THE NEXT-GEN STARTS WITH A WIN!
Next-Gen Motorsport return to Super One for the first time since 2014 and take the victory first time out! Caeson Gibson pulled off a brilliant move around the outside to bag the win!
20 Mar 2016
2016 / News / Super One
THE NEXT-GEN STARTS WITH A WIN!
After the long winter break, the British Championships for IAME and Honda Cadet kicked off at Rowrah for the opening weekend of the 'Awning Co.' Super One Series.
Drivers Owen Marlow, Oliver Gray, Tyler Read, Leonardo Panayiotou and Joe Sheppy took to the track in IAME Cadet. However it seemed the no luck would not fall for any of the drivers. A difficult qualifying left the drivers in the thick of the action.
Marlow started off strong with a 6th position in the opening heat, Read also achieved a solid 10th position in the third heat after Marlow became a victim of a harsh penalty, demoting him 10 seconds.
Unfortunate heats for Joe Sheppy left him in the repercharge, which he advanced from after showing strong pace and racing with the leaders to finish in 5th position.
The two finals proved to be tough, with Marlow, Panayiotou, Read, Sheppy and Gray being stuck in the combative and hard fighting midfield.
Marlow was running in 7th position before being knocked to the back and having to recover lost ground.
Read achieved 13th in the Grand Final after gaining 9 positions.
It was a challenging but character building weekend for the IAME drivers, who will be back stronger than ever for the rest of the Super One Series, aswell as the upcoming LGM Championship.
In Honda Cadet, Caeson Gibson took 4th overall in qualifying which set himself up well for the close battle at the front throughout the weekend. Gibson built on his stronger pace by taking the victory in the opening heat and a 2nd position in heat 2, giving him a front row start for the first Final.
Josh McLean recovered well after an unfortunate qualifying where he was unable to do a single lap, putting him on the back foot from the beginning of the weekend.
McLean won the repercharge from 10th on the grid, showing great pace and racecraft, taking victory by 0.12s.
Starting from the unfavoured outside line saw Gibson shuffled down the order, finishing 5th in Final 1.
McLean managed to gain 7 places to finish 22nd in the first Final.
The Grand Final saw Gibson make a great start into 3rd position and into the main fight for the lead. With the front four breaking away, Gibson took the fastest lap of the race as the final approached the business end.
On the penultimate lap as the pack closed up, Gibson pulled off a brilliant move around the outside of the two leaders, to take the lead and pull out an immediate gap, which he held to the flag to win the race!
McLean held his own in the Grand Final, in the thick of the action, whilst showing solid pace to finish in 21st.
The Honda Cadet win was a perfect way to re-enter Super One, as Next-Gen bid for another British Title in 2016!
Super One moves onto Glan-Y-Gors Park for the 2nd round of the IAME and Honda Cadet British Championship.
If you would like to join Next-Gen Motorsport, we have a range of taster weekends available with the team, hosted at Club Race Meeting. Next-Gen will credit your team awning fee to future days if you join the team.