Tommy Grierson wins British PKA round 3

Pete Stinson in 4th place

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After winning Round 3 at Hoylake the PKA moved to Pembrey for round 4, and after lots of hard racing I managed to finish the weekend in second flying the 12m Chrono. Unfortunately the top spot had been decided that weekend but I’d managed to close in on second place in the national championship.

For the final round of the PKA and  FISLY Eurocup we returned to my local beach at Hoylake. Even better OZONE have delivered some R1’s for me to race on the weekend (thanks Tom). That evening I quickly put lines and bar on ready for the next day’s racing. With only the Saturday counting towards the PKA national race series, only a win for the day would see me move into second place overall.

Sat arrived with sunshine but a light onshore wind so the kite choice was 15m R1. Race 1 was a close battle between myself and the season leader but I managed to take the lead from him with only 1 mark to go and hold on for the victory. The second race I took the lead early on and stayed there again for the victory. The 3rd race was called after 2 laps due to the wind leaving us for the day. Had I done enough to move into second place?

Sunday arrived with a bit more wind so I decided to give the 11m R1 a run out, with a larger course than the previous day it would make it an interesting day ahead. 4 races later I had won 3 of them with the 11m dominating the days racing. The R1 had Arrived in style!

Not a bad weekend for the R1’s first buggy race appearance with 5 wins out of 7 races.

With 5 race wins I had won the final PKA round and also the final Eurocup round but most of all, I had secured second place overall for the season.

Thanks Ozone for producing some great kites and Tom Beaton for his support during the 2015 Season.

See you all at the 2015 European championships in Depanne, Belgium

Tommy

 

Full results: http://www.parakartassociation.co.uk/_results/nat2015/2015M.html