Wow Round 5 did not disappoint!
After struggling with speed in Round 3, I had a lot of work to do. I didn’t know if the work was needed on the car or my driving style. It turned out to be both.
After a successful Round 2 there was very little work required bar a few cosmetic touch ups. Annoyingly when loading up I noticed that one of my new Zestino 07RS Gredge tyres was losing air from the bead of the wheel. Thankfully our very own Fast and Furious Live driver Jodie Rasburn lent me her car to pop to local tyre shop and this was resolved in no time.
After a difficult start to the season in Round 1, I had lots of repairs to do. The crash had caused significant damage to the front end. I only had 1.5 weeks to get the car prepared for the next practice session. I worked on the car every night and all weekend, finishing it the night before.
Ahead of the season there was time for the usual pre-season full nut and bolt inspection and this year I decided to re-spray the car in the team colour and the roof in my signature yellow. The mechanical improvements were done on an ongoing basis throughout last season and the car was well setup by the end of the season with little need for improvement.
Drifting may stop during the winter in many parts of the world but here in the UK its not usually too cold so the main competition events take a break until the spring, practice days and some smaller competitions continue through. King of the Ring is one of those events, we headed down to Arena Essex to take a look during their Christmas Special.