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Strasse Motorsport 2012

 

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Strasse motorsport results 2012

 

 

 

Porsche Club Championship Round nine:

 

  • 1 Pete Morris (996 C2) 13 laps;
  • 2 Mark Sumpter (964 C2) +1.642s;
  • 3 Mark McAleer (996 C2);
  • 4 Mark Proctor (993 C2);
  • 5 Ben Demetriou (Boxster S);
  • 6 Marcus Carniel (Boxster S);
  • 7 John McCullagh (968 CS);
  • 8 Richard Ellis (993 C2);
  • 9 Paul Livesey (968 CS);
  • 10 Cliff Graham (Boxster S).Class

 

Winners: Morris; Alex Eacock (968 CS)
Fastest Lap: Morris 1m55.659s (83.79mph)

 

Porsche Club Championship Round Eight:

 

  • 1 Morris 5 laps;
  • 2 McAleer +0.507s;
  • 3 Proctor;
  • 4 Purdie;
  • 5 Dememtriou;
  • 6 Carniel;
  • 7 Richard Ellis (993 C2);
  • 8 Dyer;
  • 9 Brian Robinson (968 CS);
  • 10 Follett;

 

Class Winners: Morris; Robinson

Fastest Lap: McAleer 1m35.595s (80.02mph)

 

Porsche Club Championship Round Seven:

 

  • 1 Pete Morris (996 C2) 16 laps;
  • 2 Mark Sumpter (964 C2) +8.221s;
  • 3 Mark Proctor (993 C2);
  • 4 Andy Purdie (964 C2);
  • 5 Ben Demetriou (Boxster S);
  • 6 Marcus Carniel (Boxster S);
  • 7 Mark McAleer (996 C2);
  • 8 Chris Dyer (968 CS);
  • 9 Paul Livesey (968 CS);
  • 10 Paul Follett (968 CS);

 

Class Winners: Morris; Follett

Fastest Lap: Morris 1m36.092s (79.61mpg)

 

Strasse motorsport results 2011

 

 

 

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Top Ten Finish for Dyer and Ellis at Oulton Park

 

 

Just when you think you have the car correctly balanced and set up the championship once again change the weight allowance in the cars so it was back to the drawing board with the set up of the cars for Strasse.

So far it's not all been plain sailing this year for Strasse and the second trip of the season to Oulton Park was not going to improve for the Leeds based Porsche Race team as all three Strasse cars struggled during qualifying for rounds 9 and 10 of the 2012 Porsche Club Championship. Richard Ellis qualified 12th in the Porsche 993 with Chris Dyer placed closely behind in 14th place in the Porsche 968, while Paul Ward placed the class two Porsche 944 on row 10, third in class. The team where also down a team member for the weekends race after David Botterill decided not to enter.

The bad Luck continued with Chris Dyer snapping a drive shaft on the parade lap leaving him with no power resulting in the car been pushed back into the garage for race one so it was all down to Richard Ellis in class one and Paul Ward in class two to bring home some points for the team. Ellis made a good start but once again found himself bogged down in a mid-field battle unable to pass the cars in front, despite this early setback Ellis managed to move up a few places and was making steady progress chasing down the leading pack but with time against him Ellis crossed the finish line in 8th place some 47 second behind the winner. Paul Ward still getting to grips with the 944 managed to avoid an early on track incident that resulted in Ward losing the places he had made at the start of the race. Despite this Ward still put in a good show clawing his way back up the class 2 field early in the race but the bad luck continued for the Strasse camp as ward spun off at Lodge leaving the car beached and out of the race.

 

With the drive shaft fixed on Dyers car all three cars lined up ready for race two, it was all or nothing as all three driver knew that they had to collect valuable points. Dyer got off to a blistering start making up six places heading into turn one with Ellis close on his tail, Ward despite a good start lost three places on the first lap but managed to slot into the middle of the class two battle. Meanwhile Dyer and Ellis found themselves once again having there own battle with Ellis eventually coming out the victor, Ellis soon pulled away and way closing down fast on the leading six cars. With the race cut short by five minutes again time was against Ellis and crossed the line in 7th place with Dyer coming home in 9th place, ward  crossed the line in 19th place 5th in class two.

 

The Strasse sponsored class two 968 of Richard Higgins came home in 4th place in both race one and two.


 

Richard Ellis

 

Qualified low down 12th on the grid I had a busy first lap with lots of battles going on in front of me. I made steady progress working my way through the mid field. I enjoyed the race the car felt good with new tyres on  and i'm looking forward to race two.

 

Race two felt a lot better, I had a good battle with Chris but managed to pass him but got held up again by the mid field battle but the car felt good. I know we can do better and are looking forward to the next round.

 

Chris Ellis

 

The drive-shaft broke on the formation lap during race one so I did not compete in that race, race two I started 14 on the grid but got a cracking start  passing five or six cars. i managed to get in front of Richard Ellis and John McCullagh  but I could'nt keep Richard from gaining his place back and then John followed and then my tyres started to go off and the car was'nt handling all that well but I came home in 8th place from 14 so I am happy with that.

Paul Ward

 

The start of race one was pretty awful with two cars crashing into the wall, I managed to take my foot off  the gas and avoid them allowing a couple of cars to pass me, then four laps into the race I managed to spin off at my nemesis corner which is lodge so that was the end of the race for me.

 

Race two was better I tried to do quick start but got taken by a few drivers so I lost a few places to start with but did manage to get the pace back. I felt the car was ok But I was breaking in strange places and funny lines and I was stuck behind Andy Duncan but got passed  him coming home in 5th so was the fastest of the non 968 cars. I was pleased to get more track time in the car. it's starting to come together, we are now working on fuel calculations and hope to improve for the next race.