Enduro roundup, round 8, Lydd


Eddie Hall
Premier Endurance Championship 2018, Rd.8,

Tanked Up close the gap to Ministry in prems, SoundFP do likewise to Racecraft in Clubman and JDR make it a hat-trick in the inters.

The Club100 season reached its two-thirds mark at Lydd. The teams and drivers rolled into the marshlands to see a new club house being built. Lydd being the latest circuit to bring its facilities up to date.

Premier

There was a new entry in the form of Bank of Dad Racing and they claimed pole position ahead of Tanked Up Racing. It was a disastrous session for Ministry and they only managed 22nd, naturally opting to change karts at the end of the session and start from the back of the grid.

The polesitters slipped back during the race, likely due to lack of experience in the pitstop department. Tanked Up Racing took full advantage to claim the win. However, the gap to second place was only nine seconds and it was Ministry, from the back of the grid, who took the runner up spot. A great drive from them. JAM racing took the final spot on the podium. Apteryx Racing were best of the rest in a very impressive fourth. G3Pro completed the top five.

It wasn’t such a good day for Auditing Armageddon or Birel of Laughs who both struggled for pace in the midfield. CD30 must have had Martin Joyce racing because they finished dead last.

Clubman

Championship rivals Racecraft and SoundFP were the fastest two teams in qualifying. However, Racecraft’s day didn’t go quite to plan and they slipped down the order, leaving the door wide open for SoundFP to claim a convincing victory. Runtime Exception Racing took a well deserved second place and Speedy Builders took third.

Racecraft salvaged fourth and S.lickspeed completed the top five. It was an average day for G3Pro, CKS Throatpunchers and Pixel Pirates. Lucid Initiatives and Ballinger came home last.

Inters

JK Rolling showed great pace to take pole for the inters race, qualifying fifth overall. Team JDR and Wildcard Racing were second and third respectively and also qualified in the top ten overall.

Unfortunately, JK Rolling’s race didn’t go quite so well and they finished 25th. Team JDR and Wildcard Racing both maintained their positions throughout and finished first and second in class and stayed fifth and six overall in what was a great performance by both teams. Conman Racing were some way further back in third, and G3Pro and DDMM Barnstormers finishing fourth and fifth respectively.