Unfortunate incident ends string of podiums

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

IMSD’s string of podium finishes came to a damaging end at Bayford Meadows, after Ian Wilson was unceremoniously rammed by a slower kart.

The team went into the race as championship leaders, having to start at the back of the grid as a result. They were making steady progress up the field, when Ian Wilson was rammed by a slower kart at turn 1 after pulling off a great overtaking move.

Ian dived up the inside into turn 1, and the other kart simply lost it on the apex and rode over the back of IMSD’s kart, ripping half the bumper of in the process. The team lost nearly 5 laps in the pits while the damage was repaired.

Eddie was nevertheless very upbeat about the day.

“It was just a very unfortunate incident. Ian made a good move going into turn 1, but the other guy was obviously on another planet or simply asleep. Without this incident, I am very confident we would have been on the podium again.

“I am very encouraged because we have proved that we are one of the most consistently quick teams in the field. As long as we don’t have too many races like this, we are still in contention for the title.”

The repair job put them out of contention for a good result, but the trio drove at a blistering pace, managing to climb up the order to finish a respectable 13th at the flag.

Eddie drove the last stint and was glad when the race came to an end.

“We were all driving our hearts out. I was pushing so hard in my last stint that my brakes were almost completely finished. I was also struggling a lot with grip because the tyres were also finished. I was relieved when I saw the chequered flag because I wouldn’t have lasted long at that pace.”

The next team race is the Spa 10 hour in four weeks time, before the championship resumes (minus Eddie) at Clay.