Robbie on top form
KARTING - BACK in action for the second time in 2010, 12-year-old Lympsham karter Robbie Gallier was in electrifying form at the Clay Pigeon Kart track near Dorchester in Dorset.
BACK in action for the second time in 2010, 12-year-old Lympsham karter Robbie Gallier was in electrifying form at the Clay Pigeon Kart track near Dorchester in Dorset, the track where Jenson Button made a name for himself in karting.
Robbie went into the weekend up for the challenge with one of the biggest grids of Honda Cadets they have seen for a long time at Clay, with many drivers visiting the track in readiness for the British championship round which will be at Clay later in the year.
Going into the Saturday free practice, the team knew it would not be easy to find the best setup as Robbie is smooth and to get heat in the tyres in the cold weather is key. With Jeff Johnson of Prokart Engineering's help they found the best setup for Robbie and in the later session he went fastest.
On Sunday's race day Robbie blasted through the pack after starting ninth. He won the first heat and from second in the second heat he again took the win. In heat three he started 10th, avoided an incident which dropped him to 14th, not daunted by this he drove in just eight laps, a tremendous race and went on to finish second.
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In pole for the 12-lap final, Robbie demonstrated what made him a multiple champion in 2009, his first full year, as he took the win never being challenged by an amazing margin of 10.86 seconds, this being the only club championship he will compete in as he is away at national championships this year.
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