2011 S2 mid-season update

(Originally posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011)

Firstly, apologies for the lack of news/reporting on our site recently. I have not been as active as normal due to a mixture of holiday, illness (nothing serious, thankfully!) and most recently some severe internet connection problems at home. Needless to say, I will endeavour to bring you some more regular updates again here soon, complete with some more photos and videos.

Having just packed up our cars at Okayama and moved to Zandvort, here’s a quick update on how the season is going so far. 6 rounds down, only 6 to go!

Toby had a fairly strong start to the season, taking part in no fewer than 8 official races during Wk1 at Sebring. He showed excellent consistency, taking 3 wins and finishing on the podium during all 8 outings. The addition of the night version of Sebring to the fixed series certainly presented a challenge! If you think you know a circuit well, you’ll find out for sure either way when you try racing in low light! The night version of Sebring looks great in action and I can’t wait to see which road circuit we get a night version of next. I vote for Spa!! Toby had a fairly strong outing at Phillip Island during Wk2, a circuit where he normally struggles a bit. Seeking to improve at one of his weaker circuits, Toby took part in 7 races, claiming 2 wins and 5 podiums despite being a little way off the ultimate pace of the fastest guys. Going off at T2 rarely goes unpunished at this challenging circuit! Following this active spell, Toby has only been able to compete in 3 races, 1 in Mid Ohio and 2 at Okayama most recently. Unfortunately, the first Okayama race Toby attempted ended in disappointment after his internet connection dropped whilst transitioning to the grid for the start of the race. However, Toby won his sole Mid-Ohio outing and finished 3rd in class during his second (connection problem free!) race at Okayama. Connection issues allowing, Toby hopes to still be able to complete races in 8 of the 12 race weeks for both series but there is now no margin for error. Any week missed from now on will make this a mathematical impossibility. I’ve just realised I’ve been talking about myself in the 3rd person which is a bit weird.

Kudos to Ian who is currently 10th overall in the MC series!! Excellent driving Ian and it’s great to see you building on your successes from last season.

Impressively, Steven is currently in 6th overall in the MC series, despite only having taken part in 3 of the first 6 race weeks. He has won all 4 of the races he has contested this season. PC issues have recently prevented Steven from racing, but there is no doubt that the flawless form which took him to the title last season has not disappeared by any means.

See you all on track again soon!