August 22, 2011 in News
With great results throughout the heats, the pair placed themselves in 4th for Luke and 8th for Jack, in the final.
The weather was dramtically changing for the final and the team decided to change its stratergy for the race. There was very slight rain in the air but it was not settling as the grid lined up. A team decision to run on wet tyres was made and both karts were taken to the grid running these on a dry set up. Panic ensued as others realised what we had done and frantically tried to change wheels before the rolling lap with only 2 others managing it in time.
At the start, Luke managed to climb straight into 2nd place, as the strength of the rain had increased and Jack managed to climb up to 6th. Jack got tangled with drivers struggling for grip and ended up taking avoiding action, dropping down the field to last place, but after fully committing himself, he soon made his way back up to 7th place by the final lap, realising the race was nearly over, Jack pushed even harder, passing 3 karts in the last half of the lap which put him into 4th place and onto the podium. A well deserved podium position and a very mature drive from the 8 year old.
Luke kept it together for the remainder of the race and dropped a position on lap 8 to another driver who managed to change to wets, again a very mature drive with no incidents meant Luke made the podium for a second time within the team.
Well done to both boys and great team work from all involved.