The Club's Results

BPBC Karting, Lent Term 2009

A series of races at the Daytona karting track in Milton Keynes involving members of Black Prince Boat Club celebrating website creator Martin Peck's departure from bachelordom
Sat 10th January

The event was organised by Daytona Karting, Milton Keynes. At the bottom of this page there is a summary of the results of college crews and a link to Cambridge weather. Club members, please go here to add (or correct) results, crews or race reports.


Chris Ingram, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Rich Dewire, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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John Earl, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

2nd round
14th
Tip: two-engined carts are considerably slower if one engine stalls due to the cold. This happened to me twice during this race! (Dubya)
Plate final
3rd
Hard work starting from the back of the grid but turned out ok in the end. (Dubya)

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Simon Knight, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Will Thorne, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

2nd round
12th
Given how much I spun (purely due to not knowing the car and track, you understand... ;-) you all really should have done better!! :-D (Anything to do with being short)

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Dan Darley, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Andy Somers, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Dan Walker, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Mike Goodson, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Jon Glass, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

2nd round
3rd
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)
Final
11th
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)

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Clive Ponsonby, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Neil Talbott, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

1st round
12th (+1L)
Turns out these karts have two engines. Sadly I didn't know this, so chugged round slowly for the entire first race not realising one of mine wasn't working, thereby explaining why everyone else left me for dead after every corner.

I should probably also apologise to John Earl who got the same kart in the second qualifying race, and though he did at least realise there was a problem and come into the pits to change, it cost us both a place in the 'A' final. (Neil T)
Plate final
2nd (+40s)
Now having two functioning engines, this race went somewhat better. Tom pulled away by around 1.5 seconds per lap and deserved to win, but second place was reasonably satisfactory, especially as I managed not to spin. Still, it would have been nice to come first, as I was a no-hoper for the evening's poker tournament. (Neil T)

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Dan Curtis, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Dan Holland, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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John Darcy, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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Martin Peck, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

1st round
1st
Needless to say, the gentle sweeping 1st turn of the 1st race saw the 1st pile-up of the afternoon. I was last to get going again - quite a bit to do to get into the top-half of the finish order.

I climbed in Peckish fashion into 2nd place by lap 6. Unknown to me at the time, there was only JPD ahead. With about 3 laps to go I had caught him up - and soon deduced who it was and that this was the battle for the race lead. I attempted to surprise him with an ugly attempt to barge past on the entry into turn 5, but was soon out of control and unsurprisingly found him retaking 1st place on the run down to turn 6.

The following two laps were punch for punch, with me repeatedly closing up only for small mistakes to set me back 3 or 4 lengths again.

The stalemate was broken when, on the approach to the penultimate corner, we came up to a back-marker (Judging from the results, this was Amit). JPD dived to the outside, I dived to the inside. The tortuous Turn 10 hairpin was taken 3-abreast, but with the shortest path and Amit's kart holding me on my line, I pushed ahead and survived the final corner to win by a margin of 1 second. (Martin P)
Final
1st
A suitably controversial race...!

The grid was set by interleaving the top half of the finish orders from the two heats. Keith (my manager from work), with the fastest lap so far was given pole.

The first three laps were cracking. A terrific procession saw Keith, myself and JPD inching ahead of Jon Glass in 4th. I felt good and identified two corners on the track where I had the better of Keith.

The 2nd lap had a peculiar section where yellow flags were out, despite no sign of any incident. However, Keith did not slow as he should - and there was no way I was going to slow down and let him drive away!!!!

On the following lap I duly got past Keith out of turn 5 (I think) and held 1st place for the rest of the lap, knowing JPD would not be far behind... what a race...!!

However, it was ruined when the umpires took the difficult but understandable decision to Black Flag the top 6 drivers for not slowing during the yellow flag! In the confusion, and not wishing to throw away the lead if I had misunderstood, I elected to stay out for another lap to be sure. That decision luckily served me well, as the post-race data showed that I was kept in the pits for less long than the rest.

