In the fight, we thumped it on the head a couple of times and then Dominic got a nice hit on their body. The spike went straight through the Kevlar...
One of our front tyres had been ripped off (I had made them too narrow) and I was having real problems steering. I went on a circuit of the arena to get back to face them head-on, and drove across what I thought was a black panel on the floor, when KHz suddenly disappeared! I immediately realised with horror that of course it wasn't a black floor panel, but the dreaded pit! So that was us knocked out of Series 3.
In the pits afterwards we saw how close we had come to defeating them. The spike had gone right into their ally radio box, and knocked it off its mountings, but in a section that was empty. They were lucky!
We were drawn against Chaos II, which had done rather well in the main
We were having a good little tussle and then Chaos got wedged in a corner by Shunt. Dominic got a direct hit on them with the axe and then Sgt. Bash got several hits on their rear panel, one of which seemed to pierce their CO2 tank. The match was immediately halted, and we thought we might have won it, but they then realised that it had only temporarily released some gas, so we carried on.
The spike, however was rather well embedded in Chaos and in the struggle to
release it, the axe chain tensioner gave up and the chain slipped, rendering the
axe useless. Chaos then managed to flip us and we couldn't self-right without
Again, back in the pits we saw the damage that we had done. The spike had gone through several layers of polycarbonate and pierced one of their main drive batteries, but hadn't caused enough damage to stop them.