With just 3 rounds to go, the 2018 season has seen some real highs and lows for teams up and down the grid. It’s still all to play for, consistency and reliability are the key here with most teams having dropped a round already.
Over the past month, we’ve spent some time with Alpha Live and GKD to rectify a glitch in Round 3. It appeared that GKD lost grid position on track which dropped them two places down the field. Working with Alpha Timing we’ve proved the error and rectified the positions on both the Alpha timing system and Standings. A change from 10th to 8th.
What a Super Grid. A fantastic mix of teams throughout the field, all who arguably could take a win. Many returning faces, such as Raider Racing (Formally Pocket Phone Shop) and GKD towards the end of last year.
Spectre Racing had the pace as the green flag dropped at the start of the 2018 Season. A well-deserved win and a second place for round 2 saw them early favorites. They’ve continued their pace and won round Round 4. They would have won Round 6 if it was not for an issue with their engine – gutting for the team who drove a flawless race up until the last 10 minutes.
JRH is in a comfortable in 3rd place due to their consistency and step up in pace this year, their highest result being 2nd place in Round 3, their best round to date! Dropping August due to Work commitments.
Newly promoted teams, Euro Lambo and DAD are both sitting in overall podium positions currently! Both teams were in Clubman at the start of the season – A tribute to both teams who have taken on the challenge, these two places cement their promotion.
Polish Lambo V2 had a strong start to the season, a podium in Round 3, but they’ve fallen victim to some bad luck, as have Lambo Racing who looked like they would dominate the 2018 season if the Winter Cup was any indication.
GKD have been getting strong round after round, taking a win on Round 5 saw them rise on the point table. However, thier last result (Round 6) is provisional until further investigations and confirm/deny their disqualification from last round.
The newly promoted JND Racing has had some considerable pace this year, twice they have fallen victim to mechanical failures/breakdowns, often in top positions. We hope to see them shine before the year is over – but its drawing to an end very quickly!
Overall 2018 Standings
|10||20||Polish Lambo V2||Super||32||41||42||35||28||25||40||34||25||25||277|
|14||30||Burton Power Racing||Clubman||36||34||26||16||34||28||36||22||34||16||250|
|22||37||Team Eyrie Also||Clubman||27||20||37||23||25||23||20||0||37||0||212|
|30||46||Too Many Pies||Clubman||20||21||19||17||20||0||0||0||29||0||126|
|36||66||Raider Racing 2||Clubman||0||0||0||0||0||0||23||20||0||0||43|
|37||69||Tyred and Exhausted||Clubman||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||36||0||0||36|
|41||26||Waynes Cheeky Monkeys||Super||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||30||0||30|
The RHPK team are now very proud of our 2018 Clubman Grid. We have a perfectly balanced mix of teams and abilities which has made for some very exciting racing! Two teams have been promoted mid-season, DAD & Euro Lambo. A couple of teams have significantly changed drivers dropping them down to Clubman, such as March Racing and Polish Lambo.
The 4-way fight for the top stop is separated by just 10 points! Artifex Racing now staring Gavin Craig are sitting in first, just 5 points ahead of Zingrae Racing. Artifex won their second race in August, confirming the top spot. Zingrae Racing in their first full season as a team have done incredibly well. The guys won their first round in July.
Polish Lambo have looked very consistent throughout the year, winning Round 1 but have not delivered that blow to the opposition yet – I’m confident it’s coming!
KA Racing this year has been incredible, taking no less than 3 fastest laps in Clubman. They are still in for a chance to take the top spot, just 10 points behind. They could do with a much-needed win to compliment the 2nd place they took in Round 2.
CSM Lambo has been a team which I have been watching closely this year. The team has improved their position each round, Round 4 they took a well deserved second position. Since this round they’ve dropped down the order due to kart technical difficulties – A real shame otherwise the team would be sitting well within the top 3.
Burton Power Racing has had some bad luck this year despite starting off with two third places in Rounds 1 and 2. The team must be aiming for a win this year in class.
Monkey Motorsport & BMH have vastly improved this year, currently sitting in 8th and 9th place. Below them is a very close battle separated by a couple of points between Silverline Racing, Team Eyrie Also and Pelam Racing.
Clubman 2018 Standings
|7||30||Burton Power Racing||Clubman||44||44||34||29||1||44||34||46||32||38||29||317|
|11||37||Team Eyrie Also||Clubman||38||31||46||35||35||31||30||0||41||0||287|
|17||46||Too Many Pies||Clubman||32||32||30||30||31||0||0||0||35||0||190|
|21||66||Raider Racing 2||Clubman||0||0||0||0||0||0||33||30||0||0||63|
|23||69||Tyred and Exhausted||Clubman||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||46||0||0||46|
It’s all to play for as the season progresses into the last 3 rounds of 2018. Who will come out on top?