Date: Mon 28 Aug 2017

End of Season Review: Typhoo

Consistency and a strategic approach helped Typhoo complete the UK Championships in an impressive fifth place, falling narrowly short of a place on the podium.

Just two points separated third-placed Experience Kissimmee, Pickfords FX in fourth and Typhoo courtesy of the team's methodical approach which saw them compete in every race throughout the 2017 competition.

The pairing of Kevin Hunt and Carl Turner started the season in Aalborg with a third-place finish in the Plate Final before building on their seventh-overall spot by finishing higher in Greenock a fortnight later.

Four seventh-place finishes across the weekend in Scotland resulted in a total of 44 points, enough to claim fifth overall.

The pair completed the year in the Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea with their highest overall finish. A pair of fourth, fifth and sixth-place finishes helped Typhoo claim fourth in the overall weekend standings.

78 points in Milford Haven lifted the pair up to fifth in the UK Championships, one spot higher than last year.

“In 2016, we were both satisfied with our finishing position given the discussions we had before the season started. I think for this year, we went into the season expecting to consolidate that position and hopefully improve upon it,” Turner explained.

“Generally, I think the season went well – we finished fifth this season, one place higher than last season and only 2 points off third which when watching them back on Sky Sports recently, you see mistakes we made that could have got us those 2 extra points.

“We had some great races throughout the season, Aalborg and Greenock with Dave Taft and Andy Cousins in Arthur J Gallagher and at all three events with Glynn and Lee Norvall in the PickfordsFX boat.

“Our attitude has always been to finish the races – we did exactly that this year and finished every race. Next season, there are areas for improvement and we will target those ahead of the season start.”

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