The rest of the race was exciting for the spectators, but rather unexciting and confusing for those of us driving. I re-emerged in 8th (i.e. ahead of Keith and JPD), and steadily worked my way up the field with a string of 8 tidy laps averaging 1:14.9. As the race neared its conclusion, one last kart came into view and I pushed hard to reach it - overtaking John Darcy on the final corner of the final lap to win by 1.5s. (Martin P)

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Tom Rose, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

1st round
8th
In an attempt to get to grips with my kart (having never driven a proper outdoor one before), I decided to find out where the limits were, and thus spent very little time actually pointing in the direction of travel. Incidentally this is a much more amusing way of driving than normal and I'd recommend it to anyone, although it isn't very fast.

After one particularly low friction incident, I found all four wheels off the track, which is an instant black flag offence (the first one of the day, no less). This left me just about dead last, which is a shame as I'd overtaken a few people and think I was about fourth at the time.

Starting from the back was plenty of fun though and I made it back up to eighth in the remaining time, and had recorded the fourth best lap time up to that point. More importantly, I was beginning to get to grips with the kart, though not the steering wheel as I had worn too many pairs of gloves and suffered novice death grip in the latter stages (subsequent experimentation revealed that it was hard work just to bend the fingers, let alone hold anything whilst wearing three pairs). (RTT)
Plate final
1st
Going off at the front and with Bummers starting behind me I felt the need to make use of the space and get him off my arse. The tactic proved to be a good one, and in the second lap I completed my first lapping of a backmarker. Looking back afterwards I thought I saw Andy getting past too, and so drove hard for a further two laps before realising I was in isolation (it hadn't been him at all).

Since by now my karting prowess was beginning to emerge, I decided to concentrate on drifting round the corners instead of trying to take the fastest route. This was lots of fun and involved plenty of sawing on the wheel, though somehow I never quite span. It is a bit hard to do when there are other people on the racing line though, so I did get warned for bumping at one point - it's a shame that contact is frowned upon as karting bumps would be awesome I think.

Upon completion of the race I was extremely pleased with my spectacularly un-Peckish printout of lap times which showed almost none anywhere near the mean. (RTT)

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Jon Davies, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

1st round
2nd (+1s)
A good start from eighth saw me about five seconds clear by the end of the third lap. Then disaster - my glasses steamed up (this was the first time I've raced with them) and I could barely see.

I backed off in order to stay on the track and negotiated the back markers with care, but had misjudged how slowly I could go as Martin overtook me on the penultimate lap. Fortunately I was able to repass out of the same corner, but then another misjudgement overtaking a back marker at the end of the last lap allowed Martin to retake the lead. (JPD)
Final
3rd (+15.25s)
Racing without glasses this time, I had a steady first two laps but then got into the groove on the third. Then disaster - black flag! Keith (2nd), Ingram (5th) and I (3rd) all went into the pits, to be told that we hadn't stopped racing under a yellow flag. This took ages, and we lost about 80 seconds.

Apparently Martin (1st) stopped on the next lap, but lost significantly less time and was about 30 seconds ahead, whilst Glass (4th) was pulled in later and was well back.

Having dealt with Keith and Chris (who for some reason was told to overtake us whilst stopped), I got in some quick laps but had no idea how I was doing.

It was disappointing to miss out on what would have surely been a great race with Martin at the front, but otherwise it was nice to be back in a reasonable kart on a good track, and at least I was able to get the fastest lap :-) (JPD)

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Alex Seeley, Twin-engined Honda pro-karts

