Josh Smith ends 2013 with a win !
Josh Smith ended the 2013 season with a great win at the final round of the Super One British championship at Shenington .The Super One series is seen worldwide as one of the toughest series to compete in , with European and Rotax World champions competing in the series regularly.
The Zip/RSF/ART driver had great pace all weekend , and would have been starting in p2 for the pre final had he not received a 5 place penalty for a mistake in one of his earlier heats. Undeterred the 14 year old from Cumbria would start from P7 for the pre final .The 1st final was a great race with good clean racing throughout the field , Josh was battling well and managed to finish the pre final in 6th place only 0.6 sec behind the leader a great effort considering he had having been forced off the track during the start of the race and found himself mid pack.
For the main final Josh started 6th and made a solid start before starting a brilliant tactical race moving through the field with conviction and hitting the front on lap 13 and only briefly losing the lead for 2 laps before again grabbing p1 again.
Josh was delighted with the victory after his debut year in Mini Max following his move up from Cadets. Josh becomes the only other driver to have won a main final this year with all of the other wins in the series going to European vice Rotax Champion Conner Hall .
Josh Smith :“ it was a hard race and I was just picking them off one by one ,I had a plan in my head of how I wanted the race to pan out and it worked perfectly “ Josh thanked the Zip/RSF team ,ART ,Ogden Engines and James Bean his driver coach.
Jamie Allen Rotax team manager: “ its great to get a win at the end of Zip/RSF/ARTs debut season in Mini max , Josh has worked hard this year and has shown great resolve and determination and this is the end result ! he drove a great race thinking ahead and showing maturity .this win gives the team a great platform to build for the 2014 season and our winter testing programme.