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After a solid run at Round 3 I was really looking forward to Round 4 at Mugello Short. It's a track that has given me great success in my exploits in Drifting and Time Attack outside of TORA and so I know it better than any other track on the TCC calendar this year.

I made quite a few changes to the car to try and bring the Megane further up the field for this event and the car was improved heading into qualifying.

However this season I just can't seem to catch a break and connection issues meant I lagged out before I even managed to set a lap time, That put me at the very back of the grid in 12th place in Lobby-G for the meeting.

PLOW Tubbi very kindly sent me over a set up for the Megane after my qualifying woes and after a couple of laps and minor tweaks I was ready for the fightback!

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Race 1 and I started at the back of the grid in 12th place, determined to move forward and knowing that I had a very good car underneath me.

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I had an awesome launch and was up to 8th place by turn one and still surging forward! The race was well and truly on!

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By the end out lap 2 I'd made up another three places including an awesome pass around the outside of Turn 5 on another Renaultsport Megane RS.

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Another lap down and I made my way past another two places including one VERY tight pass on P Friks' Honda Civic Type-R into Turn 4 which put me up onto the podium!

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Another lap down and I made my move on VEGHOENDER's Vauxhall Insignia VXR around the outside of Turn 4 to take 2nd place! In just 6 laps I'd managed to fight may way from 12th to 2nd and was now chasing down BG Chucky 82 for the lead!

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After a whole lap chasing him down I finally bridged the gap to BG Chucky 82 and got my nose down the inside on Turn 1 in try to take the lead....

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...But BG Chucky 82 was NOT backing down as we were still side by side heading through Turn 2...

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...Before I finally completed the pass in Turn 3... Or so I thought....

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BG Chucky 82 got into the slipstream and pulled along side trying to retake the lead on the outside of Turn 4. I held my line and managed to defend the position and begin to pull away.

The rest of the race was quiet from my point of view just keeping my head down and trying to get some laps under my belt and extend my lead as much as possible.

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And I'd done it!! VICTORY in Race 1 of the TORA Touring Car Championship Round 4 Lobby-G!! After such a rough season it felt so good to finally get myself on the top step of the podium even if it was in the lowest lobby it doesn't make it any less hard fought or hard earned both on and off the track.

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My Race 1 victory meant I was in Pole position for Race 2 and in prime position to take advantage of my pace and bring home a double victory.

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After a decent launch I was able to hold onto the lead into Turn 1 despite a strong challenge once again from BG Chucky 82.

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A position I was able to hold onto for the rest of the race to make it TWO VICTORIES out of two for me and the Nankang UK Megane!!

Race 3 would see me start in 11th place due to the reverse grid system and BG Chucky 82's DNF in Race 2. However after two victories my luck was abouts to run out....

A flying start saw me making up places hand over fist before finding myself trapped and pushed onto the grass in Turn 2 along with BG Chucky 82, however I recovered fast and began to scythe my way through the field once again into 2nd place and hunting down Sc00byD00bieDOO for the victory. However with the chance of doing the treble well within my sights my connection died, and with it my night's racing.

To say I was gutted was an understatement....

The Nankang UK Megane suffered just 515cr worth of Damage at Round 4 taking the total to 31,612cr for the season.

So with yet another troubled event the Championship just hasn't gone my way and so it's time to re-evaluate my goals for the season. Connection problems have meant I've effectively lost an entire event now.

My target now isn't a position but a person. Those of you who've read all of my blogs will have seen one name crop up time and time again, BG Chucky 82. More often than not we end up together on track and in the points table, so my goal now is to beat him in the Championship.

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Me and the Nankang UK Megane now sit 69th in the Championship with just 2 rounds left and Sunset Infield Reverse next on the calendar. This was the strongest track for the Megane during Media day so hopefully I'll be able to tap into that performance a little for Round 5. BRING IT ON!!

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Post on Wed 23 Oct 2013 - 21:46 by Turbo Power 77

Nice write up!

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Post on Wed 23 Oct 2013 - 22:56 by PLOW tubbi

we, ll keep working on that tune til race day.

if only we could work on your router.

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Post on Wed 23 Oct 2013 - 23:00 by Guest

Apply for the media team Slider ;O)

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Post on Thu 24 Oct 2013 - 19:31 by Slider S15

Thanks for the kind words guys. I really do work hard on these and it's good to know they're appreciated!

@Tubbi: The car is already MILES better than my efforts with it alone.

@Magic: Sadly I can barely find the time to write this Bi-Weekly Blog whilst maintaining what I call a social life + Work + Occasionally Gaming non-competitively.

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