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Not sure if this is any kind of a leading indicator, but our order book for the purchase of cars to be raced has gone up from 2 to maybe 8 in the last couple of weeks:
Unless you are on Facebook, you probably won’t have realised that we had a terrific weekend in Dijon France, in a series new to us, the V de V Endurance Series.
We have two Moslers racing there, but in the hands of gentleman drivers, and so far they have not had too much success, with team errors at times creeping in, and some cars problems as well.
We elected to take part to try and make a good impression in the series, and to support our customers.
Dan Brown was unable to be with us this weekend, so I advertised on Facebook for a driver, and was contacted by Jon Barnes, who I knew very little of. It turned out that he is a double Caterham Champion, Formula Palmer Audi Champion, and 2008 British GT Champion! In addition, he had raced at Dijon 8 times, and won 5 times, including 2 races in the Palmer Audis.
A deal was set and Dan, supported by his biggest fan, his Mum Christine, joined us for the weekend.
Jon proved his worth over the course of the weekend, setting a stunning pole position in front of the Championship leading Ferrari 430 GT2 of Thierry Perier by 0.9 secs, and setting an awesome pace in the first 2 hours of the race, pulling 60 seconds out on the Ferrari and the following 14 Porsche 996 RSR, although we lost all that advantage in 2 safety car periods.
I jumped in with an hour to go, and an 8 second lead. The car was fantastic, averaging 3 seconds a lap faster than the nearest cars as the Mosler was loving the Michelins, and very kind on them whilst the other cars wore their tyres out. This enabled me to lap the third placed Ferrari and the second placed (by now) Porsche on the last lap, when I also set fastest lap for the car (suprisingly!).
The Mosler didn’t miss a beat, the crew worked perfectly, and the drivers did an excellent job. It was a very nice weekend, in complete contrast to some of the miserable weekends we have had to endure closer to home.
The V de V series organisers absolutely love the Mosler, and cannot wait for us to introduce the ‘Cup’ Mosler. We are working hard on this, but have been delayed as we have many orders to fulfill for new cars, which is very encouraging for difficult economic times.
News has also reached us that the Eclipse team won in the Mckinnerney Mosler at Snetterton at the weekend. More news as we get it.
With thanks to Claude!
Regards, Martin Short,