Sunday, December 04, 2011
Tap, tap, is this thing working?
Well, it's been a while. Google changed the way Blogger worked a long time back, and I never got around to migrating my blog to the new system. But now I have, and it's time to log the rebuild of my car. Why a rebuild? Back a few months to Pembrey - my last race for 2011. It's Friday testing, and I'm just happily making my around the hairpin. Suddenly there's an almighty bang, as Gareth Cordey drives into the side of my car at around 70 mph. Turns out later his brakes had failed. It was an enormous impact. The side of my car was crushed - fortunately most of the energy being absorbed by the side-impact bar and the roll cage. The cockpit was somewhat narrowed, and it was tricky to get out, but I was completely unhurt. Arch Motor (who produce the chassis for Caterham) for a full rebuild. Kawasaki KR-1S.