Autocrossing at Much Hadham

We tend to make an annual trip to Much Hadham to compete on an Autocross, and this year we had friends getting married on the Saturday approximately 45 minutes from the venue, and the Autocross offered a one day entry on the Sunday so it all worked out rather nicely!

We dropped the car and trailer off on the Saturday on our way to the wedding, to save us doing extra towing and make life a little easier. We left a dry field, but overnight on the Saturday there was heavy rain and thunderstorms and so when we returned to the venue on Sunday, it was rather different.

Conditions in practice were tricky; my session was red flagged after someone spun in front, blocking the track. I got round him, but he was stuck and that run was aborted and we went again. The latter part of the track had a slight uphill and it felt painfully slow with little traction, but my times were ok; enough to have me 1st in class and 3rd overall at lunch. For some reason, the Golf and I seem to get on well in the wet.

It then started to dry out quite quickly, with a good wind helping. From then on, every run was at least 8 seconds quicker but as it dried out, my times weren’t quite enough and I was pipped on the final run, finishing 3rd in class and 5th overall.

A video comparing my best run to Matt’s can be found here.

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