October 24, 2011 in News
Team Benchmark ventured down to Bayford Meadows for the last round of the Summer Championship. Fielding four drivers, two in the Clubman, Jack Clegg and Sidd Rathod and two in the Cadet, Jake Gillett and Luke Whitehead.
This was Sidd’s second MSA race and his lap times and perfect lines in practice stood him in good stead for the race on Sunday. After the heats, both Sidd and Jack qualified for the B final and needed a top four finish to Qualify for the A final. Starting in 3rd and 4th respectively, both boys qualified with Jack finshing in 3rd and Sidd 4th. Being so close on the grid for the A final meant the boys battled with each other as well as the other drivers and at one point Sidd was running as Top Novice only to have a half spin. Congratulations to him for achieving 2nd place Novice on the podium.
This was Luke and Jake’s first MSA Cadet race and they knew it was going to be harder from the start with British Championship drivers in the same race. Both boys came alive in the final but could not make good use of their pace, Luke dropped back to last place at the start but climbed back up the field to take the Top Novice trophy. We look forward to their next MSA Cadet race at Forest Edge in November.
Thank you to all the team and members for making it a great weekend once again and our run of podiums marches onwards. Congratulations Sidd and Luke.
var _gaq = _gaq || ; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-26970784-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);