Report on Round 1 Adult Go Kart Racing Championship
It was reigning champion Oliver Bayani who qualified on Pole position for the final of the adult go kart racing championship, with Ben Winter joining him on the front row. Jamie Higgins had a brilliant drive to win his Semi-Final and qualified 3rd. James Paramore joined him on the 2nd row starting 4th. Archie Cousins lined up 5th, with Jordan Howse 6th. Stephen Islip qualified 7th as the fastest 2nd place driver in the Semi-Finals with Rui Rodriques completing the grid as the second fastest 2nd place driver, just pipping Kieron Dawson by 0.01 seconds.
Oliver Bayani got a great start to convert pole into the lead. Ben Winter did not get away that well and James Paramore was able to squeeze his way through into 2nd place, with Ben dropping to 3rd.
This was able to give Oliver breathing space out in front and he used it brilliantly to set a string of fastest laps while the rest of the drivers battled over 2nd. It got very close between James and Ben but Ben was just able to get through. James came straight back at him, trying to re-overtake but it resulted in contact and James very sensibly slowed to allow Ben to maintain the place. This however put him under pressure from Archie Cousins, who had worked his way up into 4th place.
Ben Winter was now in 2nd place, setting about closing down Oliver Bayani, but Oliver continued to pull out a gap and he set the fastest lap of the day on the very final lap to take the victory. Ben Winter came home in 2nd and Archie Cousins was able to find a way through into 3rd place to take the final spot on the podium. James Paramore was right behind in 4th, with Jamie Higgins, Rui Rodrigues and Stephen Islip all bumper to bumper, finishing in that order.
Gary Snook scored the highest amount of points in the Masters Championship.
The full list of points can be found here: Round 1 Results
Round 2 takes place on Saturday 7th May. We hope to see you then!