Lay­ton re­cov­ers to top Su­perkart order

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MSA Bri­tish Su­perkart Cham­pi­onship leader Jack Lay­ton ex­tended his gap at the top of the points de­spite a dif­fi­cult week­end at Snet­ter­ton.

The Parker Mo­tor­sport driver suf­fered a blown fuse in qual­i­fy­ing and had to start at the back of the 37-kart grid for the opener.

He charged through the field, break­ing the lap record in the process, and took the lead on the penul­ti­mate lap.

“That’ll do,” he said. “It was five abreast into Riches at the start of the race but I had to be care­ful and grad­u­ally picked them off.”

He then suf­fered an over­filled fuel tank in race two that was spraying petrol onto his vi­sor in the early stages mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to see prop­erly. He briefly lost the lead to James O’reilly but once the fuel level dropped he was able to re­gain the lead and pull away to se­cure his se­cond vic­tory.

He was un­able to make it a hat-trick in the fi­nal race when a throt­tle cable prob­lem forced him into re­tire­ment.

Lay­ton fought from rear

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