Victory at Rowrah puts York in Championship Position

August 29, 2016
Rowrah, UK
Dry / Cloudy

Coles Racing driver Oliver York seized the advantage in the Rowrah Little Green Man double header event, to come out of the event within touching distance of the x30 Junior Title.

Rowrah hosted a two day event for the Little Green Man X30 UK Tour. The two rounds would be back to back - one on Saturday and one on Sunday that all count towards the championship standings.

Saturday's event saw Oliver York and Bhavmeet Singh brave the wet conditions. Both endured torrid first heats! Singh being penalised for a nosecone infringement and York registering a non-finish after just two laps.

York hit back with a 4th in his second heat, with Singh improving to a 23rd in his heat.Their final heats saw York take a strong third position, salvaging a solid starting position for the Saturday final of 15th despite a heat DNF. Singh was unable to start his last heat due to technical gremlins and was forced into the B Final.

In the B Final, Singh experienced improved pace in the difficult conditions, albeit struggling to get through the pack - as he finished 7th.

York went off the inside of the eighth row of the grid and made a blistering start, jumping to 10th position at the end of the opening lap. By half distance he had advanced up to 5th position, setting fastest laps on the way. With two laps to go, he made a decisive move to take 3rd position - which he held to the flag!

After a strong comeback in the Saturday event, York was in good form straight from the word go in Sunday's racing. After starting 2nd on the grid for his first heat, he duly took the lead and the victory to get his second day off to the perfect start.

Singh had a difficult opening heat - after starting 4th on the grid, he was muscled out by a train of karts that left him on the back foot. He regathered himself to finish the race in 20th position.

York took another victory in his second heat, this time from 18th on the grid - setting the fastest lap on the way to registered two wins from two heats so far. Singh made progress from 29th on the grid to finish in 26th despite struggling with the final bit of pace.

Singh was taken out on the opening lap of the final heat, denying him a chance to fight for an A Final position. Teammate York, starting from 26th on the grid managed to gain eighteen positions, finishing 8th at the flag and bagging himself pole position for the Final.

Singh took 5th position in the B Final, just missing out on a place in the A Final!

Going off pole position in the Final, York held the lead for the opening laps - despite constant pressure from rival Ethan Hawkey, York maintained the lead all the way to flag, registering yet another victory in the series, taking his championship position to a very encouraging lead over his rivals.

The next round of the LGM X30 UK Tour will be at Whilton Mill on the 11-12 September for the penultimate round of the championship.

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