With our March 2012 Skidpan Gymkhana being full subscribed and another being being cancelled, we had a bit of a gap in the BMW Car Club calendar and decided to run another Skidpan Gymkhana.
From the March event we realised that since we have the skidpan from 08:00 to 12:00 we need to lay out the first course by 07:30 to get the sprinklers on so that the skidpan can be ready for the first runs at 08:00.
As we had in March, the rain again made an appearance to help ensure that the skidpan was very wet.
We used the same three courses we had used in March which were again well received, with each participant getting a left and a right run on each course, totally six runs.
With less cars than usual, we managed to finish all six runs by 10:30. With the skidpan booked for another hour and a half we allowed entrants to challenge each other simultaneously (one on the left track and one on the right) without timing while we captured the results.
There were a number of children that had come along with their parents and they got to ride shotgun on the skidpan and had a glorious time with much laughing followed by some delighted screaming when a drift turned into 360 degree merry-go-round.
Prizegiving was held at just after 12:00 with the fastest BMW being Andre Hartman in his new Z4M at 34.36 seconds and the fastest non-BMW being Reuben van Niekerk in his VW Golf GTi at 37.25 seconds.
We would like to thank our sponsors Bridgestone for making this great day possible, with great fun being had by all.