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Paul Morcom

Speed Series Organising Team
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Paul Morcom last won the day on November 27 2016

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About Paul Morcom

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    Still learning but getting faster

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    Merlyn Mk11A
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    Cirencester
  1. 2018 Rounds Calendar

    Typo - now fixed.
  2. 2018 Rounds Calendar

    Chris, I have put all 37 rounds in the Speed Series Events Calendar. You can download iCal from there.
  3. Which Class?

    Hi Stu, Great to have you back. According to the regs there is a nominal admin fee of £10 to change class. But I am sure if you speak nicely to Mr Panda he will be understanding and let you enter/change before you start competing with a minimum amount of bribery
  4. Which Class?

    It wasn't a bike engine
  5. Dry Sump Pan for a Ford Crossflow

    I am looking for a dry sump pan for a ford Crossflow - anything considered (damaged, steel, alloy etc.) PM me if you have anything lying around in your garage.
  6. Trailer Tyre Rack Wanted

    I have one that I never fitted to my trailer. I live near Cirencester so SWish. If you are interested I will find out make, what I paid for it and also give you some dimensions. PM me if interested.
  7. Speed Series Online Applications are open

    Just done my entry.
  8. Speed Series Novice Buddy List

    Paul Morcom (Gloucestershire) - paul.morcom@pointerconsulting.co.uk Good call Rich. Perhaps we could start a specific "pinned" topic for a register of buddies. Then won't get lost after time.
  9. Llandow video

    There is this....clicky
  10. Llandow video

    I am sure you will have found the bit of classic mini footage on Youtube. It just looked soooooo sloooowwwwwww
  11. 2018 Draft Reg and Explainations

    Exactly what I was saying, easy target are just as non-motivating as hard targets but as I said novices just need to adjust the personal goal to 98.5 rather than 100 points. If people want the actual times to challenge themselves against then I have proposed elsewhere a SS course records webpage specifically for novice and expert class records - giving course, name, time, date. This would give people the time to gauge their personal improvement/performance against. It is already widely acknowledged that the WSCC SS Regs offer Novices substantially more than other championships. There is always more that can be done and that's why SSOT spend significant time each year reviewing the outcomes of the previous year and looking for improvements. I agree with you, and have clearly stated in previous posts, that it is a combination of many things for an individual to consider when starting or continuing to compete. Significant amounts of analysis and SS marketing were undertaken last year and its effectiveness is always being monitored and efforts refocused as appropriate.
  12. 2018 Draft Reg and Explainations

    And a whole lot safer for the driver and passenger too.
  13. 2018 Draft Reg and Explainations

    I get where Stu and Barry are coming from.....but IMHO by softening the targets to enable more people to better them will simply take away any personal achievement in doing so. It will therefore become a "so what" event and fail to provide the benefit (PR) originally intended. In 2018 the novices that wants to chase the old 100+ points (by bettering the novice target when they existed) all they have to do is to realign their "personal achievement threshold" with the one set of targets to 98.5 points. By scoring 98.5+ points they have achieved exactly the same result as in 2017. If a novice scores 100+ then they know they are now competing at the level of an expert and have possibly just set a new WSCC record. How good is that! We would be far better focusing our time and effort in finding ways to counter the barriers to our sport that are constantly being introduced by the MSA to attract more newbies and retain the current competitors.
  14. Llandow video

    There is this....clicky Give ACW a shout as I am sure I remember a fantastic video he produced with his and Barry's videos run alongside each other.
  15. 2018 Draft Reg and Explainations

    There is also currently a likely occurrence of an unrepresentative score with a small entry and the adverse condition 1.6d or 1.6e rule being used. What we see is that against real targets (class records) when bettered are rarely bettered by more than 1%. So the 101 cap is used to prevent a unrepresentative score from occurring in all cases. Also even now, after several years of using Class Records wherever possible there are "soft" target/records there. Yes, each year they reduce in number as competitors focus on them. Why?.....Because the British weather is very variable and the level and number of drivers varies across classes.
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