I came away from Round 2 disappointed in myself for not qualifying although I had some ideas on where I could make some improvements to the car.
In the short time between Round 2 and 3 I managed to make a few repairs to the car but also change the diff so that it changed now the car performed in second and third gears, as they are mostly used for the Driftcup layouts.
I also made some changes to add some more rear grip into the car meaning I could head to the next round feeling confident that I would be in a better position come qualifying.
In the morning practice session I went a bit too hard, tagging the wall, smashing the rear lights and bumper. Not a big deal but I had learnt the limits of the track quickly!
I took some advice from the judges and tried to improve my line and angle throughout the track, ending the session feeling good about the qualifying session that followed.
My first run was ruined when I struggled to see the edge of the track, misjudging it and dropping off the track, resulting in a zero point run.
On my second attempt I put together a good run, it wasn’t enough to get into the Top 32 battles as my competitors were really putting on a show with their runs. It might be one of the most competitive Driftcup seasons ever!
I’m looking forward to Round 4 this weekend at Teesside where I will be trying harder than ever to get into the battles!
Thanks to everyone that supports me including Wide Nation, Comp Brake & EverythingDrift.com.