Donington GP Race Meeting Cancelled…

MACAW Motorsport drivers Paul Kaynes and Rob Fagg headed up to the fantastic Donington Park circuit for what was due to be a full day of testing, followed by the first race weekend of the season on the GP Layout.

However, the typically unpredictable UK weather hit back with the ‘Beast from the East 2’…

The Friday test day was mostly wet running, with 3 out of 4 sessions declared wet, which provided a good opportunity to practice the teams wet weather setup and car control skills on what was a very slippery surface. Both Rob and Paul put in some good times in both wet and dry conditions. Unfortunately the dry running was cut dramatically short by several red flags but in the end the Rocket Rob managed to get close to the lap record pace for Class C. The team were feeling confident after the days testing and with new tyres and hopefully some clear space on track during qualifying, we were fairly sure that we would have a good chance of getting both cars in the top 3 on the grid for Race 1…

Catch up with some on-board footage from Rob Fagg below:

Unfortunately the next day it was all to change, leaving the team devastated…

The weather forecasters had been warning of heavy snow for the area and after a morning of watching other series struggling through Saturday morning qualifying in the snowy conditions, the weather deteriorated and the MSA Stewards, Circuit Owners and 750MC had to make the difficult decision to abandon all racing and send everyone home. This was a devastating decision for our boys after all the time, effort, money and racing around to get the cars sorted and out in time for the race meeting. But we understood that it was a hard decision for them to make and at the end of the day, safety comes first.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making it possible to be out there racing and although disappointing not to have got the season underway at Donington GP, the next race meeting is only 5 weeks away and we will be more determined than ever to bring home some silverware.

Come and join us at our home circuit at Brands Hatch on 21st & 22nd April 2018

     

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