the first day of racing at the 2012 Blokart World Championships is in the books.
The day started out with a long initial briefing, explaining some rules and the track. Since there was no wind, the racing got delayed until noon. In the meanwhile, all pilots lined up their blokarts to have a group photo.
In the afternoon, the races started with some pretty light wind, which increased as the day progressed. Nico is now familiar with his new equipment but still needs to get a more firm grip on his competitors. Lieven is also struggling a bit to stay ahead, but he booked some good heats as well. I (Jan) managed to win all my races, but the margins are getting smaller and smaller.
In the second race of the day, Lieven and Matt Beckett had a pretty rough collision. Lieven wanted to go underneath Matt, who on his turn wanted to avoid Lieven. It concluded in a head-on collision where Matt broke his pod and seveirly injured his footer, while Lievens mast broke and injured his ribs. We wish Matt all the best of luck with his recovery.
The pictures of the day:
Ahead tomorrow is more racing with more wind forecasted.