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Aron Smith Blog: Contact From Snow Ploughs

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Aron Smith blamed contact "from snow ploughs" for accidents at Oulton Park (Photo Credit:

Well what can I say about Oulton?!

On a glance of the results you would think this would be a rather short blog but as always I can talk until the cows come home! It was one of the toughest weekends to date but that's life, sometimes it's just a given you'll have bad luck. In a quick summary I had a puncture in race one after contact from what seemed to be a white snow plough going into knickerbrook which caused a DNF, race two we had a turbo pipe problem which was a result of the damage sustained in race one and in race three I had another puncture before being forced to retire due to damage from another snow plough-this time I believe it may have been a yellow and black model!

But in summary that's motorsport and without the lows there would be no highs!

Reading between the lines I think we made a big step forward as a team with our set up and when you dive into the time sheets my pace would've been good enough for a brace of podiums. To be honest I was happy enough taking that knowledge away from the weekend because it's the first time I've felt that I was one of the quickest on track, well until I was battered! It's very easy to get down after a weekend like Oulton but I just don't see the point in doing that, it just fires me up even more going to Croft.

So that pretty much sums up Oulton, it could've been my best weekend to date based on times alone but it wasn't to be. Since I left on the Sunday night I have been focused on Croft and making sure I am fully ready for it. Croft is a different type of track- it has a mix of everything from high speed to low speed corners and is normally a good test of a chassis so I'm really excited to get out on track. There's certain parts of the track that tend to favour the brave and normally that seems to suite me, not saying I'm the manliest man going because I love nothing more than a bit of baking (check my twitter if you don't believe me) but it's that type of track that seems to suite my style.

Fingers crossed the next time you read one of my blogs I'll have some good news to report!!

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