WSK Masters – Adria – Freddie Slater

WSK Masters – Adria

Returning to the Adria International circuit for the third time this year, Freddie competed in the first round of the Super Masters Series. This would be Freddie’s hardest race to date against 75 of the best junior competitors from around the world. Experiencing Adria predominantly in the wet last week the forecast showed a cold but dry week of racing.

Flying into Italy Wednesday afternoon meant Freddie would get some good track time on Thursday, testing four times during the day. Trying different kart set up and perfecting his driving style for this track, Freddie was getting ever closer to becoming one of the fastest drivers in this elite class. As one of the youngest in the field, Freddie was keen to prove his status in this category.

Qualifying went very smoothly as Freddie organised himself well in order to get the perfect lap. In a difficult group of drivers, Freddie qualified 9th which would position him 11th for each heat race. In similar fashion to the last race at Adria, Freddie had a very strong set of heats moving him up the ranking to start 8th in his Prefinal out of 76 drivers. One heat was particularly successful for Freddie, which saw him moving up 6 positions and crossing the line 5th.

In the prefinal, Freddie demonstrated some good driving and showcased his growing skill set. A mistake at the start meant he had to fight his way through the field in order to make the main final.

Dropping back to 34th position, Freddie recovered his way up to 17th position. Unfortunately falling foul of contact with another driver, he crossed the line in 19th place. Freddie’s pace was fast posting purple sectors during his charge back through the field.

Freddie now goes on to take part in the Valencia X30 Wintercup where he hopes to regain the title from last year but now in the Junior X30 Category with his team Fusion Motorsport.

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