I had my first dry outing in the Flaming Saxo today and it turned out to be strange sort of day for a number of reasons. First off, there were no times published as we went through the event. This is very frustrating as you have no idea how well you are doing against the competition. So despite there being a big class entry (around 10), there wasn't much banter about the times. It also means I have no idea what times I posted as I left before the final results were published.
I do know that my first couple of runs were quite slow - I am still getting the feel for this car having only done a few runs at Kames and 4 runs at Harewood. My third run ended with a spin at the hairpin down to basic driver error. My final run was a bit quicker and I think I nipped under the 100 second mark but until I get confirmation, I don't actually know!
The Saxo ran well but is still dripping oil from various places (mainly rocker covers). This is no more that a slight weep but it really bugs me so I will have to fix it properly. My tyres are on their last legs so I'll need to find some cash for new ones.
On the upside, it was great to catch up with the other guys in the paddock, especially the Wigton crew. Particularly nice to see Dave Exton doing a bit of marshalling on the start line.
Next event is likely to be Kames in late May. Maybe my new ECU will be here by then.