The Little Green Man (LGM) series kicked off last weekend at PFI near Grantham. Continuing his good form Freddie was eager to achieve the top step on the podium. The LGM series is very unique as it doesn’t involve timed qualifying and instead uses mixed grids. Then accumulative points are added to calculate the Grand final starting position. The 15 minute final race then gives the points to score for the championship positions.
After the Saturday test day offering just 4 short wet sessions it didn’t prove productive towards the Sunday race day. Although threatening rain all day it managed to hold off and the races were all held in dry conditions. Heat one was very difficult as certain corners were wet from the day before and others dry. Being forced off the track Freddie salvaged 5th in this heat. The 2nd heat Freddie started 31st and amazingly managed to carve through the field in no time, crossing the line in 3rd. Heat 3 Freddie started 12th and as one of only 3 drivers on slicks got in the lead and opened up a gap to the rest of the field. A very good set of heat finishes gave Freddie the pole for the Grand final, and a valuable 3 extra championship points.
The final was scheduled late in the day and unfortunately didn’t get off to a good start as fellow competitors Arvid Linblad and Brandon Carr were caught in a first corner collision; thankfully both OK. The race restarted and Freddie lead from Pole and opened up a significant gap in the first few laps. Becoming unchallenged he was able to dominate by a massive 4 seconds. Crossing the line in ecstatic fashion Freddie kept his nerve and achieved maximum points in LGM round 1. A dream start to the LGM series, now filled with confidence Freddie will start in British Championship assault in only 5 days time back at the PFI circuit.
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