The Crosslé Racing Drivers' Club was formed to promote and race the Crosslé 9S sports racing car
1/2/3 November, Algarve Historic Festival - Algarve Sports Cars. #News
Our last race meeting of the season and for a variety of reasons just two Crosslé 9S Sports racers will participate, well below our anticipated entry. Steve Ough and John Taylor will fly the CRDC flag at this prestigious race meeting.
As a taster, here are a few photos to remind us what we are missing. Race report and pics from Ian in due course. ... See MoreSee Less
Following the summer holiday break, we have a great 750MC fixture on Saturday 7 September with a 40 minutes race at Brands Hatch on the Grand Prix circuit. This will be a popular race for which early entry is recommended. Full details on the 750 MC website.
1/2/3 November, Algarve Historic Festival - Algarve Sports Cars.
The timetable for Portimao meeting will be released shortly. I have been advised that the format for the Algarve Sports Cars race will change this year to a single 1 hour race with a compulsory pit stop for refuelling and/or driver change. Long range tanks are recommended. Please contact me regarding transportation arrangements.
**Carless race fuel will be available at both meetings from 9Sport, place your orders in advance with Alan Harding. #News ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Something different: Our cool cat in the wet at Silverstone Classic, thanks to MPH Photography for the pic.. #News ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
Spa race report.
The boys were back in town for the superb Spa Summer Classic meeting. Nine Crosslé 9S Sports racers from UK, Ireland and Switzerland joined us, and we were particularly pleased to see Kaspar Huggenberg and Dom Spicer/Paul Summerville back in action after short layoffs.
We joined a full grid of 71 entrants for the Spa Ardennes Challenge in spectacular weather, with average midday temps of 33 degrees. Testing and qualifying days brought some problems of fuel vaporisation and overheating, largely overcome by most for the races. Fastest lap in qualifying was set by Daniel Pitchford at 2.40.161, breaking the previous 9S record and putting his car on pole position, just ahead of Steve Ough and Paul Smith.
Race I was fast and furious, with these three streaking ahead, hotly pursued by the rest of the pack and settling down to great racing. Fastest lap of the race to Daniel with a blistering 2.39.466 set in lap 3, so you can imagine the action at the sharp end. Final overall result placed Crosslé 9S cars in the first 6 places - Daniel Pitchford, Steve Ough, Paul Smith, Gwyn Pollard, Mark Hobbs and John Taylor.
Race 2 on Sunday at mid-day was in peak of the heat. Undeterred by this we joined the action, but without Summerville/Spicer whose car was beset with overheating problems. A similar pattern emerged on track, Daniel, Steve and Paul with Gwyn, Mark and John hard after them. Kaspar was out with a suspension problem after 10 minutes, Mark shortly afterwards with electrical gremlins and Paul retired after 10 laps with fuelling issues. Final result p1 Daniel, P2 Steve, P3 Gwyn, P4 John Taylor. I took P19 of 52 classified finishers – driver still needs improvement, but enjoyed most satisfying racing.
For his new lap record, 2.39.466, Daniel was awarded a magnum of Fluteau Champagne and his name goes on the Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the second year for fastest finishing time on aggregate over the two races.
A truly great weekend, old friends met, new friends made and we travelled home safe. Many thanks to the event organisers for producing such superb grids and organisation. We’ll be back!
Look out for some super action pics shortly from the great Ian McGowan and possibly some from a local contributor. #News ... See MoreSee Less