The track didn’t open
until 7.10 by which time Gary had already given up and
gone. As he thought, the track was only open for 10
minutes before it closed again as someone had been caught
out in the wet. They were later to find out that someone
was Jochen in his Alfa. A sad day for him.
Dave, Clare and Hollie arrived
in time for a meal at Piston Klause with Nevetas, Maddog,
Ed, Hammoc, Steve and guys from Piston Heads amongst
others. The beer flowed and Gary and Emma called a halt
at 2am. Well actually Emma called a halt, Gary would
have been happy to carry on drinking.
Dave & Gary were
up the track for 8.15am, the conditions were slightly
damp but drying quickly. That made sure the guys had some
nice early laps with the Clio and the 205. Gary had a
nice lap following Ed in his 944 turbo, enjoying the view
of 10 year old tyres scrabbling for grip. It’s a
good job Ed is up to the job of driving sideways as he
was doing enough of it.
Emma, Clare and Hollie
arrived after breakfast.
Lots of cars were
being turned away during the day for noise restrictions,
so BE WARNED, they are having a clamp down. Gary witnessed
a couple with nearly 120db readings!
Gary chased down a
well driven British Scooby (take a bow Cookstar) and while
in the car park later talking to Bren from Sliders, overheard
an amusing conversation between two bikers. It went something
like this …..
"Where have you been?"
‘’Out for a lap in that Scooby over there’’
"Was it any good?"
‘’Yeah f’ing excellent, but I’ll
tell you what’’
‘’See that 205 over there that bloody thing
past us like we were going backwards, the driver must
be a lunatic’’
Gary nearly spat the
coke out he was drinking. Bren introduced them to Gary
and more pax laps were quickly arranged
The traditional lunchtime
Pizza was taken at Christa’s with Hammoc & Steve.
Amongst the 9 pax
laps Gary did he took a brit biker for a lap. The guy
promptly changed his opinion on car drivers, he now thinks
they are all lunatics. Time was then spent with Ed and
Tor Leife admiring his CSL. It looks spectacular in Motorsport
white with matching red and purple mirrors.
The track was extremely
quiet. Gary met several people from Northloop and ScoobyNet,
Palantine and friends in their Foresters, Dastardly and
mutley, Mervil to name a few.
One eventful lap for
Gary came soon after/ The track was bone dry, going flat
through Fuchsrorhe at around 125mph. Bang take the curb
on the left at around 100mph, start breaking for the right
hand approach corner to Adenau Forst only to find that
the corner was wet. Without indication an 80mph spin occurred
with the car finally coming to a halt on the infield without
hitting anything. No damage and no armco bill . Another
warning, weather conditions can change dramatically on
a single lap. 2Km’s on and the track was bone dry.
The weather changed
to snow, Dave & Clare carried on lapping, Gary took
the camera out for a while then gave up for the day.