The second day of the British Superkart Championship final round at Cadwell Park took a dramatic start as the drivers tackle the challenges presented by the ‘mini Nürburgring’.
F250 National driver Paul Platt unfortunately spun on the exit of Hairpin, just clipping the curb which caused the incident. Platt had this to comment:
“I kept it flat out through Gooseneck and kept it flat out through the woodlands and as I exited Hairpin, I put a wheel on the curb and spun. To be in with a chance of winning the championship I had to win this race and it unfortunately didn’t end that way.”
A difficult race was also experienced by F450 National drivers John Busby and Andrew Connell, with Busby experiencing issues with his fuel pipeline which later led to him coming off the track. After a consultation in the medical centre, we can confirm that all drivers are unharmed and have returned to the paddock safely.
In amongst the action, Sam Moss not only managed to secure pole position, but has successfully beaten the current Superkart circuit record at Cadwell Park. The previous record was set by Liam Morley back in 2014, who clocked a time of 1.21.78, with Moss beating after a time of 1.21.038. Moss had this to say about the achievement:
“It feels brilliant to come away from this weekend with a circuit record. I’m incredibly happy with this achievement.”
In the F250 National class, Lee Plain gained the lead and managed to defend his position against close competitors Luke Plain and Michael Goff who struggled to get past Andrew Waite in his Division One kart to be able to challenge the Plain. Garry Ward in the F450 National class had a strong race, racing around three seconds faster than runner-up class driver Charles Johnson who had a sensational start to the weekend. As we saw yesterday and at previous rounds, Tom Riley led the F125 National class, but Michael Parr came within close distance of the driver, with just a second recorded between the two.
The final race this afternoon (Sunday 29th August) is the last opportunity for these drivers to collate the points to secure their position in the standings.
Don’t miss out on the final race at 2:30pm by watching the live stream here.
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