The Global Karting team roll up for the 1st round of the LGM X30 Tour at PFI. With 3 drivers in the senior class which included the biggest entry in MSA karting for over 8 years!
The competition was going to be tough and getting into the A final was to be an achievement in itself. with the prospect of B and C finals to contend with.
The 3 drivers were Lewis Bickers (TonyKart), Glenn Guest (TonyKart), and Andrew Rees-Reynolds (RK)
First up in qualifying was Andrew Rees-Reynolds. The team was stuggling with the setup and couldn't seem to get a stable setting. with a poor Qualifying of 24th in group (46th overall) it was going to make getting into the A final extremely hard.
In the second Qualifying Session Lewis Bickers posted a good 12th position (27th overall) with Glenn Guest in 20th (41st overall).
Guest and Bickers were in the first Pre-Final. Bickers unfortunatly got involved in some incedents and dropped back to 25th meaning a B-Final starting was calling, while Guest remained in position 21st and would also qualify for the B final.
In the second Pre-Final, Andrew Rees-Reynolds had to use his experience of big grids and push on forward to secure an A final place. Gaining the most posistions in the pre-final he ended up 12th from a grid start of 23rd and securing a A final start.
With Karting you have the oppertunity to progress from the B final into the A final. This was for the top 4 drivers in the B-Final only!! all was to play for in a full grid of 36!
Guest really impressed. B-Finals are tough as drivers are desperate to make the A-Final, and Guest showed one of his best performances ever to secure 3rd place and a place in the A-Final. It was one of the most exciting races seen for ages and showed that Glenn Guest was not one to be pushed around! Bickers struggled and unfortunatly didn't make the A final cutoff. After showing a good result in Qualifying the team were rightly disapointed not to have Lewis in the A-Final.
The A-Final was tough for both drivers. Rees-Reynolds was stuck in battles for the 1st half of the race, and eventually got punted off the track and suffered a carb failure finishing 31st. While Guest also had a tough race but manged to make places up to finish 28th (his tires had done a very hard B-Final so were more used than those infront!).
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