2012 Movies

Welcome to Jon's Movie Gallery from 2012.

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Jon Barnes takes the Caterham R600 / 620R Test Car for a lap of Donington Park, 22nd November 2012. This video was the final lap of a 30 minute race simulation on slick Avon tyres, and the first time the car had run with a fully functioning 'flat shift' on the Sadev sequential gearbox. Conditions were less than ideal, with the track still damp in places, high winds gusting up to 60mph and temperatures of just 6 degrees Celsius.

The hundreds of hours of circuit based development work carried out on this test mule have since been applied to the Caterham Seven 620R, the award winning 'Track Car of the Year' according to EVO Magazine.


Jon Barnes takes the Caterham R600 / 620R Test Car for a lap of Donington Park, 29th November 2012. This lap was set after 3pm, with the sun beginning to set. The tyres were getting worn out at this point, although the lap times were still much improved over the previous video from last weeks' Donington test day. Conditions were very cold (2 degrees Celsius), although the circuit had been dry all day and there was little wind.

The hundreds of hours of circuit based development work carried out on this test mule have since been applied to the Caterham Seven 620 R, the award winning 'Track Car of the Year' according to EVO Magazine.


Jon Barnes takes the Caterham R600 / 620R Test Car for a lap of Donington Park, 13th December 2012. This lap was set on Avon slick racing tyres at approximately 2.30pm. It's clear to see on the movie that the conditions were literally freezing! Temperatures did not get above freezing all day(-1 degrees Celsius). There was still frost and ice in the braking areas on both main straights.

The hundreds of hours of circuit based development work carried out on this test mule have since been applied to the Caterham Seven 620 R, the award winning 'Track Car of the Year' according to EVO Magazine.



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