The last race of the MINI Challenge Season 10 was held on Oulton Park’s Foster’s Circuit. Here is our race report.
"RDMCS 10 – Round 6 Race Report" table of contents
First of all we want to apologize for the late race report. The final race of RaceDepartment’s MINI Challenge Season 10 was held in Oulton Park on February 17th already, but due to real-life commitments we had to delay the writing of this text until now.
STAX Racing driver Jazz Forsberg qualified in 13th position, but a suboptimal start meant that he entered the first turn in 15th place. In the second lap he was able to pass Rob Milliken, one of many battles between those two drivers in this race. On lap five, both drivers went onto the grass after an optimistic overtaking maneuver by Jazz. The Frenchman initially lost two places and then, being the gentleman that he is, allowed Rob to repass him. The following laps, Jazz was able to stay close behind Rob while John Souter gained some time on both of them. What followed was a nice battle for positions between the three drivers.
On lap 25, Jazz tried to overtake Rob on the outside of Turn 2, but touched the grass and was unable to slow down the car for Turn 3. He crashed into the barrier, but luckily escaped with minor bodywork damage. On lap 38, Jazz, who was in P12 at this point, made his first and only pit stop and rejoined the race in 15th position. After this, the race calmed down for Jazz. He was able to gain another place shortly after that and, on lap 64, decided to finish the race and indeed the season with some major sideways action going into Druid’s corner. However this mean that Mark Beslin was able to overtake Jazz, which is why he finished the last race of the season in P15, netting one more point in the process.
In the end, Jazz Forsberg finished the season in 19th position with 7 points. He admits that in the middle of the season, he wasn’t up to speed for a couple of races. But STAX Racing isn’t all about the results, and Jazz made clear that the season was very helpful for his simracing career and that he wants to start for STAX Racing again in the future. Considering that he had a teammate for just one race and had to prepare for the rest of the races by himself, we think that as a self-professed newcomer to simracing he did a great job! Andrew Waring finished the season in 21st position with one point, due to his fastest lap in the first race. STAX Racing was 16th in the Teams Championship. We want to congratulate Ross McGregor for his dominant win of the championship and say thanks to all of our competitors for all the close and fair racing all season long.
On the next page, you can find a gallery of screenshots, the broadcast and Jazz’ onboard video of the race. On page 3, you can find the complete race results of the race. We also updated our dedicated RDMCS 10 page, where you can find a comprehensive season report, all broadcasts and onboard videos and the final championship standings.