MDA Test Day (All the way back in February)
Unfortunately, the Supermodified Mini wasn't ready for the Blyton test day at the beginning of the year,so I spent the day running and looking after our Classic Mini. The car was driven by a bunch of people, myself, Jordine, Helen and Tom Brookes from Downforce Radio. In all it was a great and relaxed day and it gave several people a good chance to get behind the wheel of our race car.
Round One of the BTRDA Rallycross Championship, Blyton (Way back in March)
By the end of march and the first round of the BTRDA Rallycross championship, the Mini was still not ready. This was frustratingly down to delays in getting hold of various parts for the conversion of the car from supercharged to turbocharged.
Despite this, we still wanted to be able to enter and score good points in the BTRDA championship. So the decision was made to hire one of the Peter Gwyne Motorsport Suzuki Swifts for the first round, to enter into the up to 1600cc class. Despite not being at the front of the field like we were used to, the little Swift still allowed some great racing with both other Swifts and some Mini Coopers in the same class. It also allowed good points to be scored in the overall Modified class. The end result was a positive second in class, behind a Super 1600 car, which we were very pleased with!
Round Two of the BTRDA Rallycross Championship, Pembrey
Yet again, down to delays getting parts from suppliers, we did not have our Mini ready for the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the BTRDA Championship at Pembrey. For these rounds we were lucky enough to be able to borrow the production class Citroen C2 VTS of our sponsor Steve Gaunt at SG Haulage which we again entered into the up to 1600cc class of the supermodified class. We struggled more with this car as it is a near standard production rallycross car, including having to replace the clutch after practice on the first day. Despite this we were still able to closely compete with the Suzuki Swifts in our class, resulting in 4th place on both days.