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JeremyH5

876 posts

106 months

Monday 19th October 2020
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Congratulations! Well done that man.

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Thanks gents it was a bit of a nail biter, learned a lot again this season and I am looking forward to taking that into next year, slapping the number one on the car and going for it again!

Mark Benson

6,414 posts

240 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Yazza54 said:
Final update of the year, not sure if anyone's reading anymore lol. But this weekend I won the 2020 750 MC sports 1000 championship.

Cheers

drink
Congratulations! Considering it's (what?) your third season that's quite some achievement.

Edited by Mark Benson on Tuesday 20th October 14:27

Turn7

20,570 posts

192 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Well done Yazza, thats a great effort.

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Mark Benson said:
Yazza54 said:
Final update of the year, not sure if anyone's reading anymore lol. But this weekend I won the 2020 750 MC sports 1000 championship.

Cheers

drink
Congratulations! Considering it's (what?) your third season that's quite some achievement.

Edited by Mark Benson on Tuesday 20th October 14:27
Second full season, only had a couple of outings in the first season. It's a lot of effort prepping, trailering the car there, sleeping mostly rough, racing then towing home again! Even rebuilt my own engines. It's been worth it though. It's the first time in quite a while that a privateer has won this Championship. Probably only the second time in about 10 years.

Mark Benson

6,414 posts

240 months

Wednesday 21st October 2020
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Yazza54 said:
Mark Benson said:
Yazza54 said:
Final update of the year, not sure if anyone's reading anymore lol. But this weekend I won the 2020 750 MC sports 1000 championship.

Cheers

drink
Congratulations! Considering it's (what?) your third season that's quite some achievement.

Edited by Mark Benson on Tuesday 20th October 14:27
It's a lot of effort prepping, trailering the car there, sleeping mostly rough, racing then towing home again! Even rebuilt my own engines.
Been there! It's a lot of effort and worry, plus it takes up a lot more time than people think. As I've got older and slightly better off, I've come to know the joys of having a team do the prep and transport. Unfortunately I've also got slower......biggrin

Yazza54 said:
It's been worth it though. It's the first time in quite a while that a privateer has won this Championship. Probably only the second time in about 10 years.
Even more of an achievement if you're winning out over team supported drivers.

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

SoftwareSorcerer

437 posts

220 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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Yazza54 said:
Mark Benson said:
Yazza54 said:
Final update of the year, not sure if anyone's reading anymore lol. But this weekend I won the 2020 750 MC sports 1000 championship.

Cheers

drink
Congratulations! Considering it's (what?) your third season that's quite some achievement.

Edited by Mark Benson on Tuesday 20th October 14:27
Second full season, only had a couple of outings in the first season. It's a lot of effort prepping, trailering the car there, sleeping mostly rough, racing then towing home again! Even rebuilt my own engines. It's been worth it though. It's the first time in quite a while that a privateer has won this Championship. Probably only the second time in about 10 years.
Congratulations again mate! I think you are right - that would have been my car, taking the championship 10 years ago!

What a champion needs now, is a proper race truck...


Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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Bit of a condensed race 1 video from Snett

https://youtu.be/BohEE-nr7f0

Definitely need to work on my wet setup so I can gain some more confidence in the car in conditions other than bone dry, quite snappy. Also my wets are a bit knackered and as old as the hills so I'll be ordering a new set. Race 2 wasn't very interesting so I won't bother doing one for that.

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Friday 25th December 2020
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Put my dodgy editing skills to use and made another video, footage from Anglesey 6th Sep 2020

https://youtu.be/LIPcyOTXOJA

F1natic

316 posts

27 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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Congratulations on the championship, good effort. It's great to see the team included in the footage at the end too, they were right.

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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F1natic said:
Congratulations on the championship, good effort. It's great to see the team included in the footage at the end too, they were right.
Thanks very much! One was my best mate and the other a good friend and fellow competitor, he was already in his normal clothes because he caused the red flag laugh

Tkjracing

3 posts

34 months

Sunday 3rd January
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Yep, sorry again for that red flag...whoops...made it all the more of an interesting race for you and an even bigger achievement. Can’t wait to see you don the no1 race number with pride in 2021.

In case there’s been anyone reading this forum from the start and desperate to come and get involved, Yazza54’s original car is up for sale at a fantastic price point. Please do get in touch.

