REGIONAL law firm Tollers Solicitors are delighted to have been crowned the Fastest Law Firm in Northamptonshire after their speedy team of drivers, comprising Managing Partner Duncan Nicholson, Simon Bagshaw, David Ralley-Davies and Michael Moyers, competed in the Law Society heat of the third annual Nene Valley Ro Kart Challenge (2018) which was held at the Northampton Indoor Karting Centre on in February.
Tollers beat off serious competition from the likes of Borneo Martell Turner Coulston, DFA Law, Hawsons, Wilson Browne and Shoomiths, as well as Friday Legal, who had competed in an earlier heat and had set the target to beat, which the Tollers Dynamos reached and surpassed by over 11 laps on the evening.
The event started with a safety briefing and kit allocation, followed by a practice session for drivers to determine the team's grid positions. Having secured pole position, the Tollers team where off, competing in a two-hour endurance race, with each team member taking their turn to clock up as many laps within their allocated time frame as they could. The race was continuous, with regular pit stops for the drivers to quickly swap over.
The Dynamos ended the evening completing 236 laps in a race with more red flag incidents than the previous two heats combined, which the organisers said was an amazingly good performance.
The team also achieved the very fast 'fastest' lap of the night of 25.64 secs.
The event, which is organised by Nene Valley Rotary, is growing in popularity and this year there are 12 heats comprising 10 teams taking place between January and March. The winners of each heat go through to the Grand Final which will be held on Tuesday 10 April, where each heat winner will compete for the coveted title of Fastest Business in Northamptonshire.
The event also raises vital funds for the Rotary Nene Valley, which hope to use the funds raised to achieve their aim of buying a boat for Sailability - a Northamptonshire charity whose aim is to enable people of all abilities to experience the joys of sailing in a safe, friendly environment.
Managing Partner and team captain Duncan Nicholson said: "Our driving performance is reflective of the Tollers values, which include fast, efficient delivery of services through strong teamwork and dedication to providing the best possible legal outcome for our clients.
"Ro Kart is a great event and they are raising funds for a really worthy charity in Sailability. As a firm, Tollers are passionate about supporting local charities and businesses and participation in this event is a great way to achieve this. We look forward to competing with the other heat winners in the final in April."