April 6, 2009

Kyle Branson takes BRCA 200mm Nats Rd1

Kyle Branson takes BRCA 200mm Nats Rd1

The opening round of the BRCA 1/10th 200mm National Championships was held last weekend in Snetterton and as usual the Saturday was to be used for practice. The day started badly for current Champion Kyle Branson, who had radio problems all day, which hampered his progress. On Sunday under great weather conditions it was the Sirio powered Serpent driver Branson, who TQ’d round 1 of qualifying by 1 second in front of Mark Green, while in the 2nd and 3rd rounds Kyle had problems with back markers and lost time. Despite this, his earlier time stood and he was still TQ by 1/100th of a second after 3 rounds but was to go quicker still in the final round to take the pole position by 1 second from team mate Green. The start of the final saw problems for Kyle, who didn’t clear his engine enough and stalled, dropping him a lap before he could get going again. He managed to unlap himself from everyone and worked his way up to 2nd spot, 1 lap down on then leader Mark Green. Kyle got his way passed Mark and proceeded to unlap himself and when a back marker spun in front of Mark he unfortunately was hit by 3 following cars while trying to avoid it. This broke his car and handed Kyle the lead, from where he would go on to win from Peter Watt in 2nd and Adam Walker Catchpole in 3rd.

Thanks to Kyle for the report.


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