After an exciting Round 1 at Silverstone, many drivers couldn’t wait to get back out on track to race in what is fastly becoming the leading Supercars Championship on Forza Motorsport in the Oceanic region. 48 Drivers lined the field with a majority of the Holden and Ford teams making an appearance.
THR Nee set the benchmark taking out Pole Position in qualifying with a 1:27.755 which was a lightning time ahead of rivals Jarrod888 and HKS Mr Bucket who were 3 to 4 tenths of that pace. Brands Hatch being only a short circuit, we knew the gaps between positions was going to go down the milliseconds in which it did with the middle of the field, with just 0.010 separating 3 drivers who just scraped into Lobby A for the race.
As the 33 Lap race neared the field was set; THR Nee and Jarrod888 on Row 1 HKS Mr Bucket and Chopsticks666 (Debut Event) on Row 2 MRN3Drifter and Holden96 on Row 3
The lights went out and THR Nee got a great start, holding Jarrod888 out into Turn 1 as the field makes its way down the steep right hander. A bit further back down the field and vFendz and Holdenrock8 run wide on the exit clipping the gravel trap and losing some early positions.
Whyruncuz on debut makes a bold move up the inside going into Turn 2 but locks it up and bumps FormulaFish and DopiestONEILL. FormulaFish rotates in front of the field as the leaders make their exit and run down into Turn 3. Jakinatorstyl3 gets caught up with nowhere to move and goes head on into a rotated FormulaFish who is stuck in the middle of the circuit with the field madly rushing past. The contact from Jakinatorstyl3 ricochets onto the outside where THR D3rpyDan gets flicked around and FRCA Rod gets tangled with the cars facing the wrong way.
A majority of the field barely scrapes by down the inside as the field regroups and makes its way down to Turn 3. Whyruncuz clipping the grass again in consecutive corners but this time keeps it off the racing line as he rotates onto the rumble strip. By now the leaders are flying down the back straight and are unchanged as HKS Mr Bucket takes back 3rd place from an earlier move by Chopsticks666.
THR Nee leads ahead of Jarrod888, HKS Mr Bucket in 3rd, 4th is Chopsticks666, 5th is MRN3Drifter, 6th place is Holden96, 7th is KombatKing and 8th and trailing is CalzoCuz as these front-runners set a gap between them and the rest of the field.
As the field crosses the line for Lap 2, Chopsticks666 makes a pass on HKS Mr Bucket for 3rd place. FRCA Rod and the Turbo Motorsport cars pit in on Lap 1 to re-join out of the traffic, remember that this race has 2 Mandatory stops with no specified pit window, allowing for the a very strategical race.
Kmart Racing’s Holdenrock8 and Vztonner04 also make for an early stop, rejoining the field in 21st and 23rd. As the leaders now make their way around on the second lap, HKS Mr Bucket continues his battle with chopsticks666 passing him at Turn 4.
Positions remain unchanged for a few laps as drivers begin to get into their rhythm and push on into the 33 lapper. Chopsticks666 unfortunately losing out on what was a marvelous debut with a slight tap from behind going into Turn 1 which sent him sideways down the descent, at one point the car looked like it could roll with the sideways momentum over the rumble strip.
As the field nears the final stint they look like this; 1st THR Ne, 2nd Jarrod888, 3rd HKS Mr Bucket, 4th, Holden96 who has made up 2 places, behind him is MRN3Drifter, next in 6th is CalzoCuz followed by InMyEnvious and KombatKing, 9th is DopiestONEILL and 10th is vFendz.
Even as the leaders crossed the line the action continued, with the AI controlling the finished cars, Scottweston, Muzzley 17 and FormulaFish all cam around to cross the line only to be impeded by the finished traffic. Muzzley slotted by Scottweston to take a late place however FormulaFish lost out big time with contact with an AI controlled car causing him to lose 2 places just metres from the finish line.
THR Nee picking up the Win and claiming the entire round victory with Pole Position and also setting an new Lap Record in the race.
As it stands THR Nee now leads the Championship gaining a 42pt lead as we approach Round 3 in Monza in a few short weeks. HKS Mr Buckets got the goodies over Holden96 which moves him up a position. While a DNF for MRN3Drifter and a poor qualifying performance from Sniperkill2010 see the pair move down the standings from top 5 to 9th and 10th.
CalzoCuz and InMyEnvious move up 13 and 17 places from a poor Round 1 to now sit inside the Top 10 after just 2 Rounds. While in the Team Championship the Red Bull Racing outfit lead by 46 points over THR JDC Motorsport, a good weekend for RaceDat Motorsports see’s them move into 3rd place followed by Privateers HKS Mr Bucket and Holden96 who lead over many two car teams combined points.
Congratulations to THR Nee on the marvelous performance!
See you all for the Round 3 battle at Autodromo Nazionale Monza!