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Racing: Brands Hatch BritCar

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Another day at the races - the last round of the BritCar Championship. There are several catogories of race including an 'open' event that pretty much anyone can join in as a one off without being part of the full championship. This was split in to two one hours stints with a ten minute break for refuelling/repairing. The latter, for ISL, involving comments (or was it screams) like 'someone get me a bigger hammer!'.

The series event itself was an hour and a half endurance. Unusually though, it was run at night in total darkness!

Team ISL had their Mantis in the open race (only it's second outing since two(!) complete rebuilds after being destroyed beyong recognition at Brands Hatch last year!). Team Harriplan had their Mantis in the full BritCar series as did Team Topcat. Unfortunately, the Harriplan car fell off the track somewhere and retired. Topcat's came second in class though (woohoo!). Topcat also had a pair of TVR Tuscan Challenge cars, one in the night race and one in the open (check out the different sets of front lights!). They did well in the open but the night car broke it's differential and retired making some really horrid noises frrom the rear.

Only problem with the night race is I forgot to bring my tripod along. Ooops! Bit dumb when specifically going out to shoot at night :(. Ah well, a bit of leaning against fence posts, resting on bollards, etc. and who says you can't hand hold a 30 second exposure ;-).

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In the pits and paddock:

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The Open Race:

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The Night Race:

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