A well done goes to Me for winning our 4th championship! I am putting this win down to the consistency in the handling of the car throughout the 13 weeks and an element of luck when avoiding any trouble on the track. I’ve certainly been racing against better and therefore quicker drivers but I’ve noticed the driving standard and courtesy has improved over the course of the championship. You may well be faster and the guy in front will be aware of that and move over when it’s less likely to ruin his race too. There’s never an advantage in ‘bashing’ your way through other cars, all it achieves is yourself losing time or damaging your car. Bide your time and wait for others to make a mistake, no one (certainly at our level) is perfect, so a mistake will inevitably come, even if you have to induce one with a little pressure applied from the rear!
I think the decision to stick with the use of the control tyre has proved to be the right decision, the racing is closer which adds to the fun. We’re not all worrying about who’s using what and then having to spend money on what others consider to be the best, thinking there’s an advantage in it. The reverse is true and this allows us to concentrate on improving our driving and car set up, which is definitely going to make you faster on track than throwing money at it.
Once again Shane Sr. Montague has improved his driving standard and the close battle with James Lye has proved to be entertaining if nothing else. Excellent work Shane & James, that competition has been the one to watch over the season. Jason Mogg has quietly crept up the rankings and improved his finishing position and I’m also convinced that once Matt Cochrane’s house is finished, we will see his name on the trophy. Come on Matt, think Car not House, you know it makes sense 🙂
The final standings are here: https://yeovilrc.org/championship-2018-q2/
We start the 2018/Q3 championship next week, so we start all over again with a new track layout. Let’s see your entries for the next track layout