Mixed fortunes for Robbie
ROBBIE Gallier of Lympsham came through a weekend of mixed fortunes, opting for the additional practice day made possible due to school holidays.
ROBBIE Gallier of Lympsham came through a weekend of mixed fortunes, opting for the additional practice day made possible due to school holidays, as he felt he needed more track time as this was just the third time he visited the Buckmore track which is Kent. With all the practice going well on Friday, Saturday was a different story as Robbie just could not match the pace he had on Friday.
Going into the Sundays race day, not over confident that he had found the best set up on the Prokart Engineering run Kart, with a few adjustments he stunned the time and on lookers by taking the fastest time and with pole position for the first race. Still not a 100% with the set up, his suspicions were proved correct as he slipped back all through the 8 lap heat to finish 5th, still ahead of the other NKRA challengers. This put Robbie 5th on the grid for the pre final, after battling up and down the order this is where he was to finish the heat and meant again he would start the pre final in 5th.
Adjustments were made as Robbie and the team were baffled by the lack of pace in the races, with gearing now changed it was hoped this would assist Robbie pull out of the corners but it was not the solution after getting up to as high as 2nd he gradually slipped back to finish again 5th. Now very frustrated the youngster was determined stop at nothing to try and maintain his hold on the NKRA Championship. Starting 5th he was not feeling overly confident, typically he was determined to salvage something from the weekend and put up a tremendous fight at one point up to 3rd momentarily in the 8th lap of 12, then on the drag up the hill he was pushed wide and slipped to 8th . Considering he was up against 28 of the best Honda Cadet drivers in the UK , the team where looking at the overall championship positions and Robbie had still managed to finish ahead of all the other National Kart Racing Association contenders to take the lead in the NKRA Southern Championship. Support continues from; Eurocams, Demon Tweeks, Mountney, Lucas Oil, Bespoke Mfg and PIAA.