TG.com join a Britcar 24 pitcrew
We send our man to help out Mission Motorsport on a rather special mission...
Posted: 03 Oct 2012
The first couple of hours pass without incident, as does our first competitive pit, when Gaz takes the wheel and I manage to avoid letting off any more fire extinguishers. Jimmy did an excellent job among the early traffic, and Gaz is putting in some decent lap times until he picks up a puncture. He manages to drag the 370 around the remainder of the lap without doing any damage to the car whatsoever - the tyre's a bit of a mess, but we've got plenty of those. At first we think the rim may've taken a bit of a beating - crucial as we'll need to return it to Dunlop to get it re-tired - but all's well.
Jason and I head down the paddock to the fitting facility. Each team has a limited number of rims, and has to haul them down to Dunlop to get new tires put on. Jason's arthritis, my status as a novice and our broken buggy make everything time-consuming, but we get the job done.