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Eff One

British 24 Hours

One of the world's biggest kart races takes place this weekend at the world's longest, fastest kart circuit - Teesside (2.1km).

It's the most anticipated race of my season, and certainly the pinnacle in terms of competition. There are four classes - two for owner driver teams and two for hire teams - around 70 in all, over 300 drivers from all over Europe.

We'll be setting up and testing tomorrow, racing from midday on Saturday. Live updates will be all over Twitter and Facebook if anyone's interested - hashtag #B24. I'll be driving for one of the two Corporate Chauffeurs teams - kart 22.

I've written a preview which will be followed by a race report late next week: http://kartingodyssey.blogspot.co...24-hours-2014-teesside-15-17.html

Martin

Sounds brilliant, good luck!
Boxer6

Martin wrote:
Sounds brilliant, good luck!


+1.
JohnC

Good luck. That looks a brilliant track but which part(s) do you use?
Big Blue

Feck, that's a HUGE kart track!

I did an 8 hr endurance in the '90s in a team of 3: knackering.
Eff One

JohnC wrote:
Good luck. That looks a brilliant track but which part(s) do you use?


2,100m give or take. The top owner karts lap it in under 75 seconds in the dry, at an average speed of 62mph. We should be in the 79s, just shy of 60mph.

Frank Bullitt

I did some karting at a stag do the other week, 1hr 15 minutes with three of us taking turns - we were all shattered.

That looks like fun and must be close to my folks - they have my nephew this weekend so I'll suggest popping along (although he's really a massive speedway fan)
JohnC

That looks like some seriously good fun. I did a charity 4 hr endurance race early in the summer in which we came 2nd by just over a lap (short circuit with fast laps being about 32s). Unfortunately one of our drivers lost us about 3s a lap and everyone had to do a minimum of 30mins!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Good luck; I'll be down in Winchester this week-end as younger daughter has to move flats

(I'll be down there again next week-end too, and probably the one after that, and the one after that........)
Humphrey The Pug

I do hope that they aren't the actual lines you will be taking on the track?!
PR

Apart from the odd zig zag they look pretty good to me!
Michael

Good luck, I'm karting there next month. I've driven on it previously in a kart and a KTM X Bow. Can people spectate? I may drop by and offer support if so.
Big Blue

PR wrote:
Apart from the odd zig zag they look pretty good to me!


Me too.  Good "out-in-out" profiles.
Eff One

After an epic up-and-down weekend we finished second in class - our first podium in four attempts and a huge result after a lot of reliability-induced heartache over the last three years.

Race report is taking shape here: http://kartingodyssey.blogspot.co...24-hours-part-1-of-3-buildup.html
gooner

Eff One wrote:
After an epic up-and-down weekend we finished second in class - our first podium in four attempts and a huge result after a lot of reliability-induced heartache over the last three years.

Race report is taking shape here: http://kartingodyssey.blogspot.co...24-hours-part-1-of-3-buildup.html


Well done that man  
Martin

gooner wrote:
Eff One wrote:
After an epic up-and-down weekend we finished second in class - our first podium in four attempts and a huge result after a lot of reliability-induced heartache over the last three years.

Race report is taking shape here: http://kartingodyssey.blogspot.co...24-hours-part-1-of-3-buildup.html


Well done that man  


+1 Great result!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Well done. More fun than driving round Winchester City centre looking for a visitor's parking space,  no doubt !

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