MSA British Cadet Kart Championship

Round 4: Whilton Mill, Northants

Astonishing speed through the heats built Roy Johnson's foundation for a winning strategy, despite a major setback in a heat when a lunge by Haz Truelove set him spinning over the grass. 

Truelove was immediately black-flagged, leaving Johnson in nineteenth to fight back to tenth and still earning second spot on the final grid, Truelove languishing in twenty-second.  Scottish Champion Charlie Robertson had no such bothers, earning pole position whilst a clash in a heat set defending champion Brett Wykes down to grid thirteen.  Macaulay Austin had his brief moment of glory, leading the final until Johnson snatched it at the end of the first lap, Robertson following through and working with his Fusion team-mate to pull a handy cushion.  Wykes rapidly scythed up to third, and was quick to regain the place from George Russell when he hit a kerb and lost time. 

James Armitage conceded fifth to Sam Webster after a spot of grass-cutting, Truelove reaching sixth before drifting back to eighth.  Robertson's one final attempt at the win came to nought, as he explained: "I tried to do the cut back but I took too much speed into the corner, slid a little wide and lost speed." 

Next round: Llandow, Wales, 29th June

Results

1 Roy Johnson (Zip) 14 laps in 12m23.49s (47.07mph)

2 Charlie Robertson (Zip) +0.07s

3 Brett Wykes (Zip)

4 George Russell (BRM)

5 Sam Webster (Zip)

6 James Armitage (Zip)

7 Josh White (Zip)

8 Hazz Truelove (Zip)

9 Macaulay Austin (Zip)

10 Max Vaughan (Zip).

Championship points

1 Charlie Robertson 692

2 Roy Johnson 672

3 Brett Wykes 601

4 Haz Truelove 598

5 Sam Vanderpump 583

6 Alfonso Skirczka 578

7 Trevin Jay Nelson 563

8 Ben Barnicoat 556

9 Macaulay Austin 553

10 Max Vaughan 548

Photo courtesy of Malcolm Smith

Championship Positions after Round 101 Jaime Alguersuari 99

2 Sergio Perez 98

3 Atte Mustonen 87

4 Sebastian Hohenthal 81

5 Oliver Turvey 75

6 Marcus Ericsson 64


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