Rattican and Barnard share British Cadet spoils in second Super One round at Rissington
Joshua Rattican and Taylor Barnard shared the spoils in the MSA British Cadet Championship’s second round at a bitterly cold Rissington.
Bray Kenneally and Harry Thompson traded the lead in the first final, with Rattican and Jonny Wilkinson battling behind. After Thompson had eased Kenneally to one side on the penultimate lap they clashed on the final lap, allowing Rattican to take up the lead and win.
While Wilkinson and Thompson slowed each other, Kenneally swooped round the outside for a provisional second until penalised 10s. Thompson also took a penalty but a successful appeal to the stewards put him back to third.
Rattican was hung out to dry in the second race in favour of Thompson after many karts crashed at the first corner, including Kenneally. Thompson clung on to the lead ahead of Georgi Dimitrov and Tyler Read until a sudden rain shower had Barnard at one with the conditions, catapulting himself from 21st to snatch the lead.
Alex Simmonds followed him through, while Joseph Taylor salvaged third and Thompson fifth, split by Reggie Duhy all the way from winning the repechage.
Jenson Butterfield took lightsto-flag victories in Minimax. In Junior Max’s first final Joe Turney eased clear of William Pettitt, who had overcome Jonathan Hoggard, but in the second final it was Pettitt who cleared off.
Massive battles in Senior Max resolved in favour of Harrison Thomas in the first, but he was relegated from first on the last lap of final two by Josh White.
The X30 International Qualifiers had Gordon Mutch win the first Junior final, but was pipped by Angus Fender in the second. Sam Marsh took the first senior final, then Scott Mackrell broke away to win the second.
Barnard won Cadet final two