Chesterton Takes Junior Max British Championship

August 13, 2017
Larkhall, UK
Mixed / Overcast

Tyler Chesterton takes the Junior Rotax Super One British Championship title with one round still to go, such has been the consistency and dominance shown by the Coles Racing driver.

The Super One Series headed up to Larkhall, Scotland for the eighth round of the series, including the sixth round of the Junior Rotax British Championship.

Tyler Chesterton, Ben Burgess and Henry Stennett represented the Coles Racing Team, setting a strong pace throughout testing.

Official practise took place in very wet conditions as the final preparations into qualifying began.

Timed Qualifying took place in wet conditions, all drivers were unable to saw their full potential due to so many yellow flags in the short session.
Chesterton placed the highest of Coles Racing drivers in 10th position, Stennett qualified 13th and Burgess in 17th.

Heat One took place in changeable conditions as the track began to dry out, ever improving as the race went on.
Chesterton managed to climb four positions from him 10th position starting berth to bag himself 6th at the chequered flag. Burgess managed to follow Chesterton through the pack to cross the line in 8th - however a nosecone infringement demoted him to 13th in the classification. Stennett also came through the field well to bag a solid 10th place finish.

Heat two once again saw the Coles Racing trio again make progress from their starting positions. Now with the track in dry conditions, Chesterton gained five positions to bag a top 5 finish, setting the second fastest lap in the process. Stennett and Burgess endured more difficult races, being the victim of rival incidents that left them unable to make the same progress as their teammate - as they came home in 15th and 16th respectively.

The first of the finals saw Chesterton start 7th, Stennett 13th and Burgess 15th. In a hotly contested first final, Chesterton moved up to 6th in the race - right on the back of the train of karts battling for third position. Chesterton finished just on the back of them in 6th position as the train remained defensive throughout the race. Stennett finished the race in 14th position, whilst Burgess finished 17th after a difficult opening final.

The Grand Final saw Chesterton make a great start, vaulting himself into podium contention early on - moving himself into third by the eighth lap of the race and chasing down second position. Burgess made a great start up to 12th position as well, with Stennett maintaining his starting position in the early stages of the race.
Stennett was taken out of contention by a rival driver on lap 6, dropping himself down the order to the rear of the field through no fault of his own. Burgess held his own before he was run wide and lost ground like his teammate.Chesterton however managed to maintain his pace at the front, taking 2nd position on the tenth lap.
He managed to hold this position until the end of the race, capping off a strong comeback weekend - coming home with a great result. Stennett finished 16th and Burgess in 18th after their mid race incidents.

Post race, once all the points were confirmed - it was discovered that Chesterton has amassed enough points over the season so far to be untouchable at the top of the championship standings, making him the provisional Junior Rotax British Karting Champion with a round still to go!

The final round of the championship takes place at PF International on the 9-10 September. All Rotax and X30 classes that Coles Racing compete in will be in action with plenty of championship positions and podiums up for grabs for the team.

Congratulations to Tyler Chesterton on his great achievement this season, from everyone at Coles Racing.

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