Still in the championship fight

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2


Round 5 of the 2010 championship saw the Club100 circus arrive at Llandow in South Wales. Eddie was looking for another set of good results after his podium last time out at Bayford.

Having been quick in practice on Friday with Galliard team mate Paul Williams, Eddie was in confident mood going into Sunday. The duo were joined by multiple premier endurance champion Graeme Coombes for this race so expectations were high.

Coombes could only manage 11th on the grid as he got to grips with the circuit but made good progress in his first stint, establishing the team well in the top 10. Paul Williams took over at the first fuel stop before handing over to Eddie.

It was obvious right from the outset that the team was struggling with outright pace. As well as the overall performance, all of the drivers complained about a long brake pedal.

Despite a few concerns during the race, the trio kept out of trouble and finished the race 8th in class and picked up some useful points.


Prior to the sprint race, Eddie admitted he needed to up his game and get on the podium. He made his intentions clear by winning the first heat. He followed this with a 5th and 7th place in the final qualifying heats to wind up 6th on the grid for the final.

As the flag dropped for the start of the race Eddie kept in touch with the leaders and enjoyed a fierce battle with the leading group. As a train of karts battled for position it let Phil Moreton gain a slight lead. Eddie came out on top for the battle between Seppala, Beard, Gore and Martin but had no answer for Moreton, Goddard or Boyle and crossed the line 4th.

“It was an enjoyable race. The kart suffered with slight understeer so I wasn’t as quick as I could have been but I think I made the right choice in not changing it in practice. I managed to keep it on the island when Scott Martin pushed me onto the grass while he was fighting with Seppala and I just about managed to avoid Gore when he spun off. It’s a shame I missed out on the podium again today but I scored some good points and I just need to keep plugging away at it.”