Having decided to compete in Super One again in 2017, in January we decided to get back in the saddle and crack PFI after our not so good final round there in 2016. Lots of other TKM drivers were heading to their club round in Jan so we tagged along. We were in for an incredible confidence boosting start to the year!
The weather started dry but then turned horrible for timed qualifying and stayed that way for the rest of the weekend. We went out at the front for Quali and stayed there, putting in times that were 3/4 sec ahead of the next fastest and 1.5secs ahead of the 3rd fastest driver. It was also very cool the three TWM drivers qualifying 1-2-3!
Into Sunday and Heat 1 was much the same, coming in 1st with a big gap to the next driver. Heat 2 was slightly less wet and the margins were closer but still, Alex brought it home in 1st with the fastest lap. This left Alex starting on pole for the final.
As they waited on the grid for the final the rain got heavier and heavier. The previous race, Junior Rotax, had drivers spinning out all over the place and with only about 1/2 the grid left running, the red flags came out and, with the light also fading, the meeting was abandoned, leaving Alex to collect the win by default. He had completely dominated in the wet and certainly banished any doubts about PFI.