August 25th 2014 Race Day – Round 8

Well the forecast for this race was rain and we certainly got it! I’d also figured out with the help of a spreadsheet that if I got 10 points this race I’d win the championship!! So either win the class or come 2nd with fastest lap, so of course the goal was to win.

Qualifying
As I said the rain certainly delivered and we had a very wet qualification. The car wasn’t as planted as previous wet days and I was getting a lot of understeer however I managed to put it on pole (just) and would be starting alongside Adrian Slade in his MG ZR.

The Race –
Just as we went out to race we had a nice downpour and it continued for the whole race.

I got a half decent start and made up a few cars but was really struggling to get any grip and dropped back a few places after the first lap, losing my 1st place in class. I saw Adrian driving off into the distance as I battled with the MG ZR of Annie King and BMW of Kevin Bird. After a few laps I found some grip and managed to pass them both after some good racing. I then noticed I was starting to gain on Adrian and 2 laps from the end I managed to pass coming into Camp. Adrian kept right behind me and whilst I was pulling away out of the corners he was right back with me under braking. We crossed the line very close together but I’d done it!!! First in class and securing the championship and class for 2014!!!

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