That red R2 Xenon looks sweet
In some ways it's nicer than my blue version
Well I'm back from racing in the Cumbria GP....
Not that many people turned up, must be since it's the end of the outdoor season and the weather was a little wet and cold
There was still some serious competition at the top end though, the fastest guy all day was a local to the Carlisle track who's been one of the fastest there for quite some time now, despite having a year off last year.
The next five, me included, were all squabling for positions behind him, I think 3rd to 6th was covered by about 3 seconds at the end of qualifying. I was 6th unfortunatly, even though it was my fastest ever 5 minute run there
18 laps 307 seconds, last year everyone was struggling to break the 18 lap barrier... the guy one pole did 19laps 314seconds, modifieds only do 19 laps on a good day
The tarmac there seems very strange, it's often faster when colder, you just have to have the right tyres on, but it can be quite hard on tyres that are supposed to be in the right temperature range.
I spent the day racing steadily and fine tuning my setup, by the final it was pretty well sorted, definetly a setup I'll be noting down.
Started 6th on the grid and at the first corner at the end of the straight I got by the two cars ahead as they half spun. Was on 3rd places back bumper for the next lap then he clipped a curb and grip rolled. Then I was a few meters behind 2nd, I couldn't believe my luck. A couple laps later and he make a mistake and flew over a curb so I was gifted another position. The pole sitter had already opened up a small lead and with the pace he has all day there was no way I'd catch him. I just had to hold on to my position, there were three cars all very close to each other about 2 seconds behind me and they were all busy racing each other. I couldn't afford to back off but managed to hold the gap behind me until the end, fealt like a long 4 minutes though
Here's one of the nicest trophy's I've ever won