LITTLE GREEN MAN SERIES
Round 8, Whilton Mill, Northamptonshire
18th September 2016
Round 8 practice on Saturday showed Joseph getting on the pace almost immediately, albeit it had been some months since he was last there, putting him in a good position going into Sunday’s races.
Heat 1, which was Joseph’s best starting position, started badly, being loaded heavily into the first corner and dropping back to 23rd.
Round 8 Final
Starting on P5 was a decent position to be in for the 15 minute final, with Joseph looking strong, although having to battle hard to get to the front, before leading for 4 laps then dropping back to third.
Patiently creeping back and closing the gap to the second place man, with less than 3 minutes remaining the “Battenburg flag” (black & yellow quarters) was shown which quickly turned to a red flag, thus finishing the race early.
Joseph had set the fastest lap which gained him extra points, helping to keep his hopes of a championship win going until the last round.
A third place finish was still a decent result, but disappointing that the intervention of the red flag curtailed a possible win.