Racing at Bira this weekend

Friday, 18 March 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 11 By  Dr. Iain Corness

The Nitto 3K series is back at the Bira Circuit this weekend, and with a little luck there will be a new entry for a Mk1 Ford Escort, with myself at the wheel.  The car is in the “retro” (pre-1978) class and will be the first “retro” car with a “retro” driver.  It will be tight time-wise to get it prepared (the paint will still be wet), and it will only be in road tune and running on narrow rims and road tyres, but we should be there to represent Securitas, ESC, CEA Projects, Cromwell Tools and AA Insurance Brokers (and the Pattaya Mail, of course).  We will have a hospitality tent at the outside of the hairpin on Sunday 20, so pop in and say hello and enjoy the shade and a cold drink.

Racers to watch include 2010 Retro champion Gavin Charlesworth in the 3 liter BMW E30 who is all fired up with a new and more powerful engine, and Thomas Raldorf and Tony Percy in the very competitive Pizza Company Motorsport team Hondas.

Pizza Company Honda racer Pizza Company Honda racer

The racing is on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 and is from around 10 a.m.  Very inexpensive food and drink is also available at the Bira Café in the pits behind the timing tower.  See you there.

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