Just like last year, my birthday was mostly an excuse to spend some money on the kart. No presents for me – just money towards the rebuild of the race engine. With a bit of extra cash from my family, I funded six sets of used tyres (although I was only keeping three of them – some decent used slicks, a good set of used wets and some very intermediate wets – a couple of other karting dads were sharing them with me), a 2010 EVR bare chassis (a bit tatty and with one weld but dead straight) and some magnesium rims. Bargain!
Cost of engine rebuild: £330 race; 3 sets of tyres: £65; set of used magnesium rims £100, 2010 EVR chassis: £25
Total spent this year: £2,972