MiniTorque MINI's Dominate Time Attack

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  1. BigShow

    BigShow New Member

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    Amazing weekend at Brands Hatch with record TA crowds of over 7,500 people and plenty of MINI owners there too considering the football was on.

    We had over 60 MINI lovers in the pit garage at one stage so a big thank-you for the support shown from across all the MINI forums by those who ventured out to support the six MINI's entered.

    Few photo's from the pit garage... We had our own pit area with weighbridge, wi-fi and our own little parking area - thoroughly spoilt by the organisors but this was needed with six MINI's entered for Brands - Jove, Brownpants, Tristo, 1320MINI, O'Dwyer & DavidB

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    A few from inside the garage quickly ventured out to have their pic taken with the Modified Live Pit Girl, one MT'er taking his chance to have a good look at her chassis, see if you can spot the perv )

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    MINI Lovers everywhere!

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    Jove getting asked for an autograph on a copy of Modern MINI magazine featuring his car and the nice lady wasn't even paid to do it and it wasn't his Mum either!

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    On track action:

    Jove waving to the crowds..

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    Results from each session:

    Warm Up

    1. 14 FF Marco HAIG Fiat Coupe 55.068
    2. 75 FF Bo NIELSEN Vauxhall Astra VXR 56.039
    3. 103 FF David THORPE Honda Civic EP3 56.290
    4. 78 FF Julian HOLDCROFT Honda Civic Type-R 56.655
    5. 54 FF David WARD Mini Cooper S 57.126
    6. 112 FF Tristan TOMKINS (OHW) Mini Cooper S 57.176
    7. 12 FF Nigel BROWN Mini Cooper S 57.552
    8. 69 FF Tony GILHAM (OHW) Vauxhall Corsa VXR 57.714
    9. 97 FF Romain LEVESQUE Honda CRX 58.761
    10. 89 FF Richard O'DWYER Mini Cooper S 58.809
    11. 70 FF Ollie CLARK Ford Fiesta Zetec S 59.414
    12. 113 FF Thomas BARNES (OHW) Mini One 59.735
    13. 94 FF David BAYLISS Mini Cooper S 1:00.736

    Practice:

    1. 103 FF David THORPE Honda Civic EP3 0 56.291
    2. 75 FF Bo NIELSEN Vauxhall Astra VXR 56.292
    3. 112 FF Tristan TOMKINS (OHW) Mini Cooper S 0 56.935
    4. 54 FF David WARD Mini Cooper S 0 56.950
    5. 78 FF Julian HOLDCROFT Honda Civic Type-R 0 56.957
    6. 97 FF Romain LEVESQUE Honda CRX 0 57.024
    7. 12 FF Nigel BROWN Mini Cooper S 0 57.292
    8. 69 FF Tony GILHAM (OHW) Vauxhall Corsa VXR 57.603
    9. 89 FF Richard O'DWYER Mini Cooper S 0 58.586
    10. 113 FF Thomas BARNES (OHW) Mini One 0 58.615
    11. 70 FF Ollie CLARK Ford Fiesta Zetec S 0 58.966
    12. 94 FF David BAYLISS Mini Cooper S 0 1:00.120
    13. 105 F4 Lisa DIAMOND Nissan Skyline R33 GTR 0 1:00.961
    14. 84 FF Jay MCTOLDRIDGE VW Polo 0 1:04.616

    Qualifying:

    1. 75 FF Bo NIELSEN Vauxhall Astra VXR 56.024
    2. 54 FF David WARD Mini Cooper S 56.222
    3. 97 FF Romain LEVESQUE Honda CRX 56.247
    4. 12 FF Nigel BROWN Mini Cooper S 56.445
    5. 78 FF Julian HOLDCROFT Honda Civic Type-R 56.701
    6. 103 FF David THORPE Honda Civic EP3 56.725
    7. 112 FF Tristan TOMKINS (OHW) Mini Cooper S 56.756
    8. 69 FF Tony GILHAM (OHW) Vauxhall Corsa VXR 57.347
    9. 16 84 FF Jay MCTOLDRIDGE VW Polo 58.350
    10. 17 113 FF Thomas BARNES (OHW) Mini One 58.488
    11. 18 89 FF Richard O'DWYER Mini Cooper S 58.668
    12. 19 70 FF Ollie CLARK Ford Fiesta Zetec S 58.819
    13. 20 94 FF David BAYLISS Mini Cooper S 59.932

    Final:

    1. 75 FF Bo NIELSEN Vauxhall Astra VXR 55.628
    2. 12 FF Nigel BROWN Mini Cooper S 56.126
    3. 54 FF David WARD Mini Cooper S 56.241
    4. 97 FF Romain LEVESQUE Honda CRX 56.388
    5. 78 FF Julian HOLDCROFT Honda Civic Type-R 56.937

    Podium featuring Bo in the Astra (top bloke), Nigel (Brownpants) & Dave (Jove)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLRHWVDFu9w&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

    Points Standings for 2010 - Team MT currently in 2nd place and now Nigel has crept up to 4th too :cornut:

    http://www.minitorque.com/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.timeattack.co.uk%2Findex.php%2F2009-events%2Fpoints-table%2F
     
  2. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Jolly good show....

    Ok, that was bad, thanks for sharing. Looking to see ya'll move up those podium steps as the season goes on. Please keep us updated.
     
  3. BigShow

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    Ha ha ha... cheers mate, will update the thread from the next two rounds. If we can finish 3rd overall we'll be VERY happy as the competition is very stiff.
     
  4. Metalman

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    MINI's looking good. :D
    Good luck.
     
  5. BigShow

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    Quick bit of video showing a few hot laps...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ALw9gy8AI]YouTube - Team MT - Time Attack - Brands Hatch 2010[/ame]
     
  6. minimark

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    Good show!

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  7. mike@MynesTuned

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    Wait, that looks like a skinny Brat Pitt and skinny 'superman' :cornut:

    Congrats to Nigel and Jove... and good showing for Team MT!!!
     
  8. BigShow

    BigShow New Member

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    Well its racing time again this weekend... but sadly the Power Ranger won't be in attendance!

    We took the car to Cadwell Park on Tuesday to do some pre-weekend testing and managed to cook the engine... Dave forgot to put oil in it :eek:ut:

    So with not enough time to do the required repairs we thought we'd have to sit this one out... but that was Tuesday...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_dQXlBFxOY]YouTube - Team MT is Back![/ame]

    Thanks to the team spirit on MT, the guys from MiniCraft in Sussex have lent us their MINI to run in the event! :cornut: Thankfully the Club class is based around the driver rather than the car so swapping into another MINI is allowed. This means if we can get into the superbattle we have a chance of staying 2nd in class with only one event left after this one!

    We've never driven this MINI before so it will be a steep learning curve but with circa 330bhp on tap, it should hopefully be competitive.

    For more info on the car go here:

    TAW 327's Garage :: MINICRAFT

    And for live updates on Team MT which includes 5 other MINI's running this weekend, check this thread for live updates on Sunday...

    Team MT - The Road to Cadwell - MiniTorque.com
     

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