April 20th/21st was round 3 of the Fulbeck Sprint Series.
Saturday practise went to plan, I even managed to set my best ever time at Fulbeck. If only I could have carried that speed into Sunday :-(
Sunday was a little tougher, I just couldn't seem to find the pace I needed. The hot weather was taking its toll on me, but it was the same for all the others, so no excuses really.
Heat 1 - Started 3rd on the grid, but I was ran out wide at the first corner and this dropped me right down to 7th. By the end of the race, Id managed to battle my way back to 5th.
Heat 2 - Started 7th this time. I managed to make a pass on the first corner putting me up into 6th. My mate Oliver B #35 was in 5th, and despite a good clean race long battle, he managed to hold me off, so crossed the line in 6th.
Heat 3 - Dad had a play with the kart to try and find me some more grip as I was starting to struggle, but he got the set up all wrong. I really struggled in this heat and had a number of spins whilst trying to keep up with the top 5. Luckily I managed to finish 6th but I was 7 seconds behind the top 5.
Final, I was starting 6th this time. Dad assured me he'd changed the kart setup again, but said it should be a lot better this time, and luckily, it was. I had a nice safe start and held onto my 6th place. I got into a 3 kart tussle with Mason #29 and Oliver #35 who were in front of me. This tussle allowed the top 3 to pull away which wasnt ideal. I saw an opportunity and made a move past both of them at the same time, and started to pull away to try and catch the top 3. As the final wasnt as long as usual, I didnt have long enough to catch back up to Liam #19 as he was driving well and not making any mistakes.
I crossed the line in 4th, which after a very difficult Sunday, I was more than happy with. Hopefully next time out I can get back on the podium.