PEME CTR Racing reached new heights at Snetterton when new sponsors Safe-t-Reach set-up their PEME branded scissor lift to give guests a bird’s eye view of the racing in the lastest round of the Eastern Airways RKB F1 Championship. Guests, sponsors and TV crews were lifted 16 metres for an unrivalled view of the track. The scissor lift also provided extensive publicity and was the talk of the paddock.
It was a mixed weekend of racing for CTR, who introduced new passenger John Briggs to the team. Practice was steady as John became familiar with the sidecar and driver Craig’s driving style, with the duo finishing the session in 6th place. Qualifying went well, but with the track temperature rising, the tyres were struggling to cope and Craig and John finished in 8th position. Saturday’s race ended in a DNF due to problems with the clutch, which meant taking last position on the grid for Sunday’s race which was disappointing.
However, the team were determined to move up the field as fast as possible, and gained 6 places on the first lap and made up another three places during the following four laps. However, by then the gap to the front runners was too big, so the final laps were spent consolidating their final 8th position.
Team newcomer John said: “it’s great to get back to top level racing, and I can’t wait for the next round at Brands Hatch”. The Brands Hatch meeting sees CTR racing on both the short Indy circuit and the full GP track. The team hope to improve on last year’s 8th and 9th places. CTR also expect to have one of the busiest awnings in the paddock, hosting guests including several from PEME.
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