I promised my friend Hans von Hirsch that if I didn't race this season, he could inherit my #42 race number. This means that I've been really seriously at it the whole season; getting a racer's license, getting papers on the car, buying personal safety equipment and fitting the car with the necessary safety gadgets. Now I finally have all the gear from Demon Tweeks - helmet, head-an-neck-support, boots and suit, and I have tested the car on the Nürburgring and on Sturup raceway twice.
So, I am as ready as can be. I have enlisted myself and the car for the 3-4 October 2015 season-closer and Ring Knutstorp in Sweden. I will be racing in the 65-1 class (all cars from pre-war to 1961, all engine sizes) where I will run with all other pre 1966 cars. That will be fast company; including Lotus Cortinas and Elans - and the odd big american. But I will just mind my own business and try to stay out of the fast dudes' battles.
Now I just need to install the bolt-in headrest, that I have developed with Steffen Madsen, my mechanic. And see if I can get some Dunlop Racing CR65 5.00L15 in time for the race. Giulia TI Super racer Herluf Jensen has offered me a set of "somewhat" (?!) old 15" L-spec Daunlops ... but do I dare racing on hard rubber? - being a novice. And I can always use Dunlops - even if I get the shit scared out of me, and decide never to race again!
My wonderful carpets from Elvezio Esposito started to curl up in the hot car. This revealed the fact that they were only affixed with a minimum of adhesive and a couple of screws. But now I have started doing a better job. It's called a learning curve.
Now waits a much more interesting learning curve - that of RACING!