Heading into the fifth and final round of this season’s BRCA National Touring Car Series at Mendip, Olly Jefferies was one of five drivers still mathematically in contention for the title. Olly struggled at the BRCA warm-up meeting and was looking to rebound with a strong showing after making some subtle setup changes to his Reedy-powered TC6.1.
Obviously heading in the right direction with his changes, Olly set the fastest time in both qualifying rounds 1 and 2. Now the question was whether to use another set of new tires or save them for the final? Olly took advantage of the fact that he was quick with used tires and set another fastest time to secure the pole position for Sunday’s A-final.
Lining up in the second position was Chris Kerswell, with Elliott Harper in third. Andy Moore, who saved two sets of new tires for the final, looked to take advantage of fresh rubber from his fourth qualifying position.
In A-final leg #1, Olly lead wire to wire, which relieved the pressure a little as he was now within striking distance of the title. One more win would clinch the round win and the Championship.
Olly once again led the field away in leg #2. Andy Moore made a good start and piled the pressure on as they went head-to-head for the BRCA title. Olly withstood the pressure and crossed the line ahead of Moore to take the win and, more importantly, the 2012 BRCA National Touring Car Championship.
Olly adds this touring car title to the stock and modified 1:12 national titles he won earlier in the year and in doing so notches up another title for the Reedy / Team Associated brand.
ASC601 Reedy LiPo 6500mAh 65C 7.4V
ASC943 Reedy Sonic 540 10.5
ASC30107 TC6.1 Factory Team Kit
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