Final Race of 2012 – First Class WIN!!!!

As some of you may have seen on Facebook and Twitter, I managed to win my class on Sunday 😀

Qualifying Fastest Lap – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRE893Y6lNM
The Race – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9bFWWRKF6c

I qualified in 2nd just a tenth behind 1st and we were lined up next to each other on the grid. I had a few gear selection issues during qualifying which turned out to be because my clutch had fully un-adjusted itself and I was a little low on gearbox oil so topped that up at the same time…

The Race
I got a pretty good start and managed to get into first in class pretty much straight away and with a bit of luck Russell getting blocked by others. Had a little tap with Paul Ashton into Quarry on the 2nd lap…after that it was pretty free running, I could see Russell starting to catch me behind but he made a mistake out of camp which put him back to a safe distance! Apart from that I was getting pretty frustrated behind the orange Polo that obviously had huge amounts of power but wasn’t too great in the corners…he locked up going into the Esses and I misjudged my braking/turn in and ended up on the grass myself but kept infront and Dave Challenger came past shortly after in his white Leon, but after a bit of confusion with the fire car I think I passed on the braking point into Quarry and managed to keep it infront and then only really had to deal with being lapped by a few others and the carnage that was presenting itself around the track!! Then went out for a ride on the winners car and stand up on the podium 😀

Was a great end to the season and makes all the effort we put in worth it!! Want to say a special thanks to my brother Jay for helping me out all year, couldn’t do it without him!!