Another solid result at Rye

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

The team finished a creditable 11th after starting way down in 28th at Rye House today. For the first time since Llandow last year, Eddie did not qualify and instead it was left to Ian Miller, who had tested here the previous week.

It was also left to Ian Miller to start the race. He made good ground in the opening laps as many of the karts in front came in for early stops. Due to the unusually high number of laps completed in qualifying, Ian was brought in after only 11 minutes.

Ian Wilson took over for the second stint and, continuing his impressive form from Shenington, made up good ground to establish the team well up in the mid field.

Eddie, as the only member of the team running lead, went out last to minimise the number of weight changeovers. Continuing to make gradual progress up the field, Eddie put in his usual run of consistently fast laps.

The running order was the same for the second half on the race. Ian Miller enjoyed a dice with front-runners, Steel London, for most of his stint.

The team were stretching out each stint to avoid having to make a splash and dash near the end. All three drivers managed to squeeze little over 22 minutes out of a tank of fuel.

Eddie took the final stint with 20 minutes remaining and made huge ground. Despite losing several seconds over the last few laps with fuel surge, he nevertheless crossed the line in 11th with a good cushion over the next place kart. More importantly, they finished ahead of all of their key rivals, II2BI, HB Racing and RBB.

Eddie was quite pleased after the race. “It was a very good result, especially considering where we started. To come from 28th to 11th on a circuit like this is quite impressive. Again, we all drove well and had a clean race. We got the kart sorted properly in practice again, which was crucial.”