Rockingham International Final


Scraped through qualification for the international final at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

3 hour drive to be in the pit garage 7.30am to set up car for practice, prep slowed by puncture, passed  scrutineering, data log from race control fitted, driver briefing done and out on track.

Race 1. With such a large grid and a tight circuit, the race started with a rolling start behind the safety car as the front of the grid would have completed their lap before the back markers got away raising safety issues so the safety car could pace the lap to make sure all had set off.

90 minutes 2 pit stops fingers crossed and stop watches busy, our lap times seemed comparatively slow but the competition was the best in the world and we started 78th.

Race 2. Early to grid for VIP grid walk Helicopters. TV. Dave Richards, and more all before another rolling start.

We decided to turn up the power for more speed balanced against the batteries lasting the 90 minutes.

unsheduled pit stop on first lap caused panic but quick thinking and strategy change meant we only lost one lap through driver being ill. The rest of race was looking good but we ran out of power on last lap and were classified 55th

So 55th in the championship from 500 schools

Fantastic day at such a great venue

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