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If you have everything under control, your not moving fast enough

The racing season is finally underway! Donington Park was the host for the first races of the season, were 11 Formulae took part across two days of action. The weather was wet on Saturday but improved for Sundays racing.

Classic Stock Hatch cars looking splendid! Photo Credit: Joshua Barrett

Driver of the month for March - Rob Armitage

Congratulations to Rob Armitage of JLR racing, for winning driver of the month! Rob competed in the 750mc road sports race at Donington, up against tough competition he finished 7th overall and 2nd in class finishing above the more powerful BMWs, Hondas and Lotus. Look out for Aprils driver of the month in the next newsletter.

Oulton Park review

Oulton Park - The first races for many formulae over the course of the Saturday, damp conditions to begin with made qualifying tricky, but the British sunshine shone in the afternoon to provide some exciting racing. Well done to all the competitors and also some first time winners. Below are drivers who stood out throughout the day!

In the Clios Mark Balmer won his first race, in race 1 beating Patrick Fletcher. Aaron Sharp got his first podium in 3rd and brother Scott was 2nd in race 2. Special mention goes to Ryan Gillespie who brought home the ADS clio in 3rd in race 2 his first podium.

In the Locost, there were 43 cars that took to qualifying, also there were first time winners - Louis Wall in his first car race and Ben Powney won his race holding off Tim Neat.

Adam Shepherd continued were he left off in the M3 championship by winning both races. Will anyone be able to stop him this year as the grids set to grow?

In the Formula Vee races James Harridge became a first time winner in race 1, in qualified in wet conditions on pole in his home built maverick car, hopefully building a strong campaign. Jamie Harrison is the leader in the class b after a strong day in both races.

In the Civic Cup with Carl Swift away racing 24 hours at Silverstone there were some new faces at the front. Lee Deegan returned to racing and immediately was running at the front. Martin James won the first race and Lee Deegan won the second it what will be a tight championship this year.

One to watch this year in the Locost will be Ben Powney, having won a race at Oulton park he will be a serious contender for the title. Regularly running in the top 5 last year consistency may be the key to this year.

Thanks for reading, well done to all competitors, I can finally say I'm going to race meeting I will see you all at Snetterton in two weeks time! Can't wait!!

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