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November 6, 2014

Team Roller race for glory

Written By Rebecca Larkin
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Wednesday the 5th of November was race day for Roller Agency. Eight members of the team lined up in the pits raring to go.

It all started off rather sedately in the warm up laps but it wasn’t long before everybody got into the competitive spirit. Within the first minute Bre spun out on the first major bend, which wasn’t the last casualty of that corner.

The rest of the day was not without it’s drama either. As the team took their positions for start of the race Panos had motor trouble and the support team had to be dispatched. Shortly afterwards, both Ajesh and Arkadiusz found themselves in the Sin Bin within minutes of each other for illegal overtaking. There were probably more collisions than we’ve had hot dinners, including a very near four-man pile up on the bridge descent. All we can say is that it’s probably a good thing for everyone that Ajesh isn’t road-legal yet.

At the end of the race the rankings were announced. Ajesh and Arkadiusz’ time in the Sin Bin cost them dearly and they came in in the bottom 2 positions.

Position

Driver

Laps

Best Lap (sec)

Top Speed (km/h)

1

Ryan

41

24.59

51.2

2

Adam

40

26.09

48.3

3

Martin

40

26.15

48.2

4

Bre

37

28.27

44.6

5

Sam

37

28.38

44.4

6

Panos

36

28.79

43.8

7

Arkadiusz

35

27.08

46.5

8

Ajesh

33

29.43

42.8

 

Earning themselves a place on the winners stand were Martin in 3rd place and Adam in 2nd place, just 0.026 seconds faster. The winner on the day was Ryan with a top speed of 51.2 km/h and the most laps completed. In his post match interview Ryan said:

“The competition was strong and it’s a great feeling to come out on top, Ive got to thank the team, the fans and especially Ajesh for causing Adam to crash which probably handed me the victory”.

This was Ryan’s second win of his career, already having The Great British Bake Off-ice under his belt and narrowly missing out in the pool championships.

Designated driver for the journey home, Arkadiusz looked disappointed as he entered the car park and remarking, “the go kart went faster than my car”. This was perhaps proven true when his vehicle was the last to pull in at Pizza Hut for the post match team debrief.

Overall, it was a great afternoon out and we escaped without injury, dented egos aside.

For more pictures of the day check out our Facebook page.