Dream weekend for Robbie
KARTING - LYMPSHAM karting ace Robbie Gallier, backed by Eurocams, had a dream weekend at Clay Pigeon near Dorchester.
LYMPSHAM karting ace Robbie Gallier, backed by Eurocams, had a dream weekend, fresh from the success of winning the third round of the NKRA championship held at Forest Edge, against tough competition in the Honda Cadet class.
The 13 year old was back at his local track, Clay Pigeon near Dorchester, where he is the reigning Honda Cadet champion, stamped his authority by winning outright the Honda Cadet class in style.
Robbie was hoping to do well as visiting Clay Pigeon was a Formula One management consultant who had made the trip to see Robbie in action, with a view of being involved with Robbie in 2011.
Due to the busy schedule the team opted for attending race day only and not to participate in free practice on Saturday, making the result even more impressive, in heat one starting ninth, Gallier got to third in the seven-lap heat, the other two heats both starting from fourth and winning them both meant that he had pole for the 12-lap final, a position he held for the entire 12 laps to take the win. It was a tough race as the competition is stiff, as Clay is the track where Jenson Button started his career and is seen as a major stepping stone to a future motor sport career.
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Chris Hutchings who has worked with many up and coming drivers and is helping Robbie and his father commented: "This was a terrific weekend for Robbie with the visiting consultant at the track and other important meetings, Robbie could not have performed any better, we are trying to put a three-year deal together for Robbie to help him through next important stages and this is looking very possible and I am convinced there will be some very exciting announcements about 2011 very soon.
"Its been obvious to me from the outset that the talent is there and Robbie really wants to succeed, its now all about helping Robbie and the family through next stages of Robbie's career and to maximize every opportunity."
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Robbie is off next weekend to Rowrah in Cumbria for the second round of the British championship. Robbie is currently holding the highest placed Rookie slot and as he was unwell for the first round he feels sure he can improve on his previous result.
Support continues from; Eurocams, Mountney, Lucas Oil, Demon Tweeks, Talon, BWOC and Bespoke Mfg.