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Drift Talk … with Alan Hynes

by Cian Leonard 9th August 2017

With our penultimate event of the season taking place this coming weekend in Kartworld, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork, we took the time to have a quick chat with current Pro-Am class leader Alan Hynes, to get his take on the season so far, this weekend’s event and also to ask him one question that everyone seems to want to know the answer to!

Take a read of what Alan had to say below.

Hello Alan! So, things are going from strength-to-strength for you right now. After earning your Pro-Am license less than a year ago, you’re now already sitting top of our Pro-Am class. Tell us, what would it mean to you to earn your Pro license this season?

Yo guys! Yes for sure its been quite a crazy ride. We have been using this year as a “development year” to get into swing of things with this new car and honestly it is going a lot better than what we expected. But for sure, getting the Pro license this year would be the icing on the cake, considering that this time last year I was sitting at the sidelines watching the Pros battle it out and wondering if I would ever get the chance to get out there and battle alongside those guys.

With 2 rounds to go including round 4 this weekend, it’s pretty tight at the top. Do you think you have what it takes to maintain course and take home the Pro-Am crown this season?

Of course I do! We really are pulling out all the guns to make sure we get this championship with the main thing in mind being reliability and consistency. At the end of day championships aren’t won with a broken car …

You’re one of many drivers who would consider round 4 their home event. With the likes of John Shine, Conor Shanahan, Tom Murphy and plenty of others all having plenty of practice at this track, who do you think will be the one to beat?

Its a hard question to answer because many of the drivers mentioned all have equal amounts of track time at Kartworld. But if you are forcing me to pick one, Conor Shanahan would obviously be the one to beat.

Lastly then, you’re the man behind our virtual track previews that we post on our Facebook page for each event, so now it’s time to answer the most asked question of all time – What game do you use to make them?

I use an old PC game from 2007 called rFactor. With the addition of modded cars, the ability to make your own tracks and realistic physics, it makes quite a decent event preview!

We’d like to thank Alan Hynes for taking the time out to have a quick chat with us ahead of a hectic few days of preparations for this weekend’s event.

Not quite sure what to expect at Round 4 this weekend? Check out the full event information by clicking here and remember, tickets are available online AND at the gate all weekend long.

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