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SRE Mini's Round 12: Brands Hatch Indy

Posted by Mike Bell on June 14, 2013 at 12:50 AM

The last 'conventional' round of the SRE Mini Championship took place at Brands Hatch Indy, and with Robert making the return trip from a stay in England, Mike had the chance to sweep this event and take 2nd in the drivers championship from Squik.

Qually 1 was incredibly close, 0.095 between the top 6, with Mike in P2 behind Armesto with Kaz (3rd) ahead of Squik (4th).

Off the start Mike filed in behind Armesto and followed him for a few laps before making the overtake and trying to make a gap, Squik ended up 2nd after contact between Kaz and Armesto, closing the gap by 50 points.

Qually 2 was the same result, Armesto on pole then Mike. However, Mike was too eager and jumped the start, causing a chain of people to follow. Mike pulled into the pits on the first lap to serve the drive through, re-emreged back in 21st then faught through the pack to finish 7th, and Squik DNFing helped the cause, thus practially negating the points gap completley.

Qually 3 left Squik on pole with Mike 2nd, this time Mike didnt jump start but passed Squik around the outside into turn 1 and held the lead from then on. Squik was attacking though, but unfortunatly he made a mistake and hit the wall very hard on the inside of Paddock Hill Bend causing another DNF. Mike cruised to the second win of the night (and 4th of the season) and the 200 points that come with it.

One round to go which is a special event at Lienz in 2 weeks, hopefully the gap wont be eradicated :)

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