Junior karting resumes after holidays | 11 September 2019
The junior karting category resumed last Saturday after the August school holiday, but some of the competitors were still absent leaving a low entry in the SF5 class.
However, the title protagonists were all in attendance at the Champions Park Raceway, Roche Caïman, which boosted their hopes in the run-up to the finals in November.
In the Junior SF5 class, only three drivers were present and it was returnee Darrel Gabriel who was the lucky winner. There were several clashes between all three drivers in the final and the previous heats which left championship leader Dhuvil Vadhrodia losing any chance of extending his points tally after he lost a chain and dropped out in his second clash of the day with Ruben Magnan in the final and with Darrel Gabriel in the heats. The finishers, however, were only awarded half points for the low start numbers.
Vadhrodia still leads the championship with 121 points followed by Magnan on 89 and the absent Graig Laporte on 85.
Saturday’s winner, Gabriel lies sixth on the table with 25.5 points.
In the Cadet SF6 class, Enzo Lionnet took victory from Marcus Samson, with Arth Shah third, Delroy Lionnet fourth and Tamnay Ragwani fifth. Arth Shah had won both heats but was unlucky in the final when leading after the first three laps. He spun in the hairpin and was passed by the rest, but clawed his way back to take third place.
Enzo Lionnet had a terrific battle with Marcus Samson, but with his lighter weight advantage he was never going to be threatened again towards the end of the race.
Arth Shah leads the table with 121 points followed by Delroy Lionnet on 109 and Tamnay Ragwani on 87.