Driver Journal Michael Gibbons - Senior Rotax 177 #44

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Driver Name
Michael Gibbons
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#44
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12 years go was the last time I sat in a Rotax as a junior.

Now 27 & alot larger than I was at 15 put me into the Senior Rotax 177. Usually coming in around the 183-185kg. Need to work some weight off for sure!

So I purchased a 2020 GMS complete chassis & engine from Dave at GMS. As it's not a very common kart I was quite concerned at 1st but definitely a nice chassis to drive & work with on the set ups.

I missed the 1st round of the BMKR, other than that I've done every round. So far scoring 91 points every round (rounds 2, 3 & 4). 2nd in all my heats & finials. On to round 5 next... 15/08/2021.

Just purchased a new engine & carb from Dan Holland Racing - Time Race Engines. Going into the 5th round of the championship I'm looking forward to seeing it perform.
 

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Great start mate, great to have you on board and getting involved 😁 🏁

It seems 177 is bring a few us out of retirement and back into Karting :giggle:

Did you manage to test today?
 

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Great start mate, great to have you on board and getting involved 😁 🏁

It seems 177 is bring a few us out of retirement and back into Karting :giggle:

Did you manage to test today?
Yeah missed it alot, love it again now I've got back into it... no unfortunately my only day off is Sunday. I am testing Tuesday at Buckmore Park though 👍
 
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Ohh sweet, let us know how Buckmore goes, want to get down there at some point.

See ya tomorrow! 🏁 😁
 
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Round 5 - Bayford Meadows


Qualifying - 5th. Due to not testing with the new engine found out it didn't like the jetting that the other engine was running.

Heat 1 - 5th on the grid, great pull off from the start got up the inside of 3rd & had the door closed caused me to take a spin. After getting abit hot headed & being abit too aggressive on the kerbs killed a chain, sprocket & sprocket carrier. Finished... well I didn't... DNF

Heat 2 - Last on the grid, took a sensible start this time. Managed to work my way up to 5th, catching 4th... but then things took a turn for the worst come onto the straight & the battery died. So you can guess where I finished... yep you got it, another DNF!

Things were really not going my way 😕

The Final - Started last again... managed to work my way through the grid up to 4th, was catching 3rd lap by lap. It come to the final lap, into the 1st hairpin i was abit too far away but I took a lunge to over take for p3 but cut all my speed off & blew it. So P4 finish.

Definitely had the pace to be P3 but it didn't happen so onto the next one.
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It really wasn't your day mate was it!? :LOL: But, you came through in the end, well done :cool:đŸ’Ē

We had some wicked weather for it thankfully though!

I assume you went a jet or two richer then what you was running? We was on a 125 all day.
 

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Where's your update at @Gibby :p

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12 years go was the last time I sat in a Rotax as a junior.

Now 27 & alot larger than I was at 15 put me into the Senior Rotax 177. Usually coming in around the 183-185kg. Need to work some weight off for sure!

So I purchased a 2020 GMS complete chassis & engine from Dave at GMS. As it's not a very common kart I was quite concerned at 1st but definitely a nice chassis to drive & work with on the set ups.

I missed the 1st round of the BMKR, other than that I've done every round. So far scoring 91 points every round (rounds 2, 3 & 4). 2nd in all my heats & finials. On to round 5 next... 15/08/2021.

Just purchased a new engine & carb from Dan Holland Racing - Time Race Engines. Going into the 5th round of the championship I'm looking forward to seeing it perform.
Good luck on your journey mate!

I made you a race day design poster, I hope you like it. I promote my motorsport graphic design services on the Forum, so if you need a graphic designer in your team or simply want a design let me know! I make all types of graphic contents as well as printed works like business cards and even sponsorship proposals!

Cheers :)

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Good luck on your journey mate!

I made you a race day design poster, I hope you like it. I promote my motorsport graphic design services on the Forum, so if you need a graphic designer in your team or simply want a design let me know! I make all types of graphic contents as well as printed works like business cards and even sponsorship proposals!

Cheers :)
That looks bloody brilliant fella 👏 thanks
 
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