I decided since the car had not been out of second gear since being put together I’d stump up and do testing on the Friday at Brands for the afternoon. Especially as I was only doing Quali and race 1 due to attending a Wedding on the Sunday.
Pre-Testing check found the n/s/r ABS wire rubbing on the wheel so both rear ABS wires were cut off. Test session one on the new tyres went well and I just wanted to shake the car down but its very hard to remember that and not push the car too hard. Half way through on exiting Graham Hill bend I missed a gear and span backwards off the circuit. The kerbs seem to vibrate a lot through the steering wheel and once back on track there was a lot of movement in the steering wheel which had come a little loose. Dad clocked me at a 1:02 which was in line with my fastest lap last year.
Second test session started after we tightened up the steering wheel and were subjected to a hail storm 10 minutes before starting. Not one to be put off by a drying track I went out to see what the Dunlop tyres were like in those conditions and to be fair their not bad. The track was pretty dry except for Clearways by the end and the car felt good.