Richard Gittings (owner of JDR Karting) laps Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit at 100mph average speed at his first ever Monoposto championship meeting in September 2014 in a 1000cc Suzuki powered Jedi racing car sponsored by JDR Karting and HS Motorsport. See the lap on youtube
Result: 2 Pole positions, 2 wins and 2 fastest laps - new lap record for mono moto
The last round was held at Snetterton with Richard going in with a 16pt lead and potentially could drop from 1st to 3rd if he failed to finish. He managed to win both races and set a new lap record for the class therefore securing his championship victory on the Saturday. HS Motorsport Team mate Richard Morecroft finished an excellent 2nd on Sunday. The weekend was televised on freeview and you can see both races below.
To summarise the results - Oulton Park fosters race 1 cancelled due to too many crashes, Richard was in 1st place when it was stopped, race 2 finished 1st. Cadwell Park 2 wins. Brands Indy and Silverstone National didn't enter and consequently saw his lead diminish and be overtaken by team mate Craig Hurran who became championship leader. Brands GP 1st place for race 1 then 2nd for race 2. Donington GP saw 2 wins which were very hard fought battles with Zach Anderton, who had several wins in Formula Jedi this year and also with James McClaughlan who is the Brands hatch Indy Lap record holder (Richard holds the Brands Hatch GP lap record). Silverstone GP resulted in 3rd place in torrential rain on Saturday but managed a fine1st place on Sunday just ahead of the Dubai team driver Cato Pulsen. Snetterton was the deciding round where he won the championship on Saturday with a win and also took a win on the Sunday just for fun.
Final Round @ Snetterton Race 1 and title decider
Formula Monoposto Mono Moto Championship Winner 2016 - JDR Karting owner Richard Gittings
Richard Gittings the owner of JDR Karting in Gloucester wins the 2016 Monoposto Championship in his 1000cc Suzuki powered Jedi. Richard finished on the podium every race this season with 9 wins, 1 second and 1 third place. Richard also achieved 9 fastest laps and 4 lap records at Cadwell Park, Brands Hatch GP, Oulton Park Fosters & Snetterton 300. Richard’s finest race was at Brands Hatch GP having had a mechanical issue in qualifying resulting in 18th and 30th on the grid, but managed to charge through the field and take a win on the last corner with just 0.2s separating the top 3 cars and in the second race a fine 2nd place.
Richard would like to thank HS Motorsport (Ian, Brian, Adam, Heather, Elliot & Alistair) for their superb job this year providing the car and running it throughout the season. Thanks to Romero Insurance for their continued sponsorship.
Team mate Craig Hurran from Cheltenham in his JDR Karting Sponsored Jedi which is an identical car finished a fine second in the championship. Well done team JDR Karting!
Sponsorship packages available for 2017 just ask to speak to Richard - sponsors are welcome to attend race events and receive hospitality, photos of the car throughout the season with their logos, TV coverage and links to youtube.
Snetterton Race 2
Brands Hatch GP fighting from 17th place on the grid to win on the last corner