Robbie hits top form in Kent
PUBLISHED: 10:39 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010
KARTING - ROBBIE Gallier, at just 12 years old and entering only his second full season in karting, produced the championship form he has become renowned for.
ROBBIE Gallier, at just 12 years old and entering only his second full season in karting, produced the championship form he has become renowned for.
Racing at the Buckmore track in Kent where Lewis Hamilton honed his skills, Robbie took on many of the British championship contenders he will come up against when the season starts in April.
In only his second visit to the track, he had a difficult first qualifying heat when another competitor dropped oil on the track which reduced the time he had and meant he could only qualify 10th for the second heat.
Determined to show his pace, he stormed through the pack to finish fourth and in the third heat he had a close battle with the two front runners to finish third.
Run by the Prokart Engineering team, Robbie and his team were confident he could finish on the podium.
In one of the toughest races he has had, Robbie entered the last corner three abreast. Holding the inside line, he took the win by just over a tenth of a second.
Julien, Robbie's father said: "This was one of Robbie's finest race weekends, I am so proud of him and the result. Being with Prokart Engineering made all the difference, Robbie and I are looking forward to the rest of 2010."
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