Uckfield team celebrates success in 25-hour race

Design and Display Structures, Uckfield, are basking in racing success from the May Bank Holiday weekend.

D&D – GRP sub-contractors building spectacular architectural themed features – entered a four-man team Allan Curtis, Simon Gibson, Tom Eastwood and Bruno Botelho into the highly demanding Daytona 2016 Dmax 25-hour race which attracts seriously competitive drivers and teams from around the UK.

The event took place at Daytona Milton Keynes on their International Circuit.

The D&D team was racing in two stroke Dmax karts which are both light and powerful making for an exhilarating drive while placing considerable demands on driver concentration at every twist and turn as they rapidly catch up with, and zip past, the Sodi karts most people are familiar with.

Putting in a solid performance throughout the team made a good start with company director Allan Curtis (left in photo) qualifying their team P2 on the starting grid alongside Tom Golding.


Allan Curtis, left, from Design and Display Structures at the start of the Daytona Dmax 25 hour race.

Never out of the top five the D&D squad shadowed and hassled top class drivers every step of the way for 25 solid hours of driving to finish on the podium with a well earned third place.

Winners Sign Logic and Team Applewood beat D&D to the post by just five laps and one lap respectively in a nail biting last hour of action where a second place seemed tantalisingly close.

Design & Display Structures kart team will next feature in action at Sandown in the Daytona Power Maxed challenge round two.


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