Fantastic Four Podiums at Fulbeck for Coles Racing

July 10, 2016
Fulbeck, UK
Dry / Sunny

Josh White and Jonny Edgar took dominant victories, whilst JoshSkelton, Tyler Chesterton and Scott Mackrell also reached the podium at Fulbeckfor the 4th round of the Rotax & X30 Super One British Championship

The fourth round for both the Rotax Max Super One British Championship, and the X30 Super One British Championship took place at Fulbeck.

Edgar and Ravenscroft showed well from the off in Minimax, taking 3rd and 6th fastest laps in timed qualifying. Fellow driver Ben Burgess had a more difficult session qualifying in 17th place.

Heat one saw Edgar hit the front and take the first win of the day, Ravenscroft and Burgess had hard races, finishing in 10th and 14th respectively.
Heat two saw Coles Racing take a 1-2, with Edgar leading Ravenscroft over the line, with Burgess gaining 6 positions from his starting grid slot.

The results left Edgar on pole, Ravenscroft 5th and Burgess 15th on the grid for the Pre-Final.
Edgar took the win after not being headed throughout the 17 lap race. Ravenscroft battled hard to retain 5th position and Burgess came home 14th.

The final saw a duel between Edgar and Ravenscroft, as they swapped the lead on numerous occasions early on. Edgar went on to take the victory, completing a clean sweep for himself. Ravenscroft took a strong 5th with Burgess sadly not finishing.

Junior Max saw Tyler Chesterton be the teams sole representative. He was unable to get a time in during qualifying due to some on the grid technical issues, meaning he would start both his heats from the back of the field.

Chesterton was forced to retire in the first heat after getting up to 11th position. He finished the second heat in10th position, gaining 9 places from his starting grid and outlining he had the pace to come through and challenge.

The Pre-Final saw him line up 15th. Chesterton made good progress throughout the race, setting the 2nd fastest lap in progress to finish 8th.

In the final, Chesterton made a great start, thrusting him into the battle for the podium positions. By lap7 he was in P4, seeking out third place. He made his move with 2 laps to go, holding on for 3rd position and a well deserved podium.

Ethan Rees joined the team in Junior X30 at Fulbeck. After early mechanical gremlins marred his preparation, he hit back with a strong 3rd and an 8th in his heats, to line up 6th on the grid in the Pre-Final.
Sadly first lap contact eliminated Rees from the action and would have to start the final from the back of the field. Nevertheless, he staged a fightback in the final, taking 9 positions on the opening lap, eventually finishing the race in 5th position,

Senior Max saw Josh White in imperious form around the Lincolnshire race track! After taking pole position in qualifying, White went out to make the circuit his own, by winning both heats in dominant fashion to give himself the hole shot in the Pre-Final. Coles Racing teammates Josh Skelton, Morgan Rose, Stephanie Le Vesconte and Tom Croydon, would line up 3rd, 7th, 10th and 11th respectively, after all showing strong pace throughout their races, banking solid finishes.

The Pre-Final saw White keep up his powerful display, taking the win from his teammate Skelton to lead home a Coles Racing 1-2. Croydon made up strong ground to finish in 6th position, whilst Le Vesconte was unlucky with some lap 1 carnage, which saw her not finish the race.

White ended the weekend as he started it, at the head of the field after another crushing performance, completing a total clean sweep and maximum points score to boost his title aspirations. Skelton followed him home in 2nd position to supply even more silverware to the team. Rose took 6th after coming through from the back of the fiel Le Vescote salvaged 11th in a tough final, whilst Croydon's luck ran out after a difficult race dropped him to 13th at the flag.

The last race up was the X30 Senior class with Scott Mackrell representing Coles Racing. Mackerell took a consistent 6th and 7th in his heats to star the Pre-Final from 7th.

A very competitive Pre-Final made it hard for Mackrell to make progress, finishing in 8th position. In the Final though, Mackrell rediscovered the form he had exhibited at the previous rounds, as he managed to fight his way onto the podium, taking the 2nd fastest lap in the process on his way to 3rd position.

After 4 rounds of the championship, White leads the Senior Max standings, whilst Edgar and Mackrell both line up in 2nd overall in Minimax and X30 Senior respectably.

With just over half distance in the championship completed, Coles Racing are still in the hunt for 4 British Karting Championship titles in the Rotax and X30 classes.

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