Hooton Park June 12th 2016 – Freddie Slater

Hooton Park June 12th 2016

Recent success in the new Iame Cadet class has shown that Freddie has adapted well in his transition from the Bambino class. Another visit to Hooton Park in the North West delivered more silverware as Freddie had another clean sweep at Round 5 of the Indikart series.

Due to family commitments Freddie couldn’t participate in Saturday practice; arriving Sunday morning in style he posted the fastest lap in the morning warm up. A dry qualifying meant Freddie could push hard over the 7 laps to achieve the fastest time. By 0.2 seconds against team mate Vinnie Phillips Freddie achieved the pole giving the perfect start to the day.

Then the heavens opened…

Racing the track in the full wet for the first time Freddie would have to learn the lines on the technical Hooton circuit. Testing his ability and judgement of grip he soon got away from the pack in the first race. Although not achieving the fastest lap his adaptability allowed him to win by over 6 seconds. Heat 2 was more difficult and tyre choice was crucial. The drying track gave a fine line between intermediate tyres versus slicks. In the early stages Phillips got into the lead on his wets but without hesitation Freddie put himself in the front once more and as the tyre temperature rose allowing the slicks work, Freddie pulled a marginal gap to take the flag.

The final looked like Freddie was saving the best to last. Volatile weather meant the team had a last minute call to change tyres in response to the drying track. Adapting again to the changing conditions Freddie was unstoppable, with a brave overtaking manoeuvre at the first corner Freddie put himself in an unchallenged position; winning by a massive 9 second margin! Freddie is now in testing for his first MSA race in August; much higher competition that he will be hoping to thrive in. Check out the photos of the action!


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