soon became apparent that the GP track was already open
for tourist laps so the guys got themselves into the Pits
ready for the off.
Non of them had driven it before so were interested to
see what it was like, especially as it was very very wet.
A few nice laps, not quick, but fun watching Rob do what
he does best, hang the arse end of the M3 out on every
corner. Sometimes a little too much so, seeing him spin,
but no-one seemed to mind so he carried on, getting better
all the time.
Rob decided to leave the M3 in Germany so flights home
had to be sorted.
Thanks for that Emma.
Gary was stopped at the barrier when an oil leak was spotted
by a marshal.
The guys took the car to RR and a split oil pipe was diagnosed
by the filter housing. The worry was that this would stop
play for the weekend as replacement parts could not be
obtained. Rob had the idea of linking out the filter all
together using braided hose and decided he would do the
job himself on Sunday morning at RR.
Mick, Mark and Al turned up Mark's 1,000 mile MY06STi
and the guys went back to the GP circuit. Gary talked
Mark into a lap in the Scoob with Jonah following. It
was almost the last lap as Mark ran wide when Jonah was
overtaking. A close call.
Back at the NS Gary helped Mark with a couple of laps
in the Scoob, it was so quiet on track it was almost like
the place was closed.
PK again Saturday night for steak on the stone and beer,
lots of beer. Had a chat with Ed and a couple of other
Americans before Gary got a call from Euan asking where
he was. In the PK was the reply. ''So am I''. They were
talking to eachother on the phone from 10ft away from
eachother without knowing....Pair of halfwits. Euan was
eating and drinking with Jochen, Job and another Dutch
VLN driver to be. The evening finished around 2am with
Gary feeling very much worse for wear.......