Perfect weekend for Team Taylor
Little Green Man Tour | Round 4 | 16th July 2017
We’re sure it will come as no surprise to tell you that Joseph’s favourite driver is Lewis Hamilton. He really did take inspiration from his hero this weekend (who he’s previously met following his victorious Formula Kart Stars campaign) mirroring his performance at the British Grand Prix. Lewis dominated from start to finish setting lap record after lap record in qualifying, followed by an uncatchable pace in the race resulting in his 5th British Grand Prix victory. Well, Joseph did much the same in Scotland, another lights to flag victory in the LGM.
Round 4 of the Little Green Man tour was held at the West of Scotland Kart Club in Larkhall with Joseph competing in the Mini X30 class. Joseph entered the weekend already topping the points table, looking to extend his lead mid-point in the season. Filled with determination following his disappointing outing in the Academy Trophy at Le Mans, Joseph was out to prove he was the best on track, and that’s exactly what he did.
Next up, the heats: Heat 1 and again Joseph showed prolific pace taking fastest lap and finishing first. Heat 2 was much the same, with another first and fastest lap. This dominance resulted in Joseph sitting on pole for the final.
Joseph lined up at the front of the grid, having shown just how fast he was in the lead up. He knew that as long as he started strong, holding off the chasing pack, the race was his and that’s exactly what happened. The race commences with a rolling start and it’s up to the pole sitter to dictate the pace as the pack roll round the final corner onto the starting straight.
Joseph timed his launch perfectly, maintaining his position into the first corner. The initial place changing behind allowed him to begin building a gap between himself and the rest of the pack. This then settled down at lap 3 where they began their chase of the leader. But – to no avail, Joseph was too quick, putting his best lap (and the fastest of anyone) in on lap 10. The pole, fastest lap and race win gave Joseph a perfect weekend, collecting all available points and strengthening his position at the top of the championship standings.
What’s Next for Team Taylor?
CIK-FIA Academy Trophy
Next up is the final round of the Academy Trophy at Alahärmä, Finland. Held at the world-renowned Mika Salo Circuit, Joseph will again be competing against the world’s best. He’s currently 5th in this prestigious championship only 5 points from 4th place Mike van Vugt, but with only one round left, first place Xavier Handsaeme is most likely too far ahead with 59 points to be caught, however a good result could bring a top three championship finish.
You can follow the action live at CIK FIA TV.