It's the start of the 2017 race season for Team Pinnaca Racing in partnership with leading race team Race Car Consultants see the team got on in race one at Brands Hatch Race Circuit in Kent UK on the Indy Circuit in the unique natural amphitheatre.
The last few days have been busy. With a change in the racing format and rules the Pinnaca Racing team and Race Car Consultants haven been busy.
The weekend started on Thursday with a shake down day and set up. At the end of Thursday we need to repair the Pinnaca race car with a new front end and rear axle after we ended up in the barrier just after the long start finish straight and the drop down to paddock hill.
With five cars on the grid between the juniors and senior races we have our work cut out. The format this year is different with the seniors having two races on the Saturday and one on the Sunday. In the first senior race with 34 cars on the grid it was always going to be tight into the first few corners and it did not take long for a big off just 300 meters from the start when one of the RRC cars ended up in the barrier. With the race run under the new Code 60 rule for a few laps the car was recovered back to the garage for some fast work to get it back out for race two. In the mean time the team had also changed a complete gear box in 60 mins for one of the other cars after it lost 2nd gear.
The second race was much better with all the cars finishing the race. Nick, Lee, Ian and Jay all having great racing through the pack.