Teams G3Pro & Farécla Round 5 Preview
Team G3Pro head to Dorset for Round 5
The duo are still topping the table in the championship with four podium finishes so far this season which includes three race victories from the opening four rounds. The team hope to continue this rich vein of form and get a decent result at Clay Pigeon.
Matt and Barry are returning to a track which they both know well and like to race at, another favourite for the team!
Barry said: “Last year Matt qualified well in sixth place but had a terrible start when he had a coming together with another kart which put us at the back of the grid and pretty much last place. From there, we had to fight our way forward like we did at Whilton Mill last month and this time round we need to qualify well and have a clean start and not make it difficult for ourselves, as from there we can control the race.”
Matt said: “Clay Pigeon is probably one of the best circuits in the country. Its fast, flat, flowing and has lots of high-speed overtaking opportunities. I must have raced here nearly 10 times but I have never finished higher than fourth place despite being at the front during the most recent visits. On Saturday I really hope we can do enough to put that right and challenge for a podium place.”
Highlights from an action-packed Whilton Mill Round 4 video can be view here Whilton Mill video
Team Farécla Round 4 Preview
Stewart, with Team G3Pro, last visited Clay Pigeon circuit at Round 5 of the 2014 championship where the team finished in an impressive fifth position. For those who didn’t catch that race, you can watch the highlights Clay Pigeon video. Meanwhile this will be another new circuit for driver Craig to get his teeth into and he seems to be adapting well to life in the national championship.
Team Farécla have since had a run of mechanical issues which they hope to lay to rest at the Dorset circuit. At the last race in Whilton Mill, Northampton, everything seemed to be going well during the opening stages until the kart fell victim to some small but frustrating problems which ended any podium possibilities.
For tomorrow’s race, the team’s strategy is to qualify well, with the critical point being to keep the kart in once piece which will mean avoiding kerbs and contact and keeping out of trouble in the opening laps.
With six races left to go in the championship, Stewart and Craig are desperate to improve on their current position with a good solid points haul, and have particular high hopes for the race weekend in Dorset.