This weekend, the Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation will be competing in the final round of the prestigious Historic Racing Drivers Club race series. With packed grids and many professionally prepared cars, this weekend will undoubtedly be a test of competence and team spirit.
To further increase the challenge, the team will be competing in two classes across the weekend. The first of these will be the Jack Sears Trophy with the Riley 1.5 litre being used and the other will be the Dunlop Allstars series where the Sebring Sprite will be on grid.
However, the 25 team members will no doubt be giving their all to ensure the best possible result is obtained. A key point is that many of these team members are new, and although a little short of classic racing experience, they have already shown incredible enthusiasm during their short spell at OUMF.
Team founder Ding Boston outlines that the main objective of the weekend is to provide real race experience for the faces new to the OUMF fold this semester.
"Even though it is forecast to be a very wet race weekend, the aim of this meeting is to give the newer members a taste of what historic racing is all about," explained Boston.
"Excluding the Goodwood Revival, this is one of the ultimate venues to both witness and to get a better understanding of historic motorsport. Given the challenging weather conditions that we expect, what we do with our tyre strategy and timing of driver changes will be absolutely crucial, challenging not only new members but the seasoned ones as well.
"We are hoping we might achieve another podium tomorrow and we will be trying our very best to put in the best performance that we can."
With an incredible mixture of machinery, the racing is sure to be exciting as the team prepares for an early morning tomorrow ahead of qualifying.
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