TLR/Andrew Gillot 2WD Australian National Champion

Team Losi Racing /OMP-Australia driver Andrew Gillott has taken the 2013 Modified 2WD EP Australian National Title with his Team Losi Racing Twenty-Two (22) (mid-mount config) taking TQ and the finals win.
 Andrew's commentary:
"As for the race, leading into the event the biggest ‘cloud over my head was whether to run a rear or mid mount. On TQ’ing the warm up with a rear mount I was 80% settled on that config, however after they sugared the track testing leading up to practice the mid mount was a must try. On the Wednesday open practice initially the mid mount wasn’t as fast but was a lot easier to drive and I could see the potential. So during the Thursday timed practice I focused on improving the cars lap speed during the 3 runs.

Come Friday race day I felt very confident after the changes made during timed practice.

Qualifying Rd. 1: After the track was watered I knew this would probably be the toughest to qualify well as the track was slippery, something not ideal for mid config. Had made a few changes for the slick track, had a clean but careful run, qualified 2nd only .2 second behind.
Qualifying Rd. 2: Back to high grip setup but it was still quite cool however track was dry, qualified 2nd 1 second behind, another close call after a bobble close to the end.
Qualifying Rd. 3: Made a few small changes to gain steering and corner speed, qualified 3rd after 1 mistake
Qualifying Rd. 4: Added rear weight and change front roll centre. 3 different people had TQ’d a round by now and I needed to TQ this round and beat the best time to seal TQ, and did! The changes I made worked, and starting No.1 in the mains was important so was very happy and confident in my car at this stage.

Final 1: With Josh Pain off 2 and considering the battles we have had in the past I knew I was in for a tough race. I was off the line well with Pain close behind, it was like this for a number of laps until I pulled out a little lead and could control the race. Finished slow to reduce risk of crashing and won Leg 1 start to finish in front of a strong finishing Pain
Final 2: Was nervous leading into this one however knew all I had to do was keep it on all fours. After a close call with Pain on the first lap which resulting in him falling back I had a small buffer which I maintained throughout the race leading again start to finish! Taking Leg 2 and the title! Having the confidence in the car helped me control both finals leading both start to finish
Final 3: Sat back and watched by the side lines as Josh Pain won"

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2WD Stock:
In 2WD Stock we also had a podium finish with Jeff Primmer, one of Australia's most respected racers competing at his 20th straight National titles, showing the youngsters how it was done and placing his Team Losi Racing 22 into third place. Jeff had some opportunity throughout the finals to take the win but was just unlucky in the end with some of the closest racing of all the classes at the Nationals.

4WD SCT (Non-Sanctioned):
Team Losi Racing/OMP also won the demonstration (non-sanctioned) SCT class with Ashley Peeler driving the new Team Losi Racing TEN-SCTE 2.0 (picture attached). He TQ'd and won the second and third legs of the A-Final to take victory.

Congratulations to all of the Team Losi Racing drivers!