More success for Robbie
KARTING - LYMPSHAM karter 12-year-old Robbie Gallier has stunned the karting world with his results in his first full season as he did again at the Clay Pigeon track.
LYMPSHAM karter 12-year-old Robbie Gallier has stunned the karting world with his results in his first full season as he did again at the Clay Pigeon track which is situated between Yeovil and Dorchester.
Robbie attended the awards ceremony where he was crowned Honda Cadet Champion of 2009. Then on the following day there was free practice in preparation for a full day's racing on Sunday.
With the race being the annual one of Turkey Trot, Robbie could go all out with no championship to think of, just winning the turkey which was presented with the awards by Colin Clark.
With limited light this time of the year there was only two heats and a final on the Sunday, Saturday saw Robbie immediately on the pace and he was the quickest Cadet all day.
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Going into Sunday with a positive approach saw him take the first 10-lap heat and win starting from fourth by 12 seconds, truly amazing considering that two of the top seeded national drivers were competing.
The second heat was a drama as Robbie set off a team member forgot to switch the fuel on and he came to a stop on the first corner, with help from a fellow competitors father Mike White, Robbie continued and only could manage to make up one place from last, he still managed fastest lap as he had done in the first heat.
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With it all to do in final due to the second heat he qualified fifth with 15 laps in cold weather nothing seemed to daunt Robbie as he was in lead before completing his first lap going on to take the win by another tremendous margin of 18 seconds. A superb result and the end of an amazing year's racing at Clay Pigeon, Robbie is off next weekend to Buckmore Park in Kent for the first round of the Winter Championship there.
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