So we'd booked the date a couple of months ago, and having only received the car back less than two weeks ago - the pressure had been me on to get it up to the 500 mile run in point... I've been out in it a lot (as you'd expect) and in actual fact I'd driven it every day since I got it, until the weather forecast looked like rain (after a week or so), so I took my other car to the office (a 997 Carrera 2S)... Turns out that going from a weeks worth of R500 driving back to the 911 was somewhat of a shock - the 911 felt absolutely massive, as though the steering was really light and very wallowy in comparison... Now, I'm not saying the 911 is a bad car - not by any stretch, but it just goes to compliment how excellent the R500 is to drive.
Anyway - too much digressing...
The car hit the 500 miles on M6 on the way up to meet Nigel - so it was run in..! Happy days, and time to give it the full beans at the track... We arrived at the circuit around 11am and Nigel being a bit of a regular round Curborough, had the lap record... Needless to say, there was only one thing on my agenda for the day!
|My Caterham R500 at Curborough Sprint Course|
|In the queue for a run - Nigel Pugh's R500 in front of supercharged Z4M|
I think this is the lap record video, and the only reason I say 'think' is that there are a lot of videos from the day, and I'm pretty sure this is the right one:-
A short while after setting the lap record a guy came up to me (who I took for a passenger ride earlier in the day) and said... "Can you take my girlfriend's mum out for a passenger ride?" I was like.. "erm... yeah I guess so, so long as I can video her" that was agreed, and here is the video - which I think is absolutely hilarious:-
And to finish it off, here is the collection of todays onboard videos... Hope you enjoy them half as much as I did:-