The first round of our new Season of the PCI-Karting Championship couldn’t have started in a better place with its even and interesting Karting Track well known by now throughout Ireland.
Drivers from as far as Galway, Connie and Jacub or Andy from Co. Kilkenny as well as plenty from around Dublin and County including from elsewhere made their way to partake in the first Race of the new season. A total of 15 drivers including Alex with his Sons who displayed some impressive driving as did everybody as I couldn’t have asked any more. Newcomers to the Championship like Ben Du. and Peter S. where making their mark throughout the proceedings and everybody had the best of fun on and off the Track.
We all had a practice – run to get familiar with the Karts and the track and learn our race lines etc., before we had 3 Qualification heats and 2 action packed semi Finals and followed with the Grand Final.
Old and new rivalries where ignited with a lot of fun in mind including a healthy dose of competitiveness by everybody.
In the Final it was a runaway win for Alex’s Son Stephan but second placed Peter was the best placed PCI-Member with Colm finishing an impressing second, Jacub incredible and hard fought 3rd , Billy N. finishing 4th , Ben D. and myself finishing 5th , Willy B. finishing 6th , Connie finishing 7th , Alex finishing in unlucky 8th , Andy just as unlucky on the day in 9th and Ciaran in 10th .
It does give us the following Leader board after the first race of the season:
1st Peter S. 15 points
2nd Colm F. 12 points
3rd Jacub 10 points
4th Billy N. 8 points
4th Ben De. 8 points (incl., 2 points for fastest lap from PCI-Member)
5th George 6 points
6th Willy B. 5 points
7th Connie 4 points
8th Alex 3 points
9th Andy 2 points
10th Ciaran 1 point
So we got the season of with a bang and some fantastic racing displayed by all made it a memorable day out. I would like to again thank everybody for making such a great effort to come to partake and hope we will see you soon at the next race on our PCI-Karting Calendar 2012.