Winter returned once more for round one of the Summer Championships, with pouring rain and temperatures commonly found in the arctic.
Harry Nottage’s stella performance in the heats resulted in pole position for the all important A final with Rishi Gupta sharing the front row.
Peter Knight, Jagjeet Singh and Jenson Harvey rounded out the top five on the grid.
Harry was quickest to react as the race started, holding his position as Rishi immediately lost his to Winter Series runner up, Peter Knight.
Good, but not great heats from our current champion James Rose secured 6th on the grid and after a slow start he has his mirrors full of Jake Taplin.
Rishi and Jenson’s earlier hard work is quickly coming undone as both starting falling down the order; soon both James and Jake pass and make their way into the top 5.
The battle worth watching is between Lee Chapman and Lakeside rookie Dylan Cotton, unfortunately for them it’s the battle of “whose not going to be last”, Lee Chapman currently holds 9th leaving Dylan 10th.
Peter Knight has the bit between his teeth and soon finds the chink in Harry’s armour, and takes the lead.
Harry now has Peter leading and the rapid starting Jagjeet right behind in 3rd.
The dark horse isIaroslav, he now joins the Rose, Taplin battle looking to change his consistent 7th place for something a little better.
Jagjeet is looking menacing forcing Harry to swap his attack on Peter into defence as he looks to hold his position, Peter Knight takes this opportunity to record the fastest lap of the race 41.319 and pull clear from Harry and Jagjeet.
Rishi Gupta settles for the quiet life, 5 seconds behind Iaroslav and 8 seconds clear of Jenson Harvey in 7th means he has his own private race track.
Jagjeet passes Harry into 2nd. Is there time to catch Peter?
Peter sprints across the line with a lead of 7 seconds winning round 1 in the best possible way, Jagjeet’s great performance collects 2nd with Harry Nottage settling for the final podium position.
Jake Taplin’s late charge saw him challenging Harry for 3rd but after running out of laps 4th is the result with 5th place James Rose snapping at his exhaust pipe.
Iaroslav found no takers for his 7th place and kept it for himself with Rishi collecting a quiet 8th.
Lee Champman won the battle of “whose not going to be last”, that was collected by 10th placed Dylan Cotton.
Driver of the day: Jagjeet Singh