Accident hits Robbie's title chances
KARTING - TALENTED karter 12-year-old Robbie Gallier of Lympsham suffered a devastating blow to his chances of more championship wins.
TALENTED karter 12-year-old Robbie Gallier of Lympsham suffered a devastating blow to his chances of more championship wins.
Racing at one of his favorite tracks Dunkeswell in Devon in the penultimate round of the club championship and where young Gallier holds the lap record for the Honda Cadet class, he was involved in a horrific accident when his kart was hit from the right side and flipped over with Robbie still aboard and the other driver unable to avoid driving over him.
The accident has left Robbie with a broken left collar bone and right wrist, with these taking at least six weeks to heal he will be forced to miss some championship rounds.
Still overall 2009 has been a tremendous year for him as he won the Honda Cadet National Championship, the Camberley Winter Championship, holds three lap records, won outright 24 times 11 of those consecutively and up to the accident was leading another three championships, all in his first full year of karting and at Dunkeswell he was leading Honda Cadet in practice on Saturday and comfortably won the first heat.
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Robbie's farther Julien said: "It was just terrible seeing him there at the side of the track and obviously so sorry for him as he has worked so hard this year, I am so grateful it was not worse and there is always another year. All I and the team want is for him to make a good recovery and that will take how ever long it takes. I must thank Weston Hospital for the excellent care they took of Robbie."
Robbie is supported by; Talon, PIAA, Demon Tweeks, Lucas Oil, South West Karting and WSM Fasteners.
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