Aldershot was the venue for Charlie Bull’s last oval track racing meet of the year, and despite it being what he claims was the “wettest of the season”, it still didn’t dampen his spirits.
Struggling with grip in the soggy conditions, it was a case of all of the drivers racing to avoid collisions rather than to the podium. In fact for most cars it appeared that peril was at every turn, Charlie safely finishing the first race before hitting the concrete and ripping off a front tyre during race two.
And further turmoil followed in the final race when contact with another driver resulted in a broken rear bumper that saw Charlie having to pull out.
However the moral of the story, as with any type of motorsport, is that it’s not always about the winning but competing and moving forwards. After all, no driver ever knows what’s around the corner, as in the case of Aldershot. What is important however is how a driver copes with the ups and downs.
And on that note, Charlie has confirmed that his Banner-branded car is already stripped down, ready for a refresh before showcasing it again at two motorsport shows in January and February.
Here’s hoping Charlie and his team enjoy some early 2024 on-track success.