Turney dominates at Rissington

Joe Turney
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Joe Turney won three out of four races in the second round of the British Championship (Super One) at Rissington last weekend.

The MK race ace threw down the gauntlet very early on with impressive testing times following this up with a commanding pole position in Saturday qualifying. Pole position was a great advantage but with talented and predatory Super One drivers on his bumper the smallest of errors would be punished severely.

Joe Turney

Joe Turney

Joe showed his class and controlled both races leading from lights to flag in both heats pulling out a lead all the time.

He went into finals day on Sunday with a very secure pole and he picked up exactly where he had left off the day before and in Final One, he once again totally dominated taking yet another lights to flag victory eventually winning by almost three seconds.

As he sat on the grid for Final Two, spots of rain fell upon his visor, racing quickly got underway and this time he was under pressure from the start, the track was becoming slippery, the lead changed several times before he was brushed by another driver costing him a six tenths allowing a new leader to make a break and Joe had to slot back into 4th place. He battled hard and got back to second place setting some blistering laps significantly faster than the eventual winner but as he closed rapidly time ran out and he finished in a highly creditable second place.

He took the event record being the only driver over the weekend to break the 42s barrier.

Two races in and Joe is positioned second place in the British Championships table just four points off the lead. The next round is at Buckmore in Kent in June.