Killarney Racetrack | Richard Starkey | 3 September 2016 | Race Report

Race weekend for the RBR Formula Supercar number 81 got off to an interesting start. After a major oil spill by another class on Friday practice the supercar drivers had their hands fill with a slippery track for practice.

The RBR team had made some mechanical improvements to the car and Richard managed his previous race times while the rest of the field was significantly slower than their normal times, a good sign for Saturdays race day.

Qualifying on race day saw Andrew Moffit in car number 39 get pole position, 0,079 seconds ahead of Dayne Angel. RBR racing’s Richard Starkey qualified first in Bronze class with his best ever time.

Race 1 saw some very competitive racing with Ryan McCarthy bringing home the win after a tough run of mechanical issues for the weekend, followed by Andrew Moffit and Dayne Angel. Race 1 saw some unfortunate retirements due to mechanical failures.
Team RBR managed a first in class and 5th overall for the race, and due to the reverse grid change for all drivers within a competitive race time Richard found himself on Pole Position for race 2.

After some confusion about the different rolling start process, Richard managed to lead into corner one, but was caught off guard by the more experienced Gold Class drivers and lost the lead into corner two.

Due to a race stopping accident in the V8 class, the second race was stopped after 3 laps and was not restarted.

Overall, a successful day for RBR car number 81 with greatly improved times and some new lessons learned for Richard. Unfortunate that there were a number of retirements due to mechanical failure, we hope that all teams and drivers are back on the track for the next race!

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