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Our 24th Club Night of 2012 took us to the new to DHORC Yas Marina circuit, which most agreed was one of the toughest tracks of the season, with it being difficult to get into a rhythm. James Mellor made the most of it though by retaining the Junior title with his 12th win of the year.

Jamie Sismey won his seventh race of the year to keep Championship leader Lee Pateman (on six wins) honest. Lee just needs 8 points to win the title after his fourth place on Tuesday and that is only if Jamie wins the last two races of the year and takes maximum 50 point wins in both. If Jamie wins the next one but only gets 45 points then Lee would only need to find 3 points which he could do with second as that would give him a minimum of 38 points, 7 points more than the 31 point score he would drop!

Peter Barber surprised us all with his second win in the HO Masters, beating both inaugural HO Masters Champion Geoff Peach and Alan Bullock for the first time on a road circuit.





Once Parc Ferme was full Qualifying could begin



To ensure we had the start in the correct place we had to put Race Control inside the track meaning Phil Rees had to place the cars on the track, before each race, three corners behind the grid.



Racing got underway at 1930 hours



Yas Marina's hairpin was particularly tricky as there was a tight bend leading into it making it very stop start. A good lap time was made or lost here; a true measure of a driver's skill.



Our youngest competitor of the evening Cameron Holland and our most senior Peter Barber in full Marshalling mode.



Matt Blood was kept busy at another tricky part of the Yas Marina circuit



Jamie Sismey (left) and Lee Pateman, Championship rivals



The full results for the evening are as follows: -







Fresh from helping out at the BRM Day the previous Sunday Alan Bullock was back at DHORC winning another Final



There were old and new cars on the grid



People make a club what it is. So many people make DHORC what it is……



As the evening progresses cars that have already raced litter the table around Parc Ferm



Full race data was available to all throughout the evening



Peter Barber and Neil Chattle celebrate tying for 17th in Qualifying



The Finals were for F1 cars this week



Following Jamie's win he moves up from fifth to second in the Championship. Third is still open to Shloke Anand, Phil Rees, Nick Sismey or Liam Smith



Jamie and Cliff Roythorne have the Adult Team Championship sewn up as have Jacob Pateman and Ben Roythorne the Junior Team Championship



Phil Rees and James Mellor would be very unlucky to lose their respective DHORC Challenge now with just two races to go but it has not been unheard of with so many points available at Le Mans.



More info can be found in Issue 426 of the DHORC Magazine, the front cover depicting cars that didn't quite come up to the start line at the right speed, which will be available at www.dhorc.co.uk from 15Oct12



Cheers
Nick
 
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