LGM Rowrah – Freddie Slater

LGM Rowrah

Round 6 and 7 of the Little Green Man championship were held at the Rowrah kart circuit in Cumbria. With some work to do to catch the front runners in the championship, Freddie knew his success at this track early in the season meant he was in for a strong performance. Due to the deteriorating test tyres, testing was difficult as grip levels were down. However Freddie and his team knew the race tyre was in much better condition. Despite this Freddie was one of the quickest on the older tyres against the 30 other competitors in this championship.

The heats went well for Freddie as he managed to go forward in all of them accumulating good points for a 4th position start in the grand final. The highlight of the day was heat 2 where Freddie caught the lead pack and continued to open up the gap at the front on his way to victory. A rare occasion in British cadet racing.

The Final went perfectly for Freddie, although he couldn’t stay bumper to bumper with the very experienced Taylor Barnard, Freddie’s impeccable defensive driving enabled him to hold second place; matching his best result of the season and gaining good ground on those few in front in the championship.

The second round of the double header was round 7 held on bank holiday Monday. Again the heats were strong for Freddie, as he cut through the mixed grid format and put himself 3rd on the grid for the final. In better style than the day before Freddie managed to beat the British champion Taylor Barnard in a head to head battle in heat 2. The two were separated by 0.00 seconds over the line. The closest race of the season so far.

Full of confidence Freddie had high hopes for the final. However over the line a driver from the outside row swiped across Freddie forcing him onto the grass. He gritted his teeth and got back to 3rd place, however last lap battles ended him 6th. Although this slight drop back in places Freddie was still strong against the older more experienced drivers and came away from the weekend with a good set of results. With 2nd and 3rd position now reachable in the championship, Freddie needs a strong last round to finish off a fantastic year.


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