Cat­ter­mole takes a dou­ble vic­tory as he tops small F125 Open en­try at Dar­ley Moor

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - Re­sults Gary James

Reign­ing cham­pion Kirk Cat­ter­mole was in top form in the open­ing rounds of this year’s F125 Open English Cham­pi­onship at Dar­ley Moor last week­end.

After set­ting a pole po­si­tion time of 59.78s, the first ever sub one-minute lap by a 125cc Su­perkart at the venue, Cat­ter­mole went on to dom­i­nate both races. In the first out­ing he took the lead at the start and pulled away from his ri­vals to col­lect an easy win, set­ting a new lap record on the sixth lap. Jake Cow­ard had to set­tle for sec­ond place while the bat­tle for third was de­cided on the last cor­ner. Dave Robinson left his brak­ing too late and spun, gift­ing the po­si­tion to Tom Ri­ley.

In race two, Cat­ter­mole was again first away and led through­out to claim max­i­mum points. How­ever, after swap­ping tyres due to a sus­pected punc­ture in the ear­lier race he found the rear of the kart a bit loose through corners. This al­lowed the op­po­si­tion to keep him in sight for the first half of the race be­fore pulling away to win by nearly nine sec­onds. Chris Need­ham had changed his ig­ni­tion after qual­i­fy­ing and with the SGM run­ning bet­ter he scrapped with Cow­ard for sec­ond place. The ver­dict went to the for­mer GP holder by 0.29s.

Keirle claimed late Se­nior win

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