Rain denies Torode’s late crack at his all-time record
TIM TORODE remained the man to beat on an afternoon where five records – four of them long-standing – fell on the tight confines of Petit Bot.
The traditional finale to the local road racing season, the absence of the elite single-seaters – deemed too big and powerful for the tight hill – opens the door for others to shine at the Guernsey Kart & Motor Club event.
The fastest ever up Petit Bot is Torode and he was the quickest across the finish line again in his old Wheeler Developments Mallock MK18 as he picked up the ‘FTD’ on a day that saw conditions worsen throughout.
He was so dominant that his practice time of 27.34sec. proved to be quicker than the official timed runs of anybody else and by the conclusion, he had recorded a best of 25.52.
However, there was a tinge of disappointment from the man himself that he could not better his own all-time hill record of 25.43 that was set two years ago.
‘I was pleased with the overall result but disappointed that the rain came at just the wrong time of the day for me possibly to break the record,’ he said.
- Full report in Wednesday's Guernsey Press.