Driver Journal Michael Gibbons - Senior Rotax 177 #44

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Driver Name
Michael Gibbons
Driver Number
#44
Team Name
Caveman Motorsport
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@Giib_go.rs
Website
https://www.brockleyrisemot.co.uk
Primary Sponsor
https://www.brockleyrisemot.co.uk
Photography By
Paul Babington
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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Gibby

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Senior Rotax 177
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Tony Kart 401R
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Bayford Meadows rotax 177 champion!

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It all went down to the final in the last round.
Qualified p2
Heat 1: p2 ➡ī¸ p2 (drop down & fastest lap)
Pre final: p2 đŸ”ŧ p1 (fastest lap)
Final p1 ➡ī¸ p1

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1st season back in a rotax since I was 15, it's been good to get back into it.
Had to learn alot about setting up the kart & had to spanner myself. I have to say a massive thank you to Dean at Caveman Motorsport for all his help.
Thanks to Time race engines for the power.

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@brockleyrisemot

Was great racing will all the 177's especially @Billywatts we had some good battles hopefully plenty more to come.

So that's a wrap for the 2021 season, hope everyone has a great Christmas & new year. Hope to see everyone at the tracks in the new year.
 
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Adam

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Well done mate, epic drive on a very tricky day! And well done on the top step for the year, good on ya! Good battles with yourself and @Billywatts all year, great stuff!

Roll on 2022, hope to be back out there with ya!
 

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