Larkhall Club race – Freddie Slater

Larkhall Club race

Larkhall being a  favourable track of Freddie’s and it being a prominent track on the calendar this year, it was important to do some testing north of the border. Due to the distance Freddie had not been to the circuit since his Bambino days where he was at the forefront of the time trials back in 2015. With hot weather forecast he was able to get a good two days testing and racing. Unlike most of the team Freddie arrived Saturday and was a day behind the rest of the team. With enthusiasm to drive the track in the Iame class Freddie got down to the times quickly.

Sunday saw mixed heats and starting grids. Unlike the usual the Iames and Hondas were mixed which meant for exciting racing with the combined classes. Starting 17th in the First Heat Freddie got an impressive start getting straight into the top ten. From here, he battled for the lead finishing 2nd behind team mate Alex Dunne. Changes to the kart made it difficult for Freddie in the Second heat and he could only manage 5th. Heat 3 from the back of the grid saw Freddie getting another breathtaking start. Finishing 2nd with fastest lap gave him good confidence for the final. With further changes to the kart Freddie was confident for the final lining up on P3.

After a red flag incident the final got restarted which saw Freddie move up to second and battle for the lead. An incident in the bottom corner brought Josh Irfan and William Macintyre into contention and once they overtook Freddie, managed to open up a gap. As Dunne and Irfan made contact in the first corner, Irfan hurtled into the barriers and Freddie re took 3rd position. They Crossed the line like this and although Freddie wanted the win he was happy with the progress him and the team made in preparation for the bigger races here later in the year.


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