Pre Rocky 24hr Update
Only a few days to go now until Rocky, so we thought that a round up on admin and where to find things would be a good idea.
Firstly, a lot of you have been asking about where you can watch the race live. We have a number of live feeds that will cover the whole race, including our own YouTube Channel, the club website and on:
Car Magazine at
There will be further videos and articles on the race in Car Magazine and on their website; and on Motors1 website; and potentially a short program on the race on the main MotorsTV channel: we’ll post more details on that as soon as we have them.
Scruffybear Productions have been hard at work this week putting the cables in place and installing the rest of the equipment for the coverage. The drone will be up throughout the race; and we have cameras covering the pit lane and roving the track, as well as a number of static cameras. You should expect to have a camera lens pointing at you regularly; and the commentators putting a microphone in front of you just as you fall exhausted out of your car at the end of a stint; especially at night, when the track action is less effective. There will be in car cameras in a number of cars which we thought might be particularly entertaining.
Secondly, we are really pleased to announce that, as part of our partnership with Trade Team, Peugeot Citroen’s genuine-parts subsidiary, that TradeTeam are not only providing the winners hats for the entire season (which have just arrived and are gorgeous); but have also provided winners prizes for the whole season as well, including Spa. They will be on a team basis as follows:
- 1st place: £200 voucher
- 2nd place: £100 voucher
- 3rd place: £50 voucher
The vouchers can be redeemed against Citroen & Eurorepar parts including lubricants and Trade Team merchandise (including Jackets fleeces etc.) purchased from Trade Team Robins and Day parts in West London. As the saying goes, terms and conditions apply and will be printed on the vouchers.
Paddock access will require a pass for vehicles from Friday morning until Sunday evening; and these have now been sent out to teams. The paddock is going to be very busy, so the Club will be removing any vehicles that have not got a pass clearly displayed. Motorhomes should be parked at the back of the paddock, away from the garages: happily the C1 is quiet enough that the noise won’t keep you awake, but its safer back there; and we need all the space we can near the garages for the race cars, pit crew and equipment. The end of the paddock near Club HQ will be the area where you will find the trade stands, pop-up Citroen dealership; and one of the food areas. Again, please don’t park there, we’ll just move your vehicle to somewhere you won’t be able to find it.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered to drive the safety car. We have ended up with 20 people in the safety car over the weekend; the rota has now been published. Hopefully, there won’t be too much for them to do, but its been a big help to BARC for the weekend and a great way of getting more people involved in the race and on the circuit.
The supplementary regulations have been published for the weekend. Probably the most important is the 30 kph speed limit in the pit lane. This is deliberately low, so that we are able to use the pit lane next to the garages, rather than the remote (hot) pit lane. Its narrow; we will be using the Club’s speed gun all weekend; and there are suitably draconian penalties for those who break the limit. None of us want to see any one hurt; and if BARC do not feel comfortable with how we have behaved, we may end up not being able to use the nearer pit lane in the second Rockingham 24hr.
The link to the supplementary regulations is below, please make sure that you have read them:
The Club breathalyzer will be in action at signing on and throughout the weekend; and we will be applying our usual zero tolerance approach to alcohol consumption for those driving, or running a team, in both races. At the test day in April, one person was caught and was not allowed to drive, so don’t spoil yours or anyone else’s weekend.
Driving standards are also very close to our heart. All four directors have completed the Driving Standards Observers course, which the MSA kindly ran for us. We are all recorded as DSOs and Judges of Fact for the weekend. This is a low-cost endurance series; and accident damage materially hikes costs. In a 24-hour weekend, whatever Senna said, all you can do by “going for a gap”, or trying to win on the first corner, is lose the race, and ruin someone else’s (including all your team mates). We will be out there watching; and we have TV coverage recording the entire race, so please remember that motor racing is a non-contact sport.
The timetable has been live for some time now, here’s a link in case you’ve lost it:
Unrelated to the 24hr, we are planning on a limited run of our rather dashing embroidered Club polo shirts. If you’re interested, let us know. We will put them up on the website after the 24hr, so that we can collect orders, colours and sizes and have them made up.
Lastly, we look forward to seeing you all there. We will be arriving on Thursday evening and setting up camp. Our mobile numbers will be on the wall in the Club HQ if you need us, but Club HQ will be manned throughout the 24hr. We can’t wait.
The C1 Racing Team