If there was movie made of Jane and I about this event, it would be entitled; “Screwed up but Happy”. Yes, I was knocked out early in the tandem runs and Jane unfortunately wasn’t able to qualify due to a freak spin right at the finish line!! So what are we happy so about, you may ask?; well the event had not only showed Jane and I our weaknesses but also our strong points.
I had a great practice run, good tandem practice run but screw up when it mattered ;I fumbled at the start, allowing my competitor to take off ahead of me and I initiated early and took a line at the “dirty” part of the track causing me to half spin; a case of the nerves I would say
Jane due to feeling under the weather ,apart from nerves ,drifted way below par of what she usually is. Proper preparation is in order!
One thing I am most excited about was having the opportunity to be part of Tayaria’s Kumho family whom graciously sponsored me for this event. Yes it was a bit suicidal to be drifting on tires I had never used before on an event such as this. However from what I heard, I knew the tires were good. The thing was I did not realised how good they were!!! The limits were astoundingly higher than the tires I had used before which takes a bit getting used to! By my 3rd lap I was able to push the car harder than what I could on other tires! I had decided earlier this year that 2011 was to be filled with research and developments . 2012 is where I will go all out and it certainly I am on track!!!
Also climbing on board with us this year is Momentum with the Alpinestar gears we adorned. Thanks a million!
Jane has decided to forgo upcoming International events and will be concentration on local events where she excels in. One step at a time as she slowly work her way up thus avoiding unnecessary pressure on herself
We honestly can’t wait for 2012. Bring it on!!!