LGM at Forest Edge | 23rd & 24th June
However, all did not go to according to plan in the opening qualifying session, a 9th place finish was all that could be managed. Starting way back in the lineup for heat 1, there would be a lot of overtaking required to salvage a decent result, but luckily, that’s just what Joseph is good at and he demonstrated his overtaking prowess in the opening lap moving up from 9th to 5th, subsequently crossing the finish line in 3rd place.
Heat 2 was not as impressive unfortunately, again lining up in 9th, it took 3 laps before 6th place could be attained. By then the front runners had built up a sizeable lead and one position was all that could be achieved before crossing the finish line.
The result was a 3rd place starting position for the final which Joseph quickly turned into 2nd place with a blistering start. This position was held for a further 6 laps before the battling karts behind were able to force their way by. Now in 4th, a quick overtake was needed to get back to fight for 1st place. It would take a further 9 laps before a move could be made and held, by then the leading 2 were too far ahead for a challenge on their position.
3rd place was enough to maintain the top spot in the championship but a strong result for Nelson King and Thomas Fleming means it’s tight at the top.
Next up is Rowrah in Cumbria, a circuit Joseph has spent plenty of time at and knows well. Points are never easy to come by in this competitive series however we expect him to have the edge.
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