June 21, 2017 wp-admin

Hyundai at almeria.


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So we had a packed one day at Almeria, where the regulations had changed to ONU allow Toyo r888 tyres too try and equal the field a little as before the tyre choice was free, and most used slicks.

Qualifying went well, we got the third fastest time so that put us in good stead for the first race.

After three laps on the first race we were in third position but then the car did not come around anymore.  Where was it? What had happened? After the race had finished Hans Peter was towed back to the garage where it was obvious to the driver that the clutch had gone.  But what was up with it?

A quick check indicated hydrolic failure due to no fluid in the system.  We borrowed some fluid from another racer and put a little in, pumped the fluid and saw that it was coming out of a solid pipe near the slave cylinder.  We could not get a new pipe (all others had swapped to a braided goodridge type hose) so proceeded to take off the broken pipe, and make a new flared end with a center punch and hammer.  The hastily repaired (bodged) pipe was refitted and the clutch blead, it kept the fluid in so 3 mins to spare we were on the grid, in pole position (reverse grid and due to us not finishing)

Second race Hans held on to first for a lap but went back to third, but by the end of the race he got back to second. 

No podium this weekend due to the first race dnf, but a solid set of points from the second race.  We can drop two races over the year for the final standings.  

Next stop Cartagena on July 9th.