2003 Elise Race Team

Link to Pistonheads site http://www.pistonheads.com/Lotus/default.asp?storyId=5923

"The team are currently seeking ‘moderately’ funded drivers, sponsors and supporters to join them for 2003. Contact them via their website."I wonder what “moderately” means…must be worth an Exiges.com outing to go and support them somewhere?

What a good idea…I’d be up for that.Peter

A good guy to support is Gavan Kershaw!!He is racing again this year in his motorsport Elise, PEsky and Russ saw him race last year too…maybe an Exiges.co. sponsored race or too???Just an ideaJohnO

I’m with you there, JohnO [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]Gavan is without doubt the “class of the field” - about 5 secs per lap faster than the opposition around Oulton last year.Not only is he a great driver, but he’s a damn fine chap too [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image] (That’s Gavan, not JohnO [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image] [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image] [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image] )

Count me in for supporting them at some events around the UK this year. Does anyone have a calendar of event dates then?Lets get a strong contingent along to support our Exige cousins, Markp.s. Happy New Year, took mine out yesterday after a 3 weeks lie up, she is amazing, looking forward to 03’ even more now.

I will get a full list of events shortly from Gav…There are 10 rounds this year,will include Snetterton, Donnington, Mallory, Brands… Silverstone etcWill post on the board shortly.JohnO

There are some rounds of the championship confirmed here: http://www.heritageracingsupport.com/Lotus%20Page.htm Looks like the Oulton round is being hosted by 750MC which I will be doing anyway - looks like a double header then [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]Cheers

Oulton would suit me…so lets go motor racing!Peter

Oulton in diary.Peter, why don’t you have a run up to Elvington (York) trackday this Sat - lots of Lotus there on and off track - goin for a look myself to see what its all about.

Simon,I can’t mate I’ve got to do something else this Sat, beyond my control I’m afraid [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/frown.gif[/image](should have been meeting Pesky at Elvington).By the way did you know Elvington village is flooded at the moment? don’t kow if it affects the airfield tho…Anyway, the next time somethings happening can you let me know as I really want to go to a track day…Thanks Peter

Hi PeterNo probs- yep heard centre of Elvington was flooded other day - hopefully bailed out by now! - Mind 3" of snow at home this morning, missus may have to help dig a way out on Sat. Will keep in touch regarding future trackdays. Cheers Simon

Lotus Road Sport Series DatesLOTUS ROAD SPORTS SERIES 2003Proposed datesDate Venue Organising Club(s)Monday April 21st (Easter Monday) Castle Combe BRSCC (South West)Sunday May 4th Mallory Park AMOCSaturday May 31st Oulton Park AMOCSaturday June 28th Croft (tbc) BRSCC/JEC/CSCCSunday June 29th Croft (tbc) BRSCC/JEC/CSCCSunday July 27th Snetterton AMOCSunday August 3rd Donington BRSCC/JEC/CSCCSunday August 24th Snetterton CSCCMonday August 25th (Bank Holiday) Snetterton JECSaturday October 11th Donington AMOC

Anyone had any more thoughts on this one? As I said I’m up for some sponsoring probably at Oulton or Croft (Donnington as well maybe). got any ideas?

Looked hard at this one, went to the meeting, etc etc.Much as I love the idea, I just don’t think it’s for me. They are trying very hard not to exclude anything, but this also makes it a money wins series, and when you have the judges of fact also as competitors, then it’s going to be hard to get anything like a level playing field.Aside all of this, the costs are just too much for what is still not (as far as MSA are concerned) and championship.My current choices are JCC, EERC, or GT.(anybody got some spare sponsorship cash?)

PeterYup… if you are intersted myself and Russ are putting some money forward.If you mail me offline I will give you the [email protected]