Robbie starts with a fine result

KARTING ace Robbie Gallier started the 2011 season with a spectacular result in his first race in the Clay Pigeon championship.

KARTING ace Robbie Gallier started the 2011 season with a spectacular result in his first race in the Clay Pigeon championship.

The 13-year-old from Lympsham, was only in his second race at the demanding Clay Pigeon circuit which is just east of Yeovil, in the Junior Rotax class.

With all the open practice on the Saturday being in the dry, it was no preparation for what was to face him on Sunday when the heavens opened.

Undaunted by the weather, he started fifth in the first of the three heats and after the second lap he took the lead and drove away to register victory.


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The other two heats where both subject to big accidents, Robbie did well to stay on the track after starting 11th, he got caught up in the accident dropping him to last he pushed hard and finished an amazing third.

The talented driver won praise from his new team manager Mike Kellard of CKRT who said: “That was a most outstanding drive, many drivers would have just settled to finish.”

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In the third heat, there was another big accident and was only to finish fourth.

These superb heat results netted Robbie second for the final, a position where he finished, beating the 2010 Clay Junior Rotax Champion and showing he is a real championship challenger.

Robbie and the team were delighted with the result, Robbie said: “I am so pleased to get a good result and pleased for my new team, Mike and Phil put a great kart under me, they deserve a big thank you.”

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