October 7, 2009

Neil King takes Rd8 of BRCA 200mm Nats

Neil King takes Rd8 of BRCA 200mm Nats

The final round of the British 200mm Nationals took place last weekend at Halifax and it was a wet weekend with most of Saturday written off due to the weather. On Sunday it was wet all morning, and in the first round of qualifying newly crowned Champion Kyle Branson TQ’d just in front of Neil King, while in the second round Neil put in a good drive and tyre choice and took TQ with the track still wet. In the third round it started to dry out but around 5 minutes before the quickest heat went out it rained and while Kyle chose the wrong tyres, Neil would go faster with Simon Wood jumping to second with Kyle dropping to third. In the final round of qualifying the track had dried quite a lot and this time Kyle made a good tyre choice, as only half the track was wet he went out on a rubber tyre, and took TQ just in front of Robin Hammet. Young Alex Thurston driving for Kyosho qualified seventh. For the Final it was dry and pole man Branson got off to a good start leading from start to finish, but when he came down from the rostrum he found that he had finished second as on his second fuel stop when exiting the pit lane he had hit a damp patch causing the car to roll over the line, landing back on its wheel, but for some reason it didn’t count the lap. This gave Serpent driver Neil King a very popular win with Kyle Branson in second and Joe Kerry in third. The Championship was already over with Kyle taking the title at the last round, ahead of Johnathan Dobney in second and Chris Slater in third.

Thanks to Kyle Branson for the report.


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