It’s an old and tired adage, but the clouds of Easter certainly had a silver lining for us. At the time we were really disappointed to have had the meeting curtailed and thus being unable to progress with the momentum we were building, in retrospect it was fortuitous that the rain came when it did.
During our routine maintenance at the weekend we discovered a broken tie bar on one of the roller lifter pairs which had gone undiagnosed while checking the valve lash. Had we run with that damage we could potentially have seen cam damage or far worse, and have been sidelined until repairs could be affected. As it is we can replace with no damage, and ensure the motor is once again in fine fettle. In addition we are treating the supercharger to a freshen up so should be making a bit more boost come the Summer Nationals.