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MINI Challenge - Round 1 - Oulton Park (LIVE)

Featured RaceDepartment Veteran Takes To The Track

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Thomas Hinss, May 30, 2016.

  1. Thomas Hinss

    Thomas Hinss
    Aussie Commentator and Writer Staff

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    RaceDepartment regular Craig Patteson is to be on track in the real world today, racing in his own superkart machine at the 2016 Unite the Union Hillclimb Championship. This will also be the first event with the car sporting a RaceDepartment sticker on its side.

    He has been racing superkarts since 2006 in Guernsey events, doing hillclimb and sprint events. His motivation to do superkarts came after his brother passed away back in 2005, with Craig currently racing alongside his dad who races his own car, a 600cc Jedi Suzuki.

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    His passion for motor racing can be clearly seen within his family, who have been in the racing scene since the early 90's. Craig currently races regularly at Automobilista racing club events at RaceDepartment, as well as racing in the current season of the RaceDepartment Mini Challenge.
     
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  2. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Williams fan Craig :D ??!!

    Good luck mate :thumbsup:
     
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  3. That's so cool.

    Superkarts are so much fast then my KZ1 Shifter kart lol.
    I believe they were even faster in monaco then Red Bull RB7
     
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  4. Craig Patteson

    Craig Patteson
    Natural Born Racer XB1 Gamertag RIPDazza8405 Premium Member

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  5. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird
    Racing Since 1978 Premium Member

    Whatever makes you think that :p?
     
  6. alexSchmurtz

    alexSchmurtz
    Premium Member

    Good luck Craig! Hope you'll do as good as in the club races! And don't' go up in the sky this time, please… ;)
     
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  7. Queequeg

    Queequeg
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    Good luck!
     
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  8. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #forçaChape Staff

    Cwaig in a kart with 77 in it?

    I sense danger
     
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  9. Peter Stokman

    Peter Stokman
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    top speed aprox. 230 - 240 km/h
    as fast or even litle faster then moto gp at Assen 1 sec or so
     
  10. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Don't tell FOM or they might make you put it in the garage for a couple of weeks and paint in :poop: yellow......... ;)
     
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  11. :O_o::O_o::O_o: That's something different then 140 kmh.
    But do Superkarts accelerate faster then a KZ1/2? (2.3 to 100/60)
     
  12. Sunny Sky Speed

    Sunny Sky Speed
    Livery Designer Premium Member

    @Craig Patteson
    Good luck with the race and if you ever need a livery design(er) ;)...
     
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  13. kamackeris

    kamackeris
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    good luck craig !!
     
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  14. Glaurung

    Glaurung
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    Good luck!
     
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  15. Shawn Jacobs

    Shawn Jacobs
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    Good luck @Craig Patteson have fun mate! And remember to put enough fuel in it :roflmao::roflmao:
     
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  16. Both Frank and Claire Williams are on the phone. They want to speak with you.
     
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  17. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
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    Some pictures from today's event, couldn't get there till later in the day but got some good pictures.
    Really happy with the overhead kart shot, done at a 50th of a second, took me a few goes to get it right but I love the motion in the image. Well done to Craig and Simon, a good days racing for both of them :thumbsup:
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  18. I'll keep my fingers crossed! The first step towards F1 has been made ;)
     
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  19. Sunny Sky Speed

    Sunny Sky Speed
    Livery Designer Premium Member

    Very lovely screens.
     
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  20. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Fantastic pictures mate.Thank you.:thumbsup:
     
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