With the new shells and super expensive competition big end bolts in the Midget and after more evenings spent running-in I set off on a five hour drive to Salisbury and the Gurston Down hillclimb. An event I was keen to do because I spectated there as a child.
I really enjoyed it though I was being careful with the engine. Look how early I change-up. (this was before I knew how to edit so you might want to skip forwards)
I didn’t give it the full beans until the last run to protect the engine and the car felt a bit flat at the top end but I’d been very conservative setting the timing so I knew there was more to come. Then it drove home without making any noises that it wasn’t supposed to!
Results showed I was about 2% of the record so this bodes well!