The Whilton Mill round
of Super 1 saw the organisers stepping up checks against anyone
that might feel like cheating. For the Cadets in each final 3 randomly
picked drivers had to have their fuel drained and replaced by fuel
held in parc ferme. In KF3 the top 5 drivers on the grid in each
final had to use ECU boxes, and ignition systems supplied by Super1.
Tool boxes were examined on the way into parc ferme with officials
searching for any suspicious liquids!
KF1 Final 1 - MSA Senior British Karting
The KF1 first final saw Luke Wright take an early
lead. But it was the man who set the fastest time in timed-qualifying
- Robert Foster-Jones - who looked strongest. It wasn't long before
Foster-Jones was ahead and championship leader Ben Cooper got another
podium in second and Wright in third.
Luke Wright was on pole for the first final
KF1 Final 2 - MSA Senior British Karting
In the second final it was Wright who got into
first with Mark Litchfield in second. Litchfield had gone back to
the RS8 for Whilton and it seemed to be working better than his
RS9 Maranello. Cooper, now in second, made a go for the lead into
Christmas Corner but Litchfield wasn't having any of it and jumped
back through into The Boot. A close fight then followed as they
Ben Cooper is now looking very good for the overall British title
With Cooper and Litchfield locked in battle the
following pack were able to close in, which is when Cooper pulled
his master stroke. Approaching the tricky Ashby turn Cooper took
a defensive line and braked early backing Litchfield into the following
drivers who pounced at an opportunity to lunge at the defending
This allowed Cooper to make a break for it. As
Wright and Litchfield battled Cooper got away and Jordan Lennox-Lamb
was allowed to catch up with the battle for second. He managed to
take Litchfield and grab third behind Wright, and Cooper in first.
Cooper now has a commanding hold of the championship going into
the next round at Nutts corner.
KF3 Final 1 - MSA Junior British Karting
In KF3 Alex Albon set a stunning 44.6 in Saturday
qualifying which set the foundations of a weekend he dominated.
In the first final Albon was on pole after successful heats with
Sennan Fielding lining up next to him. At the start Albon got a
good start and led from Fielding. Throughout the race he steadily
built his lead lap by lap eventually to around 3 seconds.
Guilherme Silva continues to impress
The real battle was for third as Guilherme Silva
and Jordan King duked it out. Silva was behind or most of he race
but caught King and passed into Christmas taking third place behind
Sennan Fielding and Alex Albon.
KF3 Final 2 - MSA Junior British Karting
In Final 2 it was Fielding who got the jump on
Albon who fell back to third behind King. A red flag however meant
the race was restarted. It was de ja vu this time as Albon once
again took a commanding lead. Fielding put up more of a challenge
in this race not letting Albon extend such a margin as in the first.
Silva completed the podium.
Alexander Albon once again dominant
KF2 FInal 1
The first KF2 Final saw Chris Lock leading early
on from Chamberlain who fell back. Shaun Carter made a challenge
to win as he passed Chris Lock. Jake Ball came from grid 8 to find
himself in third before the battenburg flag came out forcing the
grid to form a single file train at slow speed. After the restart
Ball got into second but it was Chamberlain who proved too strong
as he carved his way into the lead and took the win.
Lock grabs his UK KF2 race first win!
KF2 Final 2
In the second final it was Chris Lock who finally
took his turn at winning. Most of the race was a three way battle
between Lock, Chamberlain, and James Godbehere. The trio spent most
of the race lapping the same times with very little to separate
them. Lock won from Godbehere, and then Chamberlain.
Godbehere battled hard in final 2 but Lock was just too consistant
Cadet Final 1
Conor Jupp, Matthew Graham, and Max Vaughn all
shared the lead in an epic Cadet first final. Matthew Graham proved
strongest as a break with a few laps to go meant his lead was not
to be challenged. He won from Josh White and then Max Vaughn.
Parc Ferme fuel for 3 randomly selected drivers
Cadet Final 2
.In the second final Alex Gill took the second
final win after a stupendous race from last place. As the front
group of Vaughn, White, and Graham battled, Gill slowly made his
way through the pack. He managed to grab the lead after Vaughn left
the door open on the last lap. A great win for Gill from Vaughn
and then Graham.
Alex Gill took a storming win!
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