Whilton Mill Club – Freddie Slater

Whilton Mill Club

Freddie dug deep at Whilton Mill to take the lead of the club championship. Saturday practice started tough as the cold icy conditions meant Freddie had to get to grips with the new, harder compound tyres; in only four eight minute sessions. Learning every session he got within a few tenths of the fastest. Working hard overnight Freddie and the team made crucial set up changes to improve the kart in the difficult conditions.

Practice Sunday morning was dry and cold but Freddie showed very strong pace for the first time this weekend. His pace continued in the heats where he achieved impressive results of 3rd, 7th and 9th. Astonished at his performance the team were glad to hear Freddie had qualified 4th for the final. Showing determination and driving ability he was able to progress in the heats and start the final on the second row out of 36 karts. Being the youngest of the front runners the start of the final was hard for Freddie not being able to get the heat in his tyres in the early laps. Getting pushed back he was able to recover to 9th position posting the 3rd quickest time of the final. With what was the hardest competition he would face this year Freddie showed strong progression learning the new tyres and looks forward to the back to back races at one of his favourite tracks PFI. Leading the club championship after the first round gives Freddie confidence with the year ahead.

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