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Targeting More Silverware

Bassett targeting more silverware as tin tops head to Brands Hatch.

After the summer break and competing in the Citroen 2CV 24 hour race, we head back to our home track at Brands Hatch for rounds eleven and twelve of the BARC South East Quaife / Cannons Tin Top Championship.

The first half of the season was largely successful with only one DNF out of the first eight races, but we missed rounds nine and ten due to an unplanned holiday so end up in third position in the championship (class T2).

bassett targeting more silverwareWe are only ten points off second, so a good point’s haul next time out could see us move back up the table.

With lots of rumours concerning the 2017 season and the possibility of yet more rule changes which will make the Peugeot ineligible for this championship (if true, the rule changes will only affect us), we are currently looking at alternatives.

There are plenty of championships willing to welcome us with open arms, which is a refreshing approach considering all of the politics we’ve had to endure over the past twelve months. Suffice to say, this will be the last season competing in the Tin Tops.

There are lots of championships open to us, and after some discussions with the organisers, I’m looking forward to a new challenge at some new tracks. We are planning to race the Citroen again, but this time the 24 hour race at Spa.

I’m also hoping to compete in a few other endurance races in a car a little faster – we’ve also had the offer of a BMW and a Honda, so that will be something to look forward to.

So, back to the 2016 season! We head back to Brands Hatch following a win and DNF in the last two rounds. We know the track well and are hopeful of another strong showing.

We expect another close and frantic weekend with strong competition. The Tin Tops Championship has so far delivered another nail biting season for us all and the Championship is still wide open.bassett targeting more silverware

We’re in a really strong position heading into the final six races but we also know a lot can happen over the course of a race weekend.

We’re in a decent place heading into this weekend. We’ve already enjoyed some good race weekends here this season with some good results.

On the back of the strong first half of the campaign, I’m confident of more strong finishes for the remainder of the season so that we can push up and table and close the gap to the top.

Rounds eleven and twelve of the Quaife / Cannons Tin Top Championship season take place at Brands Hatch on 17 September. Qualifying starts at 09:45. Race one is at 12:25 and race two is at 16:10.

A big thank you to my race sponsors Complete Ice Control, Complete Weed Control, Etesia UK, Fusion Media.

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