Conor Daly – The Day After

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Published on October 20, 2008 with No Comments

Brands Hatch, England (October 20, 2008) – The day after the big race started off late for everyone. One of the reasons why is that most people went out last night and had a good time with some drinks and some friends. I myself chose to head to bed early last night just because I was tired and a little disappointed and wasn’t quite up for the party.

Yesterday in my opinion was a bit of a disappointment for several reasons. This event really meant a lot to me and to come up very short was quite unfortunate. But having mechanical failures is racing and I am sure it will happen again in the future. Another disappointment was that I really could have and should have finished fourth, but I was knocked off the track while trying to make a pass on the last lap. Overall I learned an incredible amount of things whether it having to do with racecraft, being defensive, or passing. I know the results don’t quite show it but I learned more than I would have if I were leading the whole way or piddling around at the back. It was a hard fought battle the whole way through and I am now very prepared to go to the Walter Hayes Trophy event and show what I have learned.

Last night I went to bed around 10pm and woke up at around 10am. After checking up on emails and such on the computer and watching a bit of TV, my parents invited me down to the hotel lobby for some lunch before they left for Ireland. After lunch both my parents and Josef’s parents had left to go their separate ways and I called Cliff, the team owner, to see what we might do today. Cliff picked us up and we drove down to the transporter that was still parked in the paddock. Francis and Bob were barely awake, still suffering from last nights “events”!

Since the day wasn’t really a planned day we decided to just do some fun stuff. First we all went karting at Lakeside Karting which was awesome! I think karting with your friends is one of the most fun things you can do in your free time. After that we decided to head into downtown London to do a bit of sight-seeing. We ate on the outskirts of London and then headed into downtown. It was a lot of fun checking out the sights! It was a fairly relaxing day which was needed by everyone after such a long hard week.

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