Tyler Chesterton Dominates at Shenington Super One

September 11, 2016
Shenington, UK
Dry / Cloudy

Tyler Chesterton took both final victories in Junior Rotax at Shenington at the Super One Series. Josh White took a pair of second place finishes, whilst Jonny Edgar dropped out of Minimax Contention.

Shenington played host to the penultimate round of the Super One British Karting Championships for the Rotax Classes.

Jonny Edgar, Clayton Ravenscroft and Ben Burgess qualified 2nd, 6th and 13th respectively on the grid - for where they would start their two heats from.

Edgar took a 4th and 3rd in his two heats to put himself third on the grid for the Pre-Final. A pair of 5th place finishes for Ravenscroft meant he would go off the inside of the third row, whilst Burgess took a solid 10th and 13th to start tenth on the grid for the Pre-Final.

The Pre-Final didn't go the way for Edgar, after being pushed down to 7th position on the third lap, he had it all to do and battled back up to 4th at the flag. Ravenscroft made a brilliant start to 2nd position before he was shoved wide at half distance, demoting him to 11th at the flag. Burgess faired well and kept out of trouble to take 9th position after a strong racelong showing.

From the beginning of the Final, the two leaders managed to build a gap to the chasing pack. Edgar had battled up to 3rd position, but with a five second deficit to the leaders, he had to be content with the podium. Burgess completed his strongest weekend of the season so far with 10th, whilst Ravenscroft ran out of luck when a nosecone penalty topped off an unlucky pair of finals for him.

Tyler Chesterton had a difficult qualifying in the wet conditions, lining up 8th fastest overall. He put in two very strong heats after fighting his way through in both to claim a 3rd and a 5th place finish - meaning he would start the Pre-Final from third on the grid.

Chesterton went with the front two in the early stages of the race, keeping tabs on proceedings before making his move on the thirteenth lap. He managed to bag the lead of the race and hold it to the end, breaking the slipstream to win by 0.8s.

Going off pole position in the Final, despite being dropped down to 5th position on the third lap, he kept his focus and managed to battle his way back into the lead of the race by lap 12 after some calculated moves to minimize the time loss while overtaking. He defended well to the flag and bagged himself a pair of final victories and a well deserved trophy for 1st position in Junior Max!

The Senior Max team of Josh White, Josh Skelton, Morgan Rose, Tom Croydon and Stephanie Le Vesconte faired well in the wet qualifying session, taking 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 14th respectively.
The results of the two heats gave Skelton pole position for the Pre-Final, with Rose taking a season best 4th on the grid. White lined up 6th on the grid after an incident in the second heat. Croydon lined up in 8th position and Le Vesconte in 14th.

Skelton surrendered the lead on the opening lap but stayed with the leading pack. Meanwhile teammate White was coming through, taking Skelton for 2nd at the end of lap two. White held on for 2nd at the flag, with Skelton 4th. Rose took 9th position after being delayed by a  mid-race battle. Le Vesconte gained three positions to finish a solid 11th, whilst Croydon fell foul of a nosecone infringement, demoting him to 14th.

White hit the front on the third lap of the Final, and was embroiled in a race with rival Josh Collings for the victory throughout the eighteen lap final, ultimately falling short by just 0.1s at the finish! Skelton was unable to replicate his early weekend form after being pushed back to 7th position in the race, before contact dislodged his nosecone and ruined his chances of a strong finish.
Rose and Croydon came home in 9th and 12th positions and Le Vesconte was classified 14th, after being knocked off the track early on and having to recover lost ground.

The team go into the final round of the championship in just two weeks time at PF International in the lead of the Rotax Max British Championship, with White aiming to seal the title to go alongside his 3rd position overall in the Rotax Euro Challege.
Jonny Edgar can no longer become the Minimax British Champion after his rival managed to build up an unassailable advantage - but he will be determined to take the Vice-Champion slot on the 23-25 September.

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