It is scary to think that six months have already passed since the previous Bridgestone BMW Car Club Gauteng Skidpan Autocross took place. Thankfully the time had again arrived and close on 40 eager participants made their way to Zwartkops Raceway for the second wet skidpan autocross of the year. This event is always popular where driver's race against the clock on a very slippery wet surface to see who can consistently navigate the course in the least possible time. Thankfully the wet slippery surface translates into virtually no tyre wear compared to a dry autocross.
Following the driver's briefing, the same course as in April 2018 was used. Each participant would get a total of 3 pairs of left and right runs to total 6 runs. The fastest five runs would count as the slowest run would be discarded to make things more interesting and competitive.
The classes were as follows:
1. - BMW 1 and 2 Series
2. - BMW 3 and 4 Series
3. - Sandbag
4. - BMW Diesel
- BMW Classics and Z cars
5. - FWD non BMW
6. - AWD and RWD non BMW
Everyone was really well disciplined and we finished the runs an hour ahead of schedule. While the organisers were capturing and collating the results for prize giving, the participants got to practice the track untimed and had plenty fun doing it!
Great fun was had by both drivers and spectators, with the top 2 competitors separated by 0.02 seconds!
A big thank you to our sponsors Bridgestone for an awesome event!