We have been approached with an offer from NANKANG to supply us with a control tyres for our Championship, just about all commnets made so far are positive, however we have raised a number of questions. At this early stage I can't answer all the questions but would comment on a few of the points raised as follows;
2. Will they definitely be in the MSA List of Approved Tyres for 2013.
The MSA are meeting in the next couple of weks. the Nanakang NS2R is up for approval and there is no reason to think it will be rejected.
3. ZR's use a 195x50x16 - is this size available.
4. What is the tread depth.
5. Will all sizes be available on request.
Nankang's UK motorsport agent are a very experienced outfit and they are 100% committed to having all sizes available (not always the case with Yokohama !1).
6. Will Nankang give circuit support.
They have offered to send their service truck to all MGOC race meetings if we want it.
Nankang's UK motorsport agents will be at Oulton around mid-day with a couple of sample tyres for you to have a look at.
I want to make it clear that I am not forcing a change to Nankang. I'm well aware that it is a big decision and the decision will be made solely by you the drivers. I'd suggest that any change would require the approval of a majority, say 75%, of registered drivers who actually offer an opinion.
BARC have advised that they will be using a Safety Car to control circuit incidents. The Clerk of the Course has called a Drivers Meeting to explain the relevant procedures, all MGOC drivers must attend.
At believe this meeting will be held at 11.15 in the room above Race Control but do check this at signing-on.
Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show
The Classic Car Show at NEC runs from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November. MGOC have their usual Club presence but this year have taken another adjacent stand for three of our race cars.
I will be taking my MGB but I'm looking for an MGF and a MGZR to go on the stand, this sounds all very nice but before you offer your car please note the following;
The car needs to be delivered to NEC between 2 and 4pm on Thursday 14th November.
It has to be removed from the NEC Hall after the show closes at 6pm Sunday 17th.
The stand has to be attended at all times by a driver willing and able to talk to people and generally promote the Championship to anyone who shows interest.
I'm looking for a few drivers to spend maybe half a day on the stand leaving half a day to have alook round.
Please click here to email Jim Baynam if interested.
Testing at Oulton Park
Testing is available on Friday 27 September, to book follow the link below: http://www.motorsportvision.co.uk/testing/2013/september/130927-op.aspx
The 2013 Championship Awards Dinner
This years awards dinner, will take place on Saturday 30th November 2013 at the Best Western Hotel, Buckingham Ring Road, Buckingham MK18 1RY.
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MG Owners' Club 40th Anniversary
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