Lets Race Championship
Lets Race Championship - Donington Park National - Round 1
The 31st of August saw the first round of the Lets Race Championship take place around the National circuit at Donington Park. We saw 8 drivers battle it out across the course of the evening with a very close qualifying session.
The next round of the Championship is fast approaching! The next round sees us go to Oulton Park which requires a smooth driving style through the long sweeping bends, and nerves of steel to out brake those around you into the chicanes and the 'Shells Oil Corner'. In the weeks lead up to the race it would be a good call to say Michael Arwas appears to be in a good position as he executed a flawless race last time out using a smooth driving style and timing his pit stops perfectly, so he will be hoping the same tactics can help replicate his sensational victory.
The 12th & 14th of August saw the second round of the Lets Race Championship take place, going to Oulton Park for the first time. We saw a total of 13 drivers take part across the two nights, on a brand new circuit it was always guaranteed to deliver a thriller of a race!
Monday the 12th kicked off Round 2, with 9 drivers lining up on the grid. 4 of the drivers were new on to the grid, joining Round 1 drivers Michael Arwas, Jamie Snelling, Rory Quinn, Michael Martin and Chris Siddall.
Lets Race Championship - Snetterton - Round 3
Round 3 of the Lets Race took us to Snetterton, a circuit with different characteristics from both Donington Park and Oulton Park. Snetterton rewards the brave more than the conservative, those that brake late and commit to a corner will find themselves in a good position come the race.
Monday the 26th of August
With 25 crucial points up for grabs as we enter the latter stages of the season, all drivers had their eyes set on the best possible outcome, this was portrayed through the outstanding lap times that we saw in qualifying; Jamie Snelling managed a 1:28.151 to grab pole position whilst 2nd place, Peter Vemply-Burwood, achieved a 1:29.905.
With pole position up for the taking on a circuit that demands an early lead in the first lap all drivers were ready to put the car on the edge and set the fastest times possible, this was proved on lap 1 during qualifying when most drivers managed to throw huge heat levels into the tyres ready for an early flying lap. Qualifying resulted in Jamie Snelling on pole with a 1:21.511, followed by Rory Quinn in second. Gary Brown threw his name into the mix becoming the highest qualifying driver in his class; maybe he is a driver in need of a promotion into a higher class.
For round 6 we entered Cadwell Park circuit having never used it for a race before, earlier in the morning we ran an F1 Marussia around to gather an understanding of the tyre wear and complexity of the sectors and we were shocked. The track is by far the hardest that we have come across; especially in a Porsche as the weight transfer is so vast and most corners resemble Stealth at Thorpe park.
Monday the 14th of October
Lets Race Championship - Brands Hatch GP - Round 7
Round 7 was finalized by a race at the famous Brands Hatch GP circuit, all drivers had high expectations heading into this one and seen as it was the final race of the series they all wanted to prove themselves.
Monday the 28th of October