Whilton Mill Super One – Freddie Slater

Whilton Mill Super One

At his home track Whilton Mill Freddie was under added pressure to perform last weekend at the 3rd round of the British Super One Series. Lying 3rd in the championship, Freddie needed a good points haul to maintain his previous strong performances.

With Fridays weather being very mixed no consistent testing could be achieved, however despite this Freddie was within the few fastest in the changeable conditions of the day.

Qualifying being the short 6 minute session always proves difficult as the drivers squabble for position. Unfortunately Freddie fell fowl of this and wasn’t able to get a prime position and only managed 15th qualifying spot.

Starting from a further back position often helps Freddie’s confidence and he started his attack in the heats. Both heats he climbed to 9th place which positioned him to start 9th for the prefinal Sunday.

With his racing hero Billy Monger at his side Freddie was on his way to the front. The prefinal was a difficult race as drivers swapped positions consistently until the last lap. After a strong battle Freddie ended 5th giving him a good starting position for the final. The youngster had progressed very far from his qualifying position way down in 15th .

Full of confidence and ready for battle Freddie knew with the speed he had he could get into the front pack. Breaking away with Barnard, Rees and Dodds all much older more experienced competitors; Freddie was primed for a podium position. Strong battle at the end Freddie crossed the line 3rd and achieved his first podium of the British Championship. Being the youngest ever podium finisher at this high level. Now in an comfortable 3rd in the championship Freddie will push to maintain his continuing achievements of the year so far.

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