Trusty assistant Rob and I drove down to Silverstone this evening and after some searching (and slightly sarcastic remarks from “proper” MG racers we asked for directions) we eventually found the paddock. The car was running well and I was slightly daunted – this was the full on a section GP circuit after all and my competition debut. I was nervous before I discovered
If you have forgotten your beam breaker you will need to improvise. I lined-up with a hastily broken off bit of clip board, covered in black tape and cable-tied on. It didn’t look professional but overall the car did, having been prepared for exactly this type of event by its previous owner.
Scrutineering is the most stressful part of the whole event. What if something has worked loose? What if I haven’t got the correct paperwork? What if they don’t let me compete?
The scrutineer didn’t laugh at my beam breaker (though he was somewhat condescending towards my cheapest-I-could-find race suit) and sent me off with only one instruction: “Clean your bloody engine”.