Nevertheless, the series moves on to my local track, Donington Park (not Donnington as it is commonly misspelled by seemingly almost everyone).
Last year, the wins were spread evenly at this venue with Matt Neal, Andy Jordan and Mat Jackson all taking victories. It turned out to be a difficult round for Jason Plato, after suffering a puncture in race one and that roll in race two, scored just a few points in the final race.
It's not out the question that could be quickly forgotten though, if the MG is as competitive as it was at Brands. Also watch out for the likes of Gordon Shedden, who suffered terrible reliability at Brands and will be keen to make amends. Matt Neal, Andy Jordan and Mat Jackson will also once again be in the fight. It wouldn't be a total surprise if the likes of Dave Newsham, Rob Austin or Frank Wrathall proved successful either. Also watch out for the BMW trio of Collard, Onslow-Cole and Foster with the BMW having always been competitive at Donington.
Overtaking is a challenge here - but predictably there will be more chances to make a move than Brands Hatch provided. Look out for Redgate, McLeans, Coppice and the last chicane in particular for overtaking action, whilst Craner Curves and Old Hairpin will once again be hotspots for incidents.
Points after one round:
1. Jason Plato 52
2. Matt Neal 48
3. Andy Jordan 45
4. Rob Collard 43
5. Rob Austin 30
6. Jeff Smith 28
7. Dave Newsham 24
8. Mat Jackson 22
9. Tom Onslow-Cole 22
10. Lea Wood 13
Timetable of events.
There's an outside chance I'll be going (due to a mixture of reasons, I probably won't sadly) so if I do go, I'll make sure to take a lot of pictures and will report back within the week. If I don't, I'll probably try and keep this thread updated throughout race day.
Edited by JHS18, 13 April 2012 - 07:21 PM.