PODIUMS FOR MACINTYRE & NEATE, AS CHAMPIONSHIP GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE
Arvid Lindblad claimed an impressive win at the penultimate round of the LGM Championship, but it wasn’t made easy as the Fusion duo of William Macintyre and Aiden Neate pushed him very hard for victory.
Date 19th August 2018
Event Little Green Man
In Heat 1, Maximus Hall of PMR took the first win of the day, followed by a charging Macintyre who made up 10 places on his way to 2nd. Championship leader Freddie Slater was 3rd, after he also made up a significant number of places (13). Leo Robinson remained in 13th where he started, whilst Archie Clark gained 8 positions to 19th. Newcomer to the team Maison Rudman who is still only on his novice plates made up 1 place to 28th.
Neate was victorious in Heat 2, after he started 4th. Macintyre once again made a solid charge through the pack, making up 25 places to finish 3rd, whilst Vinnie Phillips also made up good ground to 6th. Clark rounded out the top 10, whilst Robinson made up 12, to 14th, Oliver Wright finished 15th, Bart Harrison 18th, and Rudman 21st, gaining an impressive 9 spots.
Macintyre secured Pole Positon and 3 extra points, with a win in Heat 3, ahead of Lindblad and Phillips in 3rd. Slater (6th) was followed home by Neate (7th), Clark (9th) and Wright (10th). Slightly further down, Harrison finished 15th.
Slater secured 2nd on the grid for Final as he took the final heat win of the day, with ORM’s Harley Keeble 2nd, and Hall in 3rd. Neate assured himself of a row 2 start, finishing in 6th, followed by Robinson in 7th. Wright made up 11 positions to 12th, whilst Rudman narrowly missed out on automatic qualification for the A Final by 1 place, as he finished in 20th, followed by Harrison in 21st.
Rudman was forced to go through the B Final to secure a position on the A Final grid, however it wasn’t meant to be as he missed out by the smallest of margins, finishing 5th, however he did achieve the top novice award on his debut with the team.
In the Final it was ORM’s Lindblad who drove a commanding race to become victorious, however both Macintyre and Neate both worked very well together to do what they could to stop him. Despite finishing 3rd, Neate gained an extra 2 points as he posted the fastest lap of the race along the way. Slater still came away with the championship lead, despite finishing in 6th, whilst Phillips (9th), Robinson (11th), Wright (12th), Clark (16th) and Harrison (19th) all made up ground from their starting position.
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