Lewis Bickers and Andrew Rees-Reynolds went up to Scotland to reprosent the Global Karting Team with Mike Spencer.
Both drivers had never even seen the track before but with Mike's expert advice they both got on the pace in the dry practise day very quickly.
On the Ricard prepared motors they both posted times within 3 tenths of the fastest with neither opting for new tyres unlike those posting the fastest times! The team had to work hard on learning the set up and pace was up and down as they worked out what worked around the unique Larkhall track. They knew the weather was going to be changable on sunday so dry pace was not a priority.
Sunday was indeed very changable. A large entry meant the drivers competed in 3 out of the 5 heats. Lewis was in heat 1, 3, and 5 while Andrew was in 2,3, and 4. Heats 1 and 5 being the only dry heats meant Andrew would be getting wet all day!
Andrew made it straight into the A final for the 3rd consecutive LGM weekend despite contact in 2 of the heats whihc compromised his finishing positions a grid 16 for the A final was going to put him right in the action.
Lewis had to battle hard in the B-Final to secure his A final place.
The A Final started with a large pile up at the first haripin at the bottom of the track which involved Andrew Rees-Reynolds and 14 other karts which put an end of any forward progress. Lewis (starting from the rear of the grid) made it through and drove brilliantly in the wet conditions but was later excluded for driving offence which was clearly not his involvement.
After a very positive Saturday the team had a long drive back, and some work to do to get the karts ready for LGM round 4 at Whilton Mill. A track that the team know well and have performed well at last time they competed there in X30 (See video below).
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