Towcester II and Magnolls 2017


2nd overall in the UK championship 2017! This time i managed a clean season and took 2nd overall for the season. I was also the only F2 to win against the unbeatable Ricky G, who has been on top form this season.

At Towcester II we had another different course layout which gave us the fastest straight on the UK circuit, reaching 70mph on most laps. I managed mostly 2nd places with one 3rd after i scared myself silly getting a water exit wrong, letting George past. I loved the track and did some nuts moves including involuntary pirouette at the end of the straight after getting a bump wrong. I had to throttle back a lot down the straight due to the Pintail’s tendency to point skywards. Holding back the throttle and leaning forward kept it down, but i could have gone faster with an elevator…

 

At Magnoll’s farm up near Blackburn, I had another 3 second places, but won the final race of the season when Ricky chickened out with fan stall. Again, some really fun racing with a packed course. This was my first time with the F2 in anger on this bumpy hill course… you get some serious air going up the hill and are likely to fall out if you glance them wrong…

All in all, an amazing season with the Pintail, which was the most reliable machine out there finishing 38 out of the 39 races it entered. I will be sad to see it go, but need to move ahead with the Eurocraft if i want to have it ready for the 2018 world champs in Germany.

 

Posted in: Beast, Pintail F2, Racing Diary on November 17th by admin


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