Larkhall – Freddie Slater

Larkhall

In the race to being vice British Champion, Freddie was pushing hard for a result at the penultimate round of Super One. With strong pace at LGM a month before, Freddie knew Larkhall was one of his favourite tracks to excel at. In true style, Scotland offered mixed weather in Friday testing which once again made it hard in the changeable conditions. Improving on his wet pace from the last visit to Scotland Freddie had strong pace in all weather.

Qualifying Saturday morning was a struggle for the team as the set up was not correct for the increasingly wet conditions. Making the best out of a bad situation, Freddie managed 13th ahead of the rest of his teammates. Knowing the strong pace with the correct set up Freddie could recover from this easily. Climbing to 8th in heat one and getting knocked off at the start of heat two; recovering back to 11th meant Freddie was start the pre final in 9th position.

With the engine bogging down at the start of the prefinal Freddie dropped back but not for long. Again showing his speed in the dry he amazingly got back to 5th position saving valuable championship points. In the grand final Freddie knew from 5th he could get to the front. A confident start saw Freddie slip into 3rd and in pursuit for first position caught the leaders posting fastest laps along the way. A collision at the second hairpin saw Freddie get dropped back. Unfortunately for Freddie he showed the pace to win however the race didn’t go his way. He now looks forward to the next round of LGM at his home track Whilton Mill.

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