Well I managed it. I finally managed to sneak out on track at RS Combe! I’m usually tied-up with organiser stuff, but I managed to slide away early in the day to get a few laps on track. The car was brilliant and, despite the scorching weather, I was happy to see everything stayed nice and cool. However, there was one little gremlin that reared its head; the gearbox started to feel notchy in fourth…

Hannah took the car out several times throughout the day too, and gradually the notchiness became more and more noticeable, until at the end of the day it was almost impossible to select fourth. It didn’t dampen what was a fantastic day, but clearly something wasn’t right.

The following week the ‘box was out of the car and sent off to Pete Doughty for inspection. It turns out the syncro had failed, and that’s what was causing the issue. Quite a simple fix, and the car will soon be back together and ready for its next outing at Ford Fair. With Hannah’s FoCos build progressing nicely too, we’re all set for both cars to be on track at Silverstone – let’s see if she can keep up! I’m pretty sure she will!