Hi There. I just wanted to takle the opportunity to clarify the noise thing. The tadstar car passed the static noice test at croft, as laid down in the MSA rule book as it does on every occasion at knockhill. This is not in dispute. Croft has major issues regarding noise, which is monitored by the local council at selected or all meetings at croft. After the qualifying round, and subsequent gearbox failure, the Tadstar team were advised of the problem in that the car was apparently more noisy than other cars at a point on the circuit, and apparantly the council decided that the car could race on saturday, but had to be quietened for the sunday race. Tadstar team, and the visiting SMRC officals were shocked when the car was black flagged. As we understand, the council officals changed their mind !!!. It would appear, that there is no definite noise level set, but up to the local council to make what can only be described as an arbitary decision based on "average noise". Tadstar do not hold DDMC, SMRC or Croft circuit to blame for any of this. It was just all very disapointing for the team after so much effort was made. I understand that the whole practice session for the minis was halted on the friday around similar noise issues. The last bit I want to add, is Thank You to the Bruces team for donating a "Plug" for our exhaust, and on a small technicality, the exhaust on our car is side exit........the same side that the noice monitoring equipment is positioned. If it had been a rear mount or exiting from the opposite side it may have had a different noice level reading ??