Freddie and his team travelled north to race at Rowrah race circuit in the heart of the Lake District. It was a busy weekend with the majority of the British Championship contenders there using it as a practice for the first championship race of the year next week. In true Cumbrian style it rained and rained some more. With Friday being a day of wet practice Freddie was showing strong pace against his Fusion teammates and the rest of the field. Saturday would hold 3 practice sessions, qualifying and then heat one.
With a well prepared kart underneath him Freddie felt confident for the qualifying session. He started at the back of the pack and wanted to chase down his opponents in order to get the fastest lap. With some hindering traffic Freddie got into a good position for the last lap. On a charge the 8 year old was on his way to a good lap. Posting purple sectors Freddie crossed the line and had taken his first pole position in the competitive field of Iame cadet. An amazing achievement from the youngster in his rookie year!
The heats went Freddie’s way and with some impressive driving against the more experienced drivers Freddie managed to come out on top of both last lap battles and scored maximum points. It was evidence Freddie was ruffling a few feathers as the youngest cadet on the grid was taking the lead.
Sunday afternoon came and it was finals time. In the pre-final Freddie battled with his teammates all the way through and crossed the line a close 2nd place. With an incredible start in the long 15 minute final Freddie moved over from 2nd into 1st and took a strong lead lead over Taylor Barnard the season favourite. With his years more experience Taylor was able to close down Freddie in the long race and drove faultlessly to gain a gap on Freddie. Seconds clear of the rest of the field Freddie took 2nd in what was the biggest race of the year so far. An amazing result and with taking pole and the heat wins Freddie has shown although he is the youngest, he has big intentions this year.