Robbie wins first European race
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Karting ace Robbie Gallier won his first European race in Belgium.
KARTING ace Robbie Gallier was in action for the first time at the BNL Championship, which is based in Belgium and France.
The 16-year-old from Lympsham, was competing in only his second year in the championship.
Running again with the Hobzie Motorsport team with continued support from Eurocams, Robbie and the team arrived at the world famous Genk circuit in Belgium for testing.
Robbie found himself on a five-year-old chassis due to running on a limited budget. This was a handicap as every other driver at this level were on the latest karts.
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The next day was a different story, with Robbie now adapting to the different chassis and engine, and managed to qualify third of 36 for the first final and went on to take his first European win.
In the second race, Robbie avoided the many incidents and took fourth over the line in another thrilling race. With the Saturday and Sunday results combined, Robbie is just 12 points off the lead. There is an automatic place at the world finals in the USA in November for the winner.
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He is now looking forward to the next round of the championship which is at the Ostricourt track in France on May 11-12.
Support continues from Eurocams, PIAA, Talon, Monata Financial and Bespoke Manufacturing.