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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Best lap times</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Driver Best lap on lap in Av speed Race result in</b> 1 Jon Davies 1:13.401 13 Final 62.8 3rd Final 2 Keith Mizen 1:14.022 10 Round 2 62.3 4th Final 3 Martin Peck 1:14.201 13 Final 62.1 1st Final 4 Chris Ingram 1:14.734 13 Final 61.7 5th Final 5 Jon Glass 1:15.838 8 Final 60.8 11th Final 6 Tom Rose 1:15.885 11 Plate Final 60.7 1st Plate Final 7 Clive Ponsonby 1:16.462 10 Round 2 60.3 12th Final 8 Rich Dewire 1:16.607 4 Final 60.2 9th Final 9 John Earl 1:16.871 13 Plate Final 59.9 3rd Plate Final 10 John Darcy 1:17.096 13 Final 59.8 2nd Final 11 Mark Hayward 1:17.473 13 Plate Final 59.5 8th Plate Final 12 Neil Talbott 1:17.616 14 Plate Final 59.4 2nd Plate Final 13 Deepon Sen Gupta 1:17.679 15 Final 59.3 10th Final 14 Mike Goodson 1:18.293 10 Round 2 58.9 7th Final 15 Simon Knight 1:18.584 13 Plate Final 58.6 10th Plate Final 16 Dan Holland 1:18.868 8 Final 58.4 8th Final 17 Dave Johnson 1:18.893 11 Final 58.4 6th Final 18 Dave Smitham 1:19.185 14 Final 58.2 14th Final 19 Dan Walker 1:19.200 12 Final 58.2 13th Final 20 Tim Mukasa 1:20.058 14 Plate Final 57.6 4th Plate Final 21 Andy Somers 1:20.350 13 Plate Final 57.3 5th Plate Final 22 Omar Achment 1:20.984 9 Plate Final 56.9 7th Plate Final 23 Dan Curtis 1:21.019 10 Round 1 56.9 12th Plate Final 24 Harvey French 1:21.301 10 Plate Final 56.7 6th Plate Final 25 Will Thorne 1:22.452 5 Plate Final 55.9 11th Plate Final 26 Dan Darley 1:22.741 13 Plate Final 55.7 9th Plate Final 27 Amit Roy 1:23.338 12 Plate Final 55.3 14th Plate Final 28 Alex Seeley 1:25.133 9 Round 1 54.1 13th Plate Final</pre></p><h4>Heat (round 1) race results</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Driver Laps Best lap on lap Top speed Av speed Total time Behind</b> 1 Martin Peck 12 1:15.108 5 61.4 57.6 16:00.38 2 Jon Davies 12 1:16.329 7 60.4 57.5 16:01.37 +1.00 3 Chris Ingram 12 1:16.242 10 60.4 56.7 16:15.75 +15.50 4 Rich Dewire 12 1:17.857 7 59.2 55.0 16:45.09 +44.75 5 John Darcy 12 1:18.551 7 58.7 54.4 16:56.64 +56.25 6 Dave Johnson 11 1:20.461 11 57.3 52.4 16:07.97 +1L 7 Dan Holland 11 1:21.141 11 56.8 51.9 16:17.21 +1L 8 Tom Rose 11 1:16.367 10 60.3 51.8 16:17.65 +1L 9 Dan Curtis 11 1:21.019 10 56.9 51.1 16:31.83 +1L 10 Harvey french 11 1:21.623 11 56.5 50.5 16:44.54 +1L 11 Alex Seeley 11 1:25.133 9 54.1 49.9 16:55.42 +1L 12 Neil Talbott 11 1:28.135 10 52.3 49.6 17:01.22 +1L 13 Mark Hayward 10 1:33.267 10 49.4 47.1 16:17.88 +2L 14 Amit Roy 8 1:30.843 8 50.7 38.3 16:01.62 +4L</pre></p><h4>Heat (round 2) race results</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Driver