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11140989?c...

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Little promo vid from the 750MC for our formula.

https://www.facebook.com/750MCsports1000/videos/27...

Zamp Helmets EU Sports 1000 Championship
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- Faster Brands Hatch Indy Time than BTCC (48s)
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Come and join us biggrin



Edited by Yazza54 on Tuesday 2nd February 14:16

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Monday 26th April
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First meeting done on the Silverstone National circuit.

Weekend started with really good pace in the first session of testing and went down hill from there. Half way through the second session the engine was shifting progressively worse to the point where I couldn't get any gears.

Brought the car in and after some thought I decided that there was a good chance that the issue was the gear selector, detent or shift star on the end of the shift drum.

To get to this meant removing the entire clutch and basket. Upon removing the shaft it was clear that the selector arm on the end of it was knackered with a split in it which had allowed it to widen and therefore not fully engage gears anymore.

Jacked the car up and manually popped it through the gears by turning the shift drum to verify all was well, then set about stripping my spare engine for the parts to repair it.

Got that done by the end of the day and managed to run it up for a few laps to verify. Was a relief as an engine change would've been a real pain to do at the track.

On to race day, qualified third, put new tyres on and they were awful. It's always best to scrub them in first in testing so they can do a heat cycle but what with testing being a disaster that didn't happen.

On to race two, I finished third on the road after a bit of a battle but ultimately had to concede. Our fastest laps split by one hundredth of a second, but unfortunately I was suffering a top speed deficit that made it more difficult to be consistently fast over race distance and they pulled a small gap.

It later transpired that I won the race as the leaders picked up a disqualification for ride height. Not how you want to win but it is what it is.

Race 2 was a strange one, a large section of the track had a lot of oil down and the car felt horrible through it, plus I wasn't prepared to push my luck and come away with a DNF so early in the season so got up to a steady pace, but was caught 5 laps from the end. Managed to hold on until the second to last lap when I suffered fuel starvation whilst side by side and it just allowed him to squirt it past me on the power. Was gutted after that but these things happen. Still managed to pick up second.

So all in all a decent weekend. With a win and a second on a track that I knew I would struggle on due to the disadvantage in top speed Vs the other marque of cars, however I know my car has its advantages elsewhere and this would be my bogey track.

Here's the fastest lap I managed of the weekend from Race 1, only a tenth faster than I did on Friday morning in testing, but it was a lot more windy on race day which hampered us...


SpudLink

4,074 posts

163 months

Monday 26th April
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That’s excellent. Congratulations!
I caught some of the event on YouTube, including the start of your 2nd race
It is surprisingly good coverage for clubs level racing.

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Wednesday 28th April
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SpudLink said:
That’s excellent. Congratulations!
I caught some of the event on YouTube, including the start of your 2nd race
It is surprisingly good coverage for clubs level racing.
Cheers thumbup

Yeah I was impressed with the footage, seems to be getting better every year and with that the club are attracting better championship sponsors too.

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Monday 31st May
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Thoroughly enjoyed racing at croft this weekend.

There was a bit of an issue with ride height checks being done incorrectly after race 1 and our results had a number of DQs that were appealed and then the DQs removed and results reinstated. Took the enjoyment out of it a bit as it added controversy and stress.

Qualified on pole and won the first race setting a new lap record, after being closely followed for the duration.

Second race I got a slightly average start off the line and was the punted off into hawthorn then collected as a span round. Managed to get back up to 4th with the front end hanging off the car and the splitter hanging off and missing a huge chunk.

Car was horrible to drive and I had it in the back of my head that something could be bent or about to fail on me. When we came in one of the splitter mounts that was snapped had been wearing through the tyre, so I was lucky not to have a blow out.

All in all a 1st and 4th, not so bad. Leading the championship by a reasonable margin. Pissed off I have damage to repair through no fault of my own but that's racing for you.

Here's a fast one from testing ..


https://youtu.be/HL5pAciBDXk

JeremyH5

876 posts

106 months

Monday 31st May
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I watched both races on the live stream, hoping to see my mate race, but he was a DNS due to a broken throttle Bowden cable. You were running very well, particularly in the first race. Congrats on the lap record.

Yazza54

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16,174 posts

152 months

Monday 31st May
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Credit to Jonathan Elsey for this great pic