Over the past few years, the most requested change in RHPK has always been about bringing the start time forward. 3 pm is typically when the RHPK Race starts within the Summer Season, we make two exceptions throughout the year – Winter Cup and November which always see a 1 pm Race Start.
So why can’t we change it?
As most will know, to keep the Series cost down for us, the Track has to run a number of cooperate events throughout the day. However after lengthy discussions this year I’m pleased to say we have a potential option.
By losing 30 minutes in second practice, cutting the second practice down from 1 hour to 30 minutes will allow us to bring the race foward 1 hour – to start at 14:00. The Ryehouse team also commented that when they can they will try and start first practice slightly early before 08:00, however, this is best endeavors and will see how it pans out over the course of the year.
Below is a mock-up of the proposed new Start time.
No, the £30 testing fee will remain the same, however, the track will try and get Morning practice underway before 8am if possible. The track will give back any unused time slots back to RHPK if they happen.
Will practice reduce in cost?
Whilst every scenario was discussed in detail, this was the best compromise. Like all changes to the series, we are asking you to vote below. All votes to be entered are per team to keep it fair.
I’m not keen on losing 30 minutes of practice
Over to you
As with all RHPK Changes, we are handing the choice over to you. Please, when voting you will be voting as a team, please ensure your view reflects your team, if multiple team members vote, only one team vote will be counted.