The March TVKC club meeting at the Pf international circuit once again hosted arguably the best x30 grids so far with nearly 40 drivers in both the the senior and junior class, both bigger than the Rotax grids.
Off the back of our previous months success our hopes were rightly high, and Saturday testing proved to be strong, at times posting fastest times and looking good for the Sunday.
In timed qualifying the senior drivers putting themselves 5th and 7th far enough forward to race for the win, in Juniors 5th and 8th in group was solid and again close enough to the front for a good result.
The Senior Pre Final was fairly un eventful with the drivers ending up where they started with good pace, after discussing through the data some small changes were made to chassis setup and the final was a different story with Ollie Varney storming through to finish 2nd and battling for the lead and Josh Hatton a creditable 4th in his first race for three months.
This also secured Victory in the TVKC Winter championship, “we deserved the Championship but had to come from behind after an engine failure in the first round left us with a non finish, without this we would have won it with a big margin but kept us on our toes, and a credit to the whole team and a great double podium again” Said team Manager Lee Murray.
The juniors not so lucky in the racing good overall pace but seemed to be involved in every incident on track. Leaving a mix of non finishes and battling back up through the pack.
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With the biggest and probably most competitive grids of X30 that the UK has seen
the MLC Motorsport team had a strong line up in both the junior and senior class.
“We had every confidence in our preparation for this race off the back of our senior
victory the month earlier, but it’s always going to be tough against this type of
competition, it was not you average small club grid so competition would be strong”
35 juniors lined up for timed qualifying and MLC pair Cameron Boedler and Jake
Bowman both only doing two days ever at the track nearly secured a front row lockout
for the team eventually ending on pole position and fourth respectively
In the pre final both juniors were running in the top three from the 34 kart field
unfortunately towards the end of the race Bowman suffered some damage and dropped to
10th with Boedler holding strong for 2nd to start his first ever UK race and first
race at PFI ever on the front row.
In the final Boedler drive away with the lead pack of 5 ending in a great battle in
the last few laps eventually finishing 3rd. Bowman was not so lucky getting caught
in huge crash first lap ending the expected charge back to the front.
In seniors it was not as plain sailing an engine misfire meaning senior driver Ollie
Varney had to make a charge from the back in the final carving through the quality
field to eventually bag a another podium for the team. Making it a double podium for
the MLC team in the best grids so far the UK has seen.