Initially planned as the final round of Season 2, this race was now the first of eight rounds that would make up Season 3. Like the previous season, these would be 50 minute races with a mandatory pit stop for fuel and tires. Before each race there’d be a 60 minute practice and qualifying session. I decided to keep my AMG from Seasons 1 and 2 rather than try and learn a new car.Continue reading
fter delaying the Catalunya round by a week, we’d run out of time to run the 5th round at Suzuka so this would be the championship final round. 14 drivers lined up for qualifying and would start a race that I had high hopes for.Continue reading
Monday saw the 5th and final round of our Tour of Japan and 11 drivers taking part in the 30 minute race at Suzuka. Until the day of the race I’d not done any practice since I’d been concentrating on ACC. I put that aside and did some practice in a test lobby and after watching a few YouTube videos got my times down to 2:01 which I was fairly happy with. In the practice before qualifying I was quicker than Dan and only about 1.5s off the quickest drivers.Continue reading
After a delay of a week caused by organisational issues we reconvened the championship with a smaller than usual grid for the night race at Barcelona. 9 Drivers qualified with 8 taking the start. With 2 weeks to get ready for the race I was keen to have a better result than I had in round 2 at Mount Panorama.Continue reading
Under grey skies and the threat of rain, 20 drivers took part in round 2 of the Winter Cup at Bayford Meadows. I was quite happy with my performance in round 1, taking my first overall win on track and was in 5th in the championship. I knew that if Lewis and Dean were taking place then 3rd would be the best I could expect…. especially if the rain arrived.Continue reading
Bayford Meadows is a nice technical track in Sittingbourne. They have 3 different classes of hire Karts – this track guide shares my experiences of driving the SuperPro Karts. In my first year of Karting I finished 7th in the championship and am now a regular finisher in the top 3 of races. Depending on the Kart and the conditions I can lap consistently between the 59.5 and 1:00.5.
he braking points for each of these corners will be different to what you would drive in an owner driver Kart where the times will be much quicker.Continue reading
We only had 10 drivers for the penultimate round with regular front runners Loui and Ant not able to make it. This made it a straight fight between Jono and Graham. Graham took the pole but Jono took the win and the points. For me, it was a race to forget and a valuable lesson learned.
This is a quick section….. foolishly assuming I knew this track I spent all week preparing for a race on ACC around Barcelona. I didn’t know it half as well as I thought I did, paying a heavy price and qualifying 7th behind my championship rival Dan.
Round 3 of the championship saw us visit the streets of Tokyo for a night race on the longest trackContinue reading
After really enjoying the race at Kyalami I was really excited about racing at Mount Panorama which has always beenContinue reading
Season 2 of the ESR ACC league would be 5 rounds with the first at South Africas Kyalami. A track I’d not driven on at all so not only would I have to learn it, I’d have to be quick too otherwise I’d be in for a dull 50 minutes of pootling around at the back.Continue reading