MCLEAN CROWNED BRITISH CHAMPION FOR 2018
Joshua McLean became the Mini X30 British Champion last weekend, despite not finishing the final race on Sunday. McLean achieved the sufficient amount of points possible in order for him to be crowned champion, whilst team mate Cian Shields DID finish the Final, achieving a 3rd place finish.
Date 30th September 2018
Event Super One Series
In Timed Qualifying, McLean posted the fastest time, 0.02 seconds ahead of MBR driver Oliver Duffell in second and KMS’ Aaron Walker in 3rd. Shields was 4th, just ahead of team mate Jessica Edgar in 5th.
McLean was victorious in Heat 1, dominating from lap 1, ahead of Walker and Freddie Spindlow. Edgar made up a position to finish 4th, whilst championship rival Ivan Lomliev was awarded a 10 second nose penalty, dropping him down a couple of positions to 7th, whilst Shields was unfortunate not to finish, after running in 6th.
The Fusion trio showed class in Heat 2, as McLean (1st), Edgar (2nd) and Shields (3rd) led home a 1,2,3 for the team. Lomliev was again issued with a 10 second nose penalty, confirming it was mathematically impossible to win the championship, therefore crowning Mclean the champion, before the finals had even started on Sunday.
McLean made it 3 wins out of 3 on Sunday, as he pipped team mate Shields for the win by just over half a second, whilst Edgar came home in 6th. In Final 2, it was all going so well for McLean until a mechanical failure put end to what looked a certain victory, however Shields hung on to finish in 3rd. Edgar’s final came to a disappointing end, as she retired with 1 lap remaining.
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