Wins split as new MSA Kart series kick off at Whilton

Motor Sport News - - Rally Reports - By Chris Mccarthy

Or­gan­iser: Su­per One When: May 28/29 Where: Whilton Mill, Northants Cham­pi­onships: MSA Bri­tish Kart Cham­pi­onships

The start of the new Bri­tish Kart Cham­pi­onships at­tracted a grid of 21 karts and, with the big­gest prize in karting at stake, mis­takes in this three-round series could not be af­forded.

Dean Macdon­ald looked strong from the out­set cruis­ing to vic­tory in the first Se­nior fi­nal, but it was by no means a com­fort­able one. Af­ter prob­lems on Satur­day, Ja­cob Stilp had to start from row five but was by far quick­est on track and one more lap would have prob­a­bly seen him take vic­tory.

It was no sur­prise when Mad Croc driver Stilp, sport­ing a Jules Bianchi liv­ery, stormed away to take the sec­ond fi­nal by al­most two sec­onds. Macdon­ald did the op­po­site, go­ing back­wards to sixth.

Af­ter be­ing ex­cluded from Ju­nior qual­i­fy­ing, Kiern Jewiss had a lot of work to do but his ex­pe­ri­ence showed as he came through to start fourth in the first fi­nal. From there he took vic­tory but was kept hon­est by team-mate Johnathan Hog­gard.

The sec­ond fi­nal was a fight be­tween Jewiss and Cal­lum Brad­shaw, with the lat­ter tak­ing the lead on lap five. But as Jewiss repassed the for­mer leader, Brad­shaw fell to fifth. Up ahead Hog­gard was once again in close pur­suit of Jewiss who even­tu­ally came off at the last cor­ner. That left Hog­gard to take vic­tory.

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