The Club's Results

BPBC Karting, Lent Term 2009

Jon Glass (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts)

Single sculls
Jonathan Glass
2nd round
I started near the back of this race, but some determined efforts to warm my tyres on the formation lap seemed to pay dividends and I passed perhaps half the field skirting a pile-up on the first corner.

I passed a few more people and may briefly have led, before I was passed by Keith on the uphill drag from turn #8, from where I struggled to hold onto him. I had a good tussle with Clive for 2nd place in the closing laps until, lying 2nd with a lap to go, I was the victim of a bit of metal braking into turn #10 and Clive passed me for 2nd. (Jon)
As unmitigated disasters go, this was surprisingly enjoyable. Martin has already explained the circumstances of the black flagging, so I won't add to that. I got the longest stop of anyone, having not understood the waving and pointing efforts of the marshals to indicate that all of the leading cars were to stop, meaning I came in two laps later. The second half of the race was great fun as I struggled to make up lost time, however I then got bogged down behind a rather 'determined' backmarker and my lap times suffered accordingly.

Certainly I was beaten for pace by the three cars ahead of me on the starting grid. On a different day, I'd have hoped to remain 4th. JPD's fastest lap is particularly impressive for the fact that he's not a great deal lighter than me, so I can't have any excuses there. (Jon)

1. Group B practice rea...
2. Pre-racing photo

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