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History of Spirit Racing
Mallory CRMC 2018 8/9th September
Donington CRMC 2018 3/4/5th August
Darley Moor CRMC 7/8th July
Lydden Hill BHR 23/24th June 2018
Oulton Park CRMC 26/27th May 2018
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Thunderfest, Darley Moor 6th May 2018
Mallory Park BHR 14/15th April 2018
Spirit Racing Mallory Test Day 2018
Spirit Racing 2017
Spirit Racing 2016
Spirit Racing 2014
Spirit Racing 2013
Spirit Racing 2012
Spirit Racing 2011
Spirit Racing 2010
Spirit Racing 2009

Darley Moor CRMC 7/8th July

From Hero to Zero

So, just two weeks on from the good time playing with the big boys at the BHR Lydden, a go at Darley Moor with the CRMC. Only 25 minutes from home, so easy to get to nice and early to set up on Friday, and no need for an excessively early emergence from a comfy bed on Saturday. I know Darley quite well, I have had some decent results there, all very hopeful.

Oh dear.

Clearly the Cub and rider are not going as well as they should, though both felt all right; previous lap times have been 1:20something, this time they were over 1:30 To make matters worse, there are no slow bikes or riders in the CRMC these days, so I was staring last place in the face anyway. But the situation was no better on the Morini – only fractionally slower than I had previously been on the 500 Triumph, but the Morini is meant to be faster, and needed to be to keep up. And then it went bang, again. Apparently re-using conrod bolts in a race engine is thought to be acceptable in Morini circles, the professionally rebuilt engine is a write-off.

We loaded the wreckage in the van and went home.


The full horror revealed. Note the crinkle cut big end shells having been through the gearbox.


The barrels didn't fare too well either.

 

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