Back to being Mr. Second

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

There are a lot of things that annoy me. Politicians, terrorists, celebrities and Nicki Minaj are amongst the top offenders but the other thing that annoys me is cold weather. The third race in a row was affected by annoyingly cold weather and, having travelled all the way down to Dorset for round 2 of the Open championship, losing my pecker to frostbite was something I was not looking forward to.

Still, after making a tweak to the carb in practice, I duly took pole position. It’s always a nice feeling being quicker than the likes of Marc Craddock and Lee Clackett so I felt quite smug. Sadly the smugness didn’t last long. Craddock got a better run coming down the hill and took the lead. Then Clackett forced me wide and allowed a few other karts to get by. I then spent the next 15 minutes stuck behind Glen Beard was driving like a bit of a bell-end. Also, because the scales were broken, there was a lot of blatant cheating going on – made obvious by the fact that a number of drivers who are usually nowhere were giving me a hard time in the early part of the race.

Knowing I was only going to get out of this mess in the pits, I used the Force and dived straight into the pitlane and emerged in second behind Clackett. It was a relatively easy run to the finish from there.