I had my first official race at the opening round of the Bayford Meadows Summer Championship.
My Saturday practice was ok nothing special but I do not always practice well. I was off the pace all day.
Sunday saw me go straight into Qualifying with 17 other drivers. I performed well and took 8th fastest.
First heat saw me improve on my times but lose a place in the race.
Second heat I got a great start and gained my place back and was putting pressure on the group in front. This resulted in me having the 4th fastest lap time in this heat.
I was really looking forward to the final.
Again my start was quick but to my dismay I was side nudged off onto the grass due to a kart spinning to the right of me forcing other karts to take avoiding action. I lost control and spun into the tyre barrier.
Fortunately I was not hurt but did bruise my arm and smashed my nose cone. I tried to go on but nose cone was scraping on the ground.
That was my race done. What great start I have had. I now have to build on this in the coming weeks ready for April round.
Here is some photos of the final. Courtesy of Paul Babington Photography
I would like to say a big thank you to Steve Bull who is mentoring me and running me in his team.