Laps Best lap on lap Top speed Av speed Total time Behind</b> 1 Keith Mizen 12 1:14.022 10 62.3 58.3 15:47.91 2 Clive Ponsonby 12 1:16.462 10 60.3 57.2 16:07.11 +19.25 3 Jon Glass 12 1:16.941 6 59.9 56.8 16:13.58 +25.75 4 Mike Goodson 12 1:18.293 10 58.9 55.1 16:43.88 +56.00 5 Dan Walker 12 1:19.466 11 58.0 54.0 17:04.48 +00.00 6 Dave Smitham 11 1:21.275 7 56.7 51.6 16:21.74 +1L 7 Deepon Sen Gupta 11 1:23.052 11 55.5 51.4 16:25.96 +1L 8 Andy Somers 11 1:23.521 9 55.2 50.9 16:36.54 +1L 9 Tim Mukasa 11 1:21.843 7 56.3 50.8 16:38.55 +1L 10 Omar Achment 11 1:22.878 8 55.6 49.6 17:02.60 +1L 11 Dan Darley 10 1:26.634 6 53.2 47.9 16:02.12 +2L 12 Will Thorne 10 1:22.853 10 55.6 45.8 16:45.78 +2L 13 Simon Knight 9 1:21.622 9 56.5 42.0 16:26.45 +3L 14 John Earl 9 1:21.977 9 56.2 41.5 16:38.98 +3L</pre></p><h4>Final race results</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Driver Laps Best lap on lap Top speed Av speed Total time Behind</b> 1 Martin Peck 15 1:14.201 13 62.1 57.5 20:01.45 2 John Darcy 15 1:17.096 13 59.8 57.4 20:03.13 +1.50 3 Jon Davies 15 1:13.401 13 62.8 56.8 20:16.74 +15.25 4 Keith Mizen 15 1:14.129 12 62.2 56.2 20:29.05 +27.50 5 Chris Ingram 15 1:14.734 13 61.7 56.0 20:33.20 +31.75 6 Dave Johnson 15 1:18.893 11 58.4 55.9 20:35.70 +34.25 7 Mike Goodson 15 1:18.430 9 58.8 55.9 20:36.78 +35.25 8 Dan Holland 15 1:18.868 8 58.4 55.4 20:48.11 +46.50 9 Rich Dewire 15 1:16.607 4 60.2 55.1 20:53.41 +52.00 10 Deepon Sen Gupta 15 1:17.679 15 59.3 54.6 21:07.08 +1:05.50 11 Jon Glass 15 1:15.838 8 60.8 54.4 21:11.24 +1:09.75 12 Clive Ponsonby 15 1:16.467 9 60.3 53.8 21:25.63 +0:00.00 13 Dan Walker 14 1:19.200 12 58.2 53.0 20:16.19 +1L 14 Dave Smitham 14 1:19.185 14 58.2 50.6 21:15.14 +1L</pre></p><h4>Plate Final race results</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Driver Laps Best lap on lap Top speed Av speed Total time Behind</b> 1 Tom Rose 15 1:15.885 11 60.7 57.8 19:55.79 2 Neil Talbott 15 1:17.616 14 59.4 55.9 20:35.82 +40.00 3 John Earl 15 1:16.871 13 59.9 55.1 20:54.23 +58.25 4 Tim Mukasa 15 1:20.058 14 57.6 54.2 21:15.49 1:19.50 5 Andy Somers 14 1:20.350 13 57.3 53.8 19:59.85 +1L 6 Harvey French 14 1:21.301 10 56.7 53.2 20:12.25 +1L 7 Omar Achment 14 1:20.984 9 56.9 51.9 20:41.99 +1L 8 Mark Hayward 14 1:17.473 13 59.5 51.6 20:51.21 +1L 9 Dan Darley 14 1:22.741 13 55.7 51.4 20:55.98 +1L 10 Simon Knight 14 1:18.584 13 58.6 51.2 20:59.69 +1L 11 Will Thorne 14 1:22.452 5 55.9 51.1 21:03.53 +1L 12 Dan Curtis 14 1:21.927 9 56.2 50.6 21:15.58 +1L 13 Alex Seeley 13 1:25.278 7 54.0 50.0 19:57.54 +2L 14 Amit Roy 12 1:23.338 12 55.3 44.4 20:46.42 +3L</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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