Kimbolton HKRC Championship – Freddie Slater

Kimbolton HKRC Championship

Freddie started his winter campaign off well with an impressive 2nd place finish at the October round of the HKRC championship. Racing against top seeded drivers, Freddie proved his worth in all conditions and lost out on the win by a mere 6 hundredths of a second.

Saturday practice gave mixed weather conditions ending in a predominantly wet day. Freddie’s pace looked strong from the outset giving consistent laps and dominant overtaking manoeuvrers. As the rain came in Freddie ended the day on a high being a massive 7 tenths faster than his nearest rival.

Being one of Freddie’s strongest tracks in the country, he was hoping for a good Sunday race day. Leading the majority of the 1st heat Freddie crossed the line second scoring good points to start. From the rear in heat 2 Freddie drove an astonishing first few laps positioning himself in the top 4 from the back of the grid. Heat 3 saw another strong start as Freddie went straight into the front pack. With impeccable defending Freddie won the heat; which in turn gave him a front row start for the final.

Starting from 2nd at this circuit is often difficult however Freddie moved across to the inside at the start and went straight into the lead. Battles mid way through the race allowed the drivers behind to catch up. In a 5 way battle at the end Freddie crossed the line in second only a few hundredths of a second behind the leader. A good overall weekend for the youngster and his fierce pace gives the team good expectations in the upcoming events.


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