ROUND nine of the National Minimoto Road Racing Championship was held at Redlodge Karting in Suffolk.
James had a practise session on the Saturday but the conditions were very damp and only managed to get a couple of hours in once the track had dried.
Practise session on the Production bike, the gearing was too long and was slipping the clutch, James’ father Stephen shortened the gearing by two teeth and fitted new clutch springs. New tyres were fitted after the practise session on the GP70 and James got them scrubbed in and was looking fast.
Qualifying session on the DM looked good and the bike was pulling out of the corners very fast, at the end of the session James qualified on pole. A similar qualifying session in the GP70 class put the youngster on pole yet again.
In race one James got a good start on the DM and was briefly in second position before taking the lead on the exit of the first corner. James was pushed all the way settling in to a good rhythm, keeping a level head and finishing in first place.
For race two James got a better start and set off the line in first, again he was pushed and it wasn’t going to be an easy race, he kept his head again and came over the line in first.
Both races on the GP70 were the same, he got good starts and controlled the race. He looked very relaxed and comfortable and took both wins with a good lead.
James would like to thank sponsors NGK, YRF and EC1 Drinks, Family, Friends and Bikewise for their support.
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