Monday, 10 June 2013

Like He's Never Been Away!

Samuel was itching to get out on track after watching Jacob have a podium finish at Daytona Manchester in the Formula Bambino Championship yesterday!  After checking that there was an available space in one of the practice sessions, Jacob quickly changed out of all his race gear so that Samuel could wear it.  The boys are a similar height despite the age difference so seeing Samuel dressed in Jacob's race gear was a little confusing!

Samuel had not been on the track at Daytona Manchester since the Festival and presentation of his Cadet Championship Second Place trophy on 23 December 2012 so it would be interesting to see how he did especially as he's now racing outdoors and it is very different to being indoors!

After a few laps of literally bouncing around the corner from coming off the bridge, he settled in and managed to creep up to be the fastest driver by lap 12.  He dropped down to second fastest and then took it back on lap 39 (incidently he was driving kart number 39 too!) with a 28.440.

Which, managed to be the fastest time of the day!

He really enjoyed the session and his overtaking was the best we'd ever seen him do at the track - really smooth and no hesitation when trying to get past the slower drivers.  Not bad to say he'd not been at the track for almost 6 months!  Samuel said after the race that if he'd have been in his own suit, helmet, gloves and boots, he would have done a 27 second lap!!

He's next outdoors at Three Sisters in the IKR Championship next weekend and then the following weekend is his first MSA race!!

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