarmac after a heavy shower!

May 2019
British Motorsport Marshals Club

It was a warm but showery day, the track was never really fully dry and warm, no more than 16/17 degrees.

Times
P1 - 63.10s
P2 - 70.02s
T1 - 61.45s
T2 - 60.89s First in Class, but only one in my Class, so no trophy!

May 2018
British Motorsport Marshals Club

Overnight rain had left the track damp, but a sunny morning dried it out, followed by a warm and cloudy afternoon. The temperature was only 13/14C all day.

Times
P1 - 62.67s
P2 - No timings
T1 - 61.61s
T2 - 62.05s

Winner - James Thornton 61.03s

May 2017
British Motorsport Marshals Club

Times
P1 - 63.09s
P2 - 60.70s
T1 - 61.18s
T2 - 61.04s

The weather was cloudy with the odd spot of rain and a variable temperature. P2 ended up being my best time, very disappointing not to kick on from there.


May 2016
British Motorsport Marshals Club

This is a sprint organised by the British Motorsport Marshals Club and, apart from being well supported by the L7C, it is always good just to get a bit extra practice before the Club's event on the following day. This was also the first year that tyre warming was not allowed, so everyone found it harder to get off the line.

Times
P1 - 62.20s - Dry & sunny, but cold
P2 - 61.63s - Getting warmer
T1 - 61.12s - Slowly getting the time down
T2 - 61.08s - My most consistent day at Curbs, just over 1 second between all 4 runs and improving

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

May 2015
British Motorsport Marshals Club

This is a sprint organised by the British Motorsport Marshals Club and is, as ever, well supported by the L7C. Always good just to get a bit extra practice before the Club's event on the following day.

Times
P1 - 61.99s - Warm dry day, good first practice
P2 - 60.92s - Good improvement
T1 - 60.48s - A new PB by just 0.39s, good enough for a First in Class
T2 - 61.01s - Trying too hard!
T3 - 61.55s - Trying even harder!!

May 2014
British Motorsport Marshals Club

This is a sprint organised by the British Motorsport Marshals Club and is, as ever, well supported by the L7C. Always good just to get a bit extra practice before the club's event on the following day.

Times
P1 - 64.31s - First practice
P2 - 62.08s - Big improvement
T1 - 62.06s - Consistent
T2 - 61.61s - Very close to my PB
T3 - 60.87s - At last, a new PB by 0.46s and 3rd in class

Winner - Lynn Gilbert 60.54s

May 2013
British Motorsport Marshals Club

This is a sprint organised by the marshals club and usually gets good support from the L7C and those of us that attend use it as an opportunity for a bit of practice before the club's event on the following day.

Times
P1 - 66.78s - First practice, warm and dry conditions. Not at the races...
P2 - 64.45s - A resonable improvement, but struggling to get near my PB
T1 - 63.78s - Still not happening....
T2 - 63.70s - An insignificant improvement, but embarrassingly good enough for 3rd in class!

Winner - Chris Gibbs 60.24s


August 2012
British Motorsport Marshals Club

As usual, in order to get in a bit of practice before the L7C event the following day I entered the Marshals Sprint.

Times
P1 - 66.08s - First practice, warm and dry conditions. Disappointing run
P2 - 63.44s - Better, but way off the pace...
T1 - 68.71s - Increase in time due to rain
T2 - 65.80s - Damp but drying track, but just about good enough for 2nd in class

Winner - Chris Gibbs 61.26s



August 2011
British Motorsport Marshals Club

As usual, in order to get in a bit of practice before the L7C event the following day I entered the Marshals Sprint.

Times
P1 - 64.67s - First practice, warm and dry conditions. Poor first run really
P2 - 74.73s - Heavy shower leading to a wet track. Everyone's times are a lot slower
T1 - 73.13s - Still wet....
T2 - 63.82s - Although the track was now dry, I just couldn't get near to my PB

Winner - Chris Howard-Harris 58.2s

May 2011
British Motorsport Marshals Club

In order to get in a bit of practice before the L7C event the following day, I decided to enter the Marshals Sprint. Although the event is largely supported by Caterhams, it is not a round of the Speed Championship so no points are awarded, however, we are placed in similar classes.

Times
P1 - 64.68s - First practice, warm and dry conditions. Very near my PB of 64.02s
P2 - 63.64s - Slightly faster lap, my best at Curborough so far
T1 - 63.06s - Another PB followed by...
T2 - 63.01s - My best ever run at Curborough

Winner - Chris Howard-Harris 60.06s

Although I didn't trouble the engravers from a position in class point of view my 7 won an award for Best Prepared Car

May 2010
British Motorsport Marshals Club

In order to get in a bit of practice before the L7C event the following day, I decided to enter the Marshals Sprint. Although the event is largely supported by Caterhams, it is not a round of the Speed Championship so no points are awarded, however, we are placed in similar classes.

Times
P1 - 66.69s - First practice, warm and dry conditions. Already beaten my PB of 67.35s
P2 - 65.48s - Slightly faster lap, my best at Curborough so far
T1 - 64.61s - After lunch much drier, much warmer, setting a PB
T2 - 64.79s - Last run, just a little mistake, unable to improve my time. Finished 2nd out of 4 overall, winning my first trophy.

Winner - Mark Gibson 62.03s

Sprinting & Hillclimbing