European Championships

We now have a new European Champion Buggy Racer for 2007 until next year, when another Euros will happen in the Netherlands (we think).

 The start of the week went well and the Scottish Team travelled for 9 hours overnight to arrive at Pembrey Country Park early on Saturday morning. The forecast was for sunshine and no wind, all week, apart from Monday which had showers and 10-15mph forecast.

 With racing not due to start until Monday, all of the pilots made their way to be scrutineered and take two days of free practice to get weight, balance and wheel type right for performing their optimum in a race.

Monday came and there were 3 races held, the 3rd cancelled to airlift our very own Kev off the beach with a broken femur after a collision with another buggy.

With 2 races finished, a 3rd was needed minimum to verify a champion and when there was no wind the following three days pilots began to get fidgety that it would all have been a waste of time, money and effort to get there and have a chance at winning.

Friday came and thankfully so did the wind - there was only set to be one race on the Friday because of tide times, but because the rest of the week was so bad there were 3 races held.

Friday night came the closing ceremony and prize giving at a hotel in Llanelli and good fun was had by all - even the three injured Team Captains were awarded something and there was an auction. Partying continued into the night and everyone returned back to their place of origin on Saturday morning, tired but happy.