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Improvement for Oulton Park....

Nick and the Team at CMS Motorsport had a succesfull weekend as they stepped up a gear to become more competitive over the 2 days with 15 cars competing at Oulton Park.

 "We are still at a learning stage and it seems a huge mountain to climb, when you are always playing catch-up with all the other teams who have done so much more testing plus 2 race meetings more...But we feel we have learnt a great deal this weekend, not only with the technique of driving the car, but also set up as well".

Race 1 Nick had a good start and was running very competitivley, but unfortunatley suffered with understeer on the car and could not hold his position any longer. Still he had a great race and managed to finish 11th overall with some great TV coverage and managed not to finish last....

Race 2 was a tricky race as it had rained hard earlier. Four drivers decided to run on slik tyres, the rest on wets. "As we did the warm up lap it was disheartening to notice 3/4 of the track dried out" Nick explained.

 The race however would become a great test for Nick as they were running on wet tyres, the same as many of the current top drivers, which became an equal test allround.

 Our times on wets were very competitive." We were faster in our lap times than four drivers including at one stage front runner Tom Boardman, which was great to acheive as the conditions on wets became very tricky".

 The race was good for Nick as he would have been capable of overtaking three people, but was unfourtunate to get pushed off onto the grass coming out of Island hairpin and onto the straight, which detered him from acheiving a good result. It would have been a nice result for the Team, but they did acheive to learn a great deal more about the car with Nick's technique of driving in these tricky conditions.

 Nick and CMS Motorsport will now focus their campaign on Croft, which kicks off in a months time. The aim is to keep on improving and learn more about the car each time out.....

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