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Racing for Webroot - Roy Tobin

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Earlier this month, Webroot's very own Roy Tobin (User: Rakanisheu on our Community) took part in a racing event at Mondello Park, a race-track not too far from Dublin. He drove with his Formula Vee car decked out in Webroot livery and represented us all very well!

 

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I asked him to tell us all a bit about his experience...

 

Thanks to one of the team owners I was given a free drive for the weekend which is something that is very rare in Motorsport these days even more so for me! The weekend didnt start off great with the car having an issue with the starter so I had to be push started! The car itself had been sitting around for the last two years and thus the tyres were well past it and I had no front end grip at all. Qualifying didn't go great as it was taking ​me a while to get used to the car, I was miles away from the pedals and was struggling with the mechanics of the car. The first race was a disaster the car stalled on the grid and due to the starter issue I didn't even start the race. 

 

The second race didnt fare much better with a number of crashes and the lack of front end grip meaning that I started nearly last (27) and just about got up to 15 at the end of an incident packed race. The 3rd race was far better due to a better car setup I managed to start on Pole position. However my lead didn't last too long as I still had no front end grip but I managed to hold off the guys behind me and finished on the podium. 

 

The final race was a disaster from an organisation point of view but I still finished a decent 7th just behind a 4 time Formula Vee champion.  -- Roy Tobin

 

He was able to send me a few brilliant photos of the race, including this brilliant picture of him leading the pack.

 

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As well as one of him really putting the foot down!

 

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He even had a mascot!

 

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Finally, we have a brilliant picture of him standing proud on the podium sporting the Webroot logo. Webroot's own star driver!

 

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EDIT: We also have a video of the racing action, including an interview with Roy at the 14 minute mark which can be found here: http://www.mondello.tv/2014-2/dunlop-formula-vee-festival-2014/vee-festival-heat-2/

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Re: Racing for Webroot - Roy Tobin

Smiley Very Happy Great pictures and I enjoyed the story of the events!!

 

 

 

Thank you for sharing and supporting Webroot Roy!! Smiley Wink

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Re: Racing for Webroot - Roy Tobin

If anybody is wondering why my hand is behind my back on the podium its because I am holding a full pint Smiley Happy I was in the bar when I saw the podium celebrations starting. Wasnt letting a perfectly good fresh pint go to waste!

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If anybody is wondering why my hand is behind my back on the podium its because I am holding a full pint Smiley Happy I was in the bar when I saw the podium celebrations starting. Wasnt letting a perfectly good fresh pint go to waste!


Smiley Wink Neither would I but yes I was wondering about that pose! Oops and that grin!

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Re: Racing for Webroot - Roy Tobin

That is awesome Roy - congrats!

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Re: Racing for Webroot - Roy Tobin

Excellent Roy and Congrats on making it to the podium!

 

Cheers,

 

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I did wonder about your hand Roy. Congratulations and well done on getting onto the podium.

I am just watching the video now, it is quite a race.

Great interview as well plus I love the Irish accent. Smiley Happy

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Wow wonderful race! Congrats Roy. I'm glad you took good care in hiding the pint. Was it Guiness that Daniel loves so much?

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Re: Racing for Webroot - Roy Tobin

Great poics! Love the car!

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Re: Racing for Webroot - Roy Tobin

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Rakanisheu wrote:

If anybody is wondering why my hand is behind my back on the podium its because I am holding a full pint Smiley Happy I was in the bar when I saw the podium celebrations starting. Wasnt letting a perfectly good fresh pint go to waste!


Actually Roy, I didnt notice that until you mentioned it and I would have done the same! Smiley Very Happy

 

Congrats!

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