Time Attack – Round 4
Pirelli European Drift Championship – Round 4
Modified Live – Summer in the Park
26th July 2010
For the first time since it was launched in 2006, Time Attack goes to Cadwell Park this weekend for the fourth event in this year’s five-round series. Also making its debut at the Lincolnshire track will be the Pirelli European Drift Championship, plus the spectacular Modified Live Show which will feature static displays, trade stands and loads of other attractions.
Cadwell Park has become a favourite circuit with many drivers. It is sited within a steep-sided valley, which causes the track to rise and fall dramatically in some places, in fact bikes become airborne when cresting a section called The Mountain.
Its mix of challenging corners has led to its nickname as the Mini-Nürburgring, but because of its narrow width and lack of run off areas in certain sections, it no longer plays host to large race meetings. But, with next weekend being Time Attack – and not racing – the circuit is expected to provide a perfect venue for some great competition.
The nature of the track could therefore throw a curved ball into the arena as far as who is going to be successful on the day: Will it be twice-winner so far this season Gareth Lloyd, who can use the traction and sheer power of his Mitsubishi to provide him with an advantage, or winner of round three Steve Gugleilmi in his more agile Lotus Exige. It may even provide the lesser-powered cars an opportunity to shine, as handling and pre-event set up is likely to be the key to success this weekend.
The Drift cars will also be in for a new experience at Cadwell Park and, due to the width of the track, the drivers are going to have to be more precise than usual. Using The Mountain section past the Clubhouse and the Hall Bends, is going to mean that spectators will be treated to a display of close and exciting drifting, with the final outcome as much a lottery to that of the Time Attack event.
Adding to the spectacle of the day will be the Summer in the Park Modified Live show. With static displays, trade stands, the ever-popular ‘Show n’ Shine’ competiton and a host of automotive-based attractions on site, this element of the weekend is as much of an attraction as the action on the track.
Acknowledging that the circuit is more regularly occupied by bikes than cars, organisers have arranged for a shoot-out between a British Superbike and a Time Attack Car. There will also be a stunt rider performing on-track during the course of the day.
The circuit action starts when the gates open at 9.00, with a warm-up session for the Time Attack teams. The Drift cars have their initial practice session at 10.00 and the first of three live action demos takes place at 10.30. Qualifying is scheduled for 1.00pm, with the finals for the Pirelli European Drift Championship at 4.20 and for Time Attack at 4.45 pm.
Admission tickets are available on the gate, priced at £20.00 per adult.
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2010 Time Attack Calendar
24 April: Oulton Park
16 May: Knockhill
27 June: Brands Hatch
1 August: Cadwell Park
10 October: Snetterton