“There was a lot going on today,” Josh continued. “In heat 1 a dry line started to appear and so we went for slicks. I was doing okay, but then I hit a wet patch and it spun me around. It put me right down the order. But towards the end the slick tyre came on and we came back through to fourth.
“The second heat was tougher. I didn't have the grip and then going through one corner the throttle caught on and I went off the track. The final went well. We were in second or third for most of it. But we had a bit of contact near the end and that put us down to fourth. It was a shame, although we still got third following the stewards ruling.
“Overall, it has been a fairly difficult weekend with the weather and the tyres. But while we may not have got the individual results we wanted, we still scored lots of points and we increased our championship lead - in that respect it was excellent.”
Josh's focus now switches to the penultimate event of the 2011 Formula Kart Series at Whilton Mill on September 3-4 and he can't wait to take in rounds nine and ten at the Northamptonshire circuit: “I like the track there because it has got quite a few corners and it is very fast and flowing,” Josh added. “I have got good pace around there and I hope to get some good results.”
RL Racing Department Ltd team owner Steve Armstrong meanwhile felt it had been a positive weekend for Josh, especially given the tyre situation: “In the wet races Josh was really at a little bit of a disadvantage. He was on new wets and a lot of people were on old and those tyres were faster,” Steve explained. “But Josh still did a good job. We have now edged away massively in the points and are 61 points clear with two events and four rounds to go.
“I think the last two tracks will suit us. We really just need to keep pushing in the top-threes and top-fours and we will be there. We are not however going to settle for just gaining points. We are going to go for race wins because that is how you win the championship, isn't it? We won't treat the race meeting at Whilton Mill any differently to any of the others this year. We will try and keep the points in mind a little bit, but as I said the goal is still to win as many races as possible.”
“It was a bit of a lottery this weekend in terms of the weather and the situation with the tyres,” added Josh's father, Nick. “But I am still happy with where we stand with the two double headers to go. We are well-placed in FKS - and in Super One too. It all looks very positive.”