Round 5 of the 200mm British Nationals were held on recently at the Mendip circuit. Saturday’s practice started with dry and sunny weather but unfortunately there was little grip on the track. With many cars circulating throughout the day the traction eventually increased to a respectable level. At the end of practice it was Joe Kerry who was quickest with his Serpent 733 just ahead of Championship leader Adam Catchpole. In Qualifying saw Simon Wood take the top spot ahead of Joe Kerry in 2nd and Johnathon Dobney in 3rd. In the final the top two of Simon and Joe got away from the rest of the field and opened up a decent lead. At the first set of fuel stops Joe took first place and from then on was never troubled as he raced to the finish ending the final three laps clear of 2nd placed Dobney with John Zottl taking 3rd. With this result Joe has significantly closed the gap to first place in the championship and now has a really good chance of winning the title this year. Next up in the championship is a trip to the Stonehaven venue in Scotland.