SERIOUS points haul at GLAN Y GORS in Super One

SERIOUS points haul at GLAN Y GORS in Super One

SUPER ONE ROUND 3 – GLAN Y GORS, NORTH WALES

The Super One Series continued over the weekend at Glan Y Gors circuit in North Wales, Round 3 bringing some decent weather for a change.

Joseph Taylor

Heat 1 on Saturday saw Joseph starting 4th on the grid, dropping to 8th and then 9th as the scrapping started. However, he then got into a consistent rhythm, hauling himself back up the order to finish in a respectable 2nd place, just behind Taylor Barnard, who managed to snatch the win after slipping back from a pole position start.

Heat 2 brought a 3rd place grid start, but it only took 2 laps to storm into the lead, which was held until the end, just holding off Jonny Wilkinson by less than a tenth of a second, gathering the maximum 34 points.


 

JUST HOLDING OFF JONNY WILKINSON
JUST HOLDING OFF JONNY WILKINSON

Sunday proved to be bright and sunny and the tension rose as the first final of the day approached – morale was high in the Taylor camp due to a pole position earned by topping the interim classification the day before.

It all went according to plan – well, for 15 of the 16 laps, anyway – Joseph led Harry Thompson and Jonny Wilkinson by a whisker, all three bumper to bumper until, right at the last gasp, Thompson got by to cross the line first!

Heat 2 meant the tension rose another notch, with Joseph on P2 for the start and all the leading contenders around him.

After making a brilliant start to lead from the off, lap 2 saw him in the lead, lap 3 back down to 2nd, lap 4 in front again, but then Thompson and Bray Kenneally managed to force their way past on lap 5, where they stayed until the end, Joseph settling for a still creditable 3rd place and 60 points.

A good weekend, all-in-all, 189 points in total, resulting in a move up from 4th in the championship table to second, narrowing the gap from 44 points to 33.

Next up is Round 4 of Super One, at Llandow on 5th June, so let’s hope for similar points scoring success!